Republican’s policies of hate, corporate protection, and keeping the status quo for the rich and powerful continues, as Republican Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan virtually eliminates the safety net for seniors – Medicare. Democrats need to be very aware of the lengths that Republicans will go to accomplish this power grab of greed and influence, through lies and deceit.
Exhibit A – Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.
On November 4th, 2010 Senator McConnell said the following in an address to the Heritage Foundation, in Washington, D.C.:
Sen. McConnell: “Over the past week, some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office. But the fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things it is to put someone in the White House who won’t veto any of these things. We can hope the President will start listening to the electorate after Tuesday’s election — “
On Sunday May 27, 2011 Senator McConnell appeared on “Meet the Press” and after basically saying nothing and dodging questions about whether he supports Republican Senator Paul Ryan’s plan to eliminate Medicare for seniors, he said this:
Sen. McConnell: “And the guy, the guy that you’re going to have on after me (Senator Chuck Schumer) thinks that all we’re doing right now is positioning for the 2012 election. What about the country? What about the next generation, not the next election?“
Without an ounce of shame and irony McConnell accused Democrats of putting election before country, when he put himself on record as being in election mode less than a year ago. And in my opinion, Democrats and Progressives, and anyone with some common sense know that Ryan’s Medicare Plan is an over reach and just plain wrong, bad policy, as there are many alternate ways to help defray the costs of Medicare for seniors.
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer called McConnell out on his confused version of facts, history, and apparent memory lapse of the invention of videotape and responded with the following:
Sen. Schumer: “Mitch McConnell said his goal is not to elect President Obama, and then he says we shouldn’t talk about elections? Give me a break.”