Liberals and Democrats these days like to believe that the Right and the Republican Party can be safely ignored. Obama and his allies argue that balance in media can be responsibly eschewed, because conservatives are inherently closed-minded, and the GOP, unlike the Democratic Party, is thoroughly unserious and dishonest.
I wonder if even the most strident and self-satisfied of these liberals — to wit, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman — can maintain this self-serving posture when Joe Biden debates Paul Ryan this fall.
When Mitt Romney chose Ryan this weekend as his running mate, the liberal freakout was telling. Attacking the budgets Ryan authored, they have trotted out the hoary line that Ryan would “eliminate Medicare,” and push grannie off a cliff.