I have to say, this idea sounds marvelous.
Dems seek leverage by forcing GOP split on Ryan budget plan
The basic idea is that Harry Reid would call a vote on Ryan's budget travesty in the Senate, and in the process force Senate Republicans to go on the record. Needless to say, this would give even more ammunition to the constituents who are already raising holy hell about this.
And, if in some alternate universe it happened to pass, the President would get to veto it and tour the US for the next year, saying, "I saved Medicare!"
Truly, this is the best of both worlds.
As an aside, doesn't it seem like Harry Reid's been more effective since his free-for-all with Sharron Angle? She must have put the fear of God into him. He probably figures after tangling with her, John Boehner is an orange pansy.