Having completely misread the appetite of the senior citizens who have loved him unconditionally for ending Medicare - not for them, but for their their children and friends - he finds the air a bit chilly without their warm embrace. Cue the irrational behavior...
Mr. Fiscal Responsibility who voted a half-dozen times under George Bush to raise the debt ceiling and who said in January that defaulting was an "unworkable" solution has now gone full-monty fringe.
Looking to recapture the love of the low-infomation crowd, Ryan stating on CNBC:
"If a bondholder misses a payment for a day or two or three or four — what is more important is you are putting the government in a materially better position to better pay its bills going forward."Yesterday, the credit rating agency Fitch said even a short-term default would do significant damage to US credit ratings...something the House Budget Chairman should know.
When Ryan whines about demagoguery - and he does all the time - he ignores his own absolute recklessness as he courts the idiots who think not paying our soldiers, skipping social security payments and toying with interest rates that can literally ruin the lives of millions of Americans.