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Paul Ryan Is Not Freddy Krueger

QuestionsRaised Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 9:41 AM
Metaphorically speaking, imagine you were alone in the wilderness and you broke your arm. After you stabilized it and it was allowed to heal you realized you only had 30% to 40% of your former strength and ability. Upon returning to civilization you were told the best way to restore your strength and ability was to re-break and reset your arm. Although this would be painful and the rehabilitation would take and effort the end result would be a return to 90% to 99% of your strength and ability along with a reduction of pain and frustration wouldn’t it be worth the effort? Consider Medicare a broken arm and let’s do what it takes to fix it before it’s beyond fixing.

Mitt Romney made a smart executive decision selecting Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. Ryan's genial personality, serious policy wonkery and political courage have dazzled conservatives and won respect even in a few liberal circles. Romney scores points for political courage as well. He knew liberal politicians and journalists would talk in punishing terms about Ryan's budget ideas.

They did not disappoint. It took only minutes for the onslaught to begin. At the same time liberal media outlets acknowledge the country now faces two opposing visions of government, why is only the Romney-Ryan vision "polarizing" and "extreme"?