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Ryan Rally in Virginia Live NOW (intro by Artur Davis!)
CNN.com ^ | 08/17/12 | TonyInOhio

Posted on 08/17/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT by TonyInOhio

Paul Ryan rally from Springfield, Virginia on right now. He's being introduced by Artur Davis, former Dem who introduced Obama in 2008!

The overflow crowd is overflowing the overflow room. :)

Link: http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=1

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: comeback; romney; ryan; va2012

1 posted on 08/17/2012 12:57:21 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

Ryan chuckles at ‘no teleprompter’ and says ‘that’s a recurring theme.’


2 posted on 08/17/2012 1:16:07 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Uh oh. Ryan just talked about how great it was that Romney “reached across the aisle” in Mass.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 1:22:09 PM PDT by GnL
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To: TonyInOhio
Good speech, just concluded.

Crowd was enthusiastic. Ryan was sharp. His voice seemed a bit tired; he has a big speech tomorrow at The Villages in FL. Hope the voice holds out for that. Sure does help that he is young and strong.

Meanwhile Slow Joe is resting in Wilmington!

4 posted on 08/17/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: TonyInOhio
anyone noticing that there are several black Americans behind Paul...no emotion, no clapping.. she is chewing gum, rocking back and forth and he is patting on the back of an infant he is holding...hummmm are they obama plants? strange................. at least they didn't start any problems and just maybe they wanted to get on TV,,,ya think??? didn't last very long...short and sweet....
5 posted on 08/17/2012 1:28:56 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: GnL

Much as we conservatives hate that line, it does appeal to the independents and uninformed moderates.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 1:30:12 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Martin Tell

I believe Paul will be having his mom with him tomorrow..looking forward to that...


7 posted on 08/17/2012 1:30:48 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: GnL

Well, the fact is that there can be no reform of the reform without bringing some Democrats on=board. ONLY, not too many sensible ones left.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 1:31:07 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: WVNan

“Crowd was enthusiastic.”

We have friends who live in Virginia and attended this event. We watched the live stream. Ryan was mobbed after the speech.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 1:35:50 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: TonyInOhio

Is it just me? This link is giving me a bunch of weather forecasts around the country & no audio.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 1:37:37 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: haircutter
"I believe Paul will be having his mom with him tomorrow..looking forward to that..."

If so it will be HUGE. Not sure how many realize his mom is a senior citizwen on Medicare and lives in Fla. This fact will go a looong way in blunting the attacks Ryan is trying to destroy Medicare because to do so would mean hurting his own mom. Now I realize any of the changes proposed by Ryan DO NOT in any way effect present coverage for anyone currently in the Medicare/Medicaid plans but there are plenty out there who do not know this.

11 posted on 08/17/2012 1:39:15 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

same here


12 posted on 08/17/2012 1:40:16 PM PDT by commonguymd
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To: TonyInOhio
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13 posted on 08/17/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

“Is it just me? This link is giving me a bunch of weather forecasts around the country & no audio.” That is all I also got, oh well


14 posted on 08/17/2012 1:42:09 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: TomGuy

“Look Ma! No teleprompter!”

That needs to be magnified, just to show the difference between someone who can speak from his convictions, and someone who can’t be allowed to speak from his convictions.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 1:44:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: haircutter

Actually the woman was the only one that appeared disinterested. The others around her were smiling and clapping at different times. With Arthur Davis intro maybe there were AA’s new to the whole R experience. They don’t have to clap and show excitement, they just have to make themselves open to the ideas Ryan was speaking of.

Maybe she goes back and talking with friends says she’s not sure about this Ryan guy but what he’s talking about makes sense.

We’ll see.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: beenaround
Greetings.
I am a senior on Medicare as well..
I am bilateral cochlear implant..when I have my processors programed and tested it cost $340.00 two years ago medicare paid $280.00 toward this, today they pay $220.00 so the cuts from Obama’s steal is in effect and medicare is already paying less for our medical care and it will only get worst...our secondary insurance increased just 8 months ago and it will increase again beginning next month!!!

one day soon we will have to drop our secondary ins...

17 posted on 08/17/2012 1:51:52 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

You better get used to seeing more Black Folks, cause you’re going to see more and more. If you stayed tuned after the speech, Paul Ryan crossed back over the room, and, shook hands with “all” the folks that were sitting behind him, including the Black family you referred to. All of this family was thrilled to be shaking hands with Paul Ryan.

