On a conference call yesterday, Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif, a key House liberal referred to Blue Dog Democrats who are bucking the government takeover of health care in this fashion:
“They’re for the most part, I hate to say, brain dead, but they’re just looking to raise money from insurance companies and promote a right-wing agenda that is not really very useful in this whole process.”
Isn’t that ironic? I usually regard the Blue Dogs as the only part of the Democrat consortium that had any chance of having part of a functioning brain! I would have guessed, based on all the polling and what not, that these folks might in fact, be doing the jobs they were elected to do. You know, represent their constituents!
I guess by extension, if the Blue Dogs are “Brain Dead,” the constituents who agree with them would also be “Brain Dead” or worse. The further extension is that according to Representative Stark, all of us who would rather keep the government out of our health care are also “Brain Dead.”
We’re “Brain Dead” and “Un American.” Maybe it’s time to officially form the Zombie Reagan Nation!