Sunday, December 29, 2013

the guy from Argentina vs. the Republican Party

In this corner, the boy genius of the Republican Party.

"The guy is from Argentina, they haven't had real capitalism in Argentina. They have crony capitalism in Argentina. They don't have a true free enterprise system." — Congressman Paul Ryan, boy genius of the Republican Party quoted in an hour long interview with reporters and editors of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The article was mostly concerned with a casino. He also told them he wants to chair the House Ways and Means Committee. He has not made a decision to run for the presidency, and is waiting until after the November election to say.

Yes, i remember the Vice-President, Joseph Biden, in October 2012 making Ryan cringe. Ryan could only comfort himself by drinking water. Joseph Biden did what Barack Obama did not do. He challenged nearly every lie that his opponent uttered. He made Ryan uncomfortable. He showed the Republican his hypocrisy.

A season earlier, Sister Simone Campbell, of the social justice 'lobby' NETWORK, argued for a 'Faithful Budget'. She and a group of Catholic sisters travelled across the Mississippi to the Potomac (Nuns on the Bus), across the rustbelt to the citadel of government. The journey started at Des Moines, Iowa on June 18th, and they continued to the nation's capital. On the second day, there was a stop at Janesville, Wisconsin. Janesville is the home of the Republican budget guru, Rep. Paul Ryan.

Now, Biden, Campbell, and the guy from Argentina are co-religionists of Paul Ryan, supposedly. He can not defeat them in an argument, or in sincerity. Ryan is a propagandist whose philosophy comes from Ayn Rand, whom he made his staff read. Jesus' Sermon on the Mount discourse is a few sentences. Dropping Rand on your foot, would make it smart. Reading Rand has a contrary effect.

"Ayn Rand, more than anyone else, did a fantastic job of explaining the morality of capitalism, the morality of individualism. And this to me is what matters the most: it is not enough to say that President Obama’s taxes are too big or that the health care plan does not work, or this or that policy reason. It is the morality of what is occurring right now; and how it offends the morality of individuals working for their own free will, to produce, to achieve, to succeed that is under attack." — Congressman Paul Ryan
One of the many things that Pope Francis is doing, is lessening the strength of the Republican Party of the United States, and he is doing so by not referring to the party at all. Francis is speaking of the programme of Jesus. His programme is not that of Mammon. I am calling it, cognitive dissonance. He has some of them rattled; but i suspect many "Catholics" have been challenged as their fellow Republicans have been. Do you remember some of the old fire emergency boxes that had a wee hammer on a chain, and the words "Break Glass"?
postscriptum: Immediately after this posted, i was struck by an additional thought. We know Ryan is ambitious, there is a particular disgusting quality about his person. I saw this type at university, a snotty, mean smugness based not on ability but on assumed privilege. These were frat rats, they were not academically solid, but themselves expected to receive good grades and were contemptuous of scholarship. The bread was buttered for them, and they had no respect for those that gathered grain, or baked the ovens. A particularly nasty duo would be Paul Ryan, and the unctuous lying creep Eric Cantor. What an awful ticket — Ryan, Cantor. Both are young, and are shills for the grossest of greed. Both lie without limit. They have vitality, audacity, and no honor — a dream ticket in the sick mind of the Republicans to go for youth. They would go on to great defeat, but the thought of them in power makes me want to wretch bile from a gall bladder that does not exist.

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