Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, August 27, 2012

Kiss Your Medicare Goodbye

Look, this isn't a "pants on fire" "four Pinocchios" claim.  This ends Medicare as we know it and replaces it with a program that wouldn't come close to covering senior's health care needs.

And if the media won't describe it as such, we are screwed.

And with the Romney camp apparently moving to racial demagoguery we can expect this campaign to get nasty and ugly beyond anything we've seen yet.  Romney will do anything to win.  We've seen that.  But as bad as that will be just wait and see if he gets elected...

UPDATE: Ezra Klein talks about the Romney race-baiting strategy here.  Oddly, he states that "The Romney ads are not racist."  Well, they aren't, if you expect a racist ad to depict Obama eating watermelon in coveralls while raping a white woman.  But if you think those appeals aren't based on race - and Klein himself shows neatly and succinctly how they are - you're nuts.

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