by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD July 23, 2013
On August 22, 2012, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), then the Republican candidate for Vice President, implied to talk show host Hugh Hewitt that he ran “marathons” and that his best time was an exceptional “two hour and fifty-something.”
An occasional exaggeration of our accomplishments is a human frailty and most often harmless. We have all done it at one time or another.
……….This fleeing suspect, wearing camouflage gear, a bulletproof vest and armed with four guns, has since disappeared from media coverage. Who was this person and how did he know what “it” was when he protested that “I didn’t do it”?
Perhaps most astonishingly, this suspect arrested in the woods was named in an Associated Press report as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza. The original report has long since vanished of course, but you can see it referenced here. This was despite the fact that Ryan had already been named as the deceased suspect inside the school, lying next to two handguns.
Ryan Lanza was actually at work in Hoboken, New Jersey, that morning when his name and photo began circulating in the media. And so, for most of Friday, the ‘lone shooter’ was erroneously reported as “Ryan Lanza, confirmed dead.”
Now I’ve been watching this news for most of the day. Remarkably, it seems to change every few minutes.
First, we had the name change. Who exactly did the shooting? Ryan? Adam? Someone else?
Then, we hear that someone in camo garb or something was apprehended in the woods. When I first heard this, I assumed it was the brother and that was why there was confusion about the name.
But turns out that the brother was actually at work – and was not in the woods. So who was in the woods?
When it came to opening a new health center in his own congressional district, Republican Paul Ryan—yes, the same one who is denouncing Obamacare around the country—wrote to the Federal department of Health and Human Servicesbegging for bucks.
While GOP vice-presidential hopeful Ryan today savages Obamacare as “irresponsible,” an editorial in the Nov. 1 The Nation magazine reports that on Dec. 10, 2010 Congressman Ryan wrote HHS “to recommend a grant application for the Kenosha Community Health Center Inc. to develop a new facility in Racine, Wis., an area within Ryan’s district.”
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It took a while for the unspoken truth to be finally spoken, but sooner or later, it always is. Via The Hill:
Paul Ryan argued Monday that a vote for a third-party candidate would likely help President Obama win reelection.
Ryan was asked why voters should not vote for Ron Paul. The Republican vice presidential candidate responded that a vote for Paul, who ran for the 2012 GOP nomination, would effectively split the vote in a way that helps Obama.
Why Are Conservatives Covering Up the John Boehner Knuckle Dragger Comment?RantPolitical.com ^ | 8-16-2012 | PolitiJim @politiJimPosted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:06:27 AM by rightjbAlthough
I’ve been attacked by fellow conservatives, FINALLY someone is speaking the truth about Paul Ryan lack of true fiscal conservatism. And John Boehner’s reply –
together with complicit cover ups by some conservatives – had better damn well wake the rest of you up who are partying as if the Ryan nomination means the election is over.The entire 50 second video is here, but I will paraphrase it:Greta Van Susteren: Ryan’s supposed to be a fiscal hawk. How does he explain his vote for the stimulus in ‘08, the auto bailout, and TARP?Speaker John Boehner:
In April 2010, Glenn Beck interviewed Paul Ryan. Ryan is someone who from what I’ve heard, understands correctly the history of progressivism because he lives in Wisconsin, and as he says he grew up seeing the dangers of it. Wisconsin(as many people have come to know) is the birthplace for Progressivism proper. Here are a couple of great quotes from him:
Ryan seems to have the right stuff — an intellectual grasp for the details and still a Midwestern common sense understanding of the most basic American concepts, like saving America from fiscal bankruptcy, economic stagnation and a European-style Marxist entitlement state.
Last week, one of the Republican Party’s young stars, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc), spoke at the Heritage Foundation and gave forth his vision of America and what we need to do today to restore our vitality.
Listening to Ryan, I’m reminded of the late, great Congressman Jack Kemp, for whom he once worked. He talks about America as an “opportunity” society, driven by the ideals of individual freedom, limited government, traditional values, and free enterprise.
To sum up his working hypotheses: These are the values that made America great. Our economic machine is sputtering today as result of departure from these values. Today’s task is to restore them and get America growing again, which will benefit everyone.
Ryan contrasts this individual-centered, bottom-up, principles driven vision, with the take on things of our current administration. They believe everything starts in Washington, and that they can design, create, and finance with taxpayers’ money, a prosperous, just America.
But our president has had three years to work his liberal experiment, with economic recovery barely discernible today, and recent Gallup polling showing only 13 percent of Americans satisfied with how things are going.
RUSH: Paul Ryan yesterday went over to the Heritage Foundation to deliver a speech about conservatism, Obama, and class warfare. We have three sound bites. It was a terrific speech, and I think Congressman Ryan is one of the leading intellectual lights in elected Republican circles for defining modern-era conservatism.
RYAN: The president has opted for divisive rhetoric and the broken politics of the past. He’s going from town to town impugning the motives of Republicans, setting up straw men and scapegoats and engaging in intellectually lazy argument as he tries to build support for punitive tax hikes on job creators.
RUSH: He continued.
RYAN: Instead of appealing to the hope and optimism that were the hallmarks to his first campaign, he has launched his second campaign by preying on the emotions of fear, envy, and resentment. This has the potential to be just as damaging as his misguided policies. Sowing social unrest and class resentment makes America weaker, not stronger.
RYAN: Pitting one group against another only distracts us from the true sources of inequity in this country. Corporate welfare that enriches the powerful and empty promises that betray the powerless.
RUSH: He’s right. The whole speech was superb. There was a Q&A afterward. The moderator was the president at Heritage, Ed Feulner. He said, “What do you make of Elizabeth Warren‘s comments that successful people are successful only because of the things government provides and that confiscatory taxation is justified because it’s not really their success?”
RYAN: This is what I call “the fatal conceit of progressivism.” It’s upside down. It’s the presumption that money and wealth made and created in America is the government’s unless they benevolently expend it back to people.