As Democrats Rejoice Over Their Strategy Of Demonizing Republicans Over Medicare, Bill Clinton Takes GOP’s Side In A WARNING

Democrats have utterly demonized everything and anything Republicans have tried to do to show some actual leadership (note: which Obama REFUSES to do) and deal with the Medicare funding crisis before it implodes in just a few years.

A typical example of Democrat demagoguery is the attack ad that features a Paul Ryan-lookalike pushing an old lady in a wheelchair over a cliff.  It fails to mention that none of Ryan’s changes to Medicare would affect anyone over the age of 55, and that he is trying to save the current beneficiaries receiving Medicare from a disaster that will kill them all in only five years.

Only a few years ago experts were saying Medicare would go bankrupt by 2019.  That has now been changed; experts are now saying it will go bankrupt by 2017.  Which is only six years away.  And there’s plenty of time to find out that they were wrong again and no, it will go bankrupt even sooner than that.

If anyone is trying to save these people and save the Medicare system, it’s Paul Ryan and the Republicans.  It’s Democrats who want to let them all die while demonizing anyone who tries to prevent those deaths.

Democrats’ strategy is to do nothing – which will literally create the situation in which the system will crash and seniors WILL die – and attack Republicans for offering specific plans to bolster the Medicare system.

Bill Clinton Warns Democrats On Medicare: Doing Nothing Isn’t An Option
Doug Mataconis   ·   Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Former President Clinton doesn’t necessarily think his fellow Democrats are pursuing the right policy in their response to the Ryan Plan:

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Bill Clinton had a word of warning on Wednesday for fellow Democrats: Don’t get too cocky about voters’ rejection of Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.

In a special election for a vacant House seat on Tuesday, a Democrat candidate upset a Republican in a GOP-stronghold in upstate New York.

The race was widely seen as a proxy on Ryan’s controversial Republican proposal plan to convert Medicare into a voucher program.

Clinton, speaking at a fiscal summit sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said the race showed that voters don’t like the Republican plan.

But he also told Democrats not to shy away from tackling entitlement programs.

“You shouldn’t look at the New York race and think that nobody can do anything to slow Medicare costs,” Clinton said.

Of perhaps more interest is a behind the scenes exchange between Clinton and Paul Ryan after the former President spoke:

ABC News was behind the scenes with the Wisconsin Congressman and GOP  Budget Committee Chairman when he got some words of encouragement none  other than former President Bill Clinton.

“So anyway, I told them before you got here, I said I’m glad we won  this race in New York,” Clinton told Ryan, when the two met backstage at  a forum on the national debt held by the Pete Peterson Foundation. But  he added, “I hope Democrats don’t use this as an excuse to do nothing.”

Ryan told Clinton he fears that now nothing will get done in Washington.

“My guess is it’s going to sink into paralysis is what’s going to  happen. And you know the math. It’s just, I mean, we knew we were  putting ourselves out there. You gotta start this. You gotta get out  there. You gotta get this thing moving,” Ryan said.

Clinton told Ryan that if he ever wanted to talk about it, he should “give me a call.” Ryan said he would.

Interesting to say the least.

Outsidethebeltway posts a video of that exchange between Ryan and Clinton.

The Democrats have proposed nothing to fix anything.  Rather, they have recklessly spent.  And spent.  And spent.

And our nation is on the edge of a depression that will make the “Great” one look like a nice day by comparison.

Meanwhile, Obama and Democrats stripped $575 billion from Medicare in order to fund a new entitlement program under Medicaid.  And what his plan will do is scaring the bejeezus out of providers who might well simply either go bankrupt (before America itself goes bankrupt) or will simply get out of providing healthcare altogether.

I can’t predict whether the Democrats’ “Mediscare” campaign will work or not in 2012.  But if it does, America is finished.  The people who created this disaster in the first place and then attacked anyone who tried to fix that disaster will have won to ensure the nation’s collapse.  It will be as simple as that.

I also know that this happened before the 2010 smackdown of Democrats.  Remember?  In the 23rd district, the Democrat won a “Republican district” in New York.  And Democrats triumphed over what they thought the meaning of that victory was.  They turned out to be profoundly wrong.

One thing I do know: the Beast is coming.

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4 Responses to “As Democrats Rejoice Over Their Strategy Of Demonizing Republicans Over Medicare, Bill Clinton Takes GOP’s Side In A WARNING”

  1. Scott Says:

    Ironic those words came from Bill Clinton!…I suppose even HE knows what DISASTER today’s Democrats have become!

  2. A Jew Says:

    Yeah, and they say the Republicans are the fear mongers. Dems know that majority of voters are generally older. So they’re trying to scare them into thinking Republicans are going to kill Medicare, which is killing our country. People voted Obama because they wanted change (Even though he clearly did not change for the better), change requires scarifies. Democrats have had their way, you can see the result. We need some Republicans to strengthen the economy, and keep our allies. You know, by not throwing your biggest ally, in a dangerous region that hates us, under the bus.

    What I really think we need, more than ever, is political reform. We need term limits. These people, Dems and Republicans alike are making this into a career. Being a politician should not be a career. Term limits are great because it allows the flow of new ideas. Once you’re in the house for too long you get comfortable, you don’t work as hard. When you get a job, initially you work as hard as you can to give your boss a good impression and to obtain job security. As the years pass you get more lax, you don’t work as hard. I believe this is what is happening. We need term limits. Congress would change because the people are the same, and have been the same for a while (Mainly the senate). Also, people need to realize the power of voting, they need to make educated decisions instead of basing their votes on…He’s black, so am I :) or Did you see what that guy did in that commercial? (Like the Paul Ryan thing). Terrible mudslinging move, on a side note I hate all of those dramatized commercials. Let me know what you think.

  3. Michael Eden Says:

    The funny thing is that Democrats routinely fall back on the man who preached to America “the era of big government is over” as their shining example of big government.

    Bill Clinton cared far more about America than Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi times one hundred.

    One of the things that is funny is that Paul Ryan is pointing out that a) Medicare doesn’t change for those over 55; and b) that Ryan’s plan relies in part on a CLINTON commission plan for those under 55.

    Democrats since Kennedy have become increasingly evil. They have reupidiated everything that John F. Kennedy stood for. Now they are repudiating everything that Bill Clinton stood for. They are just becoming more and more vile.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    I totally agree about term limits.

    The world won’t be “fixed” even if Republicans take over, because the nature of power contaminates both Republicans and Democrats alike (though it corrupts Democrats more). Because power tends to corrupt. And politicians very quickly begin paying more attention to the special interests that will get them elected to the next term than doing the best good – or at least the will – of the people.

    I also believe in a line item veto – and supported it even though it would have been Democrat Bill Clinton who would have been able to use it first. (Note that it was the LIBERAL justices who shot that one down!!!). A line item veto would also have had the effect of limiting all the crap in Washington by allowing the president to veto just part of a bill, rather than the whole thing. A lot of waste and fraud could be elminated that way.

    Republicans have superior ideas and policies, and they even have superior “special interests.” But we need to make Congress something that you do for a short while, and then GET OUT and GO HOME where you are forced to live in the real world under the results of your votes.

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