"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, May 16, 2011

GOP Rep. Ryan swipes at Gingrich: 'With allies like that, who needs the left?'

Cong Paul Ryan is 100% correct about Gingrich! From the day he traveled with Hillary for Healthcare to when he decided Pelosi was right about Global Warming he has been sinking lower and lower. He wasn't very high to begin with on my radar after his despicable performance during Monicagate. Glad to see Paul Ryan go after him. Don't know who Gingrich is hoping to get on his side but it is sure not most Republicans.

Gingrich is near the bottom of anyone we could fully support for President because like others he is too thin skinned if you remember his whine when he had to exit the back of Air Force One after attending a funeral with Clinton. Anyone whoever ran around with Hillary and Pelosi is a non-starter for most of us.

GOP Rep. Ryan swipes at Gingrich: 'With allies like that, who needs the left?'
By Michael O'Brien - 05/16/11 10:45 AM ET

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a swipe Monday at Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich after the former House Speaker criticized hiss proposed Medicare reforms.

"With allies like that, who needs the left?" Ryan told guest host Raymond Arroyo on conservative talker Laura Ingraham's radio show.

Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, defended his 2012 budget proposal that includes significant reforms to Medicare.

Gingrich on Sunday distanced himself from Ryan's plan, which would transform the program into a voucher-based system for Americans under the age of 55.

"I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering," Gingrich said of Ryan's plan on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."

Ryan strongly disputed Gingrich's description of his plan, which House Republicans approved last month.

"Hardly is that social engineering and radical," he said. "What's radical is kicking the can down the road."

Ryan, who's considering running for the Senate in Wisconsin, refused to say that Gingrich's criticism should disqualify him for the GOP presidential nomination.

"I'm not going to get into any of that," he said.

Source: The Hill

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