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Romney/Ryan 2012: This is what “FORWARD” really looks like
Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/11/12 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 08/11/2012 7:16:39 AM PDT by Lakeshark

Yes. PHEW.

After a week marred by a not-ready-for-prime-time staffer who had movement conservatives questioning Team Romney’s competence, sanity, and willingness to fight the brass-knuckles White House and Chicago thug operatives, the Romney campaign made the right decision.

And the Right decision

Paul Ryan is fresh, young, energetic, smart, courageous, and ready for prime time.

Paul Ryan is a policy wonk AND a front-line warrior whose budget and long-term entitlement reforms have the entire Dem-Soros-lapdog media machine unhinged.

Paul Ryan is ready to fight false media narratives.

Paul Ryan is battle-tested against the White House.

Paul Ryan won’t cut and run when the going gets tough.
**snip**
Now, all together: FIGHT!

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


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KEYWORDS: 2012; fight; michellemalkin; ryan; ryanvp; vpryan
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Great videos and info at the link. Another stalwart conservative, Michelle Malkin, at her best in showing us who Paul Ryan is.

Like she says, altogether....fight this regime!

1 posted on 08/11/2012 7:16:42 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

Paul Ryan is a FIGHTER, one that is NEEDED.


2 posted on 08/11/2012 7:22:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Lakeshark

Just like Reading, Righting, Rithmetic are the keys to successful education, The Three “R”s = Reagan, Romney, Ryan are the keys to saving America, Freedom, Liberty, Eucation, Opportunity, Economic growth, Sustained job growth and individual recognition, ambition and success!!!

PS, You can add one more “R” to the above list, Marco Rubio!!!


3 posted on 08/11/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( you good folksMy only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Biggirl
He's a great choice. Michelle nails it in the article. No RINO squish commentary from her........she has always told the straight story.
4 posted on 08/11/2012 7:26:07 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark
Great VP pick!!
Time to roll up our sleeves and "git~r~done" people!!
5 posted on 08/11/2012 7:26:34 AM PDT by bearsgirl90
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Romney, Ryan renewing America.


6 posted on 08/11/2012 7:26:51 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Lakeshark
Photobucket ...and this is what Obama/ ? looks like.
7 posted on 08/11/2012 7:27:47 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Lakeshark

Glad it was Ryan and not Christie.


8 posted on 08/11/2012 7:28:34 AM PDT by Califreak (The tree is almost dead)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
I'm not ready to put "Romney" in with Reagan, far from it.

Like my tagline says, I don't care for Mitt particularly, but the alternative is simply inconceivable.

With the choice of Ryan, I'm going to give Mitt a little slack all the way to the White House. This choice signals a genuine intent to get rid of Obamacare, deal with the budget and entitlements, etc.

What's not to like?

9 posted on 08/11/2012 7:29:40 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: RetSignman
LOL. I think most of us have felt like that for almost four years now.......

I can't have another term for this pos.

10 posted on 08/11/2012 7:31:32 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark
I'm totally tickled about Ryan, but the socialistic meme 'Forward' makes me gag.

I prefer to think of it as Back to the Future.

11 posted on 08/11/2012 7:33:47 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Lakeshark

A “Sarah Palin” move on Romney’s part, no doubt about it.

But be prepared for a revival of the “Throw Granny over the cliff” commercials by the Obamanatics. Team Zero will try to scare the elderly to death with...”Ryan will DESTROY Social Security and Medicare.”.

It’s up to us to educate the elderly. I’ll start today with my mother.

Welcome aboard Paul Ryan...we needed you!


12 posted on 08/11/2012 7:34:11 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Lakeshark
“This choice signals a genuine intent to get rid of Obamacare, deal with the budget and entitlements, etc.”

Exactly!

13 posted on 08/11/2012 7:35:10 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: Lakeshark

The next commercial from Romney should be Ryan wheeling Obama off the cliff.


14 posted on 08/11/2012 7:40:51 AM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: Lakeshark

I recall reading to book on propoganda of WW2, and I swear I saw a Nazi poster saying, Forward.


15 posted on 08/11/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Lakeshark

“Paul Ryan is the intellectual epicenter of the Republican Party”....Lt Col Allen West. I couldn’t be happier. It’s a new morning in America!


16 posted on 08/11/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda ("Paul Ryan is the intellectual epicenter of the Republican Party'...Allen West)
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To: RetSignman
Photobucket
17 posted on 08/11/2012 7:43:32 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: matthew fuller
The next commercial from Romney should be Ryan wheeling Obama off the cliff.

I like that one!

I had thought they might have a parody of that with Bambi already throwing her off the cliff, but giving her some vicodin first........

18 posted on 08/11/2012 7:44:18 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

I can’t stop smiling!


19 posted on 08/11/2012 7:45:31 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

The three R’s. I like that. Is that yours?


20 posted on 08/11/2012 7:46:03 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Lakeshark

Ryan has a whole bunch of pluses and one of them is that he is handsome. I know it shouldn’t matter but there are a lot of women out there who would vote for someone just on their looks.

I think the number one plus is that it gives conservatives someone to vote for on the ticket.


21 posted on 08/11/2012 7:46:38 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Lakeshark

Something else from a Tom Clancy book unfolds in reality, a vice presidential candidate named Ryan.


22 posted on 08/11/2012 7:46:38 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: MEG33

(Me too!!!)

23 posted on 08/11/2012 7:50:40 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Lakeshark
Suppose Mitt's environment in Mass. was the reason for his seemingly liberal positions. Consider that he's a Mormon, and conservative by nature. We know he's good at assessing situations, so he clearly can see what's happening to our country and what needs to be done to fix it, which is his speciality.

We know he wants to free the energy industry to get the boom started. Add a bold conservative like Ryan, and a bunch more T-Partiers to Congress....

....we could be in for a pleasant surprise.

24 posted on 08/11/2012 7:51:35 AM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will lead.)
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To: Lakeshark

FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO KNOW....

PAUL RYAN ON THE ISSUES

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Paul Ryan on Abortion

Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)

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Paul Ryan on Budget & Economy

Stimulus spending spree created debt but few jobs. (Jan 2011)
America is on an unsustainable fiscal path. (Sep 2010)
Automatic stabilizer spending is mandatory spending. (Jan 2010)
Freeze spending now, rather than in future budget. (Jan 2010)
Road Map for America’s Future: cut entitlement spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on defining “energy emergency” on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
Chair of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)

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Paul Ryan on Crime

Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on expanding services for offenders’ re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)

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Paul Ryan on Energy & Oil

Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)

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Paul Ryan on Environment

Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
Voted YES on deauthorizing “critical habitat” for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

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Paul Ryan on Foreign Policy

America is the most pro-human idea ever conceived. (Sep 2010)
Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)

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Paul Ryan on Health Care

Open-ended healthcare entitlement moves US toward bankruptcy. (Jan 2011)
Washington Way: closed-door deals & one-party votes. (Sep 2010)
ObamaCare passed with no GOP support & split Democrats. (Sep 2010)
For tax credits; high-risk pools; & regulatory reform. (Sep 2010)
Medicare is a $38 trillion unfunded liability—add vouchers. (Jan 2010)
Road Map: buy health insurance from any state in the country. (Jul 2009)
Replace Medicare with $9500/year private insurance payment. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
Voted YES on repealing the “Prevention and Public Health” slush fund. (Apr 2011)
Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)

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Paul Ryan on Immigration

Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)

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Paul Ryan on Jobs

Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA’s Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Allow an Air Traffic Controller’s Union. (Jan 2006)
Rated 58% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)

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Paul Ryan on Social Security

Only younger members in Congress support reform. (Nov 2010)
Invest 1/3 of payroll tax in personal savings account. (Sep 2010)
Comprehensive model to restructure retirement accounts. (May 2010)
Road Map: invest 5.1% income into personal account. (Jul 2009)
Proposed bill to invest 50% of FICA in personal accounts. (Dec 2007)
Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

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Paul Ryan on Tax Reform

Road Map: simplified two-level flat tax. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax (”death tax”). (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the “marriage penalty”. (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
Rated 72% by NTU, indicating “Satisfactory” on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

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Paul Ryan on War & Peace

Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)

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Paul Ryan on Families & Children

Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
Rated 91% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)

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Paul Ryan on Civil Rights

Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 36% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)


25 posted on 08/11/2012 7:53:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Lakeshark

They are unelectable.

Ryan may be right but he has already been defined as the ender of Medicare.

Mark my words: This will cost Romney 10 points and he will be in the high 30s through the election.


