• Paul Ryan Was Not Actually Booed by AARP Audience

    You may have heard some rather misrepresentative accounts of what happened to Paul Ryan while he was speaking before the AARP. Some liberal Obama-supporting members of the lamestream media would actually have you believe that the elderly gentlemen and ladies in attendance booed Ryan

    Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)was not well received at a gathering held by the American Association of Retired Persons on Friday. After Ryan said the first step to strengthening Medicare is to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the crowd erupted into boos.

    After promising to repeal "Obamacare," the crowd jeered. "I had a feeling there would be mixed reactions," said Ryan amid the chorus of booing.

    Typical media lies. In fact, there was a mixed reaction. A reaction to a mixed number of things occurring at the same time that just made it seem like Ryan was being booed. To somebody who wants to propagate a negative story at any rate.

    Here's some of the other things that were actually happening…

    * Some of the crowd probably noticed the remarkable resemblance between Paul Ryan and Bruce Springsteen and got a little confused. And if John Sununu was there, wearing his Little Steven bandana, that would only add to the confusion.

    * Somebody had a DVD of To Kill a Mockingbird on in the corner of the room, and, as I'm sure you know, old Southern people love that scene in which Scout finally meets Boo Radley. So, I'm sure at least a few of them were responding to that.

    * Obviously, there were some ghosts in the room. There's ghosts all throughout New Orleans, where Ryan was speaking. Don't pretend like you didn't know that.

    * Red foxes live all through Louisiana, and I have heard stories about them getting into buildings. So, I think it's safe to assume that one got in, was running around, and some of the former fox hunters in attendance instinctually called out "View halloo!"

    * Some of the people were saying "Oooooooo la la!" That's a common response of approval, especially in a region so heavily settled by the French.

    * A good number of the audience actually were booing Ryan, but for not going far enough in response to Obamacare. A lot of them weren't happy with Obamacare simply being killed. That's too easy. They wanted it tortured first. And then maybe — maybe! — allowed to die.

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