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Medicaid street theater plea: ‘We need three people to dress in black as grim reapers…’

by George Bennett | May 1st, 2014

Democratic activist Tom Conboy

Dan Liftman, whose day job is as a staffer for Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, holds "Public Enemies" sign depicting Gov. Rick Scott, Vladimir Putin, Bashar Assad and Kim Jong-un.

A call for three people with Grim Reaper costumes was answered and about a dozen demonstrators blasted Republicans and called for expanding Medicaid on a sidewalk outside The Palm Beach Post offices on Wednesday.

“We need three people to dress in black as grim reapers, street clothes for die-in, or scrubs for nurses. Please let us know if you have a grim reaper costume…!” one of the event’s organizers, Democratic activist Hillary Keyes, posted on Facebook earlier in the week.

The Grim Reapers wore signs with the names of Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Will Weatherford and state Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton.

Dan Liftman, whose day job is as a staffer for U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, carried a sign that said “Public Enemies” and included pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar Assad, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and Scott.

6 Responses to “Medicaid street theater plea: ‘We need three people to dress in black as grim reapers…’”

  1. half pint Says:

    Yet another shining example of the left – All symbolism and no substance. They all demand tolerance from the right but are intolerant of any public servant with a (R) after their name.

  2. Average Joe Says:

    @Half Pint, that’s because liberals have hijacked the use of the word “Tolerant.” There is one and only one option — you must agree with what they say. The day is coming when everyone will be embedded with a microchip that will allow the Great and Powerful Lib Master to hear what everyone says, even in the privacy of your own home, and if you dare utter the wrong word, seizure of all of your personal wealth and property will result.

  3. NoDino Says:

    I am tolerant of a lot. What I refuse to be tolerant of Is ANYONE who whether by their action or willful inaction causes the deaths of six people a Day.

  4. NoDino Says:

    360 people have DIED during this legislative session, because they could not afford the healthcare they needed, that they could have had with Medicaid expansion.

  5. Adam Marks Says:

    “Good job” by the Post to cover an event on the sidewalk outside their office … all they did was copy posts from the Facebook Event page. Did they even send anyone outside to investigate?

    For the whole story about the event, check out this website (may need to copy and paste)….
    blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2014/05/activists_die-in_palm_beach_post_medicaid.php#more

  6. Bito63 Says:

    @Average, Liberals are just intolerant of MORONS LIKE YOU!! Do you really beleive that everyone is going to be embedded with a microchip???? It just goes to show how IGNORANT you right wingers really are!! Not to mention DELUSIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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