Did Rep. Paul Ryan really misspeak when he said “our senior military leaders were not giving us their true advice” and accused them of toeing an administration line. Did he really misspeak? To make that assertion one would have to know who Rep. Paul Ryan is, let’s take a quick gander.
“Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Republican Party and has been ranked among the party’s most influential voices on economic policy
Born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan graduated from Miami University in Ohio and reportedly worked as a marketing consultant to Ryan Incorporated Central, which is run by a branch of his family in the mid-to-late 1990s he worked as an aide to United States Senator Bob Kasten, as legislative director for Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, and also as a speech writer for former U.S.
Representative and 1996 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Jack Kemp of New York. He won the 1998 election to succeed two-term Representative Mark Neumann in the United States House of Representatives.
A Blueprint for American Renewal in March 2012 in response to Obama’s 2013 budget. Ryan is one of the three co-founders of the Young Guns Program, an electoral recruitment and campaign effort by House Republicans. According to a Friday, March 30, 2012 CNN online news article, he has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, as his choice in the 2012 United States Presidential Election.” Source
In reading this short bio of Rep. Ryan, there is no doubt he is educated and in Marine Terms, Ryan is no doubt “SQUARED AWAY”. I like Rep. Paul Ryan, considering on what’s on the other side of the isle, I believe the conservatives are a leg up on regaining the Senate in the very near future, and rid ourselves of the plastic woman, Nancy Pelosi.
I am in no way calling Ryan a liar when he said he “misspoke”. Misspeaking is something that happens from time to time. It has happened to all of us at one time or another.
What I am saying is Ryan may have bowed to political correctness when he corrected his statement; knowing that the senior military senior officials would catch 21 kinds of grief from the head Phony leader if they did not oppose what Ryan said. So Ryan fell on his sword for the Military, that’s just a thought, it may not be worth a plug nickel, but a thought none the less.
I just find it difficult to believe that Ryan does not believe in his initial statement. That also presents another problem. Is the Military really afraid of Muhammad Hussein Obama, or do they buy in to this traitors philosophy, I do not want to believe that, it makes me shutter.
(CNN) – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Sunday he misspoke earlier in the week when he accused military officials of not being honest about the Pentagon budget. “I really misspoke,” Ryan said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I didn’t mean to make that kind of an impression. So, I was clumsy in how I was describing the point I was trying to make.”
On Thursday, the Wisconsin congressman said senior military leaders had been misleading when they defended a decrease in Pentagon spending proposals. He argued that the generals were not “giving us their true advice” and accused them of toeing an administration line. “I think there is a lot of budget smoke and mirrors in the (administration’s) Pentagon budget, which is not really a true, honest and accurate budget. When you confront military experts – retired or active – they concede these things to us,” Ryan said.
His comments came after he unveiled his plan for the 2013 budget, which was passed by the Republican-controlled House on Thursday. The GOP proposal protects defense spending by replacing a $55 billion scheduled cut in the Pentagon budget with cuts elsewhere in the federal government.
Republicans have long argued against the previously arranged Pentagon cuts, reached in a deal between Congress and the White House in August, and praised Ryan’s budget for undoing the reductions. However, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responded to Ryan’s remarks in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, saying “there’s a difference between having someone say they don’t believe what you said versus … calling us, collectively, liars.” Read Complete Story Here:
Maybe Ryan did misspeak, the bottom line, I guess we have to take him for his word. I just find it hard to believe that he all of sudden says…”Time Out”, I really did not mean what I said. What I really meant was………………..Usually people will spit out their true feelings the first go round, and try and mask it later by using the all to familiar..”I misspoke” statement.
However, one thing we have to remember, they are all politicians. One thing that all of us do know understand is the old adage…”When is a politician lying-When his LIPS ARE MOVING”.
Nuff said about that…Have a Great Sunday,