The perception that Obama’s health care plan would covertly starve Medicare to pay for increased Medicaid etc. is one of the most important barriers that Democrats need to address in order to win the health care debate. By so generously giving the floor to a Republican who is overtly anti-Medicare (relatively speaking), Obama can remind voters that it is in fact Democrats who wish to protect the elderly.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Paul Ryan as foil
Following Digby, the Sconz discusses Obama's use of Paul Ryan as foil: