Romney wastes no time in trying to distance himself from Granny Starver* Ryan’s budget - UPDATED
From talking points given to reporters after the announcement that Paul Ryan was Romney’s vice presidential pick:
Does this mean Mitt Romney is adopting the Paul Ryan plan?
• Gov. Romney applauds Paul Ryan for going in the right direction with his budget, and as president he will be putting together his own plan for cutting the deficit and putting the budget on a path to balance.
• Romney’s administration will go through the budget line by line and ask two questions: Can we afford it? And, if not, should we borrow money from China to pay for it?
• Mitt Romney will start with the easiest cut of all: Obamacare, a trillion-dollar entitlement we don’t want and can’t afford.
Good luck with that Willard. Because you have already owned Ryan’s budget, time after time and have not put up anything substantial of your own. Not to mention that the Rethuglicans are going to demand that you continue to own that budget because it makes them see more starbursts than Sarah Palin did. Check out the RedState blog. Nasty, suspicious conservative person, Erick Erickson does not trust you. He is watching you, Willard, to make sure you do just as you are told. Just picking Ryan, he tells you, is not enough.
Today, the Romney camp sent out a talking points sheet claiming that while picking Paul Ryan, Romney had his own budget plans. This is delusional and not credible spin. You pick Paul Ryan, you defend his budget. It is that simple.
Yes, Willard. Simple. Just do as you are told and remember that all they want you to be is a signing pen for Rethuglican granny starving, middle class reaming, poor stomping legislation.
Then the base may really love you as all the dupes at The Corner and other wingnutty sites are pretending to. Too bad you lost the state of Florida and will massively turn off independents and moderates who thought that Medicare was, well, kind of a good thing and that maybe all the poors shouldn’t die of disease and starvation and even that middle class people should, someday, be able to get mortgages again in our vastly damaged economic system.
And they will never be able to say that you lost the election because you weren’t far enough to the right.
*Remarkably accurate Zombie Eyed Granny Starver description of Paul Ryan via Charlie Pierce.
UPDATED below the fold.
Speaking of wasting no time, Obama campaign has a reaction to the selection of the zombie eyed granny starver: