Saturday, August 11, 2012

ROMNEY/RYAN!!

Posted late last night:
By 9AM EST, we'll know who's running with Romney.......if you're here before the announcement, who do you think it'll be?   I'm hoping for PAUL RYAN.

If you come here after the announcement.....
 
WHAT'S YOUR OPINION OF THE PICK AND WHY?

Posted this morning...

VERY GOOD NEWS.
z

144 comments:

FrogBurger said...

Fingers crossed for Ryan as well.

Multiple reasons:
- Understands a budget. I know it sounds simple but it looks like in DC they don't understand that 0 - 10 is actually minus 10
- Young
- Very good communicator. He can explain things simply.
- On a panel he scored high with Democrats and independents b/c he communicated well
- He's genuine. There aren't many politicians whose face expresses genuineness and actual concern.

He's been my favorite since day 1.

beamish said...

Anyone that can pull the Romney ticket to the right of Obama-Biden.

beamish said...

Paul Ryan's efforts to
"save" Medicare rather than dismantle it disturb me.

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Always On Watch said...

NBC and the AP are reporting early this morning that Paul Ryan is the VP pick.

My personal preference was Bobby Jindal.

Always On Watch said...

I'm okay with Paul Ryan as VP.

As for dismantling Medicare (as Beamish mentioned)...ain't gonna happen. Bankruptcy, as in belly up with no salvaging it. of the Medicare trust is the only way that Medicare will disappear.

Medicare does offer substantial benefits. However, it ain't free. We're spending about $700/month + $100/month in paratransit fares right now, now that Mr. AOW is back into PT and OT. This therapy is actually working! We can't believe it!

Once Mr. AOW is able to move around, he can to back to work part time -- we hope. At least, that is the goal for us. At the least, we'll be getting rid of the potty chair in the living room after -- Lo! -- nearly three years. YEEHAW!

The previous therapy that Mr. AOW got through out private policy never worked toward those goals. Never!

Always On Watch said...

FB,
I don't know all that much about Paul Ryan. Due to circumstances here, I decided not to do any research about candidates until I knew who they were.

Off to do some research right now!

beamish said...

At least Romney didn't decide on a Senator to be his VP running mate. There's 23 Democrat Senator seats up for grabs (virtually none of them will flip) and having one less Republican in the Senate only helps the Democrats more.

I'm not all that fond of Paul Ryan. As one of the "leaders" of the fight against nationalized Romneycare, I have to measure the success of that "leadership."

We have nationalized Romneycare now. What other fights do you want this Tea Party twit fighting for you?

beamish said...

As for dismantling Medicare (as Beamish mentioned)...ain't gonna happen. Bankruptcy, as in belly up with no salvaging it. of the Medicare trust is the only way that Medicare will disappear.

Don't worry, Paul Ryan has a plan to send the bill to the rich people living in 2045.

conservativesonfire said...

According to Fox News this morning the choice is Ryan. This is the comment I'm leaving everywhere today on Romney's choice:

Romney just went up a notch in my book. This the type of decission I would expect from a good corporate He picked a man that is smart, knowledgeable, and will be an effective contributor to the executive team. They complement each other in many ways. Romney is a big picture gut and Ryan is a detail guy. Romney is a bit of an elitest and Ryan is not. Ryan has been in Congress since 1999. He has no home or even an apartment in DC. He sleeps on a cot in his office and after the last vote on Thursday each week he heads home where his pick-up truck is parked at the airport waiting for him. men are devoted family men. Romney might have picked someone who would havebeen more helpful in the campaign to get himself elected; but he picked someone who will be a great asset if he is elected. Neither man is as bold as I would like them to be on policy; but, all in all I think we have a pretty good teaam.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

I think that it was a very good and wise choice. Can you imagine the ass kicking that's going to take place in the VP debates debate with Biden.He's going to blow him out of the park

Sam Huntington said...

I'm very happy he selected Paul Ryan. Ryan will help to pull in Catholics, blue-state moderates, independents who think we need to pay our bills, and staunch conservatives.

Thersites said...

I could vote FOR Ryan, but not with Romney still on the ticket. I'm a "pass" this election. Sorry.

Primum non nocere

"Too big to fail" is an economic policy as Republican as it gets.

Jack Whyte said...

Two thumbs up for Paul Ryan.

I guess we won't be listening to anything Thersites has to say about politics for the next four years then, right?

Ed Bonderenka said...

