Ryan’s Vision; Bachmann’s Courage

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Amid a Congress of baby steps, Paul Ryan strides like a giant.

In a party of timidity, hand-wringing and hesitation, Michele Bachmann roars like a lioness.

Together, Ryan and Bachmann are the core of the new, young Republican Party in the making, rising — as Gingrich did in 1994 — from the ashes of the discredited establishment.

Rep. Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget blueprint is a thing of beauty. Stepping boldly on the third rails of our politics, he outlines a vision for a return to free enterprise and limited government that would have made Thomas Jefferson’s heart proud. His proposal to block-grant Medicaid and turn it over to the states breathes new life into federalism and gives us back the 10th Amendment. If courageous governors like Scott Walker of Wisconsin, John Kasich of Ohio, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Mitch Daniels of Indiana and Rick Scott of Florida can wrest education from the control of the labor unions and Ryan can free Medicaid from the feds, we can have state government again in America. His proposal to let the states determine eligibility and benefits and to let them experiment with Health Savings Accounts uses the laboratory of federalism to test solutions to our healthcare crisis — the opposite of the one-size-fits-all socialism of ObamaCare.

No less significant is Ryan’s plan to return non-defense discretionary spending to below its 2008 levels, reducing the cost and, inevitably, the power of Washington. By repealing ObamaCare, reining in the Environmental Protection Agency and rolling back the stimulus spending, he would scrub the budget clean of the scars of the Obama presidency.

His Medicare proposal repeals the $500 billion of cuts in healthcare to the elderly over the next 10 years that financed ObamaCare and implements vast savings in the program a decade hence. Any cuts in the federal budget over the next decade are, of course, conjectural. When one goes further out, it is fanciful. But Ryan shows us how to do it when we get there.

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  • geez

    We need to do whatever it takes to get Ryan, Bachmann and others like them out in front of the party. They have what it takes to get us back on track and prosperous. Boehner doesn't have the backbone to get it done, all the booze and spray tan in the world won't give him a backbone. He's part of the problem not part of the answer. Get out of the way Mr Speaker, your day has come and gone… you've failed to stand up to evil. The good ole boys club is going to be dismantled and it's people like Ryan and Bachmann that will get the job done. God Bless them, let's show them we believe in what they are doing and saying by voting the Muslim Brotherhood out of the White House in 2012. Pick up at least 4 people and get them to the voting booth.

  • Chezwick_mac

    I just hope Republicans begin phrasing the argument in concepts that transcend dollars and cents. For example, every time a lib denounces Republican budget cuts as "hurting the children"…Republicans should respond by pointing out the hypocrisy and immorality of pretending to defend children while at the same time destroying their future by saddling them with $trillions in debt.

    • Maxie

      So true! The problem is that the D's have the Media Megaphone to endlessly blare their propaganda over the country. Recall the NYT kept the relatively minor Abu Ghraib incident on the front page for a month as if it was the Katyn Forest massacre. The R's need to set up a full time PR megaphone of their own to push the truth with some flair – not the stodgy, time-worn bean-counting (we can do it for less) approach that's been used to no good effect for decades.

  • Stephen_Brady

    Will someone please tell folks like Michael Medved that tim Pawlenty is a non-entity that will not get the nomination, and is vulnerable on the issue of Sharia law? Bachmann has my support, and we can get the job done with her courage and Paul Ryan's principled stand on the issue that is destroying our nation.

  • Supreme_Galooty

    Nobody cares a whit about that pee brane Chris Mathews except back-bencher conservative talk show hosts who need to generate some enthusiasm by publicizing his inanities. The same goes for other leftist automatons who populate the sewers of American media. My point here is that when the talking becomes passe and action is de rigueur, caucus results in Iowa and primary results in New Hampshire may paint en entirely different picture of where Americans actually live.

    Look sharp. Feel sharp. BE sharp. File your head to a point, and you too can denounce Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, or Paul Ryan as inconsequential.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    Ryan's Vision? Bachmann's Courage?

    To learn more about "Bachmann's courage" see this letter:
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/Bachmann.htm

    It was on her watch that the treasonous deal was made and the illegitimate pResident was staged in the White House. And she keeps to obfuscate and cover for this crime until this very moment.

    Core of the "new" young "Republican" what?!

    There is nothing new nor anything "Republican" in the treasonous demoGOP party. It must be destroyed as the only way for America to survive. To destroy it we need the "shock and awe" exposure of their criminal past and present deals with the goal to dismantle the Constitution and the country.
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/Infamy.htm

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    It was exactly GOP which placed this comrade into the White House including Mrs. Bachmann exemplifying the "best", as you said. She did it then and keeps doing it now (see the letter to her).

    It is true, that American people are incapable of electing an independent candidate because they blindly believe as though only a candidate of a Big One can win.

    But here is only one demoGOP Soros party. And yes, it must be destroyed completely as a culprit of the most arrogant anti-Constitutional coup.

    And you are trying to bring a typical demoGOP demagogy, exemplified by this polemic:
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/DialogWithGOPHack.ht

    • Old Bob

      I'm not quite sure what you said, but I'm pretty sure I disagree with it.

    • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

      I said the following:

      1) GOP conspired in planting the impostor into the White House. GOP is guilty in the most egregious violation of the Constitution ever.

      2) The above took place on Mrs. Bachmann's watch. She covers up for GOP. She is guilty as said.

      3) GOP has little to do with conservativism. In fact GOP is trying to penetrate into ranks of conservatives making them believe as though GOP represents them, while in reality it undermines them.

      4) Here exists in fact only one demoGOP party owned by Soros and the likes. This party must be destroyed to give a way for emergence of new parties capable to win the election for candidates like Donald Trump.

  • wsk

    I agree with you that the GOP has very little to do with conservatism. But we need to change the Party from within. The rest of your post is inane twaddle.

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