Michael Steele racheted up the rhetoric in a last minute email urging supporters to help defeat healthcare, calling it a "headlong rush into socialism."

Opponents only have "a few days to let House Democrats know that we will not stand for the Obama-Pelosi-Reid hijacking of our freedom and democracy so they can impose their socialist "utopia" of higher taxes, restricted access, inferior quality, and deadly inefficiency on the best health care system in the world," Steele wrote.

He urged Republicans to send "personalized e-cards" to wavering House Democrats, and, of course, donate to the RNC.

"You and the RNC are all that stand between the Democrats' scheme to take more of your hard-earned income to pay for this unsustainable, freedom destroying entitlement and an opportunity to work for real, truly bipartisan step-by-step solutions for bringing down costs and increasing coverage that the American people deserve," he said.