What do lefties do when they cannot win an argument on the facts or reasoning? They resort to their favorite sort of name calling: RACIST!
Here they go - again - to attack Paul Ryan without substance.
From Andrew Sullivan, he quotes another liberal, Michael Sean Winters, who has the decency to give Ryan the benefit of the doubt (after other false smears):
First, we on the left have been complaining that Republicans like don’t give a hoot about the poor, and not without cause. I remember Cong. Ryan speaking at Georgetown in 2012 and talking about subsidiarity and federalism and how the federal government should not be the lead actor in anti-poverty efforts. I thought at the time: That would be credible if he could point to any single Republican governor or mayor who was actually attempting some innovative anti-poverty efforts, but he can’t, so the invocation of subsidiarity in this regard is a smokescreen. It is obvious that Ryan has been trying to wrestle with the issue of poverty since then, and I think we have an obligation not to throw his words back in his teeth the second they are uttered. That is not the way to create a bipartisan consensus on the need for our nation to confront lingering poverty in our midst.
Kudos to Sullivan, Winters, and any others who are honest - even when they perhaps disagree with theory. Would that more in politics could do the same.