Skip to comments.VP candidate Paul Ryan visits The Villages
Posted on 08/19/2012 9:15:58 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
SUMTER COUNTY, FL
Paul Ryan wanted to reassure the 50 thousand retirees here in The Villages that his big plans to reform Medicare will not have a negative impact on them.
It was a ruckus crowd in friendly territory and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan took to the stage with his mother in hand.
His mission: to convince retirees both here and across the state that his plan to reform Medicare is good for them.
(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...
From the article;
—As Ryan spoke, a few dozen pro Obama supporters waved signs and a plane flew overhead towing a sign that read Paul Ryan keep your hands off my Medicare, paid for by moveon.org.—
Yes. WFTV showed the plane yesterday. They tried so hard to hide the healthcare plan Ryan had all along so they could pass Obamacare and say the Republicans had no plan. Now they are watching Ryan come to Florida and explain his plan. The press cannot hide it. Only distort it. The problem for the Democrats is that Obamacare has scared the crap out of the seniors here in Florida including my Democrat neighbors.
The press can’t plug up a leaking ship. It’s going down big time.
So, what’s your on the ground biased opnion of the crowd at The Villages?
Mostly for Obama?
Mostly for Romney?
Just curious.... :)
Ryan is no Palin. When she went there, the numbers were more like 65,000 and I remember pictures of cars lined up down the road that couldn’t get in.
But 50k isn’t too bad. At least Ryan gives me a reason to vote for Willard.
Ryan is no Palin. When she went there, the numbers were more like 65,000 and I remember pictures of cars lined up down the road that couldnt get in.
But 50k isnt too bad. At least Ryan gives me a reason to vote for Willard.
Palin est was 30-60k with no exact account.
Romney Landslide! Those are mostly conservatives at The Villages.
But, but, but... how can that be??? Republicans are trying to Kill Medicare, aren't they? All of O's surrogates are saying so.
Paul looks like his mom, who looks like the perfect example of happy retirement in Florida.
So the article about Ryan’s campaign visit ends by calling The Villages a Republican stronghold. Could that be because people who saved their money when they were working were able to *choose* a comfortable retirement situation?
How could they, I mean Joe even sang their song?
I still say Ryan should coincide some next speaking event alongside Sarah Palin.
Better yet Romney steps down, Ryan ascends and asks Sarah Palin to be the VP nominee.
I for one think Romney may just have something in his past that the Obama machine will eventually find, or they will forge a document and spend millions fooling the sheeple its true, and Romney won’t even try to defend himself.
A “ruckus” crowd? Surely the moron who wrote this meant “raucous.” But what could one expect of a j-school graduate?
The same kind of moron who said Ryan’s plan is a “voucher” program... he didn’t do his homework before writing this article.
Work with her to elect great down ballot candidates.
You couldn't hope to compare any man as running mate with the first woman on a Republican ticket. It's not a fair comparison nor is it helpful in the least.
I so wish I had the link to this article below, but don't. It was sent to me by a Freeper friend and she received it without a link also. Perhaps someone has seen it before and has the link. This is great to share with those in doubt about Paul Ryan!
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.
Being an Illinoisan, I love his middle-west sensibilities, openness and common sense as well as his considerable intellect. His Irish charm helps, too, LOL.
We have a perfectly-balanced ticket. Both Ryan and Romney are now out and about working virtually around the clock. Watch for them to bring out the big guns right after Labor Day. Even Trump has something up his sleeve he's going to announce at a pre-planned time.
I was in elective office and went through many campaigns. I didn't do much other than press the flesh during the dog days of August. Folks don't concentrate on politics in the waning summer days. Be patient if you feel impatience at the moment.
The pros running campaigns today know exactly when to step on the gas. Peaking too early can be disasterous. Available campaign funds have to be expended at the right time....not wasted when no one is listening. I could go on about the inner dynamics of campaigning in the big leagues.
Things will start rolling at the start of the GOP convention a week from now and really get into gear over the Labor Day weekend. Fasten your seat belts, the R & R team will be off to the races like you won't believe.
The above post by 'seek the truth' beautifully uses the literary device of satire to tell you all you need to know in a nutshell about Paul Ryan. It deserves a big bump. If you're from Wisconsin, bump it! If you're from Illinois, bump it again!