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  • MSM Deploys Mediscare Against Carson

    10/26/2015 4:09:40 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/26/2015 | David Catron
    The partisan press has been desperately seeking some weapon that will destroy the GOP presidential candidate who frightens them the most—Ben Carson. Last month, when they realized Carson had defied expert predictions that he would fade away due to lack of funding and earned coverage, the “news” media went after him with all the racist venom they reserve for black conservatives. That failed. Carson’s rise in the polls has continued unabated and recent surveys suggest that he will beat Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses. This has panicked these purported journalists into activating the ultimate Democrat doomsday machine—Mediscare. Mediscare is,...
  • Why Mitt Romney Lost (NewsMax's Christopher Ruddy Blames the Choice of Paul Ryan was one factor)

    11/08/2012 5:44:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/08/2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    With the 2012 election results in, there are no short- or even medium-term "silver linings" for Republicans. SNIP SNIP On to why our pilot Mitt Romney and his plan were so flawed. 1. Paul Ryan. Romney's choice of Ryan was almost inexplicable. A good conservative, Ryan was unqualified for the job of vice president, and therefore the job of president. A sitting member of Congress, he held no leadership position on the Hill. Romney's VP selection was the most important one of his campaign, and by it he telegraphed his lack of political wisdom to the nation. With his VP...

    10/30/2012 9:12:29 AM PDT · by papertyger · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/30/2012 | mytheos holt
    ​This post contains graphic language. Discretion is advised. – If you thought the Lena Dunham ad comparing voting to sexual intercourse with the president was crass, you might want to skip this story. Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore and have teamed up to make an ad — titled “Greatest Generation” — that actually includes the phrase “cock punch” and features a woman old enough to be many peoples’ great grandmother promising to “burn this motherf**ker down.” The ad is allegedly centered around the issue of voter fraud, but really is focused on the idea that a victory by Mitt Romney...
  • AMA committee endorses Ryan-esque Medicare reform

    10/16/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT · by Snuph · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | ED MORRISSEY | OCTOBER 16, 2012
    Video at link,--The exchange on Medicare may have been the most substantive and interesting part of the Vice President debate last Thursday night. Paul Ryan explained that the Obama administration’s robbing of Medicare Advantage to pay for Medicaid expansion would accelerate the bankruptcy of Medicare, while Joe Biden in one of his calmer moments attacked Ryan for proposing a “voucher” program. Biden claimed to have the support of the AMA in opposing free-market-based reforms such as Ryan’s proposal uses, and dramatically asked, “Who [will] you believe, the AMA, me?” Like so much of what Biden had to say — when...
  • Biden OK with Democrats citing outdated number to fault Romney on health care

    09/30/2012 5:15:36 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 5 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Sept. 30, 2012 | George Bennett
    Not long after Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told seniors at Century Village of Boca Raton they could be socked with $6,300 a year in higher Medicare costs under Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged the figure is based on an analysis of an outdated plan. But Biden argued it’s fair for Democrats to keep using the number, anyway. U.S. Rep. Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, was one of the speakers who took the stage before Biden on Friday at the heavily Democratic condo community. “We know that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan unapologetically support an extreme budget plan...
  • Joe Biden To Florida Seniors: Mitt Romney Would Threaten Medicare [Where's The Counter-Attack?]

    09/28/2012 7:52:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 28, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Joe Biden To Florida Seniors: Mitt Romney Would Threaten Medicare By Michael A. Memoli September 28, 2012 TAMARAC, Fla. -- If there's one thing Vice President Joe Biden does more conspicuously here than in other states, it's to play the role as chief validator for his running mate. Before senior-heavy audiences in southern Florida on Friday, he fulfilled that role in two ways, buttressing the Obama campaign's case against the Republicans on entitlement programs, and offering a firm testimonial for the president when it comes to his stewardship of the U.S. relationship with Israel. The 69-year-old former senator waxed at...
  • Obama More Flexible on Medicare Than Rhetoric Suggests (Start of a VOUCHER PROGRAM ?)

