Romney raises over $100,000 in less than an hour after SCOTUS ruling; Update: RNC says now over $1 million

posted at 12:01 pm on June 28, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

What impact will the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare have on the presidential election?  Perhaps one measure could be seen in its immediate aftermath:

According to Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul the Supreme Court decisionupholding President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law led to a windfall for Mitt Romney. Ms. Saul told The Politicker supporters donated at least $100,000 in the 50 minutes between the immediate aftermath of the ruling, which was issued at approximately 10:10 a.m.

Mr. Romney has already vowed to repeal the ruling if he is elected and some political watchers have speculated a decision to uphold the law would be good for Mr. Romney because it will allow him to energize conservatives by pushing for repeal. The rapid flood of donations to his campaign certainly bolsters the argument the decision could help Mr. Romney fire up supporters on the right.

Romney had run on the explicit promise to repeal ObamaCare.  That certainly had fired up Tea Party activists, but they generally haven’t trusted Romney to get it done, especially given his own history on health-care mandates in Massachusetts. Daniel Halper wonders if this won’t fire them back up to fully support Romney as the only means possible to removing Obama from office:

With the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare, the issue now shifts to the elected branches of government and raises this question: Will the intense opposition dissipate or will it lead to a fervent new effort to repeal the liberal health care law? …

Will the 5-4 decision revive the Tea Party? Will Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney make Obamacare the centerpiece of his campaign against Obama? Will GOP candidates do the same?

Unless the answer to those questions is “yes,” the court’s decision may turn out to be the pivotal moment in legitimizing Obamacare, improving its public support as reflected in opinion polls, and embedding it firmly into the American health care system.

My guess, for what it’s worth, is that the anti-Obamacare movement will recover and make health care the most salient issue in the 2012 campaign. Then its fate will depend on who wins the White House.

I’d say that this decision will reinvigorate the Tea Party, which hasn’t exactly retired anyway — but that the most salient issues in the 2012 campaign will still be the economy and jobs.  However, for Tea Party activists who had hoped for a better outcome from the Supreme Court, this will be the most catalyzing issue.

National Journal’s Ron Fournier believes that John Roberts might have done Mitt Romney another favor, too:

Got good news and bad news for you, Mr. President. The good news is that Chief Justice John Roberts just saved your legacy and, perhaps, your presidency by writing for the Supreme Court majority to rule health care reform constitutional.

Bad news is he declared you a tax-raiser.

That is a point that has already been sold among the Tea Party activists, but it might be new to most other voters.  Obama and Democrats in Congress repeatedly denied that the ObamaCare mandate was a tax, but now it’s clear that the only basis for its legitimacy is as a tax — the biggest tax ever imposed on American citizens, amounting to $1.7 trillion over the first decade, according to the CBO.  That point will resonate in the center and among those who don’t immerse themselves as deeply in politics, especially since it violates Obama’s tax pledge of 2008:

The Supreme Court’s move to uphold Obamacare’s health-care mandate as a tax means that President Barack Obama’s far-reaching law massively violates his 2008 campaign-trail pledge to not raise taxes on middle-class and poor Americans.

“I can make a firm pledge – under my plan, no family making less that $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase,” he said in a September 2008 campaign speech in New Hampshire.

Prior to Obamacare’s passage in 2010, Obama denied it was a tax. In September 2009, Obama told ABC News that the law “is absolutely not a tax increase.”

The court’s conversion of the law into a huge tax may also boost the GOP’s ability to persuade voters to back GOP candidates in 2012. The Obamacare tax may amount to $1.7 trillion over a decade, according to a Congressional Budget Office projection.

Republican analysts have long assumed that a Supreme Court ruling that upholds ObamaCare would be bad news overall for Barack Obama.  We’ll see, but so far, it’s good news for Mitt Romney.

Update, 1:28 ET: The RNC’s communication team now says the combined Romney and RNC Victory funds have raised over $1 million since the court’s decision.


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Well, I just made a donation to Romney. It may not be my last either.

JennM111 on June 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Thank you, SCOTUS.

This Obamacare ruling fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened! Thank God.

