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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:21 PM

Ryan blames Republican election loss on poor communication, turnout

Source: Reuters

Ryan blames Republican election loss on poor communication, turnout

By Thomas Ferraro
WASHINGTON | Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:57pm EST

(Reuters) - Ending a self-imposed silence about the November election, 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that he and presidential running mate Mitt Romney lost not because of ideas, but due to ineffective communication.

Ryan said Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden also prevailed because they did a better job with "technology and (voter) turnout."

"We have to learn that," said Ryan, chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee. "We have to fix that."

Ryan made the comments at a breakfast with reporters sponsored by the Wall Street Journal as the eight-term Republican ended his silence and spoke out.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/23/us-usa-politics-ryan-idUSBRE90M1IO20130123

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Reply Ryan blames Republican election loss on poor communication, turnout (Original post)
Eugene Jan 2013 OP
graham4anything Jan 2013 #1
immoderate Jan 2013 #2
samsingh Jan 2013 #3
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #4
meow2u3 Jan 2013 #10
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #5
LeftofObama Jan 2013 #6
GETTINGTIRED Jan 2013 #7
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #8
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #9
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2013 #11

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:23 PM

1. yeah, the turnout was for President Obama and not for Mitt & Glove.

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:28 PM

2. What we have here, is a failure to communicate!




--imm

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:29 PM

3. actually the communication was good- we were able to let people know

what an asswipe romney and ryan really are.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:32 PM

4. TRANSLATION: We lost because people didn't agree with us and more people voted for the other guys

Yeah, no shit.

This is why he's the Republican "intellectual." His sparkling analysis.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:19 PM

10. Alternate translation

We lost because the people wised up to our con and are no longer fooled.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:32 PM

5. Their campaign was killed

by what they said, not by what they failed to say.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:44 PM

6. "We have to fix that."

Isn't that what President Obama said about the long voter lines?

Do these republicans always have to steal the other guy's lines?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:02 PM

7. messaged recieved loud and clear

we just don't like you or your message..
you liar..( I live 10 miles away from Janesville ..)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:59 PM

8. I thought it was because the voters didn't like his wife cause she was stuck up

like Ann

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:13 PM

9. Au contraire! They communicated their message quite effectively

It's just that their message was effectively rejected by the voters as well.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:00 PM

11. A turd sandwich, no matter how polished is still a turd sandwich

Why can't they ever see that? Also, people don't usually turn out for to get a bite of a turd sandwich either. No surprise there.


Bottom line is that they gave almost nobody a reason to vote for them except for those whom hated President Obama with the fury of a thousand suns and wanted him out of the WH.

They offered NOTHING concrete to Hispanics. They offered no major immigration proposals and they got all bent out of shape over President's Obama's rule change on deporting children of illegal immigrants even though they had previously discussed proposing something similar.

They offered NOTHING to African-Americans other than ensuring that as few of them could vote through various means.

They offered NOTHING to the elderly other than wanting to completely eliminate Medicare.

They offered NOTHING to women other than a bunch of loose talk about "legitimate rape", uninformed and dangerously naive discussions about how women's bodies work, how pregnancy via rape could be considered "god's will", calling women whom advocate for other women "sluts", holding hearings about birth control and only inviting men to testify and, to top it all off, trying to pass a law allowing employers to decide whether or not to provide birth control coverage in their insurance plans.

They offered absolutely NOTHING to LGBT Americans except for Republican ones whom, for whatever reason,care less about their own civil rights than they apparently do tax cuts. IMHO they just need to drop the "Log Cabin" from their group's name and just call themselves "Republicans" because that's basically what they are. It would be more intellectually honest IMHO.

They offered absolutely NOTHING to young college-age adults except for attacks on laws that make it easier to not be crippled by student loan debt years down the road.

Come to think of it, they really offered nothing positive or tangible to really anybody other than than 1-2% of Americans whom make so much money that they don't have to worry about their ability to cast a vote, get health care, have full reproductive freedom, don't have to worry about paying on student loans, or pretty much anything other than being able to keep as much money as they have- even if it's light years beyond what they need for a decent, comfortable life- and be able to pass on all (or close to all) of their millions (or billions) to their heirs at some point in the future.

What was so great about Mitt Romney anyway? Where was his supposed dazzling "brilliance"? What was he proposing to do that should have made us willing to walk over hot coals to vote for him- but somehow got lost in the lack of "communication" and "turnout"?

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