Paul Ryan’s mistake was in trying to have an adult conversation with children. It reminds me of what it would be like for Israel to negotiate with Hamas – ain’t gonna happen when one party seeks the annihilation of the other. The Alinsky Democrats don’t give a hoot about making good policy. They have one goal in mind and that is the destruction of their enemy, who is anyone to the right of them.
So what to do? In Ryan’s case, there actually are adults in the room and they are the people. The challenge is communicating directly with the adults in the face of overwhelming negativity from AcadeMediaWood. These adults might just understand that a voucher to buy some insurance is preferable to an empty promise from a bankrupt country. (edited 6/22)