The American Conservative Union gives Paul Ryan a 92% lifetime rating on conservative voting.
And who could Romney have picked that would have achieved that level of perfection you apparently demand in a candidate?
What I found annoying is the seemingly sycophantic belief that Ryan is some wonderful Conservative. I don't care what the ACU says, I believe a principled Conservative would never vote for such Statist programs as NCLB, Medicare Part-D and ethanol susidies.
Ryan is a nice guy and if this was the 80's his conservatism would be on the side of Liberty.
My frustration is with people who actually believe leaders like Ryan can make a difference. We are quickly approaching the time when Congress will truly become irrelevant. Economic reality will have to be faced by all.
Looking ahead we have a very hard left party that is H*llbent on increasing government power to a maddening level. Obama and the evil left will keep filling the government with sadistic people at the EPA and all throughout the bureaucracy. He is well on his way to destroying our Constitutional Republic and free enterprise system.
The world has been in a deflationary state for some time. The moment the Feds can't effectively control interest rates, then things will turn very bad. The Interest payments on the debt will start increasing at an accelerating rate. At that point we will know the end game is certain.
I believe Obama would like to set up things so that at the end of his second term he will have in place the mechanisms to cause the final currency collapse (he hopes after he leaves)
The left's biggest worry is keeping the lid on things through the Marxist's 2nd term.
I believe as the general situation deteriorates that leaders will rise up and present themselves. They most likely will be Governors or some other yet unknown persons.
They will have to be totally non-PC and fearlessly tell the world that the left is pure evil. The left has not faced any blowback for many, many years.
D.C. will never downsize itself. The last hope we have for a peaceful rollback of the Federal leviathan lies with the States. States have the Constitutional power to dissolve and remove all unconstitutional powers now held by the D.C parasite class.
Unfortunately, the only time that power will be recognized and appreciated is at the moment the Federal government becomes most dangerous -- at the point of imminent collapse. There will be a small window of time to allow a peaceful solution.
There is no such person as the perfect conservative. You’re living in fantasy land. Even Reagan gave in to liberal policies in having raised taxes and having allowed amnesty. He also allowed large deficits. Don’t get me wrong, I think Reagan was an incredible man and an incredible president, but he had to bend on occassion too. I don’t think you’d deny Reagan was a principled conservative since on balance he was. Paul Ryan too is by far conservative, a few stray votes not withstanding. I judge a conservative on the vast predominance of their positions, not a few errant votes.