Confronted by David Gregory over poll results that show 80 percent of Americans don't want Medicare touched, Ryan replied that he doesn't listen to polls. "Leaders are elected to lead and are supposed to change the polls because that's what the country wants," he said.
Ryan was essentially making the outrageous claim that once politicians are elected, they no longer need listen to the will of the people. Well, we already knew that, but somebody finally came out and said it. Moreover, it is Ryan's job to change what people only imagine they are thinking. People cannot think for themselves and if they do express a thought, it is the job of Paul Ryan to tell them they are wrong, because deep down, they want somebody to tell them they are wrong. Paul Ryan is certifiably nuts. Anybody claiming the whole purpose of his life is to be a general in the "Battle for Fiscal Sanity" is certifiably nuts. Anybody going on "Meet the Press wearing a day-glo orange tie is certifiably nuts.
But do you think David Gregory actually followed up, and tried to explain the meaning and purpose of polls to this reincarnation of Joe McCarthy? Of course not. He was more interested in asking if Newt Gingrich blew it when he called Ryan a right-wing radical social engineer, instead of pointing out that Gingrich was actually right for once in his life, regardless of his intent.
Ryan blithely went on to pontificate that his plan would spare the current crop of seniors from having their lives disrupted, by generously waiting to
|The Ryan Plan = "Saturn Devouring His Child" (courtesy of the addled artistic brain of F. Goya)|
You know somebody is dangerously disturbed when even Newt Gingrich looks reasonable in comparison. And I finally figured out that the reason the pundits all call Ryan "serious" is because of his facial expression. The guy never cracks a smile, not even a forced politician smile.
And he's even leaving the door slightly ajar, down the road, for a possible presidential run? Bring on the Rapture, quick!