Add Wisconsin to that list. Following that same formula, Scott Walker's Wisconsin avoided the other states huge deficits by doing what they couldn't do; stop funding state parks; slash funding for their state university system; stop construction and road maintenance while letting 5 foot high overgrowth consume our medians...you get the idea.
Let's start with Paul Ryan's rationalization for supporting his party's racist, bigoted authoritarian candidate for president. The following concerned student has all the values and moral judgement Ryan threw out door long ago. He simply can't understand how Ryan could support a guy like this...uh, tax cuts and special interest money kid. Liberal leaning naive students like this maybe shouldn't be allowed to vote yet:
“I cannot and will not support Trump,” one audience member at Tuesday’s CNN Town Hall event said. “It concerns me when the Republican leadership is supporting somebody who’s blatantly racist and has said Islamophobic statements, want to shut down our borders. How can you morally justify your support for this kind of candidate, somebody who could be very destructive?”Ryan also states unequivocally justices who aren't like Scalia won't be faithful to the Constitution, backing his party's partisan block of Obama's not so conservative justice nominee. I think Dumb Ron Johnson said it best:
Ryan first scolded the young man, a Republican student named Zachary Marcone.
“You’re going to help elect Hillary Clinton,” he said.
Ryan's answer clear; he'll do anything to get a few tax cuts and kill Obamacare.
“America needs Supreme Court justices who share Justice Scalia’s commitment to applying the Constitution as written and to the freedom it secures.”
Hypocritically, Ryan sees no irony in blocking Obama's pick so a possible Republican president would nominate an activist conservative "impartial" justice. That would shore up for decades a Republican dominated the court.
But even conservatives are tired of this condescending jerk. Lou Dobbs doesn't hold back in the following commentary, hitting all of Ryan's the low points. He even gives a little airtime to Ryan's opponent, Paul Nehlen, backed by Tea Party Forward:
Remember, these are his fellow conservatives taking politically damaging shots at wonder boy. Like the fact Ryan keeps playing the race card...yea:
Cognitive Dissidence had a nice feature article on Ryan as well. The Journal Sentinel's Dan Bice wrote about ousting Ryan too.