Paul Ryan, a scam artist to the core, but my question is why is anyone surprised? Have the republican’s ever proven to not be scam artist when it comes to politics?
I am calling Ryan a liar because of a recent incident I learned of thanks to Gawker. I am referring to his alleged trip into the philanthropic and volunteering world where he claims to have helped out, along with his wife and children, at a soup kitchen in Ohio. These wonderfully staged photos show Ryan scrubbing clean, an already clean pot, and his wife walking around holding another perfectly clean pot.
As explained on Gawker:
Among the critics calling out Ryan and his camp for their sham goodwill gesture is Brian J. Antal, president of the Ohio charity that runs the soup kitchen in question.
Speaking with the Washington Post, Antal says Ryan “did not have permission” to stage the photo op, and simply “ramrodded their way” in with the help of a volunteer.
“The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate,” Antal said. “He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”
Indeed, as noted by a pool reporter, the soup kitchen was empty by the time Ryan and his family arrived, and volunteers had already scrubbed clean all the dishes from breakfast. That didn’t stop Ryan, his wife, and their three children from putting on aprons and scrubbing clean dishes for a few minutes while photographers took photos.
Antal said his charity was “apolitical” and couldn’t appear to be picking sides. “I can’t afford to lose funding from these private individuals,” he told the Post. “If this was the Democrats, I’d have the same exact problem.”
As I asked earlier, is anyone surprised that a republican politician who is also running for office is full of it? The worst part in my opinion is not only that he is he full of it, but his actions actually puts the soup kitchen at risk of losing their funding for getting involved in a political issue. What was Ryan thinking? Not only was he too cool to actually show up and feed the hungry, but he puts them at risk for losing this source of food.
I can’t answer what Ryan was thinking beyond saying that I assume his team didn’t plan on this becoming an issue, because they don’t plan well. They probably borrowed some of George Bush’s methodology. Let’s not forget his many lies to the American people to make himself look good including the Mission Accomplished announcement in 2003 about the Iraq War, where troops actually continued to fight until 2011 when Barack Obama finally pulled our men and women out.
Why would we vote for another man to be in office that is even remotely like Bush? Ryan (and Romney) has proven to be a liar, not once, not twice, but multiple times since entering the election on the Romney ticket. I for one would rather someone who knows what they are doing and is honest with the American people to be Vice President (and President) of the United States. I know there are going to be people out there that disagree with me and think of Obama as a liar, but we will just have to agree to disagree on this particular topic.
I hope people get out and vote against Romney and Ryan and elect President Obama for a second term. (Then we can vote Hillary Clinton into office in 2016!)
With this all said, I would like to dedicate a song to Paul Ryan and all his Republican colleagues in politics.