Rachel Maddow mocks Paul Ryan’s budget: ‘Republicans have seen how this movie ends’

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 0:04 EDT
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On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan was acting as if he hadn’t lost the 2012 election.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate unveiled a budget plan earlier in the day that was strikingly similar to the one he had previously touted during the campaign.

“The country voted and voted against the Romney and Ryan vision for American by a clear margin,” she said. “But hey, election, smelection. Maybe Mitt Romney gets to go off and ride the rides at Disneyland and give speeches and whatever now, but Paul Ryan is still a congressman, still has to make a living. So today, he trotted out the Paul Ryan budget again as if the country never voted on it at all. It is almost exactly the same budget that the Republicans ran on a few months ago when they lost.”

Republicans strangely thought things will turn out better this time around, Maddow remarked, while Democrats were betting on things turning out the same. She said Democrats were “almost gleeful” to hear about Ryan’s latest budget proposal.

“Republicans have seen how this movie ends really, really recently. They have responded by casting themselves in the sequel. Get your tickets now. This is going to be a good one.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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