David Gregory to Paul Ryan: Your Problem Is Republicans Think You're Smart But Don't Support You
Now that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has submitted a budget that actually produces over $6 trillion less debt in the next ten years than what the President has proposed, the job of the Obama-loving media is to discredit him whenever possible.
NBC's David Gregory, ever the dutiful left-wing soldier, tried doing just that during his "Meet the Press" interview with Ryan Sunday even saying to his guest, "The problem that you've always had is that Republicans love to talk about you as a smart guy with really good ideas, but they don't actually support you" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
DAVID GREGORY, HOST: The problem that you've always had is that Republicans love to talk about you as a smart guy with really good ideas, but they don't actually support you.
REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WISCONSIN): Yeah.
MR. GREGORY: You had 14 co-sponsors the last time you tried this.
REP. RYAN: That's up from eight the session before.
MR. GREGORY: Well, right.
REP. RYAN: Yeah.
MR. GREGORY: Congressman Pence is, is saying--a, a key member in the caucus--he'll probably not vote for this compromise. Who's with you?
REP. RYAN: You're, you're talking about the CR.
MR. GREGORY: In Congress and, and, and outside.
REP. RYAN: We will find out on Friday. This budget comes to the floor Thursday and Friday.
MR. GREGORY: Mm-hmm.
REP. RYAN: I think what Mike Pence is talking about...
MR. GREGORY: He's talking about the current, the current...
REP. RYAN: ...is probably the continuing resolution...
MR. GREGORY: OK.
REP. RYAN: Yeah, the, the deal that Boehner got with, with the president. This budget we had unanimous Republican vote in the Budget Committee just this week. This will be on the floor Thursday and Friday, and I expect we will pass this from the Republican caucus on Friday.
MR. GREGORY: What about members who are running for the presidency? Who's with you on this? Will this be something that they carry forward?
REP. RYAN: Well, you know, I don't really pay attention to all that. Honestly, I'm busy trying to write a budget.
MR. GREGORY: Right.
REP. RYAN: But I've, I've heard...
MR. GREGORY: But you can't operate in a political vacuum...
REP. RYAN: Sure, sure, sure. It's...
MR. GREGORY: ...if you want it to become law.
REP. RYAN: But I've heard that all of our presidential candidates have been extremely supportive of it, have put out great statements in support of this.
MR. GREGORY: All right. Chairman Ryan, we'll keep tabs on it.
REP. RYAN: Thanks, David.
MR. GREGORY: Thank you very much for being here. Appreciate it.
Imagine for a moment Ryan was the young, rising star in the Democrat Party that had just proposed a ground-breaking budget challenging a Republican president.
Can you envision Gregory or any liberal media member saying to his face, "The problem that you've always had is that Democrats love to talk about you as a smart guy with really good ideas, but they don't actually support you?"
No - I can't either.