Since I can remember, Democrats—with the aid of the liberal press—have been experts at using the ten-second-sound-bite to win public opinion, while Republicans have become experts at “hem-hawing” excuses.
Paul Ryan is a case in point. Democrats have failed to propose a budget for three consecutive years—2009-2011. Their delinquency has not been exposed because the liberals have used every opportunity to blast Ryan’s budget bill as a “Social Security and Medicare killer”—even producing an ad with a Ryan look-alike pushing granny off a cliff. Then Harry Reid—assured of public support—brought Ryan’s budget up for a vote in the Senate.
Like normal, Republicans began “hem-hawing” and cowering for cover in the covert corners of Congress. Some even retreated entirely from the proposal to save Social Security and Medicare and balance the budget. Once again, the Republicans have squandered the Tea Party victory of 2010 and are slinking into the Sea of Spinelessness, riding their party barge “No Das, No Das.”
So, I would like to offer a ten-second-sound-bite that—hopefully—Republicans will find the courage to use.