Paul Ryan Winks and Nods to Conspiracy Theorists

Yesterday I said this is barely outside the mainstream. Today it is the mainstream.

Paul Ryan argued that President Obama's foreign policy is "to subjugate ourselves to the United Nations" in an interview with radio host Mark Levin Wednesday night, via the Washington Post, playing on a common Republican theme that Democrats and Obama are too deferential to the U.N.

Referring to China and Russia, Ryan said: “So we are giving these two countries you mentioned — these two powers who do not share our values — undue, needless unnecessary clout because we’re running everything through the security council. That’s point No. 1.”

Russia and China joined the U.N. security council in 1946. The president hadn't even been born yet. Furthermore, I doubt I need to point out that we aren't "running everything through" them.

Ryan's point No. 2 was that the upcoming sequestered defense cuts, which he voted for, will leave us vulnerable because the Navy will shrink to it's lowest number of ships since the early 1900s. And as you may have guessed, that's completely false.

Even if that were true, it's not like we don't still have thousands of nuclear weapons. We aren't vulnerable to the coalition of Russians, Cubans, and Nicaraguans who invaded America in 1984's Red Dawn.

But, you know, it's a nice fantasy to entertain.