PICKET: Video - Clinton told Ryan he 'hoped' Dems won't use '11 Hochul win as excuse to do 'nothing' on medicare

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As I discussed in a previous post, Democrats are talking about their May 2011 NY 26th district special election win as a reason why their attacks on Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan will be successful again. In that race, the Democrat, Kathy Hochul, clubbed Republican New York State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin over the head with Ryan’s budget plan.

A fake tea party candidate, Jack Davis, who had run three times prior for that seat as a Democrat, also attacked Corwin for supporting the Ryan plan more than likely managed to depress Corwin’s turnout by becoming a spoiler in the race for Corwin in the traditionally GOP district. 

However, in this video above, following the Republican defeat in western New York, Bill Clinton approached Wisconsin’s representative Paul Ryan, the now GOP vice presidential nominee, and discussed the race along with his concern that Democrats will use the NY 26 win as an “excuse” to do “nothing” about Medicare. 

CLINTON: I’m glad we won this race in New York, but I hope the Democrats don’t use it as an excuse to do nothing on Medicare.

RYAN: My guess is that it’s going to sink into paralysis


RYAN: And you know the math. We knew we were going to put ourselves out there, but you got to get out there. You gotta stay moving.

CLINTON: Let me know if you want to talk about it.

RYAN: Yeah, I’ll give you a call. 


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Kerry Picket

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Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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