26 posted on 08/11/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Paul Ryan’s Entitlement Reform (plan to tackle Medicare/Medicaid has some Dem support)

President Obama’s deficit commission continues to surprise. On paper, it appears to be failing—it looks increasingly likely that no proposal or idea will get enough members behind it to become an actual official recommendation of the commission. But the members’ efforts to avoid simply admitting defeat have produced some pretty interesting and valuable results. Last week, the co-chairmen released a serious (if of course far from perfect) proposal for deficit and debt reduction. Earlier this week, Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky (a Democrat, and one of the commission’s more liberal members) released her own plan, which mostly revealed a profound lack of seriousness among some liberal Democrats about deficit reduction.

Now, today, Rep. Paul Ryan (Republican of Wisconsin and soon to be chairman of the House Budget Committee) and Alice Rivlin (a Democrat, and former director of the Office of Management and Budget under Bill Clinton) released an excellent and very ambitious bipartisan plan for Medicare and Medicaid reform. The plan would not touch the Medicare benefits of people who are 55 and older today, but for anyone younger than that, the existing structure of Medicare would be transformed into a defined contribution program which, rather than directly paying for services in an open-ended way, would give each senior money toward the purchase of private health insurance.

Meanwhile, the federal share of Medicaid would be transformed into a block grant to the states, which would grow only in line with the Medicaid population and with growth in GDP per capita plus one percent—rather than in the open-ended way in which such funding grows today.

Rep. Ryan asked the CBO to score the idea and—as you might imagine given a request from a soon-to-be chairman of the Budget Committee—they did so in record time. Here is their assessment of the plan. It would make a major dent in the deficit, and help control the growth of health-care spending, which is the essence of our health-care dilemma and which Obamacare would thoroughly fail to do.

That Paul Ryan would propose such a good idea is hardly surprising. That he could get even a little support from the Democratic side of the commission is surely surprising, and a good sign.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/253503/entitlement-reform-yuval-levin


27 posted on 08/11/2012 7:56:12 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: chiller
I'm not going to trust Mitt for a while (with good reason), but this is a good start. It does fully energize the tea party and the conservative base. It really signals he's serious about undoing Obamacare and dealing with the fiscal crisis.

I can handle that.

Voting for some third party douchebag the way some of the purists want us to do is inconceivable when the choice is giving Hugo Chavez Kardashian Jr another four years.

28 posted on 08/11/2012 7:56:12 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

Joe Biden: I really gotta debate THAT GUY?


29 posted on 08/11/2012 7:56:41 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: All

Ryan - great choice!...Hopefully the Republicans can get a few more votes from the Free Republic crowd.


30 posted on 08/11/2012 7:58:57 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
This will cost Romney 10 points and he will be in the high 30s through the election.

I'm thinking you're wrong, big time.

We'll see, but this energizes the tea party nationally, puts the repeal of Obamacare on the table as a reality, and gives Mitt a charismatic running mate who is unflappable, and very capable of destroying Bambi's mumble mouthed platitudes. Take a look at how despondent Bambi was when Ryan took apart Obamacare in front of him. It's a sign of what will happen during the campaign.

31 posted on 08/11/2012 8:01:28 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark
From the comments section under the article:

"Fellow patriots, we have the team assembled. Let’s roll."

Amen!


32 posted on 08/11/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: MamaTexan

“forward” is Wisconsin’s motto - http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_state_symbols.html


33 posted on 08/11/2012 8:06:24 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: chiller

“Suppose Mitt’s environment in Mass. was the reason for his seemingly liberal positions. Consider that he’s a Mormon, and conservative by nature. We know he’s good at assessing situations, so he clearly can see what’s happening to our country and what needs to be done to fix it, which is his speciality.

We know he wants to free the energy industry to get the boom started. Add a bold conservative like Ryan, and a bunch more T-Partiers to Congress....

....we could be in for a pleasant surprise. “

I hope you’re right. I was only of those “anybody but Mitt” guys during the primary, but this pick is reassuring to me. It tells me that Mitt is willing to take on the tough economic problems and really try to fix them, whatever the political cost.

Of all the people in Mitt’s final “short list”, I think Ryan was far and above the best choice. About the only negative he has from a conservative prospective is that he voted for TARP. Otherwise, I find very little fault with Ryan.


34 posted on 08/11/2012 8:08:20 AM PDT by lquist1
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To: matthew fuller
The next commercial from Romney should be Ryan wheeling Obama off the cliff.

