August 1, 2009: Both sides shift health care debate to Main Street (AP)

  • In a memo to his rank-and-file on Friday, Boehner urged Republicans to adopt “a culture of entrepreneurial insurgency,” using new media such as Twitter to connect with voters. “A flurry of surveys over the last couple of days demonstrate that the American people now oppose the Democrats’ government takeover of health care, and any time the president talks about it, they like it even less,” Boehner wrote.