Ever since Mitt Romney announced that Paul Ryan would be his running mate, the words “solidifies competing visions” have been used often to describe the effect of the Ryan choice on the election debate. Actually I’d argue that one is a vision, and the other a Marxist nightmare.

Paul Ryan on Saturday morning summarized vision #1: “We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes”:

And over the weekend President Obama provided the other vision: “A new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared”:

That’s not exactly a new vision, is it?

(h/t Gateway Pundit)


25 Responses to “Competing Visions”

  1. backwoodsconsr on August 14th, 2012 3:13 pm

    The Democrats have been hallucinating for years.

  2. SignPainterGuy on August 14th, 2012 3:27 pm

    Ryan`s vision mirrors our understanding of the guarantee of our Constitution; "the right to the pursuit of happiness", but not the guarantee of a successful result. Except for the taxes paid on your success to the degree you reach it, the rest is yours.

    Apparently in Obama`s dream, whatever success you achieve, it will be split up by the government and spread out, shared with others, not of YOUR choosing.

    Yeah, that sounds all FAIR n stuff. Mmmm mmmm mmmm !

    Sure it`s "new", Doug; it`s new and the first time the idea of sew-shall-ism has been tried in the USA after 2008 and by this particular pResident ! Totally fresh !

  3. SignPainterGuy on August 14th, 2012 3:41 pm

    Biden just said to his smallish crowd in Danville, just a stone`s throw into VA, "I think we can win NC !" He thinks he`s still in NC, speaking to that massive crowd of 660.

  4. backwoodsconsr on August 14th, 2012 3:45 pm

    As ye shall reap, so shall the government also take.

  5. backwoodsconsr on August 14th, 2012 3:48 pm

    I don't think he understands crowd sizes. His inability to count is legendary.
    For his sake I hope he doesn't try using any three letter words.

  6. SignPainterGuy on August 14th, 2012 3:53 pm

    There`s an expression describing how a person should give to charities; "Don`t give till it hurts, give till it feels good". I think the dad-gum gummint heard that wrong. They must`a heard, "TAKE till it feels GOOD !!!"

  7. SignPainterGuy on August 14th, 2012 3:58 pm

    I wonder if he ever gets his fingers n toes knotted up trying to count the crowd size ?

  8. Truesoldier__ on August 14th, 2012 4:00 pm

    Obama provided the other vision: “A new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared”:

    Translation: Some will work hard to pay for other lazy oafs who want to sit at home eating bon bons while watching Jerry Springer.

  9. SignPainterGuy on August 14th, 2012 4:11 pm

    Obama wants to share even more of our dwindling prosperity. Just how many labor unions and green energy companies ARE there !?!?

  10. Truesoldier__ on August 14th, 2012 4:40 pm

    Anything above 0 is 1 to many.

  11. archer on August 14th, 2012 6:47 pm

    I’m not sure how Zero and his economists think that changing the line on the economic graph from turning up as it moves to the right into a flat horizontal line as it moves to the right is better for everybody or even anybody other than the top echelons of the pyramid.

    Or taking income from the one who tried hard and chugged through many years of school and the workforce to make it and giving those dollars to the one who deliberately dropped out of school to sell drugs, guns or flesh, or the guy who ran out on his family and parental duties and responsibilities is in any way equitable.

    Or how is it equitable to give someone else’s income to those ones who knowingly and willfully and illegally skulked across a national border to get in on those freebees and then keep themselves hidden within the population.

    Such a society can only attract the bottom dwellers, the leaches that suck the life giving blood out of the society and the bottom feeders that scarf up the residue and carcasses of the dead and dying. Witness Detroit, Michigan.

    “Spread the wealth around” may sound good but one can see what kind of people it attracts. Makes me excited about America’s future under four more years of the Flatliner.

    Also like to know exactly who he is sharing his wealth with. It certainly isn’t his Kenyan or local families.

  12. Granny55 on August 14th, 2012 7:00 pm

    I am loving the fact that Romney just cut Ryan loose to go out on his own and connect with the voters. McLame kept Palin hog tied and muzzled by the campaign. I like the fact that Romney has confidence in Ryan to let him be out on his own.

