Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Key Number is 4 in NY 26

Just 4 Republican Congressman voted against the Ryan plan for Medicare.  Every Republican Congressman in Pennsylvania voted for it.

NY 26, a strong Republican seat, just elected the Democratic candidate in a special election.  Why?

Seniors are in rebellion over the Ryan plan.  They don't buy the notion that a voucher will enable them to purchase adequate health insurance at age 65 in the private market.

The Republican candidate outspent 2 to 1 the Democratic candidate. But no amount of money could rescue this seat because more than 75% of the public like Medicare and remember that before it was enacted about 33% of America's seniors lived in poverty.

The political pendulum swings.   Speaker Boehner and Republicans should hear the political tsunami sirens wailing.  The tsunami has formed.  Nancy Pelosi is smiling.

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