PAUL RYAN READY TO REPEAL OBAMACARE DESPITE NOT ACTUALLY HAVING ANY POWER IF HE IS ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT
September 15 2012
Washington, D.C. – Traditionally the role of Vice President of the United States has been rather inglorious. In stark contrast to the role the President plays, the VP is a position that could almost mot even exists and the nation would go on just fine, traditionally.
In the extreme scenario, following the departure of the President through whatever circumstances, the VP role suddenly becomes extremely important but in the daily accounting it is filled with, well, not much, occasional diplomatic trips and a fundraising trip every now the, at most.
That has started to shift in recent years with both Al Gore and Dick Cheney taking on more aggressive roles in the Cabinet but that is only in comparison to VP’s of the past. In truth, the Vice President has little or no power and absolutely no influence on policy aside from what the President decides to offer. No one, it appears, has told Paul Ryan that and now the Republican candidate for that position is starting to get a big head, already talking about what he will do if elected despite not actually being able to do anything at all.
“I can assure you, when Mitt Romney is elected, we will get to work - on Day One - to repeal that mandate and all of Obamacare,” said Ryan during a campaign stop.
That statement is in stark contrast to what Romney has been saying lately, which is really more of a modification of the current healthcare legislation rather than a full repeal.
Ryan, though, clearly has other ideas and will surely talk a lot about to his empty telephone in his lonely office should he get the job.
“Obviously the Healthcare issue is a big one for Republicans, heck it may even be bigger than the economy, and so they need to chat that up. They need to rally the troops and that is what Romney has done with it, one of the few smart political moves he has made. Ryan, though, seems to be a believer which is weird politics and is certainly going to be very disappointing if he gets into office,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “I mean he can talk this up again and again but in the end he has absolutely no authority over anything aside from his personal staff and they really don’t have legislative power. If he wants to do these things he’ll have to kill Romney or have him killed or something like that.”
It’s not clear if Ryan plans on killing Romney though that is traditional not a part of campaign rhetoric.
“Clearly Ryan hates poor people having health care because, well either he’s a jerk or he just really wants to be elected and will do anything to affect that end. I mean he clearly wants to be elected more than he wants to do what’s right for the people and I can only assume that will lead to him killing, or at least ordering the killing, of his boss,” continued Kinsey. “Hopefully that doesn’t happen. Hopefully, if they get into office, Romney can control his dog because it would be rough to have the President assassinated by the Vice President. That’s only happened once before and it was a mess and a mess is not what people need today.”
Ryan is completely healthy himself and plans on staying that way.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent