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Paul Ryan to Obama: History will remember you as the guy who ducked the biggest challenge of our age
Hotair ^ | 04/03/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 04/03/2012 5:12:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

If he's desperate enough to be babbling about “social Darwinism” in early April, what’s he going to say come October if he's two or three points down to Romney? Do we actually have to start a Godwin watch for this campaign?

Remember, this is the guy who spent his last presidential run tut-tutting Republicans about the "politics of fear" while promising a hopeful new age of high unemployment and crushing deficits.

Following another disappointing partisan speech by President Barack Obama, in which he tried to substitute tired political attacks for the principled leadership he refuses to offer, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement:

“History will not be kind to a President who, when it came time to confront our generation’s defining challenge, chose to duck and run. The President refuses to take responsibility for the economy and refuses to offer a credible plan to address the most predictable economic crisis in our history. Instead, he has chosen tired and cynical political attacks as he focuses on his own re-election.

“The President has offered four budgets during his four years in the White House – each committed to funding ever-higher government spending by taking more from hardworking Americans and adding to a crushing burden of debt. His failed agenda is stifling opportunity and hope for the next generation.

“Like his reckless budgets, today’s speech by President Obama is as revealing as it is disappointing: While others lead by offering real solutions, he has chosen to distort the truth and divide Americans in order to distract from his failed record. His empty promises are quickly becoming broken promises – and the American people will hold him accountable for this violation of their trust.”

That last bit seems like wishful thinking. It’s as least as likely that Americans will hold Ryan, and by extension Romney, accountable for interrupting the sweet dream of Medicare existing forever and ever in its current form even as its costs supernova. If you want true social Darwinism on entitlements, you’ve got an easy path: Do nothing and wait. Or, if you’re dead set against Ryan’s idea, at least be honest about your own solution:

Over the course of attacking Rep. Paul Ryan’s vision for America’s future on Tuesday, President Obama argued that Republican spending cuts represented “pulling up … ladders for the next generation” after previous generations had benefited from government investments. But in reality, reckless and overly generous spending by older generations has placed a massive debt burden on America’s youth. Far from pulling up the ladders, putting our nation on a sustainable fiscal course would be taking a massive weight of the shoulders from younger Americans, enabling them to climb much more easily…

It’s one thing if Obama wants to argue to Americans that they should accept massive, across the board, tax increases to preserve his vision for government. But instead, he’d prefer not to offer solutions so he can have a free hand to attack Republicans in an election year. As Obama’s Treasury Secretary told Ryan in February: “We’re not coming before you to say we have a definitive solution to that long-term problem. What we do know is we don’t like yours.”

Right, but of course this is why O and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the rest of the gang spend so much time publicly hyperventilating about the “Buffett Rule.” It’s not just a cheap class-warfare gimmick designed to appeal to blue-collar voters. It’s also a bit of misdirection, a way to make low-information voters believe that we can get out of the $15 trillion hole if only the mega-rich would pay a few percent more. The revenue raised by the Buffett Rule means squat; the revenue raised by letting the Bush tax cuts for the middle class expire would, however, go a long way towards funding Great Society II, but unlike Ryan, there’s simply no way Obama’s going to risk his political ambitions by telling the public that. Better to focus on how Ryan’s cuts would make it harder to predict the weather or whatever than to talk, say, about the trillion-dollar “Trojan Horse” that you and I know as ObamaCare. But hey, he got Bin Laden.

Long but worthwhile: Go read Guy Benson’s point by point response to O’s remarks this morning. Seven more months of this.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: budget; debt; obama; paulryan

1 posted on 04/03/2012 5:12:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is a coward and a liar. Period.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 5:15:49 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: SeekAndFind

History will remember how Paul Ryan sold out to the establishment as well. What’s he going to say when Romney loses?


3 posted on 04/03/2012 5:16:11 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: SeekAndFind

” Paul Ryan to Obama: History will remember you ... “

Better if Zero were swept into the ‘dustbin of history’ along with all of the other would-be tyrants forgotten by History....


4 posted on 04/03/2012 5:23:05 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Mozilla

If history doesn’t iremember, I will remind it.

Traitor! I hope the 30 pieces of silver he was given buy him a lot of happiness.


