Paul Ryan Hitting Back Against Dem Demagoguery

Via Gateway Pundit:

I wouldn’t say he’s “punching back twice as hard”, (he’s too mild mannered for that), but he’s throwing some right jabs against the Dem’s shameless demagoguery:

The Hill reports:

Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, lashed out at Democrats, whom he said had distorted his 2012 budget proposal to their political benefit in the special election in New York’s 26th congressional district.

“There is a Medicare story to be told here … and it’s that the president and his party have decided to shamelessly distort and demagogue Medicare,” Ryan said on MSNBC, calling it a “Mediscare” campaign led by President Obama and Democrats in Congress.

Democrat Kathy Hochul scored an upset victory to succeed former Rep. Christopher Lee (R) in the Republican-leaning seat. The race became something of a referendum on House Republicans’ budget, including Ryan’s controversial Medicare proposal, which would transform the entitlement program into a voucher-based system for Americans under the age of 55.

“I think that’s a big part of it,” Ryan said of the role Medicare played in the race. “Having the ability to scare seniors is powerful.”

He also argued, as have many other Republicans, that GOP nominee Jane Corwin was the victim of a third-party candidate in the race, Democrat-turned-Tea Party candidate Jack Davis, who won 8 percent of the vote.

“There is a Medicare story to be told here … and it’s that the president and his party have decided to shamelessly distort and demagogue Medicare,” Ryan said on MSNBC, calling it a “Mediscare” campaign led by President Obama and Democrats in Congress.

Democrat Kathy Hochul scored an upset victory to succeed former Rep. Christopher Lee (R) in the Republican-leaning seat. The race became something of a referendum on House Republicans’ budget, including Ryan’s controversial Medicare proposal, which would transform the entitlement program into a voucher-based system for Americans under the age of 55.

“I think that’s a big part of it,” Ryan said of the role Medicare played in the race. “Having the ability to scare seniors is powerful.”

He also argued, as have many other Republicans, that GOP nominee Jane Corwin was the victim of a third-party candidate in the race, Democrat-turned-Tea Party candidate Jack Davis, who won 8 percent of the vote.

Democrats have seized on the win and attributed it virtually entirely to Medicare, framing the special-election victory as a rebuke of the Ryan plan and an indicator of good fortunes in their efforts to retake the House in 2012.

Still, Ryan said that House Republicans remain “very unified” behind the Medicare reforms, even amid the signs of political peril and rumblings of dissent within GOP ranks. And he dismissed the notion that the plan would cost Republicans in 2012.

“I personally don’t think it will work,” he said. “With 15 or 18 months to go, the facts will get out.”

See also:

Gateway Pundit: Paul Ryan Posts Path to Prosperity Part II to Counter Dem Lies About Medicare (Video)

Democrats believe they have found a winning strategy for the 2012 elections – lie to the American people about the GOP plan to save Medicare and to mock and misrepresent any proposal that would cut back on Barack Obama’s historic spending levels.

Despite the fact that Obama has tripled the national deficit, democrats have no intention of cutting spending even if it bankrupts the country.
They believe this is a winning strategy for 2012.

Today Paul Ryan countered their lies with The Path to Prosperity (Episode 2)

Video at link.

Keep punching back Republicans. Now is not the time to be weak kneed.

See Michelle Malkin for a visual of shameless Dem hackery via Dingy’s Twitter account: Mediscare and the NY-26 loss; Plus: Ryan the Brave, Reid the Hack.

Ace of Spades HQ: Barone: NY-26 Proves Republicans Have To Go On The Offensive Against MediScare Campaign

Interesting breakdown of the numbers. I’ll leave those in the article, but long story short, MediScare probably depressed conservative turnout from a high Bush 2004 level down to a low-ish McCain 2008 level. Note that had Jack Davis not been in the race, we probably would have won, but even adding his numbers into our pile, MediScare does seem to have dented our support.

High fives all around at Dem-gog headquarters. Think about it. If over the top demagoguery and a fake teaparty candidate worked out so well this time, these tactics will  be reproduced en-masse in 2012. Especially the fake tea party candidates. Obviously, we already expect shameless  demagoguery from Democrats.

I was just talking with someone — Drew, maybe — about the need to start hitting the point, hard, that MediCare “self-corrects” in 8 years if nothing is done, and by “self-corrects,” I mean Seniors automatically get less money in health care, price controls are automatically imposed, and doctors and hospitals are paid less.

And they’re already being paid less.

If you like your doctor, you get to keep, instead, a doctor who got his degree in the Belgian Congo, because guess what, there is a limit to how low doctors are willing to go.

RELATED:

The Blaze: Paul Ryan Responds to Calls for Him to Run for President

Sure, Paul Ryan appeared on the cable shows this morning to talk about his Medicare plan being demonized by Democrats. And sure he revealed that he holds no hard feelings toward Newt Gingrich for the former House Speaker’s blasting of the Ryan plan. But really what people are wanting to know is, will he run for President?

The answer? Well, I don’t want to be a conspiracy theorist, but he did seem to leave the door open.

Video at link.

NRO: Draft Paul Ryan?

That’s right…the Ryan for President chatter has not abated…even Krauthammer is in favor of it.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!

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