From an email sent by his campaign:
The day democracy died? You gotta be kiddin' me, Pete! Have you ANY concept of what Democracy even IS?
Here, let me explain it to you, as you obviously missed that week in 3rd grade American History:
Americans go to the polls every two years to vote for our Congressmen and women. The ones who get the most votes win, and then the winners go to this really big building in Washington that has a round roof.The bill passed because it got more votes from people who wanted it to pass, than from the people who hate health care reform and probably wish everybody was dead except for themselves and their privileged friends.
Once they get there, they talk about issues that are important to the American people. Which is what they've been doing with health care for the last year or so. When they get to the point that they're all talked out, they take a vote on the issue.
Last night, they voted on health care reform. The bill passed by a vote of 219-212.
That is the very definition of a living and breathing "democracy", my friend.
I suspect that Peter Schiff got Karl Rove to ghostwrite his letter for him, because there's all sorts of scary phrases in it. Things like "the brink of socialism" and talking about "czars" as if we're about to install the pre-Revolutionary Russian monarchy or something!
One thing I'd bet on, and that's if the Republicans somehow were in control of the House, we'd have zero reform on the books right now. In fact, if they were in charge, the only thing you can be certain of is that we'd continue to have the 15-35% yearly increases in the cost of health care coverage.
You can bank on that!
The entire text of the email is located HERE.