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  •  Paul Ryan for Republican leader (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, chickeee

    I can't think of anything better for Democratic prospects than Paul Ryan replacing John Boehner.

    Average voters have no idea who Boehner is unless they follow the news carefully. Democrats can't vilify him in campaigns. He doesn't drag down Republican candidates.

    But Paul Ryan would be a completely different kettle of fish. With Ryan as the Republican leader in the House, Democrats would be able to hang the "coupons for Medicare" and "right wing social engineeering" labels  around the neck of every Republican running for Congress anywhere in the country. Ryan as leader would be worth at least a dozen Democratic pick-ups, probably more.

    So let Politico and their fawning coverage build Ryan up. His elevation would be the best possible outcome for Democrats.

    My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world - Jack Layton

    by terjeanderson on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:29:44 PM PST

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