Seems conservative bloggers are nowhere to be found; everything on the right is pounding Weiner. Literally.
A cursory Google search shows a crapload of attacks against Ryan and the GOP House Budget, with little or no push back.
Democrats on the left are childishly attacking Ryan with everything from Granny being pushed downstairs to churlish rhetoric;
“Pulling the rug out from under seniors,” says Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D.-Mich.).
“Waging war on American workers,” says Rep. Xavier Becerra (D.-Calif.).
“A path to poverty for America’s seniors and children,” claims House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.).
“The Tea Party has hijacked the Republican caucus,” says House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D.-Md.)
Pee Wee Herman could have delivered more creative comebacks. But treating the electorate like adults is uncommon in Washington, D.C. Ryan’s plan should be rated at least R for Realism, while the dismissive comments are PG for Politically Guided.
Ryan and the House GOP are putting out videos like crazy hoping to get some traction, one of which (the second in a series) is shown below.
It’s past time to give these people some serious backup.
Problem is, you start talking budgets and people (myself included) glaze over; numbers mean nothing unless they can be described in real-world terms. Grandma being pushed off the cliff; that people can understand. Spending money we don’t have? People can relate, because they do that on a daily basis, and the ones who haven’t yet hit bottom can ignore future consequences until that time comes. When it does, the Democrats have us convinced to “Blame Republicans” for getting the country into this mess.
Another problem is, people can go bankrupt. There are consequences, the family has to live without some things, but as long as some income is coming in most can (and do) pull through.
What of a nation insolvent? What of OUR nation? There are strategic consequences beyond our borders as countries not friendly to us currently number among the nations holding our massive debt. Are we expected to believe that China will have our best interests at heart as it even now is unloading US treasury bills?
Ask your Democrat friends and family, was this really the best time to be pushing out debt massively higher with a questionable healthcare overhaul? Have we become so self-centered that “damn the consequences, I want what I want WHEN I want it” is the operative phrase?
If so, we are beyond screwed. It’ll take Jesus to bail us out, and the problems in Greece will seem like a picnic.