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Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:39 AM

Romney picks Paul Ryan as vice presidential running mate

Source: nbcnews

Mitt Romney's campaign has announced that the presumptive GOP nominee has chosen House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate. The two candidates will appear together at a campaign event in Norfolk, VA Saturday morning.

The announcement will be in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin -- which just happens to be Ryan's home state.

The Romney campaign billed the ticket "America's comeback team" in the release announcing the decision, saying that Ryan "has worked tirelessly leading the effort to reign in federal spending and increase accountability to taxpayers."


Read more: http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/10/13226315-romney-picks-paul-ryan-as-vice-presidential-running-mate?lite



My first thoughts are varied:



Scared because it does energize the Republican base, judging from comments on cspan. Scared because that scary guy would get into the W.H. if Romney wins.

OTOH, what does it say that the No. 2 guy on the ticket is the one that the other side really wants to be No. 1 on the ticket? Kinda makes my heart bleed for poor Romney. No one wants HIM. But they might vote for his running mate.

On the third hand, does a VP pick really matter that much? I don't think so.

On the fourth hand, ANOTHER Republican ticket with two good lookin' wealthy white guys? Seriously?

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Reply Romney picks Paul Ryan as vice presidential running mate (Original post)
Honeycombe8 Aug 2012 OP
Berlum Aug 2012 #1
MADem Aug 2012 #2
Honeycombe8 Aug 2012 #6
MADem Aug 2012 #9
Cosmocat Aug 2012 #18
MADem Aug 2012 #72
LibDemAlways Aug 2012 #77
Cosmocat Aug 2012 #86
Martin Eden Aug 2012 #23
MADem Aug 2012 #74
RebelOne Aug 2012 #91
MADem Aug 2012 #99
cyberpj Aug 2012 #43
Iggy Aug 2012 #3
Honeycombe8 Aug 2012 #8
Iggy Aug 2012 #10
Cosmocat Aug 2012 #19
Iggy Aug 2012 #33
Honeycombe8 Aug 2012 #32
ewagner Aug 2012 #15
ewagner Aug 2012 #30
TrumanKilldPatton Aug 2012 #102
Iggy Aug 2012 #60
90-percent Aug 2012 #29
INdemo Aug 2012 #52
Coyotl Aug 2012 #65
SmittynMo Aug 2012 #4
Iggy Aug 2012 #88
bucolic_frolic Aug 2012 #5
McCamy Taylor Aug 2012 #7
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Panasonic Aug 2012 #16
riverwalker Aug 2012 #11
zellie Aug 2012 #12
zellie Aug 2012 #17
zellie Aug 2012 #21
greatauntoftriplets Aug 2012 #28
Rozlee Aug 2012 #98
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zellie Aug 2012 #34
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Honeycombe8 Aug 2012 #20
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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:41 AM

1. "Comeback" to the inglorious days of Republican Rule



Or go "Forward" with a Democratic Administration?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:44 AM

2. Ryan is a target rich environment.

Stupid pick on a really stupid day. He's lost half the weekend talk time...unless he doesn't WANT people talking about the guy...???

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:51 AM

6. I was wondering about the timing. So the political talk shows won't crucify them before the news...

has a chance to get out, their way? I don't know. Usually the weekend is when you break bad news, not good news.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:59 AM

9. And the Olympics is wrapping up...it's like they're trying to hide the guy!

Makes no frigging sense!

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Response to MADem (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:24 AM

18. That is the other thing

Saturday?

Really?

They DESPERATELY need to get a few news cycles.

Why not hold off until Monday?

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:20 AM

72. I think they are trying to pull a Palin-like surprise...but it's not cutting it. We knew about

this idiot for a long while--some gasbag in the GOP sewer had to blab!

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:11 AM

77. Not just Saturday, but Saturday at 9AM on the East Coast when

the majority of voters in other time zones are still asleep. WTF?

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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #77)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:09 PM

86. seriously ...

they might as well have done it at midnight ...

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:42 AM

23. Ryan equates Ayn Rand with Morality in this video



He says we're living in one of her novels right now.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:39 AM

74. That'll go over big with the Catholics!!

It's priceless!