This proves to be such an unsettling time in America as we undergo the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama promised he would do to us if elected. Obamacare was dealt in deception and confusion by flooding the public with an overwhelming amount of conflicting “rationale” via thousands of pages of unread legislative detail, which is the radical left’s M.O. Obama promised the American people this wasn’t a tax and that he’d never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. We now see that this is the largest tax increase in history.

It will slam every business owner and every one of the 50% of Americans who currently pay their taxes. The other 50% are being deceived if they think they’re going to get a free ride – because Medicaid is broke. Recipients of Obama’s “free health care” will have fewer choices and less accessibility. Trust me – this much more expensive health care WILL be rationed; to claim otherwise defies all economic and common sense.

We will not retreat on this. A newly elected legislative branch is key to defending our Republic and fundamentally restoring all that is good in America.

SCOTUS now rules this is a tax? Well, Congress has the ability to create taxes – and also has the ability to rescind them. Upon their return from the July recess, Congress should act immediately to repeal this terrible new tax on the American people, and indeed they must repeal all of Obamacare.

This is the most brazen and sweeping new tax and government overreach imposed on us. We the People did not ask for this tax, we do not want this tax, and we can’t afford this tax. This is not an answer to America’s health care challenges.

It’s time, again, for patriotic Americans to rise up to protest this obvious infringement on our economic and personal freedom. November is just around the corner. Today, the Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. In November, We the People will issue ours.

- Sarah Palin

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

FACT: The only chance we now have to repeal obamacare is that ROmney has to be elected to sign the repeal bill!

DOnate to Mitt today! Write letters, knock on doors, make phone calls!

If you call yourself a conservative, if you hate obamacare, fast and furious, throwing Israel under the bus, spending $5 T in 3 years, not enforcing federal laws, suing Arizona, raiding Gibson guitars it’s time to man up and prove it!!

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

FuzzyLogic on June 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

The thing I like most about your post (other than that it agrees with mine) is that you call him TR. He did not like the nickname “Teddy” at all.

HTL on June 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Obama won’t sign a repeal bill. Romney will. That is all that matters.

txmomof6 on June 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Not only do we need to repeal Obamacare, we need to amend the constitution, prohibiting the government from forcing citizens to purchase goods & services.

playsalieri on June 28, 2012 at 1:07 PM

No, we need to amend the Constitution to prohibit the government from taxing citizens for not purchasing goods and services.

sadarj on June 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM
How much asbestos did you eat?

Rusty Allen on June 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I’d give hourly if they took paypal

Bensonofben on June 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

WWBD?

War. – Andrew Breitbart

thebrokenrattle on June 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Update, 1:28 ET: The RNC’s communication team now says the combined Romney and RNC Victory funds have raised over $1 million since the court’s decision.

One meeeeelyon dollars

Bitter Clinger on June 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Liking DailyCaller’s headline right now – Obamacare Becomes Obamatax.

There’s a bumper sticker in there somewhere.

tdpwells on June 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

FloatingRock on June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM
How much asbestos did you eat?

Rusty Allen on June 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I think he suffers from mesothelioma of the brain…it’s rare, but ihe is this troll is the living proof :)…

jimver on June 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Just curious….remember in grade school when someone made a pest of themselves we were told to just ignore them. Maybe that would work here, too, with some of these little trolls.

Paddington on June 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I think a better way to deal with trolls is to hold up a mirror in front of them in some way or another, and pressure them to explain themselves – it gets them to think, and works to prevent future outbursts…

Bizarro No. 1 on June 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Would McCain still have been worse?

Anyone considering 3rd party is a fool.

V7_Sport on June 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

REPEAL OBAMATAX! REPEAL OBAMATAX! REPEAL OBAMATAX!

Oracleforhire on June 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

The more I think about it I wonder if Roberts didn’t do us all a favor.

kim roy

No, he didn’t do us any favors. Anyone arguing otherwise is grasping at straws.

xblade on June 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Andrea Saul ‏@andreamsaul

$1.5 million, 13,500+ donations for ‪#FullRepeal‬ ‪#Mitt2012

Are those dismissing the $100k still dismissing this?

strictnein on June 28, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Would McCain still have been worse?

Anyone considering 3rd party is a fool.

V7_Sport on June 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Yah, shame on them for even THINKING about voting for another party besides a bunch of spineless RINOs who lead their corn-fed rube constituents around like trained dogs, and haven’t managed to stop the Demoncrats worth jack…

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

The more I think about it I wonder if Roberts didn’t do us all a favor.

kim roy

No, he didn’t do us any favors. Anyone arguing otherwise is grasping at straws.

xblade on June 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Oh, I don’t know about that. I’m seeing a lot of angry people getting their torches and pitchforks tuned up. Might be the kick in the ass a lot of complacent people were needing.

We’ll just have to revisit this in November.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I just donated the max amount to the Romney Campaign, $2500.

What are you going to do to defeat Obama and his monstrous “healthcare” law?

jawbone on June 28, 2012 at 2:43 PM

haven’t managed to stop the Demoncrats worth jack…

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Yeah it’s unfortunate that Card Check and Cap and Trade are now law. Oh, wait…

strictnein on June 28, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Yah, shame on them for even THINKING about voting for another party besides a bunch of spineless RINOs who lead their corn-fed rube constituents around like trained dogs, and haven’t managed to stop the Demoncrats worth jack…

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

And that’s why we either need to clean out the GOP or get **VIABLE** third party going. Third party at this point in time is not viable.

Romney has stated that he will repeat Obamacare. If a bill is set in front of him he will sign it. It will not get signed with Obama in office.

Would you rather have part of that ham sandwich or are you going to throw the whole thing out because you don’t like who made it?

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Am I the only one who finds an energized base and a slap on the commerce clause cold comfort today? I hate you, John Roberts.

idalily on June 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I already donated the max $2500 in one fell swoop the day after the California Primary was over so I can’t donate to Mitt Romney’s campaign directly — but I literally just donated another $250 to the Romney Victory Fund, the joint fundraising committee with the Republican National Committee. There is no limit there for donations by individuals.

Plan A has always been to evict Barack Hussein Obama from the White House and evict enough Democrats from both Houses in order to accomplish and ensure a full repeal of Obamacare — and that is still Plan A. It has always been Plan A. Plan B was the SCOTUS opportunity to at least eliminate the Government Mandate.

So, Plan A is still in full force and affect — and of course would have been still even if minimum option Plan B had been successfully rendered in America’s favor. Anything and everything The People can do to help realize Plan A’s full potential and success should be done right now. Only 4 more months left to go. Time is very short. Just Do It!

FlatFoot on June 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Just donated another $10 online a few minutes ago. I have given several hundred over the last year. The choice is before us starkly-

either we win in November or we live with the results before us now!

AirForceCane on June 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Yah, shame on them for even THINKING about voting for another party besides a bunch of spineless RINOs who lead their corn-fed rube constituents around like trained dogs, and haven’t managed to stop the Demoncrats worth jack…

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM | Delete | Delete and Ban

Yeah, let’s throw more money at a millionaire who’s about as reliable as an etcha sketch and a weather vane. That’s a real grabber…we’ll never learn. The choice between 2 democrats – depressing. The republican democrat is our only salvation? God help us!

mozalf on June 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

What are you going to do to defeat Obama and his monstrous “healthcare” law?

jawbone on June 28, 2012 at 2:43 PM

I just donated too. Going to get Romney signs for our cars and yard, maybe sign up to volunteer in our area. Definitely going to attend the upcoming Tea Parties. And, of course, crawl over broken glass to vote in November.

I rue the day we let this liar-in-chief in office. Well, not “we”–liberals and all the suckers who were fooled by his smooth talk and lyin’ lips.

Grace_is_sufficient on June 28, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Yeah, let’s throw more money at a millionaire who’s about as reliable as an etcha sketch and a weather vane. That’s a real grabber…we’ll never learn. The choice between 2 democrats – depressing. The republican democrat is our only salvation? God help us!

mozalf on June 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

This is incredibly unproductive. I have no reason to believe that Romney didn’t mean it today when he said he would begin repealing ObamaTax on day one of his presidency.

