Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Wrong Reasons

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), also the losing vice presidential candidate with Mitt Romney, gave an interview to a local station in Wisconsin and summed up why they lost:

“I think the surprise was some of the turnout, some of the turnout especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race,” said Ryan to local station WISC-TV in his first post-election interview…. Ryan, though, said that the election was not a referendum on his budget proposals and ideas on reforming entitlement programs.

“I don’t think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare — we clearly didn’t lose it on those issues,” he said.

Nice dog-whistle there with the “urban areas” comment; we’d have won if all those minorities — y’know, the folks whose votes we were trying to suppress — hadn’t turned up.

And yes, Romney/Ryan did lose on the budget issues, because a combined 60% of those polled at the exits said they wanted to see tax rates increased on the rich or for everyone.

Mr. Ryan hedged his bets in the election and also ran for his seat in Wisconsin and won, so he’ll be around for a while.  I suspect the next time we’ll hear from him is when he takes a little trip to Iowa about a year from now.

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  1. Funny how he hedged his bet and while running for Vice President also ran for his seat in Wisconsin. It’s like he knew he was on a losing ticket and still wanted a job when it was all over.

    Still, he hasn’t gotten the message that America does not support his ludicrous budget reform proposals.

    Another Republican with his head in the sand.

  2. Try as I might, just once when a politician is asked a simple yes or no question, the answer were just one word. Like did you know you were on a losing ticket? Answer yes. Do you think the election was a referundum on the Ryan budger? Yes, see how simple that was.

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