Paul Ryan rips Obama’s speech: “Rather than building bridges, he’s poisoning wells”

posted at 5:38 pm on April 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, three minutes of righteous rage. It’s all here: Obama’s gutless insistence on farming this issue out to commissions to spare himself the political risks of leadership; his betrayal of his sunny 2008 campaign message, swapping the post-partisan Hopenchange problem-solver crap for a double-barreled attack on the GOP; and of course, the horribly cynical electoral calculus in all this, which earns a sneering reference from Ryan to the “Campaigner-in-Chief.” It’s that last bit that bothers him the most, I think. Taking the lead on Social Security and Medicare might make him a rock star to movement conservatives, but there’s a real chance that the backlash will destroy his political career (and the GOP’s House majority). Already, at least one poll has 51 percent saying that Ryan’s 2012 budget cuts too much. He knows the danger perfectly well, in other words, but he’s stepping up because it’s that important. And meanwhile the country’s nominal leader, ostensibly heaven-sent by the Democratic gods to rescue America from its troubles per his own campaign mythology, is taking a pass. It’s a good thing Ryan hates your grandma so damned much or else he’d have to be wondering at this point why he bothered.

He told the Journal this morning that there’s precisely zero chance of a “grand bargain” on entitlements between Democrats and Republicans but a slight chance of a compromise on the narrower issue of Social Security. That’s how invested the left is in Medicare’s current structure, which is rocketing us towards fiscal catastrophe: The “third rail of American politics” is now a better candidate for a deal than Medicare is. If you’re the praying type, now’s the time.

Update: A correction via an eagle-eyed reader: CNN misread its own data in the poll cited above. 51 percent say Ryan’s budget’s doesn’t cut too much; 47 percent say that it does. That’s a relief, but a small one given how closely divided those numbers are.


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Must frost Obama watching Ryan thunder away at him, realizing that he (Obama) isn’t the smartest guy in the room all the time.

Go back and watch the coverage of Ryan taking Obama to school a year ago during the Obamacare Summit. Ryan knew more about the details and costs and threats embedded in that bill than anyone else in the room. The look of absolute disdain on Obama’s face was so evident. If he thought he could have gotten away with it Obama would have stuck his fingers in his ears and wailed “NahNah! Not listening to you” non-stop while Ryan was talking. Obama is not the sharpest tool in the shed – he’s just another tool.

in_awe on April 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 6:18 PM

from your keyboard DS…

:)

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM

That much shredding deserves an ovation–by Metallica, who else.

Christien on April 13, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Oh come on! You could have at least given Ryan the St. Anger tune.

mizflame98 on April 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM

So when the heck did he give this speech? Mid-afternoon? I’ve been working.

Isn’t that the standard time to give an address that you would rather people didn’t actually see?

iurockhead on April 13, 2011 at 6:21 PM

There are less givers and more takers in Obama’s America. The givers are considered ‘greedy’ and the takers ‘noble.’

It boggles the mind.

Fallon on April 13, 2011 at 6:21 PM

OT:
gas nat’l avg at $3.81…where is the bloody outrage???

there was nonstop outrage back in 08 when it was less than this with dear leader leading the pack condemning W

cripe

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM

No need for outrage, if gas is too high, just inflate your tires or trade in your car for a new one. That’s what the One says and he really does know best.

kringeesmom on April 13, 2011 at 6:21 PM

iurockhead on April 13, 2011 at 6:21 PM

he gave it at 1:35 EDT…he knew he was just giving a campaign speech, so why bother trying to get primetime coverage

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:22 PM

In other words, Mr. President is nothing more than a partisan tool.

scalleywag on April 13, 2011 at 6:15 PM

scalleywag:YES:)
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A “Crock-Stirring,Kicking The Can Down The Road,Slurpee
Sucking Community Sh*t-Distrubing Organizational Profess
ional Agitator”!!

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM

kringeesmom on April 13, 2011 at 6:21 PM

lol

thanks for the chuckle :)

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM

51 percent say Ryan’s budget’s doesn’t cut too much; 47 percent say that it does. That’s a relief, but a small one given how closely divided those numbers are.

How did the Democrats’ plan poll?

Oh, there were no questions about the Democrats’ plans, positions or lack of a budget? I wonder why they only polled one side of this difficult issue.

“Issues” polling tends to be garbage because it can be manipulated too easily by what’s in the questions and what’s left out, and this is no exception. Guess we still haven’t learned anything from all that polling in WI that was designed to make the Republicans look weak, and then Prosser up and won. shocker

forest on April 13, 2011 at 6:24 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM

you need to trademark that :)
SPOT ON!

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Just a rich white guy criticizing a struggling black guy!

profitsbeard on April 13, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Me wuvs me summa dat Paul Ryan !! ;-)

Re: PP funding, I’m with … Kataklysmic on April 13, 2011 at 6:06 PM
…. That’s the slippery way they can ‘claim’ that defunding is equal to denial of women’s health services. Sigh.
HOWEVER, seems they may be running out of THAT excuse, soon :

http://tinyurl.com/3w882ch

Makes one wonder how this battle has helped PBS, NPR, etc … Hmm… might need to check those, too.

pambi on April 13, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Go back and watch the clip again…

… It get’s better every time.

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

“Whew, that was tough,” said Mr. President. “I need some serious rest and relaxation! Fire up AF1 and get me the heck outa here.”

scalleywag on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Jennifer Rubin over at the WaPo is driving the Prog readers nuts…

d1carter on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Truth to Power !!eleventy!!

txmomof6 on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

profitsbeard on April 13, 2011 at 6:24 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

d1carter on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

gotta linky?

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Ryan’s response is pulsating, blood-red meat, and it’s delicious!

CliffHanger on April 13, 2011 at 6:28 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM

might I add “turd sandwich eating”

scalleywag on April 13, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Hey, Øbama‘s telling us how best to reduce his deficit is like a chicken telling us its favorite recipe for an omelet.

Just more out of the same crock.

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 6:29 PM

OT:
gas nat’l avg at $3.81…where is the bloody outrage???

there was nonstop outrage back in 08 when it was less than this with dear leader leading the pack condemning W

cripe

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM

cmsinaz:)
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I didn’t realize it, but these coupons are good for one gallon of gas at most retailers. I have seen them around, but until recently never took advantage of them, I never realized their actual worth.

You probably have one or two just lying around somewhere, now is the time to use them before they lose their value, and it’s too late!!

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canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:29 PM

playblu on April 13, 2011 at 5:53 PM

If you read anything that Abby Johnson has written lately (former PP clinic “head” in Bryan, Texas), she spells out exactly how the numbers are fudged – and how 98% of ALL services to pregnant women provided by PP are abortions.

If you go to the Guttmacher Institute’s website, they PROUDLY list the estimated abortion numbers since 1973 (including PP numbers and statistics not reported to the CDC). In the last 35+ years, over 47 MILLION abortions have been REPORTED to have been performed. (see the GI’s publication “Abortion Incidence and Access to Services in the United States, 2008″, Table 1 – I’m away from my regular computer, or I’d link it here for you).

Incidentally, California has NEVER reported their abortion numbers to the CDC – once you go to the GI’s website and start wading into the weeds, you’ll discover why….

TeresainFortWorth on April 13, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Drudge Headlines
http://www.drudgereport.com/
===================

OBAMA CALLS NEW TAXES ‘SPENDING REDUCTIONS IN TAX CODE’…
RYAN: ‘Dramatically inaccurate,’ ‘hopelessly inadequate’…
CANTOR: Raising taxes ‘is not the answer’…

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Go back and watch the clip again…

… It get’s better every time.

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

It will be my after dinner mint, thanks for the suggestion!

scalleywag on April 13, 2011 at 6:32 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:29 PM

wow…who’da thunk it…

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:32 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM
=========================
might I add “turd sandwich eating”

scalleywag on April 13, 2011 at 6:28 PM

scalleywag:Yup,true dat:)

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Jennifer Rubin here..Sorry

d1carter on April 13, 2011 at 6:33 PM

playblu on April 13, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Jill Stanek keeps up with stats and news in the pro-life world. She’s the Chicago nurse who went toe to toe with Obama when he was in the IL state leg. over IL’s Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

Here are a few excerpts from a recent post:
NPR fact checks, debunks Planned Parenthood’s “3% of all services are for abortion” lie

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List: Well, it is the biggest abortion franchise in the nation. One in 10 of its clients receive abortions. If you are pregnant, 98% of its services go towards abortion. A quarter of abortions occurring in this nation are performed by PP clinics….

