Everyone on the couch was swooning over the failed Vice Presidential Candidate and alleged policy wonk, Paul Ryan this morning. He asserted, like any good patriotic American, that he doesn't like the way the country is going and he, unlike the rest of Congress, has a plan. He is very dedicated to reelecting Republicans in 2014, especially Governor Scott Walker even if instead of creating jobs, Wisconsin lost 1,700 jobs in May and June of this year. He's still a Republican, after all, just as dedicated to destroying organized labor and regulating a woman's body as Paul Ryan is. The Wisconsin Congressman looked especially confident with a couchful of admirers, especially Hasselbeck, who looked at Ryan with boundless admiration.
What struck me as a strange coincidence is the similar description he ascribes to any use of Executive Orders by the president as lawless. Apparently, President Obama is as "lawless" as the looters are in the wake of revolt against the cops in Ferguson.
In February, Paul Ryan said, "we have an increasingly lawless president."
Ryan was especially lukewarm on the idea that Holder and the Justice Department are getting involved. He insists the local officials have a better grasp of the situation and know best how to quell unrest, as they have done a fine job of managing this crisis thus far. Ryan understands the problems of the inner-city just as well as the Ferguson P.D.: lazy, no-job-having, welfare-dependent men who are intent on perpetuating the cycle of poverty are going to cause trouble, and that's that. National politicians should stay out of it and let the local folks take care of this mess.
The elephant in the room: the code words used for black: inner-city and lawless which the Republican seems to favor when describing African Americans like President Obama.