cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
It is official; Paul Ryan is the choice to run with Mitt Romney for Vice President of the United States.
This is the ‘bold’ choice many said that Romney had to make. This is a huge step up the ladder for Ryan, and he and his family will be pilloried from now at least through the November elections. Grandmothers going over cliffs will probably be among the nice things his opponents will conjure up.
The Democrat spokespeople were everywhere this morning and the pillorying has begun.
Our country is in a very bad economic position and something must be done to reverse that set of problems. We are plainly spending money we don’t have and creating more and more ways to consume more money that we don’t have. The current ‘solution’ is simply to raise taxes on the ‘rich’ while we waste huge amounts. The $535 Billion ‘investment’ in Solyndra is but one relatively small example.
Our President appears to want us to become more like Europe even as Europe fights to find the magic bullet to curtail its headlong spin into continental bankruptcy. When the question “are you better off now than you were four years ago?” is asked, there is but one answer that most of us can provide if we are being honest. We are not better off in spite of the three and one-half years of ‘hope and change’.
We are regularly treated to the admonition that all our problems are the fault of the last President, but that ignores the reality that most every measure is worsening rather than improving. The policies being followed by this Administration are failing, and the Administration’s answer is to create even more of these kinds of policies and to keep pouring more money into the useless programs and bailouts that we’ve seen in this three and one-half years.
President Obama said that if things weren’t better on the employment scene in three years, he’d be a one-term President. They aren’t better and he should be, but he seems to forget that he made that statement. It is all George Bush’s fault. Raising taxes will simply make the problems of unemployment worse and will drag the economy even further down the rat hole than it has already gone.
What had seemed an ugly brawl to this point now promises to get a whole lot uglier. The talking heads are at it on every liberal channel you care to tune to and the announcement of Ryan’s selection is but a few hours old.
We have just less than fourteen weeks to go before the Presidential election. Buckle your chin straps.