No, this is not a flashback: DWS calls Ryan budget “a tornado through America’s nursing homes”

posted at 5:25 pm on March 23, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Friday afternoon pop quiz! Which is easier? (A) Passing a budget and bearing the brunt of political demagoguery or (B) not passing a budget and delivering the demagoguery?

It must be nice to be a Democrat in Congress. It must be particularly nice to be Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose job seems to amount to spouting colorless, confused platitudes that pay no respect to the earnest efforts of her Republican colleagues. Paul Ryan works assiduously to garner the support of a handful of Democrats for a feasible plan to reform Medicare. He introduces a responsible budget that’s maligned even by members of his own party. He patiently explains it to anyone who will listen.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, meanwhile, does this:

Ratcheting up the rhetoric on the eve of Vice President Joe Biden‘s visit to a South Florida senior community, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz today likened Republican Medicare proposals to “a tornado through America’s nursing homes.” …

Said Wasserman Schultz: “The Romney-Ryan budget would be devastating to seniors and older Americans. It is a Republican path to poverty that would pass like a tornado through America’s nursing homes where millions of America’s seniors receive long-term and end-of-life care.”

The Ryan plan — which has no chance of passing the Democrat-controlled Senate — would leave Medicare intact for current recipients and those nearing retirement. But when those who are now 54 and younger reach retirement, the plan would replace the current fee-for-service program with subsidies to purchase insurance.

Pay particular attention to that last paragraph. It was true last year and it’s true again this year: Paul Ryan’s plan doesn’t affect current seniors. At all. Democrats lied about this the first time around and Politifact called them on it. Undaunted, DWS is doing it again.

As Guy Benson writes, if she’s going to lie, it’d be nice if she’d at least put a little creativity into her misleading criticisms:

Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I at least expected them to brainstorm a list of new unhinged descriptions of this year’s Republican budget.  I’m almost disappointed the 2013 Path to Prosperity hasn’t been dubbed “a Republican Path to Perdition, holding American seniors’ heads underwater in bathtubs until they drown,” or “a Republican March to Misery, herding seniors into giant microwaves and baking them until they explode.”  Try harder, guys.

Here’s hoping Karen Harrington retires Debbie Wasserman Schultz from Congress for good.


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Could we put DWS in the nursing home before the tornado gets there?

Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Mediscare back on the front burner?

rubberneck on March 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

There is nothing Republicans like more than destroying senior lives…none of us have grandparents or parents, we starved them to death under Bush…

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Where’s your budget, Debbie?

JPeterman on March 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

This gal from FL with two last names is about as nasty and not good looken as most in the d party! If stupid had a name behind it, this gal would be at the top!
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letget on March 23, 2012 at 5:31 PM

She is LITERALLY like a broken record!

LITERALLY!!!!

CycloneCDB on March 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

There is nothing Republicans like more than destroying senior lives…none of us have grandparents or parents, we starved them to death under Bush…

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I starved mine when I was a kid. Young Republican, I was.

Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Now that Grayscum is gone, ole Deb is #1 wackadoodle!!!

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Dear slut,
Please explain Dr. Emmanuel’s complete lives program which is part of Obamacare.

Regards,
A human.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I HATE_HATE_HATE this woman

gerrym51 on March 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Remind her that the Obamacare death panel of 15 unelected appointees will judge the elderly’s access to healthcare based on their taxable worthiness. As Obama once said, Just take the Pill!

Kini on March 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

New idea for how Sheldon Adelson can spend his 100 Mil: offer to donate a chunk to Obama’s superpac if Wasserman Shultz will take a polygraph.

Kataklysmic on March 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Could we put DWS in the nursing home before the tornado gets there?

Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM

One look at her and the tornado would detour around the home.

RickB on March 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

gerrym51 on March 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

DITTO!
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letget on March 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

It’s either now, by choice, or later when the choice is gone.

lorien1973 on March 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

DWS doesn’t discourage me. Heck, Obama doesn’t even discourage me.
It’s the fact that these people aren’t laughed off the stage by the general populace that discourages me.

Cleombrotus on March 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

DWS doesn’t discourage me. Heck, Obama doesn’t even discourage me.
It’s the fact that these people aren’t laughed off the stage by the general populace that discourages me.

Cleombrotus on March 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Yep – the fact that so many people around us can just nod in agreement is the scary part.

Sheep.

CycloneCDB on March 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

“Stuck on Repeat”?!

Great song. I’m very much a fan of Little Boots. But this has nothing to do with British electropop. This here is good ol’ fashioned “stuck on stupid.”

But it’s okay. A couple of months from now she won’t remember saying it anyway.

Gingotts on March 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM

One look at her and the tornado would detour around the home.

