Mitt Romney hailed him as an “intellectual leader,” but the more you listen to Paul Ryan the easier it is to see he navigates intellectualism about as well as a deep-sea diver swims through a wad of spit.
Case in point, the “intellectual leader” of the Republican Party telling FOX News anchors that if he bothered to explain the math behind his controversial tax plan “everyone would start changing the channel.” Worse, the vice presidential nominee recently dipped out of an interview with a local reporter in Flint, Michigan after he dared to ask him follow up questions. Perish the thought that a man of Paul’s purported intellect be challenged to use it.
In Paul Ryan’s discussion with ABC12 reporter Terry Camp, the Wisconsin congressman claimed that violent crime in major cities might go down if those languishing in poverty are taught “good discipline” and “good character.”
When asked if this country has a gun problem, Ryan said in response that the matter is a “crime problem” and alleged: “The best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunity in the inner cities. Is to help teach people good discipline, good character. That is civil society. That is what charities and civic groups and churches do to help one another make sure that they can realize the value in one another.”
Because there are no churches in inner city neighborhoods, right?
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