Cong. Paul Ryan, (R-Janesville), is among those cited in a Washington Post column mocking President Barack Obama - - thus the Presidency, too - - during his jobs speech to a Joint Session of Congress.
President Obama gave one of the most impassioned speeches of his presidency when he addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Too bad so many in the audience thought it was a big, fat joke
“You should pass this jobs plan right away!” Obama exhorted. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) chuckled.
"Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary — an outrage he has asked us to fix,” Obama went on.
Widespread laughter broke out on the GOP side of the aisle.Ryan considers himself a national figure, pundits have anointed him as really smart, perhaps Presidential, and he's responded with all due humility that he won't run for President, but is available to be considered for Vice-President.
“This isn’t political grandstanding,” Obama said. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) guffawed.
“This isn’t class warfare,” Obama said. More hysterics on the right.
Snickering openly during a Presidential address to a Joint Session of Congress?
Who cares if reporters see it?
What an arrogance there is to that juvenile behavior.
What a double-standard for someone holding himself out as suitable for national office.
And what bad PR for Wisconsin.