Ryan Revives Obama Gaffe, Says He’s ‘Happy to Be Clinging to Guns, Religion’

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) began resurrecting some of President Obama’s most famous gaffes on the campaign trail Tuesday, reminding a crowd assembled at a Pennsylvania steel plant of the president’s remark four years ago that some voters are “clinging to their guns and religion.”

“Remember this other time when he said people want to cling to their guns and religion?” Ryan said. “Hey, I’m a Catholic deer hunter, I’m happy to be clinging to my guns and religion.”

Ryan has repeatedly cited his Catholic faith while campaigning in swing states in recent days.

The Republican vice-presidential nominee also mentioned other famous moments from the 2008 campaign as he rallied supporters, telling them that occasionally the president’s “true” beliefs come out.

“Remember the guy ‘Joe the Plumber?’ Remember when [Obama] said he wanted to spread the wealth around?” Ryan said to cheers.

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