Mark Amodei Cozies Up to Paul Ryan (Caption Contest)
Mark Amodei is facing the reality that our words have consequences. He’s tried to duck from that responsibility by having his buddies from the National Republican Congressional Committee put out “patently false” (Jon Ralston’s words) advertisements about his opponent, the only sane candidate, Kate Marshall.
That isn’t working however, because now the television stations in Reno are pulling those ads from the air because they are chalk full of lies. It’s a sad story, because according to producers, they’ve never had to do that.
Back to the real story of this campaign. Mark Amodei is trying to avoid addressing the real issue of this campaign. Does a future America include Medicare and Social Security? Not if Paul Ryan had his way. His plan eliminates Medicare for future generations. The name stays, but the benefits are slashed…and senior’s out of pocket expenses would double. Just say no to MINO (Medicare in Name Only).
Mark Amodei seems to have no problem with this plan. In fact…just read his own words:
“I like a lot of what he [Rep. Paul Ryan] has to say in terms of Medicare, I think that’s excellent.” (Republican Congressional District 2 debate, 6/15/11)
The Las Vegas Sun reported “Amodei has embraced Ryan’s plan (Las Vegas Sun, Jul. 14, 2011)
Amodei praised the Ryan blueprint. “I like a lot of what he has to say in terms of Medicare. I think that’s excellent.” (Politico, Jun. 6, 2011)
“I need to cozy up to Paul Ryan and give him whatever support he needs.” – Mark Amodei, on Paul Ryan (Las Vegas Sun, Jul. 14, 2011)
So here it is, the cozy picture. Also accompanied by a Jib Jab video. We’re dying to see what you can do with this one. Put a caption to the photo for a chance to win! Use the comments section below. Anyone can play. Winners announced next week. See our last caption contest winner below:
Jennifer J. Reed: “The Wizard of Oz: (right to left) “If I only had a brain, a heart, the nerve.” (And the gov behind the curtain…)”
And here’s the video:
Justin is the publisher The Nevada View, which has earned the recognition in the Washington Post’s “Best State-Based Political Blogs,” as well as being awarded the “Most Valuable Blogger Award” by the local CBS affiliate in 2011. Justin is also an associate at the Ramirez Group in Las Vegas. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee