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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Ryan’s cynical flip-flop-flip alienates pundits who had seen him as an intellectual leader
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Last year, much of the mainstream media were willing to dismiss Paul Ryan’s flip-flop from  his previous position on Medicare cuts as mere campaign rhetoric calculated to make President Obama look bad among seniors.

But now Ryan has flipped back again on that issue, and the acrobatics seem to be hurting him, as Noam Scheiber EXPLAINS:

The problem with Ryan’s new budget—in which he reverts to his pre-campaign position on Medicare cuts — is that it more or less concedes the whole campaign, with its righteous defense of Medicare, was a charade. Among the Washington press corps, this is ...

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