Hmm.... Does Ryan like the idea of democracy anywhere? Wisconsin labor protests ‘like Cairo,’ GOP’s Paul Ryan exclaims | The Raw Story Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a rising star in the Republican Party, on Thursday equated the protests against his home-state Gov. Scott Walker's (R) budget plan to the world-historic demonstrations in Egypt that last week led to the fall of President Hosni Mubarak. "He's getting riots. It's like Cairo's moved to Madison these days," Ryan said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."