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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:40 PM

Report: Charity President Objects To Paul Ryan’s Soup Kitchen Photo Op

Source: Talking Points Memo

Brian J. Antal, the president of an Ohio charity for the homeless, is objecting to a photo op staged by the Romney campaign on Saturday that featured vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan washing pots and pans that had already appeared to be clean, Felicia Sonmez of the Washington Post reports:


“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.”

He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”
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“Had they asked for permission, it wouldn’t have been granted. … But I certainly wouldn’t have let him wash clean pans and then take a picture,” Antal told the Post.


Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/report-charity-president-objects-to-paul-ryans-soup



TPM got this from the Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/15/charity-president-unhappy-about-paul-ryan-soup-kitchen-photo-op/?print=1

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Reply Report: Charity President Objects To Paul Ryan’s Soup Kitchen Photo Op (Original post)
MissMarple Oct 2012 OP
tanyev Oct 2012 #1
MissMarple Oct 2012 #3
calimary Oct 2012 #6
Liberalagogo Oct 2012 #12
itssimplestupid Oct 2012 #10
A-Schwarzenegger Oct 2012 #2
freshwest Oct 2012 #36
mnhtnbb Oct 2012 #4
freshwest Oct 2012 #37
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #5
flamingdem Oct 2012 #7
Dustlawyer Oct 2012 #42
Justice Oct 2012 #8
HereSince1628 Oct 2012 #9
MissMarple Oct 2012 #18
HereSince1628 Oct 2012 #21
MissMarple Oct 2012 #26
freshwest Oct 2012 #28
HereSince1628 Oct 2012 #29
freshwest Oct 2012 #32
Dustlawyer Oct 2012 #38
SemperEadem Oct 2012 #55
nolabear Oct 2012 #11
bluesbassman Oct 2012 #19
daleanime Oct 2012 #20
Bozita Oct 2012 #13
mimi85 Oct 2012 #14
sad sally Oct 2012 #15
madaboutharry Oct 2012 #16
lunasun Oct 2012 #23
wordpix Oct 2012 #51
Ino Oct 2012 #17
ThomThom Oct 2012 #30
uppityperson Oct 2012 #33
Coyotl Oct 2012 #46
speedoo Oct 2012 #22
patrice Oct 2012 #24
Glimmer of Hope Oct 2012 #25
beac Oct 2012 #27
CoffeeCat Oct 2012 #31
Harry Monroe Oct 2012 #34
Amerigo Vespucci Oct 2012 #35
PatSeg Oct 2012 #39
PatSeg Oct 2012 #40
wiggs Oct 2012 #41
burrowowl Oct 2012 #43
MissMarple Oct 2012 #45
SnowCritter Oct 2012 #44
Coyotl Oct 2012 #47
LuckyLib Oct 2012 #48
David Zephyr Oct 2012 #49
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #50
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Uncle Joe Oct 2012 #53
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malthaussen Oct 2012 #56
lonestarnot Oct 2012 #57
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ermasdaughter Oct 2012 #60
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Bertha Venation Oct 2012 #62
left-of-center2012 Oct 2012 #63
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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:41 PM

1. Heh.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:42 PM

3. There is a God.

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:43 PM

6. We'll know that if Obama wins.

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Response to calimary (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:50 PM

12. Ahem...

"We'll know that if when Obama wins."

Fixed that for you.

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:48 PM

10. Yep, There Is A God

And no Republican will ever meet him/her in heaven. They are going to the warmer place.....

http://www.RepublicansAreADisease.com

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:41 PM

2. Ah, truth.

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:14 PM

36. Why make a show of feeding 'takers/parasites?' Ayn Rand is spinning in her grave now...

He needs to be forced to define what part of the population is at the soup kitchen. Because he's already defined 30% of Americans to be nothing but 'takers' as Romney has defined 47% of Americans as irresponsible.

It's against Ryan's doctrine to stop them from starving, as they deserve per Rand. He is firmly on the side of 'job creators/producers.' He and Mitt are the epitome of Ayn Rand's 'Supermen.'

About this publicity stunt, I'd ask him:

Why would you encourage the 'takers' at the soup kitchen, instead of telling them to get jobs?

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:42 PM

4. Well, that won't make the nightly news!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:15 PM

37. Got that right.. Until we push this hard on the social networks.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:43 PM

5. K&R n/t

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:44 PM

7. PUT THIS ON MSNBC NOW!

C'mon people this is priceless

That Fake-azz Ryan

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:36 PM

42. Ed Show just ran with it!

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:48 PM

8. If donations drop to this organization as a result of Antal speaking out, then DUers

and other should be ready to send support, if they can.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:48 PM

9. How, with all the security involved, does Ryan just show up and get let in by a volunteer?

I'm not buying that.

There is more, probably enough more to call it professional PLANNING, behind that dish-washing.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:03 PM

18. This is from the WP link.

“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.”

