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Tom Cotton And Paul Ryan Blast Democratic Presidential Election Field

Steve Guest Media Reporter

Arkansas Senator [crscore]Tom Cotton[/crscore] says he would “much rather be a Republican going into 2016 than a Democrat” because they are running a “self-avowed socialist” and “Hillary Clinton is trying to move as quickly as she can to the Bernie Sanders socialism position.”

Appearing on The Hugh Hewitt Show Monday along with Speaker of the House [crscore]Paul Ryan[/crscore], Cotton painted a picture of Republican resolve while contrasting it to a Democratic party of “socialism.”

“You talk about disarray in the House of Representatives, because there was some leadership turmoil and elections for a month,” suggested Cotton. “What happened? We ended up with Paul Ryan, our party’s thought leader when it comes to fiscal and budget issues.”

When it comes to elections, Cotton explained the Republicans have “got a lot of people running for president. What happens? We have record high ratings for debates on TV. Where are the Democrats, though? They have two candidates running for president that are credible.”

“One is a self-avowed socialist,” insisted Cotton. “He openly espouses the economic theory of communism, a political system that caused the deaths of tens of millions of people in the 20th Century, and the other one, Hillary Clinton, is trying to move as quickly as she can to the Bernie Sanders socialism position. I’d say I’d much rather be a Republican going into 2016 than a Democrat.”

Speaker Ryan added with Clinton or Sanders, “You’re going to have effectively a third Obama term. I think you’re going to have identity politics. I think you’re going to have a divisive kind of politics that tries to divide the electorate into certain slices so that they can get 50+1 by making lots of promises to lots of people that we have no means of financing.”

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