Willard has once again succumbed to the will of the right-wing fanatics who have turned what was once the proud Republican Party of Eisenhower into the shrieking, ugly, hysterical party of Michele Bachmann. He has chosen as his vice presidential running mate the loathsome, despicable Paul Ryan. With the exception of a few months when he worked in the family business, Ryan has spent his entire adult life working in government in one capacity or the other. He has personally benefited from government help, such as the Social Security survivor benefits his family got after his father passed away. Ryan is the architect of the horrendous scheme to destroy Medicare, wipe out Medicaid, and privatize Social Security. And why is he for these things? To balance the budget? NO. He wants them crushed in order to give the rich--like himself--another massive tax cut!! Charles Pierce, as so often is the case, says it best:
Paul Ryan is an authentically dangerous zealot. He does not want to reform entitlements. He wants to eliminate them. He wants to eliminate them because he doesn't believe they are a legitimate function of government. He is a smiling, aw-shucks murderer of opportunity, a creator of dystopias in which he never will have to live. This now is an argument not over what kind of political commonwealth we will have, but rather whether or not we will have one at all, because Paul Ryan does not believe in the most primary institution of that commonwealth -- our government. The first three words of the Preamble to the Constitution make a lie out of every speech he's ever given. He looks at the country and sees its government as something alien that is holding down the individual entrepreneurial genius of 200 million people, and not as their creation, and the vehicle through which that genius can be channelled for the general welfare...
He does not have the raw balls to explain to the country that, no, he does not believe in government - not the federal government, anyway, and not as it was originally conceived, as the fundamental expression of a political commonwealth. He's grandfathered his plan to chloroform Medicare so that, despite the deficit that he considers such an urgent problem, nobody alive today who might vote against him will be affected by it. In any way that will come to matter to the people whose lives his policies will make harder and more miserable, Paul Ryan is still the high-school kid living off Social Security survivor benefits and reading Ayn Rand by flashlight under the sheets.
There you have it, folks. Willard has signed on to the catastrophic, wildly destructive Ryan Budget. I say we make him regret it--BIG TIME. I say we wrap little Paulie around the throat of every Republican running for office this year--and win this thing going away.
Ryan is smooth and exceptionally deceitful. Don't underestimate him. But if we tell America what he really thinks and who he really is, we'll not only re-elect President Obama--we'll flush so many Teabaggers out of the Congress and the legislatures that the radical Right will be crippled for years. Why, America might actually recover from the problems it faces if we get these lunatics out of the way.
I say let's go after these clowns hammer and tongs--starting today--this hour --this minute --
RIGHT NOW !