And right now, what is our alternative?

Primaries are for purity in voting. The general election is about voting strategically. If we don’t get Romney, we get Obama. Now maybe you can tell me which is worse.

Grace_is_sufficient on June 28, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Yeah, let’s throw more money at a millionaire who’s about as reliable as an etcha sketch and a weather vane. That’s a real grabber…we’ll never learn. The choice between 2 democrats – depressing. The republican democrat is our only salvation? God help us!

mozalf on June 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

ABO. And anyone who doesn’t vote for Romney is directly responsible for the damage a second Obama term does to the country.

obladioblada on June 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I just donated. I was lukewarm on Romney 3 months ago; not any more.

Fish on June 28, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Oh, I don’t know about that. I’m seeing a lot of angry people getting their torches and pitchforks tuned up. Might be the kick in the ass a lot of complacent people were needing.

We’ll just have to revisit this in November.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I don’t think it will take that long!

I believe the Left was delivered a Trojan Horse by the ruling/Roberts, and I expect things to be very interesting between now and November! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 28, 2012 at 3:02 PM

A ‘couple of Franklins for Romney, now on to Senate candidates.

To paraphrase: “I want the mandate dead! I want the exchanges dead!I want ObamaCare burned to the ground! I want to go there in the middle of the night and p**s on its ashes!”

ConservativeLA on June 28, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Yeah, let’s throw more money at a millionaire who’s about as reliable as an etcha sketch and a weather vane. That’s a real grabber…we’ll never learn. The choice between 2 democrats – depressing. The republican democrat is our only salvation? God help us!

mozalf on June 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

This is incredibly unproductive. I have no reason to believe that Romney didn’t mean it today when he said he would begin repealing ObamaTax on day one of his presidency.

And right now, what is our alternative?

Primaries are for purity in voting. The general election is about voting strategically. If we don’t get Romney, we get Obama. Now maybe you can tell me which is worse.

Grace_is_sufficient on June 28, 2012 at 2:57 PM

+100

Exactly this. There is no other option. It’s either Mitt Romney or Barrack Obama and Mitt has repeatedly said he’d repeal it.

If you want it repealed, you have but one chance to do it. Elect Mitt Romney. That is not only our best choice, it’s our only choice. All this mamby pamby whining about Mitt is for losers.

Get in line and vote for Mitt or shut the hell up about the mandate and Obama. Seriously.

Fish on June 28, 2012 at 3:05 PM

So that’s what he said .

taternuggets on June 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I don’t think it will take that long!

I believe the Left was delivered a Trojan Horse by the ruling/Roberts, and I expect things to be very interesting between now and November! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on June 28, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I don’t either. Can already see it with the people who have stated they’ve donated to Romney or the down ticket candidates that were perhaps not going to.

Now whether that was the intent from Roberts or whatever the rationale for the ruling, there’s no point in rending garments. It’s done. What we do about it is the only issue.

Nothing has changed. If anything, it brings clarity to the main objective: ABO.

Biz, buy lots of popcorn. ;)

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Just donated $1000. Liked his response.Repeal on Day 1.

Have to get Senate over 60 Rs however, or libtards will filibuster repeal

txdoc on June 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Yah, shame on them for even THINKING about voting for another party besides a bunch of spineless RINOs who lead their corn-fed rube constituents around like trained dogs, and haven’t managed to stop the Demoncrats worth jack…

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

That’s why you fight in the primary for the most conseratives members and then support the nominee in the general.

McLame may be the worst GOP nominee in history but he would not have signed Maobamacare!

LevinFan on June 28, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Lotsa Libertarian and ‘crat trolls out today.

Libertarians: The system is 2-party. This isn’t Great Britain. Third party runs, no matter how zealously you support them, just draw support from one of the 2 parties. The libertarian candidate will never win. A vote for Gary Johnson (or whoever) is thrown away.

Bouncing Beatnik on June 28, 2012 at 3:14 PM

(Sarah Palin’s response to the SCOTUS ruling …)

Thank you, SCOTUS. This Obamacare ruling fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened! Thank God.

