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View Diary: Debate advice for President Obama: Mitt Romney will tell a lot of lies, and you must refute them (303 comments)

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  •  Unrealistic to think that PBO (2+ / 0-)
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    JSW from WA, DSPS owl

    can refute each of Mitten's lies without coming across as scolding and unlikable but he can and should be prepared on the big ones to proactively insert crisper, cleaner descriptions of Mittens' positions on several issues.

    First, he needs to do better on the $5T tax cut and why it will fall disproportionately on the middle class. His explanation in the first debate was too wordy and convoluted. Second, he needs to explain the $716B cuts to Medicare providers. PBO barely refuted Mittens' lies on this one in the first debate. Third, he needs to explain that block granting and capping growth in the medicaid program will result in dramatic reductions in the coverage of nursing home care for seniors. Fourth, he needs to nail Mittens on preexisting conditions. And fifth, PBO should get on the table the fact that the Rs plans to curtail reproductive rights.

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