Citing Washington Post, GOP hits Dems over Medicare attacks

GOP leadership forwarded the post, saying it's "not a great morning" for the administration. The email also links to a Post editorial that criticizes Democrats' rhetoric on the GOP budget. Democrats have said the proposal would "end Medicare as we know it."

"Democrats may be feeling smug about their campaign against the House Republican budget plan, and as a matter of politics, they’re no doubt right," the editorial states. "If the goal is to deal with the long-term fiscal challenge, though, the Democrats’ political success is apt only to prolong the gridlock and make the eventual solution that much more painful."