Paul Ryan is the new intellectual of the Republican Party, or so he's been anointed by the very serious people at the corporate media. This 'statement' from the Obama camp, "oh goody, goody. Ha ha ha hee hee". [gasping for air] Newt Gingrich used to be their intellectual, but he can't be counted on to always avoid the truth. Paul Ryan doesn't suffer from that affliction.
Let's be clear, Paul Ryan is no intellectual, he's just good at keeping the billionaires talking points straight in his head. Now the claim is that they don't need to defend the Ryan budget because he's come out with an all new "bi-partisan" plan. They bought one Senator, this is bi-partisan plan the same way the British plan with Benedict Arnold was. The outcome for America is the same, rule by a handful of rich oligarchs. The new plan is the same as the old plan, just dressed up with a few new lies.
Considering that Willard picked Ryan simply to tamp down the Tea Bagger revolt at the Republican Convention, it seems strange that they would want to label him with the "I" word. The baggers hate smart people, of course Ryan really isn't one, so maybe it will work for him. The incurious do have a n idea in their head about what smart people should really sound like. The "really smart" people always agree with them.