Dumbest Paul Ryan Quotes

Crazy, Stupid and Outrageous Things Said by House Speaker Paul Ryan

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Below is a collection of crazy, stupid and outrageous quotes by former GOP vice presidential candidate and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

"I don't have the time. It would take me too long to go through all of the math." -Paul Ryan, when asked to explain Mitt Romney's tax plan and the claim that it would bring lower tax rates for all Americans while remaining revenue-neutral, Fox News interview, Sept. 30, 2012 (Source)

"I had a two hour and fifty-something. I hurt a disc in my back, so I don’t run marathons anymore." -Paul Ryan, boasting about his personal best marathon time, when in fact, he only ran one marathon which he finished in just over four hours, interview on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Aug. 22, 2012 (Source)

"I'm very proud of my pro-life record, and I've always adopted the idea that, the position that the method of conception doesn't change the definition of life." –Paul Ryan, referring to rape as a "method of conception" when asked if it should it be legal for a woman to be able to get an abortion if she's raped, interview with WJHL, Roanoake, Va., Aug. 23, 2012 (Source)

"We haven't run the numbers on that specific plan." –Paul Ryan, asked by Fox News Channel's Brit Hume when the Romney plan would balance the budget, Aug. 15, 2012 (Source)

"I voted to send people to war." –Paul Ryan, making the case for why his votes in favor of the Iraq War gives his foreign policy credential sthat are stronger than President Obama's, Fox News interview, Aug. 18, 2012 (Source)

"That is something that we think we should do in the light of day, through Congress." –Paul Ryan, offering to provide specific information about the Romney campaign's tax proposals -- but just not until after the election, Fox News interview, Aug. 15, 2012 (Source)

[T]he reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand." –Paul Ryan in a 2005 speech to a group of Rand devotees called the Atlas Society, which is dedicated to promoting Rand's beliefs (Source)

"I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are. It's inspired me so much that it's required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff." –Paul Ryan in a 2005 speech to a group of Rand devotees called the Atlas Society (Source)

"Rand makes the best case for the morality of democratic capitalism." –Paul Ryan, praising the anti-democratic Ayn Rand, who once said, "Democracy is a totalitarian manifestation; it is not a form of freedom." (Source)

"I reject her [Ayn Rand's] philosophy. It's an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a person's view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas. Don't give me Ayn Rand." –Paul Ryan, National Review interview, April 2012 (Source)

“We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with." –Paul Ryan on poverty