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Paul Ryan Cracks Joke As 71 Year-Old Citizen Is Forced To The Ground

5:10 pm - 09/08/2012
The first video is self-explanatory, but I have transcribed as much of it here as possible because of the poor quality of the audiovisuals. This took place last fall at one of Congressman Rep. Ryan’s “Pay to Play” town hall meetings where he was discussing cutting Senior’s Social Security, and Medicare as a means of debt reduction. As you might imagine, one senior was not pleased.

Ryan: “Most of our debt in the future comes from our entitlement programs.”

Senior citizen: “Hey, (Garbled; Ryan continues to speak). I paid into that for 50 years, my unemployment and my Social Security and my Medicare, and now you’re gonna…” At this point you hear the police who are dragging him out shouting, “on the ground, on the ground”.

Ryan then jokes, “I hope he’s taken his blood-pressure medication”, and the room laughs with him.

Here’s the video:

The 71-year-old senior citizen was obviously unhappy about Ryan’s use of the word “entitlement” when he has paid, as all working people have, for the benefits he receives. It’s apparent that he went to the meeting to voice his opposition to that term being used; a view shared by many.

Ryan has a history of being booed and hissed at Town Hall meetings. He has told folks to leave and he progressed to having them arrested. Here’s a video by Moveon.org showing three other people arrested for asking about jobs at the same gathering:

None of those arrested have yet identified themselves publicly. It’s embarrassment enough that the arrests happened at all…for asking questions of their elected representative.

Rep. Ryan has refused to address his constituents in the past and at this particular meeting, which was held at Klemmer’s Banquet Hall in Milwaukee, Ryan charged $15 to attend. When some who had paid their money stood up and began to question Ryan about the jobless rate and the Bush Tax cuts, they found themselves under arrest.

To make a joke as a senior citizen is being shoved to the ground for vocalizing their concerns and questions to their Congressman Representative reveals much about Ryan’s character. In the last video, he actually waves to the reporters who are shaming him and the police officers for arresting people for no cause.

Since this is the man Romney picked as his running mate, it speaks volumes about Romney’s character as well.

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grey853 8th-Sep-2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
God, what an asshole!


People have the right to ask questions and not be arrested for it!
myrrhmade 8th-Sep-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
starzangelus 9th-Sep-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
World, I am so sorry that my leaders take a shit on you.
mercystars 8th-Sep-2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
and yet, so many senior citizens will vote for him.

moonbrightnites 9th-Sep-2012 12:11 am (UTC)
That's the real fuckery here.
shadowwolf1321 8th-Sep-2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
People have the right to speak their mind. People do not however have the right to be complete douche-nozzles and abuse their power and arrest people for asking questions that need to be answered! God I swear this country is fucked.

Rant over. Sorry about that.
foureyedgirl 8th-Sep-2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
mfte. how the fuck did him shouting this warrant an arrest? fuck this country tbh.
etherealtsuki 8th-Sep-2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for the wig snatching Biden will do next month.

I have been way over this guy since he got the GOP veep nomination. There is no bottom of how much of a repulsive human being he is.
baked_goldfish 9th-Sep-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
I am so looking forward to that debate it's not even funny.
vapor 8th-Sep-2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I am disgusted.
aubade_saudade 8th-Sep-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
America, land of the free hahahahahaha
furrygreen 8th-Sep-2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, you silly thing, you! What's more fun than taking down a 71 year old man? I have to ask, however, if that man DOES have his heart medicine... He's most likely retired and medicare part D really, really sucks.

You know, when you look at this in that light, it's quite... ironic.
babysinclair 8th-Sep-2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
Senior citizen: “Hey, (Garbled; Ryan continues to speak). I paid into that for 50 years, my unemployment and my Social Security and my Medicare, and now you’re gonna…” At this point you hear the police who are dragging him out shouting, “on the ground, on the ground”.

Did he lie though?
astridmyrna 8th-Sep-2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Proving once again that Ryan will, and forever be, a douche bag.
sakuraberries 8th-Sep-2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
what. the. fuck.
girl_fusion 8th-Sep-2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
I hate the guy.
dearmisterecho 8th-Sep-2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
wow. woooooooooooooooow.

schexyschteve 8th-Sep-2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for Biden to humiliate him
kaisenji 8th-Sep-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
This right here. What an ass
mycenaes 8th-Sep-2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
hate this douchebro so fucking much, jfc
ceilidh 8th-Sep-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
dreamoftheday 8th-Sep-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
just when I think these fuckers can't get any worse...
flcadam 8th-Sep-2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
I've always seen Ryan as a bit of a puppet. Like any representative who's constantly scrounging for money every two years, the guy is completely bought out various special interest groups to the extent that he doesn't give a damn about the average guy.

To be somewhat fair to Ryan though, it seems that he didn't actually see the old man being taken to the ground. From a quick glimpse of the video, it seems that they forced him to the ground outside of the conference room.
ten_of_swords 8th-Sep-2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you don't see the guy get forced down or Ryan make the joke. I believe he would, but the video is definitely inconclusive.
wrestlingdog 8th-Sep-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)

I really cannot fucking believe this guy. Every time I think he couldn't be more repugnant....
kittymink 8th-Sep-2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
hey_mayonegg 8th-Sep-2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
Well, it seems like my gif isn't working, so I'll have to settle for a simple FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU

Edited at 2012-09-08 11:46 pm (UTC)
romp 8th-Sep-2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
I remember when that happened and it just worse now that I know more about Ryan. I hope every senior gets to see this disrespect.
chimbleysweep 9th-Sep-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
My grandma (who is 87) is legitimately afraid of him. And this would probably not make her feel any better.

I want to kick him in the shins.
martydressler 9th-Sep-2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
Kick him with the toepick part of ice skates.

purple01_prose 9th-Sep-2012 12:42 am (UTC)
So...does this count as a socipathic trait? Because I'm leaning towards that more and more.
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