  13. Granny55 on August 14th, 2012 7:01 pm

    Archer – my guess is Zero has plans to spread it to his union buddies, green buddies and his terrorist friends in Chicago. And of course there will be a chunk for himself.

  14. SignPainterGuy on August 14th, 2012 8:13 pm

    Ditto ! I think Romney trusts Ryan to spread and articulate the conservative platform. McLame was a RINO, not a conservative, and apparently, not trusting of Sarah OR the conservative platform !

  15. Truesoldier__ on August 14th, 2012 8:48 pm

    Agreed. Romney is showing a couple of really good things with this pick and how he is letting Ryan loose to stump on his own.

    1. He is showing true leadership by choosing a smart guy who get's it.

    2. He is showing he is not some thin skinned narcissist who has to be the smartest guy in the room.

    3. He is sending a signal that this election is going to be about something not just against Obama.

    This is a winning combination!

  16. Truesoldier__ on August 14th, 2012 8:51 pm

    Here is something interesting I heard about Ryan yesterday. The district he represents has voted for every Democrat for President dating back to Walter Mondale; yet Ryan has been able to garner around 60-65% of the vote in that district.

    This tells me that when he talks he is able to get enough people to listen. Reminds me a lot of how Reagan would talk to the voters; instead of talking above them. It is this kind of communication that will go a long way and I have a feeling that we will see it on full display in the VP debate.

  17. Granny55 on August 14th, 2012 8:55 pm

    And they Oboma and Biden on their heels – all I am hearing is how bad Romney/Ryan are and not a peep about what they have done or are planning. Other than Obama's comment about "sharing the prosperity" last weekend in Chicago – but that is the socialist road they are leading us down. Slowly but surely the mask is coming off!

  18. archer on August 14th, 2012 10:30 pm

    You could be right, Granny, but I’m guess’en Zero ain’t shar’en with nooo body. No, sir! No wealth spread’en go’in on there.

  19. jeffythequick on August 15th, 2012 12:30 am

    In response…

    #1… I hate the impeachment insurance joke, but Sheriff Joe makes it that much more funny by having the truth there…

    #2…Obama is always the least qualified guy in the room, that's why he always needs to put others down and be on offense all the time.

    #3…"There's a difference… they've got me!" – Barack Obama If you ever want to stay sober, go to a funeral and drink on every sentence that Obama, when giving a eulogy, leaves out some form of "me".

  20. SignPainterGuy on August 15th, 2012 2:00 am

    The msm has to shore up the base by lying at every turn. To hear them, Ryan couldn`t get his Mom to vote for him, but in truth, It`s as you say, 2/3 vote for him. The same with Walker, so ignore them as much as possible.

    Watching the speech where the protesters climbed up on stage, he does sound very ordinary, not nerdy or aloof at all ! He sounds like average Joe …. who is GREAT at math and explaining the conservative platform and the downsides to ObamaScare, etc. !

  21. SignPainterGuy on August 15th, 2012 2:03 am

    A "Stay Sober" game ? HERE ?

    Yeah, isn`t 60 about average for the Me`s ?

  22. ChapBix on August 16th, 2012 1:21 am

    He might when he ties the laces on his shoes. Or, has he switched to Velcro closures on his shoes?

  23. ChapBix on August 16th, 2012 1:22 am

    Didn't Obama also say something about doing to other industries what he did to the auto industry?

  24. ChapBix on August 16th, 2012 1:27 am

    In the medical community, flat lining is not a good thing.

  25. archer on August 16th, 2012 2:01 am

    Nor is it in economics.

    In fact, it pretty much means the same thing on any graph that can’t get itself to head upward off the baseline as it moves to the right.

    Another fact, in order to achieve this “spread the wealth” evenly, Zero’s economics graph line will have to spend a long time on the down swing stifling the economy to even things out. And it’s been doing just that for four years now.

    There’s nothing good about this socialist idea. Zero’s plan is not about lifting some up from the bottom to a higher plane of living; it’s about dragging everyone (except him and his cronies) down to the absolute lowest common denominator.

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