Paul Ryan Blasts Obama’s Failed Record: “President Obama Has Placed Us On a Path on Decline” (Video)

Paul Ryan was on This Week this
Republican Paul Ryan blasted the president’s failed economic record today on This Week.

Paul Ryan this morning:

“I think President Obama has placed us on a path to decline. Four budgets, four trillion dollar deficits. Twenty three million people struggling to find work. The highest poverty rates in a generation. Nearly one out of six Americans in poverty, and we just learned on Friday that it’s the 43rd month of unemployment above 8 percent. For every person who got a job last month, nearly four stopped looking for work. That’s not a good direction. That’s the wrong direction. I mean, George, we have to create 150,000 jobs every month just to keep up with population growth, and we didn’t even do that. It’s on the wrong path.”

Man, he’s good!

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  • Grandma Perkins

    Oh dear!

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  • Oliver

    The Dems keep saying job numbers are improving because 750,000 jobs were being lost EVERY MONTH when Obama took office — so, in comparison to that, we’re making progress. I looked at the labor board stats for that period and could find nothing to support that 750,000 number.

    Does anyone on GP know where they’re getting that number, or is it just another liberal lie?

  • Bronson

    These liberal hacks pretending to be journalists always try to interrupt them when they are making good points. It’s so damn obvious and pathetic.

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  • Patty

    And Obama’s adviser said, and may I add, on job report, the same comment he made about it last month.

    Former Obama economic adviser on jobs report: What did you expect from our measly growth rate? VIDEO

    Truth, this has been repeated by Obama’s surrogates over and over again.


  • Radegunda

    Wow, Georgy-boy sounds really, really annoyed at being confronted with indisputable facts. He’s about to attack Ryan as a racist or something. I wonder what his shoot-the-messenger strategy was.

  • Patty

    Former Obama Advisor: Re-election Only 50/50 After Poor Jobs Report



  • SoLongSong

    I’m going to post this here again. Seems like this time around, obama’s lost the girls, Ryan’s got ’em.

    Hey, whatever gets the youth vote:


  • Patty

    I do believe the lame stream media has COTTON BALLS in their ears when it comes to the republican party. And while working for Obama it boils down to ONE thing, VOTERS AND WHO THEY WILL BELIEVE.

  • Patty

    #9 September 9, 2012 at 11:29 am
    SoLongSong commented:

    What a cutie pie. An infectious smile and intelligence. Just think what we have had to look at for 4 years alone.

    Prayers, we need a new administration and the visuals don’t hurt. 🙂

  • bg
  • raph

    Email I sent to the Mitt campaign:
    It looks like Romney wants to lose this election even when the atmosphere is ripe for him to win. Where is the fire? where is the press conference firing back at all the falsehood and Nazi comments made by the democrats? Hiding and prepping for debates will not help him if he can’t convince people that he can fight. People buy these falsehood because the media are happy to let them go. The only way to be on an offensive is to fire back at them and let the media deal with it every week. Make an add showing the unemployed in line waiting for interviews and food stamps and have a picture or a video of Obama pointing at them and laughing. Have the video of Obama saying that the “shovel ready job is not ready” while laughing. There are so many videos and words from Obama that can be used against him now that people have not seen and yet Mitt and his campaign have not even done anything to utilize them. Do they know something that the masses doesn’t know? Why the timidity? why the cowardice? Let it be known that the so called independents do not want to be identified as Republicans to avoid victimization at their work place. If they sense that Mitt cannot put up a good fight, they will switch their vote to Obama. To be fore warned is to be fore armed.
    Where are the women in the GOP? Why are they not campaigning for him? In fact why has he not moved to put them in the fore front of his campaign? This is getting absurd. This campaign is looking like McCains campaign everyday. The so called strategists will destroy him with their stupid ideas of not fighting back.
    Obama campaign is not fighting fair. They are fighting dirty. They will throw everything out there because they will not be challenged by the media and of course some people believe it. It is time to play their own game and keep them on the defensive every week till the day of the election.
    Why is he not going to the schools and colleges? Why has he not capitalized on the debacle of the DNC convention of excluding God and Jerusalem and flog it to death? Why has his campaign not pounced on the birther joke made by the president today to sight an example of media double standard and warn the country to pay attention to their blatant dishonesty to the fact. He is prepping for debate, right. The debate the main stream media will naturally call for Obama. It’s unbelievable the campaign trajectory we are seeing. He called his opponents during the primaries all sorts of name and innuendos but cannot muster any courage to address Obama? Because of fear of racism? He’s already been called that already. Does he live in an alternate world? Truth be told, most blacks will not vote for him. The ones that will vote for him will be happy to see him fight harder to justify the abuses they receive from their fellow blacks. But, Mitt is not showing that. He is hiding to prep for debates!!! Show leadership and fierceness or face the faith of McCain.