5 posted on 04/03/2012 5:26:39 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Mozilla

RE: What’s he going to say when Romney loses?

That he endorsed the wrong person.

The great Ronald Reagan endorsed a few losers himself. Barry Goldwater and Papa Bush in 1992 (After he broke his “Read my lips” pledge) among them.


6 posted on 04/03/2012 5:29:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If you notice Obama labeled Ryan’s budget a “trojan horse”. This is an effort marginalize/negate language. This was the criticism of Obamacare. In other words: I’m rubber, your glue, whatever you say... (you get the idea) These are the linguistic parlor games of the left targeted at his pea brained base.


7 posted on 04/03/2012 5:31:01 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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History will be kind to Obama, because only Bill Ayers will be allowed to write it.

(apologies for paraphrasing Winston Churchill)


8 posted on 04/03/2012 5:52:53 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: fatnotlazy

Traitor indeed! No one in the Establishment has the courage to call out Barry Soetoro for the willful purposeful intentional non-accidental destruction of America. All of these traitors have violated their oath of Office and all should be dealt with accordingly. It is a very short list in Washington of those who are doing the right thing.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 5:53:59 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: SeekAndFind

Blame Obama? That’s nuts. Congress is in charge of public policy - see US Constitution. Nothing preventing Congress from changing fiscal policy. Well, the president isn’t preventing it.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 5:59:07 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

RE: Nothing preventing Congress from changing fiscal policy.

This congress just did by PASSING the Paul Ryan fiscal plan. Obama opposes it.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 6:09:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Funny
He is not US citizen


12 posted on 04/03/2012 6:12:34 PM PDT by God-fear-republican
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the VP race is between Rubio and Ryan. If Rubio doesn’t want it, then Ryan gets it. If Rubio lacks the gravitas, then Ryan gets it.


13 posted on 04/03/2012 6:19:25 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SeekAndFind
"Paul Ryan to Obama: History will remember you as the guy who ducked the biggest challenge of our age"

Paul Ryan is very naieve and completely missing the point.  Obama's agenda was never to be a good President for America, Obama's agenda has always been to destroy America.  To destroy the economic system called capitalism.  Just go ask his good buddy Bill Ayers.

These people are fricken rubes if they think Obama ever wanted to be a "good" President.  They are 20 steps behind the usurper.

 

14 posted on 04/03/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Kill commie-care for Mommie)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ronald Reagan did not say, and I cannot conceive of him saying, he endorsed the wrong person.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 7:17:42 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

My point is Ronald Reagan endorsed people who LOST the elections. Heck, Reagan even endorsed an unabashed liberal RINO from CT for Senator named Lowell Weicker ( who did nothing for him ), who eventually, like Arlen Specter and Michael Bloomberg, LEFT the GOP.

So, I don’t think it is a bad mark on Paul Ryan to have endorsed Romney ( whether he wins or loses ).

I think in Paul Ryan’s view, whether you agree or disagree with him, to endorse any one of the other three at this point in time is really pointless.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 7:45:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Mozilla

Paul Ryan is an outcast to me!


17 posted on 04/03/2012 8:01:35 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: SeekAndFind

There are similarities between Paul Ryan at this stage of his career endorsing a presidential contender in the 2012 pre-convention time period and a young Ronald Reagan making an endorsement in 1964, but that’s as far as it goes. For your analogy to work, or if there is any similarity as to how Reagan’s endorsement of a general election-losing Goldwater affected Reagan’s career, and how Ryan’s endorsement of a general election-losing Romney would affect Ryan’s career - Reagan would have had to endorse the LIBERAL in the ‘64 race, not the conservative. Ironically, one liberal in ‘64 that Reagan did NOT endorse was also named Romney. (another was named Rockefeller).


18 posted on 04/03/2012 8:12:05 PM PDT by ngat
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Paul Ryan bump! He was great on FNC tonight responding to Obama’s dogma.


19 posted on 04/03/2012 10:00:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Guenevere

>> Paul Ryan is an outcast to me!

That’s a shame. He’s brilliant.


20 posted on 04/03/2012 10:01:50 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric
Yup.

Agreed. And eloquent as can be.

Ryan is one of the good guys people patriots.

