Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET
Republicans promised to make the health care legislation a campaign issue in the upcoming midterm elections, and they wasted no time making good on their word.
In the wake of the Democrats' historic health care vote Sunday night, the Republican National Committee launched a "money bomb" to "fire Nancy Pelosi." The 40-hour online fundraising effort aims to raise just over $400,000 to help the GOP win 40 House seats and reclaim the majority.
"In defiance of the will of the American people, Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat cronies have authorized a government takeover of your health care," RNC Chairman Michael Steele wrote in an e-mail to supporters announcing the money bomb. "Nancy Pelosi has gone too far."
If Republicans were to take over the House, Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) would become speaker, an idea he alreadyUpdate: Twelve hours after the "Fire Nancy Pelosi" campaign began, the RNC raised more than $500,000. .
"The bottom line is whether you're from a blue state, red state or purple, the American people are visiting firenancypelosi.com in droves because they are furious that Speaker Nancy Pelosi muscled through a government-run health care experiment that the American people clearly did not want," Steele said in a statement.