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Vanity: Did Paul Ryan pull a Kerry on Stossel?
February 11,2010 | Me

Posted on 02/11/2010 5:13:05 PM PST by C19fan

I am watching Stossel and he was interviewing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Stossel asked him about his support of the creation of Government Motors. Rep. Ryan made some rambling response that to me sounded almost like he voted no before yes a la John Kerry. Bit disappointed with that answer.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: gm; hayek; ryan; stossel

1 posted on 02/11/2010 5:13:05 PM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

A lot of good conservatives voted for the auto bailout but I doubt any of them expected the takeover.


2 posted on 02/11/2010 5:16:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Thaddeus McCotter & Candice Miller : (


3 posted on 02/11/2010 5:19:40 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo
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To: C19fan
Ryan has an interview over at the Daily Beast where his explanation is a little more cogent. Like Cripplecreek said, I think many people - to include conservatives - didn't in their wild imagination believe that the government would actually take the whole thing over, so they voted for the bailout.

That doesn't make the bailout right, nor does it excuse the vote, but it is an explanation. Politicians were scared. They thought the lines for free soup, cheese and haircuts were just around the corner.

4 posted on 02/11/2010 5:21:48 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: RckyRaCoCo

It was an especially tough position for Michigan republicans to be in. Voting against it was a guaranteed massive job loss across the state. That’s especially true of their districts.


5 posted on 02/11/2010 5:26:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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They thought the lines for free soup, cheese and haircuts were just around the corner.

Instead they were down the block and around the corner.
6 posted on 02/11/2010 5:28:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek
A lot of good conservatives voted for the auto bailout but I doubt any of them expected the takeover.

That's an oxymoron (being conservative and voting for a bailout of any kind). I found it sad that when it was time to test capitalism and to allow it to work, Bush, Ryan, and many other so-called conservatives abandoned it (with TARP and other so-called "stimuli") and now we have massive federal debt and nothing has been fixed. The libtards in the DNC voted in favor of these bills as well, but it was expected of them (thus the name, libtards).

7 posted on 02/11/2010 6:13:28 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier (http://www.rlc.org/ (The Republican Liberty Caucus))
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To: C19fan

One more thing to remember, his district included a large GM truck plant. They closed it despite the bailout.


8 posted on 02/11/2010 6:15:45 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: C19fan

Ryan had to vote for this. He resides in a Dem district that is/was anchored by a big GM plant that made Suburbans. Of course GM went ahead and closed the plant anyways.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 6:16:14 PM PST by SteveAustin
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I would of respected him more if he said that instead of some mumbo jimbo about the EPA, moving money around, etc.


10 posted on 02/11/2010 6:18:01 PM PST by C19fan
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Ryan had to vote for this. He resides in a Dem district that is/was anchored by a big GM plant that made Suburbans. Of course GM went ahead and closed the plant anyways.

No, he didn't.

He could have lived by his so-called conservative principles, communicated why it was not the proper or correct thing for him to do and let the chips fall where they may.

That is called leadership.

What he did is called pandering.
11 posted on 02/11/2010 7:51:12 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: C19fan

Stossel’s show is becoming the best news on TV.

Did not like answer either. As a good Republican, his ducking and weaving was pretty good.


12 posted on 02/11/2010 10:10:44 PM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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