  • Mockingbird

    I’ll take Milton Friedman’s writings over Karl Marx’s any day.

  • Patrick M

    “I looked at the labor board stats for that period and could find nothing to support that 750,000 number. ”
    That’s true just for 1 months, the average loss in Q4 2008, right after the collapse of lehman, was around 580,000 per month. It’s easy to ‘look good’ on the ‘hey we arent losing job like that’ score when you take office at the nadir of a crisis. The idea that that would continue without Obama at the helm is absurd, in fact given how the stock market fell about 15% in the 10 trading days after Obama was elected, you could argue that Obama coming in to office was part of the panic.

    The real measure is not ‘are we better now than in the middle of a big financial crisis’, but ‘how good is the recovery?’ After all, the recovery was Obama’s doing. Obama had the stimulus, he had his policies in place, he had ‘recovery summer’ in 2010. How well were the last 4 years managed?

    we have had 43 months of a lousy recovery trend, some good months, some abysmal ones, but the growth and job creation numbers overall are bad – it adds up to the worst recovery in 70 years. Obama’s policies are to blame: jobs killed when Obama said no to the keystone pipeline. The jobs lost with the Obamaare medical device tax. The jobs lost because overregulating community banks in Frank-Dodd is making small business loans harder, even while the wall st TBTF banks get favored treatment under Frank-Dodd; jobs lost because Obamacare imposes huge burdens on hiring now, forcing massive health insurance rate increases.

  • Zip

    #13 Raph reminds me when I called the McCain headquarters in MN in ’08. The guy who answered the phone was bored, un-energetic and I told him so. I called for one reason and ended up telling him that if that’s the attitude he might as well go home, the deals already over. It’s as though it was set up for McCain to fail ~ *gosh, what a surprise that is!, since more of us didn’t want him to be the candidate anyway! Part of the problem.
    A link from site to keep in mind:

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  • donh

    #13 Ryan is doing his best in a bad situation. I see a lot more of Ryan in the media than I do Romney….and Ryan is reminding people of the record failure….but….we don’t need Ryan using his media appearances to read the obituary pages…. naming off all the deceased and pointing out Obama’s road kill carcasses. We need promises criminals in government will go to JAIL for embezzlement and loan fraud. Some signs of agression that this current failure will not stand. Some credible promises and plans that the private sector will be emancipated.

  • Patty


    At Some Point, You’ve Made Enough Money


    Banning or capping corporate profits wasn’t on the platform, but it was in the air. A video by free market economist Peter Schiff, who was posing as a lefty at the Democratic convention.

  • bg


    donh #17 September 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    re: Romney


  • bg


    re: #19 September 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm bg

    more re: Romney.. 🙂


  • bg


    bit more re: #19 & #20


  • Kathteach

    I loved Ryan this morning with Norah O’Donnel – he said “The problem with Obama is that he always says one thing and does another”.

    And Paul Ryan knows what he is talking about here.

