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Pat Boone: cultural hate from the man who ‘Whitewashed’ Black music

By Eric Grimsrud

Guest Commentator


You have all probably noticed the advertisements recently shown in Montana in which Pat Boone, one of my generation’s popular singers in the 1950s, has been “educating” that same generation — who are now senior citizens — concerning threats posed by President Obama and Sen. Tester to our Medicare system. In those ads, Mr. Boone “informs” us that the Democrats want to cut $500 billion from the Medicare program — oh my! Upon looking up the facts of the matter, however, what these Democrats actually support is a seven percent reduction in the growth of Medicare costs over the next decade by which they hope to save about $500 billion. Their purpose for this future savings is to help ensure the long-term solvency of Medicare, not to weaken it. So can it be that the teenage heartthrob of my generation is just trying to scare his senior citizen fans with intentional misrepresentations of the facts so that they will not vote for these two Democrats in November? Continue Reading →

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