GOOD JOB IDIOT  3:22 pm November 4, 2011

In Hopes Someone Will Pay Attention, Romney Proposes Killing Medicare

by Ken Layne

Bend over, old man. Doctor Mitt is here to fuck you over good!Dull little rich boy Mitt Romney can’t get Republicans to love him, because he loves the Wrong Jesus and also was the creator of Obamacare in Taxachusetts. The news media, meanwhile, will only write about where Herman Cain would’ve liked to stick his dong, and the money he paid to silence the ladies about his unseemly desires. So how can Mitt Romney get “back in the spotlight,” where he’s never really been except as the butt of jokes? By scaring the hell out of The Old People and proposing an end to Medicare! Oh don’t worry, 99% of Americans who will require this health care — Mitt’s going to privatize it! That way, some of Mitt’s favorite people (corporations) will still cash in while you die in the garbage behind the Senior Center.

The AP reports from some Tea Party event of old people:

The Republican presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts governor has released a broad plan to transform Medicare, the popular health-insurance program for the elderly.

[...]

On Medicare, Romney’s plan is remarkably similar to the controversial proposal released by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan earlier in the year. Romney hasn’t finalized many details, but he would offer future Medicare recipients an effective voucher to spend on private insurance or a version of the traditional program.

“The idea instead is to set the Medicare payment to provide each senior with money that they can go out use to go and buy a plan,” a senior Romney adviser said before the speech.

Well this should be wildly popular with the old white people the Republicans depend upon to keep the 1% plutocrats in power. After all, it worked super-well when George W. Bush suggested a similar fuckover of Social Security, remember? Oh right, not even 9/11 could get that bullshit to smell better ….

Also while on the Eastern Seaboard, Romney decided to announce he would attack the very popular Amtrak train service that millions of people rely upon on the Eastern Seaboard. Good work, Mitt! You will make the news tonight, we bet! [AP/WaPo]

 
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YouBetcha November 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm

What's Mittens's deal? Is he sabotaging himself out of the GOP ticket? He's going to beat the black one and the drunk one just by being white and sober. All he needs to do is keep his head down and his mouth shut for the next couple of months.

prommie November 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

He's point-shaving. he has clearly laid down some big bets against himself beating the spread.

GeorgiaBurning November 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Once a hedge fund guy, always a hedge fund guy. Gotta love it.

UnholyMoses November 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Sadly, most fundies do not find his membership in the Magic Underwear Cult to be kosher. In fact, they've noted in several polls that being Mormon is all it takes for them to vote for someone else — hell, anyone else, so long as they believe in the right Jesus.

spinozasgod November 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm

maybe, if we are lucky, if the choice is between the mormon and the muslin the tighty righties will stay home…..

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I'm an atheist. Who should I vote for?

Bonzos_Bed_Time November 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Nobody, because you're going to HELLLLLLL!!! [/Sam Kinison voice]

UnholyMoses November 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Whomever you think would do the best job for the most Americans.

I know, crazy-as-hell thought, but …

On the bright side, you have the same chance of getting elected thanks to your beliefs as I do of being named the starting QB for the New England Patriots this weekend: http://atheism.about.com/b/2011/06/17/most-americ

So if you've sexually harassed someone or sent private part pics via Twitter, no worries.

GunToting[Redacted] November 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Even if the "other" guy is, you know, black?

LetUsBray November 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I'm not buying it: Willard may not follow the religion they like, but he is the color they like.

tessiee November 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Hmmm…
[looks at left hand]
He's not a "real" Christian…
[looks at right hand]
He's tall…
He's white…
He has assloads of money…

[ponders]
I think we're gonna need a bigger snark.

Herring_Burnit November 7, 2011 at 12:12 am

I dunno, Bray. For reasons that are pretty much beyond me, they seem to hate his fucking guts.

LetUsBray November 7, 2011 at 1:07 am

Well, if there's one thing they're good at (and there may well be), it's inexplicably hating people's fucking guts.

Redhead November 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Well look at Cain's ever-escalating efforts at self-sabotage and implosion… and look how he still seems to be the favorite. Maybe Mittens is trying to copy his (weird version of) success?

ManchuCandidate November 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Usually when a female celebutard gets this desperate for attention, they pose nude in Playboy.

Looks like Mittens is going to have to pose in Playgirl in his Majik Undies or marry a Kardashian… hey, I hear Kim is free.

Lascauxcaveman November 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Free? I heard she's actually kind of expensive.

ManchuCandidate November 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Salacious Crumb November 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Easy maybe, but not free.

Herring_Burnit November 7, 2011 at 12:14 am

Money for nuthin'
Easy, easy chicks for free

SmutBoffin November 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm

When Wonkette posts come this rapidly, I imagine one editor grabbing the mike and talking over the other.

Am I too sensitive?

Lascauxcaveman November 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm

S'matter, too much of good thing for ya?

Bonzos_Bed_Time November 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Three MCs and one DJ…

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Party time at Wonkette World Headquarters in Yucca City CA. They're trying to knock off early

Not_So_Much November 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Two turntables and a microphone.

NellCote71 November 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I miss me some Anita Perry. Whatever happened to her?

prommie November 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine
There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed
Upon my soul between the kisses and the wine;
And I was desolate and sick of an unseemly passion,
Yea, I was desolate and bowed my head:
I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my unseemly fashion.

James Michael Curley November 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm

cough, cough, hengh!

hollywooddood November 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Popular Teabagger chant: "Take away our Medicare! Take away our Medicare!"

OneDollarJuana November 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I thought it was "get your government hands off my Medicare!". Now they'll get their wish.

Joshua Norton November 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm

A-bidi A-bidi A-bidi… That’s all folks!

weejee November 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

And another fudge splotch in his magic Depends™.

MaxNeanderthal November 4, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Uh, wah, phwaats tha'. Oh, oh, the fudge packer's woken up has he? Lessee, wha's he talking about, healthcare is bad, tax is bad, mass rapid public transit is bad, yada, yada, yada. Any new policy ideas he hasn't got off of Ronnie Raygun by way of Dan Quayle? Er, no.
OK, flip the pillow over to the cool side, see ya in the a.m…..

coolhandnuke November 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Had the wonderful opportunity to visit Gov. Romney's Proctology and Caramel Shop at Mall of Mormon in Salt Lake City.

ManchuCandidate November 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I wouldn't eat the chocolate caramels from there.

McRibzgood November 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

GET THE GUBMENT OUTTA MY MEDICARE!

PubOption November 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I think that when he says 'effective voucher', he means 'inadequate voucher'.

CZL November 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Ken, I read this post and didn't immediately grab a fistful of pills! We are making progress!

UnholyMoses November 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

THE LATEX-GLOVED HAND OF THE FREE MARKET WILL FIX EVERYTHING!!!!11!!

And, yes, that'd be the same free market that causes 1,000,000+ people each year to go bankrupt or die simply because they got sick. And the GOP wants that to happen to old people.

Guess they're actually okay with death panels, but only if they make a profit …

ChurchofRealism November 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I'm going to demand that this picture and Santorum's crying spawn pic somehow be fused together for my own endless lulz.

starfanglednut November 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

It's true, they never get old.

ProudLibunatic November 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

The two greatest pics ever!
They make me smile!

DerrickWildcat November 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Might as well bet it on a horse.

gurukalehuru November 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Don't mess with Joe Biden's ride.

MissTaken November 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Will the Teabaggers accept 'gubmint hands on their medicare' if they are covered in rubber gloves?

Fare la Volpe November 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

To teabaggers that's called Friday night with Daddy.

i_AM_ready November 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Relax, he just made a new speech announcing he's dead-set AGAINST privatizing Medicare.

HobbesEvilTwin November 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I missed that one, but I did catch the more recent speech where he disavowed being against any plan that is against being for being against medicare.

RedneckMuslin November 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Sounds like he just got a lock on the nomination. Rich get richer. The poor get fucked. That's the way the repug voters like it. In opposite world from the way it should be.

IncenseDebate November 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

His Amtrak proposal requres passengers traveling with their dogs to strap them to the roof of the train.

starfanglednut November 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Needs moar santorum running down the windows.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Huntsman's anti-Romney commercial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GShp7GuGzw&fe

Callyson November 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Jon2012 girls or GTFO.
/snark off
Love this ad…hope Obama 2012 people have similar ads in the works…

DaRooster November 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm

There won't be a need for Medicare anyway… what with no ozone, clean water and no food… who's gonna want to live any longer.

