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She's probably not telling these women about her plans for Social Security and Medicare.
Linda McMahon may have taken herself out of contention in Connecticut in the past week on the issues of Social Security and Medicare. It's was already looking as though she had topped out in the polls, and after this week, it's looking like she's hell bent on making herself very unpopular with nearly a third of the state's electorate: seniors.

After an old video of her declaring Social Security should be subject to a sunset surfaced, she doubled down on the issue. While she's denying that she means what she's saying about Social Security, she's looking for a way to end the program.

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Apparently, that's now the case with Medicare, too, with local news reporting that she told a crowd Thursday she was open to privatizing Medicare, using Paul Ryan's plan.

Indeed, her spokesperson basically confirmed that she'd be behind any proposal to end Medicare, saying, “Linda McMahon believes that all options should be on the table although she is not specifically supporting any of them.” She just says that she'd be willing to go along with Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare with vouchers. Apparently in McMahon-speak, going along with it is not the same thing as supporting it.

McMahon might have just conceded this election. Let's make sure of it.

Please send Chris Murphy $3 on ActBlue.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (23+ / 0-)

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:28:41 PM PDT

  •  I will not consider murdering the next idiot (12+ / 0-)

    who says "...all options are on the table."
    I will not consider murdering the next idiot who says "...all options are on the table."
    I will not consider murdering the next idiot who says "...all options are on the table."
    I will not consider murdering the next idiot who says "...all options are on the table."
    I will not consider murdering the next idiot who says "...all options are on the table."
    I will not consider murdering the next idiot who says "...all options are on the table."
    I will not consider murdering the next idiot who says "...all options are on the table."

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:40:05 PM PDT

    •  Especially if it's a Democrat (5+ / 0-)

      ... who is most likely to pronounce the words a little differently-- like this:

      We need a Grand Bargain.

      "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

      by Demi Moaned on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:54:21 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  One way to let them know how you feel about (1+ / 0-)
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        Demi Moaned

        this 'Grand Bargain' is being promoted in an email sent by Campaign for America's Future

        Don't Push Social Security Off The Fiscal Cliff!‏

        They call it the "fiscal cliff," but it's Social Security that's going to be pushed over it, unless we speak out now.

        The forces of austerity in Washington are using the prospect of automatic spending cuts and tax increases at the end of the year to pressure Congress into a "grand bargain," slashing Social Security benefits in the name of deficit reduction.

        News reports, including from the Huffington Post, report leaders of both parties are planning to put Social Security on the chopping block.

        Click here to tell your representatives in Washington: Take the pledge. Don't bargain away Social Security.

        Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has already said he wants to cut Social Security benefits. Vice President Joe Biden has said Social Security will not be changed at all, but President Barack Obama has not made his position clear.

        But there's some good news: 29 Democratic senators, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), have signed a letter opposing any cuts to Social Security as part of a deficit reduction package. Leaders in the House are circulating a similar pledge.

        What about the other senators? What about your member of Congress?

        If we want to be sure Social Security will be kept off the table in any "grand bargain" negotiations after the election, we must get more senators – and lots of House members – to take an identical pledge to defend Social Security, now.
        Click here to tell your representatives in Washington: Take the pledge. Don't bargain away Social Security.

        There is no mathematical reason to include Social Security in any "grand bargain," because Social Security does not add one penny to the nation's debt.

        The 29 senators' pledge says they will "oppose Social Security cuts for future or current beneficiaries in any deficit reduction package."

        If a majority of the House and Senate take that same pledge, Social Security will be safe – and defenders of Social Security will win.

        Click here to tell your representatives in Washington: Take the pledge. Don't bargain away Social Security.

        Conservatives keep trying to dismantle Social Security, and progressives rally the public to save it. We've done it before. Let's do it again.


        Roger Hickey, Co-director
        Campaign for America's Future

        How did Supreme Court decision ACA help the 23 million still uncovered? Ask the 18,000 Doctors of PNHP -- they're not waiting, FORWARD now to pass H.R. 676, the “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act .

        by divineorder on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 06:43:50 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  oh, go ahead. it'll be good for your blood (0+ / 0-)


  •  But I thought McMahon can't be bought? (5+ / 0-)
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    2thanks, Samer, bamjack, Aunt Pat, Matt Z

    At least that's what her latest ads are saying.
    Don't hate me because I'm wealthy and spending gazillions of my own money, ten times what anyone has ever spent on a statewide race in CT (other than my own failed 2010 race), to buy, er i mean run, for a Senate seat.
    Rather love me because I've taken no money from special interests.
    Sure being a gazillionaire my whole focus is protecting my wealth and power and if you little people have to suffer, well them's the breaks...but I can't be bought!
    I'll only work over you!"

     Oh was that supposed to be "for you"?

    Blue is blue and must be that. But yellow is none the worse for it - Edith Sidebottom

    by kenwards on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:56:51 PM PDT

  •  May this be the dawn of the end of her political (3+ / 0-)
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    Angie in WA State, bamjack, Aunt Pat


    Ultimately, the only thing that matters with respect to preserving choice is who will be nominating the next Supreme Court Justices.

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 02:16:09 PM PDT

  •  God, I despise Linda McMahon! (5+ / 0-)

    I have to wonder how much money she's willing to buy a seat in the Senate -- or if that fails something else. And why.

    Unfortunately, the answer is too clear. Despite her syrupy nicey-nice commercials, she's still the heartless witch that screws people right and left -- and litters the world with the victims of her drug-ridden, steroided-crazy wrestlers.

  •  Sunset could be politically ironic, lady. nt (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, divineorder

    Fuck Big Brother...from now on, WE'RE watching.

    by franklyn on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 06:23:04 PM PDT

  •  ONE out of every SIX (3+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, divineorder, Matt Z

    That's the proportion of Connecticut residents who receive some form of Social Security.

    And yet she sticks with this line.

    Unbelievable. I guess it's true that money can't buy sense.

    "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

    by JR on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 06:24:56 PM PDT

  •  Asshole. (3+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, divineorder, Matt Z

    I'd use a more gender-specific epithet, but it would get me hr'd.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 06:27:43 PM PDT

  •  Well, I have only "one" option (1+ / 0-)
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    and that is to donate to Chris Murphy. Done.

  •  i think the tea party had its day in 2010. (2+ / 0-)
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    divineorder, a2nite

    those up for re-election this year seem to be going the way of the dinosaurs, those running for office seem destined to, for the most part, lose. people are more aware of them, and that they're basically "republican gone thermo-nuclear dysfuntional", and are blowing them off. they were a one-off phenom.

  •  Isn't Connecticut a Democratic State? (2+ / 0-)
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    divineorder, Matt Z

    What are they thinking?

    Mitt Romney's moral compass points to the Cayman Islands.

    by captainlaser on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 06:42:09 PM PDT

  •  "All options are on the table" doesn't mean she (0+ / 0-)

    supports destroying Medicare and Social Security.  Though- we all know that if given the opportunity she will, with a heavy heart, vote to destroy Medicare and Social Security.

    That phrase just means she's too much of a coward to face a tough issue when she knows it is going to cost her.  That's the sort of cowardice we have in ample supply in DC.  There's really no need to increase the amount by validating McMahon's vanity project.

    I'm living in an age that calls darkness light.

    by electricgrendel on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 06:47:17 PM PDT

  •  Why would anyone take Linda McMahon seriously? (0+ / 0-)

    What has she done to suggest that she would be a good leader and work well with the folks in Washington to get things done. Linda McMahon? Come on be serious. Her 5 minutes of fame is up.

    Be involved!

    by ecthompson on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 07:18:40 PM PDT

  •  Where can I get a (0+ / 0-)

    PayPaul account?

    There is nothing more exciting than the truth. - Richard P. Feynman

    by pastol on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 09:17:16 PM PDT

  •  Excellent (0+ / 0-)

    You'll have to I have friends and family living in Connecticut and I relish the thought of McMahon doing a swan dive. She doesn't have to worry, though, that big pile of money will cushion the fall.

    What's really intriguing is the possibility that CT voters hold her in some disregard because they actually don't like pro wrestling. If true, that's rich. I never once thought anything good would ever come of pro wrestling.

    •  typo apology (0+ / 0-)

      That first sentence is fubar, I shouldn't edit lengthy comments while tired. Scratch the initial "You'll have to" and it reads fine. Sorry 'bout that.

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