Irony on steroids at teabaggers’ rally

Shorter teabaggers:  “Pay no attention to the man on the stretcher who just had a heart attack and whose life was saved by government-run health care!”:

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.

Death Panels!  Obamacare!  Nazi!  Also.

40 Responses to “Irony on steroids at teabaggers’ rally”


  1. 1 Bleatmop Friday, November 6, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    “Death Panels! Obamacare! Nazi! Also.”

    You could add Socialist! Communist! amongst others I’m sure.

  2. 2 JJ Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 8:11 am

    “Maoist” seems to be the new teabagger buzzword 🙄

  3. 3 J. A. Baker Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 9:27 am

    “Maoist” sounds like something my ex-cat Smokey would say.

  4. 5 Pat Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 8:18 am

    you liberals are a sad bunch, I was the guy above who did recieve health care without going thru Obamacare’s death panels and used my OWN INNSURANCE that I PAID FOR (imagine that) to PAY for the care MYSELF!!!

  5. 6 JJ Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Sure you were, “Pat”.

  6. 7 Reality Bites Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Guess what asshole? There are millions of people who can’t afford insurance or are simply uninsurable?

    And every single one of them deserves to live more than you do, you miserable, selfish piece of shit.

  7. 9 Pat Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 10:18 am

    i have nothing to prove, and I am the one with the hosptal bill in the Thousands… so… whatever

  8. 10 JJ Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 10:27 am

    What hospital you in, Pat? I’d like to send you some flowers.

  9. 11 Dr. Prole Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 10:32 am

    “i have nothing to prove, and I am the one with the hosptal bill in the Thousands… so… whatever”

    GREAT insurance ya got there, Pat!

  10. 12 The Anti-Social Socialist Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 10:55 am

    “i have nothing to prove, and I am the one with the hosptal bill in the Thousands… so… whatever”

    Wow. Great insurance indeed! You know, my father is going to get some knee surgery on December 3rd. Know how much that will cost him in Gulag Health Care Canada?

    Hospital stay is free, surgery is free, has to pay a bit for medication (About $50 a month), rehab assistance is free…

    How much would you have to pay, Pat? Hope you got deep pockets, would hate to see you struck down with bankruptcy if all goes wrong yet you manage to survive…

  11. 13 JJ Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I’d be griping too, if I racked up a hospital bill in the thousands 2 days before a Universal Healthcare bill was passed. Talk about missing the boat.

  12. 14 Bleatmop Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Pat, lets say I believe you. My question is, why don’t you see this as an indicator that there should be universal single payer health care?? You’ve said that you have health insurance that you’ve paid for yourself. You’ve said that you now owe thousands of dollars to the hospital. Why is this? Doesn’t your health insurance cover your health care? If not, then what is it for? Why is it there?

    I can also attest to the anti-social socialist’s story about what it costs people up here in Canada. Emergency care – nothing, inpatient stay – nothing, medication while in hospital – nothing, diagnostic tests – nothing, medication after discharge – significantly less than what it costs in the USA. The cost of our entire system vs the cost of your entire system – significantly less. Number of people going bankrupt in Canada due to hospital bills – zero.

    I don’t know how anyone could say it in simpler terms. I have hope that one day you will see the truth. I know its not easy considering the level of misinformation and blatant lies that are being thrown around south of the boarder.

  13. 15 Pat Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Because I chose to take the High Deductable that pays 8o% I pay 20% that way after the liberals finish raping me with taxes I can still afford to live… ad yes I see it as everyone’s responsibility to pay their own healthcare, and not take more taxes out on me so that someone that is not even a citizen of this country can get free health care…

  14. 16 Barry Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Hey Bleat…
    I suppose your “Handgun ban” works as well as your healthcare system? Don’t you have a higher rate of violent crime using handguns than even the evil U.S.? How’s that working out for you?

    Oh, and by the way, how LONG do you have to wait for that “Free” health care? Months or years longer that I do… I’m sure!

    Also, where exactly does the funding come from that pays for your “Free” healthcare? Oh, that’s right, YOUR TAXES!!!! I don’t particularly care for my taxes (as high as they already are) to be as high as yours! I take care of myself and stay healthy. I am not interested in paying for somebody else’s healthcare just because they can’t manage to get off their butt and get a JOB.

    Thanks, but NO THANKS!

  15. 17 fern hill Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Man, these trolls are fact-free, aren’t they?

    But Barry’s idiocy got me interested. In fact, USians murder each other with handguns at 15 times the rate Canucks do. There’s a handy comparison chart at the link.

