Paul Ryan to hammer Obama over class warfare in major speech tomorrow

posted at 9:44 pm on October 25, 2011 by Allahpundit

Ryan’s been condemning “eat the rich” demagoguery for ages — head over to YouTube and just keep scrolling — but I don’t think he’s ever devoted a speech to the subject. Tomorrow that changes. James Pethokoukis gets a sneak preview:

1. “Instead of working together where we agree, the president has opted for divisive rhetoric and the broken politics of the past. He is going from town to town, impugning the motives of Republicans, setting up straw men and scapegoats, and engaging in intellectually lazy arguments as he tries to build support for punitive tax hikes on job creators.

2. ”The House-passed budget was full of proposals to get rid of corporate welfare and crony capitalism. Why are tax dollars being wasted on bankrupt, politically connected solar energy firms? Why is Washington wasting your money on entrenched agribusiness? Why have we extended an endless supply of taxpayer credit to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, instead of demanding that their government guarantee be wound down and their taxpayer subsidies ended? … Rather than raising taxes and making it more difficult for Americans to become wealthy, let’s lower the amount of government spending the wealthy now receive … The politics of division have always struck me as odd: the eagerness to take more, combined with the refusal to subsidize less.

3. “Instead of appealing to the hope and optimism that were hallmarks of his first campaign, he has launched his second campaign by preying on the emotions of fear, envy, and resentment. This has the potential to be just as damaging as his misguided policies. Sowing social unrest and class resentment makes America weaker, not stronger. Pitting one group against another only distracts us from the true sources of inequity in this country—corporate welfare that enriches the powerful, and empty promises that betray the powerless.

His favorite line when riffing on this subject is that class warfare makes bad economics but terrific politics. Indeed it does. Two more data points from that new Times poll I linked in the previous post:

David Brooks lambasted The One in an op-ed this morning for trying to run next year as an angry fightin’ populist class warrior instead of the soothing pragmatist with the sharply creased pants that made Brooks’s heart soar three years ago. But eyeball those poll numbers again. Obama knows what he’s doing. Soothing pragmatism can’t explain 9.1 percent unemployment; telling people that the rich stole their money can, sort of, if you don’t think about it too hard. That’s also why you hear very little from Occupy Wall Street about how to generate jobs and economic growth and an awful lot about how the banksters who dominate the one percent aren’t sharing enough. (Minor footnote: Bankers are actually a small minority of the one percent.) Real economic solutions are brutally hard but class resentment is nice and easy, especially for a politician who’s desperate to win back middle-class voters. Ryan’s always been a solutions guy. Hence his distress.

Exit quotation from Captain Unity: “The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’”

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Remember when Obama ambushed Ryan?
Paybacks are a bitch, bitch.

carbon_footprint on October 25, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Paul Ryan for VP!!

nswider on October 25, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Paybacks are a (female dog in heat)(female dog in heat)!

Damn filters.

carbon_footprint on October 25, 2011 at 9:47 PM

I really worry that we missed our chance to get out of this mess when he decided not to run for the presidency.

cpaulus on October 25, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Even my doom and gloom father concedes that Obama is done.

cynccook on October 25, 2011 at 9:49 PM

“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’”

I hope so. This has been an abusive relationship.

ThePrez on October 25, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I hope he invites Obama to attend, and sit in the first row.

kakypat on October 25, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Can’t wait.

karlant on October 25, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Paybacks are a (female dog in heat)(female dog in heat)!

Damn filters.

carbon_footprint on October 25, 2011 at 9:47 PM

B!tch!!!!!

Testing.

Electrongod on October 25, 2011 at 9:54 PM

I hope he invites Obama to attend, and sit in the first row.

kakypat on October 25, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Oh…no.

Obama’s teleprompters would get in the way.

Electrongod on October 25, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Why can’t one of our presidental candidates say anything close to this?

rrpjr on October 25, 2011 at 9:58 PM

The main page picture changed.
Much nicer pic of Ryan…presidential even.

