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David Gregory: Is Paul Ryan 'A Little Too Incendiary' To Be Vice President?
News Buster.com ^ | June 24, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 06/24/2012 7:16:50 PM PDT by Kaslin

Do you think trying to balance the federal budget is incendiary?

NBC's David Gregory apparently does, for on Sunday's Meet the Press, he asked Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) "whether a guy like Paul Ryan is a little too incendiary" to be vice president (video follows with transcript and commentary):

David Gregory: Is Paul Ryan 'A Little Too Incendiary' To Be Vice President

DAVID GREGORY, HOST: So I have a question about Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan's chairman of budget committee. You know, I mean like Marco Rubio, guys are the same age, 41 years old, and a big future ahead of him in the Republican Party. But the question, chairman, is whether a guy like Paul Ryan is a little too incendiary. Would the left be able to really go to work on him because of his views about Medicare, because of his budget? Do you think Romney looks at that and says, "Boy, he's attractive, he doubles down on my message, but he'd just be too much of a lightning rod?"

So exactly what about Ryan is incendiary? Is creating two consecutive federal budgets that passed in the House incendiary? Is trying to reduce our skyrocketing deficits and slow the growth in the federal debt incendiary?

And why didn't folks such as Gregory ask in 2008 if a junior senator with little legislative experience and ties to domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, the America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and convicted real estate mogul Tony Rezko was too incendiary to be president?

Fortunately, Issa didn't see it that way:

REP. DARRELL ISSA (R-CALIFORNIA): Well, I hope that Governor Romney looks at what Paul Ryan and others have said and not what the political left has said about them. That's part of the consideration.

GREGORY: Right. Well he has. He's embraced a lot of what he says.

ISSA: Right, exactly. If you look at Paul Ryan, he's the person that took on the president in that famous Republican gathering where the president said, "You guys have no ideas." And he said, "Well, wait a second. I gave you this. What about this?" And the president had to back down and say, "Well yes, those are some very good budget ideas."

This is a person of substance that I serve with in the House, I'm very proud to serve with, who has a lot of great ideas. If he's not the vice president, he still is one of the people on the short list for key cabinet positions.

Indeed.

Of course, there are two media realities here. First, Ryan is a rising conservative star in the Republican Party and therefore has to be trashed by folks such as Gregory.

But more importantly, any vice presidential candidate that isn't a RINO doesn't pass the press's litmus test.

Folks like Gregory are busily campaigning for Romney to pick a running mate as liberal as possible in order to increase President Obama's chances of victory.

As a Tea Party favorite, Ryan clearly doesn't fit that mold.

Wouldn't it be nice if they'd all just admit it rather than hiding behind this almost transparent veil of impartiality?

Or would that be too inconvenient a truth?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alteredsource; bias4fanniemae; bias4freddiemac; davidgregory; davidgregoryswife; lamestreammedia; nbcbias4gregorys

1 posted on 06/24/2012 7:16:58 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Is DG too biased /partisan to read the news?


2 posted on 06/24/2012 7:20:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

Hey Gregory STFU!!

I feel much better now!


3 posted on 06/24/2012 7:23:46 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Kaslin

Oh my God, Ryan wants to balance the budget!!!! Next he’ll demand crazy things like people not relying on the government to support themselves....people not robbing banks....not getting pregnant at 13 and being a granny under 30. Insanity I tell you.


4 posted on 06/24/2012 7:24:48 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Kaslin

Oh my God, Ryan wants to balance the budget!!!! Next he’ll demand crazy things like people not relying on the government to support themselves....people not robbing banks....not getting pregnant at 13 and being a granny under 30. Insanity I tell you.


5 posted on 06/24/2012 7:25:01 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Kaslin

If by “incendiary”, you mean consummately intelligent, thoughtful and articulate, particualrly in juxtapostion to a propgandizing, talentless QueerReader like you, than I would say yes, very incendiary.


6 posted on 06/24/2012 7:30:18 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Kaslin

Now that we have the lying partisan RAT hack input, we can proceed. How about nominating Juan McLame for first-term VP? The RATS will have to pretend they love him, and in 4 years Romney can change to Marco Rubio or some other conservative as VP, to be his successor.