…3 million patients who come in. There are about 300,000 abortions provided.

…over 35% of PP’s income comes from abortion.

From a post on Mike Pence, she quotes him:

Pence introduces Planned Parenthood defunding bill

Last year, Planned Parenthood received more than $363 million in revenue from government grants and contracts. During that same time, they performed an unprecedented 324,008 abortions.

The largest abortion provider in America should not also be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X.

INC on April 13, 2011 at 6:33 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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wow…who’da thunk it…

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:32 PM

cmsinaz:Ya,a $5.00 dollar American bill,it was,ahem,cute!:)

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:34 PM

He might get forced into the presidential race because of Barry’s unseriousness. He takes this stuff seriously, and the man that might get reelected seems to not give a damn. Paul Ryan debating Barry would be a classic.

lizzie beth on April 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Actually if you look at the actual poll, CNN misrepresented the results. 51 percent say it does not cut too much. Not that the poll is valid without cross tabs…

entropent on April 13, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Of course they did! CNN’s middle name is “misrepresent”.

Del Dolemonte on April 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Ryan was dynamite, but it would have been even better if he ended it about 2/3 way through. End with a bang, not a whimper.

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:34 PM

:)

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Go back and watch the clip again…

… It get’s better every time.

Seven Percent Solution on April 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Its ORGASMICGORICAL,haha!:)

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:36 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM
===============
you need to trademark that :)
SPOT ON!

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:24 PM

cmsinaz:Hehe!:)

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:38 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:38 PM

*clink glass*

:)

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:39 PM

mizflame98 on April 13, 2011 at 6:20 PM

I apologize for nothing!

Christien on April 13, 2011 at 6:40 PM

speech was a disgrace per Dr. K on the fox all-stars…

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:41 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Did you see my post for you on page 1!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 6:41 PM

CK’s ripping O’s speech a good one !!
YAY.

pambi on April 13, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Charles K is raking Barry over the coals

mizflame98 on April 13, 2011 at 6:42 PM

51 percent say Ryan’s budget’s doesn’t cut too much; 47 percent say that it does. That’s a relief, but a small one given how closely divided those numbers are.

Even slim majorities can win elections, and this is a CNN poll–what does Rasmussen say?

Let’s do another poll: how many people say that Obama’s budget doesn’t cut enough, or just doesn’t cut it?

Steve Z on April 13, 2011 at 6:43 PM

he’s stepping up because it’s that important

The alternative economic results are going to be devastating to this country.

Exit question: Got ammo?

GarandFan on April 13, 2011 at 6:43 PM

I apologize for nothing!

Christien on April 13, 2011 at 6:40 PM

LOL! That’s OK. I think Seek & Destroy would make a better choice than St. Anger.

mizflame98 on April 13, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Why is it going to take us 20 years to undo 2 years of Obama?
This is what frustrates me.
The speech wasn’t hard enough. It was too soft. We are beyond time for niceties.
Obama is a reckless incompetent. He and the Democrats are driving this nation, and for that matter, the world into a pit.
Democrats will use lies and distortions to distract and seduce the ignorant. We cannot confront their insanity with the same emotions as we would an episode of Barnaby Jones.
We need truth with a little desperate passion!

Tell me.. I understand the need for cool heads. There is a time and place. You can’t be taken seriously when you are running around constantly screaming the sky is falling or the dam is breaking! But you also cannot expect a sleeping public who is oblivious to the wall our nation is heading full steam into, to seriously be jolted awake by a half asleep man who warns about an approaching tsunami with the same intensity as he would an approaching high tide!

JellyToast on April 13, 2011 at 6:44 PM

CK on Special Report just now, commenting on Øbama‘s speech, echos my contempt, my utter contempt for this little poseur.

