Monday, October 15, 2012

Worse than a Demagogue

It is now beginning to seem like Paul Ryan is a pathological liar.  We've seen his miserable lies about his marathon and mountain climbing "feats."  Now, here is something that really shows what a hollow, empty man he is.

Many of you may have seen some of the pictures of Ryan supposedly washing dishes at a soup kitchen in Ohio a few days ago:

We've already discovered that these dishes weren't even dirty- meal service and cleanup had ended before Ryan even got there.  But the miserable disingenuousness of this photo op doesn't, apparently end there.  We now learn, from the Washington Post, that:

"The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week “ramrodded their way” into the group’s Youngstown soup kitchen so that GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan could get his picture taken washing dishes in the dining hall.

Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan, who stopped by  the soup kitchen after a town hall at Youngstown State University.

...He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”...By the time he arrived, the food had already been served, the patrons had left and the hall had been cleaned.

Upon entering the soup kitchen, Ryan, his wife and three young children greeted and thanked several volunteers, then donned white aprons and offered to clean some dishes. Photographers snapped photos and TV cameras shot footage of Ryan and his family washing pots and pans that did not appear to be dirty."

Well, at least Ryan has provided us with a perfect example of the hollowness of his and Romney's claims to give a damn about anyone but the rich.   And yet, as has become acceptable "journalism" in American campaigns, the mainstream press utterly avoids examining the unfitness of Republican candidates to lead this country, and the lies and smears that are their perpetual campaign tools.  Thus, the press gave us Reagan and Bush, and did its best to help them ruin this country.  Remember these two guys before you assume that Romney won't end up levering himself into the White House.

3 comments:

Grung_e_Gene said...

Paul 90X is just like his exercies of choice. They don't actual benefit they just make you look good.

the yellow fringe said...

Faking caring for the poor and serving the community = Religiosity.

Republicans hate the poor. I read that the new wave of multi-millionaires in China hate the poor, they believe they are ignorant and parasites. As I have said before, the worlds super rich have more in common with one another than with their countrymen.

Dave Dubya said...


We finally get a look at the real Romney/Ryan tax plan .