Had we been attending Saving Private Ryan’s Steven Spielberg’s extraordinary movie, then Ryan’s budget would have got a chance for survival. Unfortunately, this is the Real World and Rep. Paul Ryan seems not to be in it with the rest of us.
Of course, his plan has crossed the House’s vote. What is for sure is in the Senate dance floor, the plan would be fired down. And the Republicans know this is exactly what is going to happen. Time for compromising will soon open the doors and the ball.
The last time Republicans wanted to teach Democrats about Economy, under the pretense they are better than them turned to the Democrats’ advantage. It was the 6th November, last year.
We welcome Gov. Romney’s comeback and his well-inspired advice to his GOP’s fellows : don’t repeat the mistakes I made during the campaign, particularly disdaining the people ; alternatively appearing heartless towards their social condition and difficulties and contemptuously disregarding « the minorities » living under public assistance premiums and eligible to medicare assistance with a so-called « Super Budget ».
This is not surprising from Gov. Romney as, he has proved during the campaign to be more tolerant than his teammate which happened to be Paul Ryan. In retrospect, this was not the best Romney’s choice. At the time of the pick, I was one of those praising Governor Romney. Days after, some analysts alerted that may be this choice was even worst than Palin’s Mc Cain heretical choice.
I can’t compare the two of them, as teammates, as the general context of choices is a key factor for the decision. Mc Cain wanted to counterbalanced his robotical image and extra military strenght assurance with a lovely female’s one. Young, refreshing, new and beautiful in the political national landscape were the criteria that led to Palin’s choice.
In 2012, it was another story. Romney, 63 was 11 years plus than President Obama. He has to fill the generation’s gap with a young promising politician’s figure. Ryan seems to fit the job. Eric Cantor could also suit the position. Probably Rubio also, as they are young promising GOP’s boys. Huntsman could have been a good choice either.
Apparently, Paul Ryan came out of this journey with zero change in mind and in views. So was Palin. What is wrong with GOP ? Senator McCain and Gov. Romney have got to sort this out. Jeb Bush is coming forward wiser and sharp. He could be the Best Man for the Republican’s next presidential fight, in case he survived the killing machine of GOP’s primaries. The last edition kept all the devilish promises of the exercice. It was like the chess game’s witch version of Harry Potter : FULL DESTRUCTION kind of « Full Metal Jacket » fire power by Stanley Kubrick.
At the time, senator McCain said that « GOP primaries were like a Greek Tragedy ». Paul Ryan’s budget is the second act of that.
Picture. President Barack Obama, Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talk together during a St. Patrick’s Day lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)