Liberals blast Dems who voted to delay ObamaCare mandate

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MoveOn members have gained nearly 7,000 signatures against Dems who supported the delay in opposition to President Obama.

In one petition, author Judith Dias slammed Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) for his vote, stating that she and her husband are "counting on being insured under the Affordable Care Act." 

"We didn't vote for you so that you could cave in to the extremists who are now holding our government hostage," Dias wrote.

"You need to stand strong and make sure that ObamaCare is implemented. No delays, no changes. That's why you were elected, and that's why Obama was elected, both terms. Stop the craziness and vote to continue implementing ObamaCare in its entirety.”

Other members targeted for their votes include Reps. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Julia BrownleyJulia Andrews BrownleyWorst engineering failure in U.S. history made us safer GOP leaders prevent votes to ban federal spending at Trump businesses Dem whip asks Ryan to allow floor votes on DACA this week MORE (D-Calif.), Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.), Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.), Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickHouse Dems highlight promising new candidates Vulnerable House incumbents build up war chests Cook Political Report shifts 11 House races towards Democrats MORE (D-Ariz.), Bill Enyart (D-Ill.), Bill Owens (D-N.Y.), Cheri BustosCheri BustosHoyer heads to the heartland on a ‘listening tour’ Dem bill aims to protect threatened pensions Top Dem: Trump will win again if Dems are too liberal MORE (D-Ill.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).

The GOP held a vote to delay the individual mandate after the Obama administration announced that it would not require larger employers to offer health insurance until 2015, one year later than originally planned.

Republicans argued individuals deserve one year of relief from the requirement to carry health insurance since larger employers were given flexibility under their own mandate.

The bill to delay the individual mandate passed 251-174 on July 17, with 22 Democrats voting yes.

Dems who opposed the measure said it would seriously raise healthcare premiums and imperil the Affordable Care Act.