Politics: Ryan to Dems: Just try that Mediscare crap on us

Published by: Herman Cain on Thursday August 30th, 2012

Herman Cain

By HERMAN CAIN - Ryan serves notice, Republicans will no longer cower over Dems' Mediscare demagoguery

Paul Ryan threw down the gauntlet on Wednesday night, declaring during his speech at the Republican National Convention that it will no longer work when Democrats try to demagogue the issue of entitlements, because he and Mitt Romney are ready, and they want this fight.

This is why Democrats are in full meltdown mode, trying to change the subject to hurricanes or student loans or more “war on women” crapola. Ryan has taken away the ace up their sleeve, which is to threaten to go nuclear any time Republicans talk about the need for entitlement reform. Ryan has essentially told them what Clint Eastwood might tell them: “Go ahead. Make my day.”

Why are Romney and Ryan unafraid of this debate where so many Republicans before them didn’t dare engage in it? I’ll tell you why. It’s very simple. They know that you are not stupid! They know that anyone can see and understand the numbers. When your spending exceeds your revenue every year by more than $1 trillion, you’ve got a serious spending problem! And when all the president can offer is nonsense about Buffet Rules and other two-bit rhetoric that does nothing to solve the problem, Romney and Ryan can see that it’s possible to lay out the facts, and the American people will not crucify them for telling the truth.

And what is that truth? In Ryan’s words: “They have no answer to this simple reality: We need to stop spending money we don’t have. Really simple. Not that hard.”

Amen! And the American people do understand that, and do want the government to deal with the problem! So what will Democrats do when they can no longer intimidate Republicans into silence? Panic!