Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for vice president in 2012, said the GOP gains in Tuesday’s election were fueled by voters finally experiencing the inability of a big federal government to deliver on President Obama’s promises.
“It’s the incompetence of big government that voters are responding to,” Mr. Ryan said Tuesday night from his election headquarters in Wisconsin.
Mr. Ryan said he and Mitt Romney ran against the Obama agenda two years ago but at the time the had the challenge of arguing against “big government in theory.”
“Now we have big government in practice, and it doesn’t look anything like the rhetoric used to sell it,” Mr. Ryan said.
The Wisconsin congressman and possible 2016 White House candidate said voters now have had the time to concluded that the Obama big government agenda “isn’t all it is cracked up to be.”
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