As always, everything is upside down in Fox-land. From America's News Headquarters Saturday morning, while awaiting Paul Ryan's campaign appearance in Florida, host Doug McKelway and GOP consultant Ron Bonjean were discussing Paul Ryan's plan to
August 18, 2012

As always, everything is upside down in Fox-land. From America's News Headquarters Saturday morning, while awaiting Paul Ryan's campaign appearance in Florida, host Doug McKelway and GOP consultant Ron Bonjean were discussing Paul Ryan's plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program. Apparently Ryan is brilliant because he doesn't want to go after current beneficiaries.

I guess these guys don't think any of those seniors have an iota of concern for their children or grandchildren. They all know full well going after the social safety nets is the third rail of American politics, but they did their best here to carry water for Mittens and Ryan and pretend that this is just going swimmingly well for them so far.

McKelway brought his fellow Fox host, Carl Cameron back on the air with them and Cameron claimed that the George W. Bush tour to privatize Social Security worked out well for him and got them even with Democrats in the polls on the issue.

I'm not sure what alternative universe Cameron is living in, but that's not the way I remember that going down. The more Bush talked, the more unpopular his plan became until Republicans were forced to scrap the idea all together. And in 2006, it was one of the reasons that Democrats won control of the House of Representatives.

I mentioned Ryan wanting to privatize Medicare and Social Security to my Republican father last week and the first words out of his mouth were, "That didn't work out so well for Bush." I guess these guys don't think any of their viewers can remember back to seven years or eight years ago. Not surprising I guess, but usually they're trying to pretend Bush didn't exist. Now they're doing their best to revise history instead.

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