You won't hear about this from the liberal media:
We generally try to reserve the "pure gold" label for truly irresistible instances of flagrant hypocrisy and irony. To wit, our last usage came while flagging a clip of President Obama ripping into President Bush's "unpatriotic" accumulation of $4 Trillion in debt over eight years ... just after Obama eclipsed the $4 Trillion mark himself after just two-and-a-half years on the job. That reminder seems especially relevant this week, since we now find ourselves on the precipice of blowing past the $16 trillion national debt mark. It'll probably happen by week's end. In any case, and without further ado, here's candidate Barack Obama in 2008 informing voters about John McCain's risky and dangerous Medicare-slashing vision for healthcare reform:RELATED: Paul Ryan’s Debut: What Went Right, What Went Wrong? (The Note)
"It turns out that Senator McCain would pay for part of his plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare! (Boos) $882 Billion worth. (Boos) $882 billion in Medicare cuts to pay for an ill-conceived, badly-thought-through healthcare plan...even though Medicare is already facing a looming shortfall...If you rely on Medicare, it would mean fewer places to get care, and less freedom to choose your own doctors."It's uncanny, isn't it? Four years hence, the Republican ticket has managed to swipe this potent attack from Obama's arsenal because the president's own plan is now doing precisely -- and I mean precisely -- what he warned about four years ago. Allow me to update and paraphrase:This president has paid for part of his plan by making drastic cuts to Medicare. $716 Billion worth. $716 Billion in Medicare cuts to pay for an ill-conceived, badly-thought-through Obamacare plan. If you rely on Medicare, it will mean fewer places to get care, and less freedom to choose your own doctors.Lefty "fact-checkers" are tripping over one another to declare this Romney/Ryan criticism of The One a "myth" (in a stunningly deceitful piece) and "half true," but Obama cannot escape the empirical fact that he has, in fact, cut hundreds of billions from a program "already facing a looking shortfall" in order to fund his unpopular, unaffordable and destructive Obamacare power grab. Team Obama can scream "lie!" until they're blue in the face. That won't change the reality that President Obama has admitted to these Medicare cuts on national television, and that his Deputy Campaign manager touted the cuts as a presidential "achievement" as recently as last week.