Since some of my friends have been asking my take on Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's new running mate, here ya go:
Be honest with yourself, especially if you're liberal. There was never going to be a perfect running mate for Romney, was there? In your heart of hearts, you know that it wouldn't have mattered - you would have dissed and trashed whomever Romney selected to be his running mate.
I know this about liberals, and I know that what matters most to them is not what's best for the country, but that President Obama gets reelected, even if his reelection will be very bad for the country. What matters to liberals is holding on to power, even if it means continuing the reckless policies of this administration another four years.
Such people that desperate to hold onto power should be denied. Acts made out of desperate desires to hold onto power have a way of corrupting a soul, and I see this more and more in the Democratic Party as the election draws closer and closer.
Some of you liberals see it already, even if you can't or won't publicly admit it. Some of you can't admit it publicly because it could literally cause you to lose your job, and you don't want to be out of a job - especially in this economy! How does that feel, by the way - to have to begrudgingly admit the truth even if it's only to yourself, that the economy is in the gutter because of the reckless policies of this administration and its leader?
Others of you won't admit it because you don't want to "hand ammo to the other side". Personally, I find that sad, because you’re supposed to be the side that’s committed to the truth; and yet when the chips are down, what’s actually more important to you is that “your side” wins – or, to be more exact, “the other side loses”. While the former is mainly looking out for his job, the latter is being petty. In both instances, however, they are operating out of selfish motives rather than to the search for the truth and looking out for the common good.
You are probably asking yourself now, “When is she going to say something about Paul Ryan?” Again, it doesn’t matter what I think of Ryan – if you are a liberal as I described above, then nothing I write will convince you otherwise, so what would be the point of trying?
However, his nomination is mere days old, and there’s time to find out more about the candidate, and when the time is right, I’ll give my take on him. I will say though, that I’m disappointed that a conservative woman wasn’t nominated, but I’ll take a Romney/Ryan victory over four more years of Obama/Biden.