"Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has been running for Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) Senate seat in part by attacking the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the Medicare Advantage program — despite voting for those same Medicare savings.
Cassidy admitted at a town hall meeting in Gonzales, La. last Monday that he voted for the cuts to Medicare Advantage as a way to create savings that can be used more broadly.
"Among the things that the president's health care law does is it cuts Medicare Advantage," said Cassidy, who is a physician. "Now it would be one thing if the savings they were taking from Medicare Advantage were put back into the trust fund because as we mentioned, the trust fund is running out of money."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
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Ahhhh yes the Repulican party.
The party of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps
Working hard and earning your money.
But ran Bush and Romney, who started off with wealthy families.
“do as i say not as i do”
Republican/Conservative hypocrisy is more of a universal standard than
gravity or the speed of light
+HighMagnitudeGT I love that argument. “Nope :)”
+Condor DM If you really want to be concise with the point: “The hypocrisy
of politicians is more of a universal standard than gravity or the speed of
The road to office becomes a very crooked path, indeed.
+Condor DM Maybe so but the policies coming from either side come in
flavours… some that are populist and some that serve a small handful of
people. Most people would like liberal ideas if they could be put into
action without first having to make rich people even richer. Most people
would love conservative policies if we didn’t keep enacting the ones that
hurt the poor and working class while elevating the rich. This is what is
going on in the US. Corporatists pass liberal and conservative corporatist
policies while the poor and working class moan and bicker over the merits
of the left and right. It isn’t about left v. right… it is about
corporatist policy versus populist policy.
Ditto! I could skip the “republicans r evil” tags in TYT, when even they
themselves admit the dems are no better.
Maybe in the US…
why would republicans care about hypocrisy? no one on fox news will call
them on it, rush limbaugh isn’t gonna talk about it, glen beck won’t bring
it up, they aren’t gonna hear about it from their pastors. there is zero
blow back against them for being as hypocritical as they want so long as
they don’t piss off any of those people.
But… But… But, Benghazi. During Bush there was NEVER any attacks on our
embassies. Oh wait there was like 30 ummm, but it was because Obama is
weak. Oh wait.. republicans cut the budget to our embassies hmmmm whatever.
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it
can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
—- Alexis de Tocqueville
Republicans not caring about hypocrisy… yeah sorry this doesn’t count as
news. News implies something new.
You cant take republicans seriously… its like the tea baggers
hell to the ya
+GoodAvatar Fair point.
It’s SUCH a shame that the Tea Party got hijacked by people SO crazy that
the Republicans didn’t want them.
In the beginning, there was a lot of hope for them. Anti-bank, anti-war,
anti-corporation, against the false dichotomy of a two party “democracy”….
Then they got hijacked by big money and hyper religious fucking nutbags.
A real shame.
the right wing paid Koch trolls are out in full force for mid terms. You
So, after watching TYT for a while I came to the conclution that they
probably don’t like the Republican Party too much…
What could have possibly given you that idea???
you guys mad???? :)
“Medicare Advantage” shouldn’t even exist. It was a failed experiment in
I call it Medicare Disadvantage. When I was exploring Medicare options, I
was appalled that this existed.
Republicans are red, Democrats are blue, and neither one of them cares
about you. So quit blaming the other side and work together for a change.
Both political sides in the government are screwing us over and if we
continue to fight and miss the big picture, freedom will soon diminish.
Liberals and conservatives here in Texas have already banded together and
on May 16th, that should change. People regardless of gender, religion,
political affiliation, skin color, race, and ethnicity will walk together
as one in Washington D.C. and peacefully protest, unarmed, for the
restoration of our Constitution and impeachment of leaders in Congress
regardless of political affiliation.
+LivingInVancouverBC That was awesome.
This is the best comment I have ever read
The US population is polarized beyond all hope of change. The elections
have been 50-50 as long as any of us can remember. Voting for a 3rd party
is simply out of the question for 95% of voters.
+Mutoh Turka What’s wrong with the Tea Party? They’re comprised of people
of all different beliefs and political affiliations.
“Politicians Don’t Give A Damn About Hypocrisy”
You dont say *Nicolas Cage face*
That is the old GOP logo. The neo-cons turned the stars *upside down* in
Hypocrisy is rooted in subjectivity. While all human beings have a
subjective cognition framework, which can also be thought of as an
interpretive framework, some are much more subjective than others. High
degrees of subjectivity are characterized by persistent belief contrary to
known evidence, and inability actions and behaviors in distinct contexts as
failing to adhere to a consistent or coherent value set.
Some societies can produce copious quantities of people with high degrees
of subjectivity – and these societies over time tend to disintegrate.
Dis-integrate, meaning they fail to cohere and maintain existence, and
either become a different society with different values, or are displaced
by a different society. Often the transformation of societies in history
can be thought of as a movement towards, or away from, subjectivity.
In the late 1800s, the US government gave – as we all know – massive
subsidies to the railroad corporations in the form of land grants or even
direct subsidies. The purpose was to create a robust and efficient
transportation network. The effort to do this was, on the whole,
successful, but not without corruption private and public.
At the exact same time that the government was handing over immense wealth
to private companies, in the 1890s, there was a terrible drought in south
Texas, which threatened to wipe out tens of thousands of farmers.
Eventually these farmers, facing destitution, were encouraged by a bill
that had passed Congress granting $100,000 in relief to these farmers –
which was only enough, and not really enough, to buy seed grains that they
otherwise could no longer afford. Cleveland vetoed this bill, and said
“Federal aid in such cases . . . encourages the expectation of paternal
care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our
national character.” He, of course, said nothing remotely like this when
granting government wealth to the railroads, to the bondholders, to the
bankers, and so on, who made literally hundreds of millions through
government subsidies, giveaways, or “trades”.
This is subjectivity. Cleveland here failed to see that granting aid to the
enormously wealthy while denying it to poor farmers – farmers who were also
working and performing a social utility – was a contradiction and a
hypocrisy. He failed to see it, and could not recognize it, for what it
was. The domination of the capitalist class, and the exploitation of
The highly subjective politicians of today don’t recognize their own
subjectivity – they actually believe they are consistent – because they are
products themselves of a highly subjective system called capitalism.
I think it was a bad idea to have touch Medicare. That money should have
been redistributed elsewhere in Medicare. Now the reactionaries are using
this as a weapon against their opponents. Obama should have called for
Medicare for All and eliminated this fodder for reactionary rhetoric.
Blue Dog Obama + Dems who dont have a clue about messaging = Losing the
Oh, those silly-willy Republicans. Getting more like the liberal,
(err…”Democrat”), party every day. Kinda like John Kerry, [D], &
Secretary of State, who said, “I voted for the Iraq war, before I voted
against it”. Plenty of hypocrisy to go around.
Our bought/paid for government is doing exactly what their puppet masters
are telling them to do. Bankers fund both sides to divide and conquer.
Americans are too stupid to figure out this grand illusion!…
Republicans care a lot about hypocrisy. Being hypocritical is one of the
main pillars of their party strategy.
It’s the TRUTH the Republicans/Tea BAGGERS,don’t give a dam about middle