5 Things I learned from the Triple R’s speeches at the #RNC2012 that I already knew
I wrote the first part of this series after the 1st night of the #RNC2012 that was highlighted by Chris Christie’s keynote speech. After my first entry I decided I would keep this series going through the #DNC2012. This series is meant to be the simple takeaways that I gained from the night’s festivities nothing too complex or detailed policy analysis. So with that being said this is the 5 things The Triple R’s Remix. The five things I learned from the speech’s of former Secretary of State Condelezza Rice, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Paul Ryan
1. Condoleezza Rice Is a stateswoman of the highest regard class & presence
2. Rice in her speech acquitted herself as presidential.
3. I still believe Condoleezza has no interest in being the President.
4. Rice continues to push the narrative that the capture of Bin Laden is a win for two administrations. It is not. One administration had 8 years to complete a mission had opportunities to do so and did not. The Obama administration was able to complete that mission therefore the credit lies with them.
5. Rice did a great job of laying out what an inclusive vision of what the GOP should look like if it wants to be competitive as the demographics of country change.
- Ryan lies. No explanation needed.
- I am still amazed that anyone is comfortable with Medicare becoming a voucher program regardless of political affiliation.
- Ryan is an amazing salesman. The fact that he can sell the idea of Medicare becoming a voucher among his other drastic cuts.
- People are so consumed with Ryan’s stance of on Medicare that they are really missing the other draconian cuts that Ryan’s budget contains to almost all social programs in this country.
- This I did not learn from Ryan’s speech but I think it must be mentioned, Ryan’s budget doesn’t balance the budget. To be fair neither does President Obama’s, but I think there is a certain expectation from a conservative budget is that all of the cuts to government spending are all in the name of balancing the budget and bringing us back to “fiscal sanity” which Ryan’s budget doesn’t for the foreseeable future.
1. Rubio is a rising star that can actually live up to the hype. Never forget what happened to Bobby Jindal.
2. Rubio told a compelling story of his families rise from poverty and incredible immigrant narrative.
3. I still believe Marco Rubio was the best selection for Vice-President that former Governor Romney could have made
4. Rubio’s narrative about his families always makes me think how he can be a part of party that has such a harsh stance on immigration in America. Rubio’s narrative championed upward mobility but set forth no new ideas with how to aid more people in situations similar to his families to make it in America
5. Rubio’s speech made me think about one question more than any of the other speeches. What plan does the GOP actually have to help poor and middle class attain upward mobility in this country other than tax cuts for the rich and telling people poorer than rich people to work harder and take risks?
The GOP has finally found the rising stars they were looking for in 2008 at this convention in Rubio, Ryan, Christie and Walker. The question remains will the policy prescriptions that these men present is really, what the country want. Make sure to follow me on twitter @SeanBreeze as I continue to tweet my analysis of #DNC2012 look out for the continuation of the 5 Things series this week.