That is what the GOP might as well be saying.
To be fair, Mitt Romney’s VP pick–Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)–gave an excellent opening speech on Saturday. Reagan would have been proud.
Had Ryan’s voting record been consistent with his speech, there would be little issue here.
In our current debt crisis, there is very little that Ryan didn’t support as a Congressman.
He voted for the financial bailouts of the banking and automotive industries.
He voted for No Child Left
He voted for Medicare Part D.
He voted for the 2008 stimulus.
He voted to expand unemployment benefits.
Here’s the problem with all of that:
(1) When push comes to shove, he comes down on the side of Big Government.
(2) When faced with the reality of his bad decisions, he insists on defending those decisions.
At this point, neither Romney nor Ryan have provided any indication that they will put the United States on a path that is materially different from the current one.
In fact, Romney/Ryan may actually be worse than Obama/Biden.
At least Obama makes no bones about where he stands. He talks Stalinist collectivism; he has done everything he can to implement that.
But Romney and Ryan talk the talk of free markets and the American dream, all while supporting that very same collectivism.
With whom would you rather do business?
(a) Someone who sells you dog crap–telling you what it is–while extolling the virtues of dog feces
(b) Someone who sells you dog crap, as he insists that it is in fact chocolate souffle?
Who is more honest?
(a) The man who says he is going to rape you, and does
(b) The man who says he is going to be your advocate, and then rapes you?
Seriously, there is no one worth rooting for here.