Skip to main content

Remember the Ryan Budget?  The Magna Carta of the Tea Party that sailed through the House back in March, then got Ryan on the national ticket because Romney was so taken by his intellectualism and new ideas?

Well guess what?  It's dead as the veritable doorknob.  And you know why?  Because back on November 6 those damn Americans just couldn't bring themselves to vote for a smaller government.

The fold awaits thee....

The centerpiece of the Ryan budget that was adopted by the Republican majority back in March was the voucherization" of Medicare.  And this provision, combined with major cuts in other social programs, was going to restore fiscal integrity without raising taxes, remember?

Well in case you forgot about it, you've got company with the Republican leadership because they've forgotten about it too. What the Republicans are calling a "significant concession" to the Democrats, the Ryan budget has been taken off the table and replaced by a hodge-podge of gimmicks and so-called loophole closings that leaves Meducare virtually intact.

Meanwhile the Bomber keeps methodically plodding along, forced to remind the Republicans every day that he actually won the election. Maybe later this month some of the Presidential electors will refuse to show up and ratify the 332 electoral votes that somehow ended up in the blue column.

No, they can't be that delusional. They can't? Exactly one month after the Romney-Ryan ticket couldn't stop Obama from being the only President since Ike to win successive popular votes by more than 50 percent (I know, they did it by suppressing the Republican vote) Paul Ryan has now realized that the Republicans lost because they don't care enough about...poverty!  That's right.  Poverty!  Here's what he learned from the election:

We must carry on and keep fighting for the American Idea – the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to rise … to escape from poverty…and to achieve whatever your God-given talents and hard work enable you to achieve.
What did Marx say in The 18th Brumaire?  Something about how people "make their own history." Even if it's delusional history.  

Originally posted to Mike the Gun Guy on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 04:25 AM PST.

Also republished by Ryan Inc.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site