Slim_Pickins November 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm

"Soak the olds" has a certain resonance to it.

Lascauxcaveman November 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Holy moley, I hope you're not talking about a wet T-shirt contest.

Not_So_Much November 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Golden Showers if you don't have a Golden Parachute?

BerkeleyBear November 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Well, if you want to make Soylent Green with ingredients that dried out, you are going to have to re-hydrate them somehow.

Negropolis November 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Needz moar nurse-administered, retirement home sponge baths.

MrFizzy November 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm

For being an intelligent guy, he's awfully damn dumb.

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Can it be that being born rich, going to Harvard Law and B-schools, getting elected once as goobernor of Mass, and managing a hedge fund that destroys jobs world wide, doesn't mean you're smarter than other people?

As Frazier once said, "Every time a Harvard man is wrong, the world makes a little less sense."

SorosBot November 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Of course he got in to Harvard on his own merits, I mean it's not like they have a history of accepting idiots because they're the children of rich and powerful politicians/businessmen.

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:50 pm

You mean affirmative action legacy admissions for rich white dumbfucks? A proud tradition to be sure!

Chet Kincaid November 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Joe Frazier was deep.

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I was quoting Walt.

tessiee November 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm

"Can it be that being born rich, going to Harvard Law and B-schools, getting elected once as goobernor of Mass"

Don't be silly.
Just because Mittens is a spoiled rich shit whose family bought him a place in Harvard and a governorship, doesn't mean that he's qualified to…

Uh oh.

Occupy V572 November 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

CLASS WARFARE!!1!!1

Occupy V572 November 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I wouldn’t mind there being an upper class controlling all the wealth so much if they were good at something besides lacrosse. For instance, maybe they could be good at running banks and brokerage firms.

starfanglednut November 4, 2011 at 10:52 pm

People say that about me all the time.

ShitFilledExistence November 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm

"I created a successful health care plan in liberal Massachusetts, but look–I can be a heartless asshole, too! Please love me, GOP! Next up is Border Death Fence, I swear!"

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Well, as long as the corporations are assured their profits, this must be good for America.

barto November 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Mittens must be upset that Hermy's gettin all the tenshun, time to double down on the crazy! Stupid Amtrak just doesn't make any money like every highway in Amurka does.

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Actually, if I can use my voucher to get some of that sweet, government produced medical marijuana, this might be a good deal.

prommie November 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

The Canadian hydroponic is what you want, counselor. Thats what I hear, you know, guys talk, word gets around.

SexySmurf November 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

At 12:40 PST, with 0% of precincts reporting, Barack Obama has just been reelected President of the United States.

Lascauxcaveman November 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I thought Friday was supposed to be the day when Rebublican candidates pushed for privatizing Social Security. I thought privatizing Medicare was on Tuesdays?

And I can't remember what day is push Push-For-Taxcuts day.

ManchuCandidate November 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Every day!

PubOption November 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm

In the true Wonkette tradition, I must reply "All of them Katie".

emmelemm November 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Just to change it up, "Days that end in 'y'!"

NellCote71 November 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm

What day is Kick the Immigrants Out/Fry them on the Fence?

ShaveTheWhales November 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Oh, please.

All of them, Lascaux.

horsedreamer_1 November 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Transferring the Soc Sec Trust Fund to Goldman
Even more greatly empowering the corporations in our medical care
Which one should I take?
It's Friday. Friday!
Bringing the 99% even lower
Everybody's waiting for their life to end

McRibzgood November 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

You can pry my free government Rascal out of my cold dead hands.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Mittens, you are running for president… right?
Cause YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!!!!!1111!

widestanceshakedown November 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Nice try, Shit Mitten. If you really want to be taken seriously, you'll need to slaughter an Old at the next debate, as a chart on the screen shows the debt lowered by one millionth of a cent. After that, you can just chill out at home until you move into the White House.

starfanglednut November 4, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Even better, slaughter a GAY.

After all, everything is their fault

SmutBoffin November 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

If he wants to bump his poll numbers, Mitt should just get hisself accused of harassin' a Lady.

