DCCC Raising Money Off Joe Wilson’s “You Lie!” Outburst

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The Democratic Congressional Committee is now aiming to cash in on Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst, with a new fundraising e-mail sent out to its supporter list.

“Help us raise $100,000 in the next 48 Hours to send a message to Republicans like Congressman Joe Wilson that we will not stand for our President to be called a liar in front of the nation,” the e-mail says. “Your contribution will be immediately put to work to defeat Republican Members of Congress and support meaningful health insurance reform.”

Wilson’s Democratic opponent, Rob Miller, has already taken in $200,000 in less than 24 hours since the big moment.

Check out the full e-mail, after the jump.

Friend–

Last night as President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on the need for health insurance reform, Republican Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina actually screamed out “you lie” on the House floor in front of the full Congress and the entire nation.

Calling the President of the United States a liar in front of the nation is a new low even for House Republicans and it deserves the strongest response we can give. That’s why we’re issuing a special Rapid Response Alert.

Help us raise $100,000 in the next 48 Hours to send a message to Republicans like Congressman Joe Wilson that we will not stand for our President to be called a liar in front of the nation.

Last night President Obama called on Congress to act on health insurance reform but also to echo the words of the late Senator Ted Kennedy by showing the “character of our country.” And this is how House Republicans respond?

Republicans disrespecting President Obama and refusing to engage in meaningful debate is nothing new. They’ve been doing it all summer long. But disrespecting the President before the eyes of the nation and just at the moment when President Obama was offering his solution to the greatest challenge of our time is truly an outrage.

Help us raise $100,000 in the next 48 Hours to send a message to Republicans like Congressman Joe Wilson that we will not stand for our President to be called a liar in front of the nation. Your contribution will be immediately put to work to defeat Republican Members of Congress and support meaningful health insurance reform.

As President Obama said last night, “If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.” Help us start right now with Congressman Joe Wilson.

Thanks,

Jon Vogel
DCCC Executive Director

P.S. Calling President Obama a liar in front of the nation as Congressman Joe Wilson did last night is a new low even for House Republicans and it deserves the strongest response we can give. Help us raise $100,000 in the next 48 Hours to send a message to Republicans like Congressman Joe Wilson that we will not stand for our President to be called a liar in front of the nation.

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