    I’m not going to bother refuting the healthcare bullshit.

  16. 18 Pat Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    trolls = someone who does not agree with you… oh that’s right people that can’t win an argument on their own resort to name calling and cursing… I forgot!

  17. 19 fern hill Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I didn’t mean you, Pat, I meant Fact-Free Barry.

    But, with that last comment, you’re nearing troll territory.

    We Canadians just don’t understand what is so freedom-destroying about universal healthcare. Our taxes may be higher, but 87% of Canadians are happy with our healthcare.

    And we have no, none, zero, zip ‘medical bankruptcies’. I had never heard the term until your current healthcare debate. 60% of personal bankruptcies in the US are related to medical expenses. To us, the idea that someone can go broke because he or she or a family member got sick or injured is simply shocking.

  18. 20 JJ Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Pat – “Raping you with taxes” 😆 You do know that the taxes you’re being raped with right now are courtesy of the previous administration, right? Obama hasn’t even gotten started on you guys yet… 😯

    Nobody likes to pay taxes. I pay them too and part of what I pay for is universal healthcare. If you pay so much in taxes that you feel like you’re getting raped, you might as well get some health care out of it, don’t you think? I agree with personal responsibility, but where’s AETNA’s responsibility? While Americans are being responsible and paying their own insurance premiums, the insurance companies are working overtime to figure out how to rip them off, reject their claim, cancel their policy, etc. They’re not in the “help” business, they’re in the Money Business.

    Besides, with this new health care deal you’re allowed to keep your private policy if you like it.

  19. 21 JJ Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Barry – We don’t have a handgun ban. I own a handgun myself. Many Canadians own guns, especially in rural areas.

  20. 22 JJ Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Hey Pat – Since you linked to me from your Facebook page, I’m adding you as a friend. 😛

  21. 23 Dr. Prole Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    My taxes in Canada are the same as they were in the US, and because I’m not getting raped by my private insurance corporation anymore, I actually come out ahead – especially since being diagnosed with a serious, chronic and incurable disorder last year. I see one of the top specialists in the field, have MRIs as often as she says I need to, and no bills.

    Gotta love all these corporate apologists showing up here, defending their beloved CEO’s obscene salaries and bonuses. You do know that you guys can keep that over priced “coverage” where over 30% of your monthly premium goes to champagne and caviar spa junkets for insurance executives instead of paying for your health care, right? That’s what the word “option” means in “public option”.

  22. 24 Dr. Prole Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Wtf do handguns have to do with healthcare, anyway?

  23. 25 JJ Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Dr. Prole – Handguns have everything to do with healthcare. ie., One fine morning, Barry’s on his way to the computer in his bathrobe with his morning coffee in one hand and his .38 in the other, spills hot coffee on himself and his other hand reflexively goes into a fist, pulls the trigger, blows his foot off — needs health care.

    It’s easy to make the connection — if you’re Barry.

  24. 26 Dr. Prole Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    JJ – Hah! His type needs health care mostly for accidental gunshot wounds and knee replacement from years of kneeling to kiss corporate America’s ass – and bragging about it on the internet!

  25. 28 Shade Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Yikes… why do Americans hate taxes so much? I mean I don’t like Taxes much but they seem to have a phobia of them. Taxes ussually end up doing something things I like though, like the roads being flat. I’d call it Taxophobia, but that’s probably already something else.

    Honestly Pat and Barry come across rather selfish, I mean health care tax isn’t very much, certainly less then what they’d be paying in private healthcare premiums. And they can’t stand the fact that maybe a cent of what they paid in taxes could be used to help someone presently unemployed? If even that more like a fraction of a cent of their money.

    You keep saying “get a job” when America is at a high rate of unemployment, not to mention it’s hard to get a job if you’re sick and can’t get treated. Who do you think would be hired, the healthy person or the sick person?

  26. 29 Reality Bites Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Actually they come across as intensely stupid, Shade. Pat boasts how he pays far more for abysmal coverage than he could ever pay in additional taxes in Canada, and all so he can keep others from benefitting from his prosperity.

    To put it in simpler terms, Pat would rather pay $20 for a Big Mac for himself than spend $10 for himself and his neighbour to each get a filet mignon.

    Selfish AND an idiot.

  27. 30 Bleatmop Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Pat – If that’s how you really feel, then I hope you never get seriously ill. Good luck to you.

    Barry – Working in this industry, I can honestly say I’ve never seen anyone wait for necessary treatment that has needed it. Never.