Worked for Cain.

widestanceshakedown November 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

We can haz sechstaipe with full frontal austerity?

NellCote71 November 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Friday drinking already started?

Generation[redacted] November 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

"You look like you would fit in my wife's magic underwear."

tihond November 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

He's going to try pinching America's ass any second now.

flamingpdog November 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

He's been pinching America's wealth for decades now.

Fare la Volpe November 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Please. Mitt's the only man so bland that women actually mistake his harassment for a joke.

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm

"Aw c'mon, I was just kidding when I said the limo will pick you up after work and take you to the Willard Hotel, and the desk clerk will give you the key to room 417, and the champagne and strawberries will already be on the cart in the room along with the Victoria's Secret "Wild Weekend" package in a 36D when you get there at 6:15."

"I know! But I'm still gonna sue your skinny white ass!"

iburl November 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

What, killing the family pet and flip-flopping on every single major and minor political issue of the last 40 years is not enough scumbaggery for the GOP?

Negropolis November 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Who in the hell would believe that? This guy is so asexual he reproduced by budding.

SayItWithWookies November 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Wait until someone tells Mittens that Saddam Hussein is trying to acquire nuclear weapons — that's when the fun really starts.

McRibzgood November 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

HOLY EFFIN' SHIT!!!!! I just realized there were no Sarah Palin posts this week!!!! Could it be that her 15 min are up? (Gleam in Baconz eye).

SorosBot November 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Here's the last one; it's over two weeks old; it looks like the media may have finally stopped paying attention to the grifter and her may finally be up.

Generation[redacted] November 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Nah. She did a financial analysis on any future political activity and decided her best move was to put her money in safe investments and retire. Diminishing returns, you know. She sold all her batshit crazy stock while the market is still hot.

flamingpdog November 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Nah, she just went on sabatshitical a few weeks ago. She'll be back.

starfanglednut November 4, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I see what you did there.

James Michael Curley November 4, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I don't want to see, hear or imagine what she'll do to get in the news next.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Yeah, she's finished scamming the morons who were her "supporters." Funny thing is, this was totally predicted by Christopher Hitchens. Check out his brilliant dissection of Palin and the Tea Party.

ProudLibunatic November 5, 2011 at 11:24 am

Dammit, baconz!

ifthethunderdontgetya November 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

By scaring the hell out of The Old People and proposing an end to Medicare!

Ken, you are so naive. It's touching, really.

You do recall the Reptiloid who scammed Medicare for billions and then got elected governor of Florida, home of the olds?

Mittens just wants to crib off Rick Scott's exam.
~

Maman November 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Still not going to help him clear 30% approval among bitter christians.

Chillwaver November 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Next thing you know, Mitt the Shit will start strapping old people to the roof of his car…

tessiee November 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

*surreptitiously points to horrible ex-mother-in-law*

Wonderthing November 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Cool. The oldz will have enough money to pay for those "magnetic" bracelets that are known to cure arthritis and piles.

Fare la Volpe November 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Piles of somethin'…

prommie November 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

"Piles," thats my favorite archaic ailment name, coming in a close second is "dipsomania." "I got the piles something awful" sounds like something Jackie Gleason would say in The Honeymooners, its the kind of ailment that someone who carries a lunchbox would have.

tessiee November 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

""I got the piles something awful" sounds like something Jackie Gleason would say in The Honeymooners, its the kind of ailment that someone who carries a lunchbox would have."

Now, see, I was hearing it in the voice of a cranky old Jewish man, a la Jackie Mason or Mel Brooks.
Old guy: Oy, my piles are acting up again!
Old guy's wife: Izzy, what is it going to be with you, with these fecockteh piles?
Old guy: What is it going to be? They're going to aggravate me, that's what it's going to be! Also, I've got the lumbago and the sciatica!

Biel_ze_Bubba November 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

And lots of Peter Popoff's Magic Manna.

Callyson November 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Good work, Mitt! You will make the news tonight, we bet!
Wasn't there an episode of "The West Wing" where they said that Friday is "take out the trash day," i.e. the day to announce bad news, since no one watches Friday night newscasts or reads the Saturday papers? Perfect day for Mittens to make headlines…

proudgrampa November 4, 2011 at 5:44 pm

White House, Friday, 7:00pm

Jay Carney calls press conference.

