great takedown of the hyprocisy of paul ryan

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Norah O'Donnell Grills Paul Ryan Over Defense Spending Cuts (VIDEO)

    CBS News' Norah O'Donnell put Paul Ryan's feet to the fire for criticizing President Obama for defense spending cuts after he supported them himself.

    Mitt Romney's "Meet the Press" appearance put the cuts back in the spotlight on Sunday. The candidate said that Republicans made a "mistake" when they agreed to a debt ceiling deal that would decrease defense spending by $500 billion over the next ten years.

    O'Donnell did not give Ryan on an easy pass on the issue. "He's talking about you because you voted for those cuts, correct?" she asked him.

    Ryan said that he voted for the cuts because he was trying to find "common ground" with the Democrats to reduce the budget deficit. He added that he wrote a bill that would have reduced spending elsewhere and prevented "the president’s irresponsible, devastating defense cuts."

    O'Donnell continued to press Ryan, saying that the defense cuts were part of the Budget Control Act and that he supported the act. She went a step further and quoted him calling the legislation a "victory" and a "positive step forward."

    "So, you voted for defense cuts, and now you’re criticizing the president for those same defense cuts that you voted for and called a victory," O'Donnell said.

    "The goal was never that these defense cuts actually occur," Ryan responded. He said that he supported a sequestration measure, which would have triggered automatic cuts if the supercommittee did not reach a deal. O'Donnell said that the act also contained $1 trillion in immediate cuts, including the defense cuts.

    "And you also voted for those, and now you're saying you didn't vote for them?" she asked. He said that the Obama administration proposed $478 billion in defense cuts, in addition to cutting about $500 billion in defense from the sequestration.

    "Right. A trillion dollars in defense spending, and you voted for it!" O'Donnell shot back.

    "No, Norah. I voted for the Budget Control Act."

    "That included defense spending!"
  2. O'Donnell is simple minded
  3. wildchild


    Hypocrisy would be a smoker and his wife lecturing everyone else about their health decisions.
  4. Ryan has become an absolute joke,and I'm loving it.He supports something while campaigning...then his voting record is brought up and its the absolute opposite.Democrats and the media are showing what a lying asshole he is over and over again
  5. wildchild


    "Great spirits have always encountered violent oppostion from mediocre minds." Einstein
  6. Brass


    Yeah, but on the plus side, those mediocre minds sure know how to throw a Tea Party.
  7. Brass


    Which is why Biden will be able to eviscerate him during the debate by doing little more than showing up.
  8. Lucrum


    In your simple mind just showing up IS winning.

    I wonder if he can show up sober, for Biden that WOULD be a win.

    Of course I'm not voting for Biden regardless. And neither are YOU. LOL
  9. Hypocrisy is a priest giving marriage advice
    Hypocrisy is an alcoholic tell you not to drink
    Hypocrisy is a drug addict telling you not to use drugs.

    The context of the advise or action makes all the difference.
  10. +1
    #10     Sep 11, 2012