Ryan shows once again what a whining little adolescent he is whenever he’s confronted with the reality of his hideous misanthropic philosophy…. He just refuses to admit that he doesn’t give a damn about the parasites, moochers and looters….Ryan is playing with fire and…Republicans are doing their usual hubristic self-immolation by following his lead. We’d better hope that’s right because if this infantile extremist ever gets into high office we’re all going to need to go Galt in a hurry.
The continued ascendance of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is indicative of the reality that the Conservative movement has been hijacked by a cabal of loud, aggressive, intolerant, and inflexible ideologues seemingly determined to destroy America in order to save it. Ryan is perhaps the most terrifying example of the Tea Party Conservatives who care little for the poor, the sick, the elderly, or anyone who for whatever reason drew the short straw in life’s lottery.
Mitt Romney’s selection of Ryan as his Vice-Presidential candidate should remove any lingering doubt of the complete and utter lack of humanity in today’s GOP. The idea that we’re all in this together- what many of us on the Left like to refer to as the Social Contract- is something today’s Republican Party disdains with a level of opprobrium normally reserved for pedophiles and sex offenders. Romney and Ryan would preside over the dismantling of social programs in favor of a “dog eat dog” economic model designed to weed out the weak. The idea that Americans have a collective responsibility to look out and care for one another is anathema to the slash-and-burn Tea Party Conservatives who, though a small minority, rule today’s GOP with an iron fist. Compassion is viewed as a sign of weakness, and concern for the sick, the poor, and the elderly is seen as a waste of public resources. Health care should be available in proportion to the size of your bank account, and government is to be dismantled in favor of allowing the free market to reign unchecked. In short, what the GOP seeks to create is government of, by, and for the 1%
Despite the degree to which both Romney and Ryan despise the poor and middle class, millions of them will vote for the GOP ticket, foregoing their own interests to cave to the propaganda and disinformation sown by Republicans and the media (yeah, I know; WHAT Liberal Media??). Americans will vote reflexively and without thought for a Presidential ticket that would happily sell them down the river.
Who says the American Sheeple can’t be kept scared and compliant?