Paul Ryan will work well.
I would have preferred Alan West, but I'm no expert.
I don't understand the wisdom of a Saturday Morning pick.
The talk shows will be full of this and not the Soptic ads.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Debonair Dude said:
" Can you imagine the ass kicking that's going to take place in the VP debates debate with Biden?"
If Biden remains, especially now.

BTW. I'm glad it wasn't Rubio.
Not a big enough resume.

Thersites said...

I guess we won't be listening to anything Thersites has to say about politics for the next four years then, right?

Not if I actually vote FOR someone else. Gary Johnson is the best in the current pack. As for the Republicans, the voters modd like matches that of the candidates, here.

Thersites said...

bad link above????

Ed Bonderenka said...

Thersites: Voter for Romney NOW, so you can vote for Ryan in 2020.
Or you an vote for the Johnson/Obama/Biden ticket, because as we know (or most of us know), a vote for Johnson is a vote for Obama.

Thersites said...

Romney has already displayed his true colours... and they're looking more and more like this to me.

Alligator said...

The administration has already been throwing mud at Romney. Now they'll be flinging excrement. I can hear it now "Ooooo, Romney picked a MAN, a WHITE, MAN. A WHITE, MAN who throws grandmas off cliffs!Ooooo"

In some ways I wish Ryan would stay in the House where he can do a lot of good, Alan West would have made the racialists in the Dem Party pee in their pants. However, it is what it is and I hope the pick will energize the ticket. Romney is a decent man, but he just hasn't fired me up so far. I hope he ratchets it up.

The Biden - Ryan debates will be fun to watch. Joe won't know what hit him.

Thersites said...

A vote FOR Johnson is a vote FOR Johnson and American small business. A vote FOR Obama is a vote FOR socialism. A vote FOR Romney is vote FOR "too big to fail."

The Debonair Dudes World said...

Barack Obama must be Crapping Bricks in his shorts just about now. As for Joe Biden, we have an Incoherent Imbecile who supported the the Occupy Wallbaggers who crapped on Police cars.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I expect Biden to remove himself from the ticket shortly for "personal reasons".
I hope not.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Romney vs Obama= Executive Experience vs Executive Ineptitude.

Paul Ryan vs Joe Biden = (I'm sorry, I can't keep from laughing)

Always On Watch said...

I'm watching Romney this minute. He just announced Paul Ryan as the VP candidate.

Ed Bonderenka said...

"He just announced Paul Ryan as the VP candidate."
As the next president.

Wait, he fixed it.

Mustang said...

Ryan is the right choice.

God Bless the United States of America.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

Mustang said...
Ryan is the right choice.
God Bless the United States of America.


Amen Brother.

Sergeant D Honored Veteran said...

in my judgment, Mitt Romney has everything it takes to win this election.
And this was an excellent choice . You can tell a lot about this man by the people he has around him. Romney is confident enough and secure enough with himself that he can pick the best and brightest. Obama on the other hand must pick those that can't outshine him and are driven by his socialist ideology.

Always On Watch said...

Rachel Maddow just now: "These jerks -- they're going to try to cut Medicare."

Always On Watch said...

Beamish,
As you know, I favor cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits if one has a retirement income approaching 6 figures, particularly if that retirement comes from a taxpayer-funded source.

My neighbors down the street -- both with Social Security AND government parties -- are living it up. Mr. AOW and I surely am not and surely will not.

Always On Watch said...

Traffic in Northern Virginia will be hell today as Romney and Ryan come in for the next several hours. Sheesh. I may not venture out at all today.

Always On Watch said...

Ye, gods!

Now Rachel Maddow is yapping about both Romney and Ryan were at a battleship today, yet neither have any military experience.

The battleship is presently a museum, BTW.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Seargant, Mustang, Dude +1
AOW: and the Battleship is the Wisconsin. I prefer to listen to Bret Baier and Britt Hume than Madcow.

Z said...

FB....He's been my fave since Day 1, too. BIG time.

beamish, I know you want Medicare dismantled. We all have to grow up and realize that can't happen.

AOW...I like Jindal, too, but I believe Ryan's got what he's got PLUS, Plus, Plus...

Cons on Fire...First, thank you for letting us know you're copying this comment all around our blogosphere; I appreciate that and I'm so GLAD you're doing it with this one because I could NOT agree with you more. You put it very well, and this deserves to be read. GOOD one. (I had to laugh at myself, I often shorten your name to Cons on Fire, and I got to thinking it's like an MSNBC cable show on the weekends :-)

Thersites...so you're voting for Obama. WOW. At least your conscience will win. America loses. My conscience tells me VOTE OBAMA OUT, AMERICA DESERVES THIS...

