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Rep. Ryan: Romneycare no longer 'matters that much' (Paul Ryan defends Romney)
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-01 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 11/01/2011 8:02:55 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) indicated on Tuesday that he has come around to Mitt Romney on the issue of healthcare.

“Romney’s been very clear that he’s against ObamaCare and he’s going to repeal it. So I for a second don’t worry about whether he’s going to shy away from repealing the president’s health care law,” Ryan said in an interview with The Weekly Standard.

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Ryan went on to compliment Romney on a variety of issues.

He described Romney as proving himself “pretty capable and strong and resilient” when it comes to the slew of GOP debates over the past few months.

He also said he believes Romney is “serious about fixing” entitlements including Social Security, as are the other candidates Ryan named, such as Rick Perry and Herman Cain.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 11/01/2011 8:03:01 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I wish Palin had run.


2 posted on 11/01/2011 8:04:27 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: rabscuttle385

You guys/gals realize we’re being sold out, right??


3 posted on 11/01/2011 8:04:27 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Politics4US

I bet she does too, now.

And I agree.


4 posted on 11/01/2011 8:05:20 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: rabscuttle385

Dear Congressman Ryan,

Please do us all a favor. Sit the **** down and shut the **** up unless you’re convening Impeachment Hearings.

Thanks,

L


5 posted on 11/01/2011 8:06:58 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Whoa! Romney was also very clear that he supported abortion. I don’t believe a word Romney says. So.....if Paul Ryan endorses Romney.... is that HIS DeDe Scozzafava moment?


6 posted on 11/01/2011 8:08:21 PM PDT by jageorge72
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To: rabscuttle385

One of the benefits of being a conervative is that you mistrust all politicians....so I’m never disappointed...

It’s gross the way some conservatives are turning into groupies for a certain politician or candidate these days. Once you start doing that you start going to silly lengths to make excuses for them and defend every misstep they make.


7 posted on 11/01/2011 8:09:18 PM PDT by Def Conservative
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To: jageorge72

Wait....... is Paul Ryan warming up to “right-wing social engineering”??


8 posted on 11/01/2011 8:09:51 PM PDT by jageorge72
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To: rabscuttle385

Methinks supposedly strong conservative GOP-types in DC are self-destructing in unrecoverable fashion - it must be something in the water - or something big in the mail.


9 posted on 11/01/2011 8:10:11 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: rabscuttle385

Pragmatically, he’s anticipating the possibility of having to work with him.
Not many Senator’s endorsing candidates just yet, at the risk of alienation if they’re wrong.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 8:11:49 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: rabscuttle385
“Romney’s been very clear that he’s against ObamaCare and he’s going to repeal it.

No he's not. First of all Congress would have to repeal it - not Romney. Does Ryan mean to tell me the author of RomneyCare is going to persuade Congress to repeal ObamaCare? ha ha ha Of course not. The dirty little secret is it will be extremely hard for anyone to undo any government program much less a RINO like Romney.

11 posted on 11/01/2011 8:11:50 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: rabscuttle385

BS. “Romneycare” is the center of our complaint and distrust of this RINO. His continued backing of this Massachusetts debacle is his downfall.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 8:12:07 PM PDT by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I wonder if the GOP leadership made a deal with talk radio: Dump Palin and we’ll give you Cain (and we’ll make it a fair contest). Anyone notice how Sarah was getting treated in last few months before she dropped out?

Seems that the GOP leadership is backing out of the deal (never intended to honor it anyway)....and talk radio is realizing it got pawned.


13 posted on 11/01/2011 8:13:27 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kolath

Good points all.

This thing with Cain was NOT the Liberals. It was the GOP establishment all the way. And now RINO Romney is edging towards OK.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 8:18:24 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: rabscuttle385

It seems the GOP has a lot of backbenchers and rinos. Paul Ryan, who I like, said a wrong thing today.


15 posted on 11/01/2011 8:18:34 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: RIghtwardHo

Well they are circling the wagons for Mitt. Cain is getting too close. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. LOL!


16 posted on 11/01/2011 8:19:38 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t know about you guys, but if we are stuck with Romney, I would take Ryan over any other choice as VP. Maybe his comments have something to do with a deal.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 8:24:41 PM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: Mozilla

“It seems the GOP has a lot of backbenchers and rinos. Paul Ryan, who I like, said a wrong thing today.”

That’s it? He said a wrong thing?? Newt Gingrich was crucified for saying he was against “right-wing social engineering”. Paul Ryan says it’s okay, and THAT’S not a big deal? People here first owe Newt an apology, then need to hammer Paul Ryan’s email/Facebook, etc. for accepting Romney’s right-wing social engineering.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 8:27:49 PM PDT by jageorge72
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To: rabscuttle385

Wow. And digging around on this Cain thing, I found an old WSJ article that noted Santorum had eventually backed Romney in 2008 too.


