Paul Ryan has come up with his latest Republican budget proposal, and it changes nothing. It neither promotes economic growth nor reduces the budget deficit, as with past proposals. That's because its real target is to win some Senate seats by targeting Obamacare, for starters. And it can't do that without telling some whoppers.
We have wasted too much time over the past five years fretting over the concerns of a small group of right-wingers. From health care to immigration to gun control, America should have long ago tackled these problems with common-sense, practical approaches, rather than getting mired down in ideological debates.
There are a number of reasons why this is important, including the fact that it may scuttle the chance (if there ever was one) for any deal. But something else makes this development what the Vice President of the United States might call "a big effin' deal": It tells us once and for all where the real political center lies.