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(R-WI) Ryan Will Give GOP Response
National Journal ^ | 1/21/11 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 01/21/2011 8:18:10 AM PST by markomalley

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will give the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address, a senior GOP official told The Hotline on Friday.

The seven-term Republican, newly installed as the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is one of the most prominent deficit hawks in Congress. And he is close to House leadership as a third of the original "Young Guns" program, along with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

(Excerpt) Read more at hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: bhosotu; gopresponse; paulryan

1 posted on 01/21/2011 8:18:11 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

My personal hero.


2 posted on 01/21/2011 8:19:13 AM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: Carley

Smart as a whip and soooo cute. . .


3 posted on 01/21/2011 8:20:53 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: markomalley

Good call.


4 posted on 01/21/2011 8:21:37 AM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: markomalley

Good choice. He would be much better taking the place of Obama.


5 posted on 01/21/2011 8:22:00 AM PST by dforest
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To: markomalley

Better stock up on popcorn. This is gonna be good.


6 posted on 01/21/2011 8:23:02 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Carley

You can’t have him! He’s mine!!!!


7 posted on 01/21/2011 8:24:07 AM PST by lonestar
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To: US Navy Vet

yes !!! it’s about time.


8 posted on 01/21/2011 8:27:39 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: markomalley

I am thrilled with this choice. It might even encourage me to watch this useless spectacle. I wish they would do away with TV speeches when all that is required is a report to be submitted to Congress.


9 posted on 01/21/2011 8:28:00 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: lonestar; Carley

MINE! I put dibs on him in 2003 when I met him when he was the featured speaker at a Catholic Coalition for Bush dinner.

Love, love, love Paul Ryan!


10 posted on 01/21/2011 8:29:46 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: lonestar

You know O will be lying thru his teeth because he knows Ryan is going to be awesome on the debt. Wish this had been kept a secret so O couldn’t tailor his lies to meet Ryan.


11 posted on 01/21/2011 8:30:01 AM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: markomalley

“Young guns”, OH MY!!


12 posted on 01/21/2011 8:42:17 AM PST by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: markomalley

Paul is kryptonite to Obama. He made mincemeat of Obama at the healthcare summit and I expect the same here. Paul’s mastery of the budget allows him to factually depict Obama and Dems as lying, reckless spenders. This will be great.


13 posted on 01/21/2011 8:50:09 AM PST by vekzen
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To: markomalley
Excellent. The guy is sharp as a tack. He's a Conservative who handles numbers like an accountant, and can argue his point like a lawyer.

Any topic concerning employment, the economy, or spending that Obama mentions in his speech will be shredded by Paul Ryan.

Marco Rubio was my other choice. Many of the same intellectual attributes as Ryan, but with a boyish charm and enthusiasm.

14 posted on 01/21/2011 8:55:03 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Carley
Wish this had been kept a secret so O couldn’t tailor his lies to meet Ryan.

No worries. Obama is in the ...


15 posted on 01/21/2011 8:57:53 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: markomalley

Hi is MY favorite ‘Young Gun’......back off bit*hes!!!!


16 posted on 01/21/2011 8:57:53 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!...(thanks paulycy))
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To: Carley

This will be good! I like Ryan! He be smart!


17 posted on 01/21/2011 9:00:00 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: Carley
This thread is useless w/o pics....


18 posted on 01/21/2011 9:00:29 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!...(thanks paulycy))
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To: markomalley

These idiots are not going to sit together are they?


19 posted on 01/21/2011 9:02:03 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: markomalley

20 posted on 01/21/2011 9:03:22 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!...(thanks paulycy))
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To: lonestar

He's the political 'McDreamy'

21 posted on 01/21/2011 9:08:07 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!...(thanks paulycy))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

WI Ping


22 posted on 01/21/2011 9:17:03 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: markomalley
Here's an idea, since we are so interested in joining hands at the State of the Union-- The response to the SOTU is always hollow, by someone standing alone delivering a dry, tepid speech. No one listens, and if they do, it always pales in comparison to a President speaking to a packed assembly in the House chamber.

How about instead, we do this:

In introducing the President, the Speaker of the House speaks for a minute about the history of the SOTU. How it is in the Constitution, and started out as a simple message delivered to Congress. He can mention how GW's SOTU was 3 paragraphs, that Presidents started delivering them personally in (whatever year it was) and that with the advent of nationally broadcast addresses, they have become major annual events. "And with that, we give you President Barack Obama, to deliver his address as to the State of the Union".

Then, at the end of the SOTU, the Speaker turns to the gallery and says, "Thank you very much, Mr. President, for delivering the SOTU. Now, for a commentary by the House of Representatives regarding the President's comments, the chair recognizes Congressman Paul Ryan".

Then, in front of that same packed chamber, Ryan gives his address.

I know, I know, I'm dreaming. What I would do is not what Boehner would do. He will be shaking Obama's hand and glad-handing after the speech. But Ryan ought to at least find a way to deliver his address to an audience. Maybe he skips the SOTU and delivers his speech to an arena in his home district or something like that. The arena could have a jumbotron where they have watched the SOTU first. We could have live video of the attendees booing Obama. Then cut to Ryan.

That is something that I think could be done, even by Boehner.

23 posted on 01/21/2011 10:02:26 AM PST by Defiant (There is no line on the march towards marxism that Democrats won't cross. Democrat=CPUSA)
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To: wardaddy

That is the plan.

Isn’t it sweet.

Kinda like a date without having to spring for dinner. Will they all hold hands?

I’m thinking we should be asking for a DADT rule just for the politicians.

There is no way in hell that we should be doing ANYTHING to help Obama with his public rehabilitation campaign and as I see it, that is exactly what this nonsense does.


24 posted on 01/21/2011 11:33:12 AM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: markomalley; sgtyork; 50cal Smokepole; stefanbatory; WorldviewDad; Terabitten; MNlurker; ...
Wisconsin Conservative Politics Ping List Ping!
25 posted on 01/21/2011 7:40:09 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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