Yesterday, Representative Jerry McNerney was in a quandry about how to cast his vote on the issue of the controversial landmark Health Reform Bill due for consideration tomorrow (March 21st) up on the slippery slope that is otherwise known as Washington Hill.
To help the undecided politician along, a rag-tag band of unhappy constituents (with catchy slogans in hand) plunked themselves down on a highway overpass (just outside of San Francisco proper) to urge McNerney to vote "no" on Obamacare.
"No, I don't mind being lumped in with the teapot crowd," one woman bellowed on the heels of an accusation that the fringe party - oft jolted into action by their alleged Queen , Sarah Palin - was behind the highly-vocal protest.
In a nutshell, the nasty come-latelys threatened to oust McNerney, if he gave a nod to the Prez's proposed Health Care Reform Bill.
At McNerney's headquarters today, it was confirmed that the California rep elected to give the nod to the Democrats pushing "Voodoo" medicine.
In a prepared statement, McNerney (of Pleasanton, ironically) asserted that it was time to address the skyrocketing cost of health care around the country.
In so many words, he argued that it was of great import to deliver reform for thousands of families who faced financial crisis, so they could finally afford medical care.
McNerney was of the opinion, too, that small business owners would benefit from the "Bill" in these tough economic times when they are struggling to keep their doors open.
The response by the opposition was swift and severe!
Approximately 400 people dashed out their front doors on Friday, and scurried down to his Pleasanton Office, to openly protest.
Curiously, there was a split in the numbers.
Half of the protestors were opponents of health care reform; the remainder, once long-time supporters who have now turned on the politician.
In the wake of his nail-biting decision, it is expected that McNerney will face a tough up-hill battle getting re-elected in November, according to political pundits.
McNerney represents California's 11th Congressional District where Republicans currently savor a slight majority.
Once the news of his unpopular decision streaked across the news wires (and Internet) Republicans quickly blasted the decision and vowed to retaliate come election hour.
Joanna Burgos - at the National Republican Congressional Committee - was blunt about the politician's prospects for the future.
"Rather than standing up for California families, McNerney will walk the plank for his party's health care takeover that will hike taxes, slash Medicare and punish his constituents."
Hell hath no fury like a Republican skirt-wearer scorned
McKerney to go with tide!