Dear Outraged Conservatives,

I've made an effort to ignore the "Pozen plan", figuring it beneath comment or, indeed, contempt. But since you've all chosen this moment to outflank us hypocritical liberals, here's a quick guide to why no one takes it seriously: When one of the most conservative presidents in history decides to take the crowning achievement of liberalism and make it more progressive, that looks like a trojan horse. And then, when most every Republican in the country jumps on a table and demands that the program stops being so darned regressive and giving so much to the rich, that's like the trojans all running down the ramp before their equine-shaped craft even gets in the gates. It's just impossible to take seriously, so stop demanding that we try -- it's making you look silly.



P.S -- The country ain't buying it either.