Paul Ryan VP pick.
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08-11-2012, 06:39 AM #1
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Paul Ryan VP pick.
Romney has picked Paul Ryan as running mate, Republican source tells AP
08-11-2012, 06:42 AM #2
NVM, I read it wrong.
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08-11-2012, 06:49 AM #3
Maybe Mittens is serious about getting the fiscal house in order. Of course the Dems will drop the cancer stuff in favor of running Mediscare 24/7 now.NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency....
08-11-2012, 07:30 AM #4
I have serious reservations about the ticket, Some pundits say that the choice of Ryan was to appease the conservatives and the Tea Party people, I'm not so sure if that is the crowd that Romney needs to go for. It seems to me that the independents in the center are either not going to vote for Romney or not vote. The truth is most Americans like their Medicare and Boomers, Grays (people between the boomers and the Greatest Generation) and the Greatest Generation are consistent voters. Translate that into: Geezers Vote (demographically I am a geezer) I don't think two establishment looking white guys are going to connect with the younger vote who have the most to gain if the Romney Administration can actually bring about reform in either Medicare or Social Security.
Anecdotally, I know a fair number of geezers who don't like Obama and style themselves as conservatives, until the subject of Medicare and Social Security come up because they feel that they are either entitled to, or paid for these benefits.
For the next 80 plus days it is going to be the Obamascare over Medicare.
IMO, this will be the defining election for at least up until the middle of this century.
If you are under 40 get out and vote for Romney, potentially you have the most to gain and at the same time the potential exists to take us back from the precipice of the social welfare state.
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08-11-2012, 07:52 AM #5
Paul Ryan as a pick is such a joke. He will fix our financial mess! He was a Yes vote on TARP, so obviously he is a financial genius. We just have to survive another 40 years for his budget plan to work. I'm sure we can do it.
Such a "defining" election this year so many choices:
Obama - voted for TARP
Biden - voted for TARP
Romney - supported TARP
Ryan - voted for TARPRightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
08-11-2012, 08:16 AM #6
Ryan also Voted YES on NDAA so at least he's in line with the rest of the stooges..Just a gun toting, tattooed, union thug
08-11-2012, 08:23 AM #7
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Ryan is a fairly young guy and so may appeal to younger voters more than Biden. He also has the potential to change the daily news headlines from things like "Romney killed my wife and Romney hates dogs" to something relevant like "Obama is killing America and Obama doesn't like personal freedom". He picked a white guy and will be blasted for that. If he picked a woman, black, or Cuban he would be blasetd by the media too. I think Ryan is a good choice and is a person of substance. But, Romney had a lot of good people to choose from.
08-11-2012, 08:30 AM #8
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It doesn't matter who was picked as the VP, it could have been George Washington himself, Romney is still the one running for the top spot. The one thing this pick will highlight, that has been absent so far, is the debate over Obama fiscal policy or lack of, fiscal irresponsibility and reopening the Obamascare conversation and why it is even still breathing despite overwhelming public hatred towards it.
The other aspect of the Ryan pick is the mittens just said **** you to the Hispanic vote.
08-11-2012, 08:47 AM #9
At least he didn't pick Christie.Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764)
08-11-2012, 08:48 AM #10
You guys are jumping to conclusions. It appears that Romney is serious about putting together a team to turn this economy around. He's good at that, that's what he did at Bain Capital. That's a good thing (I have to many friends out of work). I can see Ron Paul tapped to be the Sec Of Treasury. He'll reign the FED in and stop all this silly money printing.
Frankly I was lukewarm on Romney but now that Ryan is on board I'm delighted. I can actually get behind this ticket.
Now to address those that think us old geezers won't accept changes to SS and Medicare. I'm an old geezer and I don't expect a damn thing from .gov when I retire (which will be in a few years - I planned ahead). If I get anything it will be lagniappe. You see I never planed on having the .gov support me when I was old. I don't need the .gov to support me and anyone that counted on that is crazy. So if they want to change the game, I don't give a shit.
We have to make some tough decisions to get OUR Country back on track. I don't want those that are truly needy to suffer. We need to see to their welfare. Those of us that can stand on our own two feet need to stand up. Call it a bad investment in a flawed plan forced on you by .gov. There are ways to make amends to those that have contributed and now take nothing. But that's another topic.
I'm up for that challenge. Let's Roll.
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