“The Ryan proposal could be the foil Obama needs,” said former Bill Clinton adviser Paul Begala, who could not sound happier at the prospect. “I hope every vulnerable Republican in Congress signs on to the Ryan plan to kill Medicare, because we will beat ’em like a bad piece of meat.”
Begala clearly is not even slightly interested in what is best for the country. All this he wants to do is bash Republicans. And plenty of Republicans are just the same. It’s all about short-term partisan gain (and how much money they can make as a result of the polarization they deliberately create.) Long-term views are not even considered and anything that makes the Other Side look bad is always good regardless of the consequences of such actions upon the country.
Our political class in DC is self-perpetuating, utterly out of touch, too often corrupt and self-serving, and needs to be replaced. All of them. Attitudes like Begala’s are poisonous to the health and welfare of the country.