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Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:58 PM

Bill Clinton Takes On Paul Ryan’s Medicare Lies: ‘It Takes Some Brass’

Bill Clinton singlehandedly dismantled the Romney-Ryan campaign narrative that President Obama is trying to put an end to Medicare at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night, pointing out that it is in fact the Romney-Ryan proposal for Medicare that would permanently change the program to a depreciating voucher system. “It takes some brass,” Clinton said, “to attack a guy for doing what you did”:

First, Both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan attacked the President for allegedly robbing medicare of $716 billion. But it is not true.[...]

So, President Obama and the Democrats did not weaken Medicare. They strengthened Medicare. When Congressman Ryan looked into that TV camera and attacked President Obama’s Medicare savings as “the biggest, coldest power play,” I did not know whether to laugh or cry. Key cuts that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of medicare savings that he had in his own budget. It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did.

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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/09/05/804051/clinton-medicare-ryan-lies/

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:06 AM

1. if by brass....you mean balls.....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:47 AM

2. That was exactly what Clinton meant - he just couldn't come out and say it.

 

But everybody knew.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:48 AM

3. and love the fact this was improvised......

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:51 AM

4. Hard-hitting but classy

A great soundbite from the master.

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