News Roundup for 4/18/12

Possibly more popular than the Ryan plan

-Headline of the Day-
"Democrats Gaining in Battleground and Ryan Budget Could Finish the Job."

It seems that voters in swing states aren't big fans of crazy. At least, that's one way of looking at a new Democracy Corps poll. According to the report, in a "survey of 1000 likely voters in the 56 most competitive Republican-held districts, the climate has shifted in favor of the Democrats. Voters view the Democratic Party more favorably than the Republican Party, the President is viewed far more favorably than Mitt Romney, and both the President and congressional Democrats have made gains on the ballot since last September."

While GOP loopiness on things like women's rights and tax cuts for the rich forever probably has a lot to do with it, the Super-Important and Serious Ryan Budget Plan isn't helping any. "The Ryan budget is in trouble. Just 41 percent support it in these Republican districts with no description other than the fact that it cuts spending," we're told. "When described, including using Ryan’s own language, support collapses to 34 percent."

I'm sure that everyone in the Republican Party is completely shocked to learn that the Ryan Plan is unpopular. After all, the previous version was toxic -- so how could opinions not improve?

Of course, this is really only a problem for Republicans who voted for it. All the rest can probably escape the voters' ire. So how many voted for it again?

DC reports, "virtually all House Republicans voted for Paul Ryan’s latest budget plan."

Oh well, live and learn. Except, these are Republicans, so the moral for them is "live and keep making the same boneheaded mistake over and over and over." (Democracy Corps)

-Maybe if you pawned some of that Tiffany's stuff...-

Keep pluggin' away, Newt. It's going to work out great! (McClatchy)

-Bonus HotD-
"Library Of Congress Employee Fired After Liking ‘Two Dads’ Facebook Page."

Bush administration hold-overs are as stupid, crazy, and hate-filled as ever. Some things never change. (Wonkette)

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