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The Congressional Budget Office has released a study of Chairman Ryan's proposal: http://www.cbo.gov/...

I am a big fan of this, I'll tell you why after the jump...

To be honest, I don't care much for most of Ryan's proposals, but what I DO like is that at least they are proposals.

*THE DISCUSSION HAS SHIFTED TO POLICY & THAT IS CONVERSATION DEMOCRATS CAN WIN*

We've seen the more unsavory elements of the GOP on display for past couple years but at the moment (perhaps this very brief moment) they've been sidelined. When the "grown ups" are talking their fancy-pants elitist talk about the finer points of a budget negotiation that Mickey Mouse fringe is marginalized.

Gingrich, Pawlenty, Palin, and company now have microphones shoved in their face asking if they agree or disagree with the Ryan plan. No birth certificates, no paranoid conspiracies.

Combine that with today's press release that Mr. Beck is leaving the scene (at least temporarily, that hysterical drama queen will probably show up and start broadcasting in the Middle East somewhere since he is genuinely convinced he is a prophet) and I think things are looking a bit better- at least for now.

No matter how this all goes down, it is very refreshing to hear opponents noshing largely on policy.

Just my $0.02

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  •  Don't you think (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    to be taken seriously the proposal needs to be serious and not so full of so many false assumptions as to be laughable.

    It isn't a proposal it is a fairy tale. You cannot have a honest debate based on a fairy tale.

    In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

    by jsfox on Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 03:34:59 PM PDT

    •  No, not really (0+ / 0-)

      As long as they have a proposal, and the Dems don't, the public will buy into it.  All the polls show the public thinks we're going in the wrong direction.  For an uninformed public, this is very dangerous.  The attitude is, anything is better than what we're doing now, and that's how so many Tea baggers won last year.

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