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1727 days ago,
Congressman Paul Ryan's 11/3/11 appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe:
"Look, I think [the President] can't run on his record because the results are fairly dismal. ...I'm very concerned that his rhetorical shift has turned away from being a uniter toward more of a divider - preying on resentment and envy, pitting people against each other. And to me, I just reject the premise of his view that one person's gain necessarily must come at the expense of another person's loss. And what it does is it stokes resentment within our society. This also hurts jobs. I can't tell you how many businesspeople lately have come up to me saying - in Wisconsin -- 'all this class division discussion just scares me and it hunkers me down and I'm not going to invest.' That - combined with the bad policies of uncertainty, of tax increases - to me, the President is using this rhetorical shift because he doesn't have a good record to run on, and he's not willing to adjust his policies to reflect the realities of our time."