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Posted on 09/07/2012 3:51:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Paul Ryan's speech to the Republican National Convention last week was so effective, and presented such a stark contrast to the gauche maunderings of his Democrat counterpart, that it clearly panicked an already-nervous Obama White House. Thus, the word obviously went out to the President's many media partisans that Ryan had to be taken down....
The scariest of these "lies," from the perspective of the White House, was Ryan's charge that $716 billion was stolen from Medicare to pay for Obamacare. They know this charge is particularly dangerous for the President because it is a direct appeal to seniors, the most reliable of "likely voters." Unfortunately for the Obama campaign, however, the media "fact checkers" that pounced on Ryan's claim came up dry. As Kevin Drum wrote in that notorious right-wing rag, Mother Jones, "There is no silver bullet liberal response to Ryan's Medicare charges. This is because, rhetorical excesses aside, his charges are basically correct."
....Commissar Sebelius was by no means the only speaker to accuse Ryan of a sinister desire to destroy Medicare. This canard was repeated so often that it even provoked Wolf Blitzer into behaving like an actual journalist...
....Incredibly, Clinton's disingenuous performance has not been the moral nadir of the DNC so far. That dubious distinction goes to Sandra Fluke, the solipsistic grievance monger.......In a cheap shot reminiscent Ted Kennedy's slander of Robert Bork, Ms. Fluke told the convention that, if the GOP wins in November, we would "have a new vice president [Ryan] who co-sponsored a bill that would allow pregnant women to die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms."
This contemptible charge was sadly representative of this entire tawdry spectacle. Sheer terror of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan has driven the Democrats to new depths of demagoguery, slander, and deliberate divisiveness.....
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Ever since Ryan and Republicans have leveled the charge that Obama was cutting 716 billion from medicare to pay for Obamacare, we’ve heard screeching from countless libs (including head liar Bill Clinton) that those charges were false. In fact, it’s totally true. But Pubbies have to be careful how they phrase their argument because total spending for medicare is still going up. It’s just that due to future cuts in payments to doctors and hospitals, many of the latter won’t be around to treat all those new and used patients of Obamacare.
It lies at the heart of the truth about ObamaCare and we must engage in this debate. It’s now or never.
I learned a new word today:
1. The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
2. The theory or view that the self is the only reality.
I doubt I will use it much though.
Lies, threats and distortions are all they have.
I’m not against engaging in this debate...I’m totally for debating Obamacare. But if Ryan and Republicans say that Obama is going to cut total medicare increases, they’re factually wrong. And then the Dems can gleefully state that total spending is going up...which it is...even under Ryan’s plan. What Pubbies have to say is Obama is cutting future payments to providers which will impact providers (and therefore patients) negatively. That is a totally truthful statement. And one the Dems will be unable to rebut.
I agree. That’s why it needs to be out there and debated - LOUDLY (and with all the details).
As usual the Democrats will LIE, spin and discredit any attempt to get the facts out to the voters.
I want to see an ad where they show Obama promising the most transparent administration in history with open hearings on Health Care carried on CSPAN and then contrasted with the facts—Passed in the middle of the night—We have to pass it to see what is in it-—Pass to Save Obama’ Presidency headlines from the papers etc
If the GOP doesn’t use this they need new campaign managers
Yeah that covers it very well
It is long
But it could easily be broken down into several less than a minute ads
that notorious right-wing rag, Mother Jones, "There is no silver bullet liberal response to Ryan's Medicare charges. This is because, rhetorical excesses aside, his charges are basically correct."
notorious right-wing rag, Mother Jones?
RIGHT WING? NOOOOOOOO WAY! Mother Jones is so left-wing that the preppers never use it, we go Backwoods Home instead. The magazine that Mother Jones thought they would be, but turned too far left and the customers .... left them.
We got the "whole shebang" for the family library. What a huge resource for when the SHTF.
I think it was being facetious about Mother Jones and Right Wingism
There is a jobless kook “running” for president who uses Mother Jones as his source material, so at least one FReeper thinks it’s right-wing...
Make this go viral.
Dr. Barbara Beller, candidate for Illinois state senate.
my spell checker needs a checker
Right! As opposed to reelecting a President who supports/ed "INFANTICIDE" that is, allowing living, breathing, babies to "DIE" after surviving botched abortions?
I realize that the Stoopid Party (Republitards) are deathly afraid of "offending" the "Moderates/Undecided" by telling the truth about Dear Reader, but I can't for the life of me understand why this unbelievable fact is not made public and repeated over and over.
Even those who support abortion, could not in good conscience agree with this barbaric, murderous, practice.