During their successful 2012 presidential campaign, “Democrats hammered House Republicans for their support of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal,” wrote Chris Moody in a Yahoo News editorial Wednesday.
Hardcore conservatives possess a deep flaw. Their obsession with gloating in a game of “I win, you lose,” is becoming stale. This prompted a hard hit from Idaho congressional candidate Jimmy Farris:
“It’s getting really hard to take Paul Ryan seriously as he continues to unveil these budgets that have NO CHANCE of passing,” the former NFL player wrote. “He is so dishonest. He campaigned vigorously against Obama’s Medicare cuts, but then kept them. Was outraged over tax increases, but then kept them. 60% of his spending cuts come from programs that assist the poor, but claims his budget’s primary focus is to protect the poor. Oh, and after attempts to repealing Obamacare have already failed 33 times, he calls for a repeal of Obamacare. Get real, Paul.”
The attack on Ryan’s clear detachment from the plight of the majority of Americans still holds great potential. As Moody points out, “although Democrats did not regain control of the House last year, the party increased its numbers in part through a sustained attack on incumbent Republicans and candidates who focused on Ryan’s budget plan.”
“This issue helped win President Obama’s re-election and Democratic gains in the House and Senate,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Jesse Ferguson told Yahoo News. “But 2012 was about the presidential race. In 2014, the election is about the tea party Congress and their budget will be a central focus.”
The Rudderless Republican Party seems to be getting the message. Thus, ironically, they are now trying to sound like Democrats. “Who is going to end up making all the money in the end if Obamacare continues to be in place?” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Monday on the Sean Hannity show. “It’s going to be the big corporations, right? And who gets screwed? The middle class.”
So abolishing the most progressive piece of legislation in a decade is the GOP’s strategy to stake their new claim? The’yre the real “redistributionists?”
Jimmy Farris is right. Ryan is a prime example of an obstructionist at his worst. The DCCC plans to release a video on Wednesday, seen first on Yahoo News, which calls the budget “Paul Ryan’s Fantasy.”
I hope Ryan wakes up from his stupor sometime soon.