(Fred Weinberg/The Penny Press) – It’s About Ideas Versus Buffoonery.
OK. Game on.
With Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential nominee, America’s voters are being presented with a very clear choice. And it’s not the liberal vs. conservative choice you’re thinking I’m going to suggest.
That choice is certainly there, but there’s a much more important choice to make and the Romney campaign needs to emphasize it.
Summed up neatly, the question is do you want to spend the next four years with people in the White House who understand government and policy and are professionals or do you want people in the White House who are driven purely by ideology—an ideology which much of America rejects. Our nerds vs. their cool guys.
Simply put, do you want somebody in the White House who you may occasionally disagree with but you know understands what his job is and what he is doing?
Or, do you want the proven buffoonery of Barack Obama and his posse?
Forget ideology. Forget likability.
How about competency?
Can you seriously look anybody in the eye and tell them that the Obama administration has a clue what it is doing?
On election night, the new President told us, “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.”
Turns out that almost four years later, the only thing which has really changed is the level of competency in the White House. There is none.
Whatever else you feel about Paul Ryan, he is an uber policy wonk. And whatever you feel about Mitt Romney he is an extremely competent Chief Executive.
Philosophically, Romney and Ryan fall on the side of limited government—a government we can afford.
Like a lot of things about Barack Obama, we’re not sure what he REALLY thinks, but we have the empirical evidence of his performance in the White House. He appears to believe in spending money we don’t have on government we don’t want or need. He has no training in economics, he has no background in governing anything bigger than a cell of organizers and he has done nothing in the past four years which would tell us he deserves another term.
You’ll notice that he’s not running for re-election on his record. He’s still blaming George W. Bush for the failings of the past four years. His administration has selectively leaked national security secrets to make him look like a strong Commander in Chief at a potential cost of thousands of American lives. He sent his rabid attack dog, our own Harry Reid, out to literally tell lies about Romney from the Senate floor so he couldn’t be sued for libel to the embarrassment of the entire state of Nevada.
After telling us in 2009 that “if I don’t have this done (fix the economy) in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition,” the fact is that he has increased the national debt past $15-TRILLION and unemployment remains above 8%. Real unemployment is probably about 17%, if you include people who are no longer looking for a job or have taken a job for a fraction of what they were making previously.
Yet for all that, the Obamaites spent the weekend parroting their silly little talking points like Paul Ryan wants to end Medicare as we know it. And that Mitt Romney hasn’t released 10 years of tax returns. In Fact, Debbie Schultz (only one last name in this paper), the chair of the Democratic National Committee, told Fox News’ John Roberts that a TV spot where a guy accused Mitt Romney of causing his wife to die of cancer legitimately opened up questions. She sounded like Donald Duck defending Goofy.
Romney brought in a serious player. Ryan is a little too young to become President, except in an emergency, but he’s current the chair of the House Budget Committee and he’s forgotten more about economics than Barack Obama has ever tried to learn. That’s where his expertise is needed.
A President is only as good as the people who he surrounds himself with. One Paul Ryan is worth Obama’s entire cabinet. And then some.