After Dems Said “People Will Die” from Obamacare Repeal, Left Plans Fake Deaths to Protest

By NTK Staff | 05.09.2017 @8:59am
After Dems Said “People Will Die” from Obamacare Repeal, Left Plans Fake Deaths to Protest

Liberal protesters plan to make Democrats' tweets something like a reality, with protest tactics that include "mock funerals," fake caskets, and "die-ins."

Is this what leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates had in mind when they tweeted “people will die” if Obamacare is repealed? A new report suggests liberal protesters are leaning on fake deaths to remind the GOP they are opposed to the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Politico‘s Kenneth Vogel and Kyle Cheney reported on some of the new tactics in detail on Tuesday morning:

One newly formed progressive super PAC is planning to cart caskets to Republican lawmakers’ districts and hold mock funerals for their constituents. Another activist is encouraging protesters to ship their own ashes — should they die without health care —to GOP lawmakers. And other progressive groups are planning graphic “die-in” protests as they work to derail GOP plans to repeal Obamacare.

…“We must be far more visceral,” said Jason Haber, a Manhattan real estate investor who started a super PAC that he said will host mock funerals — including “tombstones, coffins, even eulogies” — later this month for “the constituents that will be killed as a result of losing access to health care.”

It’s unclear whether liberal activists will follow through on the melodramatic efforts, but several more moderate Democrats told Politico that the tactics could backfire.

Is this, however, just another symptom for how far left Democrats have been pulled in the few short months since Hillary Clinton lost the election? The litmus test for Democrats who want to run against Trump in 2020 includes acknowledging “people will die” if Obamacare is repealed and supporting the policies of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

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