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June 02, 2011

Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan Almost Begging Me To "Tweet About Hockey" To Them Now

I never met Paul Ryan. I don't know how this happened. I can't say with certitude the picture isn't me, I can only say I did not send the picture I just sent.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) told reporters after the meeting that Ryan told Obama “we’re not going to make progress on reforming Medicare unless we cut through the demagoguery on the issue.”

In reply, Obama “spelled out his differences and responded with the thought that if everyone would follow that, certainly he would,” Goodlatte added. “Paul’s point was that as president of the United States, he can take the lead in cutting through that and having a serious discussion.”

In related scandal news, William Kristol just accidentally sent me a sext that was clearly intended for his beloved, Paul Ryan.

This article is bad, because it's from the Huffington Post and I can't find the original, and it's also six days old so it's not about the recent confrontation, but I'm going to but I'm going to link it as a defense as to why I sent that picture that I didn't send.

Chairman Paul Ryan's Medicare plan, Republican lawmakers are amplifying their message that it was President Barack Obama's health care law, not theirs, that pushed draconian cuts to the entitlement program.

The only problem: The Wisconsin Republican's plan incorporates the very same cuts to Medicare that were part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Well that's your claim and I don't believe it, but if that were true, then why should seniors prefer Obama's cuts to Ryan's equal cuts?

In fact, Obama simply stole money from Medicare to pay for health care for non-seniors. Ryan's cuts are designed to make Medicare itself sustainable, that is, his cuts actually "save Medicare" while Obama's simply gut it and put the government on the hook for further obligations it can't meet. Every dollar borrowed to finance Obama's unsustainable ObamaCare scam is a dollar that can't be borrowed to get Medicare through its rough patch.

And, in fact, another older story notes that Tea Partiers wish to spend more on Medicare than Obama. Just not so much as to bankrupt it.

Now comes Marco Rubio, who's lain low since I began Ewokstalking him (and did I get that tense right? No one knows for sure, do they?), but apparently misses me.

I have rectified that with a hockey tweet. And, to use the increasingly played "And when I say" joke, when I say "Hockey" I mean "Garbage" and when I say "tweet" I mean sex. Sex with his garbage.

How can you sit there as the President of the United States, in charge of this country, and say there is a major program like Medicare that’s this important and I’m just going to criticize and demonize and lie about Paul Ryan’s plan but I’m not going to offer one of my own?

Where is President Obama’s plan on Medicare? Where’s his plan?!

Vid at the link. Sweet, sweet "hockey-worthy" vid at the link.

Also weighing in: Noted archconservative and cryptofascist Lanny Davis. Davis, of course, was a key aid of Clinton's, and spun for him every night during MonicaGate, so I suspect he's Clinton's ventriloquist doll here. Recall that Clinton told Ryan that Democrats could not -- or at least should not -- demagogue this issue into inaction.

Democrats Must Have an Honest Conversation With America About Medicare

By Lanny Davis

Published June 02, 2011

As a liberal Democrat, I was happy with the results of the New York 26th congressional district special election, in which Democrat Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Jane Corwin by emphasizing her opposition to Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget proposal and her Republican opponent’s support of that plan.

The fact is, Hochul received only 47 percent of the vote, and together, Corwin (43 percent) and the Tea Party candidate (9 percent) garnered 52 percent. That means Corwin’s victory wasn’t exactly a resounding triumph for Democrats and a clear mandate against Ryan’s proposal. But there is no doubt that this Republican district — famous for having elected and reelected many times conservative icon Jack Kemp — would have stayed Republican but for Ryan’s proposal.

So now what do the Democrats do? If you watch MSNBC and its hosts and guests, who are almost exclusively liberal Democrats, the answer is clear: pound the Republicans on Ryan and scare seniors into voting for Democratic candidates.

Part of me — the partisan Democratic part — agrees.

Note this is exactly what Clinton said to Ryan: As a partisan Democrat, I'm happy we won NY-26, but...

But, as usual, the progressive voice of the center-left who won two terms as president, Bill Clinton, the man who inherited a $300 million deficit and eight years later left George W. Bush a $1 trillion surplus, caused me to rethink my partisan instincts.

Clinton got it right when he said on May 24, in a whispered comment picked up by a backstage microphone, to the very same Paul Ryan:

“I’m glad that we won this race in New York, but I hope that the Dems don’t use it as an excuse to do nothing on Medicare.”

Oh, I just said that. I guess my "big catch" here about Lanny Davis parroting Clinton wasn't a catch, because Davis says as much. Oh well, I usually don't read the articles, much like Andrew Breitbart.

Anyway. When even Lanny Davis is calling for Democratic honesty, that's a pretty sure sign that Democrats are not demonstrating honesty.

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