The supposedly “non-partisan” Orlando Tea Party will hold a rally on tax day featuring a virtual who’s who of the radical right, from Iowa Congressman Steve King (madwoman Michelle Bachman’s personal choice for president,) to the latest addition, which I’ll let the tea partiers press release explain:
The Tea Party at City Hall, which is being organized by Tea Party Patriots LIVE radio show hosts Jason Hoyt, Tom Tillison, and Barbara Seidenberg, is just one part of what will be a very busy week for activists in Central Florida. Earlier in the day a luncheon will be held in Altamonte Springs with Congressman Steve King (R-IA), nationally syndicated talk radio show host Mike Gallagher, and Dr. Jack Cassell (the doctor who told patients that voted for Obama to seek care “elsewhere”). Event organizers are also planning a Tea Party on April 15 at the Osceola County Courthouse in Kissimmee.
So “Dr.” Casseell, the failed Hollywood prop-master/HMO founder and urologic device inventor extraordinaire, will take time off from examining Palin-voter scrota to expend a few more of his 15 minutes of fame teabagging in Orlando. Genius! (I wonder how many copies of “Better Living Through Urology” he’ll be able to hawk to “we the people?” I mean let’s face it, most of these tea partiers ARE geezers with a high likelihood of problems “down there…”) Sometimes, this stuff just writes itself.
John Boehner will be there too, but he’ll probably just be quaffing highballs in the back. King and Cassell are clearly the stars of the show:
Proving the point that health care is still front and center in the minds of voters, three of the scheduled speakers will address health care issues. Rep. King will talk about the need for 100% repeal of Obamacare. State Rep. Plakon will talk about HJR37, the Florida Health Care Freedom Act, and Dr. Cassell will talk about the impact of Obamacare on doctors.
HJR37 is the futile attempt by our state’s John Birch Society leadership to pass a law exempting Floridians from the newly passed national healthcare law. That, of course, is a direct violation of the Supremacy Clause, so it would be a colossal waste of time, even for this Florida legislature (which has turned wasting time into something of an art form.) And as such, it has already been effectively killed by one of the few remaining sensible Republicans in the state House. But it sure is good for getting the base excited, as you see from the above “non-partisan” release. Ah, Floribama …