Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It's a Free Country And We'll Lie If We Want To

When Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate Saturday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had one message for Republican congressional hopefuls: “Bring it on.” That’s how the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee began a weekend memo to supporters.

The budget Ryan drafted in his capacity as chairman of the House Budget Committee, which proposed significant cuts to Medicare and other entitlement programs, was immediately a lightning rod for Democrats’ criticisms. Now they plan to make this an issue again.

“With Mitt Romney naming Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, the Republican budget authored by Ryan is now the ticket mate for every Republican in a Congressional race this November,” the DCCC’s memo states.

“From now until Election Day, Democrats will be on offense and seizing the opportunity to run and win on the issue of the Ryan budget that protects millionaires and special interests, while hurting Medicare for seniors.”
In fact, the Ryan plan to save Medicare doesn't have the slightest effect on seniors. It's to be phased in starting ten years from now.

But, as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz demonstrated, that won't keep Democrats from lying about it. But, there's evidence that the mainstream news media won't be such willing co-conspirators this time.


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