Nice story here about the supposed "die-in" staged recently at the Capitol.
Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that many protesters made it out. Being a such a swell guy, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say it's because of the holiday season. You can only keep up your righteous indignation up for so long until you've got to do some Christmas shopping.
However, a few did manage to make it up to the event, which featured Dick Armey mocking TV commentator Rachel Maddow, and getting her name wrong. It also had Rep. Michele Bachmann introduce keynote speaker Laura Ingraham, who asked what the Founding Fathers would think about the health care reform bill?
Like most foolish rhetoric (I'm talking to you, guy who dresses up in revolutionary garb and speaks with a bad accent), this is a poor argument. Our Founding Fathers would chastise us for letting a woman speak in public about government. Why? Because they were a product of their times and lived in the late 18th century.
Our Founding Fathers would be disappointed if they knew some of us kept looking to the past for answers to current day problems. Put that in your health care pipe and smoke it, Ingraham. It's legal now in California.
Next time, find a better argument.
Maybe the best part of the story is at the end. Here's a sample:
The man in the grim reaper outfit was playing the part of the devil; he had condemned the three to Hell for their role in keeping abortion legal. "Speaker Pelosi is wearing Chanel No. 666," the man said in an affected accent. I knew by the voice that it was Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry.
I stopped to take a picture. "Don't take his picture," a woman with the Tea Party group said. "He's not with us."
With that, the man wearing the Harry Reid mask lifted it and said quite earnestly, "But I am a Tea Party person."
The woman engaged the Capitol Police, who explained to her that Randall Terry was exercising his constitutional rights. And a constitutional lesson was had by all.