Quote of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on April 3, 2010 by Allahpundit

“And now I want to return to the Health Care Frankenstein. Most Americans understand that government-run Health Care is not free, not cheap, and not compassionate. I think most Americans believe Congress has no idea of what the public demand will be for subsidized Health Care. They are correct. When Medicare was enacted, Congress guessed it would cost about 10 percent of what it turned out to be after 25 years. Heck, Congress couldn’t even figure the cost of the 3-month long Cash for Clunkers subsidy last year, underestimating it on the order of 1 to 9. Most Americans know the Congressional majority are clueless about what their government-run Health Care system is going to cost.

“The drama that brought this creature to life was unedifying … part tragedy and part farce. Ethical categories went out the window. Never in history have the deliberations of Congress been subverted on this scale. The secrecy, the lack of transparency, the half-truths were stunning. The votes called at midnight … the 2 and 3 thousand page bills members of Congress had no time to read before the votes … the sordid backroom deals, the Cornhusker Kickback that shamed Nebraska, the Louisiana Purchase, the ‘Gator Aid’ Medicare privilege for Florida, the additional Medicare dollars for states whose wavering representatives only yesterday were ferociously denouncing earmarks … the federal judgeship dangled for one lawmaker’s brother … the raid on the Medicare piggy bank … the lie that $250 billion for ‘doc fix’ shouldn’t count as a Health Care cost … the double-counted deficit estimate scam that would land any accountant in jail … the proposed Slaughter rule that Congressmen not record a vote on a bill their constituents hate, just ‘deem’ it passed and vote on the amendments…and to complete the farce, the phony Executive Order pretending not to fund abortions when the Health Care bill, as ‘the supreme law of the land,’ does fund abortions. The level of political corruption to buy the votes for this debacle makes all past examples look penny ante by comparison.

“Self-government stands or falls on integrity, not only in those who represent you but in the enactment of law. This indecency soiled our freedom and embarrassed the democracy we promote in other nations. And this may not be the last of it. To enact its transformative agenda, this leadership employs the Machiavellian saying that the end justifies the means. America was born in a revolution against that whole idea. Soon it will be the norm.

“The Constitution and the consent of the people are all that stand between limited and unlimited government power. Zealous ideologues with the best of intentions brush aside the limits on power in order to get whatever they believe is good for the people … no matter what the people believe. Our system of freedom can survive an assault, but it won’t survive if the people are frightened, or angry, or asleep at the switch. A great Democrat, President Andrew Jackson, once said: ‘eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty.’ We can thank our current leaders at least for this: they have awakened the nation to the danger of taking self-government for granted.”


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Repeal the Deal!

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM

It became a cliche to say to all of those who pined for Ronald Reagan that there would never be another Reagan. Paul Ryan is the next Ronald Reagan. Bet on it.

AYNBLAND on April 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Repeal the deal

NeoKong on April 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Did Dr. Zero write this? /

Electrongod on April 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Wow… an American who can do math. I almost want to cry!

tetriskid on April 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

It became a cliche to say to all of those who pined for Ronald Reagan that there would never be another Reagan. Paul Ryan is the next Ronald Reagan. Bet on it.

AYNBLAND on April 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Not sure if he’s another Ronald Reagan, but I’d vote for him in a heartbeat.

ButterflyDragon on April 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Ryan 12′.

BacaDog on April 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

This man is going to be one of the greats in our history.
And we are here to watch it happen!

ArmyAunt on April 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Just as the progressives thought they had us we woke up,now it’s kinda of like “commando”,”you told me you would kill me last.” “I lied”, the entire progressive movement is toast for at least a generation.

tim c on April 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Ryan/Steele 12′!

I’m sorry, that was just wrong.

BacaDog on April 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I have to say what I read of Ryan’s article sure sounds like Reagan. And, he’s under 70 years old! Hope he’ll be around for quite a while.

crazedarmenian on April 3, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Ryan/anyone else but Steele ’12

crazedarmenian on April 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM

I’m not much for praising HA lately (and for good reason and if you don’t know why, you’re not paying attention) BUT…..
this is the best QOTD in years!!!