No WH correspondents show up.

Jay whispers: "(we are launching an attack on Iran). (that's it). (questions? no?) (ok then)"

Dok-cupy Everything November 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I'm torn. Should I wait for the clarification of his position on this, or for the corrected clarification of his position? Or just see what crazy bullshit he says in the next debate? (There's always another one coming along… Like they used to say about "city buses" when those still existed…)

Generation[redacted] November 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

This would be a lot simpler if he just used the Sim City default values.

SorosBot November 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Mittens is trying to get rid of his reputation that's devastating among the Republican primary electorate, that of being sane.

Fare la Volpe November 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

And compassionate.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm

This might do the trick.

Chichikovovich November 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm

"Well this should be wildly popular with the old white people the Republicans depend upon to keep the 1% plutocrats in power."

They might be right in the end. I assume this plan explicitly exempts people currently 50 (or 55 or something) and older. Like Ryan's plan and every other such plan conceived by the Republicans since they raked in seats in 2010 by claiming that Obama was going to cut some pittance from Medicare. Sometimes the pandering becomes pathetic – how many times have you seen GOP flacks respond to angry olds by saying "But understand – your medicare won't change at all. Wink, wink." So far it isn't working, but the Republicans are nothing if not persistent. Who knows what 24/7 drum beating will do.

Really what the Republicans want, but can't yet figure out a way to legally offer, is something like what rational choice theorists call a prisoner's dilemma:
"Everyone who votes for us, keeps their medicare as it is; everyone who votes against gets the same chintzy vouchers future generations get." But so far their law team has kept saying no, so they have to do their divide-and-conquer some other way.

McRibzgood November 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

But once they get an nother supreme court justice sitting…..

Chichikovovich November 4, 2011 at 4:22 pm

The living will envy the dead when that happens.

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Even us Olds within hailing distance of the Medicare gravy train know that if you take those benefits away from the Youngs, they won't support it any more. That's been the secret of Soshecurity: the checks to Olds who don't need it ensure that Olds who do need it still get checks, and that the Youngs keep paying FICA.

Generation[redacted] November 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Pretty clever strategy. Get the olds to vote away benefits for the youngs, then get the youngs to vote away benefits for the olds.

spinozasgod November 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm

that plan is soooo Paul Ryan…..

owhatever November 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Romney also wants to you to know that when you die under his plan, you will be baptized as a Mormon whether you like it or not, and get your own planet, plus that first wife — the one you divorced because you couldn't stand the cheating wench — for eternity. How can anyone match that deal?

Fare la Volpe November 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Herman Cain has pizza!!

HistoriCat November 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm

In that case, hand me the shitty pizza from the sleazy CEO!

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

So in the Mormon hereafter, you get to have only the amount of polygamy you want? That might make the magic underpants more appealing.

tessiee November 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

"you will be baptized as a Mormon whether you like it or not, and get your own planet"

He'll have to do better than that: I already have my own planet.

Joshua Norton November 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Moar Demon Sheep or GTFO!!!

meatlofer November 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

You don't even feel that tithing, it comes right off the top!

orygoon November 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

My best friend had a pal in jr. high/HS whose parents actually said, at graduation time, do you want a car, or college money? And Babette took the car and went off to a life of flooziedom. I can't wait (maybe I'll change my affiliation and propose it myself) until someone takes the Ryan voucher plan and says "you can spend the money on the ponies and at "massage parlors", or health care, or strappy slingbacks–it's your money!"

Really, ain't America great?

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Ha ha, they're never going to let you have the money directly. It'll be tax credit or a direct payment to Anthem or Aetna. It's for your own good!

prommie November 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I went to college, then law school, then grad school for public policy. Looking back, if I could do it all again, and I had that choice, I would have chosen the car and flooziedom. I was a floozie anyway, but a carless, school-going floozie.

BigDumbRedDog November 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

My retirement plan already consists of dying in the garbage behind the senior center, so this doesn't really affect me.

BklynIlluminati November 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Keep fucking wit the olds Mittens. Nothing gets them to the polls faster than messing with medicare

Allmighty_Manos November 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Geez, remember last year we were all scared that Obama was going to lose.

