Tea Partiers Plan Capitol “Die In”


This should be fun. One tea party group is staging a “die in” tomorrow on Capitol Hill to protest health care reform. I’ll leave it to the organizer to describe how this twist on the lefty protest tactic will work:

“The intention is to go inside the Senate offices and hallways, and play out the role of patients waiting for treatment in government controlled medical facilities. As the day goes on some of us will pretend to die from our untreated illnesses and collapse on the floor. Many of us plan to stay there until they force us to leave.”

It’s not clear how they will convey to passersby that they are in a “government-controlled” medical facility as opposed to all the people who are already dying from illnesses not treated by private health care providers. But that’s probably a distinction lost on these protesters.


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