Home run king Hank Aaron ( sorry Barry Bonds, but Hank will always be my home run king ) came under fire recently for saying that racism is alive and well in America. At an event marking the 40th anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run Aaron told USA Today, in apparent reference to [...]
Of course he doesn’t!
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan says he’d like to get past name-calling and fight poverty in America.
In an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, Ryan said he recently talked to former Congressional Black Caucus leader Barbara Lee about controversial comments he made about men in inner cities.
Ryan said [...]
On Wednesday night Republican Rep. Paul Ryan came back to his home district for a town hall event, and things didn’t quite go according to plan.
While the vast majority of those in attendance appeared to be white senior citizens, there was at least one African-American gentleman, Alfonso Gardner, who stood up to confront [...]
Well this is certainly something…
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday suggested that men in “inner cities” who refused to work were one of the main causes of poverty in the United States.
In an interview with conservative radio host Bill Bennett that was first noticed by Igor Volsky at Think Progress, Ryan reflected [...]
Ouch. This seems to harken back to Ryan’s infamous claim that the safety net is a “hammock” that lulls people into “dependency and complacency.” In this tale, the boy’s mother seems to be the person swaying back and forth in the hammock. The larger idea here has already been addressed by Jonathan Chait and Paul Krugman. [...]
Apparently Paul Ryan isn’t averse to plagiarizing from other people’s works when it suits his own purposes. At the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Paul Ryan told a touching anecdote of a poor boy who said he didn’t want a free lunch at school, but a brown bag one, because “a kid who had a [...]
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan has some nerve… It’s true that while knuckle-draggers like Rush Limbaugh attack the pope as a Marxist, Ryan has praised him, which I guess takes a tiny bit of courage since normally Republicans don’t like to buck the leader of their party. “What I love about the pope is he is [...]
The November jobs report shows that the country exceeded expectations by creating 203,000 jobs. The stock market continues to set record highs and private industry is sitting on $1.6 trillion dollars.
The economy is clearly coming back from our low in 2009, but we could be doing far better. The people of the United States [...]
The fact that not a single Wisconsin Republican has come out in support of Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposed budget compromise is absolutely remarkable. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said he shared Ryan’s goals to put in place budget disciplines and avoid future shutdowns that hurt the economy. Johnson served on the budget conference committee but was [...]
Am I the only one who finds this statement more than a little bothersome? (emphasis added) “Paul Ryan is the Jesus of our conference. If Paul gives something his blessing, it brings the votes,” a senior Republican leadership aide said of the Wisconsin lawmaker.