Paul Ryan is a rising star and if there was any hope for the future of this country, it is with him and those who share his intellect, passion, patriotism, courage, grasp of the dangers we face, and his vision!!

End of issue!

katy on April 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM

It became a cliche to say to all of those who pined for Ronald Reagan that there would never be another Reagan. Paul Ryan is the next Ronald Reagan. Bet on it.

AYNBLAND on April 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Damn right.

uknowmorethanme on April 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Should America Bid Farewell to Exceptional Freedom?

Americans are preparing to fight another American Revolution, this time, a peaceful one with election ballots…but the “causes” of both are the same:
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Should unchecked centralized government be allowed to grow and grow in power … or should its powers be limited and returned to the people?
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Should irresponsible leaders in a distant capital be encouraged to run up scandalous debts without limit that crush jobs and stall prosperity … or should the reckless be turned out of office and a new government elected to live within its means?
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Should America bid farewell to exceptional freedom and follow the retreat to European social welfare paternalism … or should we make a new start, in the faith that boundless opportunities belong to the workers, the builders, the industrious, and the free?
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We are at the beginning of an election campaign like you’ve never seen before!
-By Rep. Paul Ryan
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Thought provoking questions!

Thankfully a Conservative is addressing them!

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

As i’ve said before Palin/Ryan two terms Ryan/Rubio two terms Rubio/?,that’s how i like to view the future based on this time in history.

heshtesh on April 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Ahhhh. Don’t even speak of Steele. He is persona non grata. Ugh. I vomit even thinking about his ridiculous management. I suppose the people of the state he was running for governor of (Maryland?) are fortunate they don’t have His Stupidity sitting in the governor’s mansion. As for Ryan, Whoopee! Finally, someone with common sense.

andy85719 on April 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

And now I want to return to the Health Care Frankenstein. Most Americans understand that government-run Health Care is not free, not cheap, and not compassionate.

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

Frankenstein’s Monster 2010!

An exiting remake of the old classic staring Barack Obama as Herr Doctor Victor Obamastein and Nancy Pelosi as Frau Nurse Igor Piglousy as the determined pair set about with their grand medical experiment to create a superior medical system. Millions of supporting cast members [employment at last] played by Americans in the role of lab rats and body parts!

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Let me be the first in this thread to openly declare my red hot man-crush on Paul Ryan. Sure, he’s got his flaws, but this guy can make the case against Obamacare like no other.

Dead Hand Control on April 3, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Sure, he’s got his flaws,

Like what?

BacaDog on April 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Ryan 12′.

BacaDog on April 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Oh please oh please oh please oh please

Caiwyn on April 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Repeal the Deal!

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM
yes

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Paul Ryan is looking at this all wrong.

ObamaCare is really The Full Employment Act.

Hundreds of millions of Americans will be employed as lab rats and body parts for Herr Doctor Victor Obamsstein and Frau Nurse Igor Piglousy’s Grand Medical Experimentation.

Some of you will live and some of you will die, but rest assured it’s all for the good of the State.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

BacaDog on April 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM

TARP, for one. I don’t really hold that against most who voted for it, but I know others do.

Dead Hand Control on April 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM

This man is going to be one of the greats in our history.
And we are here to watch it happen!

ArmyAunt on April 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

ArmyAunt: I think your right,with every great struggle,
and in the time of need,like England for example,
Ryan could very well be Churhill,er,Reagan I mean!
–:)

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Excellent QoD.

This speech will be recalled often, quoted, and remembered.

May it be the force which moved the pivot in the right direction of our beloved lady, our constitutional republic, the exceptional land of all, the beacon for the free and independent of all the world.

I already look forward to the debates.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 9:19 PM

This guy is presidential!

farright on April 3, 2010 at 9:19 PM

That was absolutely great! He is right in so many ways. This cannot stand; if it does, there are a couple of paths this could go: 1) The People roll over and we descend into a long tyranny. It will start as European style socialism and descend into totalitarian dictatorship when the producers stop producing. or 2) The US will split in similar manner to the mid-1800s. You’ll have the East and Left Coasts on one side and “Flyover country” on the other.