    He’s doing a fantastic job and will help Wisconsin save the nation in November. I even thinking Wisconsin might pull along Minnesota and Michigan – folks.

    Stay tuned. Much more good stuff to come in the next 60 days.

  • Joanne

    More like on a path to ruin.

  • Patty


    And probes to Romney for picking him.

  • bg


    September 9, 2012

    “Face the Nation” transcripts

    [But for reaction to President Obama, we talked to Congressman
    Paul Ryan from a campaign stop in Fresno, California.

    Congressman, thanks for joining us.

    RYAN: Good to be with you, Norah.

    O’DONNELL: You heard the president say it, he said he is more than
    happy to work with Republicans. Are you more than happy to work
    with him?

    RYAN: Well, I have been more happy to work
    with him, but he hasn’t been acting like that.

    You know, what we’ve learned in this presidency,
    he says one thing and does another.

    He gave us four budget, Norah, each of which had trillion dollar
    deficits, none of which ever, ever proposed to actually balance
    the budget.

    His allies in the Senate haven’t even givenus a budget
    for three years. So we’ve passed budgets, we’ve led.

    Mitt Romney and I have offered a specific plan to prevent a debt crisis,
    to save Medicare and Social Security, to create jobs, to get us growing

    It’s a five point plan for a stronger middle class which is aimed to get
    us out of this weak recovery we have and get us back to growing our
    economy like we ought to.

    We got a troubling jobs report on Friday, Norah, that said for everybody
    who got a job, nearly four people stopped looking for a job. This isn’t

    O’DONNELL: Let me…

    RYAN: President Obama’s rhetoric to the side, it’s just not working
    and that’s why we’re offering the country a better choice.

    O’DONNELL: Well, let me ask you about that better choice, that specific
    plan that you mentioned. You and Mitt Romney are proposing $5 trillion
    in tax cuts, you’re proposing to increase defense spending by $2 trillion.
    Explain to me how that adds up and you can cut the deficit?

    RYAN: Neither of those are accurate, number one.

    Number two, we’re talking about revenue neutral tax reform, meaning
    not losing revenue but changing the way we raise revenue by plugging
    loopholes and tax shelters that are uniquely enjoyed by higher income
    earners so that more of their income is subject to taxation so that we
    can lower tax rates for everybody, family, small businesses, get the
    economic growth creation.

    You know, there’s some Democrats who agree with us on this kind of
    approach to tax reform, unfortunately, it’s not President Obama. He’s
    been on the outside looking in on this for a long time.

    He’s proposing to put a new high tax rate on successful small businesses
    on top of the current tax code and add even more complexity to the tax

    O’DONNELL: You’re saying that tax (inaudible) Obama Care?


    O’DONNELL: That’s what you mean by the tax on (inaudible).

    RYAN: Well, no, I was talking about the tax he mentioned in his — that
    clip that you just played for me, that particular tax increase that he’s
    talking about pays for about 8 percent of his proposed deficit spending.

    If you had all of his tax increases, like the Obama Care tax you’re talking
    about, in everyone, they don’t even pay for a fifth of his proposed deficit

    O’DONNELL: The Tax Policy Center has done an analysis and they
    say there is no way to pay for the cuts that you’ve proposed without
    either increasing the deficit or raising taxes on the middle class because
    you would have to get rid of deductions and loopholes that benefit the
    middle class in order to pay for those tax cuts that you’re proposing and
    that increase in defense spending.

    RYAN: So the good news for us, Norah, is they didn’t actually analyze
    the Romney Plan. There are five other studies that have. What…

    O’DONNELL: There isn’t a Romney Plan that’s been specific
    about which deductions and loopholes he’s — will close.

    RYAN: Right, so let — let me — let me address that.

    So one study from Princeton just said that we can accomplish exactly
    what we’re saying to accomplish which is broaden the base, lower rates.

