Paul Krugman on the overly sensitive Republicans:
Why is it OK for Republicans to accuse Obama of stealing from Medicare, but not OK for Obama to declare, with complete truthfulness, that those same Republicans are trying to dismantle the whole program?
The GOP has been using this tactic for years. They endlessly lie, attack and smear the Democrats while refusing to take criticism themselves. If anyone questions the logic behind Republican policy the usual response is that they must 'hate America'. The tone needs to change in Washington, and the Republicans should be consistently called out on their astonishing hypocrisy. There should be a relentless effort to fact check the utter nonsense that passes for policy proposals and expose them for the fanciful garbage they really are. The Republicans will kick and scream, but at some point, they will actually have to justify their positions with real evidence - and then the Democrats win.