I’ve often said we dodged a bullet in 2008 when Obama bested Grampa McCain at winning the White House; and not just because the Mama Grizzly Bore™ would have been a heartbeat away from the presidency but because McCain is crazy.
But we dodged an even bigger bullet in 2012, when Obama took on Mister One-Percent, Mittsy Romney, and his lapdog Paulie Ryan, and sent both of them to the loser’s corner.
Mittsy would have been awful because he never met an issue onto which he couldn’t come down on both sides, and Paul Ryan is no better.
Paul Ryan is a hypocrite.
Let’s start at young, not-yet-in-office, Paul Ryan: the Paul Ryan whose father died when he was a boy. The Paul Ryan who received Social Security benefits until his 18th birthday because of his father’s death. The Paul Ryan who, wisely enough, saved those benefits to help pay for his education at Miami University—a publicly funded school. The same Paul Ryan who saved and used those benefits and now calls Social Security a Ponzi scheme.
Unless it benefited him. Hypocrite.
- The man who prides himself on small government, less government, used government aid—for which he was entitled—to pay for public school education.
- The man who seems to champion the ‘private sector’ over government but has never had a job in the private sector; he has only worked for the government.
- The man who prides himself on being a fiscal conservative and yet voted to fund both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while voting for the Bush Tax Cuts.
- The man who voted for, and lobbied for, stimulus bills under the W Regime; he also voted for the $152 million stimulus package passed under W in late 2008.
- The man who then publicly condemned the Obama stimulus package less than a year later, and then sought to receive some of those stimulus funds for his home district.
- The man who voted for Medicare Part D—passed in a W Regime—which has cost the American people trillions of dollars.
- The man, the fiscal conservative, small government Republican, who voted for the seven-hundred-billion TARP — Wall Street — bailout; and voted to bail out the auto industry, too.
- The man who has voted for some $1.8 trillion in defense spending over his Congressional career.
- The man who keeps pushing for a budget that would cut taxes and then asks for $554 billion more in defense spending.
- The man who, along with some 16 other republican hypocrites—see their names below—and yet secretly pursued Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion dollars while hypocritically slamming the law in public.
Hypocrite. Paul Ryan.
And then let’s toss in some Mittsy and his latest flip-flopping hypocritical lie. Romney, possibly still stinging from his loss last November, is unable to come to terms with one of the reasons he didn’t win the white House: his 47% comments.
Here’s his quote:
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what… These are people who pay no income tax..."[M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
He now says what he said was that the "Democrats have 47 percent, we’ve got 45 percent, my job is to get the people in the middle, and I've got to get the people in the middle.'"
Except go back and reread his original verbatim quote and see that his memory isn’t accurate.
Then he says the remark was taken out of context:
“The president said he's writing off 47 percent of Americans and so forth. And that wasn't at all what was intended. That wasn't what was meant by it. That is the way it was perceived.”
Uh huh. Mittsy is clearly flip-flopping. Again.
Like I said at the top: Dodged a bullet.
- Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia.
- Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi.
- Senators Mark Kirk and Rob Portman of Illinois.
via Forward Progressives and Occupy Democrats
Mittsy Hypocrisy via Mother Jones