Paul Ryan was the target of an official media hate campaign for daring to say something anodyne and obvious: that there are serious cultural problems in the inner city, chiefly among minorities, and this mas much to do with multigenerational poverty. This is apparently too much. This type of media freakout happens all the time, but I have a vague feeling these campaigns are losing their force. No one cares. It’s obvious they’re exaggerated. And the haters are devoid of facts.
The sad thing, though, is that Paul Ryan did not learn the lesson from Officer Crowley of “beer summit” fame. The officer stood up for himself, and Obama and his fellow lefty haters were confused and weakened by the episode.
The lesson was visible to me as early as college in dealing with the left: don’t back down, get your facts straight (you’ll need them), and show that you are unable to be assimilated into the leftoid idiotic worldview. It rattles them, because most of their tools of persuasion involve fallacies, appeals to vanity and popularity, and outright threats. Self-confident resistance is a threat to the whole system.