Skip to comments.Why Are Conservatives So Shocked At Ryan and Rubio? The Evidence Was There All Along
Posted on 03/31/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT by rightjb
Like everyone else, PolitiJim heard the rumblings of the Ryan-Rubio Romney rubber stamps starting on Wednesday night. If you’re a PolitiJim reader, and you think I was riled, rankled or upset, you need either new reading glasses or some ginkgo biloba.
I’ve had Twitter friends assume the race is all over now. I’ve had fellow patriots speculate on whether we should quit trying to fight for Newton Leroy, and even conservative headlines this morning about the “death” of conservative movement and post mortems galore.
What are you so shocked about?
I wrote of the betrayal of Mike Ryan three times. The first was during the Boehner budget ceiling debate when Mike Ryan and Allen West caved to the $1 Trillion defense cuts and would not “hold the line” with DeMint and Bachmann and the Tea Party 22. Mike Ryan was not with us.
Second was when he let Newt squirm on the false accusations of Newt’s “social engineering” statement (that proved justified from the restult of Ryan budget plan 2.0). A conservative committed to truth wouldn’t allow a fellow conservative who had just profusely praised his plan 3 days earlier in print and interviews to hang like that. It was a flag to me that Ryan either had personally not taken the effort to listen to the David Gregory interview, has thin skin and a bigger ego than believed, or has an entirely other selfish agenda. I’m LEAST likely to believe the last one. But again, Mike Ryan was not with us.
Continued at: http://www.politijim.com/2012/03/george-washington-and-ryan-wrinkle.html
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I think he’s friends with Jim Thompson.
I submit there is a difference. Romney’s heath care had an individual mandate to buy health insurance, put in by the state, which is constitutional. Obama’s had one by the fed which is unconstitutional.
[I thought this was common knowledge.]
Well, of course it is! In regards to the sloth that is....
No politician can change the heart of our nation. Our nation is bankrupt spiritually, financially, and culturally. The majority deny this truth or don’t comprehend it. It is immoral to pass debts, difficulties, and obligations to our children, but that is what we are doing.
If the GOP recognized the truth and made the hard decisions they would be voted out in the next election. It would take 25 years of discipline and huge cuts in government spending, entitlements, and pensions. We are not capable of that my FRiend.
Being in the Republican party dooms us to a forever list of their future candidate picks for President - if we are lucky enough to have ANY future elections at all.
[I think hes friends with Jim Thompson.]
I was thinking Bill Gingrich myself.
Actually, I think a lot of folks on the right will mock him for this. Mike Ryan? Not just once, but four different times in the same blogpost?? What that rather strongly suggest is that he's just shooting from the hip, because nobody who actually did enough reading to blast Paul Ryan fairly could possibly mess it up that badly.
Here's the truth about Ryan and Rubio -- they think it critically important to defeat Obama, believe that Romney is the inevitable nominee at this point, and so think the best way to maximize his chance of winning is to unite behind him now.
They may be wrong about that, but that isn't an inherently immoral or corrupt position. It's a pragmatic one of making the best of a bad set of options. And if we're going turn on guys like Ryan, who pushed the most bold conservative economic plan in at least a decade, there's no hope for us. We might as well form the circular firing squad right now, and cede the Presidency, House, and Senate to the Democrats.
Obviously, the state mandate is even more dangerous than the federal mandate because it IS constitutional.
I am betting that Obama is counting on Romney winning the GOP primary so that Obama can call for states to enact their own state mandate to back up the federal health care law, and I’m betting that Obama wants Romney to clinch the nomination before the Supreme court rules that the federal mandate is unconstitutional and throws out the whole law.
If Obama gets to keep the Obamacare, minus the federal mandate and calls for the states to enact their own mandates, Obama will have a real chance at winning re-election.
If you are going out on a high horse please make sure the horse is the only one high.
Rubio denounced the Tea Party as soon as he got to DC. He opposed Arizona illegal immigrant law. Ryan wanted to use the Tea Party to cut social security, but other that, he’s had nothing to do with the TP.
None of them are concerned with the restoring the consitution by axing departments and returning functoins to states.
Obama vs. Romney - a communist or a fascist.
Not much of a choice for a conservative!
I would dearly love to disagree with you, but you are correct. That is why I anticipate the Soviet style collapse of the US gov at some point in this century. It is rotted, getting worse, and no one will effect the repairs. Eventually it will collapse. Fini.
I think actually a syndicalist versus a corporatist, but yeah.
Hemlock or cyanide.
It’s Paul , he just slipped up. I appreciated the content of his opinion piece.
I might go along with Paul Ryan being ‘pragmatic’. But Rubio was bought and paid for by romney early on. There is nothing pragmatic about it.
Paul’s evil twin?
To go where?
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