Since Democrats are determined to hang Ryan’s bold “Path to Prosperity” budget plan around the neck of every Republican running for office in 2012, why not have its author and best salesman advocate for it directly vs. President Obama?
If you want to get an idea of how an issue plays in Peoria — rather than Georgetown and Bethesda — pay attention to how it gets used in advertisements in Congressional races. The DCCC and NRCC aren’t infallible but their decisions are based on polls of local residents, not on who David Brooks wants Obama to have lunch with. From what I can tell, Democrats didn’t like their chances in the NY-26 special election before the Ryan plan dropped. Now the DCCC is putting money into it with ads focusing on the Ryan plan.
If the 2012 election is anything like a referendum on the Ryan plan, Democrats will control the White House, Senate, and the House of Representatives in 2013. Andrew Sullivan and Rick Klein will be sad that we’re putting off the “adult conversation” we need to have about letting the letting the poor and elderly starve and die the way Galt intended. Bobo will mourn the damage done to Paul Ryan’s fee fees. But nobody out here in flyover country gives a fuck what these idiots think. They are simply errand boys, sent by Galtian overlords, to destroy the middle class. They have a loud megaphone, but it’s not loud enough to drown out the voice of the rest of the country.
I said I’d post videos readers sent me of local protests of the Ryan plan. Here’s one from reader L.