In astounding hypocritical letter, Cory Gardner asks Obama to not use MediScare tactics
Today, Cory Gardner joined with 41 other GOP freshmen to send a letter to President Obama to - wait for it - ask him to stop MediScaring seniors by telling them that the Republican Medicare plan will privatize it or lower benefits for seniors. Apparently, Gardner doesn't like it when someone is pointing the finger at him saying he is hurting seniors.
A group of House Republican freshmen, tired of getting hammered on Medicare, is leading a fresh protest against Democrats' tactics on the senior citizen health care program.
You read that right. The Tea Party freshman class thinks that scare tactics by the GOP's opponents about the GOP's Medicare proposal are unfair and asks the President to stop them.
I'm almost speechless. I knew the guy was a hypocrite, but wow. Just wow. Does he remember his campaign? Does he remember the election at all? It was difficult to watch the TV or listen to the radio without hearing some GOP campaign aid accusing some Democrat of cutting Medicare and hurting seniors.
Gardner himself ran ads with ominous music claiming his opponent "Cost Seniors Health Care Plan" or "Cut Medicare by $500 billion." He even ginned up support at townhalls by bashing the Democrat's plan, appealing to seniors' fears about Medicare: August 4, he Tweeted: "Enjoyed speaking to a group of Seniors in Fort Collins. They were very concerned about the Obama healthcare bill cutting Medicare. #redco"
But now that the public sentiment is turned against him, "it's not fair." "Don't scare people into not liking me!" What a hypocritical little bit of whining by Cory Gardner and the GOP.
At least the attacks being lobbed at Gardner and the GOP are true, I suppose that's a major difference between these tactics and his own.
Update: .pdf of Letter available here.