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In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy (Paul Ryan)
Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Philip Elliott and Henry C. Jackson

Posted on 08/18/2014 9:44:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

“This can’t be the full measure of our party and our movement,” Ryan writes of that moment in his new book, released Tuesday. “If it is, we’re dead and the country is lost.”

Such moments of raw frustration pepper Ryan’s “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea,” a book as much about his front-row seat as Republicans’ favorite budget wonk as it is about his political future. […]

The book also takes on the tea party-fueled wing of his party […] Ryan singles out the government shutdown in the fall of 2013. Led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea partyers refused to continue funding the government unless the president agreed to repeal his signature health care law—a proposition that was never going to happen. As a result the government shuttered for 16 days and the Republican brand took a massive hit in voters’ eyes. …

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TOPICS: Issues
KEYWORDS: gopestablishment; paulryan; rino; tedcruz

1 posted on 08/18/2014 9:44:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Doesn’t he have some veterans to screw over?


2 posted on 08/18/2014 9:45:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
What utter garbage.

..and the article, too.
3 posted on 08/18/2014 9:48:24 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Olog-hai

Paul Ryan is a liberal, and this Coulter-esque slimebook proves it. He is Bohner’s sock puppet working for the Chamber of Crony Capitalism. His main use is a foil. Democrats can beat him up for wanting to cut a few pennies, making Republicans look like retards and several idiot GOPe voters swoon over how ‘conservative’ he is.

Go to hell, Paul Ryan!!!!


4 posted on 08/18/2014 9:49:33 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: Olog-hai

So Democrats like Paul Ryan hate Republicans. This is news?


5 posted on 08/18/2014 9:50:54 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Viennacon

now that was an excellent post.

The guy makes me want to vomit.


6 posted on 08/18/2014 9:51:43 PM PDT by thestob
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To: Olog-hai

Ryan is so smart he walked right into an AP/Obama machine trap....again.
You try and help them, and they go right to their paid consultants and trash the people who put them in power.

Brillant Ryan.


7 posted on 08/18/2014 9:52:24 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

A tradition of distracting by the AssPress. I wonder what’s going on in DC while all this static fills the airwaves.


8 posted on 08/18/2014 9:52:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, that ought to be a big seller.


9 posted on 08/18/2014 9:52:35 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Olog-hai; Attention Surplus Disorder

Note that bad things happen out of the federal government even with everyone on “vacation”.


10 posted on 08/18/2014 9:53:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The GOPe running further to the left.

Consultant tested and approved.

Yeah, that’s the ticket.


11 posted on 08/18/2014 9:57:10 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Olog-hai

CBS Sunday morning is doing a story on this amnesty shill Ryan this weekend.


12 posted on 08/18/2014 9:58:52 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Politicians and diapers must be changed often for the same reason)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d really like to see this guy thrown out of office. He came, he saw, he ran, he turned into a POS and has outlived his usefulness. He is John McCain II.


13 posted on 08/18/2014 10:04:37 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Olog-hai

And by the way, all of his budgetary ideas are and were total BS from the beginning. All of them presuppose a 30-year uninterrupted 4% growth rate, something that has never happened, not even close.


14 posted on 08/18/2014 10:07:29 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I remember Mark Levin ripping Ryan apart on the phone during the Levin show, over the “budgetary” nonsense. Ryan hasn’t showed up on there since.


15 posted on 08/18/2014 10:13:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Ryan is a pretend Republican.

A Sell-out.


16 posted on 08/18/2014 10:36:24 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Olog-hai

Paul Who??


17 posted on 08/18/2014 11:15:40 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Olog-hai

Ryan who?


18 posted on 08/18/2014 11:46:45 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Olog-hai

Who cares about anything Paul Ryan has to say?
Seriously.


19 posted on 08/19/2014 12:19:20 AM PDT by tinamina
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To: tinamina

Liberals, obviously, what with the GOP being their domestic Emmanuel Goldstein.


20 posted on 08/19/2014 9:12:54 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: mass55th
Oh, that ought to be a big seller.

Especially among veterans. /s

21 posted on 08/19/2014 9:14:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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