Why Ryan Terrifies the Left

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  1. LogikAndReazon
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    Paul Ryan terrifies the American Left.

    Which precisely explains the tones of hysteria coming from the Obama White House.

    The real question is why the Chicago Thugs have suffered such a public meltdown over Mitt Romney's choice of the young Wisconsin Congressman to be his vice-presidential running mate.

    And there is an answer. Three specific answers, actually.

    • Ronald Reagan: President Reagan today is an American hero. Poll after poll has Americans placing him in the pantheon of great American presidents, and occasionally at the top of the list.

    The admiration for Reagan has become such a part of American historical bedrock that even President Obama and likeminded professional leftists have essentially given up the ghost. When they mention Reagan at all, it is generally to play a sly game of casting Reagan as a moderate, pretending to salute him while taking a shot at some Republican for not being more like Reagan. Obama played this game four times in one speech back in April, effusively praising Reagan while casting Mitt Romney as some sort of wild-eyed extremist.

    No one is fooled.

    Ronald Reagan was and remains the Left's worst nightmare.

    Why?

    Because it was Ronald Reagan who both understood conservative philosophy and was repeatedly turning it into effective policy. It was Reagan who began the massive historical deconstruction of a century's worth of the Left's ideas on everything from economics to national security -- repeatedly proving them as unworkable as they were dangerous. Not to mention that he trounced Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and, through his vice president in 1988, Michael Dukakis. Three consecutive political landslides in which Reagan so changed America that by 1992 Bill Clinton ran as a "New Democrat" -- essentially portraying himself as Reagan-lite.

    As the assaults on Romney and Ryan abruptly escalate, it's more than worth a look back to put all of these attacks in perspective. To understand that the visceral nature of the attacks on Mitt Romney and now Paul Ryan is old news -- decades old in fact.

    Recall that when Reagan's hand went up to take the oath of office in January 1981, liberal economics had, by the end of 1980, produced:

    - An inflation rate of 13.58%

    - An unemployment rate of 7.4% that was climbing steadily on the way up to 9.6%

    - A prime interest rate of 21.50% -- an all time high.

    Reagan's answer to this mess -- as is Paul Ryan's today -- was a combination of tax cuts and budget cuts along with regulatory reform. His critics instantly derided this as "Reaganomics."

    And as today with Ryan and his "Path to Prosperity" -- aka "The Ryan Budget" -- the leftists in Congress and the media were merciless in savaging Reagan and his "Reaganomics."

    The American Spectator : Why Ryan Terrifies the Left
     
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    This is a puff piece about Ronald Reagan? Shouldn't the thread title match?
     
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    Yeah, just like Bachmann, Perry, Santorum, Palin, Cain, Gingrich.....the left is just terrified of all of them! Every last one, and more.

    Please get something original.
     
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    He does?
     
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    I have never seen a thread claiming that Romney terrified the left.

    Interesting.
     
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    We need more collectivist redistribution and bankrupt marxist social justice welfare programs...........

    Its the morally superior thing to do !!!!!!!! lol
     
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    Meanwhile, according to the latets polls, 74% of seniors ARE in fact terrified by Paul Ryan. Great pick, Mitt!:clap2:
     
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    No, you really just need to change the thread title to better match the thread content.
     
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    Something about Ryan's given the WH the willies and ditto for in here. Just look at all the hysterical threads the loser lefties crank out each day. It's kind of amusing albeit in a weird sort of way.
     
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    Democrats might be moving towards terrified, right now it's just panicked.

    What democrats fail to realize is that their dear leader is right. This is an election to determine the direction of the country. obama intends to take it all the way to socialism, the people are rejecting that, and now they are in trouble.
     

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