    09/08/2012 9:37:24 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 6 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | September 8, 2012 | Margot Sanger-Katz
    In his convention speech in Charlotte, President Obama vowed to block the Republican Medicare reform plan because “no American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies.” But back in Washington, his Health and Human Services Department is launching a pilot program that would shift up to 2 million of the poorest and most-vulnerable seniors out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by the states. The administration has accepted applications from 18 states to participate in the program, which would give states money to purchase managed-care plans for...
  • ABC: Paul Ryan's Mother Campaigning For A 'Very Calculated' Reason

    08/18/2012 6:01:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At one point during Good Morning America's coverage of the presidential race this morning, co-host Dan Harris proclaimed that--"seven days into the newly minted Romney/Romney ticket, the snark and sniping is hitting new levels." He should know. The snarkiest snipe of the morning came from Harris's own co-host. Opening the show, co-host Bianna Golodryga declared that Paul Ryan's mother would be appearing on the campaign trail with him today "for a very calculated reason." Do you recall ABC or other MSM outlets depicting, say, Michelle Obama's frequent campaign stops—or politicking thinly-disguised as public service appearances—as "very calculated" or the like?...
  • The Mediscare Boomerang

    08/17/2012 10:06:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal, ^ | August 16, 2012
    For the first time in memory, voters this year may have a choice between two very different philosophies about how Medicare ought to evolve. The political class is spitting nails because, thanks largely to ObamaCare, a reform agenda might finally get a fair hearing. *** Obama's $716 billion is a "cut" only in the sense of slowing the rate of spending growth over 10 years, which is the baseline Democrats always use. Medicare spending will continue to rise rapidly. The Obama "cuts" come by cranking down Medicare's price controls for hospitals and by gutting Medicare Advantage. The real term for...
  • Letting Granny Speak for Herself

    08/17/2012 9:50:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 17, 2012 | Suzanne Fields
    We remember Granny. She's the helpless old lady in a wheelchair that Paul Ryan, or somebody who was supposed to look like him, pushed over the cliff. That's the way an Obama campaign commercial attempted to demonstrate the heartlessness of the mean ol' Republicans. But a funny thing happened on the way to November. When Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate, a lot of people put that video on rewind. Granny turned out to be alive and well, capable of looking at things for herself, seeing things as they really are, and she's alarmed at what she...
  • George Stephanopoulos Already Touting Unpopularity of Paul Ryan, Reads Obama Tweet

    08/14/2012 1:38:20 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/14/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Former Democratic operative turned TV host George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday immediately set to work on the job of parroting Democratic talking points about the new Republican presidential ticket. The cable anchor teased the program by hyping, "Mitt Romney and his new running mate under attack from the White House. President Obama says they will end Medicare as we know it." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Stephanopoulos also used social media to parrot liberal attacks: "President Obama put out a tweet last night to his 18 and a half million followers, saying Romney and Ryan want to end Medicare as...
  • Flashback: Obama Says Stop Scaring Seniors Over Ryan's Medicare Reform

    08/14/2012 1:11:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August. 14, 2012
    January 29, 2010, President Obama at GOP House Issues Conference: "There is a political vulnerability to doing anything that tinkers with Medicare. And that's probably the biggest savings that are obtained through Paul's plan. And I raise that not because we shouldn't have a series discussion about it. I raise that because we're not going to be able to do anything about any of these entitlements if what we do is characterize, whatever proposals are put out there, as, well, you know, that's -- the other party is being irresponsible; the other party is trying to hurt our senior citizens;...
  • Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser

    08/14/2012 5:50:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser By Noel Sheppard Created 08/13/2012 - 10:31pm Can CNN's Soledad O'Brien make her sources any more apparent than she did Monday night? While filling in for Anderson Cooper, O'Brien was actually caught on screen looking at an article from the far-left website Talking Points Memo to assist her in a heated debate with Romney campaign senior adviser Barbara Comstock (video follows with commentary): Ali Akbar at Viral Read reported Monday: During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was...
  • President Obama in 2009 Pledged to Veto Attempts to Undo Medicare Cuts

