Paul Ryan Promises Vice Presidency in Cheney Tradition

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Paul Ryan Promises a Vice Presidency in the Dick Cheney Tradition

If you’re nostalgic for the good old days of Dick Cheney, the shadowy puppetmaster who pulled the strings and levers behind the scenes, who called for the invasion of Iraq based on the misleading claims that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction — including nuclear weapons, who curtailed domestic civil liberties protected by the U.S. Constitution, who outed then CIA agent Valerie Plame and who cursed at a respected senate colleague during a class photo, then you might want to consider voting for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Tuesday.

According to an article in the New York Times:

Rep. Paul Ryan may have largely disappeared from the national spotlight down the campaign homestretch, ceding attention to Mitt Romney. But if the Republican ticket prevails (God help us all), Mr. Ryan plans to come back roaring, establishing an activist vice presidency that he said would look like Dick Cheney’s under President George W. Bush.

The ardent budget hawk would:

[Dedicate] most evenings to dinners with senators and House members of both parties, aides said, as he steps into the role Mr. Romney promised: architect of a Romney administration’s drive to enact a budget that shrinks the government and overhauls programs like Medicare.

Ayn Rand is smiling up from Hell at her accolade.

However, Democratic lawmakers who have worked with Mr. Ryan said Ryan has no record of compromise. According to Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) a member of the House Budget Committee that Mr. Ryan heads, “He lives in an ideological bubble. I’ve been on the Budget Committee two other times. The lack of bipartisanship was striking.”

Yep, sounds like just like Dick Cheney.

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9 Responses to Paul Ryan Promises Vice Presidency in Cheney Tradition

  1. Seabec says:

    If the Democrats lose a few seats in the Senate then, Paul Ryan would become the tie-breaking vote and he would basically be able to push through anything, up to and including the destruction of our Medicare system and possibly even Social Security.

  2. The Real Adam says:

    Paul Ryan is an empty suit with a copy of Ayn Rand’s The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism under one arm and a copy of Ayn Rand’s Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal under the other arm.

    This clown much not be allowed anywhere near the vice presidency.

  3. Dick Cheney was the most reviled and controversial vice president in history.

    Methinks this declaration should cost Mitt Romney at least 4 points in the final vote tally. Few people like Cheney and fewer people want Cheney 2.0 for the next 4 years.

    But we won’t really know until Tuesday, Nov. 6th.

  4. Insouciant says:

    You have to wonder where someone like Paul Ryan originates? He’s just not normal. He’s the type of man who would tell a homeless person siting on the ground on a cold winter day to get a job and then laugh as he walked away.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    Insouciant – I think Ryan would kick the homeless person and then laugh. He’s a psychopath.

  6. Estacada says:

    Ryan was chosen by Romney because Chris Christie turned Romney down. Christie has his eye on the 2016 presidential race and he’s smart enough to not tie his ample political futures to a loser like Romney.

    As for Ryan working across party lines, show me? Show me one example.

  7. feminazi says:

    The good news is, Ryan will never get a chance to be VP. His ticket will not prevail tomorrow.

  8. Scott Dancer says:

    Wolf Boy has an active imagine, like many adolescents.

    But the fact is, he will never have a chance to play Cheney 2.0 and host swell dinners with members of Republicans and Democrats because he’s not going to be vice president.

    Maybe in his tree house in his backyard in Janesville, WI but not in Washington DC.

  9. RJ 40 says:

    Seabec… Ryan is in the House of Representatives. His vote has Nothing to do with the Senate. A tie is the Senate is decided by The Vice President.

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