Fed UP Billy Long has no backbone; tries to distance himself from his "I voted to kill Medicare" vote
Billy Long "thinks we need to honor our commitment to our seniors".
Then he voted to kill Medicare. And he took some heat for it.
Now, he wants us to to quit picking on him for his vote to kill Medicare.
You own that vote Billy!
The News-Leader is strangely silent.
Bungalow Bill: Fed Up Billy has no backbone
Billy Long wants to press the "reset button" and "wipe the slate clean" regarding his vote against Medicare. He voted against every Southwest Missourian who has paid into this system their entire working career for a promise of return, and now Long wants everyone to forget he voted to kill Medicare. What's a matter Billy? Don't have a backbone to stand up next to your vote?
Fired Up Missouri: Don't hold us accountable for our votes:
Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long and 39 other Republican freshmanare asking President Obama to "rein in" criticism of their votes to phase out Medicare and replace it with a voucher program that will radically alter the lives of seniors for the worse.
This plea comes just months after Hartzler, Long and almost every other federal Republican candidate spewed disingenuous claims about Democrats "cutting" Medicare, and comes as Hartzler continues to lie about the health care reforms passed by Democrats.
If Billy Long and Vicky Hartzler don't want constituents to get grumpy about their votes, they should rethink how they're voting.
Talking Points Memo: Let's let bygones be bygones
House Republican freshmen admit that their so-called "MediScare" attacks on Democrats helped them win a big majority in 2010. Democrats had voted for the health care law, which included $500 billion in "cuts" to Medicare -- primarily slashing overpayments to private insurers -- and Republican challengers never let them forget it.
Now, they say, it's time to let bygones be bygones.
Nearly a dozen House Republican freshmen held a press conference outside the Capitol Tuesday morning to "wipe the slate clean," and "hit the reset button."
The Arkansas Times: House Republicans whine for Medicare armistace:
After beating the living crap out of Democrats in 2010 on the spurious charge that they wanted to wreck Medicare (by curbing some of the abuses of private insurance companies in the alternative Medicare program), now House freshman Republicans are pleading for theDemocrats to stop criticizing their plan to privatize Medicare (which will ultimately kill it) at the same time they are pushing for tax breaks for millionaires.
Cry me a river, you big bunch of hypocritical babies.
The Springfield News-Leader has nothing to say.
Billy Long: you own that vote to Kill Medicare. You voted to kill Medicare. Quit running away from it.
Like that bully in grade school who cries when the tables get turned, you made your bed now lie in it.
You need to take heed of what Brenda Lee is singing, Billy.
You're in over your head, admit it. You are swimming in deep waters.Billy Long realizes his vote to Kill Medicare possibly killed his chances for re-election.
Maybe it's time to spend some more time with your family.