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The 10 Best Obama Zingers From Paul Ryan’s Snappy Convention Speech
The Blaze ^ | August 30, 2012 | Benny Johnson

Posted on 08/30/2012 8:45:17 AM PDT by Perseverando

Paul Ryan’s speech brought more than just cheers to the convention hall Wednesday night, it picked a fight.

The VP candidate’s speech had RNC delegates at a fever pitch from the beginning. It brought a packed convention arena to its feet with over a dozen standing ovations. By many reports and reactions, Paul Ryan can count his keynote a resounding success.

And while the speech was filled with conservative buzzwords, what really hat had the faithful cheering were the well timed one-liners about President Obama and his record.

Convention delegate and lifelong Republican Mark Mitchell told TheBlaze, “That speech is what we were waiting for!” Mitchell continued enthusiastically, “We want a candidate that can expose and fight our administration and their B.S. Ryan came out fighting, we like that!”

Here are the loudest most well-received Ryan zingers according to the non-scientific Blaze method of sitting in the convention hall with an ancient decibel meter (our ears).

10. “Their moment came and went. Fear and division are all they’ve got left. With all their attack ads, the president is just throwing away money— and he’s pretty experienced at that.”

9. “President Barack Obama came to office during an economic crisis, as he has reminded us a time or two.”

8. “It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new. Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.”

7. “The man assumed office almost four years ago— isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?”

6. ”None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers— a dull, adventureless journey

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; convention; paulryan; rnc; ryan; tampa; top10

1 posted on 08/30/2012 8:45:24 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando
Thought his speech was great and he did an aw-some job. Good choice would even take him as front runner.
2 posted on 08/30/2012 8:48:05 AM PDT by THE_RAIDER
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To: Perseverando

While I loved the crack about Mitt’s music selection, my personal favorite was the one about a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 8:49:19 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

The “faded 0bama poster” line was great.. GREAT SPEECH!!!


4 posted on 08/30/2012 8:54:15 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Perseverando

I’d like to hear Ryan use a one-liner about his budget:

“The key difference between the Romney-Ryan budget and the current liberal budget? We have one.”


5 posted on 08/30/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perseverando

The best one:

”None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers— a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.”


6 posted on 08/30/2012 8:55:03 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Perseverando

And the rest of them?


7 posted on 08/30/2012 9:04:24 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cotton1706

YES! I totally agree with your choice. It brought to mind the rats Julia story...drifting along under the umbrella of bureaucrats for her entire life and
“where everything is free but us”.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 9:04:31 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: cotton1706
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9 posted on 08/30/2012 9:05:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Perseverando

The “ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind” was my favorite line.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 9:08:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: cotton1706

I agree. That is spot on!


11 posted on 08/30/2012 9:09:07 AM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: cotton1706
”None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers— a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.

This one should be brought up more...

Especially since next week the "Idiot in Chief" and his mind numbed minions plan on featuring

a thirty something Law school operative...errr... I mean "student"

who wants us to pay her contraception bill for all that sex she's having with her escorts...... errrr..... I mean dates.

12 posted on 08/30/2012 9:17:56 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Perseverando

Note: Liberals are more affected personally by criticism than conservatives.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 9:34:05 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: Perseverando; Fred Nerks; Beckwith

Good Speech, but remember the context.

Ryan is a token conservative. The convention is designed to “keep” the conservative vote.

Its just SHAM-WOW.

Romney will never follow a generally conservative policy nor will he undo the damage Obama has done to our nation and diminish the role of government interference in the lives of free Americans.

Eff the GOP. Its dead and dying.It does not represent the People, and in truth is seeking to marginalize conservative Tea Party people, while spouting conservative platitudes at the convention.

I will not vote for any RINO, certainly not for Romney. I will vote only Tea Party where they are offered as candidates.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 9:34:53 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Perseverando

Ryan gave a great speech, but Condi Rice really stole the show, IMHO. Her speech was devastating in its clinical style and her presence on that stage was clearly that of a statesman, not just a mere politician.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 9:36:02 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: Perseverando

I liked the line about Romney’s elevator music. Romney should have a come back tonight. That would show him to be human. Some of us wonder.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 9:55:47 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
”None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers— a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.”

My fav... I also like that Ryan's speech is about all of us... not just those of us who have built a business....

17 posted on 08/30/2012 11:27:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (Homeland Paranoid Insecurity: Making the country safe for liberal elites...)
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To: Perseverando

Nothing especially clever in that list, but if they’d been presented with Palin’s delivery, they’d have got laughs.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 11:36:53 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Candor7

It seems unavoidable to vote for Romney.

That is to say, there’s nothing to prevent Obama from trying to turn a second term into something Lenin would dream of. But a first Romney term would give us a chance to turn the ship of the GOP toward inevitable collision with the distant iceberg, while renewing Tea party goals.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 11:40:14 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: cotton1706
"....a country where everything is free but us.”

I agree. This should be incorporated into every speech.

20 posted on 08/30/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: McGruff
I liked the line about Romney’s elevator music. Romney should have a come back tonight.

LOL..."My iPod runs from Abba to Zamfir".

21 posted on 08/30/2012 12:24:51 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Perseverando
8. “It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new. Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.”

In other words, they started by evoking ancient Greece and ended up as modern Greece.

22 posted on 08/30/2012 12:29:03 PM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Perseverando

Number 2 was my favorite.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 12:33:15 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: eddie willers

My son used to cite how musically diverse my tastes were by stateing that, in Dad’s music library Meatloaf is next to Mozart.


24 posted on 08/30/2012 12:36:43 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: eddie willers

Yep, everything is free but us

is a great line.

The college graduate staring up at his faded 0bama posters is another, though not as concise.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 12:39:48 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: Perseverando
Saving Private Enterprise Ryan.

Cheers!

26 posted on 08/30/2012 1:10:59 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Saving Private Enterprise Ryan

I like that.

27 posted on 08/30/2012 1:14:41 PM PDT by eddie willers
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