So I was driving through Virginia yesterday (Wait – what are you doing in Virginia? I’m on vacation) when I heard a Barack Obama ad. Curious, since we don’t get these things in California, I turned up the volume.
It was shameless.
In it, an elderly couple were giggling about grandchildren when an announcer came on the radio, saying the Ryan/Romney plan would “essentially end Medicare.” Get it? Essentially. You can put that one little qualifier in front of everything and make the absurd statement that follows true!
How do we know these evil Republicans will essentially end Medicare? Because, the announcer intoned, the non-partisan AARP has said so. At this point, my sister and I began laughing out loud. AARP… Non-partisan… BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
And yes, Barack Obama approved this message.