Tea Partiers Protesting Government Health Care Receive Government Health Care
A GOP-led tea party protest in DC Thursday portrays the participants as out-of-touch, politically ignorant, and infantile. And while they were marching around with signs and banners comparing the effort to provide health care to Hitler’s Holocaust, a number of them had to be medically treated…by government health care.
Many of the demonstrators chanted “Weasel Queen,” their pet name for the speaker of the House. Others wore masks of Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.); they were covered in fake blood and carrying dolls representing aborted fetuses, as the Grim Reaper led them in chains to hell.
In the front of the protest, a sign showed President Obama in white coat, his face painted to look like the Joker. The sign, visible to the lawmakers as they looked into the cameras, carried a plea to “Stop Obamunism.” A few steps farther was the guy holding a sign announcing “Obama takes his orders from the Rothchilds” [sic], accusing Obama of being part of a Jewish plot to introduce the antichrist.
Other signs featured slogans like “Waterboard Congress” and “A Commie is in the House.”
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was in pig heaven as la grande dame of the event.
…the best of Bachmann’s recruits were a few rows into the crowd, holding aloft a pair of 5-by-8-foot banners proclaiming “National Socialist Healthcare, Dachau, Germany, 1945.” Both banners showed close-up photographs of Holocaust victims, many of them children.
Because they couldn’t get a permit for a demonstration, this sick showing was billed as a “press conference,” even though no questions were taken. Twenty minutes into the event a man suffered a heart attack, quickly attended to by the Capitol physician’s office which delivered oxygen and an IV drip. Thank God for government health care.
This turned into an unwanted visual for the speakers, as a D.C. ambulance and firetruck, lights flashing, pulled in just behind the lawmakers. A path was made through the media section, and the patient, attended to by about 10 government medical personnel, was being wheeled away on a stretcher just as House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) stepped to the microphone. “Join us in defeating Pelosi care!” he exhorted.
By the time it was over, medics had administered government-run health care to at least five people in the crowd who were stricken as they denounced government-run health care. But Bachmann overlooked this irony as she said farewell to her recruits.
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