Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
So Tea-Publicans in their ideological zeal have forced Willard "Mittens" Romney to pick their alleged boy genius and Ayn Rand acolyte, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), as his shadow president.
These geniuses do know that Democrats were planning to run against the Paul Ryan GOP Budget "to end Medicare as we know it," don't they? The ads almost certainly have been cut already and are just waiting for the GOP convention to roll out. It is Phase II for the fall campaign.
Why Tea-Publicans forced Romney to pick the GOP's "Flim-Flam Man" on the budget that wants to end Medicare as we know it is beyond me.
Here is a quick repost of some earlier posts that explain why. NY-26: GOP loses referendum on Rep. Ryan plan to end Medicare as we know it:
Kathy Hochul ought to send Paul Ryan a thank-you note.
Hochul pulled off a long-shot victory Tuesday in the heavily Republican 26th Congressional District largely by vowing to save Medicare. Hochul found political gold in Ryan plan - Donn Esmonde - The Buffalo News:
The spending plan proposed by Ryan, Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, would — among other things — change the face of Medicare, the government-run health care program for senior citizens. Announced in mid-April, it immediately handed Hochul a point of attack.
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"Medicare seemed to be the key issue," said Jim Campbell, chairman of UB's political science department. "Hochul recognized it as a potential vulnerable spot for Corwin." Largely because Medicare was thick in the mix, the ripples of the special election — as evidenced by the national play the race got — extend far beyond the 26th District.
Hochul and her allies pounded Corwin's backing of the plan to, as they put it, "end Medicare as we know it." For Hochul, concerns about Ryan's plan helped her to connect with senior citizens — whose propensity to vote made them a vital bloc in a low-turnout special election.
Democrats have already run a campaign on the Ryan GOP Budget and won in a heavily Republican district.
The success had Tea-Publicans running scared. Republicans running away from the Ryan budget plan - don't let them off the hook:
Like the Ancient Mariner, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is now burdened with an albatross round his neck. His "Ryan Roadmap to America's Ruin," the foundation for the Tea-Publican budget, has proven deeply unpopular with the American people and Rep. Ryan himself, heretofore little known outside of his native Wisconsin, is now the most unpopular Republican in Washington (only Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin are more unpopular).
The GOP's alleged boy genius is now so toxic that Republicans Back Away From The Ryan Plan:
Not only is he one of the least popular member of his party and Congress, but his Randian wet dream budget plan--declared the litmus test for all Republicans this election--isn't fooling most Americans. So much so that even Ryan is backing away from it.
And now politicians aspiring to join the Republicans on the national scene have to figure out a way to be for the Ryan plan to satisfy the party leadership and yet not be for a plan that most Americans hate.
So Conservative ideologues have forced Romney to pick a politician who is deeply unpopular, and his GOP Budget "to end Medicare as we know it" is hated by most Americans. This is a gift to Democrats. We now have a shot to regain the Congress and to hold onto the Senate with an electoral vote landslide for President Obama.
UPDATE: I can't wait to see this ad from the Agenda Project again.