And This Is A Liberal Democrat

“Ron Wyden, Useful Idiot,” railed New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. “Is Ron Wyden trying to get Mitt Romney elected?” fumed the Nation magazine. Ron Zerban, a Democrat running for Mr. Ryan’s seat, accused Mr. Wyden of giving the GOP cover and proclaimed him no longer a “Democrat.”

The White House went defcon, insisting that the new Wyden/Ryan plan would cause Medicare to “wither on the vine.” House Democrats hissed the plan would end “Medicare as we know it.” Most informative was the gripe of a former Senate staffer: Mr. Wyden was taking away “a key argument for Democrats that are trying to retake the House.” The nerve!

Full article by Kimberly Strassel on Senator Ron Wyden’s joint proposal with House Republican Paul Ryan in the Wall Street Journal worth reading.

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  1. Vicki says:


  2. Devon Herrick says:

    The gripes on the part of Democratic Party members (and Republican carping for that matter) is an example of politicians more interested in their party winning than solving America’s problems.

  3. Tom H. says:

    He’s the only sensible inmate in the asylum.

  4. Brian says:

    On healthcare, Wyden is about solutions, not politics.
    The White House is about the opposite.

  5. Bruce says:

    Wyden may be the only rational Democrat in the Senate.