The Voucherizer, Paul Ryan, former VP Candidate under Willard Romney, is held in high esteem by his ex-running mate. Paul Ryan forgot how to reciprocate that admiration as it was widely alleged that his nickname late in the campaign for Willard was The Stench. Yes, the same man who got his stench all over Ryan during the failed 2012 campaign for RMoney's quest to fulfill the White Horse Prophecy is praising him to the hilt, even after his advisers learned of the Policy Wonk's betrayal. This was printed that year in Politico.
The Romney campaign was furious. But Ryan reportedly said, “Let Ryan be Ryan and let the Stench be the Stench.”
Jake Tapper, host of State of the Union on CNN asked Willard to give his two cents about the quagmire that is the leaderless GOP House of Representin.' Apparently, Mittens is well aware of the current cesspool that is the House Freedom Caucus, whose lily-white members are more interested in government sabotage than doing their jobs.
"There are some in our party who think the best approach is throwing bombs. The problem with bomb-throwing so far is that most of the bombs have landed on our own team. That doesn't help."
In case anyone has forgotten, Ryan's quest to rid the nation of the VERY popular 'socialist' program known as Medicare was inherently flawed. It was so idiotic, even the Cosmo Centerfold Senator from Massachusetts found it unpalatable after reviewing it. Ryan had the gall to order the arrest of his own constituents for asking him about his plan, as the Wisconsin fitness guru would not permit face to face interaction with the commoners. This particular incident was further tarnished with his flippant mocking of an elderly man's blood pressure medicine. THAT'S a policy wonk?
Willard Romney heaps effusive praise on Ryan.
"We need Paul in two spots at once. You know, there haven't been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the White House, so I'd hate to lose him as a potential contender down the road for the White House. But he is such a man of such talent and such integrity and character that he's a real resource for the country."
I suppose his talent for taking the tax burden off the ultra-wealthy and putting it on the backs of poor seniors impresses the man he selected from a large field of potential VP nominees.
The fact that he is the only Great White Hope for the GOP is very telling. Romney continues,
"From my own standpoint, I see Paul as one of the people coming along that has the potential to lead our country. And if he became speaker of the House in the near-term, that's also a crucial role,"
Willard noted that there's not been any Speaker of the House who has successfully went on to win a POTUS race, so he's concerned about soiling Ryan's resume.
"So whether it's now for the speakership or whether instead we see him hold on and ultimately become potentially a candidate for president, I don't know."
Mr. Etch-A-Sketch, who said he was opposed to cloning human embryos, would support cloning his buddy Paul so he could run for both the Speaker and POTUS. It's de rigueur for Romney to change his positions with the political winds: he was for it in 2002, against it in 2008, than magically for the research in 2012, but with the anti-cloning caveat.
'I support stem cell research. I do not support creating new embryos for the purpose of taking away the life of that embryo, and taking stem cells from those embryos.'
He was acerbic towards Hillary Clinton's comment that Republicans are one of her biggest enemies, because we have to pretend that the GOP hasn't been the most obstructionist, stonewalling party in the history of our country. He likes to work with Democrats, so much so that he attended that fateful meeting of the GOP 'elite,' organized by strategist Frank Luntz on January 20, 2009 where they took an oath to sabotage the U.S. economy and take part in blocking EVERYTHING that the duly elected President Obama attempted. Sorry Willard, we remember. We pay attention. We are not Republicans.