Word on the street is that the Dems are chomping at the bit over the Ryan pick. I have to give the Dems credit, the are consistently short sighted. Or as Stacy said:
This is predictable, and is the best argument for picking a conservative like Ryan: No matter whom Romney had chosen, the Democrats would have demonized the GOP running mate as a Jekyll-and-Hyde combination of Dick Cheney and Martin Bormann.So, how do we stem the coming tide of lies, distortions and hysteria? I say we take a path untrodden by our "progressive" brethren-let's combat idiocy with knowledge. Let's start by familiarizing ourselves with Medicare and with Paul Ryan's plan.
In that kind of situation, why not go bold?
So we’ll have a few days of “evil heartless Paul Ryan,” then the Democrats will go back to the “clueless rich guy Romney” message and then, if the Romney-Ryan ticket moves ahead of Obama in the polls, they’ll start playing the Mormon card with frenzied desperation.
As proposed, the Ryan Medicare plan resembles the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). In the FEHBP model the government provides a set financial contribution each year. Employees and retirees have a variety of options, including catastrophic coverage plans with high deductibles, health maintenance organizations, and high-end plans with many choices of doctors and other providers. Everyone has a choice of at least 10 fee-for-service plans, but the exact number varies by where an enrollee lives.
By choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate Romney has shown that he is serious about getting our fiscal house in order. Let's help him. Today is for feeling good. Tomorrow we join the battle, armed with knowledge and conviction, and ready to fight for the future of our country.