Video: Democrats walking around with their own ObamaCare interview backdrops now

posted at 8:23 pm on January 19, 2011 by Allahpundit

From today’s Cavuto, a chat with noted constitutional scholar Sheila Jackson Lee on location at the Capitol. I know, it doesn’t look like the Capitol, but that’s because she has an aide slightly out of view holding up a poster-sized photo of a bedridden elderly woman behind her. Yes, really — they didn’t even set it up on a stand. You can actually see the staffer’s hand enter the left side of the frame at times. Frankly, I’m a little disappointed that Lee didn’t take it and hold it in front of her, just because that would have made it a literal human shield in addition to being a metaphorical one. (Bonus fact: As Cavuto notes, the woman pictured in the photo is a Medicare recipient. Not only will she not lose her coverage if O-Care is repealed, it’s precisely because so many voters fear the consequences to Medicare from passing ObamaCare that the Democrats were destroyed among seniors last November.)

Incidentally, what if this kicks off a trend and other pols start doing news segments with DIY backdrops? For his next interview on ObamaCare, Paul Ryan should get a giant photo of a pile of money burning and have it pasted to his shoulders behind his neck.


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frankly, these stunts are unnecessary. an unpopular gop would not ram a repeal down the throat of the American people, would it?

sesquipedalian on January 19, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Thanks for showing up for your daily flogging. I really enjoyed it today.

fossten on January 20, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Let Rep. Jackson Lee read with understanding how the section on how Elder car is going to assure our elderly will be guaranteed quality of life expectorations.

Further the section on how new born are cared for and how they now will be able to provide a sustainable balance to our lives, as the try to improve the natural balance of the human race.

MSGTAS on January 20, 2011 at 9:05 AM

I could have kissed Neil yesterday for deconstructing that tool. What’s next for dems, walking the sidewalks with a sandwich board depicting 26 yo children without health care?

Kissmygrits on January 20, 2011 at 9:33 AM

I’m surprised Ms. Jackson Lee didn’t pose in front of the scene showing a Mars rover recovering one of the flags left behind on the moon in the late 60s – early 70s.

ya2daup on January 20, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Dems get riled up when anti-abortion activists depict ACTUAL scenes of aborted children. They are the party of dishing it out but not being able to take it.

foxforce91 on January 20, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Next time there’s gonna be an Indian guy with a flute behind her, luring out a cobra.

red winger on January 19, 2011 at 8:34 PM

She’s a GOA’ULD?? THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING!

/nerd off

;)

wearyman on January 20, 2011 at 10:37 AM

The best part is when she was called out by Cavuto for using a picture of a Medicare recipient, she had the nerve to say that he’s not smart enough to understand what she was trying to say with that picture. That’s how progressives see us. The same woman who doesn’t know that Vietnam is a unified country called Cavuto and everyone who agrees with what he said stupid.

mizflame98 on January 20, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Apparently they feel they have a constituency who falls for this.

jeanie on January 20, 2011 at 10:57 AM

She’s wearing a lovely outfit.

yubley on January 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM

What about sharing the denture from the deceased sister?

Sir Napsalot on January 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Nuh uh, Neil, my super smaht argument is way beyond you, onlyst my mensa constituents unerstant it.

Alden Pyle on January 20, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Dems get riled up when anti-abortion activists depict ACTUAL scenes of aborted children. They are the party of dishing it out but not being able to take it.

foxforce91 on January 20, 2011 at 10:36 AM

An inconvenient truth.

Ward Cleaver on January 20, 2011 at 12:02 PM

At the 4:10 mark. Is it just me or does she distinctly pause to think after saying “it’s like equals. 1 and 1 equals” before saying “2″? Looks like we at least one more IslandTipper in the House.

Raisedbywolves on January 20, 2011 at 12:27 PM

I only caught a bit of this interview yesterday… but the bits I caught were Lee making herself look foolish.

She brought a picture of a medicare patient…who knew, the Republicans were repealing medicare yesterday? We are so blind!

They are so very desperate to draw connections where connections simply do not exist…

Remember ACE’s definition of schizophrenia? Pretty much defines the Democratic Party.

petunia on January 20, 2011 at 12:45 PM

By the way–the ads that just start talking are so annoying! I’ve turned the sound off.

petunia on January 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM

She’s wearing a lovely outfit.

yubley on January 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Yes she always looks nice. Yellow is a good color for her, and I like the scarf as well.

petunia on January 20, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Yes she always looks nice. Yellow is a good color for her, and I like the scarf as well.

petunia on January 20, 2011 at 12:49 PM

It looks like the yellow version of the blue one she had on the last time we were treated to her views on ‘life , the universe and everything.’ I look forward to the pink and red variations.

jeanie on January 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Disturbingly pathetic.

hillbillyjim on January 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM

What a f***ing moron that woman is. They don’t give a damn about the truth or what this law will do to the country. I have to stop watching that idiot because listening to her and other libs drives me insane. You people in Texas must be so proud of yourselves.

jistincase on January 20, 2011 at 2:08 PM

I would like to apologize on behalf of all Texans for the idiots who keep voting to send her to Washington.

stvnscott on January 20, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Cavuto is obviously a racist, as he had the audacity to question a constitutional scholar such as she has proven herself to be. Where is Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga), he surely should be included somewhere in this conversation.

MJZZZ on January 20, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Good Gawd Neil , CAN’T you “Understand Logic”

This is Shelia Jackson Lee yer messing with. Gezz.

That flag on Mars we planted needs replacing. .Can we
send her. Pulllleeezzze

Texyank on January 20, 2011 at 7:12 PM

They logical point Sheila (love the outfit) Jackson actually made was, Neil…and the rest of us common folk dont understand how good the health care bill really is. We are just to stupid. If we cant follow the logic she presented in her clear, precise manner —with visual aide mind you— then we shouldnt be hootin and hollarin ’bout nothin and we need to leave the governing to our betters.

Koa on January 20, 2011 at 9:42 PM

FacePalm.

of COURSE it’s Jackson Lee. This woman is a constant source of amusement.

Jewels on January 21, 2011 at 11:45 AM

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