Today, in his Morning Jolt newsletter (available by subscription), Jim Geraghty links Guy Benson’s piece about the Democratic National Committee Chairman’s appearance on Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room. Benson asks the question that anyone should ask Democrats who criticize Paul Ryan for his plan to reform Medicare and Mitt Romney for tapping the Wisconsin Republican as his running mate:
When Blitzer asks her to specify exactly how current or soon-to-be seniors would be impacted by the GOP plan, she cannot. Because they’re not. The Left is intellectually bankrupt on the very subject they claim will allow them to crush Mitt Romney in November. They despise the bipartisan solution Republicans have offered, but they have no alternative of their own. Dear Democrats, Medicare is slated to go bankrupt in 2024. You say it’s wrong for future seniors to be denied Medicare as it currently exists. Okay, what’s your plan, guys? We know that your actions have already cut Medicare by $700 Billion to pay for part of Obamacare. We also know that Obamacare establishes a government panel to ration care for the elderly. And yet the 2024 deadline is still coming. Again, what’s your plan, Democrats? Mr. President? Anyone?
Emphasis added. Writing about the “Blitzer dissection of Wasserman Schultz”, Jennifer Rubin wonders if others in the media are catching on to Democratic demagoguery on the Ryan reforms:
With a compliant media Democrats have gotten used to getting by on platitudes and false accusations. Romney and Ryan have the ability to challenges those talking points. And, judging from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer dissection of Wasserman Schultz, some in the media have figured out how to do it as well. Will Democrats raise their game and be more honest in characterizing the policies to which they object? Stay tuned.
Read the whole thing.