Friday, August 31, 2012
FRSFreeState: AP: Day After Convention, GOP Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan Goes After Dems: Lyin Ryan on The Attack
The Republican narrative in this election will be that President Obama inherited a bad situation but made it even worse. Because he was simply not up to the task, unqualified to be President of the United States and that his so called European Socialist ideology does not work. And that Mitt Romney and Paul are the people to put America back to work. The problem with this narrative along with the facts, is that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan don't have a record of creating jobs. At least not in America, Paul Ryan doesn't have any record of creating jobs, he voted party line straight down the middle. During the Bush Administration, one of the weakest era's we've ever had as far as Job Growth, lost 2M jobs in President Bush's last two months alone. Since Barack Obama has taken over as President, he hasn't voted for anything thats created any jobs, he has voted for a lot of bills that haven't become law. And Paul Ryan has been in Congress basically his entire professional career, before getting elected to the House in 1998, he served under Representatives and Senators before that. Paul Ryan is not someone you can really call a "Job Creator", because outside of his Congressional and Campaign Staff, he hasn't really ever created any jobs on his own.
Mitt Romney on the other hand as Governor of Massachusetts, one of the wealthiest States in the union. With one of the biggest and wealthiest cities and Metro Areas in the country in Boston, was 48th in Job Growth as Governor of Massachusetts from 2003-07, something that his Republican opponents pointed out in the debates and primaries. That Democrats such as myself and others will be happy to point out as this election moves on. This election should set up perfectly for Republicans, this should look like 1980 or 1992 for them, bad economy and we are the people to turn it around. The problem is that they don't have the people to turn it around, Mitt Romney's job at Bain Capital wasn't to create jobs, he wasn't the Director of Personal there. His job was to make money for his investors and when he did, that created jobs for other people but that wasn't his business.
So what Democrats need to do is to communicate this to Independents who don't know the whole Romney/Ryan Record yet and say yeah. Things are bad now but do you really want to turn it over to a couple of guys that don't know how to turn it around or don't have a very record when it comes to the economy. Or do you want build on what we've started the last four years and point out the things that we've accomplished as a country.