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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:47 AM

John Nichols: Paul Ryan's Rapid Rewrite of Election History


from The Nation:



Paul Ryan's Rapid Rewrite of Election History
John Nichols on November 14, 2012 - 9:38 AM ET


Paul Ryan, who famously suggested that the General Motors plant in his hometown closed because of Obama administration policies when it actually closed under President Bush, is now going for an even bigger rewrite of history.

He is claiming that his austerity agenda -- at least the part that makes tax cuts for the rich the supreme imperative -- remains popular. Indeed, to hear Ryan tell it, those ideas almost prevailed.

In an ABC News interview a week after the election, Ryan was asked whether President Obama has a mandate to call for raising taxes on the rich. "I don't think so," said Ryan, who argued that, "This is a very close election."

Ryan rejects the notion that his ideas lost. Indeed, he says of the Republican ticket: "It was a well-run campaign. We made this campaign about big ideas and big issues, which is the kind of campaign we wanted to run, so we ran the kind of campaign we wanted to run." ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thenation.com/blog/171238/paul-ryans-rapid-rewrite-election-history



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:49 AM

1. In other words

His ideas got spanked, and he's desperate to hide the red marks.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:49 AM

2. He's still floating down that river in Egypt, I see.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:54 AM

3. Ryan-Palin 2016!

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:01 AM

4. YES

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:02 AM

5. Paul Lyan Ryan caught in republican Mudslide

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