Ryan on the American Tipping Point: it’s the socialism, stupid.
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This Americans for Prosperity commercial for Romney tries to capitalize on that feeling of disappointment. Listen carefully here. These people are saying things like:
They voted for Obama the first time with “no reluctance.” Obama had presented himself as “something different.” A woman says she hoped Obama would bring “new jobs.” They had bought into the “hope and change” mantra.
OK. Fine and dandy.
But none of this says to the watching television audience why all these views of today’s voters were inevitable. They were inevitable because based on Obama’s belief system the results could not possibly be otherwise.
There is no connecting the dots between Obama’s fundamental beliefs and the results Americans are now witnessing. Make that suffering.
Fundamental beliefs now more than obvious as expressed in Obama’s book Dreams from My Father. Beliefs seen as repeatedly nurtured in his associations with the socialist Weatherman radical and bomber Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, the black liberation theologian and longtime Obama pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and his youthful mentor the Communist Frank Marshall Davis.
If in fact running through the long litany of Obama’s associations with far-leftist extremists makes GOP consultants wince, at a minimum there needs to be a direct connection made between Obama’s belief system and the results of his presidency.
It is simply not enough to say, as Governor Christie did in his keynote speech, that:
“It doesn’t matter how we got here.”
I confess to hear this from Governor Christie of all people was nothing short of astonishing.
It most certainly does matter how we got here.
We got here because left-leaning housing policies on everything from Fannie Mae to Freddie Mac to the Community Reinvestment Act caused “the mess” that Mr. Obama inherited. Elected amid the resulting disaster, the new president was instantly true to his own leftist radical roots.
Everything that has poured forth from the Obama Administration since Day One in terms of both policy and personnel— the stimulus, Obamacare, the high unemployment rates, the cost of gas, the Van Jones kerfuffle, the $16 trillion debt, the conduct of the Holder Justice Department on illegal immigration and the refusal to prosecute the New Black Panthers — every last bit of this and more can be sourced directly to the core beliefs of socialism and radical leftism.
Let’s let the GOP’s new vice presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan, explain why this matters. In his book Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders (co-written with Congressmen Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy) Ryan recognizes the need to connect the dots between Obama’s beliefs and Obama’s results when he says this (bold emphasis Ryan’s) of what he calls “The Tipping Point”:
In fact, Washington’s self-proclaimed Progressives see the crisis in spending and debt coming just as clearly as we do. The difference is, they’re not interested in applying the brakes. They want to see America hurtle past the point of no return. They welcome the level of government spending and the level of government control in our lives that’s necessary for a European-style welfare state. Their paternalistic philosophy calls for a self-reinforcing expansion of government. This isn’t just a narrow political ploy on their part, although an ever-growing population dependent on government is good for the party of government. In advocating government-controlled health care and a national energy tax, Progressives are showing the zeal of their ideological convictions. They truly believe the best course for America is to abandon the idea for a model much like the European Union.