Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is not the leader of the tea party, but he will do. In 2009, the tea party formed to oppose the trillion dollar deficits and crony capitalist corruption of top down, trickle down big government. We tea party types did not seek to impeach or even vilify President Obama. We just wanted to be heard. If the president had embraced our proven solutions, the world would be a much safer and happier place today.
Millions of tea party Americans and yours truly would give our right arms to debate President Obama or even Joe Biden. The goal would be to convince the administration and the American people of the correct course and scope of government. A few witty swipes would be taken in such a debate, but in 2009 or 2010 it would have saved millions of American families and untold foreigners from many of the recent massive economic hardships.
The closest event of this nature was Paul Ryan's epic take down of ObamaCare in February 2010. In six minutes, Rep. Ryan eviscerated President Obama's "Affordable Care Act." In the end, the president pushed the bill through regardless of Rep. Ryan's warnings, proving Barack Obama's intractable nature. Here is the clip:
"...a bill that is full of gimmicks and smoke and mirrors."
In April 2011, Rep. Ryan proposed the first U.S. Budget to pass in several years. It passed in the House of Representatives, but the Democrat controlled Senate and the President failed to approve the bill. Due to this Democrat failure, America has continued wandering economically without a clear path.
The VP pick of Rep. Ryan has been the highlight of the 2012 election cycle. There are few others who can fill his shoes on the important fiscal issues facing America. If there is a flaw in the Paul Ryan VP pick, it is that there are no proven replacements for him in the House of Representatives to chair the budget committee.
The debate will aired on most major news networks on Thursday, October 11 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PST. CSPAN has excellent coverage starting at 5:30 pm PST for those who wish to skip the political pundits. The debate will be moderated by ABC News’ Martha Raddatz.
Martha Raddatz is a friend of Barack Obama as the President attended her wedding in 1991, per the Daily Caller:
Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review.Regardless of the stacking of the deck in favor of the Democrat incumbents, and current VP Joe Biden's 40 year debating career as a U.S. Senator, Rep. Paul Ryan is the obvious favorite on Thursday. In addition to the tea party's four years of economic preparation, Rep. Ryan is honing his skills as you read this. Paul Ryan has been preparing for the debate with attorney Ted Olson, who's wife was killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Republican attorney famously argued in federal court for same sex marriage and against Proposition 8. Paul Ryan is against same sex marriage.Vice President Joe Biden has been in Wilmington, Delaware preparing for the debate with senior campaign adviser David Axelrod. Biden increased his debate prep from four to six intense days after the first presidential debate.
At a LGBT dinner in Washington D.C. in March, the renowned attorney called the battle against Proposition 8 “the highlight of my life” and “this is the most important thing we’ve done in our lives,”
Olson served as Solicitor General in the George W. Bush administration, and as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Administration of Ronald Reagan.
This will be good!