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Questions the GOP Must Explain

Col Bat Guano Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:10 PM
Dan, both your points above are correct. However, the objective to me is to make the low information voter understand why being "low information" is dangerous. To that, Carol's questions are well aimed. I hope she aimed them at Ryan rather just ranting about them here. The real danger to our Republic is it is full of citizens nowadaze that have the power to destroy it through nothing more than their sheer ignorance.
Dan_NV Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:23 PM
Col. Bat. I realize that my comment was largely cynical but I have reached a point frustration with the status quo and the seemingly inability of so many to "miss the point," I too am resorting to bombast and snark. As for communicating with the low information voter, well, they aren't stupid, many are certainly well educated. It is just that they are so completely disengaged that they suffer terminal political lethargy. That, is the effort that needs to be addressed I think, not questions that really answer themselves.

Paul Ryan is, of course, right -- spending is unsustainable and the USA is on an economic collision course unless some serious changes are made.  But if the GOP wants the public to understand what's at stake, they need to do better at explaining the problem than press releases like this

WASHINGTON—Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its Budget and Economic Outlook, which projected an $845 billion deficit for fiscal year 2013. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement:

“The CBO’s report is yet another warning that we need to get spending...