Republican activists seem to be pausing in a moment of introspection as they stare down at the smoldering, twisted frame of the buckled Democratic Tower of Babel. While every conservative American expected failure in Obamacare, no one anticipated such an immediate collapse.
As America comes to the realization that we are at least three years away from any chance of recovering America’s health insurance industry, Republicans are asking themselves if they could have done anything different to prevent the Democratic-Party-imposed catastrophe. And the conclusion is the old adage that if they don’t win elections, they don’t get to drive the agenda.
I have arrived at the deduction that this Washington D.C. quandary comes as result of the Zombie Effect. Yeah, I said it: zombies.
While Republicans engage in numerous internal debates, Democrats more simply win elections through mass compliance. Republicans argue the finer points of liberty amongst themselves while Democratic rank and file readily submit their voting decisions to the will of the party bokor (zombie mind controller).
This Zombie Effect was first documented in the 1940’s film The Ghost Breakers. Richard Carlson’s character describes the undead as, “It’s worse than horrible because a zombie has no will of his own. You see them sometimes walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring.” In immediate response, Bob Hope quips, “You mean like Democrats?” (See the brief film clip by clicking here).
The bewildered Republicans are coming to the realization that their internal party contentions are in reality a battle against that same looming Zombie Effect. As everyone who studies this topic well understands, the greatest risk in battling zombies is becoming one yourself.
Therein lies the pinnacle test. Republicans well understand that choosing fellow citizens to send into battle is the most critical challenge. Once elected, representatives are in office for years and will need to withstand all manner of attack, including temptation – because zombieism, as it turns out, is not a partisan disease.