So, the wait is over and all the excitement boils down to...Paul Ryan? Indicative of Republican politics, they went with the white guy. Okay, they took that big chance last time around with a woman and that didn't work out too well. Marco Rubio? He is Latino and someone with a lot on the ball but why take two chances in a row? Nah, let's go right back to 1950 and get back to where we're comfortable.
By the way, if you missed Mr. Ryan's speech this morning, just go to your local library (before the Republicans do away with them) and check out the Book of Platitudes. It's all in there. Interestingly, no mention of his budget plan or doing away with Medicare or Social Security. Mitt didn't make any mention of that either. Just a lot of variations on "Let's take back America" (from whom?) and liberty and justice for all...except a little bit more for those who can afford it.
While you're at the library, also check out "Animal Farm." Forget that Mrs. McDougal made you read it in tenth grade. It's a small book and will take you an hour or so to get through it but pay attention, the Republican Party Platform is outlined pretty clearly. Especially prescient is the sign painted on the side of the barn - "All Animals Are Created Equal." One day, when the barnyard group goes up to look they notice that the proclamation has been amended and now reads - "All Animals Are Created Equal. Some Are More Equal Than Others."