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Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Man Who Would Be Vice-President Evokes Charles Murray (Libertarian Racist)

Yet, he forays into social engineering with a decided slant against people of color (and other "inner city" denizens).

Paul Ryan, November 12, 2012, one week after suffering a defeat by President Obama and the majority of American voters. 

The Caucus, The New York Times.
The surprise was some of the turnout, some of the turnout especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race,” Mr. Ryan said in an interview with WISC-TV. “When we watched Virginia and Ohio coming in, and those ones coming in as tight as they were, and looking like we were going to lose them, that’s when it became clear we weren’t going to win.”
A couple of Tweet responses to Ryan's 2012 post election comments.
“Paul Ryan emerged from dustbin of nothingness 2 blame his & Romney’s defeat on “urban” vote,” one person tweeted. “These 2 losers continue 2 demean minorities.” 

First, let me state we realize "Urban" areas have denizens of all races and ethnicity within racial groups.  Additionally, it is a fact Democrats have a constituent base in urban America, so one could make the case any suspicion of Ryan using a racial dog-whistle across the GOP should tread with caution. Point taken!

Now, as we consider recent comments from Ryan, let's first take another spin past the Romney/Ryan campaign web site.   

Read more after the break below

Every prospective "urban" voting block was drop-down menu-ed with one exception. Do you see what is missing?

Romney recently commented that he felt he lost the election because of the minority vote.
"Romney: I Lost Because Minorities Love Obamacare"
Can you believe Romney and Ryan?  Can you imagine each sitting in offices in the White House? Do they seem very detached from reality? 

Let's now visit with current Paul Ryan and his inner psyche.

Al Sharpton, MSNBC, Politics Nation

The Sharpton segment was a bit long, but 'point-on.' No matter the belief system, social paradigm, or false pretense, Ryan's comments to fellow elitist bigot Bill Bennett speaks volumes about the GOP and many in conservative America. 

Did you notice Ryan's schmoozing about Bill Bennett's "buddy", Charles Murray? Just in case you did not view the Sharpton segment above, we offer a revealing tid-bit about Paul Ryan and his inner psyche. 

The SHAME Project 
  • Murray's most famous — and notorious — book, The Bell Curve (1994), co-authored with Richard Herrnstein, promoted racial eugenics theories claiming that whites and Asians are genetically superior in intelligence to blacks and Latinos. Like his previous book, The Bell Curve was also made possible by the generous support of ultra-rightwing foundations, including the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation which dished out $100,000 per year as he worked on his book at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Murray's home since the early 1990s.
Charles Murray is also a Libertarian. He apparently shares political and social ideology with the Koch brothers. If I my memory serves me well, the Kochs have been reported to fund efforts to segregate school systems in one North Carolina County School System. Murray, Kochs, racist ideology, segregating schools, Libertarian and Paul Ryan combine for a snapshot of modern conservatism that could reach into our future. 

Paul Ryan has serious issues; he is only the (iceberg) tip of a very large and troublesome set of social values well below the GOP surface. If you have a few more minutes, I have posted a piece from The Raw Story.  

Paul Ryan cites ‘white nationalist’ to blame poverty on lazy men in ‘inner cities’ (via Raw Story )
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday suggested that men in “inner cities” who refused to work were one of the main causes of poverty in the United States. In an interview with conservative radio host Bill Bennett that was first noticed by Igor Volsky…

CNN covered Ryan's comments this morning with a Host I refer to as "Mr. Conservative." (video linked below) While hosting and at the helm of the discussion, John King led the intentionally 'softball' discussion by noting his upbringing with some dependence on "food stamps." He took exception to Ryan's association with Murray on the basis of intellect and being raised poor. I distinctly noticed King avoided discussion of Murray's philosophies and belief systems on race. My point? If the network was going to report Ryan's snuggling with at racist (Murrray) while schmoozing with the bigoted Bennet, why not report the issue with full disclosure and discussion. I also noticed the African-American woman on the panel (name escapes me) was particularly subdued and compliant by also not foraying into Murray's racism and Ryan's affiliation. 

Oh, the power of the news room manager and producers. As for King; he is known for his tendency to come across as well right-of-center and (well) remembered for his "They were dark skinned men" comments after the Boston bombing.

CNN linked (The first 1:00 minute includes my areas of concern and complaint)

All of the items delineated above point to one significant point. Ryan embodies the exact paradigm that chases people away from Amercian conservatism.  I personally nurture some conservtive views (eg. guns, capital punishment, war when warranted and ultimalety neceasary), but the deep rooted bigotry and closet racism embuded in the GOP is abhorent. 

Romney/Ryan has seince 2012 whined about why they lost the General Election. Why point a crooked finger at minorities (Code for balkc pe[ple and Latinos) while running a campaign commensuarate what I call "The Invisible Negro?

Reports have it, he is backing-down some on his conversation with Bennett regarding his mention of Charles Murray. 
"After reading the transcript of yesterday morning’s interview, it is clear that I was inarticulate about the point I was trying to make.” Ryan.

No Paul Ryan, yout point was very clear, concise and from the same school that houses your Ayn Rand beliefs. I suspect Mr. Ryan was on "schmooze control" with Bill Bennett and had not fully grapsed the fully scope of his Charles Murray idol.

The point is, Ryan has a reptuation for coming across as a pathological liar. Should the nation believe his "back-down?" He lied about a record marathon (to be busted by his own brother) and he shameful enacted a camera opportunity when he invaded a soup pantry just before the 2012 and feigned washing pots and pans.  Moreover, he took his family on the unannounced and unapproved invasion of the facility! His wife and children knew those kitchen utensils were clean upon arrival. How is it possible not to question his inner core of values, ehthics and morals?  

And, to think, he would have served as a US Vice-President along with the equally indifferent and uber wealthy Mitt Romney as president.  Are you good with your 2012 vote?

Remember "isms" travel in bundles. There may be an "ism" that fits you like a glove. The GOP will find it!

Maybe not exactly like this today, and maybe not as universal, Paul Ryan, but do not think some of the people you disparage are out of work because they choose that life. 
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