This is what Reich has to say:
House Speaker Paul Ryan is a font of terrible ideas, and he’s hell-bent on using them to embolden conservatives and influence Republican presidential candidates.1
In Beware Paul Ryan, my latest video with MoveOn, I lay out seven of Speaker Ryan’s most dangerous notions and the path our nation should take instead.
Reich stresses the importance of keeping an eye on Ryan:
“Please watch and share this two-minute video now so we can all keep a wary eye on the ultra-ambitious Ryan as he angles to lead Congress—and our country—deeper down the rabbit hole of right-wing policies.”2
As he adds on Facebook,
“If you watched the President’s State of the Union Address, you saw Paul Ryan sitting just behind him. He’s the new Speaker of the House. Now that he’s beginning his reign, what are Ryan’s goals? Watch our video to find out — and be warned.”
In his video, Reich explains why:
Paul Ryan has shown himself to be a John Boehner clone with a more camera-friendly face. He spouts the same tired lies of the last decade, and has continued Boehner’s practice of pursuing meaningless votes to repeal Obamacare, hiding from reality while accusing Obama of being myopic.
Like Boehner, Ryan is a propagator of Republican propaganda, and his schemes, as Reich shows here, will hurt most Americans rather than help them.
1. “For 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan sets sights on crafting a GOP campaign vision,” Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2016
2. “Face the Nation transcripts January 10, 2016: Clinton, Ryan, Christie, Paul,” CBS News, January 10, 2016
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.