John Nichols’ empty calumny against Congressman Paul Ryan is was neither truth-conscious nor fact-based.
The Romney-Ryan ticket did not lose “decisively”. Obama won by a slimmer margin that in 2008, with a divided Congress still waiting for leadership. President Obama ran a relentlessly negative campaign against a qualified businessman and family man who wanted to restore this country to prosperity: “real change from Day One.” November 6th was not just a bad day for Paul Ryan, but an unfortunate detour for the rest of the country still waiting for “hope and change”.
Congressman Paul Ryan’s “Roadmap for America’s Future” was a principled plan that would save entitlements without bankrupting this country. His premium support plan, or “voucher’, would permit individual Medicare recipients to shop around for their own plan, instead of depending on the federal government, which insist on spending money that this country does not have while rushing toward bankruptcy. Entitlement reform does not mean “middle class poverty”. The spending cuts would help save Main Street, not “Wall Street”, as Nichols contends.
If Ryan was playing politics by claiming that President Obama was instrumental in closing the Janesville General Motors plant, then perhaps the liberal-progressive media would like to explain their frequent references to inane non-issues like “binders full of women” or “legitimate rape”, among other gaffes which distracted voters from the high unemployment, the record number of foodstamps recipients, or even the ongoing revelations of incompetence and fraud following the devastating attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi.