Aww man, now i've gotta pay attention to politics again
I've been pretty ambivalent about the presidential election this year on the grounds that you've basically got two centrists, neither with a viable plan for fixing our unemployment issues. Even though i'm pretty obviously on the left side of things, Obama's been pretty bad on important foreign policy issues (assassinations, state secrets, prosecuting whistle-blowers) and pretty wimpy on nearly everything else, and i've been musing about the fact that if Romney won, at least we'd lose the gridlock in Congress.
But now Romney is moderate no more. He's picked the very radical Paul Ryan as his running mate. "Eliminate medicare and replace it with unindexed vouchers" Ryan. "Cut discretionary spending from 12 percent of GDP now to 3 1/2 percent of GDP" Ryan. "Lower taxes on the rich and create huge deficits" Ryan.
Wherever you fall on these issues, at least now we're getting a real national debate.
The SuperMegaMonkey Paul Ryan primer:
By fnord12 | August 13, 2012, 10:19 AM | Liberal Outrage