Neither of these is good nor desirable, but I would rather have 2) because at least freedom will be preserved in part of the country.

This so similar to the split that occurred in ancient Israel after Solomon died when his son listened to the younger advisors rather than the elder advisors. It ended with the cry, “Men of Israel to your homes! What have we to do with you?” At which point, you got the northern and southern kingdoms.

AZfederalist on April 3, 2010 at 9:20 PM

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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yes

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

mobydutch:)
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http://www.zazzle.ca/repeal_the_deal_bumper_sticker-128761845950779000

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:20 PM

It was said earlier in the thread, but that speech was truly Reaganesque. I think Rep. Ryan could and should go far.

Slublog on April 3, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Do not imagine for a moment, Paul Ryan and other unruly unwashed peasants, that leadership is a pleasure. On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility. No one believes more firmly than their Majestic Majesties, Emperor Barack Obama and Queen Nancy Pelosi, that the concerns of their subjects, America’s citizens, should be listened to. They would be only too happy to indulge them in their wishes to determine what is best for them and thier families, but sometimes America’s citizens might be racists, political terrorists or just plain stupid and not know what is best for them and might not contribute to the DNC and might not even vote Democrat in the next election, let alone vote Democrat early and often, Paul Ryan and other unruly unwashed peasants, and then where would we be?

Cheshire Cat on April 3, 2010 at 9:21 PM

OT: Like the Vatican doesn’t have enough problems. After Benedict re-approved some radical Catholic sect last year, the group releases a liturgy urging Jews to convert!! Vatican is scurrying to clean up the latest Benny droppings. Bad optics, bad timing. I am beginning to believe he needs to step down before he screws anything else up.

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?ID=172382

andy85719 on April 3, 2010 at 9:22 PM

If he runs for President, I’m pretty damn sure he’ll get my vote!

At last, a politician who IS listening to the people!

FloridaBill on April 3, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Here’s a takedown of him by MM. She mentions his votes for the auto bailout and the taxes on bonuses as well. I really don’t like the wage confiscation, but I think he can overcome some of that.

Dead Hand Control on April 3, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Rainbows and Unicorns

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=20775

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Does anyone know even if Ryan is interested in the presidency? Am I missing something?

ohiobabe on April 3, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Ryan 12′.

BacaDog on April 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

I could go with that.

That’d be one of the two people I’d like to see run right now.

Chaz706 on April 3, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Does anyone know even if Ryan is interested in the presidency? Am I missing something?

ohiobabe on April 3, 2010 at 9:24 PM

I`m not sure, but if he suddenly shows up in Iowa…….

ThePrez on April 3, 2010 at 9:25 PM

To enact its transformative agenda, this leadership employs the Machiavellian saying that the end justifies the means. America was born in a revolution against that whole idea.

We hear praise of a power-wielding, arm-twisting President who “gets his program through Congress” by knowing the use of power. Throughout the course of history, there have been many other such wielders of power. There have even been dictators who regularly held plebiscites, in which their dictatorships were approved by an Ivory-soap-like percentage of the electorate. But their countries were not free, nor can any country remain free under such despotic power. Some of the current worship of powerful executives may come from those who admire strength and accomplishment of any sort. Others hail the display of Presidential strength simply because they approve of the result reached by the use of power. This is nothing less than the totalitarian philosophy that the end justifies the means If ever there was a philosophy of government totally at war with that of the Founding Fathers, it is this one.
- Barry Goldwater

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Christians were not vigilant in the ’70s and we ended up with Roe v. Wade. And millions of innocent lives have paid the price.

Conservatives have not been vigilant enough and now we have a country headed toward bankruptcy and anarchy.

We needs leaders who will not waver,or our children will be governed by tyrants–if they live through the civil uprising that MackDaddy’s reckless actions provoke.

Not only can we not let this atrocity, the dismantling of our Freedoms, continue, we must also repeal the slave making policies of the past.

