TIME’s Michael Grunwald says the pundits have it all wrong. Paul Ryan’s budget plan is not courageous.
Ryan is a conservative Republican from a conservative Republican district, a committee chairman in a conservative Republican caucus. He was reelected last year with 68% of the vote. . . . I do question whether it was really courageous for him to propose huge tax cuts for the rich, squeeze health care for the poor, and promise that nobody over 55 — the heart of the conservative Republican base — will have to make any sacrifices. Honestly, does anyone think this week has been bad for Ryan’s career?
And he is just getting started. Read his TIME.com piece here.
UPDATE: Over at the Weekly Standard, John McCormack counters by saying Grunwald miscasts Ryan’s district as “conservative Republican.”