Ed Schultz on Thursday mocked Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) as a young, inexperienced kid who's never run a business, never had to meet payroll, and who offered up a radical plan that he doesn’t know the ramifications of.
As the host of the "Ed Show" whined, he clearly missed the irony that these very same things were said about the former junior senator from Illinois prior to Election Day 2008 (video follows with transcript and commentary):
ED SCHULTZ: I think it’s interesting that the Republicans are trotting this kid out there. He’s in his early forties, he’s never run a business, he’s never had to meet payroll, yet he seems to have all the answers for the social engineering that is exactly what Newt Gingrich was talking about, and he offers up a radical plan, and he doesn’t know the ramifications of it.
He knows in the Congress as long as he’s been there and what kind of career he has that he’s never going to have to worry about healthcare. He’s never going to have to worry about pensions. He comes from safe territory with a very radical plan.
Sound like someone familiar? Maybe the man currently residing in the White House?
Isn't it funny that three years ago, those very characteristics were fine qualifications to be president?
Now in the eyes of this disgraceful shill that helped put a man fitting almost the exact same description into the highest office in the land, they're detriments disqualifying someone to even serve in Congress.
What a difference a "D" makes, huh Ed?