Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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Seriously. When your political opponents touch the “Third Rail” of Medicare, as Paul Ryan did, you ought to be able to do better than mouth nonsense about seniors being “thrown to the wolves” (though it’s a nice phrase), and not say anything of substance about your own plan.
That “throw-granny-into-the-cold-street-to-eat-catfood-before-she-dies” stuff is the given. You’ve gotta have a sharpened shiv somewhere in your pocket to close the demagogic deal, especially when you’re on national TV.
But, no. Crude and non-responsive, robotive demagoguery is how new DNC Chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz rolls.
Pathetic. Where is your plan for fixing the unsustainability of Medicare, Debbie? The American people are not buying the “everything’s fine” line anymore.
Heartland friend Bruce McQuain has more about Debbie’s typical nonsense here.
(HT: The Corner.)