This proves to be such an unsettling time in America as we undergo the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama promised he would do to us if elected. Obamacare was dealt in deception and confusion by flooding the public with an overwhelming amount of conflicting “rationale” via thousands of pages of unread legislative detail, which is the radical left’s M.O. Obama promised the American people this wasn’t a tax and that he’d never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. We now see that this is the largest tax increase in history. It will slam every business owner and every one of the 50% of Americans who currently pay their taxes. The other 50% are being deceived if they think they’re going to get a free ride – because Medicaid is broke. Recipients of Obama’s “free health care” will have fewer choices and less accessibility. Trust me – this much more expensive health care WILL be rationed; to claim otherwise defies all economic and common sense.

We will not retreat on this. A newly elected legislative branch is key to defending our Republic and fundamentally restoring all that is good in America.

SCOTUS now rules this is a tax? Well, Congress has the ability to create taxes – and also has the ability to rescind them. Upon their return from the July recess, Congress should act immediately to repeal this terrible new tax on the American people, and indeed they must repeal all of Obamacare. This is the most brazen and sweeping new tax and government overreach imposed on us. We the People did not ask for this tax, we do not want this tax, and we can’t afford this tax. This is not an answer to America’s health care challenges.

It’s time, again, for patriotic Americans to rise up to protest this obvious infringement on our economic and personal freedom. November is just around the corner. Today, the Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. In November, We the People will issue ours.

- Sarah Palin

Pork-Chop on June 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM

As much as I’ve given up on the GOP since 2008. I busted out my wallet today.

p0s3r on June 28, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Any new updates on today’s haul?

Fallon on June 28, 2012 at 3:19 PM

The stakes are too high. A million is no good. Now like never before we have the driving force to raise more $ than ever.

A billion $ or bust! Raise a billion $ by the first of August. The billion $ challenge, for the RNC, Romney, PACS, all groups in total.

Make it our battle cry. A billion $ or bust! It’s time to strap our boots on… we are soldiers.

anotherJoe on June 28, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Just donated. Had enough.

landowner on June 28, 2012 at 3:24 PM

My second donation to Romney is on its way, and it is not part of that $1 million.

GaltBlvnAtty on June 28, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Am I the only one who finds an energized base and a slap on the commerce clause cold comfort today? I hate you, John Roberts.

idalily on June 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM | Delete

idalily, remember that revenge is a dish best served cold.

itsspideyman on June 28, 2012 at 3:42 PM

enough of the rah rah rah bs. we lost. we will continue to lose. pay up and shut up.

i’m buying a pitching wedge today. screw the rnc.

renalin on June 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Pork-Chop on June 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM

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still no mention of romney. good for her.

renalin on June 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Have to get Senate over 60 Rs however, or libtards will filibuster repeal

txdoc on June 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I don’t think a repeal of a budget reconciliation can be filibustered. That’s why the Dems used it – Brown had taken MA by then, and they couldn’t get to 60.

Jim DeMint objected to unanimous consent for a conference committee bill (which also cannot be filibustered but needs unanimous consent), so BR was the only way to go.

One GOP president. 218 House GOP, 51 GOP Senators (in a pinch, 50 plus the VP).

Wethal on June 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Groovy, the other resident idiot makes an appearance.

JPeterman on June 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Typical Marxist/Facist reaction.

You have no facts isolate and attack.

Go to the DNC and try that.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 3:55 PM

lets face it. even romneys most ardent supporters know he doesn’t have the moral fiber to overturn obamacare.

now romney can play the play game come november, and wash his hands like pontius pilate.

renalin on June 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM

lets face it. even romneys most ardent supporters know he doesn’t have the moral fiber to overturn obamacare.

now romney can play the play game come november, and wash his hands like pontius pilate.

renalin on June 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I’m not one of Romney’s most ardent supporters and I know he has the moral fiber to overturn Obamacare. So you’re wrong. So there.

alchemist19 on June 28, 2012 at 3:57 PM

I don’t think a repeal of a budget reconciliation can be filibustered. That’s why the Dems used it – Brown had taken MA by then, and they couldn’t get to 60.

supreme court says its a tax and tax bills 51 votes

gerrym51 on June 28, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Exactly this. There is no other option. It’s either Mitt Romney or Barrack Obama and Mitt has repeatedly said he’d repeal it.

