I don’t like it when the Villagers say
“Medicare” “Mediscare” but Ruth Marcus, David Von Drehle, and the rest are more than welcome to use the term “Voucherscare”. They’re going to have to get creative to keep whining about this for the next 17 months, because it’s going to be an issue in races at every level. Here’s Wisconsin Democratic Party chair Paul Tate on what it’s in store for the Wisconsin Republican reacallees:
“We’ve got them on camera with Paul Ryan. We’ve got them on the record saying they support the Ryan agenda. And I think it’s something that voters are going to weigh in on. I think the list of Republicans who are going to lose their seat because of Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan is not just going to be starting at the federal level.”
Isn’t it sad that Republicans can’t collude with Villagers to try to strip Americans of access to health care without paying a heavy political price? Isn’t it sad that they can’t use a short-term fiscal issue, brought own by their own policies, to eviscerate a wildly popular, wildly successful social program that has nothing to do with the current recession?