Love it!!

Great pick by Romney. Great day for the USA!!

35 posted on 08/11/2012 8:08:20 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
And, the curmudgeons come out of the woodwork!
36 posted on 08/11/2012 8:09:31 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Lakeshark

I am no longer in a slump....totally psyched about Ryan!!!!

I can now contact my local Repub party and start volunteering. I will certainly contribute what I can to Ryans fund raising as well.

Perhaps God said “okay, ONE more chance”.

Thank you Lord (((hug)))!!!!!


37 posted on 08/11/2012 8:12:31 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: matthew fuller
“The next commercial from Romney should be Ryan wheeling Obama off the cliff”

Nah, the racist would be out in droves when hey see that.

Here is a better one, a commercial with Bambi wheeling Uncle Sam off the cliff. For added comical effect, have Uncle Sam holding a Hebrew National hot dog. (for those of you remembering those HN commercials) Americans like their Hot dogs, don't mess with them LOL!

38 posted on 08/11/2012 8:13:02 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Bushbacker1

Yep, they don’t even like their own peeps and want to hang with us, otherwise they wound be at DU right now.


39 posted on 08/11/2012 8:16:38 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: SeekAndFind

what you put out is what everyone needs to see.
I dont’ know much as I should about Ryan but what you have put out is what everyone in the country should see.

All of that should be put out in Newspapers, AD’s TV etc


40 posted on 08/11/2012 8:19:18 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Lakeshark

Picking Ryan was a stroke of genius. It’s hard to overstate. The 2012 elections will be 2010 on steroids. No rat will be safe.


41 posted on 08/11/2012 8:20:07 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Lakeshark

Ed Schulz, Chris Matthews and Rachel Madcow feverishly going through Paul Ryan’s garbage. Ed keeps eating discarded food.


42 posted on 08/11/2012 8:31:41 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: matthew fuller

If Freerepublic had Like buttons I would hit it.


43 posted on 08/11/2012 8:32:02 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: SeekAndFind

what you put out is what everyone needs to see.
I dont’ know much as I should about Ryan but what you have put out is what everyone in the country should see.

All of that should be put out in Newspapers, AD’s TV etc


44 posted on 08/11/2012 8:32:18 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Bushbacker1

“And, the curmudgeons come out of the woodwork!”

They just see their dreams of some 3rd party stooge spoiling the election going right down the toilet.


45 posted on 08/11/2012 8:32:49 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: BarnacleCenturion
"The 2012 elections will be 2010 on steroids"

If I didn't love my tagline, I would have "stolen" your quote!! =)

46 posted on 08/11/2012 8:35:12 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Lakeshark; UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
...puts the repeal of Obamacare on the table as a reality, and gives Mitt a charismatic running mate who is unflappable, and very capable of destroying Bambi's mumble mouthed platitudes.

Ryan not only shows that Romney is serious about ending obamacare, but that he has a plan for replacing it with a market driven approach. Ryan will be a lightning rod for the left because he has the plan that fixes entitlements and healthcare without empowering the political class to control our lives. We really have a choice between adults (Romney/Ryan) and the nanny state (obama/biden). The question we will find the answer to in this election is do we really want to be a free people, or do we want to be taken care of by the state.

47 posted on 08/11/2012 8:35:53 AM PDT by wmfights
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

My first thought was this will cost Romney Florida which he would have won handily. I’m not so sure now how this will play out. He can always dump him if the poll numbers get really bad.


48 posted on 08/11/2012 8:36:09 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins
Something else from a Tom Clancy book unfolds in reality, a vice presidential candidate named Ryan.

And we know how that turns out.

49 posted on 08/11/2012 8:38:17 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: Lakeshark

It only took the Obama White House a few minutes to respond to the Ryan pick along the lines of we regret that Romney has chosen to sacrifice seniors and the middle class with this VP choice. I think the comments went over the head of the Dems comic book constituency. They are lining up the wheel chairs and blue haired ladies for a group action photo at the side of the cliff to make sure it registers with their dullard constituency.Ryan is an excellent in your face choice.The Republicans just have to keep repeating the mantra that “It does not affect anyone over age 55” until it registers.After a while the wheel chairs and cliffs will get old


50 posted on 08/11/2012 8:43:25 AM PDT by chuckee
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