Remember when Rep. Paul Ryan was going to save Medicare by destroying it? And then how he was going to save America with his budget that makes Jesus cry? And then how he was going to save Mitt Romney's flailing presidential campaign with his epic P90X abs? And remember how none of that happened?
Well, Paul Ryan doesn't. When he took to the stage at CPAC on Friday morning, he recited all his favorite nonsense talking points about how his new budget, which is pretty much like his old budget but with fancier font or something, is going to save America for reals this time, you guys. Also, he said the word "communities" a lot. Like, a lot a lot.
Ryan's new-but-not-really budget is more than a budget, he explained; it's a "vision" that "makes room for these communities to grow so that the people in them have room to thrive." How people are supposed to thrive without basic things like health care or food isn't clear, but whatever. Communities!
"We're not just trying to make the numbers add up," he explained. "We're trying to improve people's lives." Once again, Ryan doesn't explain how destroying our social safety net makes people's lives better, but see above re: whatever. Also, communities!
Hard to believe Republicans believed—and apparently, continue to believe—that this joker should be taken seriously, but then that's the Republican Party for you. Compared with some of the other absurd appearances at CPAC this year (cough Donald Trump cough), Ryan is as close to "serious" as this ridiculous party can get.