|Audience in London|
Candidate Paul Ryan did his part by sticking to the script of the Romney campaign strategy.
Officials from the Romney Campaign had vowed not to be intimidated by the facts ("We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers" - Neil Newhouse), but that did not deter
Vice President Biden who pointed out excursions into Ryan fantasy both tenaciously and repeatedly.
It is as if Vice President Biden did not want the Romney Campaign to continue to convert conservatives into liberals, as Romney had attempted in the first debate, generating some consternation in President Obama.
So, the struggle to free the ship of state from The W Direction continues, a direction explained by one of candidate Ryan's fellow campaigners:
''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''(Dumb & Dumber -> Bleak & Bleeker, quoting Karl Rove, emphasis added). Since they think they create reality, they get all stirred up, rogue, and mavericky when Vice President Biden tries to counsel them against using play pretend.
But Vice President Biden is not the only one to counsel that way, Sigmund Freud also explained how that works out:
Neurosis does not disavow the reality, it ignores it; psychosis disavows it and tries to replace it.(The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis, Freud, 1924, p. 185). I guess the only thing left to say is TGIF.