I had gone over to faux professor Donald's place and he was all happy about the Ryan pick. No links cause he hates the traffic especially from Nazi progressives. And I went and read Roy's Voice column about how it's the Second Coming of Saint Ronnie now that Willard and Paul have hooked up. BTW, go visit Roy, he loves the company. The Reagan loving is laid on very thick, though.
So I was feeling very down until I went and visited my second favorite wingnut. Bob Lonsberry is kind of a local boy made, well not much. He's on the radio out Rochester way and writes a web column. When I saw the title of his column, RYAN WAS THE WRONG CHOICE, my spirits were immediately elevated.
He has decided to throw the race and he has decided not to be subtle about
Here’s the bottom line: Paul Ryan doesn’t bring a vote to the ticket.
Now Bob's a fellow Mormon so he probably has the inside scoop from himself. And I'd been thinking for awhile that Romney was taking a dive. To have it confirmed is some really good news, though.
In a race where the fight is for the flakes in the middle, Paul Ryan absolutely
does not move the needle.
We see here that Bob himself is not much the politician or he doesn't think "the flakes in the middle" are going to read his web musings. And not that I would want Paul Ryan in charge of anything, but from the point of view of the opposition this makes sense.
Having Paul Ryan’s knowledge and intellect guide the restructuring of the
federal budget in a Romney administration is a good idea. To do that, you make
him Treasury secretary, or director of the budget, or create some czar position.
Almost never has a vice president been selected on the basis of some
specialized skill which he would use in the administration. That’s what cabinet
secretaries are for.
Fortunately Bob and I agree that Ryan is not going to get to do that either.
And, incredibly, by his choice, Mitt Romney has ended the congressional career
of the only guy with the brains and the guts to say what needs to be said about
Say it loud, proud and often you zombie eyed granny starver!
And Mitt Romney has played directly into it. The Democrats have invested a
year in making Paul Ryan’s last name a cuss word in American politics, and Mitt
Romney has made sure that that Democrat investment doesn’t go to waste.
We have agreed to argue their issue, and that is almost never a smart move.
UPDATE: My hopes are confirmed after coming back from viewing the stock markets' nearly half a percent nosedive on the first open since the Ryan pick. I know how the Right likes to put so much weight on every little movement up or down. Obviously this is a slam dunk.
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