Here is an excellent summary of what happened to Newt back in 1995:
Sixteen years later that lying TV ad by the Democrats caused Newt to get so jittery from being asked a Medicare question that he imploded. “Right wing social engineering”, he said of Ryan’s proposal. Pathetic.
Well I don’t know if anybody’s still reading this thread but let me say thank you for providing this.
Further, I think you, and your thread buddy who mentioned the same incident, are absolutely right.
While I don’t recall this specific incident, I sure do remember the Democrat ploy of making the pubs the enemies of the elderly and back then, and I dunno, maybe even now, it WORKED!
Though I’d like to think we’re a more sophisticated people now.
Yeah, I think Newt was determined to nip any suggestion in the bud that he was in any way in favor of cutting/reducing Medicare.
Only heh, the American people WANT something done with Medicare. Because today, the elderly are more afraid Medicare’s going to die from lack of planning/care by the gubmint...ie those charged with overseeing and funding it...than any mythical stoppage by a political party.
Newt....a day late and a dollar short.