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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:49 PM

Ryan to be called "Mister" and not "Congressman"

(Call me Mister Fibbs)

Paul Ryan Embarrassed to Be a Congressman

Per an agreement between the campaigns, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden can decide how they would prefer to be addressed by moderator Martha Raddatz at tonight's debate, and Ryan has chosen to be called "Mr. Ryan" instead of "Congressman Ryan." It's not exactly clear why, but Politico's Maggie Haberman guesses (and we agree) that it's "almost certainly because of the low approval ratings overall of Congress."


http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/paul-ryan-mr-ryan-debate-raddatz.html

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Reply Ryan to be called "Mister" and not "Congressman" (Original post)
riverwalker Oct 2012 OP
MightyMopar Oct 2012 #1
Jumping John Oct 2012 #2
earthside Oct 2012 #10
warrior1 Oct 2012 #3
Fresh_Start Oct 2012 #4
Stryder Oct 2012 #22
Stryder Oct 2012 #25
libodem Oct 2012 #5
Vincardog Oct 2012 #6
jsr Oct 2012 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #8
phylny Oct 2012 #14
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #24
earthside Oct 2012 #9
Buns_of_Fire Oct 2012 #11
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #12
Buns_of_Fire Oct 2012 #16
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #19
C_U_L8R Oct 2012 #13
ancianita Oct 2012 #23
doc03 Oct 2012 #15
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #17
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #18
petronius Oct 2012 #20
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #21
dems_rightnow Oct 2012 #26
Erose999 Oct 2012 #27

Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:52 PM

1. Please call him Congressman Ryan and say it was gaffe

 

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:54 PM

2. Well hopefully Biden is not part of the agreement and can call the congressman by his title. nt

 

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Response to Jumping John (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:07 PM

10. I'm sure he will.

I expect Ryan to call him 'Vice President Biden".

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:55 PM

3. He sounds like a coward.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:55 PM

4. Mr Ryan in your 14 years in Congress, you voted for unfunded wars, unfunded entitlements

corporate giveaways, and tax loopholes.
You've also voted to eliminate federal jobs and to eliminate support for states and localities which forced them to eliminate jobs.
You voted against multiple jobs acts.
Can you explain why you enabled the regulatory crisis and economic conditions which the nations has been suffering for the last 5 years?

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:02 PM

22. Yah,

That's gonna be question aleph-null on the
moderators list.
Unfortunately

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 09:06 PM

25. And guess what's Q#1.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:55 PM

5. So listen up Mister and listen up good

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:55 PM

6. Is it still OK to ask about his Congressional votes? Will any reality be allowed to intrude?

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:56 PM

7. Call him either Dumbass or Shithead

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:58 PM

8. Can Joe call him Congressman?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:18 PM

14. I wonder, can he say "Mr. Ryan"

but refer to him as "the congressman?"

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:07 PM

24. Yes--the agreement applies only to the moderator

Although this is no big deal, as "Mr." is one of the proper forms of address for a U.S. Representative.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:05 PM

9. Another reason to dump this 'debate' commission

I have no problem with negotiating with the campaigns about times and places, maybe even themes for each of the events.

But it would be far better to have a completely independent organization make the rules and then tell the candidates that they have to abide by them.

Enough of this nonsense negotiating 'titles' or who can come onto the stage after the event concludes ... and when, so on and so forth.

Frankly, I'd like to see notes allowed for the candidates (I hope our President always has information available when making decisions and giving important answers).

Lastly, I'd like these so-called debates to be earlier in the process and downplayed -- over the years they have become corporate news media and pundit extravaganzas way out of proportion to their informational value.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:08 PM

11. Remember, this agreement is between Goober and Ms. Raddatz.

Apparently, it doesn't apply to how the participants address each other, and Goober could even pump iron if he wanted to (which might get him a percentage of the 14-16 year-old female vote, if they could vote -- although most 14-16 year-olds I know are far more discerning).

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:13 PM

12. Isn't Congressman the only real job he's ever had?

Is he also expecting Biden to not mention anything he's ever done in the Congress?

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:33 PM

16. I think he drove the WienerMobile for a while.

Until one fateful day when, distracted while admiring his own biceps, he mowed down eight attendees at the State Fair.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:51 PM

19. So, they promoted him to Congressman.

That sounds about right.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:17 PM

13. Joe will call him Congressman

and anchor him to his own voting record.

Ryan can't do a thing about it
without looking like a weakling.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:04 PM

23. And that's the way it should be!

Joe should never never never let Ryan run away from his connection to his current congressional "job."

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:33 PM

15. How about Sonny n/t

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:34 PM

17. Fister?

Meaning a 'F'ibbing Mister?

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:50 PM

18. Oh, you just haaaaaaaaaad to put that gif in your sig line, didn't you?



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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:55 PM

20. Easy fix - he can just resign.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:56 PM

21. I hope his constituents keep that in mind when they're in the voting booth.

Perhaps they should vote for someone who isn't embarrassed to have that job.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 09:10 PM

26. I'd choose "Captain Awesome"

But I suppose that wouldn't play well.........

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:00 PM

27. Biden REPEATEDLY referred to Ryan as "congressman", and so did the moderator, LOL

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