RickB on March 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Bummer.

Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM

fraggle rock Deb

DHChron on March 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Schooled by,”Republicans want you to Die”……Alan Grayson,
no doubt!

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I at least expected them to brainstorm a list of new unhinged descriptions of this year’s Republican budget.

Really? Why? This is Debbie Wasserface Schultz we’re talking about. Dumb as a box of rocks.

squint on March 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Try this again!…..O/T a tad!

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canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I HATE_HATE_HATE this woman

gerrym51 on March 23, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Really? What’s to hate? I love this woman! An endless source of great material.

NukeRidingCowboy on March 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Hit the strike button by mistake.

squint on March 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Oh yeah…

Bishop!

Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Oh well. Ryan had to know this was coming. He’s a big boy, he can take it. At least we’re the party of try and put together a budget that will actually address the nation’s fiscal problems, unlike the party of cacklers and screeching harpies and feckless rumps who want to kick the can even further down the road AND hasn’t passed a budget in THREE YEARS. And what’s more? They aren’t the slightest bit embarrassed by taking a salary for doing nothing.

scalleywag on March 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM

this lady makes my dog look like a genius.

my dog eats poop

DHChron on March 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Why does my tool hide whenever I see her, and fall off whenever she speaks?

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Speaking of stuck on repeat:

TOTUS, We Have A Problem!

Resist We Much on March 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Now that Grayscum is gone, ole Deb is #1 wackadoodle!!!

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Schooled by,”Republicans want you to Die”……Alan Grayson,
no doubt!

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

WACKADOODLE ALERT! WACKADOODLE ALERT!
:)

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

In fact, the whole democratic party may as well be on welfare since we’re paying them to do nothing.

scalleywag on March 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Meanwhile the Democrats War on Children marches on unabated.

If Ryan’s budget is like a tornado through a nursing home, then the Democrats total disregard for the reality of math and their insistence upon burdening our children and grandchildren could be likened to dropping atomic bombs on daycare centers.

ButterflyDragon on March 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Friday afternoon pop quiz! Which is easier? (A) Passing a budget and bearing the brunt of political demagoguery or (B) not passing a budget and delivering the demagoguery?
=========================================

Easier…..H*lls/Bells,the DNC has just recieved a new
KOOL_AID Batch,and I’m afraid to say,that,

HerrShultenzee,is FREE_BASING DA KOOL_AID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(snark)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Two days from now.

“I never said that” Debbie Wafflehiemer Schmidt

lowandslow on March 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Hey b*tch – stick a plug in it.

Pork-Chop on March 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM

It is a Republican path to poverty that would pass like a tornado through America’s nursing homes where millions of America’s seniors receive long-term and end-of-life care.

Pretty good line even if it is a lie. She gets some zingers.

Southernblogger on March 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Are both of DWS’s parents in jail now or has one of them gotten out?

The nut did not fall far from the tree with Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There must be a lying, cheating, stealing gene in that family tree.

jukin3 on March 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

it’s a boring predictable line

I like the microwave one

DHChron on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM
—————————————-

Schooled by,”Republicans want you to Die”……Alan Grayson,
no doubt!

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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WACKADOODLE ALERT! WACKADOODLE ALERT!
:)

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

ladyinggray:

D*mn,we almost had a Vulcan MindMeld,just reverse the time
stamp numbers……(5:34….5:43..):)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I wish some reporter would have the fortitude to ask this woman, “what do you think about the proposal on page ____, section ____?
Because I’ll bet my job she hasn’t read the Ryan’s budget.

scalleywag on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

One look at her and the tornado would detour around the home.

RickB on March 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Professional courtesy?

AZfederalist on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

DWS…

Does that not sound like an acronym for some superfluous bull$hit Libspaz government program???

EPA…DHS…DWS…

gah…

BigWyo on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

O/T….On Now…..Live!

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canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

BigWyo on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

sounds like an airport

DHChron on March 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Lucky for DWS we don’t tax stupidity…..she’d be bankrupt in a week.

antipc on March 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Republicans won’t be happy until Granny is eating dog food, dogs are eating cat food and cats are eating mouse food.

Yes, it’s gone that far.

mudskipper on March 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

D*mn,we almost had a Vulcan MindMeld,just reverse the time
stamp numbers……(5:34….5:43..):)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Quite scary, my friend, quite scary…

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

All I know is in the scheme of things i want the country i grew up in where it wasn’t a big deal where you proclaimed your faith. I remember praying before class and Gideon Bibles. Now kids are killing each other. I have my 18 mo. old grandson from my son who committed suicide 1 year ago tomorrow and then his mother tried it 6 mon. later so he has me and my husband. I am afraid for him because i don’t recognize my country!

lisa fox on March 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Such a shame abortion wasn’t readily available to her mother.

