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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:45 PM

Paul Ryan for VP! Wow! Desperation!

OK, it's not official yet, but several sources are pointing there.

Not as crazy as Sarah Palin, but still, he's an extremist for sure. The Paul Ryan budget is a fraud. It looks like a hail mary pick to me. For sure it completes Romney's transition from potentially reasonable Mass governor to right-wing nutjob.

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Reply Paul Ryan for VP! Wow! Desperation! (Original post)
DanTex Aug 2012 OP
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NRaleighLiberal Aug 2012 #1
Segami Aug 2012 #5
Tx4obama Aug 2012 #7
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #9
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NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #11
RKP5637 Aug 2012 #13
yourout Aug 2012 #2
Avalux Aug 2012 #3
amandabeech Aug 2012 #10
morningfog Aug 2012 #4
BlueStreak Aug 2012 #16
Trajan Aug 2012 #6
ChoppinBroccoli Aug 2012 #8
hifiguy Aug 2012 #12
BlueStreak Aug 2012 #14
backscatter712 Aug 2012 #15
The empressof all Aug 2012 #17
Motown_Johnny Aug 2012 #18
IggleDoer Aug 2012 #19
Jeff In Milwaukee Aug 2012 #20
JDPriestly Aug 2012 #21

Response to DanTex (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:46 PM

1. .

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:48 PM

5. LOLOL!

Ahaaaa, priceless!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:50 PM

7. Here's another




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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:50 PM

9. I find that comparison offensive to Butch Patrick :P

Whom I've met in person and he's quite a nice fellow.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:51 PM

11. !

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:56 PM

13. Definitely!!! n/t

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:46 PM

2. First thing we need is Ryans tax returns and if he coughs them up then we ask Willard why...

he has not released them.

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:47 PM

3. Not a surprise at all. Extremist is the only way to keep the base.

Romney absolutely needs the GOP base if he has any chance in hell (which he doesn't). The only way to do that is bring one on board.

Still, it won't work.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:51 PM

10. I agree.

Recently, I thought that the race would be close between Rmoney and Obama.

If it is Ryan, then I think Obama has it. Vouchers for Medicare will turn off seniors and anyone who loves a senior.

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:48 PM

4. I hate it for Americans to have to hear that insufferable prick for 3 months.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:01 AM

16. That is exactly what Americans need to hear

By the time this is done, his whole Ayn Rand worldview will be repudiated. We kill two big birds with one little stone.

Obama has already focused on making this an election about two different visions for America. Romney is complete non-committal on everything, making it tough to have a sharp debate. But with Ryan on the tick, the Ryan budget becomes the Romney play whether Romney likes it or not. And that is very specific.

This is too good to be true.

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:49 PM

6. It's not official ?

50,000 DU threads in ten minutes says it is ...

But really .. Does it F'in matter ? .... Nothing is going to save the Mittster ....

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:50 PM

8. Perfect

As soon as he releases his "Romney Ryan" bumper stickers, etc., we can immediately release exact replica "Romney's Lyin'" bumper stickers within minutes.

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:54 PM

12. Nothing like firing torpedoes into

your own hull. Bye bye, Mittwit!

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:58 PM

14. Please pick Ryan. Please pick Ryan. PUH-LEEEEEESE pick Ryan


That would be right up there with Sarah Palin.

Ryan brings no upside beyond the far left base and a Romney/Ryan ticket opens the door to focusing on Ryan's plan that kills Medicare. Romney has said nice words about the Ryan budget, but it is tough to hang that on Romney if he hasn't really been specific that he would go along with killing Medicare. With somebody else of the ticket, Romney could weasel out of that by saying, "Well there are many good ideas in the Ryan budget, but I can't comment on specific proposals, and of course I will do right by our senior citizens ... blah blah blah."

But with a Romney/Ryan ticket, Romney OWNS the Ryan budget -- every word of it.

This would be a HUGE blunder.

Please, please, please .....

I may not go to sleep tonight.

P.S. It is not just killing Medicare. That budget is loaded with all sorts of Ayn Rand stuff that Americans will hate. This would be such a gift to Obama if Romney really does that. Not only would it finish off Romney, we would finish off the Ryan budget at the same time. This is EXACTLY the fight Obama has been itching for.

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:58 PM

15. This will be fun!

We should be going after Ryan with so much vigor that he develops a neurosis!

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:04 AM

17. Its a kiss of death for Ryan

In the long run the Ryan plan is a disaster for that party. He is being given the velvet boot

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:08 AM

18. But I thought Rmoney was the Palin that nobody wanted to fuck?!?!?


Now Ryan is the Palin that nobody wants to fuck?

I'm confused!

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:09 AM

19. It'll be great for job creation.

RMoney better hire some food tasters.

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:12 AM

20. OK, DU Atheists....

NOW do you believe there's a god?!

Not seriously, of course, but seriously...

In addition to winning in 2012, we have the opportunity to completely take apart, brick by brick, the guy who is laughably considered the "leading intellect" in the Republican Party (a title once held by Newt Gingrich, BTW).

This, my friends, is going to be fun.



Paul Ryan getting the call from the Romney Campaign....

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Response to DanTex (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:39 AM

21. They are trying to unite the party to draw in the Ron Paul supporters.

I think they are also hoping to convert young voters to Ryan/Paul's points of view. The Republicans are moving even further to the right.

Obama needs to get more youth involvement in his campaign, and that is tough considering the unemployment rates among college graduates and young adults.

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