Electrongod on October 25, 2011 at 9:58 PM

I hope he invites Obama to attend, and sit in the first row.

kakypat on October 25, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Thread winner

gophergirl on October 25, 2011 at 9:59 PM

B!tch!!!!!

Testing.

Electrongod on October 25, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Haha, you cheated man.
b-i-t-c-h

carbon_footprint on October 25, 2011 at 9:59 PM

And don’t even to try the title of that movie with Robert Deniro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone about a Las Vegas establishment in the seventies.

carbon_footprint on October 25, 2011 at 10:00 PM

The House-passed budget was full of proposals to get rid of corporate welfare and crony capitalism

Hmm. Palin envy. Swipe her points but never credit her.

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Kuh-see-no

carbon_footprint on October 25, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Excellent. This is long overdue.

The first time I saw how intimidated BO was by Ryan was during the phony discussion the Dems allowed prior to ramming down the HC bill down our throats. BO showed his hand that day, and if anyone was paying attention they would have finally seen how weak, ill-informed and intellectually challenged he truly is.

GO RYAN !!!!!

Tell the putz to get stuffed!

Cody1991 on October 25, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Oh yeah kaky

cmsinaz on October 25, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Kuh-see-no

carbon_footprint on October 25, 2011 at 10:01 PM

I just don’t get that one. The Cas!no filter.

Electrongod on October 25, 2011 at 10:03 PM

This should be good!

JellyToast on October 25, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Will the lsm actually mention his speech tomorrow?

cmsinaz on October 25, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Oh, how I LOVE this man. I can say unequivocally that I would vote Paul Ryan’s left buttock for President over Barry the Stain.

CantCureStupid on October 25, 2011 at 10:04 PM

“… then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’”

Obama sees it as, ‘you’re on your own’. I see it as, “you’re free!”

Weight of Glory on October 25, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Will the lsm actually mention his speech tomorrow?

cmsinaz on October 25, 2011 at 10:04 PM

They might if someone pipes Ryan’s speech to the big screen plasma TVs that the OWS now have.
Just imagine the reaction…

Electrongod on October 25, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I hope he invites Obama to attend, and sit in the first row.

kakypat on October 25, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Fantastic idea.

SlaveDog on October 25, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Even my doom and gloom father concedes that Obama is done.

cynccook on October 25, 2011 at 9:49 PM

It’s never over until it’s over.

JellyToast on October 25, 2011 at 10:07 PM

The House-passed budget was full of proposals to get rid of corporate welfare and crony capitalism
Hmm. Palin envy. Swipe her points but never credit her.

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I like Palin but I believe Ryan was talking about “crony captialism” for quite a while before Palin brought it to the fore front.

WisRich on October 25, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Hmm. Palin envy. Swipe her points but never credit her.

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:00 PM

It’s spelled R-y-a-n not P-a-l-i-n.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 25, 2011 at 10:08 PM

RYAN FOR POTUS!

reliapundit on October 25, 2011 at 10:09 PM

If there’s no drummers, I’m not watching.

SlaveDog on October 25, 2011 at 10:10 PM

then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’”

Um yah, that’s exactly what we’ve been saying..

GTFOOOL!!!

katy on October 25, 2011 at 10:13 PM

…then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’”

If only that were true.

SlaveDog on October 25, 2011 at 10:14 PM

I just don’t get that one. The Cas!no filter.

Electrongod on October 25, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Think SPAM. Not the meat product which is highly popular in the 60th state of Hawaii.

carbon_footprint on October 25, 2011 at 10:14 PM

katy on October 25, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Great minds, and all that.

SlaveDog on October 25, 2011 at 10:15 PM

The House-passed budget was full of proposals to get rid of corporate welfare and crony capitalism
Hmm. Palin envy. Swipe her points but never credit her.