    What — what I mean when I say that is, it’s not what loopholes are out
    there, but who gets them. And we’re saying by not having higher income
    earners utilize these tax shelters, we can lower tax rates on everybody
    because they pay more of their income to taxation.

    Here’s the other issue, Norah. We don’t want to do this in
    a backroom deal kind of a way like Obama Care was done.

    We want to have a debate out in front, work with Congress, work with
    the public to find out what are the priorities we want to have in the tax
    system. And what the numbers do who and what studies back us up is
    that we can lower tax rates by plugging loopholes and still maintain
    special preferences from middle class taxpayers, not for higher incomes
    taxpayers, though.

    That’s what we want to do, but we don’t want to say our way or the
    highway. What we learned from our experience, my working with
    Democrats and Congress, Mitt Romney as governor of a Democratic
    state is that you don’t say, here’s my plan, take it or leave it, you say
    here are the outlines of my plan for job creation and economy growth.

    O’DONNELL: Let’s talk about some of the cuts that have been agreed
    to. Mitt Romney said in an interview on NBC that Republicans were wrong
    to agree to a deal last summer that included automatic cuts to defense
    spending in exchange for this agreement to raise the debt ceiling. He said
    it was big mistake by Republicans.

    He’s talking about you because you voted for those cuts, correct?

    RYAN: I did, you know why I voted for it? Because I was working to
    find common ground with Democrats to get a down payment on deficit

    I worked with President Obama to find common ground to get a down
    payment on deficit reduction. It wasn’t a big down payment but it was
    a step in the right direction.

    Here’s the issue, Bob Woodward just wrote this in his book, the
    devastating defense cuts that are now coming due were insisted
    upon by the Obama Administration so that they would not have to
    face another debt ceiling increase before the election.

    O’DONNELL: But Congressman, that’s…

    RYAN: That’s putting — that’s putting —
    that’s putting politics out of national security.

    More to the point, Norah, I authored the bill, brought it to the floor,
    and passed it to prevent the president’s irresponsible, devastating
    defense cuts from occurring by cutting wasteful Washington spending
    in other areas of government to replace these defense cuts.

    O’DONNELL: Congressman, these defense cuts are part of the Budget
    Control Act. You voted for the Budget Control Act. In fact I went and
    looked, you put on the a statement at the time it was passed and you
    called it a victory, and you called it a positive step forward.

    So, you voted for defense cuts. And now you’re criticizing the president
    for those same defense cuts that you voted for and called a victory.

    RYAN: No, no, I have to correct you on this, Norah. I voted for a mechanism that says a sequester will occur if we don’t cut $1.2 trillion spending in government. We offered $1.2 trillion in various — the super committee offered it. We passed in the House a bill to prevent those devastating defense cuts by cutting spending elsewhere. The senate’s done nothing. President Obama’s done nothing.

    I wrote another bill, passed it, got signed into law, Democrats supported
    us, President Obama If he is not going to help us with a plan to prevent
    those defense cuts by substituting them from elsewhere, what’s his plan
    for the sequester? He’s ignoring the law. He was supposed to give these
    to us yesterday.

    So the problem, Norah, is we’ve led. We wanted to have a bipartisan
    agreement. We got that. And the president hasn’t fulfilled his end of
    the bipartisan agreement.

    The goal was never that these defense cuts actually occur, the goal
    is that we get to work and cut spending so that we prevent those
    defense cuts. We’ve done that. The president hasn’t.

    O’DONNELL: Congressman, it’s my understanding that as part of the
    Budget Control Act there was not just the sequestration, the defense
    sequestration, but there is also $1 trillion in immediate spending cuts,
    which included the defense cuts, almost $400 billion that were proposed
    by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Mr. Dempsey, as well as
    Secretary Panetta. And you also voted for those.

    And now you’re saying that you didn’t vote for them?

