"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, May 26, 2011

QUESTION: Are Republicans idiots or just on the take?

"The three reasons a Democrat was elected to Congress in the district were Medicare, Medicare and Medicare,"   ----- Steve Israel, (D-NY)

Are Republicans idiots or just on the payroll
of the Democrat National Committee?

Democrats picked off a heavily Republican upstate New York congressional seat Tuesday in a special election that became a referendum on Medicare and may have blunted further GOP efforts to cut popular entitlement programs as a way to close the federal deficit.

But the real question of the day should be:  "Is Paul Ryan an idiot or is he on the payroll of the Democratic National Committee?"

I can't believe that Ryan is on the Demos payroll.  So I must go for option #1.  He is an idiot.

First of all, the Ryan budget cutting plan is a joke.  If every cent of Ryan's "savings" were enacted into law he would take the national debt from $14 trillion to $23 trillion in 10 years.

No sane person thinks running up the national debt another $9 trillion is cutting the budget.  But let's put this to one side for a moment.

Never Give them a Club to Beat You

Somehow the GOP managed to take one of the most Republican seats in the nation and reduce their vote from 73.6% just six months ago down to only 43%. . . . . . a drop of 30 percent.  Now that takes talent.   
Are the leaders of the Republican Party
smarter than a caveman?  Sadly, no.

The fault for the loss can 100% be placed directly at the feet of Paul Ryan.

I have been involved in enough political campaigns over the years to recogzine stone cold stupidy when it looks me in the eyes.

No matter what plan Ryan put forward it was dead on arrival because the Senate is controlled by Democrats and the President has a veto.

But Ryan was eager to strut his ego and tell everyone how much smarter he is than the average Republican.  So Ryan handed the Democrats the Medicare Club and asked them to beat the GOP with it until November, 2012.

But it gets worse than that.  Voters over the age of 50 generally support the Republicans.  So Ryan deliberately and needlessly gave the Democrats a white hot issue to undermine the GOP base.  The results were in New York this week for all to see.  

Rule number one in politics is to never, ever give your enemy a weapon to use against you in an election.  Ryan in an act of egomaniacal insanity has put the House Republican majority in jeopardy and handed the Democrats the gift of a weapon on a silver platter.


Armand Vaquer said...

You failed to mention that the Democrats put up a phoney tea party candidate in the race who siphoned off votes from the Republican. They won through dirty tricks, not MediSCARE.

Gary said...

Armand, the fake Tea Party got only 9%. The Democrat only got 47%. In a ultra-GOP district this was a major slap in the face. There is no way around it.

Anonymous said...

And what was the Republican's vote percentage, hmmm?