Monday, August 20, 2012

Obviously Doesn't Fit the PC Washington Mold

What are we to think of the Paul Ryan selection?
He's not a graduate of Columbia University.
He's not a graduate of Haahhvid.
He wasn't selected as the President of the Haahhvid Law Review.
He didn't get a special free quota scholarship ride through a prestigious ivy league university and, instead, worked his way through Miami University of Ohio. 
For God's sake the man drove an Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!                    
 One morning when Paul Ryan was 16 years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack. He didn't write two books about that experience. Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.                           
 Instead, Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimers, into their household and served as the grandmother's primary care provider. His grandma wasn't vice president of the Bank of Hawaii so she could offer nothing in return, except the element of "need." 
 After Paul Ryan got his BA in economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin's office.  The job must have not paid very well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer. No one offered him a "token honor" position at the University of Chicago and a $200,000 dollar a year salary.
 When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn't demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him.  He waited until the sitting Congressman vacated the office before seeking it.
In Janesville, Wisconsin, they don't have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan went door to door, sitting at kitchen tables and listening to his future constituents.          
 After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn't triumphantly march into Washington, buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists. He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.
Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville. He lives on the same street on which he lived as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan. He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic  functions.
For those who can't make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a "mobile constituent office" and he drives around in it to meet with those who need his help and attention.
No, I don't know if we can vote for a guy like this.  He doesn't have a regal or exotic pedigree; his family background is typically American with Irish roots for God's sake! 
No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected.
No one threw flowers or got "chills down their leg" as a he took his seat in Congress.
What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House budget for three years in a row.  In that budget he brazenly and heartlessly advocates  a $5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years!
The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate let it die without ever allowing it to come up for a vote or proposing a budget of its own.  
What is wrong with this guy?
If Congress were to cut $5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give $500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra?
Or $200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1? 
Or $11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim $11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico?
I don't know. Paul Ryan seems heartless to me. He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and Hawaii, and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that $16.7 trillion dollar deficit! The guy's no fun at all!
Who wants a numbers cruncher?  Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill?  Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party's over.
 Party Hearty folks!  At least until November.

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