RUSH: I mentioned earlier that Paul Ryan was doing a really great job at the Value Voter Summit in Washington, and I have three sound bites here that I want you to hear. Here's just an example of Ryan in speech today...
RYAN: It is true that President Obama, he had a lot of problems not of his own making. But he also came in with one-party rule and the chance to do everything of his own choosing. The Obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped, but because it was passed.
AUDIENCE: (applause and cheers)
RYAN: That's a key distinction.
RUSH: Yes. I love it. "Brevity is the soul of wit." Simplicity. "The Obama agenda failed not because it was stopped, but because it was passed," because it was enacted. And listen to Poor Little Barry run around. Republicans got in his way. (We couldn't get together. Republicans and Democrats weren't unified. He didn't get to finish all the things he wanted to do.) We are in this mess because what he wanted, he got! We are in this mess because what he wanted happened, and what he wants to continue happening will continue to happen if he gets reelected, and it's more of the same.
Here's the next little excerpt...
RYAN: We know who America is dealing with in these attacks. They are extremists who operate by violence and intimidation, and the least equivocation or mixed signal only makes them bolder. Look across that region today, and what do we see? The slaughter of brave dissidents in Syria. Mobs storming American embassies in consulates. Iran four years closer to gaining a nuclear weapon. Israel, our best ally in the region, treated with indifference bordering on contempt by the Obama administration.
RUSH: Exactly right.
RUSH: One more Paul Ryan before we go to the brief time-out and come back with your phone calls.
RYAN: You say things like this, and our opponents will quickly accuse you of being anti-government. President Obama frames the debate this way. Because here again, it's the only kind of debate he can win, against straw man arguments. No politician is more skilled at striking heroic poses against imaginary adversaries. Nobody is better at rebuking nonexistent opinions. Barack Obama does this all the time. And in this campaign, we are gonna call him on it. The president is given to lectures on all that we owe to government, as if anyone who opposes his reckless expansion of federal power is guilty of ingratitude and rank individualism. He treats private enterprise as little more than a revenue source for government.
RUSH: I tell you, it was a home run all over the place. There were some really powerful things he said about this. If you have a chance to hear the whole thing, you should take that opportunity.