Thought you would enjoy this educational moment in American History.
Can you name this strange old tool? Do you know what it is?
Tobacco Smoke Enema Kit
Tobacco Smoke Enemas (1750s – 1810s)
The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum.
The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration, but doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase “Blow Smoke Up One’s Ass.”
With the Republican Party so indebted and financially subservient to the whims of the Tobacco Institution today, this has been reintroduced in WashingtonD.C. by the “Extreme Element” within the “Republican Dominated Congress” as their counter proposal to the “Affordable Health Care Bill” being currently debated in the Supreme Count.
This new medical treatment proposal will be a major part of their “New Health Care Program” as the Republican Party is so talented and acclimated in the art of the Tea Party’s “Blow Smoke Up Your Ass” illogical and non-critical thinking policies.
So Here’s To Your New Republican HEALTH…….CARE?