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Paul Ryan: Obama's Tricking Republicans Into Playing the Villain

Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 10:41:10 am

Empty-eyed granny-starver Paul Ryan is warning Republicans to watch out for that black man in the White House -- he's devious. He's making Republicans say horrible disgusting things, and they're falling into his tricksy trap: Rep. Ryan: Republicans Can't Play the 'Villain' in Obama's 'Morality Play'.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Saturday warned that President Obama was working to delegitimize the Republican Party, and urged conservatives not to fall into the president's trap by playing the villain.

"[Obama] needs to delegitimize the Republican Party--and House Republicans, in particular," Ryan told conservatives at the National Review Institute Summit in Washington, D.C. "He'll try to divide us with phony emergencies and bogus deals. He'll try to get us to fight with each other--to question each other's motives--so we don't challenge him.

"If we play into his hands, we will betray the voters who supported us--and the country we mean to serve. We can't let that happen. We have to be smart. We have to show prudence."

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"The president will bait us. He'll portray us as cruel and unyielding," Ryan said. "Just the other day, he said Republicans had 'suspicions' about Social Security. He said we had 'suspicions' about feeding hungry children. He said we had 'suspicions' about caring for the elderly. Look, it's the same trick he plays every time: Fight a straw man. Avoid honest debate. Win the argument by default."

"We can't get rattled," he continued. "We won't play the villain in his morality plays. We have to stay united. We have to show that -- if given the chance -- we can govern. We have better ideas."