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 6:45 PM

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 6:45 PM

We are not allowed to like CK/sarc..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 6:47 PM

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 6:45 PM

lol
that picture never gets old

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Did you see my post for you on page 1?..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Sorry for the typo!..:)

PS..Hope Kini does not see this!..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 6:48 PM

A friend on Face Book has posted an invitation to respond to one of those FB polls you see from time to time that asks the question: Does Obama deserve a 2nd term as President? My friend answered in the affirmative, but….. of the 807,923 votes, so far only 123,125 or 15% believe that Obama deserves a 2nd term. 684,698 or 85% believe he does not deserves a 2nd term. I find that to be remarkable and encouraging from the standpoint that FB seems to be a gathering place for a lot of Libs.

Is there hope for America?

glennbo on April 13, 2011 at 6:58 PM

CK on Special Report just now, commenting on Øbama‘s speech, echos my contempt, my utter contempt for this little poseur.

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Yeah, I know that a lot of people here on HotAir irrationally hate Krauthammer because he doesn’t kiss the ring of Sarah Palin, but he absolutely destroyed Obama on this farce of a speech. DESTROYED him. And completely dissected what it was all about, i.e. a wink and a nudge to the left, explaining to them exactly how he (Obama) is going to con uninformed moderates / indies into believing he’s a centrist who’s serious about debt reduction.

Vyce on April 13, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Taking the lead on Social Security and Medicare might make him a rock star to movement conservatives, but there’s a real chance that the backlash will destroy his political career (and the GOP’s House majority).

Yeah, well if that’s the case we’re pretty much f-ed anyway. So who cares? I don’t.

rockhead on April 13, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Ryan just took it up a notch…
“President Ryan, former President Obama is here to see you now…”

mjbrooks3 on April 13, 2011 at 7:02 PM

I like Paul Ryan. He’s doing good work. My above post does not mean to single him out. But too many Republicans are responding to the madness being unleashed on our future by the Democrats with pleasantries.

It reminds me of the movie Mars Attacks only in this movie the aliens are the Democrats and the GOP is America.
People need to see some passion from the GOP! They need to have a little fire in their bellies if they expect people to believe we are heading for disaster! Sound like we are headed for disaster! The bridge is freaking out! Shout it for crying out loud! Just once in awhile shout it out! Get angry! Pound your fist and cry out for the future of our nation! So what if they call you a lunatic! They’re already calling you that anyway!!

Sure, Republicans talk about lost jobs, a disappointing future for our kids, rising unemployment… but when you listen to them the average guy has to be thinking.. “It can’t be that bad because they don’t seem to upset over it? We can’t be really heading for economic disaster because it doesn’t seem to be bothering them that much!”

JellyToast on April 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Ryan is going to be interviewed by Mark Levin during this hour of his show.

Cody1991 on April 13, 2011 at 7:04 PM

The speech wasn’t hard enough. It was too soft. We are beyond time for niceties.

JellyToast on April 13, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Completely agree.

Ryan should have been prepared for this moment with a running chronology of Obama’s lies and broken promises and disingenuous public statements. That Ryan professed “disappointment” is incredible in itself. Meaning he was expecting something else? How much damage does Obama need to do? What is this insane internal pressure in the GOP to be so mild-mannered? What are we so afraid of? Just tell it like it is, for God’s sakes.

rrpjr on April 13, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Sure, Republicans talk about lost jobs, a disappointing future for our kids, rising unemployment… but when you listen to them the average guy has to be thinking.. “It can’t be that bad because they don’t seem to upset over it? We can’t be really heading for economic disaster because it doesn’t seem to be bothering them that much!”

JellyToast on April 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Jelly,

The ‘disconnect’ is staggering. They aren’t affected to the degree that we are. Things are really bad where I live. To hear Dems talk about everyone switching to public transportation drives me crazy. There is NO public transportation where I live. That’s how stupid these people are. No. They’re not that stupid. They simply don’t care. When people work for minimum wage, part time is the best they can get, and they have to drive to work the numbers don’t work.

I’m amazed that the public has been as quiet as they have been. At some point that will probably change because the situation is not improving.

Cody1991 on April 13, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Update: A correction via an eagle-eyed reader: CNN misread its own data in the poll cited above. 51 percent say Ryan’s budget’s doesn’t cut too much; 47 percent say that it does. That’s a relief, but a small one given how closely divided those numbers are.

good grief but that is embarrassessing…

ladyingray on April 13, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Cody1991 on April 13, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Excellent post!!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Ryan doesn’t have room to talk. The GOP establishment is hyping his budget plans, and quite frankly, his budget sucks.

