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Ryan Seen As Romney’s Bridge To Conservatives
CBS-Boston ^ | August 11, 2012 8:01 AM | AP

Posted on 08/11/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Even before Wisconsin sent Paul Ryan to Congress, he was meticulously carving a path that seemed to point only upward.

As a young Capitol Hill staffer, he impressed Republican lawmakers with his hustle and intellectual curiosity. He blended quickly with an elite crop of conservative thinkers. By his 30s, he was a congressman on his way to becoming a GOP name brand with his push-the-edge budget proposals.

Ryan’s climb reached new heights Saturday when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced him as his running mate.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; ryan; teaparty; youdidbuiltthat
Works for me.
1 posted on 08/11/2012 8:21:14 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

It’s a fine morning.


2 posted on 08/11/2012 8:29:42 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: TexasCajun

I like Ryan. But he is a part of the establishment. He is a go along to get along guy and won’t rock the boat. And VP’s don’t anyway so this is no big deal. Mitt is still just ABO. Big WOOP!


3 posted on 08/11/2012 8:31:21 AM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: TexasCajun

Conservatives do not need a “bridge”.

We need a real conservative as POTUS.

A “bridge” means two things.
First, Mr. RomneyCARE is in the wrong party.
Second, he will defer to the DNC on his next act.


4 posted on 08/11/2012 8:31:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: TexasCajun

Nonsense. Withing a campaign the nominee is a dictator. The VP has only as much influence as the candidate allows him.

The only bridge Romney can build to conservatives is adopt and FIGHT for our issues.


5 posted on 08/11/2012 8:34:54 AM PDT by DManA
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To: carjic
He is a go along to get along guy ...

LOL. You must be kidding. Have you had a look at the Ryan Budget? This is definitely not anything like "go along to get along". This is confrontation with the Dems and the RINOs in the extreme. Time to reset you Paul Ryan Meter.

6 posted on 08/11/2012 8:35:09 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Diogenesis

Good point. Why would he need a bridge unless he’s on the other side of the river from us?


7 posted on 08/11/2012 8:36:20 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Diogenesis

Lord Mittless will get a small bump but then he’ll speak and it will evaporate and his surrogates will blame Ryan for hurting the master.


8 posted on 08/11/2012 8:37:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Diogenesis

Tough crowd.


9 posted on 08/11/2012 8:37:20 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Diogenesis

“Conservatives do not need a “bridge”.

We need a real conservative as POTUS.

A “bridge” means two things.
First, Mr. RomneyCARE is in the wrong party.
Second, he will defer to the DNC on his next act.”

Ok, sure. Dont vote for them, and enjoy Obama for 4 more years.

Little tip: Posting satiric jpegs against him wont save you from what he has planned.


10 posted on 08/11/2012 8:39:25 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik
Ok, sure. Dont vote for them, and enjoy Obama for 4 more years.

Its not our fault the GOP is trying the same tactic they lost with last time.
11 posted on 08/11/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TexasCajun
Tough crowd.

According to Alexa.com, this website commands 0.025% of global website traffic. Obama won by 6% in 2008. We won't dictate the outcome of the election. It's a fun place to exchange conservative ideas verboten on many websites, but a lot of the discussion is pretty academic, in terms of real world outcomes.

12 posted on 08/11/2012 8:44:41 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: TexasCajun

Very good move selecting Ryan

Now, as long as the Liberal RINOs do not try to sabotage the decision, like they still do with Sarah Palin....Ann Romney can run Rafalca all over the White House grounds in a few months.


13 posted on 08/11/2012 8:48:26 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: InterceptPoint

Like I said I like the guy but we will both sit back and watch. After the election lets see. He will do what he is be a good VP for Romney. Romney will be just exactly the president the GOPe expects him to be and all will be well. (for the GOPe and the country) of couse zero will be gone so we will be slightly better off but only slightly we will have 4 to 8 years of obama lite.


14 posted on 08/11/2012 8:49:07 AM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: carjic

I’d love to see some polling that puts Ryan up against Obama vs Romney against Obama.

I like Ryan but he needs to be on top of the ticket. That might make Romney palatable.


15 posted on 08/11/2012 8:55:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree he would be better than Romney. But he won’t “go rogue” He will be a good little VP for Romney and it will ruin any good in him he has to be a power chaser.


16 posted on 08/11/2012 8:59:50 AM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: InterceptPoint; carjic

>”He is a go along to get along guy ...”
Yes, that is true.

