On Tuesday, Republican whiz kid and sociopath Rep. Paul Ryan told the crowd at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that November would bring big things to the Republicans, and the nation.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan predicted Tuesday that November’s elections could bring a broad mandate for the Republican Party to enact aggressive reforms to the nation’s finances.Ed Kilgore (like many of us) remembers Reagan's first year in office, and shudders at the idea of a parallel in 2013. The Reagan White House seized on the tool of reconciliation, and "was able to enact a year’s worth—maybe two or three years’ worth—of legislation in one bill on an up-or-down vote." That's what Paul Ryan wants to do with his budget. It's the mandate he's talking about, and what he's promising will happen if the House, Senate and White House go Republican this year.
In a nearly 30-minute speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Ryan, a top name in the Republican Party, repeatedly evoked the Gipper as he called for changes to taxes and entitlements that Ryan said would parallel Reagan’s first year in office.
Ryan’s laying the groundwork with GOP opinion-leaders to ensure they understand that the “unfinished business” of the Reagan Administration—the destruction of the New Deal/Great Society legacy—will be at hand in 2013.Paul Ryan's also the person who has maintained for the past year that his plan for gutting Medicare is also wildly popular, despite ample evidence to the contrary. So he might not have the best political read on the situation. But make no mistake about his intent, or the vision he and Mitt Romney share for putting the final nails in the coffin of the great Democratic legacy of the 20th century.