Skip to comments.Paul Ryan to 'values voters': If Obama wins, there's no going back
Posted on 09/14/2012 12:56:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Speaking at the one of the largest annual gatherings for social conservatives Friday, Paul Ryan's message was a punch to the gut: If you allow President Obama to be reelected, theres no going back.
If we renew the contract, we will get the same deal with only one difference. In a second term, he will never answer to you again, Congressman Ryan said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday. In so many ways, starting with Obamacare, reelecting this president would set in motion things that can never be called back. It would be a choice to give up so many other choices.
Ryans speech three parts critique of Mr. Obamas record on issues of faith, foreign affairs, and finances and one part testimonial to presidential contender Mitt Romneys character was not just the usual stump speech. It was a pointed appeal to a key element of the GOP base that will have to turn out in force if the Romney-Ryan ticket is to prevail on Nov. 6.
Ryan, Mr. Romneys vice presidential running mate and a Republican congressman from Wisconsin, spoke to a packed auditorium of some 2,000 attendees, plus a handful of hecklers. The summit is a conclave supported by leading Washington social conservative groups and organized by the Family Research Council.
....On the seven occasions Ive been sworn in as a member of Congress, I have never taken an oath to the government.....The oath that all of us take is to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, under which government is limited and the people are sovereign.
That moment clicked for Mary Anne Krupa of Chicago. He articulated what people in government work for and about so well, said Ms. Krupa,...I understood why Romney picked him.
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
If 0bama wins, the economic crash is probably less than 6 months away,
and it will be seen as an excuse to implement full on communism.
Seems to me that Ryan was preaching to the choir on this subject. These are the conservative of the conservative that attend the Values Voter Summit, and virtually no one there is voting for Obama.
This was an excellent, excellent speech.
But they have to be motivated to go out and vote, not just sit home.
Two hecklers who were given the bum's rush were undoubtedly in the Bamster's camp.
If Romney can win this one and not screw up for 8 years, you might get your wish.
Hopefully, it won’t be too late.
look at Rat states...Washington...California...they keep the same party in the governorships forever....
Love it! Hope he takes this message to every single state he campaigns in. Also hope it makes an ad at some point. Totally true!
Ryan speaks clearly and consistently ties specific issues to overriding principles. In constrast, Romney often waffles. The best thing (the very best thing) I can say about Romney is that he chose Ryan.
This is essentially the same argument used by ABOs: “Not supporting Romney is Supporting Obama.”
In this case, though, it is in the context of “values”, a part of Ryan’s speech being about values, and this being at a value’s voter summit.
Unfortunately, the article doesn’t get into the arguments put forth by those who peruse Romney’s record and become convinced that he is a radical liberal on values. One man, not Ryan, mentioned the military and “don’t ask don’t tell”, but didn’t mention that Mitt Romney, in one of the repub primary debates, was accepting of gays serving openly in our armed forces.
Life, homosexualism, gun control, romney-care, revenue enhancements....all of those are the concerns of those of us who have not bought into Mitt Romney. At the same time, an honest principled conservative must admit that Romney is better on Israel and on foreign policy in general. I can also see that he has more experience at bring bankruptcies back to solvency.
So, on the values concerns that build and maintain a strong America, Romney simply is bad on. However, on a few other issues of concern to me, he is much better. No one can have watched the duplicity of the liberals in government and media on Egypt and Libya, Obama’s initiative, and not been sick for our country.
While Romney cannot get my vote, that doesn’t mean that he should be my primary target.
My conclusion is that I must attack Obama with everything at my disposal. Obama deserves my nuclear arsenal for now. Romney deserves artillery and small arms fire.
Yes, but you go to war with the army you have, not the army you wish you had. If RR wins in Nov Conservatives work has just started, not ended.
With us all playing a role to oust Obama-Biden, we will.
True that! The damage caused by four more years of this gay, Christian hating, abortion promoting president will be irreversible, especially if he gets a like-minded Congress. The tide of cultural decay needs to break against a solid wall, from the White House, the Senate, the House, and the Supreme Court. While we are at it, we need conservative state houses and governors pushing it back.
Yes but Romney needs to build a bridge to them. That is why Ryan was sent. Elections are won by coalitions of voters. You have to build that coalition and Value Voters have shown they will not show up on Election day if you do not court them.
I’m hoping that will be in our future.