Yes......there are Black folks that realize and recognize the severe damage that Obama, his wife, Michelle, the Democrat party, NAACP, the CBC have done to damage Blacks in America. I will admit that their number is few, but with more and more Blacks getting it, that number will increase. Having Artur Davis, Alan West, Tim Scott, Walter Williams, Herman Cain and many more is causing some focused, open minded Blacks to open their eyes and ears to see and listen to an effective path to freedom, liberty, opportunity and the pursuit of happiness in living out the American dream as an equal to all other Americans, rather then remaining forever on the “Obama, NAACP, CBC, and the Democrat Party” economic slave plantation.

And....yes, in my postings, I am very harsh in my treatment of Black Americans, only because i believe they are blind and cannot see their future and children’s future before them, as they stagnant, under the stifling boots of their own chosen, false, power hungry leadership!!! One can only hope!!!


18 posted on 08/17/2012 1:53:11 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: commonguymd

There was a little box off to the right that you clicked and took you out of the weather forecasts. Took me a while to find it...


19 posted on 08/17/2012 1:57:20 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: haircutter

If you have GAP Ins you may want to consider Medicare Advantage if the GAP premiums become to high.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 2:07:11 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
I have NO problems with black American it is the African black that bothers me...but I had NO problem with the ones in this VA speech except they seemed PLANTED THERE...
just wondering if others thought that as well..

while living in Cleveland, OH. for over 50 years worked with and had many black friends..husband did as well and so did our kids, and now that the kids are adults they have black friends that they work with, live by and socialize with...

and I did stay tuned and I thought Ryan walked down a few steps and shook hands with the front row...I did not notice him turn around and greet the folks on stage...maybe I was not watching close enough!!! what ever...

21 posted on 08/17/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

Only those running the rally would’ve been in charge of “planting” them there.

It isn’t possible to wander in off the street, unknown to anyone in authority at the rally, and sit behind the speaker.

Someone known to the rally organizers knows these people you speak of.

The woman’s behavior sounds unusual at a rally, and especially with a front row seat. I’m not doubting it, as I didn’t see the rally and take your word for it.

It’s just that there’s no doubt they were there on purpose, not acidentally, and that those in charge were responsible for it.

Perhaps there’s a good explanation for what she did, if we only knew it.

There are many black people who are going public with their negative assessment of Obama and the Dem Party.

Another one I didn’t see mentioned here, is former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder. He is now helping the Romney/Ryan ticket, and he was critical of what Joe Biden said the other day.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 2:35:38 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: TonyInOhio

I was there! huge applause, too, when Artur Davis announced that Romney/Ryan is now ahead in the polls in Virginia. what a difference a week makes!


23 posted on 08/17/2012 2:50:49 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: TonyInOhio

I was there! huge applause, too, when Artur Davis announced that Romney/Ryan is now ahead in the polls in Virginia. what a difference a week makes!


24 posted on 08/17/2012 2:51:43 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

“Is it just me? This link is giving me a bunch of weather forecasts around the country & no audio.”

You’re doing better than me. The link takes me to a page that’s trying to force me to install something called octoshape.


25 posted on 08/17/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I think we will see more and more blacks supporting the GOP. They are as smart and entrepreneurial as whites but they are being held back by the “black leaders” (Dems) for the benefit of the latter and I think a lot of them are getting tired of it.

An interesting thing is that when you see black Hispanics from the Caribbean (Dominicans in New York, for example, and some Cubans, although Castro is very harsh on black Cubans and it has been very hard for them to emigrate), they do just fine because they’re not sitting around with a chip on their shoulders.

And most of them were originally brought to the New World as slaves. While the Spanish didn’t practice pure chattel slavery the way the English and the Americans did (Spanish slaves in theory had legal rights, could be baptized, marry, earn money, buy their freedom, etc.), in practice this depended largely on the individual who owned them. So many Afro-Caribbeans had horrible circumstances too. But once they had opportunity, they went for it.

And black Americans want a chance to do the same and not be told by the Dems that they need to wait and have the government give it to them. I guess maybe if they want 40 acres and a mule, Bambi could come up with that...and remember, that’s his attitude.

He’s not a black American. He’s the mixed-race child of a foreign student father he never knew and he was brought up in a well-off white family or in foreign countries. He married Michelle Ma Belle mostly to give himself some black creds.

But he himself has nothing in common with American blacks.


26 posted on 08/17/2012 3:09:44 PM PDT by livius
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To: txrangerette

Just maybe they were related to Artur Davis? Would be logical!


27 posted on 08/17/2012 4:35:06 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: GnL
Uh oh. Ryan just talked about how great it was that Romney “reached across the aisle” in Mass.