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Response to MADem (Reply #74)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:36 PM

91. Yeah, especially since she was an atheist. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #91)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 02:02 PM

99. He's already pissed off the "Blessed are the poor" crowd...

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:04 AM

43. He'll get on all the heavily Conservative Sunday Morning talk shows thoough and avoid the

 

initial attacks from weeknight progressive and liberal political shows. That was my first thought anyway.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:46 AM

3. WAIT.. This is Beautiful.. Obama is a Lock Now

 

Paul Ryan is the exact arsehole Obama/Biden have been hoping for.

He's hideous.. more so than even Rmoney himself.

This is perfect- because we've already seen people in our nation- who actually
have a moral compass, attack and deride Ryan's budget meat cleaver which
(hopes) to decimate the social safety net. Really? are ALL repugs in congress on
board with this?

doubtful.

so now Obama's job just got much easier... we citizens who actually have a soul/heart
are going to smack Ryan's absurd "budget" down severely.

it's a win for Obama.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:53 AM

8. I thought about this after I posted. The pick ALSO energizes the Democratic base.

But will it shift the focus from Romney's Bain past and tax returns, to all about Ryan and his budget?

But hopefully Ryan will energize the Democrats AND the seniors, who are reliable voters. Ryan wants to end Medicare! The golden egg, to seniors, including my far right Dad.

BUT...I think Ryan's plan would leave Medicare as it is for those over a certain age, so they'd be safe.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:01 AM

10. The New Meme is even more powerful

 

the wealthy class wants Obama off the Bain meme anyway.

this is better, WAY better.

Ryan looks and acts like an arrogant bully. he's hideous; I'm serious.

yes, this ignites the Dem base-- like nothing else would-- when Rmoney/Ryan
start waving that cruel budget around in the air, watch what happens.

severe smackdown.

oh sure, the usual cold hearted bastard reich wing will make lots of noise.
but the wave of protest against this crap will be massive.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:28 AM

19. For better of for worse - GAME ON

Romney just put ALL their cards on the table and this election just got FOR REAL.

Time for the people of this country to wake the fuck up and pay attention to the republican vision.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:55 AM

33. YEP, but this was very predictable

 

Rmoney thinks he can make hay w/ the deficit/debt hysteria.. that's one reason
he picked meat cleaver-wielding Ryan.

he's wrong. the economy stinks... you can't take the meat cleaver to the social
safety net-- all while of course leaving the obscenely bloated military budget--
and other sacred cows untouched.

ain't gonna fly with the "regular" people. forget it

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Response to Iggy (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:50 AM

32. Well, that's MY reaction. I hope it's the reaction of most others. nt

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:17 AM

15. did you notice...

even the Catholic Church is attacking Ryan's budget plan?

We've wanted to run against Ryan's plan anyway...

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Response to ewagner (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:48 AM

30. Heh....in front of a BATTLESHIP?

Exactly what century are these guys living in?

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Response to ewagner (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 02:38 PM

102. a very historic battleship...

 

I've seen it before

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Response to ewagner (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:39 AM

60. Yes, I noticed

 

in spite of the serious problems the Catholic church has.. they have a lot of people
in the trenches really helping the poor.. and God bless em for that.

so they are very aware of our poverty problem.. and that taking the meat cleaver
approach to the social safety net is totally the wrong thing to do.

let's hope they continue to push back against this obv cruelty

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:47 AM

29. Nun's on the bus

Iggy said: "This is perfect- because we've already seen people in our nation- who actually
have a moral compass, attack and deride Ryan's budget meat cleaver which
(hopes) to decimate the social safety net. Really? are ALL repugs in congress on
board with this? "

When you get a busload of angry nuns driving all over America expressly to protest your budget, you have got some political liabilities!

I took the meaning of their tour to be; "Mr. Ryan, your budget plan is against much of what Jesus stood for."

There wasn't much "I got mine and screw you" in the teachings of Jesus.

-90% jimmy

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:25 AM

52. It certainly would seem that way but remember there is over a billion dollars

 

waiting to be spent in negative ads and promotional ads for Rmoney...And yes it would seem like an easy win for the Obama ticket but remember Walker was elected twice..something Democrats did not expect and perhaps thought the recall would have been an easy victory too.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:47 AM

65. OBAMA on Ryan: "a plan ... spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires

 

Obama reacted to the Ryan budget as follows:

"a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires"

This is going to be a very easy sell: "Save Social Security, Vote Democratic."

