Paul Ryan is starting to sound like more of despotic dictator, suggesting the elimination of those with “deficiencies in their character,” one way or another.
But Republicans haven't been shy about showing their vindictive authoritarian side.
When you see Republicans in Wisconsin blacklist Gov. Scott Walker’s opposition by targeting names on his recall petitions, Maine’s Governor ban government officials from talking to the three major state newspapers for unkind coverage, and Michigan’s governor replacing locally elected officials with his own hand-picked emergency managers, we’re getting a clearer picture of Republican governance.
You might be rethinking the idea that “it can’t happen here.”
Paul Ryan’s recent comment in New Hampshire goes to the heart of how we see each other. There isn't room for "deficiencies in character" in Ryan's world. Get used to answering to a “master elite.”
Baltimore Sun: "We want to tackle the root causes of poverty," he said. "We have to offer a conservatism that everyone can relate to, that everyone can see, feel, touch and understand."
But Ryan offered a harsh judgment of Americans who do not prosper, approvingly quoting an Irish official from the 19th century who said that in America, nine out of 10 of those who do not succeed fail to do so because of deficiencies in their character.