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The Obama campaign melts down over Medicare cuts

One of the most difficult things for Obamaâ??s campaign team and its volunteer auxiliaries in the media to cope with, since the announcement of Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential candidate, has been Obamaâ??s looting of $700 billion from Medicare to finance ObamaCare.  Itâ??s an objective fact that this transfer of funding took place, but since they desperately want to caricature Ryan as the Slayer of Grannies, they canâ??t process it.  As Mitt Romney put it on 60 Minutes during an appearance with Ryan last weekend, â??Thereâ??s only one president that I know if in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call ObamaCare.â?ť

Rich Lowry of National Review short-circuited Rachel Maddow of MSNBC by simply asking her if she agreed with Obamaâ??s Medicare cash grab:

But the real fun came when Obamaâ??s deputy campaign manager, documented liar Stephanie â??I Never Heard of Joe Sopticâ?ť Cutter, boasted of the Presidentâ??s achievement in cutting $700 billion from Medicare on CBS Newsâ?? Face the Nationâ?¦

â?¦ prompting senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod to call Cutter a liar the following morning.

Of course, Obamaâ??s feral campaign isnâ??t much concerned with the nuances of truth and logic, but itâ??s still interesting to note that they apparently havenâ??t developed anything like a coordinated response to a question they had to know they would be asked.  It probably would have come up even if Ryan wasnâ??t the Republican vice-presidential candidate, but it was a lead-pipe cinch now that heâ??s on the ticket, and â??Medi-Scareâ?ť once again fills the air.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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The Obama campaign melts down over Medicare cuts

One of the most difficult things for Obama’s campaign team and its volunteer auxiliaries in the media to cope with, since the announcement of Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential candidate, has been Obama’s looting of $700 billion from Medicare to finance ObamaCare.  It’s an objective fact that this transfer of funding took place, but since they desperately want to caricature Ryan as the Slayer of Grannies, they can’t process it.  As Mitt Romney put it on 60 Minutes during an appearance with Ryan last weekend, “There’s only one president that I know if in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call ObamaCare.”

Rich Lowry of National Review short-circuited Rachel Maddow of MSNBC by simply asking her if she agreed with Obama’s Medicare cash grab:

http://www.youtube.com/v/gHJ9dKxfF5A?version=3&hl=en_US

But the real fun came when Obama’s deputy campaign manager, documented liar Stephanie “I Never Heard of Joe Soptic” Cutter, boasted of the President’s achievement in cutting $700 billion from Medicare on CBS News’ Face the Nation…

http://www.youtube.com/v/YCEgidipc5g?version=3&hl=en_US

… prompting senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod to call Cutter a liar the following morning.

http://www.youtube.com/v/AK49WTpjYfM?version=3&hl=en_US

Of course, Obama’s feral campaign isn’t much concerned with the nuances of truth and logic, but it’s still interesting to note that they apparently haven’t developed anything like a coordinated response to a question they had to know they would be asked.  It probably would have come up even if Ryan wasn’t the Republican vice-presidential candidate, but it was a lead-pipe cinch now that he’s on the ticket, and “Medi-Scare” once again fills the air.

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