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February 21, 2010
Beware the health care reform zombiecrats
A new and terrifying monster is evolving in the slime of Washington's legislative bogs, the "Zombiecrat."
Like in the old horror movies, zombiecrats are both alive and dead. The on-screen zombie wasn't afraid of bullets. The zombiecrat no longer fears voters. Classic zombiecrats include Senators such as Reid and Bayh who are either desperately behind in the polls or have seen the writing on the wall. This makes them far more dangerous than those in Night of the Living Dead. As the Hill newspaper reports, President Obama is leading the zombiecrats on a health care death march to use reconciliation to get some sort of Obamacare II passed.
Stripped of their filibuster-proof majority of 60 votes by Brown's triumph, Democratic leaders are considering the partisan budget tactic because it would only require them to amass a simple majority of 50 votes for passage, with Vice President Joe Biden casting the deciding vote. Among the zombiecrats are 18 senators that the GOP says have already said no to reconciliation. Now, they have second thoughts. So its "dam the torpedoes" or voters...and on with Obamacare.
Reid's office on Friday told The Plum Line at whorunsgov.com that "if a decision is made to use reconciliation to advance healthcare, Sen. Reid will work with the White House, the House, and members of his caucus in an effort to craft a public option that can overcome procedural obstacles and secure enough votes." And with nothing to loose, Indian's Evan Bayh has--not surprisingly--gone wobbly on opposing reconciliation.
Democrat Evan Bayh (Ind.), who as recently as January had said using reconciliation was "ill-advised," on Thursday told National Public Radio "it may be that that has to be ultimately resorted to because something to improve healthcare is better than nothing." The zombiecrat is a new and horrific threat to the political environment. Imagine a lawmaker with no consciousness, immune to voters, in a daze, and controlled by a diabolically liberal president. Thursday's health care show will undoubted be high entertainment. Bill Weckesser East Lansing, MI