If you want it repealed, you have but one chance to do it. Elect Mitt Romney. That is not only our best choice, it’s our only choice. All this mamby pamby whining about Mitt is for losers.

Get in line and vote for Mitt or shut the hell up about the mandate and Obama. Seriously.

Fish on June 28, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Excuse me.

Since when do you have the right to tell others how to vote?

The Republican Party is about going back to the Constitution.

Obviously Mitt detest the Constitution. He did not obey the Mass Constitution he will not obey the US one either.

Once again let me make this clear.

In 2002 Mitt Romney said he was a Democrat and repudiated the Republican Party along with his wife. Mitt is a Democrat. I will not ever vote for a Democrat.

Dictatorships give you a choice of two members of the same party. Is that what we have here now.

Romney says Assure Access to all for Health Care.
Obama says it in exactly the same words even.

In 2010 we sent a clear message if you are for Obama Care we will not vote for you.

Mitt Romney we will not vote for you. You are a %&^* Democrat.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Never donated money to a candidate before today. You’re welcome, Mitt. See what a little Supreme Court action can do? (And yes, I’ll be volunteering too.)

Pope Linus on June 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM

In the immortal words of Popeye, “That’s all I can stand, I can’t stands no more.” Mitt, you’re not the army I want but you’re the only army I’ve got. First donation is on the way.

alchemist19 on June 28, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 4:04 PM

I know you’re talking, but all I’m getting is clicking sounds.

taternuggets on June 28, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Mitt Romney we will not vote for you. You are a %&^* Democrat.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 4:04 PM | Delete

How much do you earn working for the DNC, Steveangell?

Bouncing Beatnik on June 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM

My local Republican office says there’s about a two week wait for Romney yard signs- said they’de had over 200 calls for them just today. I gave 50 earlier today and hope to be able to do it again next week.

BettyRuth on June 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM

OT: looks like the Holder vote is about to take place.
Of course the CBC says they’ll walk out.
Sigh.

pambi on June 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM

NOW MORE THAN EVER….NO MITT NO OBAMA 2012!

JINDAL/WEST 2012….because America deserves to be saved!

Pragmatic on June 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Whoa !! Almost all Dems exiting from the Holder vote.

pambi on June 28, 2012 at 4:36 PM

this is the gist of emails I sent to my US senators today.

As you know, today marks a moment in History when the SCOTUS upheld Obamacare. Since Chief Justice Roberts classified it as a tax, the Democrats now solely own the largest tax increase and burden in history. I Implore upon you to reiterate this at every opportunity, and to inquire(and also pass the information to others and our candidates) about the validity of the so-called ‘waivers’ that the Obama Administration and the HHS has been handing out willy-nilly, and if they are now illegal – since they are now giving their cronies a tax break of this law.

I stand ready to fire Obama and his administration come November.

Sincerely,
xxxx

theflyonthewall on June 28, 2012 at 4:37 PM

How much do you earn working for the DNC, Steveangell?

Bouncing Beatnik on June 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM

How much does Romney pay you.

Sure Obama pays people to demean him and all Democrats.

Check your meds. \s

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 4:38 PM

My emotions are all over the place today.

Disbelief, disgust, fear, anger–then back to being determined and hopeful.

Saw so many comments today from people who said they have never donated to a campaign before today, or never donated to Romney until today.

It’s time for us to finish what we started in Nov 2010.
We can do it.

bailey24 on June 28, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Just donated. Had enough.

This^^

eyedoc on June 28, 2012 at 4:48 PM

NOW MORE THAN EVER….NO MITT NO OBAMA 2012!

JINDAL/WEST 2012….because America deserves to be saved!

Pragmatic on June 28, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Neither of them are running, it’s Romney or Obama. If you aren’t supporting Romney you are supporting Obama.

V7_Sport on June 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Mitt Romney we will not vote for you. You are a %&^* Democrat.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 4:04 PM | Delete

The choice is Romney or Obama. How can you not get that?

