The Paul Ryan Factor may be more of a problem for Obama and the left then they thought
Needless to say as soon as Romney picked Ryan, the kooks on the left wasted no time in brushing off videos like this in airing them in a frantic attempt to stigmatize Ryan as some sort of heartless barbarian who doesn't care about seniors. What the left isn't getting is that their attacks on Ryan is actually coming back and hitting Obama instead! Very few people besides the well informed on the right and the architects of Obamacare on the left know about one of the key funding sources for Obamacare.. The progressives talking point is that Paul Ryan wants to gut the Medicare entitlement for seniors. What they don't tell the people is that Obama has already gutted Medicare to the tune of $716 billion dollars to pay for Obamacare. This little factoid was never suppose to have been known to seniors especially in the battleground state of Florida which has a highly concentrated population of senior residents. It makes it impossible now to paint Ryan as the enemy of senior citizens, when it's Obama who has actual done what they wanted to paint Ryan as "wanting to do". During Obama speech to the joint session of Congress in 2011, he actually talked about the need to reform the medicare entitlement.
I guess it's suppose to be ok when Obama talks about reforming medicare, but it's evil when Ryan does. I still can't help to wonder how is Obama helping medicare by taking $716 billion out of it to fund Obamacare.? By Obama and his surrogates attacking Romney and Ryan on this high profile issue, it has already come back on Obama and the left. This is a classic example. National Review editor Rich Lowry debated Rachael Maddow of MSNBC on Meet The Press.. Rachael Maddow is usually held up as a prized intellectual thinker of the left (what a joke). She sure as hell didn't appear that way in her debate with Rich Lowry on the issue of medicare cuts. It's amusing, when the left goes on offense, but it's hysterical when they try to go on defense trying to defend the indefensible.