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:48 AM

4. OMG. Rmoney really IS that stupid!!!!

This should pretty much do it for Rmoney. If people think Rmoney is going to pick up more voters by selecting a candidate that supports trashing Medicare, think again. I can't wait to see the numbers drop.

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Response to SmittynMo (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:23 PM

88. Rmoney is TOAST

 

willard may have just lost FL with this move.

he's dumb as a fencepost.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:50 AM

5. CEO CHOOSES NUMBERS GUY

It's now an ideological fight about the role of government and taxes.

Mitt you are such a loser. You could have had any number of respected
moderates, and you choose the flamethrower.

Mitt? Mutt.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 07:51 AM

7. There goes Medicare!

The press tried so hard to ignore Paul Ryan's two attempts to murder Medicare. The Wa Po even tried to sell the Big Lie that Obama wanted to chainsaw massacre the program. Now, Death to Medicare is going to be the official GOP policy. Hope they choke on it.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:13 AM

13. Medicare will be fine

This should be the final nail in the coffin.

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Response to SmittynMo (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:21 AM

16. And may even lead to SPHC that we've been demanding for decades...

 

You know, finally cut off the middemen that decides between if you need this life-saving transplant, or the stockholders need extra cash..

It's time.

Way past time.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:03 AM

11. that backdrop

of USS Wisconsin with the big Romney banner hanging down looks like when W did his "Mission Accomplished".

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:11 AM

12. " Gov. Romney, so you support your VP

 

plan to destroy Medicare as we know it and replace it with a coupon system?"

"seriously"?

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Response to zellie (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:22 AM

17. "Gov Romney , your vp has stated that

 

Romneycare has been an absolute failure in Mass. Do you agree with him?"

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Response to zellie (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:34 AM

21. "Gov Romney, the US Conf. Of Cathoic Bishops

 

have denounced your VP Medicare plan as cruel to "poor and vulnerable persons".Why do you have a war on religion, Gov Romney ??"

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Response to zellie (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:46 AM

28. Or a war on old people?

At age 65, Rmoney is Medicare-eligible. I now wonder if he signed up.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:38 PM

98. Wow. Good question.

Although I think he has a medical plan as part of his governor's pension, although a lot of public employees health benefits are sometimes augmented by Medicare as a secondary when they reach 65, such as my husband's Tricare. I don't know how old his kids are, but I'm betting if they're 26 or under, he's got them on ACA.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #98)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 02:24 PM

100. Ryan is only 42 (remember when they said Obama was too young to be president?)...

so I imagine that his kids are still grade school age.

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Response to zellie (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:55 AM

34. "Gov Romney, your vp pick has a 0% rating

 

with Naral and wants to criminalize abortions? How many years should a women be imprisoned for getting an abortion ?"

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Response to zellie (Reply #34)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:15 AM

45. "Gov Romney, you and your VP want

 

to eviscerate Medicare and Medicaid for people while giving even more tax cuts for the rich. Are the rich really suffering ?"

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Response to zellie (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:34 AM

20. That's not how they describe it. They say the leave it as is, for those who want to stay with it.

OR they can elect to buy a private plan. But if they go with the regular Medicare, it will probably cost them more, because the govt will only give a certain amt of subsidy for either.

But the catch is: There's not exactly a long list of ins. cos. lining up to insure senior citizens. That's why Medicare was started to begin with! Seniors couldn't afford the cost of ins. Ins. cos. don't want to insure them....they cost an arm and a leg in claims. So ins. cos. charge whopper premiums, if you are a senior and want ins.

Ryan's plan doesn't recognize that fact.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:42 AM

24. Ryan knows exactly that.

 

More money for private insurance and screw the old people.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:16 AM

14. How many Tax Returns will Paul Ryan Release?

Everyone wants to know.

The budget guy, the numbers man, will he or won't he?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:39 AM

22. an essay, not much on Ryan.