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Instead of a nationwide single-payer medical care system with the power to negotiate rates with providers, us Olds will get a gift card and be empowered to negotiate with Blue Cross and Aetna on our own.This can't be anything but a terrific success.

chicken_thief November 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Yes, because comparing policies at various rates while evaluating your current with projected needs is such a piece of cake! I mean, they don't have to work, so they got all day to figure it out, right?

finallyhappy November 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Can I just get a gift card to cheesecake factory and eat until a fatal heart attack ?

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Ha, ha… NO! You’ll get a “tax credit,” or Uncle Sam will send “your” money directly to Anthem or Aetna.

starfanglednut November 4, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Oh man, that banana cream cheesecake is do die for.

Generation[redacted] November 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

And if they don't offer me the deal I want, I can exercise my power as a consumer and simply choose not to buy their product!

I mean it's just like choosing to not buy the latest HDTV. I can wait until prices come down, right?

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Behold the majesty of the Invisible Hand of the Free Market at work. There’ll be winners and losers, of course, but on the average, many people will not die!

SpiderCrab November 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I'm happy that Mitt has proposed putting old people on ice floes, because now I can stop not hating him.

Bonzos_Bed_Time November 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I think that technically, Rick Santorum is the butt of more jokes than Mitt Romney ever will be.

chicken_thief November 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Poor Mitt, despite running last time and great name recognition, still gets no respect in the "Butt of Jokes" poll.

starfanglednut November 4, 2011 at 11:45 pm

You said butt, heh heh heh.

chascates November 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Why is it when rich Republican politicians suggest tax cuts for the rich and eliminating programs for everyone else the 90% of GOP voters who are middle and working class still support them? Do they think their children can get through college working a part-time job or that they'll have better lives than they do? Does it only take the dog whistle of gayz, gunz, and gawd to make them vote against their own interests? Maybe it's the constant diet of Faux News and talk radio that corrodes the thinking process.

TopLib November 6, 2011 at 12:46 am

No. It's because we are smarter than you.

emmelemm November 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm

So, apparently 60 House Democrats agree with Mittens:

Sure, cut Medicare! It's cool.

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Yeah but now John of Orange is saying maybe the Super-Duper Committee can raise taxes after all, apparently because he was pissed when some journasaur implied that Grover Norquist was more powerful than the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Lascauxcaveman November 4, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Actually, those sixty aren't agreeing with Mitt at all. They are suggesting it's reasonable at this time to make some cuts in Medicare, not privatize it. They support this on the condition of raising taxes at the same time.

I'm OK with this, in principle, as are many who think Medicare is a great thing, but getting a little out of hand, and will probably continue to do so until we have a single-payer system for everyone, not just olds.

emmelemm November 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Damn your logic and reason and measured response!!

{shakes fist}

Lascauxcaveman November 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Keeping in mind that politics is the art of the possible, I can't get mad at Dems (and those few reasonable Reps) who are doing what they can to roll back some of those absurd tax cuts we've seen in the past thirty years. Which are the cause of our current unfortunate economic state.

HistoriCat November 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Mmm – maybe. But by the time the Rovian attack machine transforms it, the Democrats will be torching Medicare and gnawing on the bones of the olds.

Occupy V572 November 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm

That's why we're all getting so fat — nobody likes lean, stringy Old chops.

OccupyFnChicken November 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Mitt should really just put it in neutral. It won't take long for Republicans to finally admit that their current "best friend that happens to be black" is not a suitable candidate.

DetectiveGrey November 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Romney will also be including an amendment to allow a voucher for personal lubricants, just in case the wind changes direction sometime during his presidency.

chicken_thief November 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Mitt who?!

RadioOcupados November 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm

This should get his poll numbers up to 24%.

voodooeconomics November 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

It is past my capacity to comprehend how , on God's green Earth, an old fart out there would vote Republican. I would vomit if i ever vote for a single Republican in my lifetime. Their ideas nauseate me. They make me ill.

GeorgiaBurning November 4, 2011 at 5:19 pm

The Republican platform is the joke sign seen in many small businesses, "We cheat the other guy to save you money." Only it isn't a joke, they are serious and for them we're all the other guy. No matter how charming and gracious they may appear, any Republican candidate's face looks better splattered with a raw egg.