SAM...I hadn't thought about the Catholic pull; a good thing....especially considering the birth control/abortion issue Obama threw in their faces.

Jack...I think so.

ALL of you; I'm very glad for your comments. They solidify my feelings (most of them do, anyway!)

AOW...Maddow will be CRAZED OUT OF HER WITS for the next 85 days or so. We will hear the MOST absurd CRAP about Ryan and Romney EVER...so, whatever.
By the way, the ship is the USS WISCONSIN, isn't it? Was that fact lost on Madcow?

Z said...

AOW..by the way...what Military Experience did Obama have? And WHY, oh WHY won't he listen to his military experts?

I'm thinking Romney/Ryan might trust the experts and not rely on their egos, huh?!!
Thanks for letting us know about Maddow; the fun's only starting, isn't it.

Gotta go change my post now that the selection's official!!

-FJ said...

Thersites...so you're voting for Obama. WOW

No, I'm voting FOR the best candidate, regardless of how "popular" the average American believes him to be. If Johnson wins, America will be a better place at the end of his term. There will exist millions more small, independent business throughout the country. If Romney wins, we'll have millions less small business, and a few thousand more mega-corporations. And then one fine day, the democrats will merge those ever fewer remaining independent oasis' of liberty into one giant hive, and fully realize President Obama's dream... so a vote FOR Romney is a vote FOR eventual socialism. It's only a question of time in a "progressive" evolution...

The founding fathers are rolling in their graves at thoughts of Romney.

Z said...

FJ..I thought it was Thersites voting for Obama :-)

The Founding Fathers? They'd be saying "Maybe we're not much for Romney, but we SURE can't take Obama and we've been around enough to know he has to go and you have to do everything possible to assure that."

Z said...

http://bunkerville.wordpress.com/

Bunkerville has an EXCELLENT and short video of Paul Ryan with a surprising implication in it...pretty gutsy. VERY TRUE.

Ed Bonderenka said...

The Founding Fathers made a few compromises to gain the majority of their ideals (slavery/abolition for one).
Fracturing themselves to the point of allowing King George to continue being ruler of America was not on their agenda.
They are already rolling over Obama.
Maybe they'd spin less with Romney.
I wish I could create a graphic showing the FFs rolling at various speeds as Obama enacts fiats.

I'm flat broke and deep in debt. said...

We've got Ryan and they have Biden! LMAO.We got all we need to get and take back America. .

OK Bamba, it's pay back time!

Liberalmann said...

Romney: "Id like to introduce to you, the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan!"

Oh, this is going to be so much fun for the Dems. Two bumbling, incompetent white stiffs with no ideas except entitlement-for the wealthy, trying to sell their crap to people who are once again waking up just in time for the election.

Scary that this audience wildly cheered all their lies and  vague crap for that matter.

Ryan:

 "...we believe our rights come from nature and God and not from government". Really? 

'...America is an idea, not a place.' Duh!

'...America is the only country in the world founded on an idea.' Ah, no it's not. All countries are founded on an 'idea.'

'...my father said if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem' Unoriginal Idiots.

Romney introduced Ryan by attacking Obama with the lie that he's cutting $700B from Medicare-when Ryan's  budget plan will eliminate it as we know it.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Whenever a viable budget was crafted on behalf of the GOP recently, it was Ryan's.

Ryan doesn't just have platitudes; he offers actual ideas and details.

An excellent choice.

BZ

Mustang said...

Honestly, I will never forgive the aliens for what they did to Liberalmann. They removed his brain and replaced it with his butt hole.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Lib:
We know you don't get it.
Thanks for confirming that.

Brooke said...

Unlike Obama, Romney is a business man with excellent instincts and experience.

He knows who to surround himself with.

I like it.

Z said...

Mustang...:-) SO true.
I KNEW the lefties would pick on that because they have little else to high-five about this morning.

And WHAT a quick correction from Romney..."I have been known to make a mistake, but not with picking this guy for VP!" THAT is the quick mind we need. I was impressed.

BZ...Ryan can EXPLAIN, too. He's a good person to finally tell the American people what's really going on.

http://bunkerville.wordpress.com/

THAT video says a LOT. If he keeps this up, people will be finally getting what happened. Frankly, the implication is true, but it surprised me that he'd say that. Check out bunker's video at his place!

Z said...

Ed..perfect! Mustang and you are so good..!

