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opinion | JOHN E. SUNUNU

Paul Ryan gives left wing the jitters

There’s a sinking sensation we’ve all felt — that moment when something that seemed simple becomes difficult; when confidence turns to uncertainty, then uncertainty turns to panic.

For Democratic operatives, demonizing Paul Ryan was supposed to be easy. Just throw around phrases like “Draconian cuts” and “budget slashing,” then cut an ad with him pushing an elderly woman off a cliff. (Yes, they did.)

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