In case you missed it, here's Paul Ryan's convention speech (transcript here):
Ryan is for real, or what the pundits refer to as "authentic." He has conducted his life and career in such a way that he doesn't have to pretend he's someone else. Refreshing, huh?
We were gratified to hear him directly take on Obama's record. Some choice bits:
President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promisesThat's Obama's world in a nutshell.
on the record, and then calls that the record.
But we are four years into this presidency. The issue is
not the economy that Barack Obama inherited, not the economy as
he envisions, but this economy that we are living.
College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in
their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and
wondering when they can move out and get going with life.
(APPLAUSE) [. . .]
None of us -- none of us have to settle for the best this
administration offers, a dull, adventureless journey from one
entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country
where everything is free but us.
Ryan's lovely 83 year-old mother was in the audience. Funny, she doesn't seem to resent his scheme to push her off a cliff at all!
Tweeters last night were joking about Biden's likely terror at the prospect of debating Ryan. But I don't think Joey B. has enough sense to be afraid. His ego is impregnable, and he's pretty sure his IQ is a lot higher than Ryan's. There will be no holding him back.
More highlights here from Guy Benson, including this:
When I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life. I was on my own path, my own journey, an American journey where I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself. That’s what we do in this country. That’s the American Dream. That’s freedom, and I’ll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.And this:
Obamacare comes to more than two thousand pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees, and fines that have no place in a free country.***
Thanks to MichelleMalkin.com for the link.
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