Republicans respond to the Democratic electoral victory in New York 26 by doubling down on the spin for their plan to end Medicare as we know it:
Rep. Tom Cole (R., OK):
We need to make it a choice between a do-nothing approach that will ultimately destroy Medicare, and life-saving reforms.
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL):
It's a wake-up call on how you frame it. It obviously wasn't framed right.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the author of the end Medicare plan, lashes out at Democrats:
They [Democrats] are shamelessly demagoguing and distorting it.