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Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:10 PM

MItt Romney Campaign Attacks Military Cuts Paul Ryan Supported

Source: Huffington Post

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released an attack Thursday criticizing President Barack Obama for military budget cuts that Romney's running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) voted for and helped write. The attack was launched in a press release that coincided with Ryan speaking at a roundtable discussion on defense in Fayetteville, N.C.

"President Obama’s devastating defense cuts are set to have a massive impact on Fayetteville and the rest of North Carolina," said Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul in the statement. "Because of the President’s lack of leadership, North Carolina could be hit hard with thousands of job losses and millions of dollars in lost economic activity. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will restore our military’s strength and ensure our armed forces have the resources they need."

But what the statement leaves out is Ryan's leading role in crafting those cuts as chairman of the House Budget Committee. He also voted for the Budget Control Act that allowed the nation to raise its debt limit. Part of the deal was creating the "sequester" that requires $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts, including more than $500 billion from defense over 10 years.

Speaking at the roundtable, Ryan also blamed Obama for the sequester despite his own vote for it. "We opposed it then; we oppose it now," Ryan said.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/mitt-romney-military-cuts-paul-ryan_n_1825295.html

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Reply MItt Romney Campaign Attacks Military Cuts Paul Ryan Supported (Original post)
onehandle Aug 2012 OP
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #1
Chemisse Aug 2012 #13
beac Aug 2012 #2
hip is everything Aug 2012 #5
lunatica Aug 2012 #16
SoapBox Aug 2012 #3
lunatica Aug 2012 #17
Berlum Aug 2012 #4
AzDar Aug 2012 #6
bushisanidiot Aug 2012 #7
julian09 Aug 2012 #8
xtraxritical Aug 2012 #11
nc4bo Aug 2012 #9
ShittRomney Aug 2012 #10
xtraxritical Aug 2012 #12
lunatica Aug 2012 #18
oldsarge54 Aug 2012 #14
lunatica Aug 2012 #15
mojo2012 Aug 2012 #19
oldsarge54 Aug 2012 #20
BrainMann1 Aug 2012 #21
rks306 Aug 2012 #22

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:15 PM

1. I love how Ryan is showing what a weak politician he is.

"I voted for it, but only because the evil president made me! Now I'm totally against it, honest!"

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 10:13 PM

13. He's learning from the master.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:20 PM

2. Wow, those flame-retardant pants must be costing the Rmoney campaign a fortune. n/t

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Response to beac (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:59 PM

5. pants on fire

[link:|

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Response to hip is everything (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:07 AM

16. That's great!

Welcome to DU. We love Photoshop humor and talent among our DU members and we take great pride in the fact that we've got them here!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:25 PM

3. Make the Whip-Lash stop...please!

I can't take it anymore.

The Flipp'n-Flopp'n.

The Etch-a-Sketch'n.

The "I was against/for it, before I was for/against it'n.

The WHIP-LASH'n...it hurts and it's not a good hurt.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:09 AM

17. Don't forget their favorite "look over there!" obfuscation

"Where's Obama's birth certificate?!"

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:29 PM

4. Which one of the Republican Liars are Americans supposed to "believe" ?

I believe they are both liars -- but that's as far as I am going in the realm of trust.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 04:07 PM

6. God...they're horrible.

Just ridiculous.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 04:43 PM

7. What a couple of maroons!

Can't wait to hear Ryan flip flop on this one too, thanks to Mittens opening his pie hole!

HAHAHAHA!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 06:44 PM

8. The sequester doesn't have to happen

 

all they have to do is raise revenue not just, not just cuts on safety net. A lot of military spending even the military doesn't want or need.
We should be vlosing bases in Europe, Japan and Korea and south.

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Response to julian09 (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 04:20 PM

11. Bases? Those are vacation destinations for the MIC.

 

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 06:55 PM

9. Today, Fayetteville, NC., Ryan flip-flops......

http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/11459615/


Both Ryan and Ellmers said the Republican-led U.S. House has passed a proposal to cut other federal spending so that defense spending can be spared from the sequestration. But the effort has gotten nowhere in the Senate, they said.

"The Senate has done nothing. The president has proposed no solution," Ryan said.

Romney believes that maintaining a strong defense is a top priority for the government and would work to get a balanced budget passed, Ryan said. Not doing so puts the military at risk, he said.

"The only way we maintain this exceptional nation – this American idea – is because our veterans have time and again, generation after generation, secured it for us," he said. "It's our duty to preserve this legacy, to support our voluntary (military) force of men and women ... and not let them be pawns in a political game."


Surprised much?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 04:26 AM

10. It's called cognitive disconnect

It's a brain disorder most conservatives suffer from called cognitive disconnect. They only have single processor brains and so complex ideas get lost in the shuffle.

Shitt Romney
http://www.ShittRomney.com

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Response to ShittRomney (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 04:22 PM

12. It's called complete bullshit to further the interests of the 1% at the expense of the 99%.

 

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Response to ShittRomney (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:14 AM

18. Welcome to DU.

Yup. That one brain cell knocking around in vain in the hope of connecting with another brain cell in their craniums is disconnected from their mouth utterings. An amazing effect of human devolution.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:19 AM

14. I wonder

I wonder how many Republicans had their fingers crossed when they voted for the Budget Control Act. The committee that was supposed to create a compromise had three democrats and three republicans. Blame who you want. An agreement is an agreement.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:03 AM

15. Ryan can't get a break since he became VP nominee

To me that seems like a well deserved karmic adjustment. Here he thought he was shooting up in his career only to be shot full of slings and arrows. All of them about his own hidden doings.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:17 AM

19. Romney has a lot of promises he needs to keep

Another promise for their support...Dick Cheney who made a surprise visit to the GOP. I wonder how many promises Romney plans to keep? The big money that donor(s) demand, some are for conflicting interests. In exchange for the big money to his campaign, I'm going to guess that he'll have a lot of people who may not get what they paid for. Promises today (need you now), and flip flop tomorrow (don't need you now).

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 05:59 AM

20. Multiple Personality Disorder

There are times I believe we are seeing the last hurrah of the Republican party. It has splintered into at least three personalities, and may not survive the hammering it should get this fall. Real Republicans, the Ike types, have been labeled Rhinos and are being purged. Social conservatives continue to hit everybody with a bible, and God help you if the religious decide you are not one of them. Fiscal conservative (Tea Party) wants to undo the entire 20th century, while emulating the tactics and beliefs of fascists. Are they going to survive? Should they?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 01:50 PM

21. Someone

tell Paul Ryan to grow a backbone.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:48 AM

22. Really

A lie is not a lie if you say it enough. If you have enough money behine it, you can convince most people to believe. You know like, GOP is fighting to preserve 2 programs that they have never really agree with. A question, Why do older people watch 'FOX So Called News'?

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