Ryan has branded himself well, so well that he has parlayed himself into contention for his party's vice presidential nomination.
To get that nomination, however, Ryan must count on the prospect that the party that takes as its symbol the memory-rich elephant will suddenly suffer a spell of forgetfulness.
That's because the Republican congressman from Janesville, for all his bluster, is anything but a consistent advocate for fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.
He is, in fact, a consistent big spender — at least when Wall Street, the insurance industry and the military-industrial complex call.
A steady vote for unwise bailouts of big banks, unfunded mandates and unnecessary wars, few members of Congress have run up such very big tabs while doing so little to figure out how to pay the piper.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Paul Ryan: Fiscal Hypocrite!
H/t John Nichols and the Capital Times!