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Of course, because Sarah Palin is the only person in the whole wide world to ever talk about crony capitalism and everyone is out to steal her ideas////////

AUL RYAN CALLS FOR RECLAMATION OF AMERICAN IDEA; DENOUNCES CRONY CAPITALISM-December 14, 2009

Get a grip and get over your butt hurt.

Knucklehead on October 25, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Swipe her points but never credit her.

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:00 PM

And I’m sure no one thought of drilling for oil before St. Sarah thought of it.

John the Libertarian on October 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.

well thank you very much.

ted c on October 25, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Swipe her points but never credit her.

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:00 PM

And I’m sure no one thought of drilling for oil before St. Sarah thought of it.

John the Libertarian on October 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

*zing!*

annoyinglittletwerp on October 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM

A little Hammer Time mood music.

SlaveDog on October 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Paul–help.

PattyJ on October 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Knucklehead on October 25, 2011 at 10:15 PM

The headline is not sufficient. If you want to prove something, post the entire relevant sections. I am not singing up for anything.

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:24 PM

And I’m sure no one thought of drilling for oil before St. Sarah thought of it.

John the Libertarian on October 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

What’s corporate welfare got to do with drilling? Stop being tedious.

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Oh yeah EG….priceless

cmsinaz on October 25, 2011 at 10:25 PM

It is a sign of desperation that the SCOAMF must run a lowest-common-denominator campaign, the last refuge of a huckster. He is at once the Blanche Dubois and Elmer Gantry of politics, always seeking and getting by on the kindness of strangers … while playing them all for fools.

TXUS on October 25, 2011 at 10:26 PM

one of the most enduring images that i retain from the 2008 election was an interview with one of barry’s community people, maybe algent gardens, who loved him.

and she said ‘he didn’t give us fish, he taught us how to fish’ here’s the bad news…she was talking about how to get more free stuff from the city of chicago. he empowered people to agitate so they can get more of other people’s money….that is who he is

now, we know who obama is…now who is America? honestly, i think we have to say that the jury is out

r keller on October 25, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Ryan Doing the job our candidates won’t.

katy the mean old lady on October 25, 2011 at 10:28 PM

And I’m sure no one thought of drilling for oil before St. Sarah thought of it.

John the Libertarian on October 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

*zing!*

annoyinglittletwerp on October 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM

I now work for a company that is providing the gas system that Canada is using to create small explosions under the ground to extract the oil.
We have completed the first system and 17 more are needed…as long as the environmentalists don’t get their way.

Electrongod on October 25, 2011 at 10:30 PM

And I’m sure no one thought of drilling for oil before St. Sarah thought of it.

John the Libertarian on October 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Funny, but up until Perry’s faint echo I just can’t remember the other people.

katy the mean old lady on October 25, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Maybe the GOP candidates for Prez can take a message from Ryan…

… TO AFTER OBOWMA!!!

Seven Percent Solution on October 25, 2011 at 10:31 PM

You decided not to run Paul Ryan. So your opinion doesn’t matter now….or something.

portlandon on October 25, 2011 at 10:31 PM

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:25 PM

The world only revolves around Sarah Palin in YOUR little universe.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 25, 2011 at 10:32 PM

The headline is not sufficient. If you want to prove something, post the entire relevant sections. I am not singing up for anything.

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:24 PM

You have ears, I’ll make it easier for ya.

Paul Ryan calls for reclamation of American Idea; denounces crony capitalism – December 14, 2009.

Start singing.

Knucklehead on October 25, 2011 at 10:32 PM

portlandon on October 25, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Oh yeah. Isn’t he a trifle irrelevant to be giving these speeches?

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Ryan and Palin are on the same page….

why all the drama?

idesign on October 25, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Knucklehead on October 25, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Thanks. I’ll listen to that when I am home./ But did he mix up crony capitalism and corporate welfare?

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:34 PM

If it sounds like Karl Marx, acts like Benito Mussolini, lies like Joe Izzusu, vacations like he thinks he and his wife are King Louie and Maria Antoinette, attracts followers reminiscent of those attracted by Jim Jones, and stumbles like Bozo the Clown, it’s probably Barack Obama!!!

