Jennifer Rubin: We Can Do Better

by evanmcmurry

Jennifer Rubin’s Saturday headline was “Romney-Ryan: We can do better.” I don’t think that reads the way she meant it to read.

Later in the column:

Liberal media are gleeful, thinking they can make this about Ryan pushing grandma over the cliff. They haven’t seen Ryan in action, or they are engaged in wishful thinking. They don’t appreciate how much that very sentiment — laden with cynicism, irresponsibility, dishonesty and character destruction — has become the essence of what Romney-Ryan are running against.

Again, syntax. It sounds as if Ryan’s sentiment is laden in cynicism, etc., when she means that liberals are layering it in cynicism, etc. Not that the second, intended meaning makes any more sense. In what ways are conservatives running to save grandma? Let me rephrase that: in what ways are conservatives running to save elderly people who are not already securely ensconced behind a generation’s worth of institutionalized benefits for the wealthy? If you’re not rich, being old is a very bad actuarial condition under a Romney/Ryan administration.

Anyhoo, Rubin finishes by calling her readers “silly,” and then writing, “Capitalism is the best way to lift people out of poverty.” She’s real special, that Rubin.