Obama's predictable first shot at Ryan

You might recall that President Obama harbors no love for Rep. Paul Ryan after the wonkish congressman sliced apart Obamacare during the 2010 health care summit. And, of course, the president and the Democrats spent the entire 2010 campaign running against Ryan's budget plan -- including a commercial that featured a Ryan lookalike pushing an old woman in a wheel chair over a cliff. So, the Obama campaign's first reaction to hearing the news about Ryan being chosen as Romney's running mate was both typical and predictable. Politico: "In naming Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy," Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement e-mailed to reporters. "The architect of the radical Republican House budget, Ryan, like Romney, proposed...(Read Full Post)