The House passed the health care bill 220 to 215 this weekend, but opponents did not sit quietly by and watch in the days and hours leading up to the vote. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann lead a rally against the bill at which a protester waved a giant sign comparing the slaughter of millions of Jews in the Holocaust to the president's attempt to bring health coverage to the uninsured. Stewart re-enacted this man's trip to Kinkos to create the sign:
"Hey, how's it going? I got this photo here of a German death camp. How big can you make it? I'm going to this rally on health care and I really want to equate the health care reform bill to the Holocaust. You see they're the same as Nazis, because the health care reform bill is Socialism and the Nazis were the National Socialist Party. You know the same way I'm a Communist cause I'm a Republican and there's the People's Republic of China."
But the use of props didn't end outside the House. No, the venerable Ms. Bachmann used a Hawaiian lei, made by god, to argue that this bill kills freedom, while Representative John Shadegg used a baby to argue that this bill kills freedom.
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