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Paul Ryan: Remarks To The Republican National Convention


…College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.  Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now.  And I hope you understand this too, if you’re feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.

None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers – a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.

Listen to the way we’re spoken to already, as if everyone is stuck in some class or station in life, victims of circumstances beyond our control, with government there to help us cope with our fate.

It’s the exact opposite of everything I learned growing up in Wisconsin, or at college in Ohio.  When I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life.  I was on my own path, my own journey, an American journey where I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself.  That’s what we do in this country.  That’s the American Dream.  That’s freedom, and I’ll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners…

The complete transcript is at MittRomney.com

Image and text H/T TheGatewayPundit

Update: Freedom’s Lighthouse, GOP Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan Takes the Fight Directly to Barack Obama in GOP Convention Speech



From PBS’s YouTube page:

Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan addressed the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, and pledges to take on tough issues, take responsibility and stick to their “founding principles.” Ryan characterized Obama administration big government. He said: “I was on my own path, a distinct journey, an American journey … that’s what we do in this country – that’s the American Dream. And I’ll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners,” Ryan said.

“And when Ryan riffed on the handful of jobs he briefly held, his Ayn Randian roots were clear.”

…If you believe the individual can think and decide for himself and pursue happiness as he defines it… you’re delusional — in [Joan] Walsh’s view. You see what she’s saying? She’s saying you didn’t build that — the very phrase Obama is straining to disown. You didn’t build that, you can’t build that, and you’re psychotic if you imagine that you can. She’s deeply into the collectivism the Democrats don’t want to openly embrace.  But she doesn’t think she’s openly embracing it. She thinks Ryan is paranoid to imply that the Democrats favor “the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.”…

Update 2Did Paul Ryan “lie” about Janesville plant?

“…it didn’t, unless George Bush was President in June 2009…So let’s go to the transcript, Feb 13, 2008 — which, in addition to showing Ryan to be exactly right in what he said, also highlights many of Obama’s very own lies…”

MSNBC’s newest race code-word “Chicago”

The Big Reveal: Only The Hounds of Hell Hear Dog-Whistles

“…I am now going to call this election cycle ‘The Big Reveal’. All is being exposed…”

Ryan’s Reaganesque Remarks Echo Nation’s Founding Principles

…two other passages which struck me, the first, Ryan ribbing his running mate for his choice in music. Can you imagine Joe Biden making fun of Barack Obama’s tastes in music (or anything else for that matter)?*

Perhaps, I should cite his conclusion where he harkened back to our nation’s “founding principles”, but it was this passage where he articulated one of those principles that really resonated with me:

…The choice is whether to put hard limits on economic growth, or hard limits on the size of government, and we choose to limit government…

Update 3: A PATHETIC DISPLAY: Fact-checking the factcheckers on Ryan’s speech.

“Clearly, the job of ‘fact checker’ in the mainstream media must not involve research skills. Nor does it take much in comprehension, because these supposed fact checks started with a misrepresentation of what Ryan actually said. Here are his actual words, emphasis mine.”…

Update 4: Obama Campaign On Paul Ryan RNC Speech: “He Lied” About The Stimulus Bill, “He Lied About Medicare. He Lied About The Deficit”… Oh, right. Except even the simplest among us can do a bit of research to know he didn’t lie. Guess that makes you, dear reader, a better than average journalist!

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