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Roadmap Back to Power
The Washington Beacon ^ | January 26, 2013 | Andrew Evans

Posted on 01/26/2013 7:17:31 PM PST by Kaslin

Paul Ryan urges unity, prudence among conservative ranks at National Review conference

Paul Ryan laid out his vision for the Republican Party’s next four years in a morning address to the National Review Institute Summit on the future of conservatism in America.

Ryan argued that Republicans should lay out their plans with even more detail now that they are the entrenched opposition.

Republicans will have to oppose “big government in practice” and not just in theory, he predicted. Obamacare is no longer just a 2,000 page bill, but 12,000 pages of regulations, he said to illustrate his point.

“We will have to convince the country to change course” by contrasting conservative ideas with the president’s policies, he said. “We have to show that, if given the chance, we can govern. We have the ideas.”

“We will win back the trust of the American people,” he said.

He said that the president will try to divide conservatives, especially in the House majority, but he urged conservatives to resist the potential for infighting.

“We have to stay united.”

Ryan also urged Republicans to be prudent in their governance. “Prudence is good judgment in the art of governing,” he said.

“Our founders were men of prudence,” he said. James Madison supported the Constitution despite the fact that several of his ideas were not incorporated into the final document, Ryan said. “We are the living beneficiaries of Madison’s prudence,” Ryan argued.

Looking at Republicans’ opportunity for policy reform, Ryan said that Republicans will have to oppose the growth of the administrative state in Washington, but the states are the “frontlines of reform.”

“I’m not ready to give up, and I know you’re not either,” he said to the crowd, which gave him a standing ovation at the end of his remarks.


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1 posted on 01/26/2013 7:17:32 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; AuntB; ...
RE “ He said that the president will try to divide conservatives, especially in the House majority, but he urged conservatives to resist the potential for infighting.
“We have to stay united.”
Ryan also urged Republicans to be prudent in their governance. “Prudence is good judgment in the art of governing,” he said.
“Our founders were men of prudence,” he said. James Madison supported the Constitution despite the fact that several of his ideas were not incorporated into the final document, Ryan said. “We are the living beneficiaries of Madison’s prudence,” Ryan argued. “

Sounds like common sense although its easier said than done.
Hopefully Prudence means no ‘path to citizenship’.

I heard that Ryans 10 year balanced budget plan takes advantage of the current higher (Clinton) tax rates for income over $400K when citing how it could work. And he refers to it as the 'current tax baseline' when explaining it.

Back here in 2010 he was saying that raising those taxes would make the deficit worse by 'killing the economy' :
Paul Ryan talks taxes & spending with MSNBC's Chris Matthews ( Jul 26, 2010 $4.8 trillion in specific spending cuts in the House Republicans' Budget Alternative) .

2 posted on 01/26/2013 7:46:10 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Kaslin

Platitudes and generalities ain’t gettin’ it.

Without specifics, articles like this are worthless.

Time to get busy. Who has a workable plan with details?


3 posted on 01/26/2013 8:09:42 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

The left will soon force a workable plan. They’ve already started the next civil war.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 8:20:16 PM PST by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: upchuck

One plan is to adapt our language. The libs are basically simple minded. By that I mean the sheeples. The government power brokers are smart enough.

We need to talk at about a third grade level. The sheeple libs are like hop`eless teenagers living in a house where housing, electricity, water, food is a given.

We need to start addressing the fact in EASY language that there is a limit to this house, our government’s, abilities. Folks have to work. Folks cannot just take. Governement jobs do not provide a roof over anyone’s heads except themselves. Government workers only take.

We need to develop resources which currently exist. We need to put folks to work who can work. We cannot all live under some big government house. It cannot sustain itself.

I know this sounds juvenile. We have to address juveniles. Not just the actual ones, but those whose minds have not developed beyond that stage, either from groupthink or from a different heritage which does not understand.

We are dealing with a nation which is barely above the think level of babies.