SpiderMike on March 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

May the Obamacare IPAB pick her to go first…

hillsoftx on March 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Here’s hoping Karen Harrington retires Debbie Wasserman Schultz from Congress for good.

HeyMan to that..then her and Allan Grayson can get together and form the cult of Sooper Unhinged Idiot LibSpaz Social Justice League or something…

BigWyo on March 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Yes, it’s gone that far.

mudskipper on March 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

It’s gone further…everyone is eating bird seed…

“BIRD SEED!!!!”

*please, please, please….someone freakin’ know what the reference is…*

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

O/T a tad!!

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canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I starved mine when I was a kid. Young Republican, I was.

Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

That’s how we like em…I am sure that gave you more time to ruin the environment and poison the earth with all of your bio-chemicals…

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

DWS proves evil is attracted to blank slates.

Roy Rogers on March 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Speaking of stuck on repeat:

TOTUS, We Have A Problem!

Resist We Much on March 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Saw this on Rightscoop earlier today and forwarded it to my
left-wing family :)
They are screaming bloody murder and racism !!

burrata on March 23, 2012 at 6:02 PM

The fact that this blithering idiot cow is STILL the Chair of the DNC should indicate they’re doubling down on stoopid…

But then again..Howard Dean had the job too…

BigWyo on March 23, 2012 at 6:02 PM

“BIRD SEED!!!!”

*please, please, please….someone freakin’ know what the reference is…*

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

ladyingray:Must I do all the work…(sarc):)
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bird seed
**************

A bird seed is a skanky girl who claims she’s a St. Louis Cardinals fan.

e.x. look at all this bird seed on opening day.

e.x. Joe just went to the game for the bird seed.
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canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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Quite scary, my friend, quite scary…

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

ladyingray:And,perplexing to boot,er..wait…(sarc):)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 6:06 PM

DWS looks like a biter.

Roy Rogers on March 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

This woman will be an idiot until the sun burns out.
Then she’ll be an idiot in the dark.

dboley on March 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

DWS…

Does that not sound like an acronym for some superfluous bull$hit Libspaz government program???

EPA…DHS…DWS…

gah…

BigWyo on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Sounds like VD.

Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Deb Downs is an endless source of material. In her mind (and I use the term VERY loosely) a lie is like a good excuse – you can use it over and over again. Unfortunately for the Dems, she is being misused, for if there is a better argument for abortion than her, I can’t think of it.

ghostwalker1 on March 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM

WRONG!!!

Jeeze, not everything is defined by urban legend…it is from a cartoon…Sylvester, The Bulldog, and Tweety are waiting for Granny to come back from a hike to the store during a blizzard…Granny tells them she has dog food, cat food, and bird seed, but she only brought home bird seed (due to store employee errors)…

…one of my favorite episodes EVAH!!!!

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I mean urban dictionary…
…UGH. I’ve had some vodka.

It’s been a tought week….

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

tought = tough

LOL ;)

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

There is nothing Republicans like more than destroying senior lives…none of us have grandparents or parents, we starved them to death under Bush…

rightNOT2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

FIFY.

Your logic is weak. Your premise is flawed. But it makes a good sound bite, no matter how erroneous your statement is.

Ya know, believe it or not, Republicans HAVE grandparents and parents. They aren’t hatched from test tubes.

ProfShadow on March 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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WRONG!!!

Jeeze, not everything is defined by urban legend…it is from a cartoon…Sylvester, The Bulldog, and Tweety are waiting for Granny to come back from a hike to the store during a blizzard…Granny tells them she has dog food, cat food, and bird seed, but she only brought home bird seed (due to store employee errors)…

…one of my favorite episodes EVAH!!!!

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM

ladyingray:Oops,goes to the corner!—-:)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Debbie Downer – like a never ending echo in Stupidity Canyon. How this woman evolved thumbs is one of the great mysteries of life.

ghostwalker1 on March 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

tought = tough

LOL ;)

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

ladyingray:Lol,your on a roll….hehe,ahem!:)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

DHChron
Hello Texas, we thought we lost ya. Great to see your posts!!!;-)

angrymike on March 23, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Ths should really be called “Stuck on stupid”. The libtards to not understand how they are quickly turning into a politcal minority Party. Obamacae and obama himself has not revitalized a move to the left – to the contrary. The are slow to learn the lesson of 2010. Looking at the races, there is no-way that granny McBotox Pelosi will be speaker any time soon, and it looks like a rout in the Senate. And they have the audacity to call Republicans ‘extremists’

mouell on March 23, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Just put a giant banner with 0bama in his Mussolini-esque arrogant chin-up pose behind DWS in the photo at the top, and you can actually hear DWS leading the chants of “Duce! Duce! Duce!”.

