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NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY

For Immediate Release: August 06, 2009

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Statement from Florida Democratic Party Chair Thurman on the Republican Party and Allied Groups' Mob Rule

Tallahassee, FL - Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman released the following statement today:

"Throughout
the summer, we have been reaching out to Floridians to engage in an
important debate on the future our health care system. We have heard
story after story from people who are struggling to get the care they
need.

"Recently,
their thoughtful discussions are being interrupted by angry mobs - well
funded and organized by Washington special interests - attempting to
drown out the voices of the hard-working Floridians who are desperate
for health insurance reform. These groups are not concerned about
Americans' access to quality heath care, but are extreme ideologues,
only interested in 'breaking' the President and thwarting the change
Americans voted for last November.  

"In
the last three years the Republican Party has lost control of the
House, the Senate and the White House because they have offered no
ideas and no solutions. Now, these well funded right-wing groups are
following the example of the Republican Party and instead of providing
real ideas for fixing our broken health care system, they're doing
everything they can to drown out thoughtful discussion and spread
vicious and hateful lies. Their desperate behavior does nothing to help
their cause, Floridians or our country. 

"Despite
their threatening tactics, we will continue our work to give a voice to
the majority of Floridians who believe that all Americans should have
access to quality, affordable health care."

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