Declaring that he wants to “change Medicare and Medicaid like I did welfare,” Thompson asked a May gathering of the Lake Country Area Defenders Of Liberty in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin: “Who better to and who better than me, who’s already finished one of the entitlement programs, to come up with programs to do away with Medicaid and Medicare?”
The video has only now surfaced and its a blockbuster—especially in the aftermath of the release last week of a similar video that saw Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney dismissing 47 percent of Americans as a "dependent" class unworthy of Republican consideration.
Just to repeat: a top Republican Senate candidate has been caught on video talking about how he would “DO AWAY WITH MEDICAID, AND MEDICARE.”
Just to repeat: “DO AWAY WITH MEDICAID, AND MEDICARE.”
As it was, Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin has a pretty healthy lead right now, but this is Tommy Thompson's game over moment. Let's not forget however that Thompson is considered a moderate and a bi-partisan diplomat, being the former governor of a swing state like Wisconsin.
Republican moderates wanting to do away with Medicaid and Medicare. G'night, folks.