Finally, an honest answer from Paul Ryan on the Republican "alternative" health care plan for everyday Americans, which came to light courtesy of Jed Lewison.
While introducing his latest number shuffling budget, which would kill ObamaCare and Medicare in order to make sure the wealthy keep all those big tax cuts, (stop me if you've heard this plan before) Paul Ryan actually made an honest statement about the Republican plan for health care for the "rest of us."
In all his brilliance, take it away Paul Ryan:
"This to us is something that we're not going to give up on, because we're not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people."
Of course, here in Florida, we've heard Rick Scott refer to killing health care, Medicare, and Medicaid as "doing the right thing," we've heard House Speaker Will Weatherford refer to Medicaid for anyone other than his family as an infringment on "freedom," and we've heard that the Senate has another preferred phantom alternative plan to Medicaid no one has seen yet. Perhaps it's in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow somewhere, under the watchful guard of unicorns.
No one is buying the Republican's excuses on health care anymore, but at least they did any doubters a favor by putting one of the least bright of the bunch out there to trust with their message. After the election, they said it wasn't their policies that were the party's problem, but rather their messaging?
Wrong. It's both. In fact, it's so bad, not even your so-called "brilliant and former rising star" VP candidate can pull it off.