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There are a lot of Democrats whooping and hollering, and doing little victory dances over Mitten’s pick for VP.
God knows I’m no expert on much of anything, but due to the fact that I am surrounded both literally and figuratively by conservative-minded family and friends, I feel duty bound to remind y’all that conservatives don’t think like you and I.
Liberals are just pleased as punch that Ryan’s budget proposal will now be front and center because it is so ridiculously slanted toward rich folks.
Yes, logical minds will see the massive flaws and inequalities in the Ryan budget plan, but most conservatives (especially those of the Tea Party sort) don’t think logically and I don’t see that changing any time soon.
Conservative don’t see or hear it that way. Conservative see tax cuts (Yay!). Conservatives hear reduce spending on wasteful programs, especially on those that foster “dependency on government handouts”. (Yessssss, it’s about damn time!) Conservatives hear shrink government and dang near go orgasmic.
Conservatives have been programmed to believe that government is evil, poor people are blood sucking leeches and taxes are grand theft on a massive scale.
Feed a conservative those red meat phrases and they aren’t interested in the down and dirty details about who or what gets butchered to provide the feast they believe they’ve been so long denied.
Mitt Romney has been a pretty, meh candidate for most of these people. His mostly mealy mouthed, ever shifting, seldom fully formed policy pronouncements have never been capable of stoking the firey furnace of their rightous indignation.
But Paul Ryan? Now there’s a man with fire in his belly. A man who has the “right” voting record on every pet issue both fiscally and socially. And, unlike Romney, he’s proud to tout that record.
Paul Ryan is just the type of extreme right winger that may give the GOP’s conservative base a reason to rally. Paul Ryan may end up being a much bigger danger to Obama’s bid for re-election than Matt Romney could have ever hoped to be.