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Democrats’ False Mediscare Attacks Backfiring; Ohio “Very, Very Hostile Territory” for Obama
Over the weekend, the Miami Herald reported that despite a deluge of attacks against the Romney-Ryan plan to save and strengthen Medicare, the American people aren’t buying the Democrats' Mediscare tactics:
“Obamacare was supposed to be President Barack Obama’s legacy. But it’s looking like a political millstone. The mammoth and unpopular health insurance overhaul weighed down Democrats in 2010 when Republicans helped turn seniors to their side. And now Democrats have unexpectedly had to play defense over Obamacare’s Medicare cuts even as Mitt Romney picked Congressman Paul Ryan as a vice-presidential running mate and drew attention to unpopular Republican plans that cap future Medicare spending.”
And in Ohio, Democratic operatives are conceding that it’s Republicans who are “running the election” when it comes to the debate on health care, as Roll Call reported today:
“Trailing President Barack Obama in Ohio throughout the summer, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is looking to turn the tables by using ‘ObamaCare’ as a political weapon to make inroads with traditionally Democratic voters.
“[T]he president's underlying weakness in Ohio is a result of anxiety over the economy - and in the eastern part of the state, because of voters' belief that Obama is hostile to coal. The Democratic operative said the political atmosphere in Ohio is reminiscent of 2004, and he called the state ‘very, very hostile territory’ for Obama. ‘One of the biggest problems that the Democrats have is structural,’ this individual added. ‘The Republicans are running the election.’
“Additionally, the Romney campaign is hopeful that Obamacare could help it turn the central eastern Ohio counties of Belmont and Jefferson red. These counties have voted at least moderately Democratic for president since 1976. Last November, they supported Issue 3 with 68 percent and 67 percent of the vote, respectively. The campaign is also targeting pockets of blue-collar Democrats in moderately Republican Noble and Washington counties.”
Congressman Boehner has said that he’ll fight to repeal the president’s job-crushing health care law. And Boehner has said that the House will restore the $716 billion in cuts to current Medicare beneficiaries that’s enshrined in ObamaCare. As Congressman Ryan (R-WI) noted at a rally in Florida this Saturday:
“Medicare should not be used as a piggy bank for Obamacare. Medicare should be the promise that is made to our current seniors period, end of story. Here is what Mitt Romney and I will do: We will end the raid of Medicare. We will restore the promise of this program and we will make sure that this board of bureaucrats will not mess with my mom's health care or your mom's health care.”
Congressman Boehner, House Republican, and our entire Republican ticket is committed to saving and strengthening Medicare for current retirees and future generations.
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