Because it pushes the conversation to the right
Matt Yglesias says:
The big news of the day is Rep Eric Cantor (R-VA) conceding the obvious point that Medicare won't be privatized as part of a bipartisan budget deal....
The answer is that Barack Obama responded to Ryan's plan by endorsing the Simpson-Bowles plan. Caveats to that endorsement apply, but before the Ryan plan, Simpson-Bowles was the most right-wing plan that was being taken seriously. After the Ryan plan, it's the sensible center.
Or to put it in Chocobo-speak: "Fight fight fight! And never give up!". Something the Democrats would do well to learn.
By fnord12 | May 5, 2011, 12:59 PM | Liberal Outrage
Reference from SuperMegaMonkeyThe SuperMegaMonkey Paul Ryan primer. Read More: Aww man, now i've gotta pay attention to politics again