It seems President Obama gave a speech condemning the Paul Ryan (R-Wall St.) ridiculous budget and Paul Ryan (R- Ayn Rand) was sitting front row, center for the verbal abuse. The stories of Paul Ryans tremendous (unearned) ego are not just stories, he ran out of the speech immediately after with his tail between his legs and ran right to Fox News to whine and show everyone that he was not actually paying attention to what the President had to say!
“I mean, Jesus, it was heavy,” former Sen. Alan Simpson told FRONTLINE. “He didn’t use Ryan’s name, he just made fun of anyone who could propose anything like what he had read recently as a proposal presented to the House Republican leadership that did this to old people, and it went on and on. It was tough. And it was nasty.”
White House economic adviser Gene Sperling chased Ryan down after the speech. “All I was trying to do was to let him know that — that we didn’t know they were coming,” Sperling told FRONTLINE. “His response was that he felt the President had ‘poisoned the well.’”
The episode, titled “Cliffhanger,” airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, coinciding with Obama’s State of the Union address. It details the budget clashes to come, following the fiscal cliff deal, and covers House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) disappointment after his “Plan B” fiscal cliff proposal failed.