Just 4 Republican Congressman voted against the Ryan plan for Medicare. Every Republican Congressman in Pennsylvania voted for it.
NY 26, a strong Republican seat, just elected the Democratic candidate in a special election. Why?
Seniors are in rebellion over the Ryan plan. They don't buy the notion that a voucher will enable them to purchase adequate health insurance at age 65 in the private market.
The Republican candidate outspent 2 to 1 the Democratic candidate. But no amount of money could rescue this seat because more than 75% of the public like Medicare and remember that before it was enacted about 33% of America's seniors lived in poverty.
The political pendulum swings. Speaker Boehner and Republicans should hear the political tsunami sirens wailing. The tsunami has formed. Nancy Pelosi is smiling.