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Will the Veep Debate Help Ryan Get His Mojo Back?
The Fiscal Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Josh Boak

Posted on 10/09/2012 11:37:17 AM PDT by Zakeet

By drafting House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney thought he was adding a franchise player to the GOP ticket.

The Wisconsin congressman came across as a serious-minded wonk with washboard abs. Over the previous two years, he showed an ability to both charm the beltway chattering class and excite the Joe Six-Packs. His warnings about the all-consuming expense of entitlements like Medicare made him an intellectual adversary of President Obama.

But two months into running for vice president, he’s lost his golden boy sheen. Thursday’s debate showdown against Vice President Joe Biden may give Ryan an opportunity to regain that luster. Just as Romney breathed life back into the campaign with a stunning takedown of Obama last week, Ryan needs to demonstrate that he’s a compassionate cost-cutter whose reforms will save Medicare and Medicaid — and not destroy them.

"If Ryan is as solid as Romney was, the meme about [the] campaign shrinking his stature will completely cease," tweeted Austan Goolsbee, an Obama economics adviser who returned to the University of Chicago after serving in the administration.

So what went wrong?

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012election; 2012veep; debate; msm; ryan

My name is Zero ... and I approve of this obviously unbiased ... mainstream media ... hit piece ... on the nerd!

1 posted on 10/09/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

“But two months into running for vice president, he’s lost his golden boy sheen.”

Josh, you ignorant, putrid, little twinkie slut.


2 posted on 10/09/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Zakeet

I Ryan were a Democrat, the media would be 24/7 about what a gorgeous stud he is. They would be hysterical.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 11:44:05 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: Zakeet

I didn’t know that Ryan had lost his mojo.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 11:44:43 AM PDT by Axelsrd
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To: Zakeet

Cough, choke, puke booooooaaaaakkkkk!!

This article makes me sick.

Just four words.........Joe Biden


5 posted on 10/09/2012 11:48:07 AM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: carriage_hill

Josh Boak seems to be deluded. He probably doesn’t know what a “mojo” is.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 11:48:50 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Zakeet
His warnings about the all-consuming expense of entitlements like Medicare made him an intellectual adversary of President Obama.

Stopped reading right there.

My cat's litterbox leavings today were the intellectual adversary of the putzident!

7 posted on 10/09/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Zakeet

Apparently this presstitute is blind, deaf and dumb. Ryan is drawing huge crowds everywhere. And his biggest concern about the debates will be not kicking this senile old clown around too vigorously.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 11:52:21 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

He’s totally clueless. Probably says that to his boyfriend/companion/partner: “Gimme mo’ Joe”.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 11:52:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Zakeet
So what went wrong?

It's simple. He joined the wrong team.

Democrats are portrayed as brilliant, even Joe Biden, and Republicans are portrayed as stupid. The DNCp has spoken. It must be so!

Hogwash!

10 posted on 10/09/2012 11:57:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama got Mitch-Slapped in that first debate. 70% to 19% (Gallop)? That's going to leave a mark.)
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To: Zakeet

Yes, this is a meme they’ve been pushing against Paul Ryan for weeks. That Politico supposed-satirical article about “stench” was sickening. It’s a divide-and-conquer strategy for Romney-Ryan that has failed miserably. Mitt treats Paul like one of his grown-up sons. You can see in the body language that those two really like eachother.

Paul Ryan will shine in his debate. No question in my mind about this.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 12:03:17 PM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: Zakeet
Will the WH allow Uncle Joe to appear smarter than the POTUS?

Have we heard who is prepping Joe?

12 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:02 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Have we heard who is prepping Joe?

Big Bird.

13 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:40 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Zakeet

Ryan could show up to the debate drunk as a skunk and high on a triple dose of Nyquil and still kick the crap outta slow joe in a debate.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:52 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Zakeet

Excuse me, Josh Boak, but you homosexual socialists know nothing about MOJO.... and you never will.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 12:27:04 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Zakeet
Ryan will strike the right note-courteous, but sharp.

No one wants to see poor ole Joe B. cry on national tv.

16 posted on 10/09/2012 12:28:21 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: Zakeet

“...tweeted Austan Goolsbee, an Obama economics adviser who returned to the University of Chicago after serving in the administration.”

