"The fact that he has only 13 cosponsors is a big reason why our folks are agitated against the Republicans as well as the Democrats," said Armey, who called Ryan "probably the most creative-thinking and most courageaous guy in Washington."
"The difference between being a cosponsor of Ryan and not is a thing called courage," Armey said. "And we have watched American public policy dominated by Democrats that don't care and Republicans that don't dare for a long time."
That, Armey said, could result in significant losses for Republicans as well as Democrats during the midterm elections.
"We're saying to the Republican Party, get some courage to stand up for the things that are right for this country. Don't stand there and hide from the issue because you're afraid of the politics," Armey said. "The issue of public policy that governs the future of my children is more important than your politics, and if you can't see that we'll replace you." (emphasis mine-SP)
AMEN! I always have liked Dick Armey because he was never afraid to speak his mind. He was one of those Republicans from 1994 that actually honored the term limits pledge. We need more like him now. - SP