Last edited Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:15 AM - Edit history (2)

The more I learn about Romney the more I donít like him. Heís made a fortune screwing American taxpayers out of his fair share via elite-only-loopholes. I find it utterly amazing that this man, a walking version of every morally corrupted rot thatís making life worse for the majority of humanity, is the Republican nominee!

I welcome the discussion of how Romney ran his businesses and all the details of his personal wealth. For example, he has built his IRA up to $20-100 million? An individual can only contribute $5,000 per year! The IRA plan was conceived to help fund retirements, not to allow the wealthy another tax shelter.

This campaign will force blanket coverage of all the tricks the wealthy use to make their slice of the pie bigger at the expense of the bottom 99%. All of America will get a daily education from all media about the galling greed of the monied elite that have purchased our Democracy. (I contend in the present moment America is a plutocracy. We are no longer a democracy. We barely were for good portions of our history, anyway)

The right gets really offended about welfare queens. Those that game the social safety nets that are perhaps undeserving of taxpayer help. That does happen, unfortunately, and I have a personal real life proof for that, but the magnitude of Romneys lust for as much CORPORATE WELFARE as his looopholeologists can provide to him should be utterly repellant to any critically thinking American.. Whats comforting is there is a certain segment of the wealthy that understand PROGRESSIVE TAXATION and how going back to higher tax rates for the wealthy allowed a shared prosperity. They would prefer higher taxes for the good of society.

Itís about good citizenship. I hope all Americans that remember their High School Civics classes understand the underlying principals of our democracy and their responsibilities to contribute to it via informed participation. Such participation is necessary, especially for this election, for it is truly our last and only chance to prevent America from becoming an utter PLUTOCRACY. The Middle Ages with I-pads. We must show the entitled elites they cannot buy every single piece of our Democracy!

-90% jimmy

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:44 AM

25. Amazing, isn't it?



Amazing, isn't it?

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Response to James48 (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:59 AM

35. +1000

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Response to James48 (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:06 AM

76. LOL! It IS amazing how much he looks like Eddie Munster! Uncanny. And that makes Romney Herman.

Cool!

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Response to James48 (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:54 AM

83. BWAHAHA!!!

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:45 AM

26. No center votes for Romney now...

Attack dog, brown nosing Ryan...will pretty much remove any chance the GOP has for the women's votes....this is another move forced by the wealthy far right...the Ads will be super easy to make....and are backed up. Ryan did propose a lot of extreme shit.

Ryan called in his marker....he did a lot of favors as a new Rep. and did the dirty job of attacking medicare and social security to maintain the far right compliance....well with victory a distant dream and Obama showing strong in several key states...the GOP already threw in the towel...they gave Ryan the nod and paid him back...his place in history will be set with this run.

We'll see how he does in a national campaign...far away from the safe haven of his VERY conservative SE wisconsin district...wisconsin's Bible Belt of crazies and White Super Obama haters.

On Edit: Added more...

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:45 AM

27. Does this make any sense?....perhaps

 

the Repukes are formally introducing Ryan so Republicans "get to know him" so it sets him up for 2016..realizing their hopes of winning 2012 is over..

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Response to INdemo (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:01 AM

40. Only way that would happen is if the dems dont have a decent candidate

because so far Ryan seems to have have his head firmly lodged up his ass and is unable to grasp some concepts like "compassion" or "empathy".

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #40)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:11 AM

44. The Republican party is long gone(now the TeaParty) and 2016 is light years away they

 

now have a track record of doing stupid things and promoting Ryan for 2016 I think would be in line with their goal/s

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Response to INdemo (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:02 AM

41. My Thinking

I was wondering the same thing.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:49 AM

31. Paul Ryan is good looking? Seriously?

I think he looks like a cartoon character.

But I concur with the rest of your thoughts!

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:59 AM

36. Not as bad as Palin but not much better either. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #36)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:09 PM

97. I disagree.

Sarah Palin could be clearly seen for what she is. I don't agree with her views, and I don't think she is *that* batshit crazy conservative.

Paul Ryan on the other hand has some better points than Sarah - like he demonstrates a higher level of intellect, is more cohesive with his message and actually knows what it is.

There are worse points. His policies *are* batshit crazy. If Sarah Palin is an extreme conservative, then Paul Ryan is a hardcore conservative - bordering beyond conservative and into the realms of parts of fascism, especially corporatism.

