This people are simply shameless hypocrites and liars.
As I wrote yesterday, 42 House Republicans published a tearful, whining letter to the Democrats, begging them to stop being mean to them and reminding the public that they, the Republicans, all voted to destroy Medicare. They tried to coin a neat term in the letter, claiming the Democrats were targeting them with “Mediscare”.
Well, not that it should surprise any thinking or rational or fact-based human being these days, but it took the Republicans all of about 48 hours to show just how sincere they were about the principles they advocated in their letter about “Mediscare”.
Well, that didn’t last long.
At nearly the exact same time 42 House Republicans were calling on President Obama to stop the heated rhetoric about their Medicare plan Wednesday, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced a new ad in California that accused a Democrat of “bankrupting Medicare” and putting benefits in jeopardy.
Here’s the script for the ad, that will run in California’s 11th District, against Rep. Jerry McNerney (D):
Who do you trust with personal health care decisions? Your own doctor.
But if Jerry McNerney gets his way, that could change.
McNerney and President Obama’s Medicare plan empowers bureaucrats to interfere with doctors, risking seniors’ access to treatment.
Now, Obama’s budget plan lets Medicare go bankrupt: that’d mean big cuts to benefits.
Tell McNerney to stop bankrupting Medicare.
And as usual, it’s not just the hypocrisy. It is the blinding falsehoods and dishonesty of the Republicans and their ads that is just frankly awe inspiring.
These people really do have no conscience whatsoever.
They are willing to look the people of America, the elderly, the poor, the needy, the ill, those without health care and insurance, straight in the eye, all the time lying through their teeth about what their plan to destroy Medicare will do; all the while continuing to spout the same baseless lies about the recently passed health care legislation.
The really funny part about that is that it is exactly what Mitt Romney and the Republicans pushed and even passed into law in Massachusetts when he was governor there. Now he is running from his own legislation and ideas like a cat from scalding water, trying every spin and dodge and verbal obfuscation possible to wriggle out of the fact that the health care legislation passed last year was nothing more, and nothing less, than the market based, mandate inclusive plan originally dreamed up and pushed for and advocated by the Republicans!
But then again, and let me repeat this to be clear: as usual, it’s not just the hypocrisy. It is the blinding falsehoods and dishonesty of the Republicans and their ads that is just frankly awe inspiring.