Brooke...I just went by Paleo to see what you thought but you know me and star trek(duhh?) !!
Thanks for coming by while I was at Paleo...
And thanks for your VERY TRUE COMMENT.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Lib:
Obama introduced Biden as the next prez, also.

Z said...

FrogBurger, by the way...

Your points about Ryan are exactly why I think he's a winner, too. GOod one.
I think he has a way of conveying that concern.

Z said...

Ed, I just heard that myself.
ABSOLUTELY TRUE.

But, see, as you know, it's okay when Democrats really screw things up...like OUR ECONOMY.
Republicans can't misspeak for a second without the left sharks on them.

FrogBurger said...

So on the Democrat ticket we now have:
- Soptic / Septic
- Biden / Bidet
- Flukes / Fluke

Can't find a pun for Obama as far as having a name that sounds like a joke.

Right Truth said...

Out of the people that Romney was considering, I think Paul Ryan is a good choice. He is a good speaker, he is Conservative, he is fantastic on the budget and economy as well as other topics. There are some I think might have been a little better, but they were not even considered. All in all, I think Romney did good.

By announcing today, he got that "Romney killed my wife" video off the air and gives reporters something new to talk about.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Mustang said...

I listened to Juan Williams bemoaning the fact that “Now Romney’s done it. He’s gone and unleashed a fire storm with the Obama Progressives.” And he went on to say a Ryan pick is exactly what Obama wanted.

What an idiot. Obama wanted nothing of the kind. Given his filthy ads, he wanted a Coup d'├ętat. He would have preferred a weak Romney challenge.

Instead, Obama has a fight on his hands—and Romney/Ryan picked it. WE must have this fight because America is still worth fighting for —and we need to have an “in your face” contest with the people who hate America most: Obama progressives. It is time we stopped running from bad news. Obama and the morons who elected him have royally screwed our country. It’s time to take America back from the Abyss of socialism. So yes … let’s have that fight. And let’s win it!

FrogBurger said...

Williams is stupid b/c only the crazy left like Ducky will unleash. Most of people who elected for Obama are moderate and centrist like many friends of mine on the East coast and they will like Ryan.

That's right, let's have a fight.

FrogBurger said...

And if people don't want to hear the truth that Ryan speaks about the unsustainability (and the scam) of Social Security, then we are done. That means people haven't grown up and want to keep their hand in the sand.

Z said...

http://intolerantcynic.blogspot.com/

DebDude has THE best pictures on his Paul Ryan post this morning...you'll really laugh!


FB...good ones!

Debbie...isn't it great!? and yes, he did get the focus off that ad...

Ed...I SO HOPE YOU ARE WRONG ABOUT THE BIDEN BACK-OUT....but WHERE HAS BIDEN BEEN LATELY?
He's been NOWHERE, have you noticed? We going to get a sudden "he's not well" announcement with a miraculous recovery on the day after a Hillary confirmation for VP?
Is THIS why Clinton and Obama, who don't like each other, have been so cozy and why Clinton's suddenly denounced the Republican people/things he was liking 2 months ago?
Oh, GOD< Ed...you gave me a stomach ache!!!

EXCEPT...Ryan v Hillary? Young, VITAL, Smart...versus...........her?
hmmm maybe notsomuch?

Mustang and FB...so true.
Williams is SUCH A LOSER (wait, does that make me a racist now?)
Last night, I was wondering why FOX paid MONEY to call HIM a consultant....he's not even smart. I think he's a really nice guy, but.......smart? no

"Let's WIN IT!" is right, Mustang!

Did you all see how fast Romney repaired "THE NEXT PRESIDENT..PAUL RYAN!"? I'm not sure Obama DID correct his misspeak when he announced Biden as "the next President", did he?

Z said...

FB "And if people don't want to hear the truth that Ryan speaks about the unsustainability"

That's my biggest fear

FrogBurger said...

Z, you're tough on Juan. I like him. I think he's smart but I think those people are now in campaign mode vs reporting mode. So the partisanship is making them say stupid things.

Ed Bonderenka said...

BTW, there's a number of Christians who won't vote for a Mormon, I've heard them.
There's a guy who does surveys, George Barna, who a while back did a survey of members of various denominations.
He gave the percentages of those surveyed who regardless of their denomination, believed that Jesus sacrifice on the cross was their only hope of salvation (self-described born-again is how he put it).
Mormons were ahead of Episcopalians and Catholics.
http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/5-barna-update/53-religious-beliefs-vary-widely-by-denomination
I don't know where Romney sits regarding this and I don't expect him to voice it readily.
But he didn't sit in a church that said GD America.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Z "I'm not sure Obama DID correct his misspeak when he announced Biden as "the next President"
He did quickly "next president, uh, vice president".

