Guest Post by Michael Steele, Chairman, Republican National Committee
This weekend we watched as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ran roughshod over our Democratic institutions to push through the Democrats’ radical government takeover of the American health care system. If that wasn’t arrogant enough, she tried to rewrite most elementary school civics books by devising a scheme where the House would be able to pass a bill impacting one-sixth of our economy without even voting on it.
Over the last year, it’s become clear that this Speaker will stop at nothing to force her San Francisco values on the rest of the country, including the Commonwealth of Virginia. What do you do when one individual attempts to turn our nation’s laws and democratic institutions into Swiss cheese? You fire that person.
Virginians in particular know the false hope that Barack Obama projected in the fall of 2008. Few states have experienced the Democrat-induced whiplash as harshly as Virginia. After giving its 13 electoral votes to Obama, in addition to electing a junior Democratic senator and three freshmen Democratic Congressmen, Virginia provided the Republicans a clean sweep a year later.
Time after time, when push comes to shove, Tom Perriello (D-5th), Glenn Nye (D-2nd), Gerry Connolly (D-11th), and Rick Boucher (D-9th) have stood quietly while Nancy Pelosi has employed strong-arm politics to push through her liberal agenda to the frustration of common-sense Virginians.
The time has come for Americans to speak out. If you believe that American government should be open, honest, and transparent; if you believe that individual Americans, not the federal government, are best equipped to chart the course of their own lives; if you believe that the Constitution of the United States is a rock and the firm foundation for our country, then I am asking for your help to fire Nancy Pelosi. I am asking you to pledge your support to punish her and every Democrat who joined her in this abomination and help the Republican Party take back the House on behalf of the American public.