Senior Moment

We call him the Geezer for a reason.  Actually, several.  But he seems to have forgotten that YOU DO NOT SCREW WITH OLD PEOPLES’ HEALTH BENEFITS. Old people forget things, however, so it’s not a complete surprise.

The liberal fascists (sorry, Jonah) at the, uh, Wall Street Journal have run this story (quoted post-jump), demonstrating that News Corp. is totally in the tank for Black Eagle through their pointing out that Medicare and Medicaid would be cut by $1.3 trillion over ten years.

And thus the door opens to a legit Mediscare ad campaign in Florida. It means that both Michigan and, now, Florida may — even four weeks out — be considered lost causes at the Geezerplex. If you had that in the pool back in June, you freaking win. (Meanwhile, we can now say that the explosion of the heads of PUMAs can be timed, with precision.)

If that is factored in, and presuming Obama wins in all blue states besides Pennsylvania and New Hampshire and takes down ethanol-loving Iowa (that is, HI, WA, OR, CA, NM, MN, WI, IA, IL, MI, FL, DC, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, VT and ME, all blue) that makes Obama 266 electoral votes. Which means that, to win, John McCain has to run the freaking table — meaning that all the swing states go against the current tide. Even if you pull Minnesota and Wisconsin (ya!) off the table (which is possible), all Barry has to do to win is take Pennsylvania (doable) and one more state to freeze Geezer out.

Only one thing to say: if John McCain wins this thing, it will be nothing short of miraculous. Of course, the GOP has been known to buy/steal miracles before. But still — four weeks out, it looks really good for Black Eagle.

John McCain would pay for his health plan with major reductions to Medicare and Medicaid, a top aide said, in a move that independent analysts estimate could result in cuts of $1.3 trillion over 10 years to the government programs.

The Republican presidential nominee has said little about the proposed cuts, but they are needed to keep his health-care plan “budget neutral,” as he has promised. The McCain campaign hasn’t given a specific figure for the cuts, but didn’t dispute the analysts’ estimate.

In the months since Sen. McCain introduced his health plan, statements made by his campaign have implied that the new tax credits he is proposing to help Americans buy health insurance would be paid for with other tax increases.

But Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Sen. McCain’s senior policy adviser, said Sunday that the campaign has always planned to fund the tax credits, in part, with savings from Medicare and Medicaid. Those government health-care programs serve seniors, poor families and the disabled. Medicare spending for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 is estimated at $457.5 billion.


Yup, its right up there with repudiating the Christian Right in South Carolina in 2000. All Mavericky as hell.

Hey, maybe it will be OK for McCain in Florida, who cares about Medicare, when the other guy is a darkie? Palin held a Klan rally today, dressed all in white, just no hood, and got the croud screaming out “Kill him,” at which all she did was smile


By Dana Milbank
CLEARWATER, Fla. — “Okay, so Florida, you know that you’re going to have to hang onto your hats,” Sarah Palin told a rally of a few thousand here this morning, “because from now until election day it may get kind of rough.”

You betcha. And the person dishing out the roughest stuff at the moment is Sarah Palin.

“I was reading my copy of the New York Times the other day,” she said.

“Booooo!” replied the crowd.

“I knew you guys would react that way, okay,” she continued. “So I was reading the New York Times and I was really interested to read about Barack’s friends from Chicago.”

It was time to revive the allegation, made over the weekend, that Obama “pals around” with terrorists, in this case Bill Ayers, late of the Weather Underground. Many independent observers say Palin’s allegations are a stretch; Obama served on a Chicago charitable board with Ayers, now an education professor, and has condemned his past activities.

“Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers,” Palin said.

“Boooo!” said the crowd.

“And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'” she continued.

“Boooo!” the crowd repeated.

“Kill him!” proposed one man in the audience.

It is time to activate the Grey Dawn wing of the AARP. Open the Country Kitchen Buffets and everyone for Godsakes stay off the roads!

Also, on the “Maverick McWalnuts will lower your taxes” tip:
His plan might give credits, but if you already have employer-provided health care, his plan will tax your part of the premiums, thus increasing your tax burden and RAISING YOUR TAXES. Thanks for nothing, Geez, you tax-increasing, chatting with Commies, S&L tainted bastard.

@Prommie: In all honesty, I think the idjit was directing the statement to Ayers, but it might have been for both the terrarist and Unicorn.

@rptrcub: This is no time for honesty, its a time for vicious calumny. She was trying to organize a good old fashioned low-tech lynching is what was going on, and she’s just lucky only one of the people in the audience was crazy enough to do it. She’s gonna have to try again up in the panhandle if she wants a real, meat-eating lynch mob.

@Prommie: Agreed, the spirit was there, and the precedent is dangerous — there was already one loony tune from Florida who was arrested for threatening to assassinate both the Unicorn and Caligutard. No blogwhoring intended; it’s just easier to do that rather than search the Interwebs all over again.

For the record, he is called Psychogeezer.

Because he is face-biting, crazy old guy.

@FlyingChainSaw: Y’know, back in the day, I got into the habit of shortening it to Geezer, because that’s how Our American Language works, and because I thought the “psycho” was just a tad over-the-top for my bone-dry sensibility.

But over the past couple of weeks, Psychogeezer has really grown into it.

@nojo: Are you kidding? The guy is a complete fucking maniac, really frightening fucking whackjob of an old man. I try to name public figures with precision and I think ‘Psychogeezer’ was merited on his record of being a mental and emotional hemerhoid that keeps on exploding.

@FlyingChainSaw: All true, but I’m a Trailing Indicator.


No excuses needed. Whatever kind of whoring you engage in is perfectly acceptable to me.

@Prommie: Maybe they really do think Hopey’s the Messiah, ’cause that scene’s straight out of the Passion gospel.

And you know what old people never forget? A politician even vaguely threatening to cut their Medicare.

@Prommie: Prommie, you’ve got to marry me, OK? Just suck it up (as the bishop said to the actress) and do it. RML is my new father but you can be my new hub. K? Cos I heart your intransigence. Mwaahh! (take it, bitch)

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