As for being telegenic, Sarah beats Paul on this point.

So my opinion is that Mr. Ryan is a perfect pick for the Republican party, but a better pick for Democrats.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:59 AM

37. They look like father and son!!!

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Response to coldbeer (Reply #37)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:41 PM

92. Yup. Romney is old enough to be his father.

Romney is 65, and Ryan is 42.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:00 AM

38. May the Lords Of Kolob Bless this pick!

 

The Munsters are protected by the Lords of Kolob, Beware!

Kolob is also the inspiration for the fictional planet Kobol within the Battlestar Galactica universe, created by Glen A. Larson, a Mormon.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:01 AM

39. Biggest Mistake of Romney Campaign

The Paul Ryan budget plan is very unpopular in America. Putting Ryan on the ticket makes it very clear what type of budget the Romney team will put forward.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #39)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:04 AM

42. No, the biggest mistake for Romney is that he keeps putting his foot in his mouth. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:16 AM

46. Now that the American people had to wait for the family horse to lose

we can get back to what's important? The Ryan pick finished second to the horse?

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #46)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:34 AM

56. Hypocritical Ryan..

 

remember this..Paul Ryan's college education was paid for(in part) with Social Security benefits. He began receiving them at age 15..and now as congressman he wants to destroy the program

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:16 AM

47. Tax Returns

I still think that the Democrats should demand Romney's Tax returns and in addition to those Tax returns demand Ryan's returns. This pick was made out of desperation. The attack ads on the Ryan medicare plan should come, but really ramp those up after labor day when the senior citizens start paying attention. The Bain Capitol attacks are still working.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:16 AM

48. First mate on the Titanic

He won't save the Captain

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:16 AM

49. Why the jeans in NH? He was wearing a dress shirt/pants in a corn field in Iowa in last pic I saw

what's the dress down message from mitthood and anyn rand/ryan

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:18 AM

50. Ryan pick taking attention off Mitt's taxes...

 

And it's working, for now. They need to stay on Romney after today and get off Ryan, he's just the second banana. Romney knew if he picked somebody with some political garbage, they would get off his back. I'm afraid it's going to work.

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Response to billky (Reply #50)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:26 AM

53. until voters know that they want to get rid of Medicare

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Response to billky (Reply #50)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:15 PM

87. I STILL want to know if Rmoney paid taxes over the last 10 years, Ryan or no Ryan!

and how is it legal Rmoney gets a $77K tax deduction for his dancing horse, and why is it legal for him to spend his entire life avoiding taxes?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:23 AM

51. Good news - The ad is written - Save Medicare - Vote Obama!!!

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:30 AM

54. Go Bama!

4 More Years!

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:32 AM

55. Paul Ryan book

Here is a copy of voting record and positions of Paul Ryan:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/102084820/71

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:34 AM

57. F's up on his introduction of Ryan

Can Romney do anything right? Introduces Ryan as the next President of the US.

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Response to peaches2003 (Reply #57)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:39 AM

61. I heard that...

...and thought, he really didn't say that, did he? Then I thought, this is Mitt-stake talking. Yes he did.

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Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:06 PM

84. Like your mom's %^$$&......

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #84)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:24 PM

89. Hey Mom3, when you go back to where

 

you came from, try posting this and see how long it stays on the board!

Mitt Romney's abortion business made him 50 million!

You can't make this stuff up because nobody would believe you!

http://www.nowpublic.com/health/mitt-romney-s-abortion-business-made-him-50m

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Response to B Calm (Reply #89)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:32 PM

90. I'm not Mom3. But yes I agree. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:36 AM

58. Paul Ryan is Dick Cheney without a soul.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #58)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:04 AM

70. Cheney has a soul?!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #70)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 04:24 PM

105. Yes, it's small and smells of sulfur.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:36 AM

59. A campaign of Fear...

We are going to hear how these are the only two that can fix the social safety net programs and if we leave Obama in for another four the debt will double again and destroy the economy for good, it is going to be a campaign to convince America that our National debt and the deficits mean the end of America...

