Ryan’s speech was a tour de force, and the underlying worldview, in which the extent of individual freedom in human action, and the accountability of the state to the citizen, constitute the primary litmus test for the good society - a worldview which Ryan expressed simply, but with sincere passion – positively towers over the Democrats’ stale mish-mash of socialist dogma, worn-out tax-and-spend strategies, internationalist masochism, and special-interest pandering, especially as this leftist litany continues to be yawped by an increasingly angry and neurotic mob of administration surrogates who are utterly bereft of new ideas and a defensible record.
Here is Ryan’s complete speech (which absolutely bowled Ace over).
More from Ross Kaminsky at The American Spectator. This line, particularly, stands out:
”College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters, and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.”And this one (so many to choose from!)
”None of us should have to settle for the best this administration offers, a dull adventure-less journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us." [Kaminsky adds his wife’s take on this statement: "He just explained 'Socialism for Dummies' in one sentence."]Update: MSNBC’s political commentators react to Ryan’s speech…