21 posted on 04/03/2012 10:06:58 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ((Racism Fatigue) America is the least racist nation on Earth)
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To: SeekAndFind
That last bit seems like wishful thinking. It’s as least as likely that Americans will hold Ryan, and by extension Romney, accountable for interrupting the sweet dream of Medicare existing forever and ever in its current form even as its costs supernova.

Yup. People don't care about "health care" or what it costs. They want "health" - and expect the government to indemnify them against any possible misfortune.

22 posted on 04/03/2012 10:16:36 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Sioux-san

“It is a very short list in Washington of those who are doing the right thing.”

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What list? Who else is left?

Even if Romney proves not to be the Annointed One, who else will have the balls? Certainly not the other three wannabes. And I figure sooner or later Sarah Palin and the others will get behind Romney...for the good if the party, good of the country, or some other bovine excrement.

If we survive the Obama dictatorship, we need to form our own party. The Republican establishment no longer represents conservatives...if it ever did.


23 posted on 04/04/2012 6:27:42 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sioux-san

“It is a very short list in Washington of those who are doing the right thing.”

***

What list? Who else is left?

Even if Romney proves not to be the Annointed One, who else will have the balls? Certainly not the other three wannabes. And I figure sooner or later Sarah Palin and the others will get behind Romney...for the good if the party, good of the country, or some other bovine excrement.

If we survive the Obama dictatorship, we need to form our own party. The Republican establishment no longer represents conservatives...if it ever did.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 6:28:01 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Gene Eric
Brilliant?....yes, maybe

Deeply held conservative convictions?....not in a heartbeat

Now....which one do I hold dear?....

Brilliance is cheap....

..deep conservative conviction is revered.

Ryan wouldn't have so quickly compromised to a back stabbing, ruthless, evil man like Romney.....if he had conviction or backbone.

25 posted on 04/04/2012 7:17:29 AM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Brilliant
"I think the VP race is between Rubio and Ryan. If Rubio doesn’t want it, then Ryan gets it. If Rubio lacks the gravitas, then Ryan gets it."

I think it's between Allen West and Paul Ryan. I'd be thrilled with either--they're both brilliant (like you, Brilliant). ;-)

I loved it that Sarah said last night that her pick would be West. There's a great pic out there of when she and West first met at the Fallen Soldiers bike ride. West's a REAL black man, not a pencil-necked poofter, and I think Obama is TERRIFIED of that. West also brings a much future-needed Military-savvy mind and Florida.

I love Paul Ryan too...in fact he reminds me so much of my son, although my son is much younger. Ryan's quiet brightness, strong but thoughtful presence, diligence and speech patterning are just like my son's. (Can you tell that I'm a proud mom?)

I think Rubio would be third behind West and Ryan. All three are great in my book--Rubio the least--even though he would bring more Latinos and of course Florida.

26 posted on 04/04/2012 7:37:38 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Miss Behave

27 posted on 04/04/2012 7:55:06 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Miss Behave

BTW that’s my dream ticket. ;-)


28 posted on 04/04/2012 7:57:45 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Mozilla

Republican Candidates could improve their Primary vote count by campaigning with the following idea:

Due to the FHA, Fannie and Freddie Bankruptcies of September, 2008, American home owners lost 30 % of the value of their homes. That is a 30 % cut in just one month. Home values are still down 30 %.

Thus, let us cut the total compensation to all elected Federal politicians, and their staffs by 30 %, and an additional 10 % cut to elected Federal politicians each year until Federal Spending is LESS THAN the average of the previous 2 years of Federal income.

BTW, since slightly less than half of the US House, and 2/3 of the US Senate are Millionaires, it will be a great opportunity for Congress to lead by example that EVERYONE should give up their “fair” share of the American Dream.

What better way can there be to demonstrate that Federal politicians are on the same page as the voters?


29 posted on 04/04/2012 8:03:47 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: fatnotlazy

I was referring to the few members of Congress who are still worthy of the oath they took - not any presidential candidates. This is Bush 1 redux - Romney gets it because it’s his turn. The Republican party stinks and has for a long time. If Soetoro wins again, very clearly we need a 3rd party to help pick up the pieces of our Republic. You cannot win from within these corrupt institutions.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 8:18:18 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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