TARP

Watch: Paul Ryan's Speech in Support of TARP

"This bill offends my principles. But I'm going to vote for this bill in order to preserve my principles, in order to preserve this free enterprise system."

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Courtesy of The Northwest Report, here is the video of Mitt Romney's new running mate, McKinley High School Glee Club Director Will Schuester, Congressman Paul Ryan, defending the passage of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (a.k.a. TARP) back in 2008:

Most bizarre line, in my humble opinion: "This bill offends my principles. But I'm going to vote for this bill in order to preserve my principles, in order to preserve this free enterprise system." I suppose it makes sense if you bought the "Too big to fail" argument.

The Northwest Report also hammers Ryan's record here, pointing out that he couldn't be much more opposite of Ron Paul. And yet many liberals are quick to join conservatives in calling Ron Paul a kook.