19 posted on 11/01/2011 8:38:05 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: RIghtwardHo
"You guys/gals realize we’re being sold out, right??"

Absolutely. When has GoldmanSachs ever lost a presidential election? They're bankrolling Mittens over Bobo 3:1.

20 posted on 11/01/2011 8:39:50 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Neither do you, Mr. Ryan, neither do you.


21 posted on 11/01/2011 8:40:26 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Oldhunk

Nothing wrong with Ryan’s comments.

1-Romney has pledged to sign the reversal of ObamaCare. He did it on national TV in one of the first GOP debates and has done since again. I’ll take his statement as fact...and work vociferously to dethrone him in 2016 should he renege upon it if given.

2-Kolath, seriously? Rip the tin-foil hat off and breath some fresh air. There is no cabal between “talk radio” and the GOP. No connections in reality. “Talk radio” is no more delivering Cain for the Tea Partiers than the GOP is standing back in some grand scheme. If Cain is the TPer’s great surprise...........then I am mortally disappointed.

The race for the Presidency is about the ability to gain money, kill obstacles and sort of most-of-all..........not shotgun yourself in the foot all the while.

No conspiracies or that carp. Step one is not killing yourself in the process of attacking the opponent. In this year’s GOP roster, that’s the biggest hurdle yet......not yanking your own plug before the MSM can try to do it for you.

God, and that’s a huge problem right now.


22 posted on 11/01/2011 8:50:35 PM PDT by JoenTX (?)
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To: Oldhunk
"I don’t know about you guys, but if we are stuck with Romney, I would take Ryan over any other choice as VP. Maybe his comments have something to do with a deal."

Sorry, that fix is already in, too:

"Florida Sen.-elect Marco Rubio announced his top staff, which included three former Romney campaign hands. Sally Canfield, who served as Romney's policy adviser, will be Rubio's legislative director and chief policy adviser; Joe Pounder, who was in charge of rapid response for Romney, will be Rubio's communications director; and Alex Burgos, who directed specialty media for Romney, will serve as director of media affairs for Rubio.

23 posted on 11/01/2011 8:50:41 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: rabscuttle385

If anyone believes ANY republican is on our side.....they’re all in it together. Ryan and Cantor can talk a good game but when it comes to the nut cuttin’, they’ll vote the way the party elites tell them to vote. A third party is the only solution. If it’s not too late.


24 posted on 11/01/2011 8:54:50 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Terry Mross
A third party is the only solution. If it’s not too late.

But ... but ... all we hear when a third party is mentioned is:

"Now's not the time"
"A third party will ensure an 0bamao reelection"
"A third party helps the DemocRATS"

If not now, WHEN? When it's too late to do anything about it?!

25 posted on 11/01/2011 9:16:53 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: jageorge72; All
Obviously you and several others didn't read the original Weekly Standard interview this piece regurgitated.

That interview says, "Ryan won't be endorsing a candidate during the primary because he's been tapped by the RNC to fundraise for the eventual nominee."

He's in an I-will-not-criticize-them mode. Romney, Perry, "Herman" and Newt came up by name.

26 posted on 11/02/2011 12:48:52 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Nope: Vampire-Phoney Care is designed to be Tarp II, on the backs of the productive.

Any candidate, of truth, would have already held up constantly a signed legal promise, to EXEMPT by order of the Health Secretary, EVERY citizen, immediately after being sworn in. Just like the discriminatory EXEMPTIONS already given out.

This is being used to secure our debt. To secure the out of control spending. To backstop the number #1 ranked incomes of Northern Virginia, and to keep the current no-collateral lie of a financial paradigm.


27 posted on 11/02/2011 1:06:52 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: rabscuttle385

Anyone who trusts Ryan after this is a fool.

Ryan is now the declared “wife” of Mitt Romney and Romneycare
and the BIG DIG coverup.


28 posted on 11/02/2011 4:39:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: StAnDeliver

First he appeared with McNuts, Kirk, and Grahamnesty in Libya. Next he hired Romneybots. Folks, looks like Rubio is compromised.


29 posted on 11/02/2011 4:41:05 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: plain talk

Mitt Romney is the best man for the job - by far!
No question!

Mitt Romney 2012!


30 posted on 12/07/2011 2:51:41 PM PST by burnsfam6
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To: doc1019

I’d be glad to challenge that statement if you’d want to discuss it a bit.


31 posted on 12/07/2011 2:52:05 PM PST by burnsfam6
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