Crazy health care protestors march on Hartford with pitchforks and torches

Nope … not tea party folks … it’s organized labor. Hmmmmm, who are the wild eyed extremist mobs? From Connecticut News Junkie:

Carrying pitchforks and torches a group of labor unions and health care groups marched down Church Street in Hartford Tuesday night to let the state’s largest business lobby know that they want health care reform.

John Murphy of the Connecticut Citizens Action Group said the Connecticut Business and Industry Association symbolizes what the group is up against in its fight for quality, affordable health care.

CBIA makes most of its revenue from selling insurance to small businesses, Murphy said. He said it is blocking reform efforts because under a government run system health care system it would lose money.

Actually I understand it’s just street theater, but imagine if it were tea party folks. Oh the humanity.

One other thing to note: The CBIA provides low cost group health insurance to small business (like mine), without whom small business likely couldn’t find affordable health care. Just saying is all.

Here’s the video:


7 replies
  1. Sal C
    Sal C says:

    Three things that were not at the key parties, one pitchforks,2 torches and finally scripts.

    Plus, it looks like they needed to have a little more rehearsal time before they went in front of the  camera to get the lines memorized from the crowd.


    God bless


  2. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    Childish.  Poorly rehearsed.  Clumsy scripting.  Wooden delivery.  You know there's real passion when they read from the script.

    Yes, it is street theater – Sesame Street.

    And by the way, do you suppose the building's owner thought the torches were a good idea?  The police?

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    In Medieval times, these are the kinds of guys that would have boiling oil poured on them from castle parapets.

  4. pjdroney
    pjdroney says:

    Oh my God….this would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. Maybe these people should watch the "tea partiers" to see how to protest with some credibility. These guys will never win an academy award…..they were acting, weren't they?

  5. donh
    donh says:

    The prevailing humor in the movie Young Frankenstien is the playing with  fire in such things as candles and torches. This Union mob reminds me especially of Insepector Kemp who is currently Brass on the CBS show CSI…..

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