Downie: Ryan Not “Courageous” And Neither Is The Pick

Posted by | August 12, 2012 23:40 | Filed under: Top Stories

James Downie:

With Ryan on the ticket, he can be blamed for November’s loss.

Picking a reliable conservative was much safer for Romney than daring the right to abandon him and/or heap all the blame on him for losing in November. By process of elimination, Ryan was the best — and the safest — of the bunch.

And as for Ryan, himself, being “courageous”

:…to begin with, what policies turned Clinton-era surpluses into Bush-era deficits? In large part, two tax cuts, two wars and a massive prescription drug benefit, and Ryan voted for all of them. (He also voted for TARP, by the way; his fiscal rectitude only included actually voting against massive expenditures once President Obama took office.) His “serious” debt-reduction plan doesn’t balance the budget until 2040. By contrast, the House Progressive Caucus budget, whatever else you think of it, balances the budget within a decade.

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