Cutting 6 trillion and spending 26 trillion in ten years, what a waste of paper that thing was wrote on.

MadDogF on April 13, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Allah, you live and die by a CNN poll. WHO CARES?

leftnomore on April 13, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Excellent post!!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 7:13 PM

DS,

When I hear this worthless POS Potus banging on with his class warfare mantra I have to consider that he is a dangerous man and that he wants to see the streets explode. He is intentionally exacerbating an already volatile situation. He is turning citizen against citizen when in fact the responsibility for this mess lies in DC, Republican and Dem alike, but especially with the Dems and Duh Won’s predictable penchant for chaos. He’s playing with fire, and he knows it.

As he urges civil unrest he’s wondering when he can hit the links.

I have nothing but contempt for him.

Cody1991 on April 13, 2011 at 7:18 PM

If Ryan’s budget and subsequent defense of it costs him his political career, there is NO hope for America. I would be the first to raise my hand and ask what New Zealand Air is charging for a one way ticket. In the meantime, I plan to contribute what I can to any political cause with Ryan’s name on it. I never thought I’d live in an America where my first impulse is to slap the crap out of 50% of my fellow citizens.

anniekc on April 13, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Cody1991 on April 13, 2011 at 7:18 PM

You are correct..Class warfare politics is the lowest form of politics..That is all the Democrats know how to play!..:(

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Ryan’s really ripping BO now on Levin’s show. Wow. Just wow.

Cody1991 on April 13, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Ryan should have been prepared for this moment with a running chronology of Obama’s lies and broken promises and disingenuous public statements. That Ryan professed “disappointment” is incredible in itself. Meaning he was expecting something else? How much damage does Obama need to do? What is this insane internal pressure in the GOP to be so mild-mannered? What are we so afraid of? Just tell it like it is, for God’s sakes.

rrpjr on April 13, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Exactly!

JellyToast on April 13, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Listening to Ryan on Levin’s radio show and he is really shocked and angry.

I liked everything he said earlier but kind of rolled my eyes over the expected and olive branch thing but on Levin he sounds genuinely shocked…was told in advance Obama would say this and that and sounds like he was told the tone and content would be totally different. Ryan says they were “broadsided” and repeats”poisoned the well” charge.

God bless him.

Now saying they clearly have a fundamental difference on how they view role of government in America. Well, yes, that’s true.

Cindy Cooper on April 13, 2011 at 7:47 PM

What are we so afraid of? Just tell it like it is, for God’s sakes.

rrpjr on April 13, 2011 at 7:07 PM

They might as well tell it as it is. People already know what’s going on because they’re living it. At least there would be some marginal assurance that they understand that people are adrift and hoping, albeit desperately, for some relief. That in itself would be refreshing. As things stand it looks as though we’re left floundering, and no one is listening.

Cody1991 on April 13, 2011 at 7:52 PM

That’s a relief, but a small one given how closely divided those numbers are.

AP,
Didn’t “hopey” get elected 52/48?

I’d say 51/47 is a BIG change.

belad on April 13, 2011 at 7:53 PM

“Rather than building bridges, he’s poisoning wells”

Seldom is heard a more defining word.

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 7:58 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 6:38 PM
*clink glass*

:)

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:39 PM

cmsinaz:*Double-Clink*,Salute:)

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 8:01 PM

We are not allowed to like CK/sarc..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 6:47 PM

I noticed that. Amusing, isn’t it.

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 8:05 PM

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 5:57 PM
———
The force is strong with this one!..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Dire Straits:Your too kind:)

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I noticed that. Amusing, isn’t it.

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Very amusing!..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 8:05 PM

..:)

Dire Straits on April 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM

that picture never gets old

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Yup, and for me, it sums it up well. That picture is worth 1000 words.

Or in libspeak, it’s nuanced.

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Vyce on April 13, 2011 at 6:58 PM

I’ve disagreed with Krauthammer on Palin and other issues, but more often I agree with him. He was fantastic today saying what needs to be said.

Cindy Cooper on April 13, 2011 at 8:16 PM

A Republican with BALLS?!?! I must be dreaming.

infidel4life on April 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

petefrt on April 13, 2011 at 8:12 PM

indeed

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

canopfor on April 13, 2011 at 8:01 PM

cheers!

cmsinaz on April 13, 2011 at 9:00 PM

I love this guy! That is one of the best Obama smackdowns I have ever seen.