Z said...

FB, I used to like him very much...I still do like him, personally, I suppose.
But, he starts talking smart and then, suddenly, he veers off into gagaland I never quite understand! "How'd he get THERE so suddenly?"

He just can't let GO that Obama's a loser who's done such damage. You have to admit that, right?


ED....I suppose that will happen.
But what do you mean by "Mormons are ahead of Epis..and Catholics"?

By the way, I'm hoping Ryan's going to draw enough Democrat Catholics to top the Christians who won't vote for a Mormon.

Z said...

thanks, Ed...I didn't hear that part.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Z: Sorry for the tummy ache :)
The survey shows that more Mormons (34%) rely on Christ as their only hope of heaven and opposed to Catholics (25%) and Episcopalians (30%) and so the odds are greater that you'll find yourself in soteriological agreement with a random Mormons than either of the other two.
(Soteriology is the study of religious doctrines of salvation.)

FrogBurger said...

He won't admit it.
1. He's a Democrat
2. He's on Fox and his job is to represent the opposite side to make the show more interesting through conflicts. All those shows are prepared you know. They have talking points.

Z said...

I'd forgotten THIS classic "Biden, not to be outdone, referred to his future boss as "Barack America."

Hey, libmann...remember that? :-)

Olivier Knox, a hateful little punk writer for Yahoo even admits this Romney gaffe can be a good sign..BECAUSE Obama made the same mistake and WON :-)

Mustang said...

BTW, there's a number of Christians who won't vote for a Mormon

... but they will vote for a Muslim who lies about his religion? Those people aren't Christians; they're idiots.

Z said...

Mustang! Badda boom badda BING!

FrogBurger said...

Let them focus on this gaffe. I'm so tired of focusing on gaffes like this.

Why don't they focus on the deficit and unemployment gaffe.

That's pseudo intellectualism and writing. And they think they're deep. (like Ducky)

Ed Bonderenka said...

Mustang: "Those people aren't Christians; they're idiots."
I try not to say that out loud.

FairWitness said...

Let's face it, guys, President Obama and Vice President Biden are in way over their heads. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan know how to add, they do not. When they start with their demagoguery, trickery and outright misrepresentations, Romney and Ryan will have the facts & figures to eviscerate them. There is no place for Obama to hide, the truth is that his economy SUCKS!!!! And if he gets another term, we're doomed. Everybody with an IQ over 70 knows it! This crap about punishing the rich is failure for everybody. The rich have the resources to defend and avoid the pain, to pivot out of the way, leaving the rest of us to take the economic hits. The middle class are the ones beaten to a pulp by President Obama and the Democrats. And they damn well know it!

Silverfiddle said...

I love it. This is a serious pick.

FairWitness said...

And we need a President and Congress that respects the value of the tax dollars they take from us. With Obama and his cronies, they've absolutely raided and emptied the US Treasury and then borrowed every damn dollar they could, abusing and downgrading the credit of the United States in the process. Americans understand the massive mistake they made in electing Barack Obama. They won't make the same mistake again. Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his Vice President tells us all he wants a man who understands the seriousness of the federal budget crisis and how to go about solving the monumental problems.

This team has a gigantic bucket of hot, soapy water and huge mops - they're going to clean up this mess! And they're both such good men, personally. Both Romney and Ryan, loaded with character and honor! Just the kind of men we desperately need to save our country. I am absolutely thrilled this morning!!!!

DaBlade said...

Good mood Saturday! I love this pick. It... Completes me. As a side benefit, it certainly has the silver ponytails all knotted up.

Joe said...

Biden vs Ryan in a debate would be no fun. That's not a contest, that' a man stomping an ant.

I'd like to see Ryan vs Obama in a debate.

Think of how much BO would learn, if he were capable of learning.

Good choice.

Pris said...

I'm thrilled that Romney picked Paul Ryan. He's willing to confront problems, and knows his stuff.

He's the real deal, and a terrific communicator. No smoke and mirrors either!

Mainly as VP candidate, he adds energy and passion to this campaign, which is a necessity IMO.

Hooray!!

The Debonair Dudes World said...

Just get ready for an October surprise from the left!
As October surprises seem to be famous and a pattern in Democratic presidential elections..
Will it be Hillary Clinton running for President instead of Obama? Or more likely Chairman Obama Bombing Iran, to secure the Jewish vote! I wouldn’t doubt either one a bit!

