The woman shrieking into the microphone is Catherina Wojtowicz, an organizer for a Tea Party splinter group at a town hall meeting in Oak Lawn, Illinois. It was there that
In spite of a ressemblance to HERSELF and similar reactionary rightwing neocon interests, Wojtowicz has no use for The Fetus©™ that doesn't support her political tactics. As well, she didn't apologize to the Hough family for defaming them or for the rude and uncivil behaviour of her
Dan and Midge Hough, of Chicago, spoke in favor of health care reform and in support of U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) at a Nov. 14 town hall meeting in Oak Lawn.
Their daughter-in-law, Jenny, and an unborn grandchild died recently due in part, they believe, to a lack of health insurance. They said Jenny was not receiving regular prenatal care and ended up in an emergency room with double pneumonia that developed into septic shock. Her baby died in the womb, and Jenny died a few weeks later, leaving behind a husband and a 2-year-old daughter.
[Wojtowicz] falsely claimed that the Houghs fabricated their story. In an e-mail, she called them operatives of President Barack Obama who "go from event to event and (cry) the same story."
When the Houghs spoke at the Lipinski event, some Tea Partiers ridiculed them. They moaned and rolled their eyes and interrupted. Midge Hough began to cry.
The audience, Wojtowicz later explained, was exasperated by stories of isolated tragedies that cloud debate over the health care bill itself.