Paul Ryan Slams Obama: When President Sets Up Straw Men, It’s Not Really an Honest Debate (Video)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was on Meet the Press for his first first live interview since the November elections. Ryan slammed President Obama for his outrageous straw man attacks on the GOP.

This is the straw man argument. The president I think said the week earlier that we have suspicions on Medicare and taking care of the elderly and feeding poor children. When he sets up these straw men, which is to affix views to his adversaries that they don’t have, to win an argument by default. It’s not really an honest debate. Here’s the point we’ve been making all along. We want to have a safety net. A safety net that’s there for the vulnerable, for the poor, for people who cannot help themselves. But we don’t want to have a culture in this country that encourages more dependency that saps and drains people of their ability to make the most of their lives.”

Good for Paul Ryan for pointing this out on national TV.

Paul Ryan also spoke at the National Review Institute conference on Saturday night. Here is the transcript to the speech where he urged Republicans to stick together and pick their battles with Obama.

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  • Maudie N Mandeville

    The GOP needs an MSM Articulation training school and only ‘allow’ those who have passed to appear on msm. Courses would include ‘Ambush questions’, ‘hostile hosts’, and most important ‘Do you know your material?’, etc. Paul Ryan is one of a handful who could skip the class much like passing an AP test (Marco and Rand included).

  • Mannie

    What has ever been honest about Zerobama?

    He is nothing but ideology. A corrupt, evil ideology.

  • bg


    while you were sleeping..

    January 27, 2013
    Sunday Morning/w/CO

    Professor: Take our country back, from the Constitution

    April 12, 2012

    Alarms over Obama coup against Constitution surging

    January 18, 2001
    by Barack Obama

    Breaking Free From The Constitution

    March 10, 1983
    by Barack Obama

    Breaking The War Mentality

    No Constitution, No Military to defend it, No 2nd Amendment, No
    Guns to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government, etc..


  • bg


    re: #5 January 27, 2013 at 10:17 am bg

    UN One World Constitution

    [Essentially what this proposed environmental covenant does is it takes
    the sustainable development principles underlying Agenda 21 and turns
    them into global constitutional law.]

    bit more..


  • bg


    Founding Fathers

    “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.
    Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can
    exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary
    right to dismember it or overthrow it.”

    — Abraham Lincoln, 4 April 1861


  • Babsy

    #5: You’re just chock full of good news today, aren’t ya?? LOL! Paul Ryanmight be President someday…

  • donh

    Does this Ryan EVER come up with anything new ? He has spent the last 3-4 years WHINING like a cry baby about Obama and his straw men sophistry …Doesn’t he get it ?……..When you speak ” straw man ” low information voters think of the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz…and the Scarecrow is a beloved character…..the analogy IS NOT WORKING. …This man is a WEAK LOSER who couldn’t even beat Joe Biden in debate . …..Its time to move on to somebody else….Ryan should stand behind a counter scooping ice cream in a soda jerk uniform… That is what he is cut out for … >

  • bg


    Babsy #8 January 27, 2013 at 10:48 am

    and “if yhit were nickels, we’d all be rich” ~ Dad ~ 😀

    btw, it’s neither mine, nor news, it’s happening as i type..

    call it back to the future vs history repeats itself..


  • jorgen

    If Obama participated in honest debates, he would always lose, as he is consistently on the wrong side of every single issue.

  • rrpjr

    Wow. How will Obama ever recover from that devastating blow.

  • Beef

    “When he sets up these straw men, which is to affix views to his adversaries that they don’t have, to win an argument by default. It’s not really an honest debate.”

    Really Paul, you just now noticed that?

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  • aprilnovember811

    So why do you negotiate with the liar? I have no use for any of the Republicans. I will not vote for them again. I will only vote for someone not tied in any way, shape, or form to the GOP. They’re doormats.

  • jtb012u340

    Straw man arguments is what ALL politicians and the news mafia do. They are present day white washed pharisees. It stems from LIEING.

  • bg


    “The new Republicans are the old Democrats,
    The old Democrats are the new Progressives,
    The new Progressives are the old Communists”

    ~ bg

    “why history repeats itself ..

    by the time people learn from it, they’re so old that
    about all they can do is shout fire on their way out
    of the burning theater”..

    ~ bg


  • juandos

    Well when R.I.N.O.s can’t muster up a counter argument to this retarded Kenyan Kommie Klown they shouldn’t whine about it but do a little homework instead…

  • More liberty

    Lol….I could care less what Ryan says. He is just another big government goon that votes against liberty and less government. Screw him

  • Valerie

    #19 January 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    More liberty commented:

    Democrat, much?

  • Catherine

    So this press guy showed once again he has a brown collar yes his head is far up obamas butt.

    Man I hate these brown collar press people.