    RYAN: We can get into this nomenclature. I voted for the Budget Control
    Act but the Obama administration proposed $470 billion in defense cuts.
    We don’t agree with that. Our budget rejected that. And then on top of
    that is another $500 billion in defense cuts.

    O’DONNELL: Right, it’s a trillion in defense spending. And you voted for it.

    RYAN: No, Norah, I voted for the Budget Control Act.

    O’DONNELL: That included defense spending.

    RYAN: Norah, you’re mistaken.

    I do not support the Obama budget. I do not support the Obama $478
    billion in cuts. So, number one, that’s half of the trillion we don’t support.
    Our budget reflected that.

    Number two, we passed legislation to reflect what we want as part
    of the Budget Control Act, which is to cut spending in other areas
    of government instead of the Pentagon, that bill is sitting in the
    senate right now.

    President Obama has done nothing to support it, to oppose it. He hasn’t
    even shown us how he’s going to implement this sequester. And if you go
    back and read the tape. If you go back and read Bob Woodward’s book,
    the reason the defense cuts are in the sequester as they are, was that
    the insistence of the Obama administration. O’DONNELL: Let’s turn now
    to foreign policy.

    President Obama said in his convention speech you may have heard. He
    talked about you and Governor Romney as newcomers to foreign policy
    to subscribe to a blustering and blundering approach. Do you have a
    response to that?

    RYAN: I think this is what people do when they have nothing else to
    offer. I think these are the kind of name calling you’re going to get
    from the president. I have more foreign policy experience coming
    into this job than President Obama did coming into his.

    Mitt Romney and I share the view that we need peace through
    strength, that we need to have a strong national defense. I wrote
    the bill to prevent the sequester from happening because we think
    those devastating defense cuts will dramatically weaken our national
    security. We think the president’s been wrong on Iran. And we think
    he’s dragged his feet on Iran, and as a result of his poor Iran policy,
    they’re that much closer to a nuclear weapon.

    Now, the president has had some success. Osama bin Laden is a perfect
    example. But by and large, I think what the president is doing here is he
    can’t run on his record. So he’s going to be offering us this kind of rhetoric.

    O’DONNELL: Can you explain how do you have more foreign policy
    experience than Senator Obama did? He was on the foreign
    relations committee. What is your foreign policy experience?

    RYAN: I’ve been in congress for 14 years. He was in the senate for far, far
    less time that that. I voted– you know, Norah, I voted to send men and
    women to war. I’ve been to Iraq and Afghanistan. I’ve met with our troops
    to get their perspectives. I’ve been to the funerals. I’ve talked to the
    widows. I’ve talked to the wives, the moms and dads. That’s something.
    That matters.

    I take this very seriously. I’ve done doing this for 14 years.

    O’DONNELL: Who do you America’s number one enemy is?

    RYAN: Well, I think a nuclear Iran is
    our biggest foreign policy threat today.

    O’DONNELL The reason I ask you that is Mitt Romney was criticized
    during the Democratic National Convention for saying Russia is
    without question our number one geopolitical foe. So do you disagree
    with Mitt Romney?

    RYAN: No, I think what he was saying was among the other
    powers — China and Russia — that Russia stands a great

    Look, I think sending our foreign policy decisions to be cleared through
    the U.N. security council where we’re giving Iran and China — excuse
    me, Russia and China, veto clout over us, that’s not good policy. So
    what we have done through our foreign policy for the Obama
    administration is we’ve increase the clout in the card of Russia and
    China. I think that was a mistake.

    O’DONNELL: Finally, let me ask you about the time that you gave in
    terms of when you were asked about running a marathon and you
    said you had run a two hour and 50-something marathon. It turned
    out of course it was over four hours. You know, when I first heard
    that, I thought he must have misspoke or perhaps he didn’t remember,
    but a lot of people– this keeps coming up. I mean, you are a fitness
    buff. You are a numbers guy. How did you make that mistake?