7 posted on 06/24/2012 7:32:59 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Batman11

actually, David, no!! You are an ass!!


8 posted on 06/24/2012 7:34:35 PM PDT by vprin23512 (vprin23512)
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To: Paladin2

Hey David, is NBC news reporting to incendiary to tell the truth.


9 posted on 06/24/2012 7:36:03 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: vprin23512
An Obama pick as Vice President has been proved wrong in his area of foreign Affairs as anyone in history.
10 posted on 06/24/2012 7:36:54 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Kaslin

He’s making Paul Ryan sound really good to me.


11 posted on 06/24/2012 7:43:24 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: tsowellfan; Kaslin
He’s making Paul Ryan sound really good to me.

I heard him speak at the 2012 TX GOP Convention a couple of weeks ago. He'd be excellent as a VP candidate.

12 posted on 06/24/2012 7:48:50 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: EyeGuy
If by “incendiary”, you mean consummately intelligent, thoughtful and articulate, particualrly in juxtapostion to a propgandizing, talentless QueerReader like you, than I would say yes, very incendiary.

By "incendiary" David Gregory means "believes that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

13 posted on 06/24/2012 7:49:00 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Paladin2

He is probably getting his news from Media Matters, like the majority on the left.


14 posted on 06/24/2012 8:00:59 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Is David Gregory a little too stupid to be a reporter?


15 posted on 06/24/2012 8:03:36 PM PDT by jch10 (Fail to the Chief!)
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To: Kaslin; All
DAVID GREGORY, HOST...and current DNC Chief Shill/Propagandist @ NBC Sunday MTP

16 posted on 06/24/2012 8:08:52 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Kaslin

Gee, I wonder if Mr. gregory has ever heard Screamin’ Lunch Bucket Joe Biden before....


17 posted on 06/24/2012 8:10:18 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jch10
David Gregory is the jerk who, when President George W. Bush had a joint press conference with a visiting official from France (maybe Chirac), made a show of asking a question in French to the official...to show off that he knew French and Bush didn't.

Ryan meets two important qualifications for being on the short list: he is more conservative than Romney, and he is someone who would obviously be qualified to take over if the President were killed.

18 posted on 06/24/2012 8:16:58 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: jch10; All
"Is David Gregory a little too stupid to be a reporter? "
a better question: "Why have this Moron ask the questions!?"..
just bring in OBozo's Chief Political Hack to ask the questions.
and amplifying the falsehoods and it's cheaper, too.

19 posted on 06/24/2012 8:23:45 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Kaslin
Does Gregory mean the way he is too stupid to be a competent journalist instead of the know nothing, follow the DNC talking points, like a mind numbed robot that he truly is?

vaudine

20 posted on 06/24/2012 8:44:33 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Kaslin

Incendiary must be tard code for “OMG Ryan will make Biden look even more like a stump than he does now!”


21 posted on 06/24/2012 9:35:52 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Let's Roll
A Paul Ryan/Joe Biden debate would be stopped by the referees in the first round, lest Biden suffer permanent brain damage (if you will forgive the redundancy).
22 posted on 06/24/2012 9:42:51 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Kaslin

Is David Gregory a little too much of a moron to be a TV personality or whatever he is?


23 posted on 06/24/2012 10:14:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (64% of Americans support amnesty and find the Wet DREAM Act "a big hit!" - New Bloomberg Poll)
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To: Let's Roll

IMHO anyone with the least bit of scruples, morality, love for America or integrity is way too “incendiary” to be considered by our milquetoast “moderate” PC establishment - picked presumptive Nominee.

He might have asked our illustrious Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe had she not quit / retired on him. Then again she might be a little too “conservative” for him.

Who knows though; they might have had a secret deal going and that might be why she “retired” from the Senate, so as to be available as his VP while her loyal apprentice and current Maine Attorney General Charlie Summers is installed as her replacement.

Mitt and Oly; They’d make a charming couple.

No; I am not ready to “unite” just yet.

...Can you tell?


24 posted on 06/24/2012 10:21:37 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Kaslin
If Ryan is incendiary than 0bama must be a highly volatile explosive .
25 posted on 06/25/2012 5:21:57 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: rogue yam

At root, yes, that is what it usually comes down to.


26 posted on 06/25/2012 6:13:40 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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