5 posted on 01/26/2013 8:26:20 PM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Kaslin
Paul Ryan urges unity

Unity?

Let's put make this a sports metaphor. The QB on one team calls a huddle, and he says, "let's come together". And then we walks over to the defensive huddle, and says, "hey, let's come together and work for the same thing."

Ryan ain't no frickin' leader. He can't identify the enemy and effectively communicate that he is right and they are wrong and only one team needs to win.

I am not writing about a Republican team, but an American team with conservative values, as most Republicans have never had any values or principles and zero Democrats have either.

6 posted on 01/26/2013 8:31:27 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Kaslin

Looking back on it, I don’t think Ryan did well in his exchange with Biden though at the time I thought he was the marginal “winner”. Ryan is too much of a Boy Scout for politics, but he is likeable.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 8:33:14 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Kaslin

I may be wrong, but wasn’t Ryan just shilling for Rubio’s amnesty plan?


8 posted on 01/26/2013 8:48:46 PM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Theodore R.

that VP debate was really one of the more underrated moments of the campaign. Romney had all the momentum after the 1st debate and the dems were starting to panic. Ryan could have delivered a knockout blow. If he’d done the same thing Romney did in the first debate there’s a good chance Mitt’d be President right now.

Instead it was a draw at best and it stanched the bleeding and allowed Obama and the dems to regroup. You could even say Ryan choked. IMHO, Biden smoked him. Wasn’t even really that close.

But strangely, you never really heard anything about it. Especially in conservative media. It’s like the whole debate never happened.

I’d suggest to you that if the exact same situation had happened with a certain someone else that person would have immediately been blamed for the failure of the entire campaign and would have become the scapegoat for the whole thing.

Ryan, otoh, was totally absolved and got off scot-free


9 posted on 01/26/2013 9:19:39 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: sickoflibs

So prudence was what caused some of them to vote for the $60 Billion pork bill for Sandy?

Most of the Republicans that want ten years to balance the budget won’t be around in ten years so what do they care? The budget should be in balance by the next election or they should resign.

By the time Boner and Rubio get through making all the illegals citizens and adding them to the food stamp and Medicaid roles, it won’t make any difference anyway because there won’t be anything left to balance.


10 posted on 01/26/2013 9:19:54 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: vmivol00

What Amnesty plan??


11 posted on 01/26/2013 9:27:15 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: vmivol00

What Amnesty plan??

What about that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and the rats amnesty plan?


12 posted on 01/26/2013 9:29:11 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Grams A

With people like you it’s no wonder we don’t win.


13 posted on 01/26/2013 9:32:33 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: upchuck

Ryan’s the type to come up with a plan. I’m interested to see what he will produce in the future.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 10:06:15 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Kaslin

So what part exactly don’t you agree with?

Do you think it was okay to give $60 Billion dollars to the Sandy fund - much of it pork - with no corresponding expense cuts or the fact that it’s okay to take ten years to balance the budget - which won’t happen even then - or that it’s okay to allow all the perhaps 50 million people who are here illegally to become citizens?


15 posted on 01/26/2013 10:09:04 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: upchuck

I totally agree. Enough advice from the podium. Ryan needs to starts raising his voice as do all the others, and start fighting back with a vengeance.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 2:12:27 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Kaslin

This is all just hooie. The pubbies will never get power back with “leaders” like boehner and mc connel.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 3:27:16 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Kaslin

Forget Ryan. He is a Socialist pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty...which will cost taxpayers more to implement than ObamaCare.

We need Real Conservatives who will lead....not PhonyCons who prattle on


18 posted on 01/27/2013 6:26:00 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2982321/posts

Lots of other stories on Rubio’s amnesty plan.

Why not fix the current problems before inviting in a ton of new ones? The entitlement boom of amnesty will crush us....politically and financially.

Make no mistake, Rubio’s loyalty is to illegals and La Raza...not US citizens.

