Game, Set, Match! It’s Over for Romney and Ryan

Are you watching Rachel Maddow?

She just interviewed Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, who got hold of some tape of Paul Ryan saying much the same kinds of things as Mitt Romney said in his secretly recorded speech to high dollar donors in Florida. Grim writes:

Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, share a similarly dim view of a very large portion of Americans, according to previously unreported remarks by Ryan. Both believe that many of their fellow citizens are dependent on government and have no motivation to improve their lives — but they disagree over the precise number.

Romney’s estimate, famously, is 47 percent. For Ryan, it’s 30 percent.

“Seventy percent of Americans want the American dream. They believe in the American idea. Only 30 percent want the welfare state,” Ryan said. “Before too long, we could become a society where the net majority of Americans are takers, not makers.” (It’s not definitively clear whether Ryan said “the welfare state” or “their welfare state.” HuffPost originally transcribed it as “their welfare state.” Regardless, the comment was made in reference to people on government assistance.)

Ryan’s comments were delivered as part of his keynote address at The American Spectator’s 2011 Robert L. Bartley Gala Dinner, which the magazine posted online. A reader tipped HuffPost to Ryan’s speech, given in November — six months before Romney’s videotaped remarks.

Grim said that these videos have been available for some time, but no one drew attention to them. Someone passed them to Grim, and he just got around to watching them over the weekend, and he has posted he following video. There are more coming, he says.

As JJ would say, this is a motherf&cking smackdown of a pre-debate open thread!

24 Comments on “Game, Set, Match! It’s Over for Romney and Ryan”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Extra special bonus!! Newly discovered tapes of Todd Akin talking bizarre nonsense.

  2. Fannie says:

    This video is grinding on me too…………watch out, here it comes……..feels better than sex.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    • RalphB says:

      That guy is fucking spooky with that hang dog look of his. 😉 So disappointed in the rest of humanity for letting him down. What an asshole!

      • bostonboomer says:

        I wonder what he thinks of Rick Santorum getting government help to home school his kids and take care of his disabled child?

      • RalphB says:

        Santorum the Moocher 🙂

      • RalphB says:

        In all seriousness, I believe Ryan would be fine with rich people getting all the handouts they could carry away. It’s only the working class that can be the “takers” in hiis twisted view.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        Ryan has that hound dog look, I hate to insult the hound dogs, they’re really much superior to Ryan, both in work ethic and in decency. And Ralph, Paul Ryan is much lower than an asshole, he’s an asswipe.

    • NW Luna says:

      Hey, I got news for you, Ryan. If the US were a western-European-style country, we would be in better health, live longer, have less violence, and be happier. All 99% of us.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Oh hell, Paul Ryan does realize he works for the FEDERAL government, doesn’t he?
      He’s on the government payroll and he and his family receive government health and retirement benefits, Congress works an average of 123 days a year, while their constituents average working twice as many days. in 2011 the average pay for a member of Congress is $174,000 dollars a year. Leaders and Committee Chairman receive more. The healthcare plan, considered the best in the nation, costs Paul Ryan $35 dollars a month for complete healthcare coverage, And finally this icing on the TAKER cake “If a member of Congress serves for at least five years, be it in the Senate or the House of Representatives, they receive full pay and health benefits for life.”

      How this slug called Paul Ryan has the audacity to call people on SS, Medicare, Medicaid or receiving VA benefits, food stamps or Unemployment Takers is unbelievable.


  4. janicen says:

    Good for Ryan. It’s about time someone put a stop to the moochers who are getting most or all of their income from the government. Like those soldiers, elderly or disabled people who claim they can’t work. Takers all of them! Let’s start by eliminating the salaries for congresspeople and senators. 😉

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Yeah, I think we should start getting rid of the takers by starting with the dementia patients in the nursing homes, they’re a big drag on our resources, we can just move them on out to the curb and if they have family they can come and get them and if they don’t, tough shit. Then we’ll move on to the disabled, people with cancer, heart disease, MS, ALS. Those with brain damage, amputees, TBD’s and those with other assorted war injuries. They’re a drain and we need to rid ourselves of their dead weight. If they can’t make it on their own, it’s not our problem. After that we can force seniors back to work because there are so many jobs out there that seniors need to get off their old asses into their walkers, onto their canes, hobble on out there and get back to work, lazy mf’ers. I personally am considering going into high rise apartment contructions work. I don’t think the vertigo will be a deterent. After that we can stop the resources for those who can’t afford food. They can just go to the public library and find a natural food book and figure out which of gods natural harvest they can eat and drink, not to mention all the food thrown out into dumpsters behind restaurants. Or they could always hang out near the trash cans at Romney’s or Ryan’s house. I bet the pickins are good there. After that we’ll evict children from foster care and orphanges, then we’ll tell people on unemployment insurance that the gravy train is over, they can always start a bead stringing business and sell beads at the airport. Of course I fully expect the churches, that so dearly love the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the destitute, the sick to jump in there are take a leading role in relieving suffering, because that’s what they do, right?