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Ryan: 'We're going to beat him'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9/24/2012 | Craig Gilbert

Posted on 09/25/2012 4:04:40 AM PDT by markomalley

Talking at length about a Republican campaign that has been feverishly second-guessed, Paul Ryan professed all will be well in the end.

"We're going to beat him," he said of President Barack Obama. "But it's never easy to beat an incumbent, especially one who's such a gifted politician."

In an exclusive interview with the Journal Sentinel as he flew home to Janesville from Florida on Saturday night, Ryan answered questions about the state of the race, about conservative frustrations with the Romney campaign and about the political debate that exploded last week over "makers and takers" in American society:

Ryan said people who rely on government aid don't do so "by choice" - as compared with Romney's recently reported remarks at a 2012 fundraiser, where he characterized 47% of Americans as dependent on government, having a "victim" mind-set, and feeling entitled to food, health care and housing.

Ryan, who has called those comments "inarticulate," said Obama's policies have led to "economic stagnation" and "more able-bodied people becoming dependent upon government." But he said those people are becoming dependent "because they have no alternatives . . . they're not there by choice."

He rejected the notion that there's a partisan line between Americans who pay taxes and Americans who get government help (as Romney's remarks suggested). Asked if "the makers are Republicans and the takers are Democrats," Ryan said, "Oh, gosh no, absolutely not." While Ryan himself has warned about "takers" outnumbering "makers," he said in the interview that "growth is the secret" to preventing that from happening.

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1 posted on 09/25/2012 4:04:41 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

It’s becoming clearer by the day that the GOP ticket is upside down.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 4:07:27 AM PDT by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: markomalley
"But it's never easy to beat an incumbent, especially one who's such a gifted politician."

Gifted??? You should have stopped at 'incumbent', Paul. Quit playing nice with this commie colonial.

3 posted on 09/25/2012 4:09:11 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: markomalley

He’s not a gifted politician. He’s a gifted LIAR.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 4:12:01 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: markomalley
"But it's never easy to beat an incumbent, especially one who's such a gifted politician."

Is it just the "gifted" politicians that make your skin crawl when they talk?

5 posted on 09/25/2012 4:15:22 AM PDT by stevem
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To: jersey117
He’s not a gifted politician. He’s a gifted LIAR.

He's not even a gifted liar. A gifted liar can fool a lot of people. Barry fools only those who are fools for him.
6 posted on 09/25/2012 4:17:54 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: jersey117
He’s not a gifted politician. He’s a gifted LIAR.

Distinction without a difference.

7 posted on 09/25/2012 4:24:44 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: aruanan

Is gifted a new term for sleazy?


8 posted on 09/25/2012 4:27:12 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: aruanan

Is gifted a new term for sleazy?


9 posted on 09/25/2012 4:27:25 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: who knows what evil?

“But it’s never easy to beat an incumbent, especially one who’s such a gifted politician.”

Its easy to be a gifted politician when the media treats you like a god, covers up all your mistakes, and portrays your opponents as if they were drug dealing pedophiles.


10 posted on 09/25/2012 4:48:24 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: who knows what evil?

They have been trying to woo disaffected Obama voters.
They know they’ve already got all of us.

So they flatter Obama & let people know it’s ok to like him - and if you voted for him -well, you can fix that now.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 4:52:23 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: markomalley

GOP needs to highlight the smug and audacity of the Dems the unequal pass they get compared to their voters:

Elizabeth Warren used race to gain favor at Harvard, now we find out she isnt even a lawyer. Is this how its done in Washington? Teaches 1 class, paycheck 300K.

Obama, was he a student granted favors because of his claim to be a foreign student? Who paid his tuition?

Why is it we play by the rules and get no help. My Son and daughter are both Hispanic, I am sure I could have found some Indian blood somewhere. We dared to be honest and received $28 dollars in help from the Govt. They dont play by the rules and cover eachothers a## and get a pass. And have the audacity to brag...I’m from HAAAVAWD.

They are what’s wrong with this country, trouble is who is watching the Fox?


12 posted on 09/25/2012 4:56:42 AM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: markomalley
Barry is a grifted politician.
13 posted on 09/25/2012 4:56:54 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: markomalley
But it's never easy to beat an incumbent, especially one who's such a gifted politician.

It is easy to be GIFTED when the MSM covers for all your mistakes and doesn't report any they can avoid
14 posted on 09/25/2012 5:12:42 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: markomalley

I agree with Paul except on one point - 0bama isn’t a gifted politician any more than Jim Jones was a gifted man of the cloth.

And curse the media for foisting him on a dumbed down public. Same for the vast majority of Hollywood.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 5:13:00 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: markomalley

Tate = Obama
Jennings = Romney
Ref #84 = Rasmussun
Ref #26 = Politico

16 posted on 09/25/2012 5:22:15 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!)
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To: markomalley
"But it's never easy to beat an incumbent, especially one who's such a gifted politician liar."

Fixed it.

17 posted on 09/25/2012 5:48:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Scotswife

Absolutely!

When talking to people who quite obviously voted for the Lyin’ King, but who are now feeling the sting of unemployment,high gas prices, the loss of America’s Economic and Political Power around the World, and the atrocious portent of Global Nuclear Terror thanks to his inept foreign policy, I take a conciliatory tone. I say something to the effect of:

“What a heartbreaking disappointment for us all. It is indeed unfortunate that our “First African-American President” wasn’t quite up to the job. But we can STILL do something to make it right. At least we now KNOW that The USA can now elect a President without regard to the color of his or her skin.”

Of Course, what I REALLY want to say is something completely different, but let’s just GET RID OF ZERO!


18 posted on 09/25/2012 5:49:48 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: markomalley

The fact that R&R keep complimenting the Chosen One on his being “gifted” and “nice” while pushing for a change is a positive sign. They aren’t turning negative for a reason: their internal polls tell them they don’t need to and their strategy is working. I will grow worried if the tone of their campaign shifts into a heavily negative tone, implying they had to change gears because they see they’re losing.


19 posted on 09/25/2012 5:52:55 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Catsrus

When I was in school “gifted” was a euphemism for “special needs child”...


20 posted on 09/25/2012 6:28:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: markomalley; All

Guys, I think you’re missing his backhanded compliment to the current retard-in-chief. “Gifted Politician” is Ryan’s way of saying he’s very good at lying and deceiving as a politician and making people believe it.

I saw that quote as a jab, not a compliment.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 7:59:12 AM PDT by derekr44 (Straight, white, conservative male. How else can I piss you off today?)
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To: markomalley

How long until we hear that “beat” is a racist dog-whistle code word. You know, because disobedient slaves were beaten.


22 posted on 09/25/2012 9:32:27 AM 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: markomalley
47% of Americans as dependent on government, having a "victim" mind-set, and feeling entitled to food, health care and housing.

I like Ryan much more than Romney but I'd have to agree with Romney on this statement (maybe not the 47% exactly). Because there are a lot more people with the "victim" mind-set than there should be.

23 posted on 09/25/2012 10:38:31 AM PDT by beachn4fun ("2008 to 2011, lesson learned; 2012, mistake corrected." Artur Davis)
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To: markomalley

Just 42 days to go until America FIRES Obama.

Keep working...


24 posted on 09/25/2012 12:49:27 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: markomalley

Instead of saying “gifted politician” I would have said Obama is a Gifted Liar.


25 posted on 09/25/2012 1:27:35 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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