Zero and the Dems are well established in opposition to US citizens...everyone already knows that. Rubio and his CINO buddies just decided to join them.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 6:41:24 AM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Here is a repeat of my reply to you from another thread

It's because of people like you we lost the 2006 election. It's because of people like you that the rats will succeed in taking second amendment rights away from us

It's because of people like you who totally ignore that it is the rats that want amnesty for illegals, and not the republicans they will get it

Now learn something

20 posted on 01/27/2013 6:41:59 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Grams A; Liz; AuntB; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy
RE :” By the time Boner and Rubio get through making all the illegals citizens and adding them to the food stamp and Medicaid roles, it won’t make any difference anyway because there won’t be anything left to balance.

Correct.
Even worse is ‘path to vote’. Newt was on CBS FTN this morning once again claiming that the GOP must give in on that because of Hispanic voters, like all the others he never claims that illegals will vote for Republicans given the chance and no one asks him.
Once the GOP goes with giving them the vote you can bet that more preaching to the GOP to chance will follow,

Ryan was on NBC MTP this morning using pretty rhetoric about immigration reform without saying anything.

RE :” So prudence was what caused some of them to vote for the $60 Billion pork bill for Sandy?

That was Fear,
but since many of the ‘principled conservatives’ who voted against it voted FOR similar past pork hurricane aid bills when it gave money to their own districts I couldn't get worked up about it.

21 posted on 01/27/2013 8:30:55 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: All
Down on Main Street the citizenry still think there is a govt "of the people, by the people and for the people." Nonsense. The citizenry are a petty nuisance to Official Washington.

Pols represent themselves---the wealthy Permanent Political Class. Capitol Hill insiders are busy feathering their own nests----salivating over pages and pages of their holdings-----passing bills that increase their financial status.....w/ timeout for sex, trips, vacations, dining at five-star restaurants, and the like.

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REFERENCE A Fox-TV special showcased Offical Washington living large---Congressmen (and their extended families as high paid lobbyists), rolling in dough, sipping the finest wines, driving luxury cars. One citizen on a Carribean cruise, saw a luxury beachfront mansion--supposedly "owned" by VP Joe Biden's brother---Air Force Two is frequently seen flying in. (Biden is in charge of the hundreds of billions of federal stimulus.)

BOOK---THROW THEM ALL OUT (how Official Washington gets rich on insider deals) by Peter Schweitzer. BOOK REVIEW: the full story of the inside game in Washington shows how the permanent political class enriches itself at the expense of the rest of us.

(1) Insider trading is illegal on Wall Street, yet it is routine among members of Congress. (2) Normal individuals cannot get in on IPOs at the low asking price, but politicians do so routinely. (3) The Obama administration has been able to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to its supporters, ensuring yet more campaign donations. (4) An entire class of investors now makes all of its profits based on influence and access in Washington.

Author Schweitzer has doggedly researched mountains of financial records, tracking complicated deals and stock trades---and traced them back to Congressional briefings, votes on bills, and numerous profitable points of leverage used by cunning DC politicians. Official Washington has all its greedy fingers in the bloated federal budget pie.

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HERE'S HOW THE LOBBYING SCAM WORKS Sen Menendez (D-nj) is under FBI scritiny for partying with underaged prosties in the Third World---AND he mentored an illegal Peruvian sexual predator in his office on Capitol Hill.

Now, Senator' Menendez's live-in has a lobbying group. Anybody that wants Menendez's attention HAS to hire his live-ins lobbying group, where they are instructed where to send campaign contributions, tribute to the Senator......like sure-thing investment tips.

The SEC, FBI and the IRS might look at Sen Menendez's legislative initiatives and find a roadmap to (1) his campaign contributors, (2) the lobby income, (3) the investment portfolio in the gal-pal's name. The SEC, FBI and IRS need to determine the tax bite, income, and holdings of Menendez's gal-pal.

enforcement@SEC.gov
IRS toll free 1-800--829-1040
FBI TIPS PAGE https://tips.fbi.gov/

22 posted on 01/27/2013 9:16:20 AM PST by Liz
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