Be prepared and be warned for anything.
Number one on their list will be destroying Paul Ryan

Z said...

FB, I know that about why FOX has Williams, but as nice as he apparently is, he waffles so much. He'll be agreeing on conservative points and then BAMMO, he U Turns.......very suddenly.
Well, maybe he remembers he's there to be a leftist and how GOOD FOX was to him, hiring him after the left dropped him in the mud, remember?



EVERYBODY...great points.
FW...you are SO RIGHT....we need someone like that.
SF..thrilled you like this pick, too.
PRIS, JOE..DB(hilarious about the silver pony tails)....
I haven't been this happy about this campaign EVER!!

I'm so SO glad you all agree because I know my commenter friends would tell us if you disagreed and why.

I just emailed a friend who worked directly under Reagan at the WH (no, not like Monica...never mind!)...anyway, she emailed me that the bigwig Republicans who are the true Conservative Republicans she knows are very pleased....talking about how smart Ryan is, how engaging, how well he reaches people.

I emailed her back that I think that boyish, smart, earnest personality of Ryan may well be the thing that will win women back....soccer moms will relate to that young family and to a guy who cares about his kids so much.

Z said...

I SO HOPE YOU ARE WRONG ABOUT THE BIDEN BACK-OUT....but WHERE HAS BIDEN BEEN LATELY?
DUDE....you could be right, I wrote this in a comment above in response to ED who thinks you could be right..

"He's (BIDEN) been NOWHERE, have you noticed? We going to get a sudden "he's not well" announcement with a miraculous recovery on the day after a Hillary confirmation for VP?
Is THIS why Clinton and Obama, who don't like each other, have been so cozy and why Clinton's suddenly denounced the Republican people/things he was liking 2 months ago?"


BUT, I do not think Obama'd step aside..I do think Biden would.

But a debate between Hillary and Paul Ryan? HURRAH!!\


JOE...I agree. Wouldn't we LOVE to see a PAUL RYAN/OBAMA DEBATE!?

Biden/Ryan will be a joke..you're right....Biden will be the oldster who shows the world even a 70 yr old can be a bigger PUNK than a 42 yr old.

Pris said...

"This therapy is actually working! We can't believe it!"

AOW, I'm so happy for you both. What great news. It's wonderful.

Lisa said...

Lib said"Romney: "Id like to introduce to you, the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan!"

Oh, this is going to be so much fun for the Dems. Two bumbling, incompetent white stiffs with no ideas except entitlement-for the wealthy, trying to sell their crap to people who are once again waking up just in time for the election."

Lib-This one's for you

Oh and this too

lol

Lisa said...

I think Ryan being in congress for 12 years is a big help and he has a bigger resume than Obama.
I agree with Alligator that a Ryan / Biden debate would be priceless.

Ducky's here said...

Whatever, the VP selection seldom makes a difference.

Unlike last election this is pretty neutral. He won't clash with Romney.

FairWitness said...

OMG, Democrats are blasting Ryan as being in Congress and voting for "Deficit-exploding spending bills" during the Bush Administration.

Deficit exploding????? Are they effing kidding? Talk about brazen chutzpah! They have spent so much money, borrowed so much more - and yet they accuse Paul Ryan of exploding the deficit???

FrogBurger said...

I disagree Ducky, it does make a difference. It energizes the base or it can convince, in the case of Romney, conservatives that think he's not conservative enough.

Last time the pick didn't make a difference per say but it did make things worse I believe.

Z said...

Paul Ryan will attract Catholic Dem voters on the fence about the atrocious push to Catholic businesses/institutions to cover birth control, etc.
Ryan will attract the women Romney hasn't been able to connect with...with a young wife, young kids, a clear and intelligent explanation of their childrens' futures at stake...
Ryan can EXPLAIN things and isn't afraid to voice his opinions.

You all remember when he and Obama sparred at a budget conference, then Obama had him sit up at the front during a speech only to insult Ryan's plan?

Ryan also doesn't forget.

FrogBurger said...

Yup, Ryan is there to kick his ass and that's good. We can't afford candidates that are afraid.

Thersites said...

Romney's certainly got a lock on the robot vote, there's no denying it!

Thersites said...

...as for Obama, he's probably burned too many hopey-changey bridges

Thersites said...

...especially with small businesses.

Thersites said...
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FrogBurger said...

Thersites, that last video is terrible. I don't like Obama very much but this last video actually offends me.

