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Paul Ryan dismantles the myth of deficit netural healthcare reform

From what I’ve been reading, if the Republicans didn’t “win” the health care summit then at the very least they appeared to have held their own. 

The tipping point appears to have been this exchange between congressman Paul Ryan and the President:

It was a pleasure to watch Ryan single-handedly dismantle the lies and the shell-game economics of the partisan healthcare proposals put forth by Obama and the Democrats. 

Matthew Continetti captured the moment:

[Ryan] just launched a full-bore assault on the faulty assumptions behind the claim that the Obama health care plan will reduce the deficit. Obama didn’t even bother questioning Ryan’s presentation. He changed the subject to Medicare Advantage.

The expression on the president’s face as Ryan made his case was absolutely priceless. Simply put, he looked like someone who realizes he’s met his match.

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  1. Relentless
    February 26, 2010 at 7:32 AM | #1

    Ryan is the new face, but it’s the same old same old. Spout a bunch of numbers. Complain. Offer no solutions.
    No wonder the President didn’t bother to respond.

    • February 26, 2010 at 7:41 AM | #2

      That’s disingenuous. The President spent the whole day trying to stick it to the Republicans. Its what he does best. Always grandstanding, always campaigning.

      If he had something to respond to Ryan with, he would’ve made the shot. He didn’t so he couldn’t. Obama was less than Presidential yesterday. It was like he was moderating a school board meeting. No leadership. Just trying to gain political points.

  2. Relentless
    February 26, 2010 at 1:07 PM | #3

    Your opinion.

    • February 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM | #4

      Um, yes. Exactly. My opinion.

      The funny thing is that Democrats gained nothing from the summit. They’re still in the same position they were two days ago, trying to scrimp enough votes to barley pass unpopular legislation. The summit was the Democrats way of saying “This is your last chance to walk off the cliff with us…”

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