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  •  Any acknowleded expert should be able to (8+ / 0-)

    explain technical issues in a concise easily understood manner without resorting to jargon or pretentious vocabulary. If one is unable to do so then he/she doesn't fully understand the subject matter or is hiding something.  

    Ryan either isn't an expert or he is a coward--a trait almost synonymous with rethugs.  

    "It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak." President Barack Obama 3/24/09

    by sfcouple on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 09:54:02 AM PDT

    •  And it's not as if this wasn't the kind of (3+ / 0-)
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      question you'd expect.
      Before people give an interview they - or their campaign staff- will ponder what questions they might be asked and what their answers will look like.
      Just like in a speech, in a way. You know you have to find a good way to explain your facts. If you have something difficult to explain - like a budget plan - you will develop a good, convincing summary that you can use whenever people ask you.
      This is what you do. What everyone does who has an ounce of experience in being interviewed. And R&R have their campaign staff, too.
      So the only conclusion to draw from Ryan's statements is that he has never had the intention of explaining anything. Period.

      The future is renewable.

      by KiB on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 10:27:13 AM PDT

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    •  If he is an expert, he knows he lied about the $s (1+ / 0-)
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      Ryan is a self-absorbed fool, but he is not totally ignorant. He does understand that his budget proposals came straight out of the back end of cattle.

      The GOP is the party of mammon. They mock what Jesus taught.

      by freelunch on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 11:03:36 AM PDT

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    •  Hey, I wanna wanna be the GOP's cosmology (1+ / 0-)
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      expert.  After the election, I'll divulge whether or not the world will end in December.  Till then, the math is too hard to explain, so vote for Mitt!

      Or maybe the cosmetology expert.  Six of one...

      Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

      by triplepoint on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 11:19:42 AM PDT

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