More like a "reach around"

28 posted on 08/17/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: haircutter
I have NO problems with black American it is the African black that bothers me...but I had NO problem with the ones in this VA speech except they seemed PLANTED THERE... just wondering if others thought that as well..

That happens on both sides. Modern politics is full of manufactured and phoney crap like this. Makes me wanna hurl. I would love to see our guys get out there and deliver the goods without the phoney backdrop and assorted crapola.

29 posted on 08/17/2012 5:56:22 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: haircutter

I truly understand. The after-speech handshaking was hard to follow. So...many folks were pressing to touch Paul Ryan. it was hard to follow. In addition, the secret service was really doing a good job today in protecting Ryan, but letting him greet his fans. There were a number of Black American SS folks protecting Ryan.....and I was deeeply impressed as to how focused they were. It’s like they sense, our country needs this team badly. Getting hopeful, for all Americans!!!

By the way, catch the action Saturday morning at the “Villages” located in Central Florida. Should be quite the rally and campaign stop for Paul Ryan!!!


30 posted on 08/17/2012 7:07:18 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: TonyInOhio

and what has been the average crowd for Obama this year? 350?


31 posted on 08/17/2012 8:12:58 PM PDT by Ryan_Rubio_2016
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Any idea on what media and what time the Villages speech happens?


32 posted on 08/17/2012 8:14:11 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: TonyInOhio


Lots of pictures and autographs! :)
33 posted on 08/18/2012 8:13:57 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: TonyInOhio

Can someone help me with these attacks on Paul Ryan?

http://thetaxpayer.org/topic218-paul-ryans-fairytale-budget-plan.aspx

I have been arguing with these people for weeks, and have hopefully swayed at least one of them to open his eyes. This is a site where Democrats and Republicans can anonymously debate the issues, but since most Democrat debaters apparently don’t have jobs or other obligations, they have more time on their hands to spread propaganda. The conservatives are outnumbered.


34 posted on 08/19/2012 7:14:00 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: formerlyfree

So, what have you been telling them during your discussions?


35 posted on 08/19/2012 9:33:38 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: formerlyfree
Here is a good one to get them going! The LIBS that is!
I received this from a Freeper friend, and she received it from another friend with no link attached. Sorry no link!
Perhaps someone has seen it and has a link.

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You asked, who is Paul Ryan? Well, here's a response.

Well, early Saturday morning we learned that Congressman Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, is to be Mitt Romney's pick for the next Vice President of The United States.

What are we to think of this selection? He's not a graduate of Columbia University. He's not a graduate of Harvard. He wasn't selected as the President of the Harvard Law Review. He didn't get a special free quota scholarship ride to any prestigious university and, instead, had to work his way through Miami University of Ohio. For God's sake the man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!

One morning when Paul Ryan was sixteen years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack. He didn't write two books about that experience (like Obama did). Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.

Instead, Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimer's, into the household and served as the primary care provider for his grandma. His grandma wasn't the Vice President of the Bank of Hawaii (like Obama’s) so she could offer nothing in return, except the element of “need”.

Once Paul Ryan got his BA in Economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin’s office. The job must have not paid well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer. No one offered him a “token honor” position at the University of Chicago and a $200,000 dollar a year salary.

When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn't demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him. He waited until the standing Congressman vacated the office before seeking the office. In Janesville, Wisconsin they don't have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan had to go door to door and sit at kitchen tables and listen to his future constituents.

After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn't triumphantly march into Washington, buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists. He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.

Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville. He lives on the same street he lived on as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan. He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic functions.

For those who can't make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a “mobile constituent office” and drives around to meet with those who need his help and attention.

No, I don't know if we can vote for a guy like this. He doesn't have a regal pedigree; he's Irish for God's sake! No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected. No one threw flowers or got “chills down their leg” as a he took his seat in Congress.

What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House Budget for three years in a row. He's is brazen and heartless in advocating in that budget for a $5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years! The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate has let it die in the upper house, without ever proposing a budget of their own. What is wrong with this guy? If Congress were to cut $5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give $500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra? Or $200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1? Or $11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim $11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico?

I don't know. Paul Ryan seems heartless to me. He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that $16.7 trillion dollar deficit! The guy's no fun at all!

Who wants a numbers cruncher? Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill? Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party's over.

36 posted on 08/19/2012 4:37:39 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: TonyInOhio

Once upon a time there was a ginormous colorful RINOcerous who tried to ride a Gym Rat (who was for TARP before he was against it - BUT, could’ve been a professional skier) into a White Hut down in a mosquito infested swamp called Washington D.C...


37 posted on 08/19/2012 4:59:18 PM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks!


38 posted on 08/20/2012 9:51:14 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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