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on October 25, 2011 at 10:34 PM

I couldn’t care less about any poll done by the NY Slimes. Why don’t they put the questions plainly?

For example, Number 15 above:
“Do you feel that the distribution of money and wealth in this country is fair, or do you feel that the money and wealth in this country should be more evenly distributed among more people?”

Why not ask what they really mean?…
Should the government forcibly confiscate all personal wealth from the nation’s citizens and redistribute it in whatever manner seems “fair” to the bureaucrats in Washington?

THAT is the REAL question. Life, itself, isn’t “fair”. They’re guiding the poll answers when they suggest it’s something we can fix.

Murf76 on October 25, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Ryan and Palin are on the same page….

why all the drama?

idesign on October 25, 2011 at 10:33 PM

The word P*lin sure makes some people lose all control.

portlandon on October 25, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Thanks. I’ll listen to that when I am home./ But did he mix up crony capitalism and corporate welfare?

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:34 PM

It’s 2 minutes long. Not only are your boring, but tedious too. Get some Prep H, I hear it’s good for butt hurt.

Knucklehead on October 25, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Metallica – King Nothing

Tear it up, Paul!

Christien on October 25, 2011 at 10:38 PM

promachus on October 25, 2011 at 10:25 PM

The farce is strong in this one.

John the Libertarian on October 25, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Metallica – King Nothing

Tear it up, Paul!

Christien on October 25, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Up twinkles.

carbon_footprint on October 25, 2011 at 10:42 PM

I now work for a company that is providing the gas system that Canada is using to create small explosions under the ground to extract the oil.
We have completed the first system and 17 more are needed…as long as the environmentalists don’t get their way.

Electrongod on October 25, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Frackin A!

(This does get by the filters…)

massrighty on October 25, 2011 at 10:43 PM

i hope that Rs aren’t suckered by nyt polls, and i hope they have their internal polls conducted by serious conservatives

Rasmussen has a different picture…voters tend to more associate with TP ideas than ows ideas

also, barry’s strongly approve number is now at the lowest point evah…19 percent.

barry’s not getting much of an ows or kill bounce yet guys

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history

r keller on October 25, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Paul Ryan to hammer Obama over class warfare in major speech tomorrow

Good. Someone needs to speak clearly on Obama’s pathetic demagoguery.

Jaibones on October 25, 2011 at 10:46 PM

r keller on October 25, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Great call. I don’t know anyone with a functioning brain who isn’t laughing at these pathetic losers.

Jaibones on October 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM

FWIW – BING search

crony capitalism RYAN – 85,000+
crony capitalism PALIN – 225,000+
crony capitalism ROMNEY – 174,000
crony capitalism PERRY – 151,000
crony capitalism CAIN – 189,000
crony capitalism GINGRICH – 70,600

News2Use on October 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Oh, how I LOVE this man. I can say unequivocally that I would vote Paul Ryan’s left buttock for President over Barry the Stain.

CantCureStupid on October 25, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Ditto. Barry the Stain is funny stuff. Good one!

redwhiteblue on October 25, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Tearing down the 1% won’t do one thing to provide one of those protesters in the park with a basket weaving degree with a job.

They will not get a job by driving the 1% to the poorhouse. It might give them some emotional satisfaction but it won’t improve their own condition.

These people are just nuts. And when you look at the fact that the richest of the rich are Obama supporters, it gets even more farcical.

crosspatch on October 25, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Actually, I’d really prefer that the government did leave me alone…I’ve tried to plan things so that I can do okay without gubmint intervention, so that’s not much of a threat as far as I’m concerned.

Of course, since I turned 55 last week I’m liking Paul Ryan quite a bit. :)

Bob's Kid on October 25, 2011 at 11:56 PM

It’s just too bad Ryan can’t give ØBlama a ringside seat for his “You’re a douche bag twice over” speech. I do hope ØBlama can make the inauguration in 2013, as the loser, and has the good grace to sit down, shut up and not pull a Kanye West (“Imma lechu finnish inna minit but firs’ … blah blah blah).
.
It sure would be a shame to have to place two burly Secret Service guys over top of him to make him behave his scrawny a$$.

