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Ryan on a Roll

Ryan on a Roll

My favorite Congressman, Paul Ryan, is really on the ball this Sunday.

Today, he was on Fox discussing the end of looming tax hikes.

He also had an op-ed published in one of his hometown newspapers. The deficit debate is not merely an exercise in arithmetic; it is also a conversation about the role and purpose of government. Do we wish to accept a cradle-to-grave welfare state, in which more Americans depend on the government than on themselves, or do we want to promote an opportunity society that promotes human flourishing, connecting effort with reward?”

The thing I love about Ryan is the concise, articulate way he conveys his message. I’ve seen him speak before, and I’m always impressed that he can have such a pleasant demeanor amidst his clear understanding of the mess the US government is in…


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Go to and see the comments from some of the locals. It's shocking what they are willing to say.

Sadly, the country's educated voters are diminishing and their ranks are being filled by those from in country and out with less education. This is not your fathers democracy where a la Jefferson most voters were thinking educated people who could protect the constitution's values. We are increasingly being voted out by people who want a welfare state. You can explain the negatives of this from now until the end of time and it won't compute. It isn't a matter of a decision. It is a matter of numbers – how many are out there who want a welfare state.

1. Palin has endorsed the Ryan Roadmap. It's not enough to reinstate my support for her, but it's a positive action on her part.

2. Deekaman said…Go to and see the comments from some of the locals. It's shocking what they are willing to say.

Ewwww. What's shocking is that they could be typical urban liberals.

3. SAMHENRY, I'm not convinced that things are irreversible yet–but you could be right.

@gs: They are typical for the Milwaukee area. I guarantee it.

SAMHENRY, I would argue a la Bryan Caplan that there is no impetus to be an "educated voter." ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." – Benjamin Franklin [on Barack Obama])

Ryan is a very promising guy. He popped up on my personal radar when he schooled Obama during a health care meeting of some sort last summer. I agree with your observation: genuinely informed, and not just in a sound-bite way; precise & articulate; and with an air of good cheer about him.

I suspect a coordinated effort to single out and block comments that are pro-conservative is taking place. Our local newspaper, The State (which is a McClatchy rag), loves to play this game. If you were to read thru the comments you would think that 95% of America is bats#!t crazy liberals and that we conservatives are mouth-breathing dumbtards that couldn't walk and chew gum. Once again I have been banned from commenting at The State for reasons unknown to me. I haven't the slightest clue who I offended or riled, but not only can I not comment, they have blocked my IP address so I cannot register as a new user. The last time it was for posting a picture of the 4-15-2009 Tax day TEA party in Columbia….a picture that showed a crowd of over 3000 that was in contradiction of Wayne Washington's report of "a few hundred" attendees. The State maintained that I violated policy by posting a picture but their Terms of Service say nothing about posting pictures or links, and it even says that any submissions become the property of McClatchy News Media! Perhaps McClatchy doesn't want to own the truth!

Could not agree more.
He gives me hope and hope he stands firm.