Video of the Day: The Undead Budget Will Eat Your Brains

By David A. Graham

Monsters meet money in an entertaining clip from Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

Washington is on the brink of a budget showdown, with President Obama's spending proposal for the year due at the end of next week. It isn't the sort of thing the average voter gets excited about -- unless, that is, it comes packaged in an entertaining YouTube video spoofing old-school horror B-movies.

The clip is from Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House majority whip. McCarthy gets social media and the Internet better than nearly any politician on the scene. He previously launched an mobile app that tracks legislation on the floor of the House and hosted Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg for a Q&A on social media.

For the record, though, we think calling the video "President Obama's Monster Budget" was a missed opportunity. Since Republican leaders like to cite the fact that it's been more than 1,000 days since Senate Democrats passed a budget, why not nod to zombie flick 28 Days Later and call this "1,016 Days Later"?

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