Posted on August 18 2012 – 1:00 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady
By 11 a.m. Saturday, shortly after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared with his newly picked running mate, the Senate Democratic leader fired out a bitter e-mail.
“By picking Representative Paul Ryan, Governor Romney has doubled down on his commitment to gut Social Security and end Medicare as we know it,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. “Romney’s choice demonstrates that catering to the Tea Party and the far-right is more important to him that standing up for the middle class.”
Of course, Mr. Reid, a hired gun for the Obama campaign willing to say anything to hold on to power, renewed the canard that Mr. Ryan supports cutting taxes for the wealthy, while Democrats would make millionaires and billionaires “pay their fair share.”
Team Obama wasted no time, either. “Congressman Paul Ryan is best known as the author of a budget so radical The New York Times called it ‘the most extreme budget plan passed by a House of Congress in modern times.’ With Mitt Romney’s support, Ryan would end Medicare as we know it and slash the investments we need to keep our economy growing — all while cutting taxes for those at the very top.”
(Oddly familiar, isn’t it?)