I don’t want to even know what sort of focus group they used to come up with the idiotic term prebuttal. Sounds quite sloppy. Speaking of which, our old favorite Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz naturally has a hand in this.
The prebuttal call also included DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, and Annette Capella, introduced as a “senior citizen” and “Medicare recipient from Florida” (a bio that’s accurate, if not complete—she’s also the former chairwoman of the St. Johns County Democratic Party in northern Florida).
In other words, a plant. If you’re going to pull some cheap stunt, you can’t find another senior in Florida? Jeez.
Just as Obama’s speech and Rubio’s response will likely be full of focus-grouped buzzwords, the Democratic prebuttal contained typical partisan rhetoric repackaged for the occasion. For instance, Wasserman Schultz said Rubio wanted to “gut Medicaid” and would “devastate seniors” by supporting “an extreme view of government that would dismantle America’s social safety net in order to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.”
She went on to say that Rubio’s plans would put “nursing homes at risk” and that services for “disabled children” could be eliminated.
In sum, Rubio is an extremist who wants to kill seniors and disabled kids so millionaires and billionaires can enrich themselves. We’ll be hearing a lot of that, all dutifully regurgitated by the lapdog media.