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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:08 AM

Why wonít Paul Ryan debate Rob Zerban?

I always wondered how Paul Ryan kept getting elected... and because of this Presidential election.... Many people around the country are going to probably ask the same question.... Let's face it... Paul Ryan does not come across as being very smart...


"Iím not the only one wondering why Rep. Ryan wonít debate Rob Zerban, and I think itís an absolute disgrace that Paul Ryan would rather run TV ads to support his reelection campaign than actually defend his record to his constituents.
The Romney/Ryan Republican ticket, which fell behind in most polls after an off-message GOP convention in Tampa and an on-message Democratic convention is Charlotte, has committed to participate in national presidential and vice presidential debates. Indeed, the Republicans are relying on the debates to renew their run for the White House.
But Ryan has not agreed to debate in his race for re-election to the House, despite the fact that he faces a credible Democratic challenger who has drawn significant attention at the local, state and national levels.

That challenger, Rob Zerban, has asked Ryan to join him in two debates.

If Ryan has the time to campaign in DePere, he should have the time to debate in Racine or Kenosha or Lake Geneva or Janesville.

If Ryan cannot find the time to debate Zerban, 1st District voters will have every right to ask whether he has forgotten them in his headlong rush for the national spotlight."http://bloggingblue.com/2012/09/27/why-wont-paul-ryan-debate-rob-zerban/


Paul Ryan declares: 'Don't feed fish'


"For those who can't watch clips online, Ryan was confronted by a voter at an event yesterday who's struggling, and can't afford to give up on public assistance. The Republican vice presidential nominee responded, "The only thing that limits you is your God given talent and your own effort. We need to have that dynamic economy return. You do that by drawing the economy and giving people a hand up, not a hand out. Teach a man how to fish, he can feed himself for a life. Don't simply feed fish."

As Sharpton asked, "Don't feed fish? What does that even mean?" I don't know, but that strikes me as a good question.

But I have a related concern: since when does Paul Ryan believe in teaching people to fish? Ryan's budget plan includes some pretty brutal cuts to education and public-assistance programs. In fact, though much of his agenda is vague when it comes to reductions, if Ryan's cuts were applied evenly, his budget could cut nearly $5 billion from elementary and secondary education, and take college aid away from nearly 10 million students.

The idea of stressing education as a mechanism for growth and social mobility sounds pretty appealing, but the Republican vision is one in which struggling folks wouldn't get a fish, wouldn't be taught to fish, the lake gets drained, and those affected would be told to "take personal responsibility and care for their lives." http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/27/14124144-paul-ryan-declares-dont-feed-fish?lite

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:19 AM

1. I don't think Ryan is smart at all

Where the hell did this "intellectual" shit come from? Ryan strikes me as having very average intelligence along with some political talent, but a brain he is not.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:21 AM

2. This intellectual shit came from his own PR and that of his sycophants.

It is becoming increasingly obvious to ANYONE with even just a modicum of common sense that Lyin' Ryan is all talk and no substance.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:54 AM

3. I don't know... They "the media" called him wonder boy.... of some nonsense like that...

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:27 AM

4. do not think he feels he needs to

it also prevent the chance of a debate blunder

he must show he is confident in becoming vp

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 06:17 AM

5. I can't remember if it was last year, but I remember reading Ryan considered running for

Sen. Herb Kohl's seat to risky.... Now campaigning for his own Congressional seat is too risky as well...

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:31 AM

6. He probably thinks he's too important and that he doesn't need to.

I hope he's in for a big surprise. Well, he can collect unemployment.

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Response to undeterred (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:59 PM

7. To save the elderly in this country from his economic disparity I hope that is what he is forced to

do... But I was wondering if millionaires were allowed to collect unemployment?

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Response to midnight (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:38 AM

8. Sure they are.

He collected social security when his father died.

Just because they hate the safety net doesn't mean they won't take from it.

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Response to undeterred (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:00 PM

9. I was not sure... Thanks...

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