Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Paul Ryan's Roadmap

Ryan's appearance last night at the (R) 'victory' party was impressive. Not only did he bring an entire Congressional district's worth of relatives (now you know how he won....) he also brought the good news: Ideas Have Consequences--or phrased more accurately, "No-Ideas Has Consequences."

You know, like defeat.

Ryan's been talked about by a number of commentators in the WSJ, Human Events, and even the Gray Old Lady of Milwaukee as 'an ideas guy.' For good reason.

You could start here, and then you could read this.

Ryan's Roadmap is eminently common-sense. He claims to have consulted with a wide range of people in creating it--and it shows. If you think that Ryan simply smoked the (R) weed before writing the proposal, you are mistaken. This is a document which addresses needs, and proposes useful solutions. I suspect that even the raving Lefties which read this blog (there are 2 or 3) understand the consequences of overspending and debt--and likely even over-taxation.

The (R) label could do a lot worse than to adopt Ryan's Roadmap. In fact, they already DID a lot worse.

How much worse? Ryan re-captured his 1st District seat--heavily salted with UAW members in Janesville, Kenosha, and Racine--with well over 60% of the vote.

Compare that to the (R) ticket-topper's performance...


Anonymous said...

It is either:

No idea has consequences.
No ideas have consequences.
more accurately.

John Foust said...

Yes, Ryan's got a great sense of humor and a great sense of direction.

Last night he said the Republican Party will "need to learn some lessons after all of this. ... We're not going to look back at this election and say this is the time John McCain lost, we're going to look back at this election and say this is the time we turned things around."

I think you're supposed to turn the car around after you reach the finish line, not before it.

Dad29 said...

Sorry, MZ, your grammar is impeccable and your ability to project ideas is lousy.