Nancy Pelosi once said of Obamacare that we had to pass it so we can find out what’s in it. Well one of the big stink bombs that the Democrats don’t want to talk about is the massive cuts they made to Medicare when they passed Obamacare. These cuts were designed to keep Obamacare deficit neutral and was a key provision that helped both the House and Senate pass the the bill in March 2010. In fact in the below video President Obama stated that he would veto the bill if there was any attempt to undo the cuts to Medicare. Check it out.
So how have the Democrats received a free pass for so long in regards to the massive cuts they made to Medicare when they passed Obamacare? How were they able to shape the narrative when Paul Ryan came out with a budget that would repeal these cuts and keep Medicare solvent for people 55 years and older, changing nothing in the coverage they are receiving? How did they get away with videos showing a Paul Ryan look alike pushing grandma off the cliff when they had already pushed grandma off the cliff a year earlier? There are four reasons for this. The first is Republic leadership under House Speaker John Boehner has been weak and indecisive. They did a terrible job getting their message out and when the Democratic narrative began to gain traction with seniors Boehner did what he always does; cuts and runs. The second reason the Democrats have been able to keep a lid on their cuts to Medicare is because the MSM has turned a blind eye to it. They have either underreported the facts on this subject or have ignored it in its entirety. If you ignore an act or action, then you don’t have to acknowledge it happened. The third reason is because the average voter is mostly uninformed in regards to the issues and like I’ve said many times before the Democrats rely on this ignorance to advance their agenda. And finally the last reason is because we haven’t had a debate about Medicare on a national stage until now. If you have a national debate about a topic and compare and contrast two plans side by side, then Americans with all the information can make an informed decision in regards to it. This is a destination the left doesn’t want to reach.
They need Americans lost and in the dark. They need us ignorant so they can pass bills in order for us to find out what’s in them. They need us dazed and confused so they can drive the narrative. They don’t believe in empowering the individual, they rely of the ignorance of the masses. The last thing the Democrats wanted was a young, articulate, individual running around proposing common sense solutions to address the problems with Medicare while at the same time pointing out the shortfalls of the Democrats. Now the Democrats and Obama are trying to defend an action that is indefensible and they’re losing. This is why they’re trying to switch the debate back to Romney’s taxes. You see once Americans get the information more often than not they make the right decision and this scares the crap out of the left. Since Paul Ryan has taken Medicare debate on the road the left has been in complete disarray. To give you an idea how rattled they are take a look at the below video clip. It’s about 12 minutes long but worth the watch.
The most revealing part of this video comes at the two minute mark when Howard Dean stated, “You can’t convince people that a Dem is going to cut Medicare.” This should convince you just how much the left relies on the ignorance of the average voter. Even when they cut Medicare by $700 billion, they believe you won’t believe they actually did it because hey they’re Democrats. It’s absolutely insulting. But this is why we do the things we do and why we need to help Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan get the word out about this. The more people learn about the Romney/Ryan plan for Medicare the more people will not only see the need to fix, but I believe they will embrace the Ryan plan because it makes sense And once people come to terms with the fact that the Democrats have already gutted it, I see bad times for any candidate with a “D” in front of their name. And finally Charles Krauthammer drives the point home about the cuts the Democrats made to Medicare in the below clip.
We’re now having a national discussion about Medicare and it’s a good thing. And because we’re finally having this debate I believe Obama and the Democrats are going to lose it. Why? Because the most dangerous threat to the status quo is an informed voter and this debate is definitely informing the voter.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!
Original Post: The Sentry Journal