V7_Sport on June 28, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Andrea Saul‏@andreamsaul

Just crossed $2 million in donations & 20,000+ donors for #FullRepeal of Obamacare. #Mitt2012

sentinelrules on June 28, 2012 at 4:57 PM

The choice is Romney or Obama. How can you not get that?

V7_Sport on June 28, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Because he suffers from a lack of intellectual aptitude?

alchemist19 on June 28, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I just gave a little. First time donating to a politician. It actually felt good.

Howcome on June 28, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Bottom line, I am reiterating what has already been said….
Government NEVER reliquishes power. This thing will continue to exist in one form or another. We are sunk. I am afraid for my kids and all future generations.

One local talk show host here in Rochester NY was hot on this today. He made the very valid point that with the medicaid/state ruling, that states like NY are going to become even BIGGER magnets for welfare collectors. We are already overwhelmed. I have to find another state to live in.

redlucy on June 28, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I don’t think a repeal of a budget reconciliation can be filibustered. That’s why the Dems used it – Brown had taken MA by then, and they couldn’t get to 60.

Jim DeMint objected to unanimous consent for a conference committee bill (which also cannot be filibustered but needs unanimous consent), so BR was the only way to go.

One GOP president. 218 House GOP, 51 GOP Senators (in a pinch, 50 plus the VP).

Wethal on June 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM

This is correct. The Dems threw the traditional rules out the window to cheat to get this through, along with their lie that the mandate was not a tax. Now the GOP can use the SAME reasoning to repeal it in January when the Dems are kicked to the curb.

Since I have started a new insurance agency and must use my liquid resources to fund my new business, I CAN volunteer my time. I called the local GOP today and volunteered. I am going to talk to their chief strategist next week and explain to him various different marketing plans they need to put in place to ensure they win GOTV. So far they seem to just be in a holding pattern here this summer. But they win the elections over here in this side of the state.

karenhasfreedom on June 28, 2012 at 5:18 PM

our ancestors could leave their country and escape to America. Where can we escape to? Where in this world can one find freedom and opportunity? I don’t see it. There is no place to hide.

Kaffa on June 28, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Pork-Chop on June 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM

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still no mention of romney. good for her.

renalin on June 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM

She’s been working the down ticket angle since the beginning. Smart lady.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Mitt Romney we will not vote for you. You are a %&^* Democrat.

Steveangell on June 28, 2012 at 4:04 PM | Delete

The choice is Romney or Obama. How can you not get that?

V7_Sport on June 28, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Some people are slow learners without a nose as it has been cut off to spite their faces.

kim roy on June 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Just donated for the third time to Romney. His is the only campaign that would actually be worth giving wedding and birthday money to so that Barry may finally be kicked to the healthcare curb. It’s galling that he’ll be entitled to a Presidential pension for the rest of his obnoxious little life.

Slainte on June 28, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Just tried donating online but Romney’s website doesn’t allow for APO addresses (I’m military stationed overseas) and I can’t use my home of record because it doesn’t match the billing address…ugh. I sent the campaign an email asking why there was no APO option. Guess I’ll have to mail the check in. So much for instant gratification.

Kevin71 on June 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

still no mention of romney. good for her.

renalin on June 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM

No, not good for her. If she’s not intending on supporting Mitt, she can keep her opinions about everything else to herself.

changer1701 on June 28, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Mittness and the GOP will screw us all. Heck, they’re already screwing us with the transportation bill.

That said, I’m glad to see so many energized for November. We’ll see in a couple of weeks if the anger holds. If it does, it’ll portend a runaway election for Mittness and hence my qualms about voting 3rd party are soothed.

I’ll be happy to see Mittness win with a mandate from the GOP and the 3rd party. The greater the 3rd party tally, the greater the clout we conservatives have over Mittness. But I’m still not persuaded to send one dime to him as I need to spend them on the congressional troops.

AH_C on June 28, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Have to get Senate over 60 Rs however, or libtards will filibuster repeal

txdoc on June 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I thought the same thing before this wholly unexpected turn of events and destruction of the US Constitution by SCOTUS. But looking at how SCOTUS destroyed the Constitution provided me with a glimmer of hope.