Well, if ever there was a name destined for academia, it’s ‘Austan Goolsbee’.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 12:31:24 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Zakeet

“unable to explain how Romney’s $5 trillion budget cut proposal won’t add to the deficit.”

I assume that’s a typo?


18 posted on 10/09/2012 12:32:43 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Axelsrd

I’m sure two weeks ago this idiot was writing how Romney’s campaign was dead in the water...


19 posted on 10/09/2012 12:33:36 PM PDT by UltraV ("Well you've got to hand it to Mitt Romney, because President Obama sure did." Seth Myers, SNL)
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To: Zakeet

Oh, how can you say the article is biased when they give you quotes like this about the current frontrunner:

“I hate to say this, but if Ryan wants to run for national office again, he’ll probably have to wash the stench of Romney off of him,” Craig Robinson, a former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa, told The New York Times last month.”


20 posted on 10/09/2012 12:39:17 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Axelsrd
Josh Boak aka Joe Biden, they still have that 50's and 90's speak rattling around in their wee little brains.

MoJo is so 90ish. Biden is so 50ish with his "man", "let's rumble" speak, very immature for the very highly educated ELITE that they pretend to be.

21 posted on 10/09/2012 12:39:17 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Zakeet

Will the Veep Debate Help Ryan Get His Mojo Back?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2942357/posts

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2942215/posts

Bias: WaPo’s Astounding Hit Piece on Paul Ryan
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2938862/posts

Big California Dem. Compares Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2926067/posts

Woman at GOP Rally, “I was not calling Ryan out”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2941134/posts

Paul Ryan’s Black Ex-girlfriend and the Art of Race Baiting
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2937050/posts

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2931574/posts

Oh really Mr.Reptilian Republican?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2924811/posts

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2934471/posts

Washington Post: Mr. Ryan’s misleading speech
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2924610/posts

The Assault on Paul Ryan II
The mainstream media “fact checked” Paul Ryan’s speech with alacrity. At the Washington Post, for instance, four of the five most-read articles were, in effect, accusations that Ryan had lied. The New York Times published an article under the headline: “Ryan’s Speech Contained a Litany of Falsehoods.” The Associated Press accused Ryan of taking “factual shortcuts.” The Week magazine published not only “The media coverage of Paul Ryan’s speech: 15 Euphemisms for Lying,” but also “Why Paul Ryan thought he could get away with lying: 6 theories.” Here’s the funny thing about most of these articles: They fail to cite a single fact that Ryan misstated or lie that he told.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925319/posts

Thanks for posting this Zakeet. It’s going to get a lot hotter and heavier on Paul Ryan until the debate, even worse afterwards. And because he cites facts and figures there was an avalanche of factchecks after his last speech. we can expect even more this time around.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 12:50:21 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Axelsrd
"I didn’t know that Ryan had lost his mojo"

DON'T WORRY!!! I found it & sent it to him today.

He's going score a knock-out on Plugs in the debate.

23 posted on 10/09/2012 1:04:22 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Sivad

Biden will not know what hit him after Ryan is finished...


24 posted on 10/09/2012 1:09:02 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Zakeet

Media still trying to tell us what to think, pathetic bast*rds.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 1:16:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Zakeet

Since when did Ryan “lose” his “sheen”???

Whatta load of crap.


26 posted on 10/09/2012 2:20:43 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: arrogantsob
And his biggest concern about the debates will be not kicking this senile old clown around too vigorously.<<

I agree!...but “Plugs” is gonna leave so many openings that Ryan has to use a few zingers just to humor the senile idiot!...so “Plugs” can appeal to his base!.....

Result:..Plugs +2 with the base....Ryan +4 with the undecided....(Its gonna be a landslide...and I don't even like Romney!)

27 posted on 10/09/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Boogieman
Well, if ever there was a name destined for academia, it’s ‘Austan Goolsbee’.<<<

LMAO!...U said it 1st! but 10,000 of us were thinking it!

28 posted on 10/09/2012 5:36:21 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Boogieman
Well, if ever there was a name destined for academia, it’s ‘Austan Goolsbee’.<<<

LMAO!...U said it 1st! but 10,000 of us were thinking it!

29 posted on 10/09/2012 5:40:54 PM PDT by M-cubed
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