We’re Better Than This
After listening to Rep. Ryan’s speech last night I was at loss for words. Fortunately, Steve Benen wasn’t:
CNN’s Erin Burnett added, “There will be issues with some of the facts, but it motivated people.”
Let that sentence roll around in your brain for a moment, and ponder what it means for our country.
Ryan lied uncontrollably, but that’s not terribly important. It undermines our democracy and the basic norms of the American political system, but no one seems to care anymore. Ryan thinks we’re idiots, but his cynicism matters less than the electoral implications.
The United States is better than Paul Ryan’s dishonesty. It has to be. Our future depends on it.