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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Paul Ryan has nothing but praise for Romney plan
Washington comPOST ^ | 11/4/11 | J Rubin

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 Romney’s 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; paulryan; ryan
Okay, is Paul a RINO?
1 posted on 11/06/2011 3:37:45 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

We need to reform entitlements. Until we do, we have no hope of bringing federal spending under control.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 3:40:49 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

folks go to washington d.c. and there the stockholm syndrome gradually takes over their thinking.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 3:40:53 PM PST by ken21
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


4 posted on 11/06/2011 3:41:40 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: Jonty30

I think that was the point of the Wall Street Journal “Unsinkable Mitt Romney” article a few weeks ago.


5 posted on 11/06/2011 3:45:10 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Jonty30
NOT gonna be Milt. Not gonna work for the GOP
if it commits "suicide" by Romney.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 3:46:05 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


7 posted on 11/06/2011 3:47:28 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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


8 posted on 11/06/2011 3:49:40 PM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Et tu Paul?


10 posted on 11/06/2011 3:55:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


11 posted on 11/06/2011 3:55:43 PM PST by rob777
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


12 posted on 11/06/2011 4:02:10 PM PST by ngat
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To: ngat

Who the hell is Jennifer Rubin? She sounds like Composted David Brooks.


13 posted on 11/06/2011 4:04:30 PM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 4:10:22 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: ngat

To which McCarthy are you refering?


15 posted on 11/06/2011 4:11:23 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

FUMR!!


16 posted on 11/06/2011 4:14:29 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


17 posted on 11/06/2011 4:16:09 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Jim Robinson

No question where you stand, Jim!


18 posted on 11/06/2011 4:18:53 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 4:28:29 PM PST 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: Recovering_Democrat

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.


20 posted on 11/06/2011 4:46:54 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

I haven’t seen her trashing everyone on our side. Who?


21 posted on 11/06/2011 4:47:48 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: palmer

Yep Rubin is the Post’s House Conservative.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 4:47:56 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Perry, Cain, Gingrich everyone but Romney


23 posted on 11/06/2011 4:49:18 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie
.... no Mormans.... period...

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....

24 posted on 11/06/2011 4:56:28 PM PST by ptsal
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To: Paperdoll

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.”


25 posted on 11/06/2011 5:04:42 PM PST by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


26 posted on 11/06/2011 5:11:04 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Is Mitt Romney your candidate?


27 posted on 11/06/2011 5:12:03 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings

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?


28 posted on 11/06/2011 5:20:30 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: MNJohnnie

Have you got links to her articles trashing all those guys?


29 posted on 11/06/2011 5:21:30 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Frank Sheed

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.


30 posted on 11/06/2011 5:23:33 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: All
Paul Ryan has been tapped by the party to fundraise for the nominee, whoever it is. He is not endorsing anyone.

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.

31 posted on 11/06/2011 6:00:19 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama.)
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To: newzjunkey

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...


32 posted on 11/06/2011 6:57:53 PM PST by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Unfortunately my candidate is a non-candidate as she decided not to run. So I am leaning toward Cain.


33 posted on 11/06/2011 8:44:52 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Recovering_Democrat

>>> Okay, is Paul a RINO?

Everybody is a RINO. No exceptions. If not today, then tomorrow.

Except us of course. Aren’t we special.


34 posted on 11/06/2011 9:30:00 PM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

LOL. There you go.

Frankly, I am ABO. ANYONE BUT OBAMA.


35 posted on 11/07/2011 3:20:26 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ptsal

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?


36 posted on 11/07/2011 3:29:16 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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