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Richard Viguerie: Supreme Court Changes Tea Party 2010 Wave into Typhoon in 2012

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MANASSAS, Va., June 28, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, issued the following statement concerning the political implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare:

    "The 2010 Tea Party wave election was all about the average American's anger over the individual mandate and the oppressive big government that it represents. The Supreme Court's narrow decision upholding the individual mandate has raised that anger to a revolutionary fervor that will sweep President Obama and many other Democrats from office.

    "Democrats have now been put in the position of doubling down on the Big Brother mandates and oppressive big government policies that led to their historic defeat in the 2010 congressional elections.

    "The more Democrats defend the individual mandate, the more seats in Congress Democrats will lose.

    "It is worth noting that Obama and the Democrats lost on the heart of the mandate -- that, under the Constitution's Commerce Clause, they could force Americans to buy health insurance -- but the mandate was upheld on the issue the Democrats were trying to hide: It is a massive tax increase on the American people.

    "The 2010 Tea Party wave showed that Americans outside the Beltway have had enough of big government, big spending, and big taxes from Washington. The 63 House seats the Democrats lost in 2010 are just the beginning."

NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation) and one of the "conservatives of the century' (Washington Times). He is the author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.