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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:45 AM

Is Paul Ryan Too White for the GOP?


Nov 22, 2012 8:00 PM EST

Paul Ryan was a rising Republican star and a 2016 hopeful. But his brief run with Romney may have done him more harm than good, writes David Freedlander.


After Mitt Romney disparaged 47 percent of American society in a supposedly private setting among his wealthiest donors, top Republican officials nearly tripped over themselves to create distance from the former nominee.

Chief among those rushing to condemn the remarks were people positioning themselves to be the party’s standard bearers in 2016. “Completely unhelpful” scoffed Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal. “Divisive,” added New Jersey governor Chris Christie. “That unfortunately is what sets us back as a party,” chimed in New Mexico governor Barbara Martinez.

But if there was one person who really wanted Mitt Romney to please stop talking, it was probably former running mate Paul Ryan.

The Wisconsin congressman is himself at the top of short lists for 2016. A number of pundits suggested that the reason Ryan was picked this year was so the party could set itself up for the race four years from now, when presumably the GOP rank-and-file would at last be frothing for the kind of budget-cutting austerity that its donor class has long called for and that Ryan has proposed.

Complete article:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/22/is-paul-ryan-too-white-for-the-gop.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:49 AM

1. Romney ruined Ryan's TEA cred...he's offically RINO...or GOPe

Or whatever Freepers call them...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:06 AM

2. Daily Beast giving Madd Magazine a run for the money.

Comedy gold.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:24 AM

3. Rank and file GOP frothing for the budget-cutting austerity

Paraphrased to fit in the subject line...

They must mean people like these

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:31 AM

4. rLyan is too fucking STUPID - even for the GOP, and that's saying something.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:37 AM

5. “If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”

― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:03 PM

6. It was proven in the election

That Ryan's views were the same as Romney's and he lied about as much. The only problem is that the american public have short attention spans and will have to relearn the facts. Ryan's main appeal is to the far right of his party and not the general electorate. The Daily Beast is digging for stories right now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:47 PM

7. The Republican Party would be stupid to nominate him in 2016

If they want to lose again, the GOP should nominate Paul Ryan to run against our Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, or Deval Patrick - whoever we run in 2016. I have a feeling the results would be roughly the same as they were this year. Plus, I don't see what Repubs like in this guy. He is as plain as bread and butter and came from a rather privileged background. On second though, the GOP likes to nominate people like that!

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 01:54 PM

8. He's lived on government money his entire life.

He's the ultimate taker, but you won't hear that from him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:26 PM

9. He's so white that Sherwin Williams sued him for patent infringement!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 05:44 PM

10. I have to interject that

Ryan is what's wrong the the modern GOP. He's a holier than thou,elitist, sanctimonius prick.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:57 AM

11. No one's too white for the GOP.

It's the GOP that's too white to survive in the long run (which long run it seems we may be seeing the end of real soon.)

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