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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:37 PM

 

Paul Ryan's Wisconsin neighbors supported his opponents

Source: Los Angeles Times

In the closing days of his vice-presidential run, Paul D. Ryan sought to connect with voters in small- and medium-sized towns across Ohio by repeatedly telling them how much their community had in common with his own hometown of Janesville, Wis.

Now, post-election, the Wisconsin congressman is blaming his Republican ticket loss with presidential contender Mitt Romney on a huge turnout of urban voters for President Obama.

One flaw in that analysis may be that election results indicate the Romney-Ryan ticket didnít exactly connect with the voters back in Janesville, either.

A struggling blue-collar manufacturing town of 63,575, Janesville lies on the eastern edge of Rock County, Wis., and unofficial election tabulations from the county clerk there show that only 37% of Ryanís hometown neighbors voted for him and his running mate. Meanwhile, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got 62% of the Janesville vote.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-paul-ryan-wisconsin-election-2016-20121114,0,3915876.story

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banned from Kos Nov 2012 OP
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #1
gateley Nov 2012 #2
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #3
Acornsouth Nov 2012 #4
libdem4life Nov 2012 #5
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #6
retired rooster Nov 2012 #7
mojowork_n Nov 2012 #10
ANOIS Nov 2012 #16
JudyM Nov 2012 #8
ribrepin Nov 2012 #15
JudyM Nov 2012 #18
BouzoukiKing Nov 2012 #9
LisaL Nov 2012 #11
fujiyama Nov 2012 #12
Sophiegirl Nov 2012 #13
busterbrown Nov 2012 #14
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2012 #17

Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:47 PM

1. Yep

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:53 PM

2. Oops.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:54 PM

3. Mighty steep learning curve they have over at the GOP

"Our message didn't lose," they say. "It's because the Democrats bribed all those brown people."

"Our message lost," they say. "But people support our policies."

It will be 2024 before they get it.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:58 PM

4. the republicon p[arty is in the dark...

If they don't truly understand what really happen....
It was the message, the non policys, and the vast amounts of money trying to buy our country...while vilianizing every enthic and gender group, and waging war on women....that is their problem, and until they realize that this policy is going to just drive people away from the party...they will continue to loose elections and power...

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:12 PM

5. Send him to get a non-government job...like most of us...in 2014

Time he earned his money.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:22 PM

6. That is rich!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:33 PM

7. question

Was Ryan even voted back into Congress by the otherwise fine people of Janesville?

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Response to retired rooster (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:01 AM

10. one party rule in Madison during redistricting made Waukesha County...

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Response to mojowork_n (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:47 AM

16. Do we know for certain

that Waukesha has actually finished talleying their votes yet?

The clerk there is great at surprises in favor of the Rs.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:52 PM

8. So Ryan was right, in the end, that Ohioans have a lot in common with Janesville folk.

Most of them chose not to vote for him.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:36 AM

15. Had to log in just to tell you

Good one

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Response to ribrepin (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:17 PM

18. Yeah, his words came back to bite him hard. 'Bout time... the truth hurts, Paulie. nt

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:01 AM

9. HAH! To quote one of the greatest true Americans ever...

...the immortal Bugs Bunny: "What a maroon."

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:02 AM

11. Apparently, to know him is not to love him.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:12 AM

12. Hmmm, looks like it's just a bunch of blacks and browns that want free stuff

Oh wait, looks like the city of Janesville is almost 89% white:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Janesville-Wisconsin.html

Oh well, must be full of young single women then. Those sluts!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:16 AM

13. Why then...

was he re-elected to the House?

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:35 AM

14. Under Reported!!!!! Thats for sure!

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