I don’t like Paul Ryan. Ever since he greatly exaggerated his marathon time, I’ve thought he was an individual who had an uneasy relationship with the truth. And his nonsensical and cruel budget shows that he doesn’t find facts particularly useful. Did you know that he was also voted greatest brown nose in high school?
Well, if you still aren’t convinced that this man has serious character flaws, consider how he “ramrodded” his way into a soup kitchen for a photo-op. According to the Washington Post:
The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week “ramrodded their way” into the group’s Youngstown soup kitchen so that GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan could get his picture taken washing dishes in the dining hall.
Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan, who stopped by the soup kitchen after a town hall at Youngstown State University.
“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.”
He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”
Ryan had stopped by the soup kitchen for about 15 minutes on his way to the airport after his Saturday morning town hall in Youngstown. By the time he arrived, the food had already been served, the patrons had left, and the hall had been cleaned.
“Had they asked for permission, it wouldn’t have been granted. … But I certainly wouldn’t have let him wash clean pans, and then take a picture,” Antal said.
What kind of a man does this other than an unscrupulous fraud? The kicker is that his budget would gut services to help the poor — so this is more than a run-of-the-mil photo op. It’s a sinister attempt to pretend that Ryan is compassionate, when he really is a heartless individual with little regard for those who suffer at the margins of society. This was nothing short of an extremist’s extreme makeover so his draconian views appear more palatable for the general election.
Shame on Lyin Ryan.