>”Have you had a look at the Ryan Budget?”
Yes we have and it is not workable.

There are certain things in human discourse including our scientific method whereby an expression seems apt, positive and irrefutable. Except that such things are intractable, unworkable, impractical and quickly forgotten or lost. Ryan’s plans are all these things; 21st Century Gordian Knot Redux but without a sword to solve the problem.

Anybody with a modicum of education and experience can write a ‘plan’. And such persons can even suggest tantalizing solutions like killing a cancer in a petri dish only to find it ineffective in the human body. But to actually solve the problem requires great leadership and Ryan is a lightweight, not even a David with a slingshot.


17 posted on 08/11/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: TexasCajun

It is a symbolic on-ramp to the Romney Socialist Highway, maybe a bridge like the on-ramps to I-10 in Louisiana. What is a symbolic figure going to do for Conservatism in a Romney administration? I voted for McCain because of Palin but realize now that would only reduced her effectiveness for Conservatism.


18 posted on 08/11/2012 9:03:18 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: TexasCajun
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19 posted on 08/11/2012 9:09:03 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: carjic
Thank you for your perspective...eeyore.
20 posted on 08/11/2012 9:17:41 AM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: TexasCajun
What Catholic Vote said about Paul Ryan yesterday:
 
Paul Ryan, Representative from Wisconsin's 1st District  

Life
Co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Voted to amend the health care law so that no federal funds may be used to pay for any part of any healthcare plan that offers abortion coverage.

Voted for the Abortion Pain Bill and the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

Voted to prohibit partial birth abortion.

Marriage
Voted for a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Voted against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Religious liberty
Voted for the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999.

On the HHS mandate: “This is much, much bigger than about contraception. This is about religious freedom, First Amendment rights, and how this progressive philosophy of fungible rights of a living breathing constitution really clashes and collides with these core rights that we built our society and country around.”

Embryonic life
Voted against the Stem Cell Research Act of 2007, which would have required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research on embryonic stem cells.

Voted in favor of developing methods to produce stem cells without using human embryos.

School choice
Voted in favor for school vouchers in Washington, D.C.


21 posted on 08/11/2012 9:21:41 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: TexasCajun

Romney remains Romney, but this is seen by me as a step in the right direction.

At least Romney didn’t pick Pawlenty, Saintorum, Rice or Bush.....color me surprised.

Still, there is a word I miss and long for. A word that makes me stand and smile.... that word I would have rather heard today is....... “LIPSTICK”.


22 posted on 08/11/2012 9:43:44 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: TexasCajun

Yep. Never saw this coming. Mitt threw us a bone. It even still had some meat on it.
Nice of him.


23 posted on 08/11/2012 9:51:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Hostage
Anybody with a modicum of education and experience can write a ‘plan’. And such persons can even suggest tantalizing solutions like killing a cancer in a petri dish only to find it ineffective in the human body.

A plan without practical, step-by-step, actions that are executable in the here and now is not a plan. The D-Day Landings were planned. Ryan's budget "plan" is a dream or at best a vision. And that "plan" will be mined for ammunition to use against the Romney campaign. The thing with political plans is they always take something from someone to hand over to someone else. That is why it is never wise to get too specific (i.e. burn too many bridges) if you want to run for higher office. The moment Ryan came out with his "plan", it was clear that if he had just given his potential opponents a treasure trove of ammunition to use against him. In politics, when figuring out winners and losers (i.e. making plans), it is generally wise to hold your fire until you see the whites of your adversaries' eyes (i.e. wait until you're elected), especially when the majority of the people negatively affected will come from a demographic that has tended, historically, to vote for your party.

24 posted on 08/11/2012 9:57:22 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: TexasCajun

Too little, to late


25 posted on 08/11/2012 10:10:23 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: TexasCajun
Sensing disgruntled FR cranks, Paul Ryan risked revealing his true identity and used his gruntlement vision:

26 posted on 08/11/2012 10:31:23 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Diogenesis
The problem with bridges to conservatism is that republicans have a nasty habit of burning them once in power until they get their teeth kicked in by the liberal left that they cozy up to in the name of bi-partisanship. Then, they start bringing out the rickety worm wood to re-build the bridge.

IF REPUBLICANS WOULD LIVE UP TO CONSERVATISM THEY WOULDN'T NEED BRIDGES.

