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Here's what Romney's choice for VP, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), said at a Wisconsin rally after the announcement was made:
“President Obama, and too many like him in Washington, have refused to make difficult decisions because they are more worried about their next election than they are about the next generation...the commitment Mitt Romney and I make to you is this: We won’t duck the tough issues…we will lead !"
Sounds good to me, though I'll sure miss all the insignificant mewling about Romney's tax returns and such. Might we yet have a campaign about the issues, or will Team Obama uncover some sensational disqualifying dirt on Ryan, like maybe how he pulled a little girl's pigtails when he was nine years old ?
Now that Mitt Romney has selected Ryan as his running mate, I thought this would be a good time to replay the following video of Ryan taking ObamaCare apart in front of Obama. In six minutes, Ryan destroyed the smoke and mirrors that is the Affordable Care Act.
Nice job, Mr. Ryan.
Though Ryan is a welcome addition to Romney's campaign, his economic and budgetary abilities are a reason I almost wish he had stayed in Congress. The Ryan budgetary plan, detested by liberals, puts us on a path to a balanced budget in ten years. Contrast this with President Obama's budgetary plan, which puts us on a path to a balanced budget the day after never. Even though Obama has put forth no plan to balance the budget, he still has the cojones to run campaign ads claiming that he will decrease the deficit by $4 trillion (over ten years). That's ObamaSpeak for what Obama's non-plan really does, which is to add another $8-9 trillion to the debt over ten years.
We've almost reached the point where whatever Obama says, the opposite is the truth.
When Obama says he will reduce the deficit, he wil add trillions and trillions of new debt, continuing his record pace of deficit and debt accumulation.
When Obama says taxing the rich will pay for education and infrastructure, it won't. It would barely make a dent in the deficit, much less pay for anything.
When Obama says "you didn't build that", you did build that.
When Obama says the rich aren't paying their fair share in taxes, the rich are paying the most in taxes, a far greater share than anyone else.
When Obama says ObamaCare will reduce the deficit, it will add to the deficit.
When Obama says his will be the most transparent administration ever, he issues a dubious claim of executive privilege to stymie the congressional Fast And Furious investigation and shield his Justice Department from inquiries.
When Obama runs campaign ads blasting Romney's Bain record, the fact checking groups prove those ads to be false.
Obama's campaign talking points are almost all a bunch of baloney, which I'm sure Obama knows, and that explains why he and his minions are wallowing in the mud, engaging in smear tactics of the worst kind. You're a class act, Mr. President...low class.
Speaking of low class, I'll leave you with this quote from House Minority Leader and Buck Rogers Space Cadet, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who must have taken a cue from Priorities USA's "Romney is a murderer" ad, because Pelosi is saying Republicans want to poison children, among other things. I wish I was making this up, but I'm not:
"Bless their hearts, [Republicans] act upon their beliefs. It's an ideology -- we shouldn't have a government role. So, reduce the police, the firemen, the teachers. Reduce the role. Give tax cuts to the high end, that will stimulate the economy, everything will be good. And I say to them, do you have children who breathe air? Do you have grandchildren who drink water? ... As a mom, I was vigilant about food safety, right moms? I mean, if you could depend on the government for one thing it was that you had to be able to trust the water that our kids drank and the food that they ate. But this is the E. coli club. They do not want to spend money to do that." --Nancy Pelosi
Hmmm. I dont recall Republicans ever saying government shouldn't have a role, and I don't recall Republicans coming out against air, water, and food safety either. Maybe I missed a meeting or something...or maybe Pelosi is a certified loon. But at least she wasn't talking about being visited by the ghosts of Susan B. Anthony and others in the White House. I'm not making that up either. Check it out here. When it comes to Pelosi, the truth is definitely stranger than fiction.