US Senate filibuster rules basically say you need those 60 votes. But budgetary items are not permitted to be filibustered. That’s the key here. The filibuster cannot be used on the budget. And the United States Supreme Court ruled ObamaCare a tax to get around the Commerce Clause. That means ObamaCare is a Budget Item. Simple majority, provided we get DeMint as Senate Majority Leader.

John Hitchcock on June 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Mittness and the GOP will screw us all. Heck, they’re already screwing us with the transportation bill.

I am thinking that as well. I am voting for ole Mitt.. All along my objection to him has been though that he can not hit Obama hard on Obamacare because he is the frickin godfather of the law.. I was told that it wouldn’t matter because SCOTUS would take care of the matter. Guess what? Didn’t happen..

melle1228 on June 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Add me to the list.

I’m still so pissed about this I could spit.

gophergirl on June 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM

US Senate filibuster rules basically say you need those 60 votes. But budgetary items are not permitted to be filibustered. That’s the key here. The filibuster cannot be used on the budget. And the United States Supreme Court ruled ObamaCare a tax to get around the Commerce Clause. That means ObamaCare is a Budget Item. Simple majority, provided we get DeMint as Senate Majority Leader.

this is correct

gerrym51 on June 28, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I just made a post on this over on the DailyPaul.

http://www.dailypaul.com/242408/mandate-ruling-just-won-romney-presidency

I even had a tinge to vote for Romney over this, though I never will. But if I had a tinge, most people will. My formerly democratic, unionized mother and father today were so mad about this health care crap. They might hate it more than me.

They’re largely life-long Democrats. But I still have my major reservations with Romney and could not in good conscience vote for him without further changes with respect to congressionally declaring wars.

fatlibertarianinokc on June 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

But I still have my major reservations with Romney and could not in good conscience vote for him without further changes with respect to congressionally declaring wars.

fatlibertarianinokc on June 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Who cares about declaring wars when we have all deference to the King by the other, so-called, branches of government.

Vince on June 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Just donated $1000. Liked his response.Repeal on Day 1.

Have to get Senate over 60 Rs however, or libtards will filibuster repeal

txdoc on June 28, 2012

Nope. Haven’t you heard? The mandate is ruled a tax. Repealing a tax can’t be filibustered.

JonPrichard on June 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM

If the mandate is a tax, does that mean the entire law is a tax? If the mandate is a tax, is it legal for HHS Secretary and personal friend to 3rd trimester abortion provider George Tiller, Kathleen Sebelius, to grant a waiver for a federal tax? If not, isn’t there an entire state that got a waiver (I think Maine), and does that mean a state that did NOT get a waiver have standing to sue?

cptacek on June 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Romney’s now raised 2.8 million since the ruling per Guy Benson.

midgeorgian on June 28, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I donated at noon today.

claudius on June 28, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I am donating right now.

John Roberts single-handily made this arguably the most election in U.S. history and for the sake of America, Mitt Romney cannot lose.

milcus on June 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

It doesn’t matter. Obama will make an executive order installing himself as dictator for life and the de-balled Repubicans and “conservative” justice Roberts will let it happen.

Decoski on June 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Kevin71
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Thanks for being so determined to get that donation to Romney, but most of all thank you for your service. Stay safe.

bailey24 on June 28, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Peter Schiff absolutely destroys the ruling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNCyEC9r_mk&feature=g-all-u

fatlibertarianinokc on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

fatlibertarianinokc on June 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

I want Schiff to run for President someday, should our nation still exist.

Decoski on June 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I just kicked in some more for Romney.

crosspatch on June 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I just kicked in some more for Romney.

crosspatch on June 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Can’t believe I’m going to donate to Romney… but I will.

And to the GOP Senate campaign.

mankai on June 28, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Mitt now up to 3.2 million!

midgeorgian on June 28, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Where are you guys getting the numbers?

cptacek on June 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Nope. Haven’t you heard? The mandate is ruled a tax. Repealing a tax can’t be filibustered.

a tax needs 51 votes

gerrym51 on June 28, 2012 at 10:43 PM

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