Paul Ryan Hefts White Man’s Burden

The real news isn’t Paul Ryan cutting off an interview; it’s the racist comment he made just before.

By Terry J. Allen

Internet pundits made hay today over a clip released by BuzzFeed that shows a “testy” Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan aborting an interview segment with Michigan’s ABC12 News. The Ryan campaign sought to short-circuit the criticism by saying [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

  • Reader Comments

    That totally explains Aurora, Columbine, Virginia Tech, and the Sikh temple in WI.

    Posted by JK on Oct 9, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    this is not a flub or slip, this is how 1% view US! We have value as they need/want US but otherwise they see RIGHT thru US!

    Posted by Dan Castro on Oct 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Phew! Need for air freshener! Lying Ryan - what a stinker!

    Posted by Ned Hamson on Oct 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Was Gabby Gifford in the “inner city” when that nut job shot her? Did Trayvon Martin lack discipline when he walked home with a bottle of tea and skittles? Did the 12 people who were killed and at least 38 others wounded at a theater in Aurora, CO need to be taught good character? People like Paul Ryan are quick to throw stones until one ricochet…

    Posted by CarolynH on Oct 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    This totally explans the crimes of the Republican political party.
    Treason against Johnson (sabotaged the Vietnam peace talks with an offer of a better deal from Nixon)
    Watergate (break in of the Democratic campaign headquarters)
    Treason against Carter (made deal with Iran to continue to hold the hostages)
    2000 election crimes against voters and the nation
    2004 election crimes against voters and the nation
    2010 election crimes against voters and the nation
    2012, Treason again.
    Not to mention, NYTimes admits they knew W had a mic on during the debates.
    Count on everyone finding out about more crimes . . . after the election.

    Posted by Todays Illusion on Oct 9, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Predictable response from someone who holds Ayn Rand in such high regard.

    Posted by Michael Eck on Oct 10, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    On top of that, Paul Ryan forgot his own district was the site of terrorism in early August when a white supremacist killed six Sikhs

    Posted by Taran Singh on Oct 10, 2012 at 2:57 AM

    Freudian slip? Ryan is not lying about a “crime problem”. The USA is the World’s Biggest Jailor. Cops incessantly chase street corner “inner-city” inhabitants trying to make ends meet. (Whites from everywhere use the “inner-city” dope trade. Farbeit from us to tell people they can’t treat their pain, think Alcoholism, without offfering them other solutions, getting to the root causes.)

    There is no “War on Drugs”, by the way.

    Prisons are packed with potential VOTERS.

    Posted by Black Dove Invictus on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Another lecture from this tea party minion who, really, as a member of a group in congress who pledged to the Koch brothers not to legislate anything in an Obama term, could be a traitor?

    Posted by Jose Petez Hernandez on Oct 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    If the nutty Ryan had bothered to read Jane Jacobs” Death and Life of Great American Cities”, he might have ended up on the side of responsible City Planning, not the NRA and a shallow understanding of Ayn Rand.

    Posted by jose perez hernandez on Oct 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    While I in no way support the Romney/Ryan ticket—I think it will serve us well not to criticize too loudly the imperialist - white man’s burden tendencies - in others when it is, to my mind, a quality we all share- left and right. Think of “everyone should go to college,”  the whole / healthy food movements, anti-smoking campaigns, and the near universal consensus that all of America’s “poor” would have “better lives” if they were able to become “middle-class” which is to say could participate more wholly in our ideals of an overly and destructive consumer culture and material wealth and their relevant reflection of one’s “worth” and success within our society. Imperialism is the American way—and it is the rare American who does not believe that some “other” would be better served and live better lives, if they only they had the good sense to adopt their ideals - with the left being as guilty of this as the right.  The ideal, so far as I see it, would be to give all Americans the tools they need for the “pursuit of happiness” however they should define it, and the courage to acknowledge that our own pursuit of such happiness is not without its failings, i.e the richest industrialized nation that reports the highest level of discontent among them all. If this is what we aim to share with the “impoverished” others, here at home and around the globe - shouldn’t we first admit, in regards to a non-material accounting of life’s worth and meaning, that we have gained as much as we have lost (and or destroyed).

    Posted by JPAskew on Oct 11, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    “City Planning”?!  Sounds “socialist” to me!  *snark*

    Posted by Jane Hawes on Oct 11, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    A repeat but oh so important to get to Obama KO punch

    President Obama would have destroyed Mitt had he used these two

    Romney said: “My first act will be to defund Planned Parenthood.”
    “My first act will be to repeal Obamacare.”

    Planned Parenthood prevents more abortions than any unit in America.
    Free contraceptives to poorest of poor women.
    Has Mitt never studied the Bible?
    The word most used by Jesus is POOR.
    PP provides preventative health care to poorest of the poor women.

    Mitt does not understand our legal system. You cannot just repeal Laws on whims.
    Only Dictators do that.
    Clarence Swinney—scared to death of that rich man—
    p.s. Ryan in vp debate-Life begins at conception. we are anti-abortion except
    in the case of rape-incest-life of the mother—Ha! Bill Clinton Speaking?

    Posted by Clarence Swinney on Oct 12, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Just being a republican is quite disturbing now.

    Posted by kkmill on Oct 14, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    not much tea, crumpets, and chesse balls in dem ther innerds cities is ther?

    Posted by teaspiller on Oct 15, 2012 at 11:29 PM