NellCote71 November 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

The olds, and the blacks and the hispanics, and women, and blue-collar workers and . . .

voodooeconomics November 4, 2011 at 8:35 pm

so true..just tonight i was listening to MIP and a caller mentioned the same exact thing.
A fine example is the electorate in Florida. There you have a bunch of old people in a room , listening to a republican mention privatizing social security. These people have no idea the consequences to their retirement fund when Wall Street takes a dump. They have no idea that Wall Street is a gambling outfit.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Give old people a few hundred billion federal dollars, and then turn the health care and insurance industries loose on them. What could possibly go wrong?

GorzoTheMighty November 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Is Mittens trying to grab defeat out of jaws of victory? I highly approve of this strategy. Get that man another cup of koolaid stat! For myself a, tea glass of Cutty Sark pronto Jeeves.

mavenmaven November 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

…And then, to create jobs, Romney will build secret factories to take all those dead people from the garbage bags behind the senior center and turn them into food…

JackObin November 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm

If I'm not mistaken, the Book of Mormon suggests eating more Doritos to improve one's health. Little Mitt prefers Nacho Cheese.

datateday November 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Mitt Romney also p'oed Hispanics in the course of his efforts. Pissing off everybody makes an ingenious campaign strategy!

Fox n Fiends November 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Keep surging to the right Mitt. They'll never love you.

DemonicRage November 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm

This is a delicious photo…the maniacal gleam in his eye as he gets ready to…do what…touch the fudge with a gloved hand….it's so wacky. But…it's an old photo. There must be something in the more recent months of campaigning that can become Mitt's new image. I don't know. When a photo is this good, does it become a man's eternal icon here?

e_z November 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Seperated at birth? http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/wp-content/uploads/

Col. Hans Landa "Inglorious Bastards"

Walkinwiddaking November 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm

" while you die in the garbage behind the Senior Center." I'm thinking a .40 cal in the brain pan."

NellCote71 November 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm

I am thinking good drugs, good booze and a plunge off a cliff on the Amalfi Coast.

Walkinwiddaking November 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Okay, I admit. Your suicide has maybe, a little more finesse and panache than my suicide.

WootInTarnation November 6, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I'm partial to a combination of the two scenarios: good drugs, a beautiful seat on a fallen laurel tree in the state park, a lovely sunset and a well-executed shot from that .40 cal.

Sure minimizes costs and worry. And it's entirely free of $79 bed pans, the smell of cheap disinfectant and the barbed insults of a bitter, homophobic "caregiver."

Toomush_Infer November 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Yes, but I'm home now and I'm drinking: fuck Mitt and the two headed horse he rode in/out on….!

ttommyunger November 4, 2011 at 11:22 pm

What? Who? Oh, it'sMitt, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

donner_froh November 5, 2011 at 4:54 am

1. Attacks on Medicare equals class war.

2. Medicare works–a single payer system with limited and managed participation by private insurance companies.

labman57 November 6, 2011 at 12:10 am

The health insurance lobby lackeys in the Republican Party have taken a "General MacArthur" approach to destroying our nation's Medicare system. They won't make it immediately die — they simply want it to slowly fade away.

… and with it the ability of future senior citizens to obtain affordable chronic condition treatment and preventative health care.

Romney — the GOP candidate who flip-flops more frequently than a freshly-caught fish on land — is more than willing to jump on the "privatize Medicare and kill (so-called) ObamaCare" bandwagon if he thinks it will garner a few extra points in the next round of Republican polls.

TopLib November 6, 2011 at 12:45 am

Medicare needs to be replaced. Jeez, you people are fucking idiots.

onemoretime79 November 6, 2011 at 4:46 am

Hope, is a fine thing.

Except when you're a godless heathen, going against the grain.

Much as I wanna like him as my opponent ? I can so see Herman or Rick in the starring role of evil villan.

Besides, weirdo, you do worship the wrong Jesus. \1/
So there

Herring_Burnit November 7, 2011 at 12:09 am

Apparently, he didn't, tho, Ken Layne. Got buried by all the bootylicious Herman Cain stories and speculation about Rick Perry's drinking habit and the "Lincoln-Douglas-style 'debate'" attended by Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain.

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