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Old 08-17-2012, 10:56 PM
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Paul Ryan does not much resemble Newt Gingrich to look at, but, like Gingrich, he's the stupid person's idea of what a smart person sounds like. The two men approach questions to which they don't have answers in strikingly similar fashion: First, they alter the premises of the question, subtly attributing the change not to an ideological disagreement but to the questioner's perhaps well-intentioned ignorance. Then they dive into a glib answer that sounds detailed and intimidatingly smart, but upon dissection it turns out to contain little actual substance. Gingrich uses flowery abstractions; Ryan uses numbers and statistics. But all those numbers and statistics are used in the service of evasion.
Hume: When will we see Romney plan in all its particulars laid out?
Ryan: You have seen more details from Mitt Romney on fiscal policy, on saving entitlements, on getting back to work than the incumbent president of the United States has offered.
Hume: Well, wait a minute, he proposed a full-blown budget.
Ryan: His budget didn't even try to balance the budget.

How's that for running away from a question? First lie, then when called out for it, change the subject...

And this is what passes for a Republican who's serious and knowledgeable about policy.

Daily Kos: Paul Ryan admits 'We haven't run the numbers' on Romney-Ryan budget plan, but trust him, it's great

If I were in the mood, I'd photoshop a photo of Romney/Ryan on a gypsy caravan wagon peddling large bottles of their snake oil.

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