Paul Ryan's Latest Speech Said One Thing: He's Running
Damn if he wasn't right. Ryan's been everywhere, talking about everything, from Israel to the GOP infused distrust of politics and institutions. Yea, I thought that that was a little odd too. But he's trying desperately to rebuild all the bridges he burned along the way.
Ryan Flips on "Makers and Takers" Agenda...or, Now I Know He's Lying, and Running for President: Hell, he can't take that back. The Republican Party platform is based on idea of "makers and takes," right; makers give jobs, need tax cuts and fewer regulations, and want a free ride. The takers are still getting punished for collecting unemployment, taking food stamps, having plasma TV's, draining our health care system, demanding more and more free stuff from the government. Not anymore?
It's the most breathtaking, blatantly dishonest Republican take back I have ever seen. But Ryan can't pull it off. Like in his first example below, where he automatically assumes other people have bad ideas, and his are better:
Ryan: "If someone has a bad idea, well why don't we tell them why our idea is better."What an **shole. Or the whole idea Republican test their assumptions, like...supply side economics. How's that working in Wisconsin, Michigan, New Jersey, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma?
Ryan: "We test their assumptions. And while we're at it, we test our own assumptions too. (check out the goofy shrug that he hasn't quite perfected yet)
Basically, Ryan is now saying what Hillary and Bernie have been saying. Ouch!
Ryan: "Takers' wasn't how to refer to a single mom stuck in a poverty trap, just trying to take care of her family. Most people don't want to be dependent. And to label a whole group of Americans that way was wrong. I shouldn't castigate a large group of Americans to make a point."
I can't wait to see him trash his previous agenda. Oh, he hasn't done that yet? All this from a guy who wouldn't take this kind of talk from the Pope. Just search this blog for the many House bills he's a party to, and then tell me how much he's changed. Search "Ribble" and you'll see a list of House bills he and Reid Ribble voted yes on.
Ryan: "I didn't just say this to be politically correct. I was wrong!"And the Democrats have been right about this stuff all along, without trying to be president.