Thursday, August 27, 2009

Democrat Civil War: Loony Stark Calls Moderates 'Brain Dead'

The Democrats are imploding. Not content to lash out at average Americans resisting socialist ObamaCare, now the far-left Bay Area kook Pete Stark is going off on his fellow party members. Who knows, maybe some of the Blue Dogs might come to their senses and switch parties.
A key House liberal suggested Thursday that party moderates who've pushed for changes in health care legislation are "brain dead" and out for insurance company campaign donations.

Moderate Blue Dog Democrats "just want to cause trouble," said Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., who heads the health subcommittee on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

"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," Stark told reporters on a conference call.

A spokeswoman for the Blue Dog caucus did not immediately respond to an e-mail request for comment.
These Blue Dogs are in a no-win situation. If they continue to resist the Democrats they face being further ostracized within their own ranks, not to mention being threatened, subtly or overtly. If they go along with ObamaCare they face almost certain defeat in the conservative-leaning districts they represent. The smart move would be to jump ship in a bid to salvage their political careers. They're certainly no more liberal than northeast RINOs, so what do they have to lose? It would lay waste to ObamaCare, Nancy Pelosi's tenure as House Speaker would be on life support, they could wield influence in the GOP and a grateful nation would owe them a debt of gratitude.

They sure aren't getting any gratitude being insulted and called brain dead.

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