In an attempt to provide a persuasive speech in Obama’s favor for Medicare, Barack Obama decides to take the low road. “He (Romney and Paul) plans to turn Medicare into a voucher program,” Obama enthused in front of the open mic. Here’s the video:
Obama’s attempt to put himself on the high horse by attacking his opponent can be considered a sleazy alternative to providing better qualities of himself. The most successful politicians influenced their crowds not by bashing everybody else, but for giving reason why their ideals are the most sensible for the country.
Obama grins as the crowd boos Romney down – a sense of success seems to rush over him. What he fails to realize is that by temporarily arousing the attention of his live audience, he’s making a fool of himself for the millions viewing the speech on their televisions by defaming his opponent with contrasts, as opposed to focusing all his attention on promoting his own.
“My plan’s already extended Medicare by nearly a decade. Their plan ends Medicare as we know it,” he charged. “My plan reduces the cost of Medicare by cracking down on fraud, and waste, and subsidies to insurance companies. Their plan makes seniors pay more so they can give another tax cut to millionaires and billionaires.” (original here)
The grip on the future of Medicare is experiencing a tug-of-war between the politicians. In today’s day rapidly aging society with progressive costs in health care -Obama, the man who previously denounced political grandstanding on this very issue, uses it as a weapon to attack Romney’s choosing of his vice president, Paul Ryan.
It would seem that if Obama was confident enough on his healthcare plans, he wouldn’t feel the need to attempt to take apart his opponent’s plan and start building up on his own. With the cop out schematics, Obama seems to be slipping on his end of the rope – but only as the elections advance closer will more information on the future of Medicare in the hands of the presidency will be revealed.