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  •  Sorry, wrong link (5+ / 0-)

    Here is the link to the NYRB column by Garry Wills

    •  thanks (6+ / 0-)

      I liked that Paul Ryan piece, though, LOL.

      Ryan also appeared eager to talk about poverty when asked about guns in an Oct. 8 local television interview with a reporter from hardscrabble Flint, Mich.

      "But the best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity in the inner cities, is to help people get out of poverty in the inner cities, is to help teach people good discipline, good character," Ryan said. "That is civil society. That's what charities, and civic groups, and churches do to help one another make sure that they can realize the value in one another."

      The reporter then replied, "And you can do all that by cutting taxes? By ... with a big tax cut?"

      "Those are your words, not mine," Ryan said. Ryan's spokesman ended the interview from off-camera.

      "That was kind of strange," Ryan added. "You're trying to stuff words in people's mouths?"

      It was the last television interview he did.


      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:12:45 AM PST

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      •  I wasn't surprised that the bosses wouldn't let (3+ / 0-)
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        him talk about poverty, nor was I surprised that their reason was that the GOP "doesn't test well" on the issue. I was surprised that Ryan wanted to do it, though, because it seemed so, I dunno, human of him. But now that I see what he wanted to say, it's just as dickish as everything else from him. And that's why the GOP doesn't test well on the subject.

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