Who said anything about Ryan voting against Bowles-Simpson? Are you addled, ancient marathoner? Ryan's statements were lies because in fact there were no "commission recommendations," no set of recommendations having received the required 14 votes. That alone renders the remainder of your bleating pointless. But then there's also the fact that Obama DID incorporate many of the recommendations of the co-chairs (note, OF THE CO-CHAIRS, not "the commission") in a plan he sent to Congress the following April, one that called for a mix of spending reductions and tax hikes. That was -- I remind you, acknowledging you are ancient and perhaps suffering dementia -- the key and overriding point the co-chairs made: that it would take a mix of spending reductions and tax hikes to close the deficit. But of course, no Republican looking for a future in the party could go along with that, leaving ANY plan based on the co-chairs' recommendations anathema to the GOP. Yet Mr. Two-Fifty-Something is trying to tell the world that Obama let him down by not embracing the commission?
Stop it. Just stop it. The fact that Ryan voted against Simpson-Bowles in no way gives the lie to his contention that Obama ignored its recommendations. The two occurrences aren't even logically related. Yes, Ryan opposed the recommendations, because he he disagreed with some of them, but did agree with their basic cost-cutting thrust, and tried to improve them (from his perspective). And yes, Obama did ignore the commission's work. Even if Ryan, like Obama, had ignored it, that would have rendered his claim hypocritical, but not contradicted it
Ryan is what my dad, an old Midwesterner, would call a lying sack of shit.