Key Democrat Suggests Party Moderates Acting 'Brain Dead' in Health Care Debate
WASHINGTON -- 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.
I don't know about you but I think this has got to get those Blue Dogs to come around and join the rest of the Democratic party to pass health care reform. If anyone in the Democratic party has any brains, hold your hand up (and wipe the drool from your chin).