President Obama and I agree completely on exactly one thing, and it concerns the upcoming November election:
It’s not just a choice between two candidates or two political parties. More than any other election, this is a choice about two different visions for the country, for two different directions of where America should go. And the direction that we choose, the direction that you choose when you walk into that voting booth in November, is going to make a difference not just in your life, but in the lives of your children and in the lives of your grandchildren. It will make a difference for decades to come.
With Mitt Romney’s naming of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, team Obama is apparently tickled pink that they can contrast their vision for America against that of a radical ideologue and the ugly capitalist that supported his budgetary plan. Not missing a beat, Obama’s promoters are already running ads on Google saying “Fight back against Paul Ryan’s radical agenda” and variations thereof.
I say bring it on.
Paul Ryan will force a detailed, fact-based national conversation and referendum on what has to be the most spectacular failure of an “economic plan” ever witnessed by a developed nation. And I should add, the most tragic, as the productive lives of millions of unemployed and under-employed people hang in the balance, not to mention the trillions of dollars of national wealth that stands to be made or wasted.
For three plus years, Obama and his lackeys have made the case that the path to national greatness starts with and runs back through government. By any mean necessary, they have sought to do what they indeed promised, namely, to “fundamentally transform America.” If Ryan is an “ideologue”, one would have to use that term with Obama as well.
Conceptually, I have no problem with the term “ideologue.” In the political sphere, the word is typically used when talking about a person who operates from principles with which one vehemently disagrees with. But what anyone should have a problem with, what is truly radical, is the promotion of an ideology whose historical record has never produced the goals one is supposedly trying to achieve.
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