Well, Isn’t That Convenient

"You've got to be kidding."

In an effort to make the heads of anyone paying attention the past two years completely explode, congressional Republicans have sent a letter to the White House. You can read the letter here in its entirety, but I’d like to draw attention a key point via TPM:

On Tuesday, Kinzinger and 41 of his colleagues sent a letter to President Obama, asking him to rein in Democratic attacks on GOP members who voted for the House budget, which includes a plan to privatize Medicare and cap spending on the program.

We ask that you stand above partisanship, condemn the disingenuous attacks and work with this Congress to reform spending on entitlement programs,” the letter reads. (emphasis mine)

This is so utterly hilarious that I can barely type from laughing so hard.

This is the GOP freshman class of Tea-drinking dunderheads who successfully wormed their way into congress by convincing seniors that “Obamacare” was going to kill granny. They touted themselves as the stalwart defenders of Medicare against the socialist usurper who was going to gut it. After conning enough scared old folks into voting them into office on this bile, the proceeded to vote on a budget that explicitly changes Medicare to a voucher system, effectively killing the program as we know it. These Republicans, who voted lockstep in favor of Ryan’s plan, are now asking the president to tell Democrats to stop telling the truth about their plan because people don’t seem to like it. Steve Benen has the perfect analogy:

It’s as if Republicans hit Democrats with a baseball bat, over and over again, for about a year. Now that Dems, bloodied and bruised, have managed to get their hands on a bat, they’re hearing Republicans proclaim, “Let’s all agree that hitting people with bats is wrong.”

If President and the Democrats have any sense (and there is some indication that, unbelievably, they do) , the response to this letter will be only the picture above.


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