I am far from a Romney follower. I will vote for him because I think between Obama and him, at least Romney understands money. But I am not a fan of machine politics. Technically Romney should not be a candidate yet since he has not been to the convention to receive his delegates. Ron Paul has a lot of supporters and if the process were allowed to work properly would have given Romney a run for his money down in Tampa at the convention. But as it stands, the media has helped shape the machine politics of the Republican Party with the demand to know who they—the media– were going to offer to the American people. After Fox News pulled Judge Napolitano off his show FreedomWatch seemingly due to his constant support of Ron Paul it began to be clear that the reason so many people were disenchanted with politics is because the system is corrupt to its very core from the very top to the very bottom. Even on the conservative side there was an extreme desire for the status quo, and Mitt Romney represents the worst of this modern tendency to “shape” a president as opposed to allowing the democratic process to work within our republic. By studying how Romney has been placed into the presidential race by eliminating the competition around him so that by the convention in Tampa everything is a mere formality—part of the show—it is easy to understand how Obama became the most modern and sinister version of a Manchurian Candidate representing progressive politics rather than tradition.
And right on cue, the Republicans have offered Paul Ryan to appease conservatives like me and others who are eager for major financial changes as a running mate for Romney to energize the conservative base with unity. In fact Ron Paul supporters were told ahead of the convention not to speak to the media unless they had something nice to say about Mitt Romney, because it was important to show a united front. Basically, what they meant is if you can’t say something nice about Romney, then don’t come to the convention. Paul Ryan the fiscal budget wiz from congress is on the ticket to appease the “radicals” like me who simply want government to live within their means. But as Vice President Ryan won’t be able to do any damage to the actual Republican establishment so all will be safe for four more years.
Even so, I thought it was interesting to see The White House reaction to the announcement that Ryan is going to be on the Romney ticket. Ryan is the only politician who has even offered a budget to congress to help solve the massive wave of entitlement spending that is threatening the security of our nation. Ryan is hardly a radical, but has been painted as one, simply for suggesting reforms to American programs that are built on principles of Keynesian economics, which has been a dismal, unfettered, global failure. Shortly after the announcement of Ryan on the Romney presidential ticket I received the email seen below from the Obama gang. They see Ryan on the conservative ticket as a serious threat to the Obama presidency for good reason, and it is important to study the merit of their fears.
Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney’s running mate.
What you need to know right now: This election is about values, and today Romney doubled down on his commitment to take our country back to the failed policies of the past.
Congressman Paul Ryan is best known as the author of a budget so radical The New York Times called it “the most extreme budget plan passed by a House of Congress in modern times.” With Mitt Romney’s support, Ryan would end Medicare as we know it and slash the investments we need to keep our economy growing — all while cutting taxes for those at the very top.
Over the next few days, Romney’s campaign and its allies will tell a very different story about Paul Ryan.
Our job is to make sure Americans know the truth about what Romney’s choice says about him as a candidate and leader, and to stand with President Obama and Vice President Biden at another major moment in this campaign.
Say you’re with them:
Thanks for all you’re doing. More to come.
Obama for America
In this case the word “extreme” is used in the same way against Ryan that it has been used on a much smaller scale against me, and other tax reformers in public education that simply want Keynesian economics removed from government programs. When the Obama campaign discusses attacking the wage earners at the top and redistributing that income to those at the bottom they are in essence espousing their support of Keynesian economic policies created in England under the spread of Marxism throughout Europe. It is a communist concept, and in that letter to thousands of supporters, Jim Messina, campaign anger of Obama for America is promoting communism to his readers and sees free market economists like Paul Ryan as a literal demon to progressive economic theory.
I know a bit about this issue, and of a local connection that Paul Ryan has in the Cincinnati area through Rich Hart, Paul Ryan’s economic professor from the University of Miami in Oxford. I have been to several public speeches that Professor Hart has given, and have learned a lot about economics from him. Last year in fact I worked with my friend at 700 WLW Doc Thomson to get Hart on his radio show to talk about economics and the different theories there were along with the pros and cons of each. You can review that article and listen to that interview at the link below.
The short of it is that Paul Ryan has a budget plan that could work for America. It won’t stop the wheels of machine politics on both sides, a castigated media that has no editorial courage, or the spread of infiltrated communism within our government institutions, primarily our schools. But Ryan’s budget plan may very well fix Americas economic problems which are the biggest issues currently on the table. If the goal of a political party is the complete destruction of America, of course they don’t want someone like Ryan to be second in command at The White House. On the other side, machine Republicans are hoping that nothing happens to Romney so that he can maintain the status quo in The White House and keep the money flowing to them through crony capitalism—which is not the same as pure capitalism. Crony capitalism is an evil thing that has no place in politics from either side, but has rotted out any political legitimacy from the center out.
In this election the closest thing to reform that America will get is Paul Ryan, and it’s at least a start designed to appease the Tea Party groups and so-called radical reformers of economic policy. It doesn’t make me happy but does frame up who the lesser of the two evils are, and that is clearly those in the Obama camp. To see the manipulative dialogue they instantly put out against Ryan is exactly why the economy is currently faltering. Those idiots in The White House don’t have a clue as to how economics work even on a basic level. They should have attended a few classes with Rich Hart, Ryan’s economics professor at Miami University so they could at least have a basic understanding. But their goal is not to fix anything, it’s to collapse it, and Ryan on the presidential ticket is a threat to their intentions.
As a country, we are a long way from solving our most basic problems, but the first is at least the acknowledgment of a candidate in Ryan that is willing to expose the economic failures of the Obama administration on a large stage. And that much I support even though the Ron Paul supporters have been suppressed and stuffed into a dark corner as a way to avoid the truly tough reforms our country will have to go through at some point in time, or perish all together. Ryan has been offered like a sacrificial victim to the gods of the Tea Party as a way to preserve the Republican machine for just a while longer. The real reformers will be outside the convention under a gag order from the Republican Party to keep quiet and show a united front so that the evil monster Obama can be defeated. I get that, but I do it with the knowledge that once the Obama monster is defeated that the ally that fights Obama must also be slain in order for anything Paul Ryan suggests economically to actually be implemented in a political system corrupt with many monsters with many heads all running to the beat of machine politics.
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