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GOP's Bachmann zings heckler at health-care town hall ... And MORE
'I've given birth here probably more times than you, sir'
Posted: August 29, 2009
12:25 am Eastern
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gave health-care town hall attendees in Lake Elmo, Minn., not only something to think about in her comments condemning President Obama's government health-care plan, but also something to smile over when she zinged a heckler with an impromptu remark that elicited uproarious laughter from the crowd.
Bachmann had been arguing, 'I would far prefer to have American medical care than I would health care in the U.K. any day of the week,' a comment which brought cheers and applause from the approximately 400 who squeezed into a junior high school auditorium to hear her speak, with another roughly 400 watching via closed-circuit in the school's cafeteria.
But when she held up a stack of papers she claimed were headline reports from U.K. newspapers carrying stories of poor health care under socialized medicine, an unidentified man attempted to interrupt.
Bachmann was in the middle of highlighting a story about 4,000 U.K. women forced by a lack of hospital beds to give birth in hospital hallways, when the heckler became too loud to ignore.
Originally posted by mental modulator
reply to post by DrMattMaddix
Well in my opinion she is a manipulative cowess of a woman, she is inflammatory, opportunistic and indicates politics as usual.
A great choice for the GOP - 12 or 18 candidate
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., was confronted by self-described Democrats who accused their representative of lying about health reform and protested, "Why would you try to stuff a health-care plan down our throats in a couple days when the president took six months to pick a dog for his kids?"
Two clowns do not win elections.