    08/14/2012 12:22:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/14/2012 | Jake Tapper
    As Democrats attack Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for their proposals regarding Medicare, Republicans are circulating this clip from a November 9, 2009 interview we had with President Obama in which he not only acknowledged that one third of his health care bill was paid for by cuts to Medicare, but that he would veto attempts to undo those cuts. Watch the video below. The exchange on Medicare occurs at 2:15:
  • PolitiFact’s ‘Lie of the Year’ becomes Democrats’ central talking point

    08/14/2012 4:20:28 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/13/2012 | by Howard Portnoy
    Even if you are no fan of so-called fact checks (yo!), you probably have some awareness that PolitiFact made the Democratic Party’s claim that passage of the Ryan plan by the House was a “vote to end Medicare” the “Lie of the Year” for 2011. “PolitiFact,” its writers noted on Dec. 20, 2011, “debunked the Medicare charge in nine separate fact-checks rated False or Pants on Fire, most often in attacks leveled against Republican House members.” So, what is the message being put out now by leading Democrats? Here’s the text of an email from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
  • David Axelrod: Mitt Romney would bankrupt Medicare

    08/14/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/14/12 9:23 AM EDT | Katie Glueck
    In a swipe at the GOP presidential ticket, senior Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama’s handling of Medicare. “The president … took away subsidies, unwarranted subsidies, to insurance companies, and he used that money to help lengthen the life of Medicare by nearly a decade,” Axelrod said on CNN’s Starting Point, referencing a provision of the new health care law. “So when Gov. Romney says he doesn’t support that, obviously … that’s problematical.” …
  • Dem electoral strategy – convince Grandparents to throw Grandchildren off fiscal cliff

    08/13/2012 6:09:29 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/13/12 | William Jacobson
    There is no more misleading imagery than the ad run by Democrats in which a Paul Ryan-looking figure throws Granny off a cliff due to Medicare cuts: (Ad at link) The ad has it exactly opposite to reality. Republican proposals would keep Medicare the same for people already in the system or 10 years away from entering the system. Nothing would affect Granny, but restructuring would save Medicare for future generations while easing the national debt burden. **snip**Mediscare is an age-old Democratic tactic, but this time it’s different because left as is Medicare goes bankrupt in Granny’s lifetime and bursts...
  • It Begins: Democrats Repeat 'Lie of the Year' on Medicare (Who is surprised)

    08/11/2012 7:12:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 11, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Well, that didn't take long:   In an effort to scare senior citizens, Democrats repeated and overheated a charge that Politifact branded the 2011 “lie of the year” upon hearing that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has joined Mitt Romney as a running mate. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee called Ryan “the architect of the Republican plan to kill Medicare” in a fundraising message sent by DCCC executive director Robby Mook. Mook explained the thinking behind making that charge in the next line, explaining that he wants to define Ryan in the minds of the American people as quickly as possible....
  • Pelosi to Florida seniors: Republicans are ‘E. coli club’, they don't care about food safety

    08/06/2012 2:26:40 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 24 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday threw her political weight behind former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel’s bid for Congress. In a scheduled visit to the Veranda Club, an assisted-living facility in Boca Raton, the Democratic leader briefly spoke to a small crowd of mostly seniors about her admiration for Frankel as a “woman of courage.” She then launched into a familiar speech on Medicare.
  • Health Law Strikedown May Disrupt Medicare

    05/03/2012 4:10:19 AM PDT · by upchuck · 26 replies
    ABC News/Ass Press ^ | May 3, 2012 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Tossing out President Barack Obama's health care law would have major unintended consequences for Medicare's payment systems, unseen but vital plumbing that handles 100 million monthly claims from hospitals and other service providers, the administration has quietly informed the courts. Although the law made significant cuts to providers and improved prescription and preventive benefits for seniors, Medicare has been overlooked in a Supreme Court debate focused on the law's controversial requirement that individuals carry health insurance. Yet havoc in Medicare could have repercussions in an election year when both parties are avidly courting seniors. In papers filed with the Supreme...