Soledad O’Brien Takes John Sununu Down on the ‘Obama Robbed Medicare’ Lie

John Sununu is a mad man.

This clip is jaw-dropping. When O’Brien won’t let Sununu lie about Obama robbing Medicare and cutting Medicare services — which, again, is a lie — he tells her to “put an Obama sticker on her forehead.” Seriously. Did you watch it? I know it’s 7 minutes long. I get it. I usually skip any video more than 3 minutes long, too. But you really need to watch it. Don’t make me come over there. [via Media Matters]
Romney is Lying About President Obama Stealing Money from Medicare

Romney is still lying about Medicare — no surprise there. Also it is no surprise that Romney is now dog whistlin’ while he does it. It’s the southern strategy updated for the twenty-first century:

“There’s only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call Obamacare,” Romney said.

“What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it’s there for current seniors. No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, “We’re going to give you a bigger choice.” In America, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom, more choices. That’s how we make Medicare work down the road.”

Get it? He is “robbing” Medicare. The black guy is stealing money from seniors! He is coming for your wallet!

Loath as I am to cite Politifact, they clearly explain why the current talking point about Obama cutting $500 billion from Medicare is a steaming pile of horseshit.

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