Folks, yesterday we were over in City Heights in front of our Congressional representative, Susan Davis’ office for the San Diego code red/urgent care Healthcare rally.
Pictures of the event following. We estimated 80-100 people while we were there. Pretty solid for a short-notice mid-week event.
This was by far our favorite sign (and completely thieved from somewhere else – the photo, that is) because it parallels the familiar liberal battle cry of the 70s and 80s favored by pro-choice feminists: Keep your laws off my body!
The irony of course is some of the very people who were sporting t-shirts bearing this slogan are some of Obamacare’s biggest supporters. Hypocrisy, you say?
To that end, we’ve advised tea partiers who wish to engage the coffee partiers to challenge them on the compulsory aspects of Obamacare. What is legal or even ethical about forcing one to purchase healthcare from a(n evil) health insurance corporation. Challenge them in the most civil of ways, of course.
Also, along the same lines as far as engaging coffee partiers ask them if they consider the federal government ownership of General Motors to be a manifestation of the “corporatism” they railed against during the Bush years. Corporatism on HGH if you want to get specific. We’d like to see if they are truly as upset as we are with regard to this “hand-in-glove” partnership of the private and public sectors that is ultimately an anathema to free-market democracy.
And the rest of the photos? Screw it. Our photos stink. Don’t dawdle here too long, rather go on over to Temple of Mut who has an outstanding and comprehensive breakdown of the rally plus… a photo of a heretofore unseen blogger?