The best comment on the VP Debate, courtesy of Daily Kos (dailykos.com)

Esquire piece by Charles Pierce:

For years, Paul Ryan has been the shining champion of some really terrible ideas, and of a dystopian vision of the political commonwealth in which the poor starve and the elderly die ghastly, impoverished deaths, while all the essential elements of a permanent American oligarchy were put in place. This has garnered him loving notices from a lot of people who should have known better. The ideas he could explain were bad enough, but the profound ignorance he displayed on Thursday night on a number of important questions, including when and where the United States might wind up going to war next, and his blithe dismissal of any demand that he be specific about where he and his running mate are planning to take the country generally, was so positively terrifying that it calls into question Romney’s judgment for putting this unqualified greenhorn on the ticket at all. Joe Biden laughed at him? Of course, he did. The only other option was to hand him a participation ribbon and take him to Burger King for lunch.

You know what’s the difference between Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan?



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33 responses to “Oh SNAP!

  1. Another awesome post. You ROCK!


  2. Thanks for the “Lipstick” line, Elyse. It brought an immediate smile to my face. 🙂 I don’t think Ryan is as dumb as Palin, but I find him far more disturbing, because he’s in Congress right now, and he has a chance to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency in November. Which is why I also find Ryan’s vision for the role of the Federal government very disturbing.

    Recently, Ryan spoke enthusiastically about his admiration for the ideology of Ayn Rand, a woman who actually referred to altruism as a form of evil, and who wrote a book called “The Virtue of Selfishness”.

    No surprise then that Ryan is so enthusiastic about cutting Federal money for social programs to the bone, to the point that “the poor starve and the elderly die ghastly, impoverished deaths…” while he supports letting the wealthiest Americans keep their Bush/Cheney tax cuts.

    Of course Ryan was also quick to add that he didn’t agree with Rand’s belief in atheism, since that would upset the Christian conservative GOP base. And so typical of many GOP right wingers, he claims to worship Jesus Christ, who told his followers that “In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.” while he follows the ideology of Ayn Rand as his model for a government with very little assistance for the poor, poor children, or the elderly and disadvantaged.

    But Ryan can’t see the irreconcilable conflict between the two messages, and how it is impossible to genuinely worship Christ, while introducing and attempting to pass legislation based upon the ideology of Rand and Social Darwinism. Anyone who claims the he or she agrees with and lives by the messages of both Jesus Christ and Ayn Rand, is either a liar, a hypocrite, delusional, or a combination of all three.

    At least Ayn Rand was honest about being an atheist. Ryan has already proven himself to be a chronic liar after lying repeatedly in his recent speeches.

    And in my favorite moments of the debate, Biden nailed Ryan for publicly condemning the Federal jobs stimulus program, and then e-mailing Biden twice to ask for stimulus money for his own congressional district, from the same program that Ryan publicly condemned. So Ryan can also be a hypocrite. I wonder if he can go three for three, and prove to be delusional as well?


    • So happy to have been able to pass on the Lipstick line to you Chris. It’s a classic.

      And I’m with you on Ryan. Who would have thought that Eddie Munster might someday control our future. Scary! (This is where I start chanting “4 More Years” — can you hear me?)


  3. cooper

    oh my….i’ll just let this one pass…


  4. Gotta disagree because not many should ever be compared to Palin. I may disagree with him, but Palin he is not.


    • Actually Ryan is more radical and more polished than Palin. More heard-hearted. And thus way more dangerous. He is though as Biden clearly showed, equally unready for the presidency.


      • aFrankAngle

        Absolutely more polished …and yes … more hardened … but still, a light brighter than Palin … although he graduated from an Ohio university, it’s not one that I like. So hey – another mark against him.


        • I knew that he made poor choices when he went to a university you don’t like Frank. 😉 There are so many reasons to keep this bozo out of office.


  5. Brilliant! Lipstick, indeed! I could see the specter of Ayn Rand standing over Paul Ryan’s shoulder and it scared the sh#t out of me. Good one, Elyse.


    • Elyse

      Thanks, Eleanor. Isn’t it just perfect. Folks have been proclaiming Ryan to be smart, learned, a numbers wonk. He is no different from Palin except that he has a better memory.

      Biden showed him for the liar he is. And Biden did it with style and with a smile and a laugh. Go JOE!


  6. I loved this piece. Thanks for sharing


  7. I don’t know – I think Ryan might have a few more grey cells than Princess Sarah. Of course, 2 more than zero is STILL not that respectable.
    I found the perfect substitute for the VP Debate. I watched a Jeff Dunham comedy special. Same concept as the debate – a bunch of dummies up on stage spouting crazy stuff, except these dummies are FUNNY! 😀


    • Elyse

      The debate was GREAT, actually.

      But Jeff Dunham is too. Hilarious guy. We once got tickets to see him and found ourselves so far back that we paid a fortune to watch him and Peanut on a big screen do the same routines we’d seen on our big screen at home. Sigh.


  8. Re Ryan: I think I’ve seen that face before…on the cover of Mad Magazine. just change the hair color


  9. Clinton

    Humor — that most important backstop for use in the defense of sanity.
    Not to dismiss the other defenses available to us, including rationalization, amnesia, and selective perception — but I’ll choose humor today. Thank you for the laugh.


  10. bigsheepcommunications

    Glad I skipped last night’s performance.


  11. Nah. Ryan probably looks better in a dress too.
    (I’ve seen the workout pictures.)


    • I saw a post wondering about what sort of man, running for VP, would authorize publication of those pics the day he went before the public Ina debate. What a maroon.


  12. Madame Weebles

    Oh SNAP! That really is all you can say to something so perfectly articulated.


  13. Under and/all circumstances….you said it best, Elyse: terrifying….


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