Wednesday, August 15, 2012


THIS WINGNUT FROM THE NATIONAL REVIEW HAD THE AUDACITY to compare the JFK-LBJ ticket to Romney-Ryan, saying JFK picked LBJ for his vast legislative agenda. YES. Johnson brought to the ticket 12 years in the House (37-49), and 12 years in the Senate (49-61), in which he rose through the leadership ranks — Senate Majority Whip (51-53), Senate Minority Leader (53-55), Senate Majority Leader (55-61) — and, as chronicled by historian Robert A. Caro in Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, LBJ revolutionized the Senate majority position and his exercise of power.

Who is Paul Ryan and what has he done? The best weeping willow House Speaker John Boehner can muster is to lavish Ryan with faint praise, saying "he's not a knuckle-dragger." Wow. Now we know what Boehner REALLY thinks of the Teabagger Caucus. In 13 years as a Congressman, Ryan spent more time on his P90X workout and bulging biceps than on passing legislation. In all those years, I must REITERATE, Ryan passed TWO, COUNT 'EM, TWO bills: One, renaming post offices, and the other amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to modify the taxation of arrow components" (Ryan is a bow hunting enthusiast). Since 2010, Ryan has been Chairman of the House Budget Committee, passing an ideologically toxic right wing budget which guts the social safety net and KILLS Medicare by turning it into a voucher program.

Chris, two things: (1) As the OFFENSIVE Costa appearance on Hardball shows, today's National Review of Rich Lowry is nothing like the magazine founded by Bill Buckley. (2) You sat silently as Costa made an OUTRAGEOUS comparison, essentially allowing this right wing POLLUTION to permeate your little corner of sometime honest journalism and liberal opinion. Costa's ABSURD statement should have been challenged immediately. Instead, TYPICALLY, it went right over your head ON A TOPIC YOU KNOW. That's utterly shameful.

PS. — What I'd like to know is, did Ryan spend taxpayer's funds on Ayn Rand PULP FICTION to distribute to his interns and visitors?!

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