27 posted on 08/11/2012 10:44:28 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Liberty Experiment is over. All aspects of your life will now be MANDATED.)
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To: TexasCajun
"Ryan Seen As Romney’s Bridge To Conservatives"

Is that Romney's sole reason for picking Ryan? It appears to have been McCain's sole reason for picking Palin. How Romneys' campaign acts towards Ryan will tell us a lot, just as did McCain's campaign.

28 posted on 08/11/2012 10:46:23 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: carjic

I think you are clueless!


29 posted on 08/11/2012 10:49:47 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: DWC

LOL - plenty of Eeyores farting and fuming about any and everything, meanwhile offering no viable alternatives.


30 posted on 08/11/2012 10:51:20 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (If you donÂ’t agree with a liberal, he would rather you be dead.)
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To: Magic Fingers
You got that right. I just wish instead of moaning, they give some constructive criticism.
31 posted on 08/11/2012 11:49:06 AM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: lonestar

I could care less.


32 posted on 08/11/2012 11:59:38 AM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: Diogenesis
Let’s recap shall we?: Rock ribbed conservatives Mark Levin and Sarah Palin (“anyone but Obama … we have got to replace Barack Obama and his socialist policies in November”) are on board with the Romney/Ryan ticket.
33 posted on 08/11/2012 12:00:24 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: carjic
I am hopeful.

The vice presidency is often a spring board to a presidential nomination. If Romney wins in November, we could have a solid conservative running for president in 8 years.

The liberal/Marxist/progressive/fascist/ collectivist left didn't get this far all at once. They did it over time. Conservatives should strive for constant improvement as well and Romney/Ryan is an improvement over Obama. In 8 years Ryan would be a serious improvement.

34 posted on 08/11/2012 12:09:48 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: Servant of the Cross
Recap? Let's get this straight.

THIS IS NOT about getting in line on one's knees
or a Congo dance.

This is about saving America with Conservatism.

Mr. Romney made his first conservative motion
that anyone on Earth can remember with his choice of Mr. Ryan, but
two things:

1. Mr. Romney is the putative candidate (and
should pull out).

2. Mr. Romney did the right thing for once,
so let him recant RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE.

35 posted on 08/11/2012 12:37:22 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Salvation

Good enough for me!!!GO PAUL RYAN!


36 posted on 08/11/2012 12:41:36 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: cripplecreek

And if this ticket wins? What will your tune be then?


37 posted on 08/11/2012 1:02:10 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

It will be that you get the blame for the liberalism that comes out of Romney.


38 posted on 08/11/2012 1:13:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: wintertime
The vice presidency is often a spring board to a presidential nomination.

Sometimes but they're not all that successful. Nixon failed (the first time), Mondale failed. Gore failed.

Bush 41 was an exception and survived just one term and Nixon didn't finish his second one.

Only 14 VPs have become president, with only 5 elected to that position and Adams, Jefferson and Van Buren were a long time ago.

39 posted on 08/11/2012 1:15:58 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: carjic
I like Ryan. But he is a part of the establishment. He is a go along to get along guy and won’t rock the boat. And VP’s don’t anyway so this is no big deal. Mitt is still just ABO. Big WOOP!

Sadly you are correct. The VP position has no power other than what the Prez allows. It is primarily a ceremonial position. Picking Ryan was good but it will not "bridge" the gap with the conservative base. The base is not that stupid. And yes, Ryan is a 'go-along to get-along' politician. He won't go against the one who brings him to the dance.

40 posted on 08/11/2012 1:42:21 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: VanDeKoik
Little tip: Posting satiric jpegs against him wont save you from what he has planned.

Awwww gee, you just had to go and do it didn't you?!

Pssst, if that one doesn't suit yer fancy just say so, there's more where this one comes from! Rumney just makes it so easy to ome up with these "satiric (jpegs or pngs or GIFs or whatever else suits ya).

41 posted on 08/11/2012 1:52:38 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: Ron H.

The usual role of the VP candidate is to play attack dog. I think Ryan will be well suited for this role. I expect Romney will try and stay above the fray and act presidential. Time will tell.


42 posted on 08/11/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Nachoman

You think Ryan will defend naked Rumneys socialist agenda? Defend Rumneys liberalism? If he does then he is not a conservative in any sense of the word. And if he really is a conservative then he is in a real tight pigeon hole as the Veep. Rumney and his staff will do their best to keep a tight rein on him and his conservatism.


43 posted on 08/11/2012 2:11:59 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: carjic

I know the feeling!


44 posted on 08/11/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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