Awarded to Paul “old people suck!” Ryan for not just avoiding several of his angry, unemployed constituents like Fox News avoids the truth, but also for locking them out of his PUBLIC office, denying them use of his PUBLIC office’s bathroom and threatening to have their cars towed if they parked in the lot that sits in front of his PUBLIC office.
“Man of the people” indeed.
Just to add insult to injury:
At one point the Ryan staff even tried to intimidate them. “We were told we had 15 minutes to fill out a request form for a meeting, and then we had to leave or be arrested,” Molina said. “Apparently our presence is distracting them from helping other constituents.”
Ridiculous. Paul Ryan is a public servant. He does not have the right to refuse to meet with the people he represents. Conservatives like to talk about “ivory tower liberals” but Ryan acts like the people of his district are beneath his mighty notice. I guess when you have your eyes set on ending Medicare and making Obama a one-term President, you don’t have time for the woes of the little peons.
And that is really what it comes down to: Republicans do not represent all Americans when they are elected. They only represent the ones that will get them re-elected. Liberals do not do this. Many on the Left are angry at Obama for not aggressively pursuing an extremely progressive agenda but the cold, hard reality is that this is not an extremely progressive country. It’s a more or less evenly split moderate country. In order to pursue a Far Left agenda, Obama would have to do exactly what disgusts us most about about the Right; he would have to ignore the voice of a full half of the country. Such an ideological approach to governance is not healthy for a country as evidenced by the disasters of the Reagan and Bush presidencies.
This is not to say that Far Left policies are even remotely as destructive as the Right’s laundry list of “How to destroy America in ten easy steps” but let’s not kid ourselves. If we only listen and act in the interests of one side, we could just as easily degenerate into the incestual clusterfrakk that is the Republican Party.
“Be careful when you fight scumbags, lest you become one.” – Filthy Liberal Nietzsche (sort of).
Congratulations Paul Ryan! You are a complete scumbag!!