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Bill Moyers: In Paul Ryan, the Right at Last Has Their Man

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Ever since Barry Goldwater lost his bid for the presidency in 1964, the conservative movement has been looking for a choice, not an echo (Goldwater's mantra).

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John B (185)
Monday August 13, 2012, 3:50 pm
Thanks Kit for posting the Truthout article by Bill Moyers. His assessment of Romney and Ryan are right on target. The right may have their but as the last two lines in the article states "The country, too, now has a choice, not an echo. And that should add up to a definitive election in November." Obama/Biden 2012 is the only choice for this country. Read and noted.

Kit B (276)
Monday August 13, 2012, 3:50 pm
Photo: Ryan and Romney and WHO has center stage?

Ever since Barry Goldwater lost his bid for the presidency in 1964, the conservative movement has been looking for a choice, not an echo (Goldwater's mantra). Reagan came close, but compromised too often on taxes and back-slapped with Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill too often to give them total satisfaction. George W. was almost the putty-in-their-hands they'd craved, but the vast corruption he tolerated left a record they couldn't boast of, and his wild deficit spending (including two wars they allowed him to put on the credit card and the budget-busting Medicare prescription bill) frustrated their aim of reducing the government until it could be drowned in the bathtub.

Mitt Romney hasn't won their hearts either. He has shed so many of his previous positions in order to appease the Tea Party that he sounds as if he is reciting by rote Conscience of a Conservative — Goldwater's declaration of principles — and just might forget it all the morning after his inauguration.

This was never Romney's party, and without Karl Rove's shadowy money behind him, he would not have survived the primaries. So shape-shifting a figure was unlikely ever to inspire the front line troops in an election the Right sees as a showdown with the Anti-Christ at Armageddon. In this campaign, Romney is now the "the man who isn't there" – the dispensable one.

But in Paul Ryan, the Golden Boy from Janesville who schooled himself in the ideology of right-wing think tanks inside the Beltway, they finally have one of their own — a true believer for the new Gilded Age.

The country, too, now has a choice, not an echo. And that should add up to a definitive election in November.

By Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company | News Analysis | Truthout |


SuSanne P (193)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 6:53 am
Thank you so much Kit! I was going to write you a personal message re: this the other day, although I already KNEW the answer. Your ways of articulating THE TRUTH always seem to resonate with me as I FEEL it to be the truth without the endless amount of education, background in politics and facts you share with us.

Maurice Simoens (43)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 10:49 am
now we seen the real face of jerk romney,he choose a other jerk who raised taxed to the middle class and who eluminated taxes for the high incomes,how darte they,now we have to donate some dollars to help win obama for 2012,he obama is or only hope for america,vote obama 2012

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 1:24 pm
It took Karl Rove some time to run college republican courses all around the country to indoctrinate these nazi fascists.

Can he get them by the people? About 27% of our most brainwashed. Karl Rove = The 4th Reich = Paul Ryan = Willard Romney =...

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 3:45 pm
Thanks Kit--great post.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 3:46 pm
Thanks Kit--great post.

Carlene V (202)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 4:38 pm
Great post, thanks Kit.

Linda h (86)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 7:34 pm
Thanks. Kit.

Anne K (139)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 8:52 pm
Paul Ryan gets a 13 out of 100 in HSUS latest Scorecard on bills regarding Dog Fighting/Puppymills/horse slaughter.‏

Can you say Anti-ANIMALS ?
------> Paul Ryan scored a 13 out of 100. He REFUSED to vote on issues we have been trying to get passed for years :
He refused to vote for the bill concerning PUPPY MILLS,
He REFUSED to vote for CHIMPS in labs,
He DID vote AGAINST wildlife (big bow hunter).
He DID VOTE AGAINST ESA (ability to protect endangered species).

Kit B (276)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 8:59 pm

Thanks Anne, just another of many reasons why this guy is not for America.

Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 10:05 am
Romney/Ryan.....Be afraid Be very afraid!

Kit B (276)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 10:12 am

Don't be afraid, be courageous and find a way if you are affected the current trend to disallow your vote, to register and vote any way. VOTE! The League of Women Voters, and many others are working to help everyone get registered and be able to vote.

Deborah W (6)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:29 am
Tilting any further will cause a domino effect and once again level the playing field. What a thought!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 12:49 pm
Revealed: Romney Campaign’s Attempts to Deny Paul Ryan’s Insider Trading Don't Add Up

by Lynn Parramore / AlterNet

Team Romney wants you to believe Ryan didn’t really profit from privileged information. Look again.

Over the weekend, the Richmonder blog broke what looked like a whopper of a story: that Republican vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan had lined his pockets from information he had obtained from a now-legendary meeting that took place on September 18, 2008. On that day, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson broke the news to congressional leaders that they would have to approve a bailout to avert a complete meltdown of the financial system.

America was lurching toward catastrophe. But some folks were apparently thinking about their stock portfolios. Checking through Ryan’s financial disclosure reports, the Richmonder discovered that Ryan had sold the stocks of several major banks that day, while purchasing – surprise! – stock in Paulson’s old firm Goldman Sachs.

JL A (281)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:13 pm
What Corporation is going to launch a product in his honor like Mountain Dew was for Goldwater?

Vallee R (280)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 6:13 pm
Well Obama is a puppet - but Romney is a ... can't asay it ...

Barbara V (51)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:33 pm
Another snake in the ass--I mean grass.

Kit B (276)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 7:16 pm

A snake by any other name....
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