I just went to my Facebook page to catch up with what's going on with family and friends. To my utter surprise there was one of those "Trending Articles" alerts. Now, usually those alerts have to do with celebrities in the news that would appeal to teenage girls more than adults. Imagine my surprise at seeing the article that is currently trending was from The Hill:
“There are a lot races that are close to the line we're not going to win now because they're going to battle out who's going to kill grandma first, ObamaCare or Paul Ryan's budget,” said one Republican strategist who works on congressional races. “It could put the Senate out of reach. In the House it puts a bunch of races in play that would have otherwise been safe. ... It remains to be seen how much damage this causes, but my first blush is this is not good.”Read the article to learn more like they're actually passing around a memo on how to keep hitting Obama on his $700 billion cut from Medicare, and all will be okay. LOL! I've read/seen several examples of that being debunked today, including on the NBC Nightly news. The only thing I wish Todd and bothered to mention was the fact that Ryan's plan also has that $700 billion cut in it. I'm sure the Obama-Biden Truth team will be out with a new ad any minute now.
Many Republicans in tough races this year, especially in the House, voted for Ryan’s proposal, which makes it hard for them to distance themselves from it.
And while Republicans are expected to keep the House, the more seats they lose, the closer the Democrats will be to a potential takeover in 2014. The Senate is too close to call; the GOP only needs to gain four seats (if President Obama wins reelection) to take control.
Shameless self-promotion: Please take some time to check out the diary I actually spent a lot of time writing, Rachel Maddow: "Welcome Congressman Ultrasound [Ryan] to the Republican Ticket", because while we will continue to hammer Romney/Ryan on the Ryan Budget and their desire to end Medicare as we know it, Rachel did a fantastic job pointing to something that isn't being reported: Ryan's co-sponsorship of two federal bills, one is a personhood bill and the other one is "a federal version of Bob McDonnell's Virginia forced ultrasound bill. He sponsored a federal bill to force women to seeking an abortion to undergo a medical procedure regardless of whether or not they want it, regardless of whether or not their doctor thinks its the right decision, but just because the government says you have to."
While I realize this diary is interesting too, I just threw it together in a matter of minutes. The other one was a lot of work.