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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:55 PM

The Atlantic: The VP Debate Cinches It: Paul Ryan Is Unqualified to Step In as POTUS

Congressman Paul Ryan made three good points Thursday during foreign policy portions of the VP debate. He's correct that the Obama Administration shamefully misled Americans about the attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Security there was insufficient. And it is hypocritical when Team Obama criticizes Team Romney for wanting to extend the presence of American troops in Iraq. President Obama himself pressed Iraqi officials to permit American troops to stay longer.

Unfortunately, Ryan failed to call the Obama Administration on any of the most egregious flaws in its foreign policy, because Republicans agree with most of them. Instead, he talked a lot of nonsense. During the broadcast, it passed by too quickly to attract much notice. His delivery is much smoother than Sarah Palin managed four years back. But he doesn't know any more than she did....

The article finishes with:
Here's the difference between Biden and Ryan: whereas Biden has been studying foreign policy for many decades (over which he's made his share of mistakes), everything Ryan knows about foreign policy, or at least everything he's shown us he knows, comes from interventionist ideologues with talking points that test well among the base and bear little resemblance to reality. I didn't quite realize how awful Ryan's performance was until I read the transcript of the debate. Biden did smile too much. It distracted me from Ryan's apparent unfitness to be commander-in-chief.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/10/the-vp-debate-cinches-it-paul-ryan-is-unqualified-to-step-in-as-potus/263531/#

The Atlantic is a moderate magazine. This is a good thing!

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mucifer Oct 2012 OP
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Blanks Oct 2012 #2
Maximumnegro Oct 2012 #6
flamingdem Oct 2012 #3
courseofhistory Oct 2012 #4
allrevvedup Oct 2012 #5
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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:01 PM

1. Any fan of Ayn Rand is a weenie who understands little of reality

and people.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:56 PM

2. I'm disappointed that nobody has pointed out the biggest similarity...

...between Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan; they both have a lot of experience with winter.

Didn't everyone see the spot on description Ryan gave about the 'fighting season' in Afghanistan.



The guy knows his seasons. He talked about all of his foreign experience in Canada too.

What a stud.

Ryan Ryan Ryan ... No wait
Romney Ryan Romney Ryan.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:07 PM

6. I know I thought homeboy was gonna follow up

with a 10 day weather forecast.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:59 PM

3. Wow, a moderate who with a brain nt

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:05 PM

4. Agree! n/t

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:06 PM

5. K/R, but ..

 

I disagree with the two "good points" (and what was the third about, anyway?). As Biden explained, the O admin was responding to bad intel on the Libya attack, which makes me think hmm, but never mind. The Atlantic is a neocon-friendly publication these days and the writer seems to be complaining that Ryan let himself get trounced. Badly.



But who cares, let the RW circular firing squad begin.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:10 PM

7. I think on SNL there should be a pageant walkoff

Between Ryan and Palin. And a talent segment as well. Bring back Tina for it!

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