Sunday, November 4, 2012
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.