Helpful advice for our Republican friends: you can use all the “poll-tested words” and “props” you want, but that won’t fool the American people into thinking the GOP budget is anything but a repeat of last year: a budget that ends the Medicare guarantee and hurts our economic recovery.
“The Paul Ryan budget was a political disaster last year for Republicans.”
“…perhaps most important, the GOP learned how to use the right poll-tested words.”
“The 2012 plan is — simply put — to not talk about the plan too much.”
“GOP leaders are suggesting members use props.”
“It remains to be seen whether the methodical work Republicans have gone through will pay dividends. They lost a House race in upstate New York after passing Ryan’s budget in 2011.”