Tuesday, October 23, 2012

That Awkward Moment When Paul Ryan Can’t Understand the ‘Horses And Bayonets’ Comparison

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October 23, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan appeared on CBS’ ‘This Morning’ and the Congressman was put in the awkward position of defending Mitt Romney’s remarks during the debate Monday night, when Obama compared the Republican Presidential candidate’s budget strategy to that of the game ‘Battleship.’

“You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916,” Mr. Obama said in response to Romney’s critique of the administration’s military spending. “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed.

“The question is not a game of Battleship, where we’re counting ships,” he added.

PolitiFact begs to differ with Romney.


Ryan added, “To compare modern American battleships and Navy with bayonets, I just don’t understand that comparison.”

Ryan continued, “What we also disagree with was on the defense policy. This trillion-dollar cut in defense will devastate our defense. It will make us weak. It will project weakness abroad. And I think Mitt Romney did a great job of contrasting that.”

The defense cuts Paul Ryan is referring to, are the ones he himself voted for.

It’s not surprising that Paul Ryan would defend Romney’s archaic vision of America.

Rep. Ryan needs your help to understand the exchange last night, since once more, he’s inept at comprehending the obvious. (@RepPaulRyan)

Sadly, both candidates agreed on drones last night.