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The Left’s Reactions to the Paul Ryan Budget

From Ricochet:

Best I can tell, there are two reactions to the Paul Ryan budget proposal emerging from the Left.

The first is a smug overconfidence that the proposal is dead on arrival and an underlying assumption that Ryan’s plan will fail to resonate with the American people.  This response is typified here by politico J.B. Poersch:

“It was a good day for Democrats,” said J.B. Poersch, former executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee who is heading an independent expenditure effort for Democrats in 2012. “It’s going to sting [Republicans]. This is a news flash for seniors. It’s probably an overreach, and they are likely to pay politically.”

And the second reaction is an acknowledgment of the seriousness of the Ryan plan and of the dramatic contrast that the president’s lack of seriousness provides.  Says Andrew Sullivan:

Here’s why [referring to J.B. Poersch] I can’t stand the Democrats…This is the kind of politics Obama swore to avoid in the campaign. We have a serious and flawed plan to get the debt under control – and the Democrats’ immediate response is to go into total opposition. The president has been more muted in his response. But the onus is on him now to provide a plan that matches the impact on the budget that Ryans’ does, with different emphases.

So where is that plan? Or does the president have none?

Sullivan’s right.  President Obama will need to produce his own plan that matches the spending cuts and deficit reductions of the Ryan plan if he wants to maintain any semblance of credibility.  Not that credibility seems to be all that important to him these days…


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