MidniteRambler on March 23, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Come on! I admire her ability to keep her foot in her mouth.

Limerick on March 23, 2012 at 6:33 PM

ProfShadow on March 23, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Tell, me, does the hook hurt much? Took that one hook, line, & sinker.

AZfederalist on March 23, 2012 at 6:33 PM

ladyingray:Lol,your on a roll….hehe,ahem!:)

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Your?

;p

*kiss*

On the cheek, and with your wife’s approval, of course….

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 6:34 PM

So what’s the Democratic Plan Debbie? Oh, that’s right, YOU DON’T HAVE ONE. So will you still have a SURPRISED look on your dumbass face when Medicare goes under, seeing as you already know it’s UNSUSTAINABLE.

GarandFan on March 23, 2012 at 6:35 PM

ProfShadow, you missed Right2bright’s sarc tag. Look a little closer.

John Hitchcock on March 23, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Wonder what the mean I.Q. is in her district?

BigAlSouth on March 23, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Lil Debbie almost makes Howard Dean look sane. Where do the demonrats find these loons? It as if they have to have a certifiable mental disorder as a prerequisite to being chairman of the DNC. They are ALL in over their heads.

volsense on March 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

The reason a majority of “normal” people here in these United States don’t rise up and begin flogging anyone with a news station name stuck on their lapel is they don’t pay any attention to anything until it hits them right in the tool or the pocketbook. Then they want blood.

Otherwise, it’s hey, wonder what all the fuss is about.

Makes me think of what must have been going on in steerage that April night when that unsinkable boat hit that big piece of ice.

“Hey Steward, what’s the fuss?”

“Nothing to see here, move along…”

As for the rest of us, we are in the minority, noticing the creaking noises and our feet getting wet.

God help us all.

Tenwheeler on March 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Punchin’ above he weight.

Kissmygrits on March 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Hey BigAlSouth. Not sure what the mean IQ in Lil Debbie’s district is, but its in the single digits.

volsense on March 23, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Until that changes these politicians can say whatever they want,i.e., Captain and officers, and the press, read rest of the crew, just pass on the information.

The fact that the ship is sinking, and that there aren’t enough lifeboats is just a Republican scare Granny trick.

Guarantee you everybody and their dog, including the crew, are going to be flailing for their lives for a piece of driftwood or boat when the S$@t hits the fan, or water, as it was. Then we’ll see..

Of course by then it’ll be too late.

Tenwheeler on March 23, 2012 at 6:54 PM

It is a Republican path to poverty

Deb just wants us to use the Dim path to poverty — it’s much quicker!

AZCoyote on March 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

She is LITERALLY like a broken record!

LITERALLY!!!!

CycloneCDB on March 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Chris Traeger?

22044 on March 23, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Where’s your budget, Debbie?

JPeterman on March 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

It’s written on a stack of IOUs.

Steve Eggleston on March 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Hey BigAlSouth. Not sure what the mean IQ in Lil Debbie’s district is, but its in the single digits.

volsense on March 23, 2012 at 6:54 PM

About the same as that in the district that keeps re-electing San Fran Nan then.

AZfederalist on March 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

You’re enjoying your day,
everything’s going your way,
when along comes Debbie Downer Schultz…

OxyCon on March 23, 2012 at 7:12 PM

when along comes Debbie Downer Schultz…

OxyCon on March 23, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Well, she is good for comic relief.

AZfederalist on March 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Augh, this woman makes my head hurt all the way down to the smallest eyelash!!!

karenhasfreedom on March 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Where did the Democrats find this ignorant slug?

rplat on March 23, 2012 at 7:29 PM

letget on March 23, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Two last names because she’s delusional/stupid/evil/your-negative-adjective enough for two…

affenhauer on March 23, 2012 at 7:54 PM

True to form, Biden echoes DWS’s talking points to senior citizens in South Florida. Ryan ought to flood the airwaves and meet with these folks at their retirement communities to set the record straight.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/elections/fl-biden-seniors-medicare-20120323,0,5843179.story

onlineanalyst on March 23, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is a waste of a hyphen … http://bit.ly/qVdDUt

ombdz on March 23, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Ratcheting up the rhetoric on the eve of Vice President Joe Biden‘s visit to a South Florida senior community, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz today likened Republican Medicare proposals to “a tornado through America’s nursing homes.” …

And the Democratic plan is like a tornado through America’s pre-schools. At least the senior citizens had a chance to plan for their future. The kids whose futures have been sold into monetary slavery have never had the chance to do anything.

Theophile on March 23, 2012 at 8:27 PM

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