Right before Christmas, in the midst of a Congressional scuffle over payroll taxes, a new poll revealed President Obama’s approval rating was on the rise. The spin was predictable and immediate. Democrats saw a second Obama term. Republicans began to panic. And lazy political pundits eagerly parroted the “Obama is surging and Republicans are panicking” narrative.
Paul Ryan is a man every American should be listening to. We need to get back to identifying and emulating success. Not empathizing with and subsidizing failure.