Why in the bloody hell are Democrats playing defense on Medicare? What the fuck is wrong with us? This is our baby, this is our pride and joy, this is our home turf, and we're the ones playing defense on Medicare? Holy shit the Obama campaign and the democratic party have played this medicare debate horribly so far! Talk about being caught flat footed! Obama cuts 716 billion on the providers side of medicare, not from beneficiaries, and yet Romney is winning the debate thus far and making it seem like Obama is cutting benefits when he's not. This is all because Obama is not fighting back, instead he's giving dumb ass interviews to Access Hollywood and People Magazine, This sums up my feelings on this shitty week........
Seriously though, if the Obama campaign and the DNC can't win a debate on freaking MEDICARE, what the hell is the point man? If the conversation on medicare is centered around Obama cutting medicare and Romney saving medicare, which is the current narrative, we lose and lose big time. This is the Affordable Care Act debate all over again. The republicans throw around complete lies and falsehoods and the democratic response is, "well that's just not being very nice."
Always leave it to democrats to lose debates that they should easily win. We assume that the general public is paying close attention and researching policy and that's just not true. PEOPLE ARE STUPID! Why can't democrats get that and when will we learn?
This is my biggest frustration with the Obama first term. He's put in great policies but none of them have really gone into effect yet and none of them have really been explained yet. We're still in Afghanistan for reasons unknown but finally start leaving late next month after nearly four years in office, health care reform doesn't really go into effect until 2014, the Bush Tax cuts don't end until early next year, we won't really get any of the financial reforms put in place until next year and that's only if Obama is re-elected.
In 2008 Obama's slogan was "Change We Can Believe In." Not ," Change We Can Eventually Believe In After 5 Years in Office If I Get Re-Elected."
I need a fucking drink!