I’ll spare you a summary, as no actual semantic content was exchanged in this clip: Wolf Blitzer kept pointing out that nobody over 55 has no reason to worry about the Ryan plan, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz kept falling back into classic Zombie Mode. Honestly, it lacked only the hands-outstretched and a moan of “Rrrrrrrryyyyyyyaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn” to make it classic Romero on Debbie’s part.
But one point: I’m going to be 54 in 2024, which – as Guy helpfully notes – is when Medicare is scheduled to go belly-up. I’m not planning my retirement around the expectation that Medicare is going to be there. No sane human my age – or younger – is. And yes, that does annoy me, given that my tax money was spent – and apparently wasted – on funding that program. All of which means that if the Democrats think that they can usefully demagogue the fact that they’re actively standing in the way of emergency Medicare reform, they are cordially invited to try: I suspect that the Democrats will be as good at selling that position as they were at selling Obamacare.