Skip to comments.The Paul Ryan Choice (Thomas Sowell)
Posted on 08/13/2012 12:47:11 PM PDT by jazusamo
Governor Mitt Romney's choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate is one of those decisions that seem obvious if not inevitable in retrospect, even though it was by no means obvious to most of us beforehand.
Anyone who wants to get a quick sense of who Paul Ryan is should watch a short video of a February 2010 meeting in which Congressman Ryan politely, but devastatingly, "schools" Barack Obama on the utter fraudulence of the statistics that the Obama administration was using to claim that ObamaCare would reduce the deficit. That video is available on the Drudge Report.
As a long-time member, and now chairman, of the Budget Committee in the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan is thoroughly familiar with both the facts and the fictions in the federal government's budget. In recent years, the fictions have grown much bigger than the facts. But, as Congressman Ryan reminded the president, hiding spending is not the same as reducing spending.
If this year's election is going to be decided on the basis of hard facts, the Obama administration is doomed. But the Obama campaign is well aware of that, which is why we are hearing so many distracting innuendoes and outright lies about such peripheral issues as what Mitt Romney is supposed to have done while running Bain Capital or even what is supposed to have happened at Bain Capital, years after Mitt Romney was long gone.
The Obama campaign's big smear, about how Romney is supposed to have caused a woman to die of cancer, has been exposed as a lie by CNN, hardly a Republican network. What smears like this show is that the Obama administration cannot run on its track record, so it has to run on distractions from country's real problems.
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Good stuff! I wish he would have been the first black president. He would have set that bar very high indeed.
One has to wonder ... Did the elites in the gop-e pull an end run, and make Ryan useless? Most VP's are placed into the useless statistics or a statistic of history.
“One has to wonder ... Did the elites in the gop-e pull an end run, and make Ryan useless? Most VP’s are placed into the useless statistics or a statistic of history.”
Where in the world does this kind of stuff come from? SOME Vice Presidents later become president also. Sheesh
Is there a link to that video? I don't see it on Drudge.
Back a decade ago, I was rather sure the first black president would be a conservative. Of course, that was before I realized how much the GOPe really hates conservatives.
This election is a test, not just of the opposing candidates but of the voting public. If what they want are the hard facts about where the country is, and where it is heading, they cannot vote for more of the same for the next four years.
But, if what they want is emotionally satisfying rhetoric and a promise to give them something for nothing, to be paid for by taxing somebody else, then Obama is their man.
The Benedict Arnold wing of the Conservative movement bitch and whine about the GOP-e when they DON'T pick a Conservative, then they bitch and whine when they do!
Seems to me their goal is not to advance the Conservative agenda but to just mindlessly bitch about the GOP.
Funny thing, that is exactly the same thing the Democrat Party propaganda bots in the media do.
These self styled “conservatives in the whiners choir are the useful idiots of the Democrat Party propaganda machine.
Cripes. It sounds like Sowell is endorsing this team. I thought he was a Conservative? He better not show up around here talking like that...is he a liberal in disguise?
I do not operate for either side looking to destroy our nation. Some do, I do not.
Completely agree ....he has a brilliant mind and a practical way to explain economics.
Flashback: Paul Ryan vs. Barack Obama, February 2010 "
Thanks so much. I'm sending it to my email list.
It is a factor. It is more a test of the ability of the MSM to obfuscate, hide the truth, and control the debate. If the new media can get the facts out to enough people, President Obama loses.
People can only act on the information that they have. Far too many voters still get their information from the MSM.
Freerepublic is a big voice in the new media.
Paul Ryan will be reelected to the House this November. Should he also be elected VP, he would have to resign from the House prior to January 20, 2013. Governor Walker would have to call a special election for early in 2013 so that WI-01 voters can elect Ryan’s successor.
You have to watch an AARP commercial first with this one, and C-SPAN has messed with the part that says SS is being used as a piggy bank, but it is pretty good aside from that.
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