Paul Ryan slams speech from Campaigner-in-Chief

A very disappointed Paul Ryan described Obama’s speech today as excessively partisan, dramatically inaccurate, and hopelessly inadequate. And then he nailed it:

Exploiting people’s emotions of fear, envy, and anxiety is not hope. It’s not change. It’s partisanship. We don’t need partisanship. We don’t need demagoguery. We need solutions. And we don’t need to keep punting to other people to make tough decisions. If we don’t make tough decisions today, our children are going to have to make much, much tougher decisions tomorrow.



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penguin
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penguin

What do you think of this video of Representative Paul Ryan discussing his medicare voucher reform proposal, the White House’s lack of bipartisanship efforts, the debt commission report and today’s House vote on tax cuts,etc (12/10): http://f4a.tv/gSo1b3

thelanternbearer
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thelanternbearer

Partisanship? Really? It that what all you wealthy people call putting the burden of taxes on the shrinking middle class and poor while evading taxes yourselves and giving nice fat contracts to your friends in the arms industry? Are you not aware that the internet contains the defense budget and all the dirty little details of all those backroom deals you reach with corporations? Do you REALLY think the average American is THAT stupid? Your reign of terror on the poor is about over my friend. Even staunch Republicans in our county are seeing through all your empty rhetoric for what it really is, another corporate money grab AT OUR EXPENSE, before the tax cuts go away, and changing party affiliations. Lest the Democrats start the victory dance let me tell you, they are going INDEPENDENT!

Josh
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Josh

I just love that Ryan is giving a response to Obama’s speeches. Basically, “Obama just lied to you…and I’ve got the charts to prove it!”

Persephone
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Persephone

I wish that’s what he had said.

It is time to start saying it….”Obama lies”.
The Left made such a big deal about ‘Bush lied’ on the WMDs…when he actually didn’t, and was just saying what the Dems in both houses were saying.

But now, we have a prez who lies every time he speaks!
Ryan and the other conservatives in power need to take the gloves off, and start using the ‘Lie’ word…and call it what it is.

Persephone
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Persephone

I love Paul Ryan.

But I don’t think that the average person knows what ‘demagoguery’ means.
If they did…there would be no one voting for democrats.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I don’t believe in gay marriage, but I would marry this man

odin147
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odin147

obama is who he is…just tune him out and vote him out.

Jimbo
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Jimbo

It is past time to start taking the bull by the horns. We have NO CHOICE. We must defeat this socialist in 2012 or this country is basically over. Sound drastic? It sure is.

Tony
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Tony

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn…. Obama just got knocked the *&#@ out!

smile <3

Annie
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Annie

Nicely put, Paul Ryan. Sic ’em!

NickDeringer
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NickDeringer

Ryan is genuinely angry and so am I. Obama the “Great Uniter” was a lie when the MSM came up with it during the campaign and it’s a self-parody now.

“We’ve got to increase taxes on those rich white guys so more welfare queens can stay home and eat Cheetos and watch Oprah. So ACORN can help more illegals vote. So we can payoff the teachers’ unions and hire more ‘non-essential’ personnel.”

Pauline
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Pauline

obama traitor, criminal and demonstrated liar….his speech was no surprise.

The vast majority of Americans side with Ryan’s take on the budget.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Paul Ryan is a great choice for Speaker of the House. Maybe he can find the time to join the House TEA Party Caucus, as well…..We sure could use his help and unwavering demeanor….

carkrueger
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carkrueger

The shame is that so many millions of people don’t follow politics and are going to believe Obama. I’d like to see someone like Trump cut him down to size.

STIMMALEE
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STIMMALEE

The shame is that people that don’t follow politics come across blogs like yours and become bandwagoners. The fact is it’s in the eyes of the beholder. If you are wealthy you should want your taxes to go up.Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. It would not cost you one drop of blood.,Don’t like it move!!!!!!! Go where your good paying jobs are going. If you are middle class $75,000+++ per/yr. Todays time that’s the bottom middle class you do not want to see any entitilment programs cut that you paid into because these fat cats will pull that rug from under you foot and leave you to fin for yourself with 15-30/yr mortgage, car notes, childcare expenses, ect… HOPE THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY DIDN’T SPILL HIS COCKTAIL ONCE HE GOT WIND I WAS LAYED OFF. O THAT’S… Read more »

elmerfud71
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elmerfud71

It appears that you have bought into the “tax the wealthy to pay for the others” crowd. If I am wrong, then excuse my inability to understand your post. Even if you thought this was the right thing to do philosophically, it wouldn’t work. All this will do is continue to erode the infrastructure of the country and put the supposed rich in a lower income bracket while putting the middle class down into the poor bracket. Government would actually lose income, and the un-payable and unfunded entitlements will still evaporate. That is the plan. Pit one group against the other, and suck the wealth out of society while creating a police state for control. As far as the mortgage and car payments are concerned, they were entered into under contract by request of the buyer who was obviously unaware of the state of the union economically. I have know… Read more »

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Be sure to thank the next Union member you run across.

