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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:52 AM
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Next week House Republicans will commit political suicide
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 11:53 AM by WI_DEM
It's official: next week, House Republicans will be asked to walk the plank and vote for Paul Ryan's 2012 budget plan, including it's proposal to eliminate Medicare and replace it with vouchers. The Hill:

The House Republican 2012 budget resolution that would cut $5.8 trillion over 10 years was reported out of the Budget Committee on Wednesday night after a day-long markup. It now heads to the House floor for a vote set for next week.

www.dailykos.com

Good! No matter how they will try to defend their vote, the House GOP members who vote for this lunatic plan will have the tag that "They voted to eliminate Medicare." Their democratic opponents will have TV-ads proclaiming that. The drift of elderly folks towards the GOP on the grounds that Obama's health care plan cuts Medicare will be muted. It may very well pass the house, but it won't pass the Senate, and even if it did--Obama would no doubt veto such a bill.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:59 AM
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1. They are trapped by their own insane rhetoric.
They have no place to go...

We need to make political hay out of this, big time.

Recommended.

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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:09 PM
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2. I hope that DU will not blame Obama no matter what happens.
Budget bills begin in the House of Representatives.

Too many people here on DU wrongly believe that the president controls the budget process. He doesn't.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:12 PM
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3. Obama will make excuses for them.
He'll call their plan "ambitious" and "good faith". Then argue that it's not good to kill all the seniors on Medicare. How about only half?

What he won't do is get on TV and say "this is bullshit and I will not sign it."
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:21 PM
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4. He HAS been on T.V., but the corporate media is too busy creaming its pants
over Paul Ryan and who's to blame for a shutdown.

Obama HAS made statements against this horrible bill!!!!!
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damonm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:40 PM
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6. Too many on BOTH sides of the aisle...
share that misconception.

And FAR too many bloviate on about such things while making clear with every word that they have no clue what they're talking about.
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mazzarro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:23 PM
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5. Assuming the Dems have the stomach and fortitude to speak up
and use this in the campaign? The point is that Dems have had similar opportunities in the past to hammer away at the rapepubliCONS and have found some way to give some namby-pamby excuses about not campaigning dirty!
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:42 PM
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7. They are busy moving the goal posts as we speak..
the pendulum continues to swing right and the MSM doesn't expose this RADICAL bill for what it is..

WAKE UP DEMS
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