Michele Bachmann, drowned out by Obamacare supporters, says: "We are surrounded by those who benefit from socialism"

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Bachmann was shouted down today, but reports from the courtroom suggest she may have the last laugh.
If a shrill, conservative tree falls in the woods but everybody around is making too much noise to hear it, does it make a sound?

Apparently, it does. And it sounds something like: "We are surrounded by those who benefit from socialism."

Those were Michele Bachmann's words today in the midst of a chaotic scene on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court in Washington.

Bachmann has a ticket to be in the Supreme Court chambers for oral arguments pertaining to the legality of Obamacare. And shortly after today's arguments concluded, the Tea Party Patriots held a press conference on the court's steps, with Bachmann slated as the featured speaker.

But there was one small problem: the Tea Party Patriots ended up being surrounded by a pro-Obamacare mob that outnumbered the conservatives three to one. As MinnPost reports, the pro-Obamacare crowd drowned out all the Tea Party speakers, but saved their best for last: "Bachmann received a grand reception from the tea party crowd, but when the pro-[Obamacare] crowd realized who was at the podium, they literally turned their megaphones toward the scrum of reporters and drowned her out."

From ABC News:
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Pro- and anti-Obamacare demonstrations have created a circus atmosphere outside the Supreme Court.
Bachmann arrived but had trouble being heard as a pro-"Obamacare" demonstrator walked as close as she could to the scrum and screamed into a megaphone, "We love Obamacare" and other tired chants.

Bachmann didn't make news but said that while the Supreme Court justices heard arguments about the so-called individual mandate that "this is the day that we've been waiting for."

She warned that the government is on the verge of requiring Americans to buy vegetables. "What kind of country is this?" she asked.
Unfortunately for the pro-Obamacare mob, reports on today's oral arguments suggest Bachmann and her Tea Party colleagues may have the last laugh.

In order for a majority of the Supreme Court to uphold the legality of Obamacare, one of the court's five moderate-to-conservative judges needs to break ranks and side with the court's four liberals. But according to the Washington Post, all five of the judges appointed by Republican presidents "at some point resisted the government's position. Their sharp questioning raised doubts about whether the individual insurance mandate could survive the Supreme Court's historic review."

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Susan Sorel
Susan Sorel

Unfortunately for Team Obama cheerleader Aaron Rupar, MB's words were not "drowned out" but are being read by millions of Americans at this moment.

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

What I don't get is this logic.  They argue that it is unjust to force people to have medical insurance - yet in order to survive you need medical insurance.  Anyone who thinks the republicans are for the general people on this is crazy in my mind.  Health Insurance shouldn't be job related, it should be available to everyone, better still Health insurance needs to be revamped either add more competition and ensure medical insurance covers everything or introduce a national health service.

Kenwith
Kenwith

Shouldn't that be "drowned?"

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

We all benefit from socialism....that's what socialism is....

like cops, firefighters, teachers...nevermind...*facepalm*

Pray away the gey!
Pray away the gey!

Bachmanns farm subsidies. Government handout. The anti-gay clinic. More government handout. Pure, unfettered socialism. Free government money. Yes, dear. We are listening to MB's final death gasps for attention, her last grasp at relevance. Let the TP die of natural causes: unabashed hypocrisy.

Geargirly
Geargirly

 Why does health insurance cost us 12% of our domestic product but in other first world countries it only cost 7%?  I will tell you why - the 1%!  Why does a CEO need to make almost a billion dollars a year in total compensation?  Wake up people - use your voice or get screwed by the 1%! 

Jody
Jody

Really?  Where in the Constitution does it state that Health Care should be available to everyone?  People need medical insurance in order to survive?  Really?  What about the extremely poor villagers in India who eat nothing but grains and rice, don't drink, don't smoke, get plenty of exercise (can't afford cars), yet they live to be 90-100+ years old and have never seen a doctor in their life.  THEY don't need health insurance, so why do Americans?

I'll tell you why: Because Americans are laziest and fattest fucks on earth.  My neighbor who is only 43 years old is on "Social Security Disability" because he is a raging alcoholic and can't hold down a job.  He smokes and eats to excess (he is so fucking fat he needs to roll his fat ass in a scooter to even go out to check his mail).  Yet, here he sits, collecting SSI benefits PLUS medicaid PLUS food stamps and EBT.  On MY dime.  Yet, not surprisingly, he supports ObamaCare.  I asked him why he thinks Obamacare should pass and he said....with a straight face..."Because a lot of black people like me can't afford health care....we know Obama will take care of us."

Riiiiiiiight..................

atrupar
atrupar

Yes Kenwith, it should and now is. Thanks for pointing that out. 

Boo
Boo

Socialism doesn't mean "anything provided by a govenrmental entity".

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

Not the current brand of socialism. All that creates is stagnation. If we could create a form of socialism that does not serve to create/ support kings while keeping the masses ignorant, it could possibly be the great fix we need.

Smarter than you
Smarter than you

You don't come across as enlightened & provocative... Just angry, misinformed, capable of wing nut talking points and, well, slightly jealous. FYI.

Gordon Parkhurst
Gordon Parkhurst

if I have to listen to one more person bitch about something not being in the constitution, I am going to throw up worse than Rick Santorum does.  and if you seriously are saying living in a 3rd world county is better than America...please, I would like to see some of the ragingly healthy 100 year old Indians

S. Abdul Otherwise Himself
S. Abdul Otherwise Himself

Meanwhile--according to the words of your own story--you live in a neighborhood so low-rent that folks on aid can afford to live next door.  Says a great deal about your own personal drive and initiative.  

Why don't you step away from your keyboard and put a little energy into your livelihood?  A better job?  A second job, if you have to?  Or an education that will lead to a career that will get you into a neighborhood you won't have to complain about so much?  

I wonder how much of a drag you are on MY taxes. Because you are.  The only question is:  How much...?

MisterMetal
MisterMetal

To be fair, Carpet-Muncher Jody, the constitution was written by racist slave-owing sub-human garbage. 

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

 yep, and I will be the first to sit on the couch while claiming "you're not providing me with enough stuff!"Work harder so I don't have to.  Make more money so I can benefit.Who would waste their time in school when outcome would be the same?

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

So you support big government, but don't believe in laws? Maybe wanna think that over...

Jody
Jody

Well, then maybe you should move to Africa where things are SOOO much better than here in America.

Mesears12
Mesears12

Sorry Kirk that is only for the 1%.  Oops unless your are then you already know.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

I'm absolutely certain that you would be the first person to try to game the system and be a selfish ass about a situation where everyone else is working to provide...  Of that, there was never a doubt, Kirk.

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