Soldad asked John Sununu for an explanation of how Willard's medicare budget plan was different from that of Paul Ryan. Sununu treats her like a child and she is having none of it.
Sununu almost explodes:
“But it isn’t! You guys keep wanting to say it and I’m telling you, it’s not,” ..“It’s support for the concepts that are in the Ryan Plan but Mitt Romney for six months has had on the table his package, his plan and his approach for dealing with Medicare. And if all you want to do is keep repeating the garbage that comes out of the White House, then you’ve got a problem.”O’Brien read a quote from Romney:
“marvellous if the Senate were to pick up Paul Ryan’s budget and adopt it and pass it along to the President” and also cited the Medicare plan outlined on Romney’s website, saying it sounded similar to the Ryan option.Sununu, told O’Brien to:
“put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead when you do this,” responded by pivoting to the Obama administration, slamming the president for “taking $717 billion” out of Medicare via the Affordable Care Act, a statistic O’Brien said had been debunked.Then it was O’Brien’s turn to interrupt, saying that her questioning of Sununu’s assertion was rooted in independent analysis"
“They are assuming, Soledad, stop this!” “All you’re doing is mimicking the stuff that comes out of the White House and gets repeated on the Democratic blog boards out there. If you’re going to mouth what comes out of the White House. …”
“Sir, let me finish. Let me finish,” she said. “There’s independent analysis, [Factcheck.org], the CBO and CNN has also done its own independent analysis and name-calling to me and somehow acting as if by repeating a number of $716 billion, that you can make that stick. … That’s not true. You can’t just repeat it and make it true, sir.”