He was a too-powerful foe facing down Democrat John Lewis last November.
If you want a representative in Washington who can sneak up behind Caliph Ibrahim, slit his throat open, and escape without making a sound, think Ryan Zinke.
If you want a man who knows how to machine-gun the front rows at the al Quaida reunion picnic, then paddle his dinghy undetected across the Euphrates River, and later eat that dinghy for sustenance in the desert, yet still poop out a full clip of vulcanized rubber ammo from it, think Zinke.
The United States government spent millions of taxpayer dollars to turn Ryan Zinke and his fellow Navy Seals into the most lethal killers on Earth. They’re trained to follow orders.
Yet Ryan Zinke lives in fear. He is afraid. Why?
He’s afraid because there exists a foe right here in Montana so terrifying, so frightening, he cannot comprehend it. An opponent Zinke so dreads he slinks away in terror.
Who can it be?!
Is it ISIS? The Predator? The Terminator? The Alien? The Predator Versus The Terminator Versus The Alien, Parts One, Two and Three? What could make Zinke slinky?
Get ready. Here it comes:
It’s a 30-year-old woman sitting in a Billings doctor’s office with affordable health insurance.
It’s a 60-year-old man in Butte who’s too young for Medicare, too “rich” for Medicaid, but without a job that offers insurance. It’s a rancher near Roundup with diabetes who was refused insurance because of his “prior health condition.”
It’s any one of the 40,000 other Montanans from Yaak to Alzada who have health coverage for the first time in years thanks to “Obamacare.”
The tens of thousands of Montanans who can now see a doctor thanks to Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act make Ryan Zinke turn yellow. He slaps his hands over his ears and runs away.
Mr. Zinke thinks it’s cost-effective for the federal government to spend millions to train killers, but not to prevent the flu. That scenario is a “disaster.”
Zinke spent years in the Montana Legislature following the orders of wealthy out-of-state billionaires. Now they’ve hired him to follow their orders in Congress.
Ryan Zinke: No crybaby PTSD here. Think Karl Rove with guts instead of a gut.
Zinke is ready to follow in the footsteps of America’s other military leaders who stepped out of the ranks of battle to become rank politicians. Men like Old Scratch and Sniff himself, Gen. Zachary Taylor. Or Lead-by-Parade Gen. George McClellan.
What did Zinke’s opponent John Lewis ever do except serve Montana by learning how Washington works for years as Max Baucus’s aide? He only knows how to help people. Too bad he didn’t kill anybody.