Buffalo businessman and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino took a foray into left-leaning media on Tuesday, touting GOP Congressional candidate Jane Corwin in the race for the open seat in New York’s 26th district on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.”
Paladino was pressed on Corwin’s position on Medicare, an issue that has dominated talk on the campaign trail. Corwin supports U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to overhaul the Medicare system, a platform that drew the ire of host Ed Schulz.
From the interview:
SCHULTZ: OK. Well, you know, the dynamic of it is what it is. But are
you telling us tonight that the Medicare issue, the Ryan budget, is really
not that big of a deal in New York 26th?
PALADINO: I don`t know how you can possibly say that Jane Corwin is in
favor of doing away with Medicare. She is switching—she is getting rid
of the fraud, the waste, and abuse by using a voucher system. That`s all
SCHULTZ: Well she endorses the Ryan plan.
PALADINO: You`re doing such a—no you`re doing a tremendous disservice
to the elderly people by telling them that that is the case. It`s not the
Yes, they want to switch it over. They want to get rid of the fraud,
waste, and abuse which Obama doesn`t want to get rid of because those are
his constituents that are stealing from Medicare
PALADINO: This stuff has to end at some point.
Corwin, an Assemblywoman from Clarence, Erie County, is running against Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, and businessman Jack Davis, who is running an independent and trying to garner Tea Party support.
Early reviews from Paladino’s former campaign manager Michael Caputo—the two have since had an apparent falling out—were less than great.
Caputo tweeted: “WOW. There was a damn good reason we never booked @CarlPaladino on MSNBC in campaign 2010. Because we knew they would eat him alive.”