Republicans are demanding cuts in SS, Medicare and Medicaid and the moment Democrats begin to consider compromising on the issue, all citizens, Republican and Democrat alike, start the Democratic blame game.
I myself will blame them if these cuts occur. Not because they make the cuts, I will continue to blame the real culprit, Republicans, but I will blame them for being the cowards they are.
Watching Boehner today, I saw the gloating in his eyes and the triumph in his voice.
Republicans will be getting nearly everything they want, including cuts to the very programs American voters voted against, but will receive none of the blame.
Everyone will blame it on Democrats once again.
It's so utterly astounding to watch it occur again and again. Are Democrats so utterly defeated that they will take this type of beating just for appearance sake?
The saying "guns don't kill people, people kill people" is akin to this mentality.
Doctors, hospitals, patients and the general public actually believe that every Medicare cut is the Democrats fault when it's not.
'Republicans don't cut entitlements, Democrats cut entitlements' is what people say every day in the health care world.
It's already begun. The President is already being blamed for SS cuts and Pelosi is right there defending his compromises.
Boehner is being heralded by every news outlet I watched tonight as the protagonist and Democrats are being viewed as the antagonists. Boehner actually managed to turn the tables on the rhetoric.
Lawrence Odonnell said, "Nancy Pelosi sees a victory just in Bohner's offering of a plan B"
Republicans cause the damage, hand that damage off to Democrats, then Democrats are forced to sacrifice the Democrat's programs rather than any Republican programs.
Republicans haven't seen any of their programs being targeted, not a one. It's truly amazing.