It's possible they thought lunch was to be served. Possible. But just showing up for a photo op was rude. Bully boys, classic definiton.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bullyboy

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:12 PM

21. I saw it. I don't believe it.

And I'm thinking SS are really not very likely to have happily gone along with that.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:53 PM

26. Good point about the Secret Service.

I wonder what their protocol is on spur of the moment photo ops. How much time would they need? I wish someone would interview the volunteer who opened up the place.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:44 PM

28. Only on Lyin' Ryan's opportunistic team. St. Vincent De Paul's doesn't employ security.

Anyone can walk into one of those places. They aren't expecting anything. No doubt the person who let them in thought it was publicity for the soup kitchen and didn't even know who they were. The St. Vincent De Paul's stores in my area don't restrict anyone from coming in to look things over.

I'm guessing as I've never been to that place, is that one of the homeless was working in the back and they are often apolitical. But the Ryan brigade planned this out, figured it'd be a good campaign commercial for him. That they are a Catholic charity would make it more credible to low-info voters, who won't see this online.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #28)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:46 PM

29. Not st vinnies. PAUL RYAN's security.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #29)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:02 PM

32. They were the ones who blustered their way in. Typical.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:18 PM

38. I am sure it was an inside job, they called earlier or something. Good thing the head called him

out! Can you say, backfired!!!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #38)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 07:28 AM

55. that's what I think, too

I think someone on the inside set this up.. the logistics of having to detail out a place by the SS before the arrival of their charge would have been obvious and no mention about that has been reported.

I think it was pre-arranged by someone who didn't know about the bylaws and now, hopefully, that volunteer with get a good thrashing for forcing a private apolitical organization into the middle of the most political, partisan fight of the year.

Also, it seems to me that the president of this organization needs to stop leaving it unsaid what their organization can and cannot do with respects to candidates looking for unearned photo-ops.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:49 PM

11. Weasel. Weaselweaselweaselweaselweasel!!!

Did I mention "weasel"? I'm running out of words to express my disgust.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:05 PM

19. Hey now, I've known plenty of weasels in my day and...

now that I think about it, you're right. Friggin weasel!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:09 PM

20. Let me be the first, that's not fair....

to the weasel.


Loves me some low hanging fruit.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:50 PM

13. Hello MSM ... Hello ... Is anyone there? ... HELLO! ... Hello?

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:50 PM

14. Perfect!

I go up and down, but I feel very optimistic today. Fingers crossed for tomorrow although doubt if it will change minds. Hell, we already voted! Screw Paul Ryan! Figuratively speaking of course.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:52 PM

15. And bringing his children to this photo-op shows what bad parents Mr. & Mrs. Ryan are. If they had

any morals they'd be ashamed. Here's what good parents teach their kids:





Mrs. Obama and Sasha served coffee to guests seated at tables, while Malia and Mrs. Robinson walked around with platters, offering to replenish barbecued chicken, potato salad, cornbread and assorted Danish. The President greeted folks by the kitchen and posed for photos, then got onto the lunch service line.

"All right, let's go to work," President Obama said. "I'm ready!" Joined by volunteers, the President scooped macaroni and cheese and served barbecue chicken, and shook hands with those who came through the line, saying alternately to each one, "How are you, sir?" and "Good to see you."

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Response to sad sally (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:56 PM

16. This reveals Ryan's lack of character.

And his wife isn't any better. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. What fools they made of themselves.

You are 100% correct, the Ryans are teaching their children to be phonies.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:18 PM

23. The kids have to learn to lie just like dadddy and distain REALLY helping the needy

After teaching the kids to be smug bet they went to eat out somewhere real nice but only after they showered and washed the children from the ickies they caught at the food shelter
Because even while faking it you can get all icky = bet you that is what the Ryans thought

>sign me as some one who has actually volunteered and done this not faked it !!!

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Response to sad sally (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:55 PM

51. this is what a fine president does

Not a big FAKE like Lyin Ryan Rmoney

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:02 PM

17. As one who REALLY washes dishes...

I can tell you that your sleeves would be soaked if you just give them a little flip up over your wrists like he did.

And you don't wash dishes with your frikkin watch on!

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Response to Ino (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:47 PM

30. true

so true

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Response to Ino (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:13 PM

33. That was the first thing I noticed also. He is such a doofus.

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Response to Ino (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:41 PM

46. WHAT? You don't wear your Rolex while scrubbing pots

Who knew??

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:17 PM

22. I should have known...

When I saw that pic of Ryan "washing" that pot, I just reacted, ah the phony is at it again.

Little did I know that he was just barging in for an uninvited photo-op!

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:33 PM

24. It's easier to say you're sorry than it is to get permission, especially since some folks aren't

worthy of being asked in the first place.

Subsidized noble$$$$$$$$$$$$e oblige monopolizes collective resources, such as taxes, for the benefit of the CHOSEN few, without delivering anything of benefit to the "unworthy" in return and, then, justifies their own pay-checks on the backs of the poor and disadvantaged, without even asking them.

This is the way things are done in Kansas. google Kevin Yoder.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:44 PM

25. His phoniness is epic! Who can take this guy seriously?

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:09 PM

27. Another week, another ridiculous photo of the Lyin' Ryan.



Yo bro, I lift weights not pots and pans!

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:47 PM

31. Spread this far and wide!

Romney and Ryan are shameless liars who cannot be trusted.

They lie about their own policies--Voucherizing Medicare, Orr-existing conditions covered in their health plan and their $5-trillion tax plan that they can't remember.

And now they even lie about volunteering at a homeless shelter.

This should be a campaign ad!!!

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:14 PM

34. The very definition of a "tool".

Phony motherfucker, ain't he?

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:14 PM

35. Hey Paulie Boy! Burn in hell, you smirking shitstain.

The wheel of Karma turns. Slowly, but it turns.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:20 PM

39. Good

I hope this gets a lot of coverage. That was so tasteless and pathetic.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:23 PM

40. Cool!

Ed Schultz is reporting on this tonight!!!

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:28 PM

41. Worse than W's plastic thanksgiving turkey in Iraq. nt

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Response to wiggs (Reply #41)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:37 PM

43. Yes it is!

I'm glad St. Vincent de Paul spoke up, they are a good organization!

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Response to wiggs (Reply #41)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:46 PM

45. The tray faux?

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:42 PM

44. Show up late and take credit for work that's already been done -

Yep! He's a Republican!

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:42 PM

47. I'm just guessing here, but was this done for Faux News?

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:07 PM

48. "They showed up there and they did not have permission." That says it all. Entitlement.

Rudeness. Lack of respect for rules, other individuals, or institutions. Muscle your way in to get what you want, in this case, a photo op of Lyin' Ryan "doing good."

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:45 PM

49. K&R.

I'm sending out the links via email. Thanks!!!

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:50 PM

50. Charity president: Paul Ryan "did nothing" at soup kitchen photo-op (CBS)

By Brian Montopoli /
CBS News/ October 15, 2012, 6:11 PM

The head of a charity in northeastern Ohio where Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and his family were photographed cleaning dishes over the weekend said Monday that Ryan was not authorized to be on the premises and "did nothing" while there.

Brian J. Antag, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society in Youngstown, told the Washington Post that the Romney campaign had not asked to make the Saturday visit to the soup kitchen. He said that he runs an apolitical faith-based organization which has bylaws barring it from hosting political candidates, and that the visit jeopardized donations from private individuals.

"They showed up there and they did not have permission," he said. "They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors." Antag added that Ryan and his family "did nothing" while on the premises ...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57532807/charity-president-paul-ryan-did-nothing-at-soup-kitchen-photo-op/

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 11:56 PM

52. this might be something the low information voter can understand

let's hope

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:04 AM

53. Kicked and recommended, has FOX "News" or CNN covered this incident yet?

Thanks for the thread, MissMarple.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 06:46 AM

54. In the realm of character, or lack of character, this incident is a major TELL

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 09:11 AM

56. How low can you go?

This campaign is certainly doing its best to answer that question.

-- Mal

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 09:23 AM

57. Stagie bumpkin hee-haw character on the dishwashing job. And he only half washed the soap off that

pan.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 09:28 AM

58. He is despicable.



Jesus disapproves of your photo op, Paulie.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 09:42 AM

59. Paul Ryan will be a bigger disaster than Palin was for John McCain.

The GOP just hasn't realized it yet.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:12 PM

60. Just when i thought it wasn't possible to get any more discusted with these guys....

They go an do this! They just keep lowering the bar...Sigh....

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Response to ermasdaughter (Reply #60)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 12:46 PM

61. What a Highly Offensive Token Visit,

spit on the 47%, then make it look like you care about them. It's so obvious it was only for a photo op, why else would he arrive late? I haven't heard a single thing proposed by Ryan/Rmoney to help the homeless, or any downtrodden for that matter, so why would he show up there? What good did that visit do for the homeless?

Seriously, news of this phony stunt needs to be spread around far and wide.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:11 PM

62. That's great, but no one but us is going to know about this.

Do you think this'll hit the MSM? Pfft.

Edit: By "us" mean liberals who pay attention.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:50 PM

63. Ryans stayed 15 minutes

Ryans stayed 15 minutes, but claim it wasn't just a photo op.
I don't know whether to go with "B.S." or LOL

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:53 PM

64. st vincent is all over southern wisconsin...

i wonder how this will play for his house seat race

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:21 PM

65. Next stop: Habitat for Humanity

tool-belt intact, per GWB.

Is this last minute appeal to the bleeding hearts Rove's idea? It's not like we haven't seen it before.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:22 PM

66. Ryan might have pulled the famous slip and fall,standing in those slippery suds.

 

And sued.

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