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #59)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:45 AM

64. Romney/Ryan ticket: Steal Grandma's savings (and healthcare) and give it to the uber rich.



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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:40 AM

62. "Now, please welcome the next PRESIDENT of the united States...Paul Ryan!"

Moments later Romney puts his arm on Ryan's shoulder and quips: "Sometimes I'm known to make a mistake!"



THis is SO unfair to comedy writers...there's so little left for them to create!!


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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #62)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:30 AM

78. LOL, who needs campaign managers for Obama when he basically does

their job for free.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #62)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:56 PM

96. scary part is he COULD be the next prezeldent, if Rmoney wins

Scary thought

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:41 AM

63. The Outsourcer's Apprentice is Mr. Do Nothing, Congressional Obstructionist. Wooooo Hoooo

 

Good luck getting the nomination in 2016 Paul.

You saw how Palin got impaled

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:53 AM

66. Makes a change from just picking his nose.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:58 AM

67. I hope President Obama's Campaign focuses hard on "the Ryan Plan".

 

Especially in Florida.

True, Romeny just increased his chances of taking Wisconsin, but unless President Obama's campaign gets very lazy, there should be no way Romney can take Florida now with this choice.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:59 AM

68. Damn, my wife was rooting for Jindal

He reminds her of howdy doody.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:00 AM

69. Needs to borrow GWB's ear piece

Remember when Bush showed up at a debate with an ear piece and clearly a box taped to his back under his shirt so that he could be told the answers to the questions from someone behind the curtain? That's what Romney needs. He can't string 2 coherent words together in a row.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:05 AM

71. How to commit political suicide in 2 easy steps - Refuse to release tax forms ; Pick a whacko veep

Man, someone should tell Romney to learn to tread water, because he just grabbed an anchor to try and stay afloat in this campaign.

No more talk about Bain?
Hardly, that's all we're going to talk about!!!

Joe Scarbrow's head just exploded this morning.
He so wanted Chris Christy.
Poor Joe, now he has to switch talking out of the other side of his mouth and say that he thinks this is a good pick.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:30 AM

73. "to reign in " ..jeez.... they still cannot spell.

Have you noticed how "reign in " is being used for "rein in" so much?

Then again, that could have been a freudian slip...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #73)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:43 PM

93. Common mistake. I see it all the time, even in newspaper articles. n/t

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #73)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:55 PM

95. they want to "reign in" federal spending because they consider themselves kings

Not a mistake, just Rmoney's group being the 1%-ers they are

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:47 AM

75. Oh, I need to say a few thousand words about this!

What will the insiders say?



How will it go down with independents and undecideds?



And Republican voters?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:35 AM

79. no one wants to run with Romney

This election cycle will ruin both Romney and Ryan's political careers.

Ryan is taking one for the team...probably promised some job with the Koch brothers
after everything is all said and done.


gObama

Get Out The Vote

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:48 AM

81. talk about an inexperienced veep a heartbeat away from presidency

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WTF has he done except put out the 1%'s Economic Manifesto?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 11:51 AM

82. This Randoid prick needs to be utterly destroyed.

I don't want him anywhere near the White House.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:06 PM

85. Just Vote No

 

The GOP just proved my point. They are the Party of No.

No anything progressive.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 12:53 PM

94. "a vision for the country," who "adds something to the political discourse about the direction of

the countryĒ---Rmoney talking about Ryan.

Rmoney needs someone w/"vision and direction" because he has neither except to help out his 1% fellow plutocrats.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #94)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 03:09 PM

103. Bernie Puts it Best?


The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Romney's choice for vice president makes it very clear that the Republican Party has completely caved in to the extreme right-wing Tea Party. Ryan, the author of the Republican House budget, would make devastating cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and education while giving even more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. The Romney-Ryan ticket is waging war against the middle class and must be defeated."
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 02:37 PM

101. Does anyone think this is something

arranged way ahead of time--same as GW Bush and Dick Cheney--that the actual president would be Ryan because he is at least coherent? And obviously meaner. I am beginning to think I am paranoid.

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Response to asjr (Reply #101)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 03:50 PM

104. +1

"Just because you are paranoid, that doesn't mean people are not out to get you." --some jive comedian somewhere

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 06:32 PM

106. Any Chance

the GOP convention dumps Romney in favor of Ryan?

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