National Review editor Rich Lowry takes on the LameStreamMedia (going absolutely bananas over Gov. Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan for vice president) at Politico.com: “Give ’em hell, Mitt. If it’s news to anyone, the two presidential campaigns are fighting it out on Medicare funding – a possible improvement over labeling Mitt Romney a cancer-patient murderer or calling Paul Ryan a grandma assassin. The fact that conservatives need to internalize and articulate ad infinitum is this: “the president took $700 billion from Medicare to fund ‘Obamacare,’ robbing one unsustainable entitlement to create a new one.” But the real fun was last Sunday morning on Meet the Press, with pundits Rich Lowry and Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) all fired up.
Some cover their ears and say “la-la-la-la” as loudly as they can. On “Meet the Press” Sunday, I asked Rachel Maddow if she supported the $700 billion in cuts and she simply wouldn’t say. Here was the Oxford-educated pride of liberal punditry professing to have no opinion on a primary means of funding what she considers a glorious legislative achievement.