Paul Ryan quickly learns how to emulate Mitt Romney’s flip-flops and falsehoods

In several respects, Paul Ryan already is showing himself to be a perfect fit for the Republican presidential ticket. He seems to be as adept as Mitt Romney at talking out of both sides of his mouth and peddling prevarications.

Take, for example, the issue of China manipulating its currency to the detriment of U.S. trade interests. Ryan accuses President Obama of not taking a hard line with China on such matters. But Ryan himself has consistently opposed measures to crack down on China. 

And then there’s the issue of the Stimulus Bill. Ryan voted against the measure but then actively sought to bring some of the benefits to his district on grounds that they would spur job growth. Such hypocrisy was not uncommon, but Ryan flatly lied about having lobbied for stimulus money.

There’s more HERE about these and other examples of Ryan’s emulation of Romney’s worst traits.



  1. If the stimulus story is the best the Democrats have they will fail.

    It sounds like an elected official doing a service for a consistuent to me. It’s hardly a breaking story either, it was reported here in Wisconsin in 2010.


    One of those Republicans is U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who has labeled the stimulus a “wasteful spending spree.”

    Using the Freedom of Information Act, the Wall Street Journal obtained letters from some Republicans supporting funding proposals.

    In Ryan’s case, he wrote a letter to the Department of Labor in support for a grant application that was submitted for an Energy Training Partnership Grant.

    Ryan, who is traveling in the Middle East, could not be reached for comment. But a spokesman provided this statement: “If Congressman Ryan is asked to help a Wisconsin entity applying for existing Federal grant funds, he does not believe flawed policy should get in the way of doing his job and providing a legitimate constituent service to his employers.”

    As it happens, the grant application was rejected, the spokesman said.

  2. Maybe the Obama’s should take back all the negative things they said about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. After all, Bain saved the historic site of their first date.

    I am sure the employees and shareholders of Baskin Robbins have sweet things to say about Bain.


    A 3,000-pound granite boulder now occupies the corner of Dorchester and 53rd Street, outside the ice cream parlor, bearing a quote about the couple’s first date.

    “On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate,” the inscription states.

    In 2011, Dunkin’ Brands raised $400 million for its IPO, according to The Associated Press. The IPO allowed it to pay off most of its $475 million in high-interest debt.

    As of June 30, 2012, Dunkin’ Brands had $3.174 billion in total assets. To help orchestrate the company’s turnaround, Bain and other private equity firms hired a new executive chef and new head of technology, and added health-conscious items to its subsidiary’s menus.

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was the CEO of Bain Capital from 1984 to 2002. He also co-founded the company.

  3. Ryan and Willard are definitely two of a kind. They follow the GOP way of lies and deceit and when caught they have their crisis team make something up.

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