CCRWM on April 13, 2011 at 9:22 PM

A Republican with BALLS?!?! I must be dreaming.

infidel4life on April 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I count 5 so far… Sarah Palin, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Herman Cain and Allen West…

CCRWM on April 13, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Well, those that read me on the Ed Morrissey Show I can tell you now that YES, Paul Ryan CAN get p’d off. Time to turn the pen into a sword my friend! :D

ProudPalinFan on April 13, 2011 at 9:51 PM

But the people eventually realized that he was right. The same could happen to Ryan.

blink on April 13, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Why not; it happened to Cassandra. And how did that turn out?

PackerBronco on April 13, 2011 at 10:43 PM

JellyToast on April 13, 2011 at 6:44 PM

I heard somewhere today on a FOX News interview that the senator/rep I can’t remember stressed that the ideal thing would be to bring the cuts down NOW to when GWB was POTUS and THEN implement Ryan’s plan. He said that that circumstance would reduce the deficit in a very drastic way, (in my own words) accelerate the pace of this instead of the 20 y/o plan you’ve brought up.

Anybody know of this? Would this work in theory, or is this the way the GOP should go? Rush is ticked that the GOP won’t go to the jugular for the cuts, but instead focus on Ryan’s plan so he foresees another GOP crass mistake.

ProudPalinFan on April 13, 2011 at 10:43 PM

THIS STALEMATE is what Obama wants.

This will allow him to say “the system is broken, we need a new America. A new future, a new hope…….”

This after the SEIU busses show up at the U.S. Capitol, after JPMorgan Chase and the “rich fat cats” are raked over the coals the next month.

This stalemate will show that Congress isn’t working, they can’t even pass a budget, we need someone with a “STRONG HAND” Chavez style.

DOUBT THAT IT COULD HAPPEN?

PappyD61 on April 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM

We know how gas and groceries are going up. I wouldn’t be surprised if, just about the time the 2012 budget war is raging, we don’t get riots. The unions are irate, poor are afraid of cuts, middle class afraid of taxes, inflation and job loss, and the whole pile of us polarized as h3ll. And Øbama is setting the stage.

jodetoad on April 14, 2011 at 12:04 AM

We know how gas and groceries are going up. I wouldn’t be surprised if, just about the time the 2012 budget war is raging, we don’t get riots. The unions are irate, poor are afraid of cuts, middle class afraid of taxes, inflation and job loss, and the whole pile of us polarized as h3ll. And Øbama is setting the stage.

The progs may have a plan to collapse our economy, -a crisis for little Bammie to take advantage of. We need to figure out what it is so we can counter it.

slickwillie2001 on April 14, 2011 at 12:46 AM

We should go to war on this. But I’m afraid we’ll be damaged and disorganized before it begins.

People are getting too excited over the current FY deal, being outraged over the chump change. The likely result is a tsunami of angry calls and emails to Republicans in the House to get them to reopen that fight by rejecting the deal, or else getting so mad at the leadership over it that we will have a divided army in disarray for the real battle ahead.

We have to choose the hill we want to die on. We also have to recognize that Obama is the enemy, not Boehner or Cantor or McConnell.

But from what I’ve seen on conservative blogs today, we are determined to blow it on the little hill we just maneuvered around, by trying to fight a rearguard action there.

Which, of course, is just what Obama wants, and why the Democrats and the press are baiting us into it.

It’s a trap, but we seem determined to jump right in.

Adjoran on April 14, 2011 at 2:40 AM

CNN misread its own data in the poll cited above. 51 percent say Ryan’s budget’s doesn’t cut too much; 47 percent say that it does.

And CNN probably had to cook the books to get it 47%.

RJL on April 14, 2011 at 3:20 AM

All but a minority of 1/2 of 1/3 of our government is a collection of children afraid to be adults.

I guess our whole country is made up of people who are afraid to be adults and actively punish those who do grow up and try to show some semblance of a sense of responsibility.

Is there hope for the future? Is that hope American?

{o.o}

herself on April 14, 2011 at 3:51 AM

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