I’ve railed over the years, about letting the NSDWP continually use the Medicare harem-scarem tatic unhindered with our seniors. It rose to it’s hideous peak with the ad last November, depicting a Paul Ryan lookalike pushing granny in a wheelchair over the cliff. Enough was Enough for me. I’ve been sending letters, faxes etc. to the candidates begging them to finally take a fucking stand on the nasty partisan play that’s been on the books forever. You know the one about “Medicare is the third rail in American politics, touch it and your political career is over”. Well, why the fuck is that true? The answer is the left will demagogue the issue on your ass and beat you. Never a mention of an alternative to actually depict the truth. I’ve been on the right for decades and I’ve never heard even our most rowdy free-thinkers suggest anything coming close to ending the program. The first real reference to denying granny her check was out of Ogabelini’s pie-hole during the debt ceiling debate. Once again that festering hemorrhoid got away with it. What the fuck people? Does anyone anywhere NOT have an answer to that bold lie? Nope, not one asshole was brave enough to call Jobama out on it. Once again I despaired. But then we witnessed the special elections in New York and Nevada. The left promptly trotted out their full-tilt Mediscare tactic and promptly had it broken off in their asses. In Nevada Congressman-elect Amodei went with a full-court offense by tying his opponent to ObamaCare and pResident Teleprompter’s epic economic failures. He went all out by putting his mom on the radio, to talk about Medicare reform with no hint at all that could be described as wanting to kill it, a tactic we’ve seen used a number of times during this primary season circus. If a republican candidate reads “Medicare” on a damned billboard and tells someone he read that word, obviously he wants to stop the checks last week, as well as seen gramps eat dogfood. The sonuvabitch in Nevada “jumped the shark” and won…big. Turner in NY-9 went even farther by pointing out the dems have a plan under Obamacare to cut Medicare to the tune of $500 billion, by reducing payments to providers and creating the IPAB, a death panel de facto, to make end of life quality decisions. The GOP plan under Ryan, where seniors would have a choice in plans (and providers) that best fits their needs. This would create heavy competition amongst carriers for the billions in plan payments. The candidates took a gamble to go against the moth-eaten status quo concept and were successful, spectacularly so. They grew balls and prevailed. Period. The left can spin the epic loss as being about Weiner, but that’s total bullshit. The Jews that comprise a major portion of that District, voting for once in their own self-interest, still don’t account for the 8% thrashing. It’s really delightful to see for once, that demographic of liberal Jews wake up and take a stand for Israel that others, especially conservatives have been doing for them.
Only one rational conclusion can be drawn from this in my humble opinion. Maybe, just maybe that third rail has been de-energized. If true and I do think it is, the dems just lost one of their best tools for the ’12 campaign. The seniors of the US can be reasoned with, if the message stays on point and is directly connected to them on a personal level. They’ll listen for more than that traditional democrat sound-bite takes, if we communicate with them in earnest and direct.
I can only hope and pray that the nominee will take a lesson from this and grow the testes to do the same come time for the big show.