It would seem that Wisconsin alone isn’t totally at fault for the cancerous fungal growth set loose upon America by Bishop Willard Romney.
Sadly, the fungus, himself, cites time he spent here in Ohio as a part of the reason that he is the destructive growth that he came to be.
Hopefully, the faculty at Miami University has seen what they allowed to happen, and are now disinfecting the campus so that no more of these spores get out in the general public.
Tragically, though, in a lot of ways it’s already too late. This fungus has spread his malignancy all over the land already, and now threatens to blanket us all with his foul spores.
Many of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s small-government political beliefs were already in place 20-plus years ago, when he was an eager student of economics and political science at Miami University in Oxford.
At an age when many college students are focused on their social lives, the man announced Saturday as the Republican vice presidential candidate, was seeking out his Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory professor for long talks on political philosophy.
“He would come in, and it was never to discuss the theoretical material that I was presenting, because he didn’t have any trouble with that – he was smart as a whip,” Miami Professor Rich Hart said of Ryan, now 42. “We talked about Milton Friedman’s view of free markets and capitalism, and this belief that the role of government should be a very small role, and we should emphasize individual freedom and liberty.”
Ryan, whose views on government and the economy will likely become a centerpiece of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, graduated from Miami in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science.
“I think what he was doing at Miami was reinforcing those fundamental political beliefs that he came to Miami with – beliefs that you get from your parents,” Hart said.
Ryan grew up in Janesville, Wis., where his well-established family founded a construction business more than 100 years ago. At age 16, Ryan found his father dead of a heart attack, an event that he has said forced him to grow up fast. He was voted both prom king and “biggest brown-noser” in high school.
Ryan seemed quietly ambitious at Miami, although Hart and others said they didn’t know whether that ambition would take him into business, politics or some other arena.
“I had a feeling he was going to go places,” said Tom Hall, another economics professor who had Ryan in class during his senior year. “There was something exceptional about him. He had a self-confidence about him.”
One of Ryan’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity brothers said the future vice presidential candidate had a reputation for seriousness even among his friends. Michael Loisel, a fraternity brother who was two years behind Ryan at Miami, described him as “a very inquisitive guy, very intelligent.”
He said Ryan had fun, went to parties and was popular with his fellow students. But he said he doesn’t recall Ryan talking much about “the usual, mundane frat boy stuff.”
“The conversation was usually a little more in-depth than how many beers you had last night,” Loisel said.
Ryan was a commencement speaker at Miami’s 2009 graduation, and called his own time at Miami “a transformative experience.”
“It is here at Miami where I was able to find myself; I found a sense of direction and a sense of identity,” Ryan told graduates. “It was here where I fell in love with economics and public policy.”
Ryan said Hart created “a vision quest in my mind to improve the economics of our nation,” and Hart said he wrote a letter of recommendation that helped Ryan get his first position in politics – as an aide to U.S. Sen. Bob Kasten, R-Wis.
After graduation, Ryan also worked in Washington at Jack Kemp’s Empower America think tank, and served on the staff of Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback. At age 28, he moved briefly back to Wisconsin, and won his first election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
By his 30s, he was a rising congressman thanks to his push-the-edge budget proposals. Now, he is chairman of the House Budget Committee.
I know you know already that this walking sack of hypocritical shit was able to get to Miami University because of the Social Security benefits he got after his father died, and that’s important. But wheat ELSE we learn about him is even MORE important.
I want you to take particular note of this Randiot shitbag’s career. The guy who would force Grandma to fight with Bruno at the dog food bowl has NEVER WORKED A LEGITIMATE FUCKING JOB IN HIS LIFE. This is the worst kind of scum: an elitist who thinks that HE is entitled to whatever largesse the GUBMINT may bestow upon him, but that YOU are entitled to go pound sand.
In that way, at least, he really is just like his meth-head hero. As you know, Ayn didn’t hesitate to sucke at the GUBMINT tit when her smoking caught up with her. Several of her Objectivist cronies DID refuse Social Security and Medicare, but Ayn sure as hell didn’t.
She set the standard for meanness, selfishness, and hypocrisy that is now being emulated by a shitbag who is perhaps her most devoted follower of all time. Old empty-eyes makes Charlie Manson look like a humanitarian, once you thoroughly read through his budget proposals.
If Miami University is holding this clown up as an example of what kind of values you get from being there, parents should act accordingly, and send their kids damn near anywhere else.