Only unwavering commitment to our founding principles will suffice. Any pol, of whatever stripe, who is content with perpetuating the nanny welfare state must be rejected.

The very future of our country is at stake. And that is not hyperbole.

davidk on April 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM

If he runs for President, I’m pretty damn sure he’ll get my vote!At last, a politician who IS listening to the people!
FloridaBill on April 3, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Unlike are current twit in office that spent his life learning the Constitution so he could find ways to rip it up, Ryan strikes me as a person who wants to get people involved and be self-aware of their capabilities and apply themselves instead of being dependent on some faceless bureaucratic body.Maybe I am reading more into this.

Electrongod on April 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM

“I’ll give you as Shermanesque a quote as I can,” said Ryan. “I am not going to run for president. I’m just not going to do it. My head’s not that big, and my kids are too small.”

I’d like to see him take some time to fight Obamacare (and in the process increase his name recognition) before making a run.

Dead Hand Control on April 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Paul Ryan, the light at the end of a very dark and scarey tunnel. There is hope after all.

milwife88 on April 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Here’s a takedown of him by MM. She mentions his votes for the auto bailout and the taxes on bonuses as well. I really don’t like the wage confiscation, but I think he can overcome some of that.

Dead Hand Control on April 3, 2010 at 9:22 PM

I’m not letting the MSM, Michelle or any other blogger pee on my cornflakes.

Knucklehead on April 3, 2010 at 9:29 PM

To enact its transformative agenda, this leadership employs the Machiavellian saying that the end justifies the means. America was born in a evolutionray [why must I use pig latin to get what Paul Ryan said through?] against that whole idea.

We hear praise of a power-wielding, arm-twisting President who “gets his program through Congress” by knowing the use of power. Throughout the course of history, there have been many other such wielders of power. There have even been dictators who regularly held plebiscites, in which their dictatorships were approved by an Ivory-soap-like percentage of the electorate. But their countries were not free, nor can any country remain free under such despotic power. Some of the current worship of powerful executives may come from those who admire strength and accomplishment of any sort. Others hail the display of Presidential strength simply because they approve of the result reached by the use of power. This is nothing less than the totalitarian philosophy that the end justifies the means If ever there was a philosophy of government totally at war with that of the Founding Fathers, it is this one.
- Barry Goldwater

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 9:29 PM

I’m not letting the MSM, Michelle or any other blogger pee on my cornflakes.

Knucklehead on April 3, 2010 at 9:29 PM

No sh!t. Well said!

katy on April 3, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Oh, how I hope the next Republican nominee for president truly represents the people.

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Electrongod on April 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Ditto!

FloridaBill on April 3, 2010 at 9:32 PM

This guy is presidential!

farright on April 3, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Yet, he sleeps on a cot during the week, with no flat in Wash. D.C.

Ryan/Dr. Sowell

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Ryan/Christie/Rubio 2012.

Oh yeah, 3 man ticket baby.

Who says there isn’t talent out there? Oh right, the same people shoving Romney, Palin, and Huckabee down our throats.

jhffmn on April 3, 2010 at 9:33 PM

I’m not letting the MSM, Michelle or any other blogger pee on my cornflakes.

Knucklehead on April 3, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Knucklehead: Tasty cornflakes,mmm mmm mmm good!!:)

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:34 PM

DeMint/Ryan ’12.

Just ’cause.

DrAllecon on April 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM

DeMint/Ryan ‘12.

Just ’cause.

DrAllecon on April 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM
This sounds too good to be true.

mobydutch on April 3, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Thank you Congressman Ryan. I am so grateful we have people like this in the House. Maybe he’ll run for Pres someday, but right now we need him exactly where he is.

Missy on April 3, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Here’s a takedown of him by MM. She mentions his votes for the auto bailout and the taxes on bonuses as well. I really don’t like the wage confiscation, but I think he can overcome some of that.

Dead Hand Control on April 3, 2010 at 9:22 PM

HollyCr*p!!! I went to that sight and saw that it was dated for April 15th. For a moment, I was in a state of panic.
Must be some April fools joke.

Electrongod on April 3, 2010 at 9:36 PM

OT: Like the Vatican doesn’t have enough problems. After Benedict re-approved some radical Catholic sect last year, the group releases a liturgy urging Jews to convert!! Vatican is scurrying to clean up the latest Benny droppings. Bad optics, bad timing. I am beginning to believe he needs to step down before he screws anything else up.

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?ID=172382

andy85719 on April 3, 2010 at 9:22 PM

As un-PC as that may be, it is in line with Orthodox Christian doctrine. Doesn’t mean people should be coerced, but the message is for both Jews and Gentiles, both of whom need the salvation that Christ brings. Christians can only bring the message, the Holy Spirit does the rest. It would be malfeasance on the part of Christians to segment out a portion of the world’s population as “not needing that message”

AZfederalist on April 3, 2010 at 9:37 PM

he sleeps on a cot during the week, with no flat in Wash. D.C.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Most of the old coots and cooties in DC wouldn’t even be able to get their royal arses out of bed unassisted if they slept the night on a cot.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Can I really be all alone in wanting John Stossel to give it a run?

abobo on April 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Indeed. This guy goes for dinner, then spends the night calculating how to get us out of debt and destruction.

I’d like to see Nancy and Harry sacrifice a little in these times, not to speak of the Obamas.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Can I really be all alone in wanting John Stossel to give it a run?

abobo on April 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM

John Stossel and Clark Howard.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Can I really be all alone in wanting John Stossel to give it a run?

abobo on April 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Sure, if you want to lose, and the country too. I like most of what he has to say but he’s weird. He’ll never, and shouldn’t run.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Paul Ryan: Hiding Spending Doesn’t Reduce Spending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPxMZ1WdINs

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM

How long before the first shot in the anti-Ryan smear campaign gets fired by the Obamabot Brigade?

Bruce in NH on April 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Dennis Miller, way ahead of Stossel, if we’re looking at odd ideas.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM

In keeping with wanting solid leaders–Dude!:

This Nov., Faulkner is challenging Rep. Charles Rangel, a four-decade seat holder in the 15th Congressional district

http://biggovernment.com/bhallowell/2010/04/03/faulkner-offers-much-needed-hope-to-new-york/

davidk on April 3, 2010 at 9:43 PM

I’d like to see Nancy and Harry sacrifice a little in these times, not to speak of the Obamas.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Queen Pelosi could at least give up her Boeing 747 for a 746 1/2. Fat chance. As for Emperor Barack and his Lingonkay wife, at least they haven’t used Air Force One to buzz NYC for a while.

MB4 on April 3, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Rush…Paul Ryan and Mike Pence at Healthcare Summit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCTLsqo1PPc

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:45 PM

I just clicked back to the front page and what I saw made me stop for a moment:

At the top of the left column you have a picture of a bloated old party hack who talks like he has marbles in his fat jowls and admits he: a) has no idea what he just voted for, and b) has no problem leaving the Constitution behind in his quest for “social justice” (Hale, D-IL).

At the top of the right-hand column you have a picture of a young, enthusiastic, energetic, THOUGHTFUL and ARTICULATE representative who understands the constraints of Congressional power as expressed in the Constitution (Ryan, R-WI).

A couple of pictures are worth 2,700 pages of words.

Lurking Vet on April 3, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Christians were not vigilant in the ’70s and we ended up with Roe v. Wade. And millions of innocent lives have paid the price.

Conservatives have not been vigilant enough and now we have a country headed toward bankruptcy and anarchy.

We needs leaders who will not waver,or our children will be governed by tyrants–if they live through the civil uprising that MackDaddy’s reckless actions provoke.

Not only can we not let this atrocity, the dismantling of our Freedoms, continue, we must also repeal the slave making policies of the past.

Only unwavering commitment to our founding principles will suffice. Any pol, of whatever stripe, who is content with perpetuating the nanny welfare state must be rejected.

The very future of our country is at stake. And that is not hyperbole.

davidk on April 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Thomas Jefferson was very cognizant of what could occur. His “tree of liberty” letter to William Smith is very fitting at this point in time. Especially this portion:

Wonderful is the effect of impudent & persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, & what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts? And can history produce an instance of rebellion so honourably conducted?

Jefferson understood that the average person who strove for independence back then didn’t look to government as a solution to their every day problems. The distaste for big government is exactly what allows tyrants and modern day progressives to get the reins at times.

The perfect example is the Libertarian Party and the Tea Party movement. Inherent to their beliefs and ideals is the bad taste of an overreaching organization dictating the direction they must go. That is why they are not cohesive organizations. Because once it gets large enough to have any power to change, it has become exactly what it’s members disliked in the beginning.

Jefferson saw that. He understood it to the nth degree.

ButterflyDragon on April 3, 2010 at 9:45 PM

http://faulknerforcongress.com/

davidk on April 3, 2010 at 9:46 PM

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society-the farmers, mechanics, and laborers-who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their Government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing. In the act before me there seems to be a wide and unnecessary departure from these just principles.
- Bank Veto Message, 10 JUL 1832, President Andrew Jackson

We no longer have an unqualified blessing.

It is now just unqualified.

ajacksonian on April 3, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Dennis Miller, way ahead of Stossel, if we’re looking at odd ideas.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM

You know, I’d actually vote for Miller. A Dennis Miller/Mark Levin ticket would be Dynomite!

abobo on April 3, 2010 at 9:46 PM

It became a cliche to say to all of those who pined for Ronald Reagan that there would never be another Reagan. Paul Ryan is the next Ronald Reagan. Bet on it.

AYNBLAND on April 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Yep he is. He loves this country, he is working overtime to save it from the socialists and he is a leader in every sense of the word.

gophergirl on April 3, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Ryan is for Rubio, don’t forget.

Now, if only he’d come out against McCain at some point.

abobo, nah, but Levin for AG.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Barney Frank vs. Paul Ryan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz8fq23HwyY&feature=related

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Is there audio or video of Ryan’s speech anywhere? All I’ve seen is the text of it.

WesternActor on April 3, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Paul Ryan: Hiding Spending Doesn’t Reduce Spending

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM

canopfor – Rep. Ryan talked over everyone’s head that day. Too bad half of the people there didn’t listen.

yoda on April 3, 2010 at 9:53 PM

DeMint/Ryan ‘12.

Just ’cause.

DrAllecon on April 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM

SIGH – if only

gophergirl on April 3, 2010 at 9:53 PM

When are we going to get comic book reviews/sales like the lizards get?/

d1carter on April 3, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Standing Ovation!!!!

TN Mom on April 3, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Unlike are current twit in office that spent his life learning the Constitution so he could find ways to rip it up, Ryan strikes me as a person who wants to get people involved and be self-aware of their capabilities and apply themselves instead of being dependent on some faceless bureaucratic body.Maybe I am reading more into this.

Electrongod on April 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM

He strikes me as someone with natural leadership abilities. He put together his plan well before all of this blew up. He is the opposite of what Obama is. Think about this, we call this “Obamacare” when he didn’t do jacksquat. He allowed Pelosi and her minions to cobble together a horrible rendition of a bill without any input from him. Then he allowed Reid to do the same thing.

He never offered guidance! That is not leadership. But I’m glad it’s called Obamacare. His name is written all over this horrible legislation and he will never divorce himself from the atrocious POS.

ButterflyDragon on April 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM

The Democrat smear machine will be soon gunning for Ryan. He\’s a threat to these hacks because he speaks the truth.

JammieWearingFool on April 3, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Paul Ryan is a rising star and if there was any hope for the future of this country, it is with him and those who share his intellect, passion, patriotism, courage, grasp of the dangers we face, and his vision!!
End of issue!

katy on April 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Well said. But I might add that he’s one of a very few who, like Reagan, can articulate conservatism in a way so many others cannot. I would support him for president in 2012, no doubt, and despite the historic odds against a member of congress ascending directly to the Presidency.