Josh
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Josh

I feel your pain, but it is the opposite of what you are saying. The reason businesses have been laying off people left and right is that the promise of tax increases prevents them from expansion. If you want to blame someone, blame Obama. You are not a number, but a person. Your job doesn’t define you, your spirit does. Don’t lay down and accept a buyout. Pull yourself up, get a better job, and tell your company owner to shove it! That is what America is about. Not “I need more of daddy’s money”.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Go get’m Paul Ryan. Make him rue Paul. smile

Robert Timsah
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Robert Timsah

President Obama does not want to fix this problem. I get the feeling he’s “waiting for something” or “biding his time”. I’m not sure what for…

neo_freedom
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neo_freedom

Comment 103,
“Well said Rep.Ryan (R) ,but what else did you expect from the Community Organizer in Chief of the PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT 2011 Barack Hussein Obama.”

P.S.04/13/11, I stand with ISRAEL , do you ?

zytekfan
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zytekfan

Obama’s speech was just a rehash of so many of his previous state of the union and public address speeches.

Don’t you just love the same recycled material over and over again from the campaigner-in-chief? Yep, he’s in campaign mode already, so lets lie, lie, lie!

Making so called “tough cuts” while spending in other areas doesn’t seem like any way to address a possibility of hyper inflation.

Good words from Paul Ryan, who once again proves the Tea Partiers are the only ones with a grasp of reality.

elmerfud71
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elmerfud71

Yeah, but even Ryan’s reality is not good enough, or entirely accurate. Ryan has been sold to us as the economic guru on the right. He is the one who has been put up on the right to counter the left. He does his job well, but still lacks the frankness that is needed to get people fired up. Tea Partiers are saying that 100B was the goal. They caved. Then it was 68B. Apparently, it turned out to be half, or less, than that. Even if they had achieved 100B, it is much less than 1% of the budget. Ryan’s plan is entirely inadequate to do anything in the short term, and is unrealistic to achieve any real reform in the long run. The excuse that they are only doing what they see is realistic right now, is the same old same old crap that they have been slinging… Read more »

The Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard of Oz

While some of your post requires tin-foil hat deployment, I don’t necessarily disagree. The choice can, figuratively, be 3 steps forward (in a bad way) or only 1 step in that direction. I will take the 1 step forward, even though it is not a good step. Why? Because the end-game is important. ‘Drop the radical pose for the radical ends.’ If 2 elections worth of [relative] restraint on the government is what it takes to snap people out of stupidity (the entitlement class will never be snapped out of it until it is cut), then I am willing to cast a vote to pull us in another direction. I am NOT willing to stand by and whine because I’m not getting exactly what I want right away (60’s radicals learned that lesson and conservatives or libertarians should learn it as well) and then let rampant ‘socialism’ take place. If… Read more »

elmerfud71
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elmerfud71

I believe that our system has failed because we have allowed ourselves to become nationalists. Prior to the 20th century, I don’t believe that most people cared about nationalism in general. They just wanted to live their lives free of government tyranny. Once states rights were gone, and the central bank appeared, the crony corporate government took hold and so came the wars. Through the wars and depressions created by the central banks their propaganda machines and re-education tactics took hold. America lost its independent mindset because they were at the mercy of government to provide through use of the central bank and deficit spending. America, as a whole, does not have the mentality needed to correct this problem. They are too nationalistic, and dependent. Americans have no experience with true conservatism. Working hard, while sacrificing your lifestyle to save up for your children to have a better life is… Read more »

elmerfud71
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elmerfud71

Remember Ronald Reagan saying “not one dollar of American taxes goes to American infrastructure”?

Debby
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Debby

Just simply lovely!

JW
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JW

“rather than building bridges he is poisoning wells” so true.
We have a President who is inept and the sad part is that many, millions of Americans will vote for this Campaigner in Chief.

I salute to you Rep. Ryan – I don’t think anyone could have made a most eloquent and meaningful statement as you did

The Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard of Oz

Ouch!! That’s going to leave a mark.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Obama showed up late for this speech as usual, by about 20 minutes. He’s only late to cutting deficits by about 2 years at least (not counting his time in the Senate). Always late to the ‘whatever it is’ unless it’s Socialistic, mammoth spending, or imposing tighter controls and mandates on freedom-loving Americans. Some of them would shun a mandate preferring a ladydate instead. Here is what I gleaned from this speech. Part 1. It’s Bush’s fault. I’m not kidding. Listen to it. Part 2. Raise taxes on “rich” folk. (so they can be poor folk I guess), you know, those that provide the jobs and prosper, or leave, or get really creative with accounting methods. These democrats and this follower of progressives, are mind-numbed robots from leftfield. If they’re human, they are pure whore, in the political sense. What gets me is how consistent they are at treating the… Read more »

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Ryan did a great job here. Disgust and disdain, with class. Righteous indignation is what we need here, from every conservative. Grrrrrrr :-I

Pauline
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Pauline

“Rich folks” should not be taxed at a higher rate they already pay more than anyone else and too they create jobs………….our immigration laws need to be enforced…and we have to stop paying for anchors……..stop all ear marks…..stop giving foreign aid to any countries……keep obama and michelle from taking extravagant vacations on our dime… take back our check book and get out of all the wars………. balance our budget and STOP lying and cheating the American people.

As Glenn Beck detailed long ago, obama will do none of the above as it is obama’s intention to collapse our system.

DetroitS
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DetroitS

Even when he’s disappointed and upset, he still looks adorable.

Yes, the president’s speech was definitely all of the above mentions by Ryan. If West passes up on the VP slot, hope that Palin, if she wins the nomination, asks Ryan to join her. Great response.

ReneePA
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ReneePA

He really is very handsome.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yah!! You tell him Paul!!

Brock S.
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Brock S.

Umm. Hell yeah – more like that Paul.

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