I THOUGHT THEY WERE ALL BIG AND BAD, FOLKS.
They thought they'd just be able to ram it through.
Ain't nobody forgiving, and come November 2012, STILL...nobody would have forgot.
The DNC is preparing the Political Ads as I type.
From Talking Points Memo.com:
GOP Freshmen On Medicare Attacks: Let's Let Bygones Be Bygones
Brian Beutler | May 11, 2011, 11:11AM
House Republican freshmen admit that their so-called "MediScare" attacks on Democrats helped them win a big majority in 2010. Democrats had voted for the health care law, which included $500 billion in "cuts" to Medicare -- primarily slashing overpayments to private insurers -- and Republican challengers never let them forget it.
Now, they say, it's time to let bygones be bygones.
Nearly a dozen House Republican freshmen held a press conference outside the Capitol Tuesday morning to "wipe the slate clean," and "hit the reset button."
"Yeah, I mean there's been -- again, this is a both-sides issue," said Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) when asked if GOP candidates and the NRCC had engaged in 'MediScare' tactics last year. "To say that one side is blameless in trying to use issues to win votes is just dishonest."
On Tuesday, Kinzinger and 41 of his colleagues sent a letter to President Obama, asking him to rein in Democratic attacks on GOP members who voted for the House budget, which includes a plan to privatize Medicare and cap spending on the program.
DID YOU READ THAT?
They called Barack Obama everything but a child of GOD during the 2010 elections, and think he should ' rein in Democratic attacks'?
G-T-F-O-H with THAT bullshyt.
The Democrat's response?
"We ask that you stand above partisanship, condemn the disingenuous attacks and work with this Congress to reform spending on entitlement programs," the letter reads.
To preempt the press conference, the DCCC responded to the letter with a long list of NRCC and candidate attack ads and statements from the 2010 election -- all of them targeting Democrats for cutting Medicare, all on behalf of GOP candidates who are now hoping for a truce on Medicare attacks.
They can send letters to the President until Jesus returns. ...but, the ads are still gonna run in November 2012.