Z said...

Thersites, I don't want that video here and removed it.
Obama didn't do time in jail, watermelon is a hackneyed insult, etc.
Please, let's not have links like that.
I like Obama far less than FB might and it offended me, too.
Thanks.

Joe Conservative said...

Good to see that the election has done nothing to disturb your post-modern sense of humour. We can all laugh heartily at Mitt Romney being accused of homicide, of committing felonies, etc., but showing Barack Obama eating fried chicken and watermelon... THAT is "over the top".

-FJ said...

Why Republicans will lose in 2012... and why "go along to get along" is their official motto.

Z said...

Joe, maybe you laughed about ROmney's being accused of those things, I sure didn't.
And no, I NEVER think slams to Black Americans are funny.

Z said...

So, FJ, Thersites, JOE: YOu posted the video I deleted again WHY?
Just to show you're going to keep doing it until I go on moderation?
REALLY? WHat the heck is the matter with you?

WE GET YOUR DRIFT..You don't want Romney.... so what.

I'm not deleting you...it's pointless. Most people don't think that video's humorous, they think it's sickening.

Bob said...

Ryan is Kryptonite to Obama. Paul Ryan has more credibility in his little finger than the entire Obama administration.

Plus, Paul Ryan is not an alcoholic. The Dems have a real problem with Joe Biden. http://youtu.be/4TBNeNHHXEY No sober person could say the stupid things that Joe Biden does.

-FJ said...

I also don't want Obama. They (Romney/Obama) are just two slightly different roads to the same destination... ;)

And I posted the video. You want to delete the link to it, that's YOUR business. You don't have to look at it, you don't have to click on it.

Ticker said...

Actually libturd it's a $500Billion cut to medicare that Odummer's so called health care package includes. There are no such cuts in Ryan's plan nor in anything that even resembles such in Romney's plan.
You sure are one dumb dude. Maybe Mustang is right, they replaced your brain with an asshole. Guess that makes you just one big asshole.

FrogBurger said...

That video is a big deal. Not only is it not conservative and disgusting, but it also provides ammunitions to the left. Don't complain they think conservatives or Tea Party are racist when you post that kind of video. You help them make their point. It's actually pissing me off.

-FJ said...

Oh my goodness... I might get accused of racism... I guess we had all better leave our senses of humour at the GOP door...

...don't worry, it's NOT one non-Bushes will ever be welcomed into anyway.

FrogBurger said...

Having a sense of humor is great (even though this video is very far from being funny). Giving ammunitions to the opponent is stupid.

Stanley Kowalski said...

Pretending not to laugh is even more damning evidence.

Stanley Kowalski said...

...and given recent false accusations against Romney recently, a few showing Obama is a "negative" light puts it all into perspective.

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-FJ said...

Grow a pair, Froggie... er-r-r-r Kermie.

David Wyatt said...

Z, your comment "The Founding Fathers? They'd be saying "Maybe we're not much for Romney, but we SURE can't take Obama and we've been around enough to know he has to go and you have to do everything possible to assure that." is RIGHT ON TARGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Z said...

FJ/STANLEY/THERSITES/etc....

you believe what you want.

thanks.

FrogBurger, you are so right. Insulting and generalizing about Blacks is not only cruel and wrong, it's not the least bit funny.
And this is exactly the kind of thing the left (which really DOES think so little blacks that they feel they still need affirmative action and entitlements) will use it.

Z said...

DAVID WYATT! Hello to you! I hope you're well...and thanks for the support in my thinking.
Blessings to you!

Z said...

Did you know that "Paul Ryan wants to leave Soc Security to the whims of Wall Street?"

You can't make this stuff up....the left's in OVERDRIVE! :-)

-FJ said...

Oh the poor blacks. Thank goodness the Republicans are sticking up for them or they would be so, SOOOOO mad, they probably wouldn't ever vote for one....

...and I can see tell from their voting patterns how truly appreciative they are of soft racism.

beamish said...

Paul Ryan's plan to push old ladies in wheelchairs over the side of a cliff is inefficient and wasteful of exploitable blood plasma.

Thersites said...

the Fusion conservatives have a plan to kill them AND exploit their blood plasma? Do tell, beamish. Is it like one of those Chinese prisoner "liver for sale" schemes?

beamish said...

Oh looky it's the Naderite libertarian for Welfare Statism come to protest his irrelevance.

Everyone wave!

Z said...

oh, damn..
Now the games begin.

Thersites said...

