To coincide with Paul Ryan’s release of the House Republican budget, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) put an op-ed up in the Huffington Post to defend creating the Wyden-Ryan Medicare proposal. That proposal has allowed Ryan to claim there is “bipartisan support” for his budget proposals. But it wasn’t Wyden who convinced Ryan to shelve his original plan to replace Medicare; it was the loud outcry from the public.