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View Diary: Remember when Pres. Obama Peeled Paul Ryan Apart? *Updated* (201 comments)

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  •  Great diary. The Number One Thing (4+ / 0-)

    I think we need to insist on keeping in the media spotlight

    As Chris L. Hayes showed clearly on his program on Aug 11, 2012, the very premise of Ryan's claim to be a "fiscal hawk" is a blatant LIE. Ryan's actual congressional voting record reveals him to be nothing more than run of the mill pork-barrel-gorging, debt bloating reckless, Republican. He voted for GW Bush's 2 unpaid for taxcuts, Iraq war, Medicare Part D, TARP and every Fed $$ he could shovel into his district
    This fact trumps all the other themes and memes of the "Ryan nomination".

    If we keep this in the media spotlight, then Ryan has to spend his time going "Well, yeah, we were totally wrong-headed in the Bush years, but we learned our lesson, and now we are determined to change...blah, blah, "
    Which automatically brings up questions about how RR and CO. are going to realistically implement their cockamamie budget plans.

    They want to take us back to Voodoo Economics.

    I think this was the thrust of the initial Obama response to Ryan and I think we'll see more from them highlighting Ryan's actual voting record.

    As the diarist notes, Ryan voted "no" on everything Pres. Obama proposed, so his selection highlights gop obstruction as well.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 04:25:57 PM PDT

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