This was brilliant–Kthug came out with an excellent explanation of RyanCare:
Here’s an analogy: think of Medicare as a footbridge that is deteriorating and will eventually become unsafe. You could propose structural repairs to fix its faults; Ryan doesn’t do that. Instead, he proposes knocking the bridge down and replacing it with trampolines, in the hope that pedestrians can bounce across the stream. And the Post declares that he deserves credit for pointing out that the bridge is falling down, and proposing a solution. Um, we knew that the bridge was in bad shape — and his solution is a fraud.
It was all in response to yet more dubious work over at the Washington Post in defense of defending Republican lies with a narrow parsing of this or that word while overlooking the meaning in context, the policy and objective reality. While many see this as par for the course I’m always disappointed to watch a once great paper sink in a soup of pure bullshit and offer fact-like word stings of no meaning in defense of said bullshit.
And with that, let’s have an Open Thread.