News Busters reported the following:
On the final installment of PBS’s Inside Washington Friday, host Gordon Peterson asked his panelists who they thought would be elected president in 2016.Let us examine the recent history of Paul Ryan.
Rather surprisingly, the Washington Post’s Colby King said, “Paul Ryan because the Democratic nominee will never be able to replicate what Barack Obama has done, never bring out that base”
During the campaign for the office of Vice President Ryan had stated that he was inspired by reading Atlas Shrugged to pursue a life of public service. While this was clearly intended to draw in members of the Tea Party Movement, who are generally influenced by the writings on Ayn Rand -- especially Atlas Shrugged -- even the rational view of the current government is that of a problem to be solved. Furthermore, when his claim of being influenced by Ayn Rand was shown to be inconsistent with his continued practice of the Roman Catholic faith, and thus the continuation and growth of the welfare state, he immediately backed off of the claim of Objectivist influence.
Paul Ryan had very clearly demonstrated himself to be a political office seeker as usual.
Paul Ryan had recently negotiated, in concert with Democratic representative Patty Murray, a deal on the Federal budget that included tax increases and cuts in benefits to veterans of the Armed Forces. In this Paul Ryan had clearly demonstrated that he was a full member of the Washington ruling class.
In short, Paul Ryan is part of the problem.
Were Paul Ryan to elected in 2016 I would fully expect him to continue the present GOP practice of compromising with Democratic Party and to keep the seat warm for the next totalitarian Ubermensch to come in 2020.
Nothing will be achieved. No problems will be solved. And we will not see a return of the Federal Government to full compliance to The Constitution.
In contrast my goal as President will be to restore the right of Americans to live by their own reason in the real world.
RIGHTS, REASON, REALITY. Remember that.