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The Left’s Big Plan To Save Obamacare: Mock Funerals

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Our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters on the left have finally realized why they keep losing: They haven’t alienated enough of us yet.

Kenneth P. Vogel and Kyle Cheney, Politico:

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.”

Haber, who has worked in New York Democratic politics, said… “We can’t win based on the merit of our ideas but rather on the way in which we deliver that message.”

Finally, one of these guys admits it: They can’t win on their ideas, because their ideas don’t work. So they have to resort to shock tactics.

Although “resort” isn’t really the right word. That would imply that this is something new. But it’s been going on for as long as I can remember. Who can forget this gem from 2011?

Or just do a Google Image search for “Bush protesters.” Or look up pretty much any leftist protest since the day you were born. Mock funerals and “die-ins” and other cheap stunts are old hat. But they’ve got nothing else. They can’t argue their case on the merits, because first they’d need to find some.

Which is fine by me. Never interrupt your opponent when he’s making a mistake!