Congressman Ryan tells Republicans, don't get rattled

CREATED Jan. 26, 2013

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Washington, D.C. -- House budget chair Paul Ryan said conservatives must not allow themselves to be baited into "playing the villain" in President Obama's second term.

Ryan told Republicans Saturday at the "National Review Summit" to instead provide a smart and constructive approach to the President's policies, opposing him on some issues and engaging him on others.

Ryan cautioned Republicans to not get rattled.

     "We won't play the villain in his morality plays.  We have to stay united.  We have to show that-if given the chance-we can govern.  We have better ideas," said Ryan.

Ryan says the next step is to mitigate bad policy in the President's second term, and to advance good policy whenever possible.

Gov. Scott Walker was also scheduled to speak at the same event.