The RNC is released “Achievement” to expose the absurdity of Democrats’ demagoguing the Romney-Ryan approach to saving Medicare, when Obama is the only one to have actually cut over $700 billion dollars from current retirees — quite an achievement.
The brilliant Ramirez encapsulates the Democrats’ dilemma in one simple picture:
“Mediscare” was not supposed to look like this.
This is how they’ll win — if they do win.
In the last few days, the Romney campaign has moved to dramatically change the terrain of Medicare politics, and it looks like the Democrats are beginning to realize how vulnerable they might be. Because of Obamacare, it is the Democrats who now plan to cut current seniors’ benefits (especially those in Medicare Advantage) and access to care (thanks to the IPAB) while still failing to avert the program’s (and the nation’s) fiscal collapse, and because Romney would repeal Obamacare and pursue a version of the Ryan-Wyden premium-support reform it is the Republicans who would protect current seniors’ benefits and make them available to future seniors while saving the program from collapse through market reforms. Through the candidates’ statements this week and through this new ad, Romney and Ryan have made clear they’re going to inform voters about this and force the Democrats to defend themselves on Medicare.
They are used to Republicans assuming a defensive crouch in the wake of their mediscare demagoguery. Now, horror of horrors, it’s their turn to be in the defensive crouch.
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