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Ryan Draws a Stark Contrast with Obamaism

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan laid laid out in clear terms today the choice voters face in the upcoming election, using conservative principles to strike a sharp contrast with the ideology that guides President Obama.

“What kind of country do we want to have? What kind of people do we want to be?” Ryan asked.


In laying out the differences, Ryan struck at the heart of what concerns not just conservatives, but many mainstream voters, about Obama: How committed is he really to the principles of freedom and  free enterprise that undergird our society and system of government.

From Ryan’s remarks:

I’m proud to stand with a man who understands what it takes to foster job creation in our economy, someone who knows from experience that if you have a small business, you did build that . . .

We look with success at one another’s success with pride, not resentment, because we know – we know that as more Americans work hard, take risks, succeed, more people will prosper.

America is more than just a place, though. America is an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not from government . . .

We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. And this idea was founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination and government by consent of the governed.

This idea is under assault. So we have a critical decision to make as a nation. We are on an unsustainable path that is robbing America of our freedom and security . . .

We won’t blame others, we will take responsibility. And we won’t replace our founding principles, we will reapply them.

Ryan also showed he will not hesitate to play the traditional vice presidential role of attack dog, that he is ready to relentlessly dissect Obama administration policies and point out their shortcomings.

My dad died when I was young. He was a good and decent man. There are a few things he would say that have just always stuck with me. He would say, son, you’re either part of the problem or part of the solution. Well, regrettably, President Obama has become part of the problem and Mitt Romney is the solution . . .

In his first two years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda, but that didn’t make things better. In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt and despair . . . Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.

The Obama campaign will try to destroy Ryan. And they must feel some urgency, because Ryan knows how to probe Obama’s weak spots with the clarity of someone who understands the president’s philosophy as well as his own.

17 Responses to Ryan Draws a Stark Contrast with Obamaism

  1. Good grief, the MSM is pointing out that MrRyan’s non-government experience is driving the Weiner-mobile.
    That is…stupid, it made me laugh. They’ll have to come up with something better than that.
    Who among us hasn’t been grateful to have a job doing things that had nothing to do with our chosen careers or even our lifestyles.

    I spent one summer of my youth as a meter-maid and not a very good one, either. After a half-hearted pass through my sector, I hid in a tailor shop and became friends with a shadowy figure called “Lou the tailor” who was or wasn’t running numbers in our area..

    • They sure are grasping for straws aren’t they, srdem? It’s a good day when your worst job was as driver of the Weiner-mobile. Personally, I always envied the Weiner-mobile driver. It certainly is a better summer job than I had as a teenager.

  2. And somehow or other, Ryan seems to be able to get under Obama’s skin.
    During that Blair House Health Care Bullshit Session, the stink-eye Barry was giving Ryan, as he held the floor, was delicious.

    Love it when you can get in a guys head during the game. Nothing better.

    • Stink eye was nothing to what O held up on the side of his head. Middle finger salute. What’s with his hand all over his face? At one point he held two fingers in front of his mouth.

      Yep, Ryan is living rent free in O’s head.

  3. Barry knows what is coming and he should be afraid.

    Ryan was to nice to Barry when he said Barry was part of the problem, Barry IS the problem. The rest of the dems are part of the problem.

  4. During the women’s Olympic volleyball semifinals, an announcer noted of the soon to be gold winning USA team that “these girls crush their opponents when other teams would let off the gas at the end.” Romney/Ryan, let’s do this. Blow em away 110% let’s take our country back.

  5. Paul Ryan is the antidote to obama; a young, experienced and straight forward guy. I remember him during the so-called obama care meeting, where he took obama and his accounting gimmicks to task.

    He’s also a hottie!

  6. That is a scary comment Obama made today about how we must all strive to be equal. What the heck is he talking about? We must all have the same
    jobs, income etc etc. !! That is defilnitely not the American way of doing things. We are suppose to work on being civil to one another, but nowhere have I heard we should work on equal pay, etc etc. I just wish he would just go away.