The irrelevance of the fusion conservatives is world renowned, as Romney emerges as their unobjectionable Republican torchbearer almost as effectively as Bob Dole in '96!

Thersites said...

If Ryan is lucky, no one will remember his name in 2020, either.

beamish said...

The irrelevance of the fusion conservatives is world renowned

Can't argue that. Haven't seen much from that coalition since Reagan was elected in 1980.

as Romney emerges as their unobjectionable Republican torchbearer almost as effectively as Bob Dole in '96!

Bob Dole got 40.7% of the vote. Romney won't get half of that.

beamish said...

If Ryan is lucky, no one will remember his name in 2020, either.

On the plus side, it removes a Tea Party leftist from the House Budget Committee chairmanship.

Thersites said...

Well, at least we agree on that.

beamish said...

Ryan introduced a plan to balance the budget over twenty years, which is around 525,950 slower than Newt Gingrich balanced the budget last time it was balanced.

"Conservative" standards have fallen.

Thersites said...

Ryan was in the Tea Party Caucus? Who knew? I thought Ryan voted FOR the fusion conservative TARP too big to fail crony capitalism bill....

Thersites said...

Calling Romney's stalking horse in the 2012 primaries a "Conservative" shows just how far they've fallen.

beamish said...

Ryan was in the Tea Party Caucus? Who knew? I thought Ryan voted FOR the fusion conservative TARP too big to fail crony capitalism bill....

That's the TARP bill championed by the Tea Party leftists Rick Perry and Herman Cain, right?

Calling Romney's stalking horse in the 2012 primaries a "Conservative" shows just how far they've fallen.

Romney spent nearly a quarter-billion dollars smearing Gingrich because he was a "stalking horse?"

Dood, what are you smoking?

Thersites said...

Don't get me wrong, beamish, I really admire the fusion conservatives like Newt. They've perfected lemon socialism. THat's why they are able to find so much "common ground" with the Obama Democrats.

Thersites said...

Romney spent nearly a quarter-billion dollars smearing Gingrich because he was a "stalking horse?"

Sheldon Adelson had a LOT of money. Just ask Romney... after all, who's going to ensure his gambling livenses get renewed if crony capitalism were allowed to fail?

beamish said...

I think you've smoked yourself retarded, FJ.

Thersites said...

Rea
ly?


I guess you're not the one currently under investigation for paying kickbacks to government officials in Macao.

Thersites said...

Buying political gratitude can be expnsive.

beamish said...

Sheldon Adelson had a LOT of money.

So Romney devoted most of his primary campaign resources to defeating a somewhat well-financed opponent with smearing attack ads because that opponent was a stalking horse runing interference for him?

So who wasted their money, Sheldon Adleson or Romney?

Are you even familiar with what being coherent feels like?

Thersites said...

Crony capitalism is expensive, beamish. Gratitude can be VERY expensive.

beamish said...

What would Sheldon Adelson have to show "gratitude" to Romney about?

You're not making any sense.

Thersites said...

Nobody can hedge a bet like a crony capitalist... just ask George Soros.

Thersites said...

Think Soros could have cared whether Hillary OR Barack won the nomination in 2008?

beamish said...

Adelson has to pay (invest?) "gratitude" to a Presidential candidate who isn't elected and has less than a snowball's chance in Hell of ever being so to get him out of trouble with an Obama administration that won't take a bribe?

Doesn't this argument of yours require Rod Serling to narrate?

Thersites said...

It was win-win for the crony capitalists either way.

Thersites said...

Adelson's only problem in backing Romney is that he has to share favoritism with others...with Gingrich he had a monopoly...

Thersites said...

In Maryland, the Democrats are backing some of Adelson's competitors. when Romney loses the election in 2012' Adelson will be literally THROWING his money at Md Governor Martin O'Malley... who WILL be the DNC nominee in 2016.

Thersites said...

Even the local mayoral politicians are SWIMMING in crony capital... and why not? It's a license to print money.

Always On Watch said...

I watched a bit on MSNBC this morning to see what the enemy was saying. On the air, they were actually planning their mud-slinging strategies.

Gary Freid said...

Thank you Mitt Romney, thank you for picking Paul Ryan for your Vice President candidate. . It's a little easier for us to pull the lever for Mitt now but of course I was going to anyway. Mitt, we needed this.

viburnum said...

I think Ryan is a wise choice, and even better, a bold one. It's shows that he wants to keep the campaign focused where it belongs, on the economy, the deficit, and the insupportable size and insufferable reach of government.