Conservatives Push Back on ‘Coffin Left in Congressman’s Yard’ Story

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 9:57 am

All week I’ve been noticing pushback from conservatives on stories about angry threats to members of Congress who voted for health care reform, but nothing quite as intense as the response to Politico for reporting that “a coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat’s lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul.”

Jim Hoft, the St. Louis-based “Gateway Pundit” blogger who appeared at the rally, explains: Tea Partiers held a peaceful vigil with a coffin “to represent the millions of Americans who will suffer from inadequate treatment and perish under Obamacare.” It wasn’t a threat at all, and the coffin wasn’t left on Russ Carnahan’s lawn.

“There is nothing the democratic-media complex will not do to lie about the tea party patriots,” writes Hoft, “or to prop up these horrid leftists who are transforming our country into some kind of quasi-socialist state.”

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Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

Hilarious. Holding a vigil for theoretical deaths under Obamacare while simultaneously shrugging off actual deaths that occur now from lack of health care/insurance. Conservatism!

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

Um, the linked story doesn't report that the coffin was left on the lawn.

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 3:40 pm


You are intoxicated with that Liberal juice. Listen, People currently HAVE ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE. Some choose not to use it, some don't know they can. Emerg. Rooms at public hospitals and clinics WILL treat indigent and un/under insured. That is one of the resaons health cost are so high now. Not having “health insurance” is not fatal. Refusing to go or not getting to a facility in time may factor in unnecessary demise but not having insurance kills NO ONE.

Liberalism !

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 3:50 pm

What the hell were they doing at the man's home? Trying to scare him and his family, that's what. The coffin isn't the point, it's the intimidation. It's a terrorist tactic. If that's the way they roll they belong in jail.

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

Yes, but filling up the emergency room with the uninsured is not what that facility is for. it's for EMERGENCIES! If those uninsured would have insurance then they can free up those doctors needed for an emergency.

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

1) Going to an emergency begging isn't medical care. You aren't going to get treatment until you're at deaths door.

2) By that time the cost of treatment goes WAY up and the chances of success go way down. A flu shot is a lot cheaper than treating full blown influenza in the hospital. Not to mention the risk of epidemic.

3)Studies show we pay an additional $1000 a year in increased health care costs due to “free” treatment for those who can't/won't pay. Why should you carry freeloaders, let them get their own insurance by making it affordable.

4) If you're a Christian, how can you oppose helping the poor and the sick? It was Jesus' #1 imperative.

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

Here's some more liberal juice from Mitt Romney, explaining why that system is not a good one:…

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

Does he explain why he now condemns a system that's almost identical to the one he passed in Massachusetts a few years ago?

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

No, common sense. Also, simple Christianity, as in Matthew 25.

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

I would assume it has something to do with seeking GOP nomination in 2012, but that would be terribly cynical of me…

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 6:53 pm

The gop elected officials have been keeping quiet about the vandalizing against the Democrats who voted for the health care bill, as well as the name calling and spitting.

It's obvious they never even read the bill from the most ridiculous comments they made about it, and continue to slow down a legal process so that they can continue to collect millions of dollars from the insurance companies.

It's time for decent Americans to fire these bums in their next re-elections.

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

Apparently you haven't been listening. Sure these people can go to the Emergency Section of the hospital, thus putting more expenses on the rest of us. You also don't mention how long it takes to wait in an emergency section because of the uninsured.

Last Summer I had to wait four hours with a badly sprained ankle because of the uninsured.

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 6:57 pm


Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

Mitt was not well liked in MA towards the end of his term which explains why he left after one term.

I wouldn't pay any attention to that nitwit.

Comment posted March 25, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

Yes that's so true, See my post above about when I sprained my ankle after hours.

Get Real
Comment posted March 26, 2010 @ 5:41 am

How dumb. A symbol is left to cause Dems. to remember the effects of their tawdry dissing of the American electorate's will; remember how their sleazy conniving tricked the bill through congress which will kill jobs, stifle quality medical care, trash our economy, etc. is “vandalism”! Obamacare is economic terrorism. Businesses will flee the scene before they don't have a dime to call the undertaker.

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