Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Paul Ryan has nothing but praise for Romney plan
Posted on 11/06/2011 3:37:41 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
I spoke with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) by phone a short time ago after the details of Mitt Romneys spending and entitlement reform plan were released. It is fair to say that the often optimistic and cheery Ryan was downright effusive about the contents of the plan.
Ryan told me, Look at what he put out! This is a great development. It shows that the elusive adult conversation is taking place, but all on one side. He ticked off the proposals including block-granting, cutting the federal workforce and entitlement reform. He said, This tracks perfectly with the House budget. He was careful not to forget the other GOP candidates, adding that Romney and others are serious about real fiscal reform.
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We need to reform entitlements. Until we do, we have no hope of bringing federal spending under control.
folks go to washington d.c. and there the stockholm syndrome gradually takes over their thinking.
He is now! :)
Paul Ryan might be accepting the fact that it might be Mitt, but is counting on a strong hand in Congress to keep him in check.
I think that was the point of the Wall Street Journal “Unsinkable Mitt Romney” article a few weeks ago.
He also had nice things to say about Cains 9-9-9 plan. Maybe he just follows Reagan’s recommendation not to attack fellow Republicans.
Again, Rubin is in the tank for Mitt. we need to have a Helen Thomas rule for her...everytime you post something by Rubin, you need to post her pic..no way she’s a conservative..conservative women are HOT
Et tu Paul?
He likes the plan because it resembles his own, That does not mean he is endorsing Mitt. One can acknowledge that a particular plan put forward by a candidate is a good one and still realize that the candidate has a history of being “flexible”. to put it mildly.
Not ANOTHER Jennifer Rubin post!
Anyway,to your question, I would not call him that. He’s just a squishy quasi-conservative. Just being true to the Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy wing of the party.
Who the hell is Jennifer Rubin? She sounds like Composted David Brooks.
Ryan was the Bush/beltway republican’s choice for a while. Yeah he’s one of Them. RINO is probably too strong. But he’s definitely one of Them.
To which McCarthy are you refering?
Perhaps, Ryan has eyes for the VP slot. Perhaps he hasn’t read the plan and even if he has, we can rest assured that Mittens will give the cost saving part of the plan the same degree of attention the Community Organizer In Charge has given to cost cutting.
No question where you stand, Jim!
No Paul Ryan is not a RINO but his budget plan is not that hot. Newt got in all kinds of doo doo for dissing it but frankly I feel the same way about it. So Ryan is your basic country club republican under Boehner’s wing trying to work his way up to Speaker or whatever. Most of the time he will do the right thing. He will never be a real rabble rouser and he is not going to restore the constitutional republic. But he’s a good patriotic american and not as bad as a lot of them.
Notice something odd, Washington Post House Conservative Rubin is more then willing to trash talk everyone on our side but she always puffs up Romney.
I suspect Ryan maybe has a different take on the conversation.
I haven’t seen her trashing everyone on our side. Who?
Yep Rubin is the Post’s House Conservative.
Perry, Cain, Gingrich everyone but Romney
Question for the MSM pundits... "What is Mitt's secret name for his spouse to call her up from the grave so she can enter heaven?....
Odd question but it is right at the heart of the LDS theology....
Paul Ryan is a practicing Roman Catholic as is Newt Gingrich. The fact that the man praised ideas from a campaign because an “adult conversation has now surfaced” mirrors the very words of Newt and Cain on their “Lincoln/Douglas” debate. Even Steve King mentioned that all the good ideas are coming from the Republican side.
Don’t underestimate the spin. Limbaugh has even pointed out some of the great ideas forthcoming from folks like Perry. The candidates want the private sector to squelch central planning and to let the states be the experimental incubators for reform of the system. Sounds good to me...
Let’s have a discussion and weigh the merits! The bunker mentality of the Dems is “more government taxes and spending” and both Cain and Gingrich took great pains to totally deflate that idea if you watched their “debate.”
Just because he likes Mitt’s plan does not mean that he is endorsing him for President. As much as Jenny and the other Mittwits try to make this look like an endorsement, it is not.
Is Mitt Romney your candidate?
I have no candidate.
I am essentially undecided (except I won’t vote for Paul or Huntsman unless they are the nominee) in my primary...and early one, January 31.
Here is my problem: all of our candidates have flaws. All of them (even the two aforementioned) are better than Hussein.
Who is your candidate?
Have you got links to her articles trashing all those guys?
Indeed I watched the debate, and I have commented on it on different threads here today. I’ve watched in dismay for sixty years what you call Democrats and I call Communists have done to our precious Constitutional Republic. No one wanted to hear it. It jarred them from their comfort zone. Now we have an odious kettle of fish on our hands, and it has never been more important that the right people take over.
I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh. I have a clear view of what is going on, and I believe Herman Cain is the only man for the job today. Apparently a lot of other people do, too, so maybe if we are lucky, he will be our next president. May God protect him from any harm.
Source: Paul Ryan's Second Act
Each time he says something about the candidates or their proposals there's a pile-on attack against Ryan... RINO! RINO! RINO! It's asinine.
Agreed! Cain had high praise for him and even Newt liked his plan but would give those who wish a chance to accelerate a turnaround rather than stay in the current system. Ryan in a good guy to have crunching numbers...
Unfortunately my candidate is a non-candidate as she decided not to run. So I am leaning toward Cain.
>>> Okay, is Paul a RINO?
Everybody is a RINO. No exceptions. If not today, then tomorrow.
Except us of course. Aren’t we special.
LOL. There you go.
Frankly, I am ABO. ANYONE BUT OBAMA.
PLENTY of reasons exist to oppose Romney. Religion? No. He hasn’t, as far as can be demonstrated brought his bizarre theology into his public work, can it?