ExpressoBold on October 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Obama sees it as, ‘you’re on your own’. I see it as, “you’re free!”
Weight of Glory on October 25, 2011 at 10:04 PM

This is a perfect message.

TWG78 on October 26, 2011 at 1:20 AM

Soothing pragmatism can’t explain 9.1 percent unemployment; telling people that the rich stole their money can, sort of, if you don’t think about it too hard.

It’s incredible isn’t it, most people today are as gullible and as dumb as the medieval peasants of yore.

Sharke on October 26, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Ryan should say that he doesn’t back a movement that advocates bowel movements on cop cars.

BuckeyeSam on October 26, 2011 at 3:32 AM

Exit quotation from Captain Unity: “The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’”

I’d pay money if Ryan quoted that line and then said, “That’s exactly what the plantation owners told blacks during the Civil War.”

BuckeyeSam on October 26, 2011 at 3:34 AM

So, Ryan is going to tie Øbama down in a wheelchair and roll him off a cliff? :)

Kafir on October 26, 2011 at 7:11 AM

What if every registered voter wrote Paul Ryan in for president? =)

rollthedice on October 26, 2011 at 7:30 AM

If all of the networks ignore it, is it still a major speech?

SKYFOX on October 26, 2011 at 7:40 AM

SKYFOX on October 26, 2011 at 7:40 AM

that’s what i worry about…the lsm will probably not even mention it…

cmsinaz on October 26, 2011 at 7:46 AM

Slightly off-topic, since not specific to Ryan (who is great), but:

I always think my side (the R side) makes a huge mistake with the “class warfare” complaint. First, it’s hyperbole (for real class warfare, see Cambodia 1975 or Russia 1919). But worse, it implicitly accepts the ridiculous notions that a) we really have fixed classes, and b) that D’s are on the side of the less-fortunate. Every time we use the phrase, we fix in voters minds the idea that R’s are squealing because of “attacks on the rich.” This isn’t helpful — it’s not even true.

The issue that divides D’s and R’s isn’t rich vs poor, it’s the role of government, it’s sowing divisions based on people’s economic choices, it’s different views about whether we can/do have an economically mobile society.

We need a contest to come up with a better phrase. Not that I (obviously) have the answer.

Chuckles3 on October 26, 2011 at 8:23 AM

The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’

I’d change that last line to the government telling the American people, “from now on , it’s you that we own

Don L on October 26, 2011 at 8:55 AM

The issue that divides D’s and R’s isn’t rich vs poor, it’s the role of government, it’s sowing divisions based on people’s economic choices, it’s different views about whether we can/do have an economically mobile society.

Respectfully disagree. The issue that divide are simple that the Democrats and their socialit mentors decades ago sought and suceeded in dividing (to conquer)a stabile melting pot. Men against women (radicial feminism destroyed families) Mother’s agianst their offspring (abortion as choice -the lie created in hades to sooth the distorted sexual urges) rich against poor (Permanent victimhood to the black community is but permanent slavery to the government and guilt free sloath and crime) Education has become indoctrination, science has become politically created climate lies. News has become propaganda, entertainment media has become polluted incentives to pollute our young, music and art has defied the very terms, truth has become opinion, opinion hs become emotion, politics has become fradulent crisis, journalism has become agenda driven bias, children have become products owned by the state in defience of parent rights, the Supreme Court has become a defective illegal law making body(penumbra’s anyone) God and religion have been removed,neutered, or politicized, as the results can testify.

The issue is one of morality -we like being lied to when it suits our fallen nature and our selfish wants -age seems to not be a factor in this.

Don L on October 26, 2011 at 9:07 AM

we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’

We’d be better off!

infidel4life on October 26, 2011 at 9:35 AM