Skip to comments.Does Ryan Now Agree with Gingrich? [And now, here's the rest of the story]
Posted on 02/18/2012 1:10:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
There is a perception lingering about NewtGingrich that he was a critic of PaulRyan's budget plan and therefore a critic of conservative fiscal policy in the House of Representatives. Is that conclusion true? Or is it an oversimplification? Like many misconceptions floating around during a heated political season, it is not true. Let's examine the facts.
On April 5, 2011, Representative PaulRyan, the HouseBudgetCommittee chairman, introduced the Republican budget for 2012. Included in that budget was a premium support model for Medicare. This budget was based on a similar plan previously laid out by Ryan called TheRoadmapforAmerica'sFuture. That document had been a RepublicanParty policy call to change the budget and put it on sound fiscal grounds compared to the Democrats' unwillingness to budget at all and tax and spend into infinity. The Harry Reid-run Senate has not passed a budget for over three years, even though they are required to by law.
Gingrich praised the Ryan plan in an article in Human Events on April 13. He called it the most serious attempt by an elected official to rethink our public finances and the modern welfare state in a generation. That is quite a compliment from a former speaker of the House to a current committee chairman. Using a golfing metaphor, Gingrich celebrated the plan, calling it a Ryan "eagle." Is that comparison a negative critique, or is it commendation? One week later, on April 20, Gingrich in the same space heaped more praise on the plan. He compared PaulRyan to PaulRevere, one of our nation's great heroes, and compared the Ryan Medicare plan with his own previous welfare reform. Why would he disparage something he would compare to one of his greatest achievements? Gingrich later said he would have voted for the plan if he had had the opportunity......
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Well, well....how can the GOP-Establishment attack him on this now?
If they didn't like Dems making a video of Ryan throwing grandma over the cliff along with her wheelchair, will they continue to throw Newt Gingrich under the bus in light of the truth?
We shall see if that talker of talk radio finds this revelation note worthy.... IIRC it was the mouth himself that claimed that Newt bashed Ryan way back when.
It would be correct, honest and a very telling thing to do, wouldn’t it?
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Paul Harvey. The good ol’ days.
It’s time for Mr Tharp to invest in a working space bar.
Mr. Tharp is very good at spacing — it was my bad.
Did you read the entire (perfectly spaced) column at the source?
This is an excellent article. It should be bookmarked and used against the Santorumbots who still squeal over Newt’s alleged political betrayals.
I just bookmarked it.
We’re all Paul Harveys now as we fight MSM headlines and soundbites!
Ijust saved it myself!
Someone on another thread has said that the GOP has set up a deal between Romney and Santorum to work together.
Can Sarah Palin get er done? Pros disagree
Begins at #6.
If true, it really stinks.
Also hints of Romney and Paul.
LOL. So true.
Now let’s see what gives all over talk radio on Monday. By then, this should be common knowledge and no excuse for not owning up to jumping to false conclusions. Ir’s about honor now.
My apologies. I am sick and grumpy today.