TXUS on April 3, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Does anyone know even if Ryan is interested in the presidency? Am I missing something?

ohiobabe on April 3, 2010 at 9:24 PM

ohiobabe:Found this!:)
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Paul Ryan Won’t Run For Prez In 2012

http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2010/02/09/paul-ryan-wont-run-for-prez-in-2012/

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Think about this, we call this “Obamacare” when he didn’t do jacksquat. He allowed Pelosi and her minions to cobble together a horrible rendition of a bill without any input from him. Then he allowed Reid to do the same thing.

He never offered guidance! That is not leadership. But I’m glad it’s called Obamacare. His name is written all over this horrible legislation and he will never divorce himself from the atrocious POS.

ButterflyDragon on April 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM

DhimmicrapCare.

davidk on April 3, 2010 at 10:01 PM

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Click my name and I’ll take you on a magical mystery tour…

katy on April 3, 2010 at 10:04 PM

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 10:01 PM

If he’s our best hope – I bet his mind can be changed.

I think everybody is on the table for 2012 – past comments or not.

gophergirl on April 3, 2010 at 10:06 PM

One of the best QoDs ever, if not the best. This should be repeated everywhere in the country.

Daggett on April 3, 2010 at 10:07 PM

ButterflyDragon on April 3, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Right you are.
I don’t know much about Paul Ryan’s background so I did a little research. He is a self-sufficient go-getter with the knowledge of economics and the guts to speakout. After seeing some of the these congress critters (Massa the Groper, Hank Johnson the Tipper, Phil Hare the ????, etc.), Ryan is someone that deserves his pay.

Electrongod on April 3, 2010 at 10:09 PM

The Democrat smear machine will be soon gunning for Ryan. He\’s a threat to these hacks because he speaks the truth.

JammieWearingFool on April 3, 2010 at 10:00 PM

So true…

… That is why a Ryan/West ticket in 2012 will make the Dems sh%t their pants.

Seven Percent Solution on April 3, 2010 at 10:15 PM

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM

canopfor – Rep. Ryan talked over everyone’s head that day. Too bad half of the people there didn’t listen.

yoda on April 3, 2010 at 9:53 PM

yoda: My comment to you got bounced,I’ll try again!

Yes,that was a hoot,and to see Obama’s face,
it was priceless!:)

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 10:19 PM

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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If he’s our best hope – I bet his mind can be changed.

I think everybody is on the table for 2012 – past comments or not.

gophergirl on April 3, 2010 at 10:06 PM

gophergirl:Yes,and I would like to see Sarah run too,
but,its still two years away!:)

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 10:21 PM

As i’ve said before Palin/Ryan two terms Ryan/Rubio two terms Rubio/?,that’s how i like to view the future based on this time in history.

heshtesh on April 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM

I kind of like your thinking, but I think you have it backward. I’d like to see Ryan/Palin 2012 & 2016, Palin/Rubio 2020 & 2024, then Rubio/Whoever in 2028 & 2032. Eight years as veep will give Palin seasoning and the opportunity to repair the damage done to her by the media. The country is going to need a quarter century of solid conservative governance. In a quarter century, most of the 60′s liberals will be far too old to do any damage anymore.

trigon on April 3, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Palin/Ryan 2012
Ryan/Jindal 2020
Jindal/Guy Benson 2028

America of old is back to stay and the progressive infestation of the last 100 years has been vanquished.

tjexcite on April 3, 2010 at 10:23 PM

I’d vote for Ryan…

MeatHeadinCA on April 3, 2010 at 10:24 PM

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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Click my name and I’ll take you on a magical mystery tour…

katy on April 3, 2010 at 10:04 PM

katy:Looks good,I`ll eventually join,I`ll let you know!:)

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 10:28 PM

canopfor on April 3, 2010 at 10:28 PM

yippy skippy… :o)

katy on April 3, 2010 at 10:31 PM

With guys like Ryan around there is still hope for this country.

Metanis on April 3, 2010 at 10:36 PM

I`m not sure, but if he suddenly shows up in Iowa…….ThePrez on April 3, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Stranger things have happened. Some young, inexperienced Senator went there and ended up in the White House.

alflauren on April 3, 2010 at 10:36 PM

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