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Angry right-wingers, pissed over the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare, are protesting with their checkbooks, contributing $4.6 million to presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the 24 hours following the court’s decision upholding the health care law‘s individual insurance mandate.
Contributions from more than 47,000 donors flooded the online donations page of Romney’s campaign web site.
Campaign spokesman Andrea Saul said the contributions continue to flow in, mostly in small donations by those angered by the Supreme Court decision.
Romney’s campaign wasted no time in sending out a fundraising email after the court’s decision was announced Thursday.
Said Romney in the email appeal:
Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when I’m president, the bad news of Obamacare will be over. Donate $10 or more to put a stop to the policies of Barack Obama and the liberal Democrats.
And many did just that.
Up until the Supreme Court decision, Romney’s campaign had trouble raising funds from small donors.
That changed when the high court issued its decision.