Friday, November 6, 2009

This'll Happen When Your Average Supporter Age is 60

This is almost as choice as the GOP Patriot Act amendments failing because so many of the GOP congressmen who would have voted for them were out 'bagging with Bachmann.

*pause for breath*

Ahem. One of the 'baggers 'baggin' at the Capitol yesterday had a -- ahem -- heart attack and was treated by a -- ahem -- government sponsored medical team.

" More ominously, a man standing just beyond the TV cameras apparently suffered a heart attack 20 minutes after event began. Medical personnel from the Capitol physician’s office — an entity that could, quite accurately, be labeled government-run health care — rushed over, attaching electrodes to his chest and giving him oxygen and an IV drip.

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. A few members stole a glance at the stretcher.

By the end of the day, “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.”"
-- from "Government health care rescues protesters at anti-government health care rally." on ThinkProgress. Contains interior quote from Washington Post’s Dana Milbank.


I'm reminded at this time of George Carlin's line about freedom fighters -- "If crime fighters fight crime, and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?"

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