    Non urgent care and elective treatment, yes people do wait. And yes, the US healthcare system is proven to be more efficient in one area, elective treatments. Every single other area the rest of the world is much further ahead than the USA.

    As far as my taxes paying for this service, I am happy to do so, and so are 87% of all Canadians. I don’t know what you think that government and the social contract is for, but I can’t think of a better use of government than to ensure the health of all its citizens.

    As with Pat, I too hope you never get seriously ill. Good luck to you.

  28. 31 Bleatmop Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    RB – “To put it in simpler terms, Pat would rather pay $20 for a Big Mac for himself than spend $10 for himself and his neighbour to each get a filet mignon.”

    An amazingly succinct way to put it. May I use it in the future?

  29. 32 Reality Bites Monday, November 9, 2009 at 3:47 am

    May I use it in the future?

    Please, be my guest and feel free to substitute the foodstuffs of your choice should you be talking to vegans.

  30. 33 J. A. Baker Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:40 am

    I mean I don’t like Taxes much but they seem to have a phobia of them. Taxes ussually end up doing something things I like though, like the roads being flat. I’d call it Taxophobia, but that’s probably already something else.

    I think it comes from a filtered reading of our history. As Thom Hartmann frequently points out, the Boston Tea Party was really a protest against the British government using abusing tax policy to stack the free market deck in favor of the British East India Company, much like what was done with Wall Street in the waning years of the Clinton administration/early years of the Bush administration. (And look what that got us!)

    But all the conservatives see before their higher brain functions shut down is “taxes,” so they assume taxes = theft = evil = Mexislamohomofeminazifascism!

  31. 34 The Anti-Social Socialist Monday, November 9, 2009 at 9:11 am

    So, Pat… How’s that hospital stay going? What’s your bill up to now, $10,000 or so for the bed alone?

    And that’s WITH co-pay? Can you imagine what it would be like for someone who couldn’t afford insurance to be there… or one of the tens of millions of Americans that the Insurance companies WON’T cover because of a pre-existing condition?

    Can you imagine it? WILL you imagine it, or are you too self-centered to care about the suffering of others?

  32. 35 JJ Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:04 am

    RB

    To put it in simpler terms, Pat would rather pay $20 for a Big Mac for himself than spend $10 for himself and his neighbour to each get a filet mignon.

    That had to be said again.

  33. 36 JJ Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Shade

    Yikes… why do Americans hate taxes so much? I mean I don’t like Taxes much but they seem to have a phobia of them.

    And yet they simultaneously enjoy the roads, street lights, public transit, policing, fire departments and of course those endless wars, all financed by taxes. It’s pretty rich.

  34. 37 toujoursdan Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I pay far more in taxes here in the U.S. than I ever did in Canada and I receive far less in return. When you add what I pay in health insurance costs, there is no comparison. Keep in mind that 50% of the federal budget feeds the military industrial complex which Americans give a blank cheque to.

    Canadian taxes are far more progressive than American taxes so if you are wealthy you’d pay more in Canada, but middle class and poor people pay much less in Canada than the U.S.

    It’s all well and good that Pat can pay for medical care out of pocket, though I wonder how long that would last if he had a chronic condition, like cancer. But it goes to show that people would rather let others suffer and die than share responsibility for everyone’s health. It’s American individualism gone amok.

  35. 38 JJ Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:15 am

    bleatmop

    I don’t know what you think that government and the social contract is for, but I can’t think of a better use of government than to ensure the health of all its citizens.

    Exactly. There are a lot of ways I’d like less government in my life, but one thing it seems to do fairly well is health care.

  36. 39 JJ Monday, November 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    toujoursdan

    I pay far more in taxes here in the U.S. than I ever did in Canada and I receive far less in return. When you add what I pay in health insurance costs, there is no comparison.

    Wait til people start using the public option, and realizing how badly they’ve been ripped off. Even the teabaggers — if and when it dawns on them (and that’s a pretty big IF because most of them are thick as a brick) that the GOP perpetuated this ripoff, there could be hell to pay at the ballot box.

    But it goes to show that people would rather let others suffer and die than share responsibility for everyone’s health.

    There’s a lot of extreme selfishness out there, to the point of being self-destructive. Like RB said above, they’d rather pay $20 for a Big Mac than pay $10 each for them and their neighbour to have filet mignon. Selfish and STUPID.

  37. 40 RealityBites Monday, November 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Just a minor point JJ – I meant to imply $10 TOTAL for filet mignon pour deux. The Canadian government spends far less per capita on health care than the US government does, with far more bang for the buck.


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