Skip to comments.Tea party gets its man in Paul Ryan for vice president
Posted on 08/13/2012 7:15:13 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tea party didn't get its man in Mitt Romney. But the movement got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket's No. 2 slot.
Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate marked a huge victory for the tea party. Its roaring influence helped Republicans take back the House in 2010, gaining 63 seats. Since then, its no-compromise positions on deep budget cuts set the parameters of high-profile fiscal fights on Capitol Hill.
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Yeah, right! The Democrats must've had an 'orgasm' in 2010 then! Can't wait to see them this year - haha.
How does someone who voted for TARP and the auto bailouts represent tea party values?
I don’t get it.
and then you look at his votes for the patriot act, every renewal since, McCain Feingold, Medicare-D and his vote on NDAA.
Yeah... excuse me for being less than trilled.
Here, maybe looking at the Tea Party Express website's support might help you a bit.
Wow, here comes the spoil sports. It will be hard to wade through the BS.
In several crucial elections, candidates chosen by the Repub/establishment went down to defeat by Tea Party candidates.
In Texas, Lt Gov Dewhurst spent $19M of his own money only to lose to Tea Partier Ted Cruz---who came out of nowhere.
Ryan will galvanize the Tea Party 's grassroots like no other VP candidate.
Many others are glad Mitt did not pick Rubio---I am sick of his smug face flashing the latino "we're taking over" signal."
We don’t live in a perfect world! Even Reagan nominated “Sandra Day O’Connor” who upheld Roe/Wade, and he and picked a pro-abortion candidate as his VP choice. So, sounds to me you expect to live in a perfect world.
The Tea Party is astroturf, haven’t you heard? Also, it’s dead...
That’s ok. Let’s stay focused on the big prize... GETTING RID OF THE SOCIALIST NIGHTMARE this November.
Thank you. This the type of thinking that you saw above is exactly why we end up with moderate candidates, because everyone else gets knocked out for not being perfect. Ryan has done more to move the ball in the right direction in the past three years than anyone else in Washington.
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Nobody said anything about perfect.
I’m simply amazed that so called conservatives are now pushing Ryan as a brilliant pick even after he voted for the afforementioned bills (TARP, AutoBailout, NDAA, Medicare-D), which have done nothing to reduce spending.
but he’ll be more fiscially conservative, this time, right?
the best thing about the Ryan pick... it sets up a possible 16 year strangle hold on the presidency by Republicans with the most conservative president ever holding office the last 8.
Many of voters are either mind numbed liberals or give up ... lets us compromise Christian conservatives. We have turned the other cheek too many times already, plus we do not like the spotlight and thus the criticism that deluges conservatives. Crap is crap, no way to change it. We must unite or we are giving it to Obama and thus our own demise.
- "The House Republican alternative would have set up an FDIC-style mandatory insurance program in which Wall Street firms would have paid to insure their mortgage-backed securities. Doing so would have made Wall Street instead of Main Street pay the cost of this rescue. And while there is an option for an insurance plan in this bill, it falls far short of the substitute that Republicans desired."
-"House conservatives worked tirelessly to put forth a number of different plans, ideas and legislation to remedy the crisis. On their behalf, I take great pride in the role that we played and the role our Republican House Leadership played in improving the legislation before us. Thanks to our efforts, there is greater accountability in this legislation. The insurance workout model of Mr. Eric Cantor and Mr. Paul Ryan now has an opportunity to work."
-"Let me now speak to my hopes and fears. No one truly knows if this plan will work. We all hope it does. No one knows the true amount of taxpayer exposure. Treasury could spend $700 billion in no time flat and come right back to Congress for $700 billion more."
-"Some conservatives will support this legislation because they feel it is the last opportunity to address the crisis. They may be right. Some conservatives will support this legislation because they view it as the lesser of two evils. They may be right. Principled conservatives may conclude differently than me, and I respect each and every one of them."
Nope, it doesn’t help.
I guess the tea party has sold out.
And then you look at his votes for the patriot act, every renewal since, McCain Feingold, Medicare-D and his vote on NDAA.
The GOPe seems to be all tingly in the legs about Mr. Ryan.
There are other choices that may have been worse, IMHO.
And since Mr. Romney opposes the budget from Mr. Ryan, I doubt they will make a happy couple.
Follow the issues, read the ballot, and vote your principles.
If Mr. Romney is elected, I think there will be a lot of very disappointed conservatives in his first twelve months.
Ha ha. Right. You just wrote off a few million folks. With your 'litmus test' how many do you have left to turn this country around?
The alternative is a lot worse, and I'm sure you see it that way also.
The character of the country is on the ballot. What is America and what will it be?
Either the Tea Party and its issues still matter or they don't. Either socialism, even a planned economy is what Americans want or we revive the "free" market economy we had. Either racism, belittlement, class warfare and demagoguery will prevail or we follow a positive path forward for all Americans.
Ryan is a great choice for Democrats because they've run against him two years. He'll excite their base some to get out the vote.
You are wrong on that point.
There may be a few distinctions between Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney but no real differences on substance or philosophy.
Tax increases, gun control, homosexual privileges, big government, crony capitalism. Even Barak Hussain Obama and Mr. Romney seem to have a similar background as to the number and age of wives that they can kick around.
The difference is that Mr. Romney, with the support of the Republicans, can do more to complete and expand the Obama agenda than Mr. Obaba has.
I have no idea how you really see ‘it’ though I suspect your view would be both patronizing and presumptuous.
Check out Drudge and see a pix of 10,000 plus people at the Roomney/Ryan gathering in Wisconsin.
No, I’m not writting off those who feel that TARP and other bailouts were a travesty and NOT FREE MARKET.
I’m writing off those who don’t care about that.
In other words, a Democrat press release.
Ok, so what’s the option.... ‘Four More Years’!?
You people continue to debate our side - when the next move is against the RATs, and you still continue to war against our side. I find it fascinating.
Count me in with 'Others'. My problem with Rubio, and it's only a *teeny one*(/s), is that...
He's Not Eligible!Neither of his parents were US Citizens when he was born. So it's game over for him being POTUS or in the line of succession.
Sorry Rubio fans but that's the way it is. If we stoop to the Dems level by ignoring the Constitution what's that make us?
The current left wing mediot and rat attacks on Ryan will have zero impact on the vote in November.
The hate spewing appeals to the brain dead and morality dead left voters hate anyone who wants to be left alone and keep his/her money from the tax and spenders.
Those losers would never vote for a good man or woman. So we are not losing any votes with Ryan.
Ryan will appeal to the real independent voters, who are necessary to defeat the Obozo lovers and their beloved Obozo. The attacks by the mediots will turn more independents into the Romney/Ryan camp.