    RYAN: It was an honest mistake. I was 20 years old. I hurt my back
    when I was about 23 or 24 and I had to quit running. I herniated a
    disk in my back. So I just lost perspective on what normal times are.

    I ran an ordinary race and I thought the answer I gave was an ordinary
    time. Obviously, it wasn’t. It was 22 years ago. You know, I think that’s
    happening here is the president doesn’t have a positive story to say, so
    they’re trying to use this kind of rhetoric. My brother’s been busting my
    chops ever since I said that because he is an actual marathon runner
    and he’s been saying, “are you crazy? That’s crazy fast.”

    Look, it was just an honest mistake.

    O’DONNELL: All right. But remember, everybody was criticizing
    Al Gore when he said he invented the Internet whether fairly
    or unfairly.

    RYAN: 22 years ago — I stopped running a long time ago because I
    had these back issues and I lost perspective of what ordinary times

    O’DONNELL: All right, Congressman Ryan who has run, to be clear, an
    over four hour marathon. Thank you, congressman. Good to see you.
    We appreciate it.

    RYAN: You too, Norah. Have a good one.]

    there, recorded for posterity, a first hand copy, just
    in case Obama decides to sue FtN, NO’D, or the man
    in the moon.. /s/


  • bg


    re: #26 September 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm bg

    Ryan: part 1

    Ryan: part 2

    Ryan: part 3

    Ryan: part 4

    Ryan: part 5

    they have to “chop it up”.. i mean, how else can they safely lose the
    conversations “context”, i mean, they don’t want to take the chance
    of switching a few dhimmis light bulbs on.. /s/


  • BS61

    #10 September 9, 2012 at 11:30 am
    Patty commented:
    I do believe the lame stream media has COTTON BALLS in their ears when it comes to the republican party. And while working for Obama it boils down to ONE thing, VOTERS AND WHO THEY WILL BELIEVE.

    Oh Dear Patty, I don’t believe that the MSM is stupid, I now call them like I see them – communists. Otherwise why would they fail to report the real news of the day? I’m done excusing our Pravda!

  • Jeannie

    From – I’m putting this on a few threads so please forgive hte ‘spam’ aspect:

    Yesterday at various blogs I read over and over again that the Dem convention gave Obama a big bounce, that he’s winning, that his approval is now over 50%, that their enthusiasm is as high as that of the Republican crowd, that–

    And then you look at the polls that caused this “sky is falling” fit. What are those polls? Those polls are, in fact, the same old sh*te. They poll all adults, which you KNOW skews Democrat. They poll registered voters, which you know skews Democrat. They poll with a skew of 4% Democrats over Republicans as though this were still 2008, as if 2010 had never happened.

    Then all the people on the right echo these as though they were legitimate and say “oh, but the polls were correct before.”

    Really? The polls were correct before? When? The very last polls before the elections, when pollsters try to salvage their reputation? Sometimes. More or less. Kind of. But up till then when something can be got from the propaganda and from seeding despondency on the right, the polls have been insanely skewed.

    Beyond all that, 2008 and before was a different game. The unemployment statistics used to be more or less correct, too, and, oh, yeah, the Justice Department didn’t used to sue pollsters. Neither of those is true anymore.

    Read the whole thing.

    Related: ‘Operation Demoralize Is Working Just as Planned.’ Only if you let it.

    UPDATE: “Chin up, folks. It’s September. We who follow politics know that the media cheerleaders are in the tank for the 0ne. Of course they’re lying for him.”

    Another reader emails: “Don’t get sucked in by Obama’s MSM.. . the only way he has a chance is if the GOP support is suppressed.”

  • mg4us

    This election is ALL ABOUT Obama. . a referendum on him. . .whether he is doing a good job or not

    Need to get everyone who has any complaint to get out and vote No on Obama. .NObama

    Here is a little piece to help provide insight into Obama’s WH and a future if we stay on the path we are on by the famous Bob Woodward (Watergate Journalist)