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Paul Ryan Heaps Praise On Hillary: If She Were President, Wed Have Fixed This Fiscal Mess
Mediate ^ | Sunday January 28, 2012

Posted on 01/27/2013 4:52:53 PM PST by Bigtigermike

Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press this afternoon, former GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) praised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and lamented that she did not win the presidency in 2008, as he believes that would lead to a better chance for deficit reduction today than under President Obama.

Host David Gregory showed Rep. Ryan video of Sec. Clinton speaking with him at the inaugural luncheon, which Ryan characterized as “chumming it up” over a variety of personal topics.

The congressman then praised Clinton: “Look, if we had a [Hillary] Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles as Chief of Staff of the White House or President of the United States, I think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now. That’s not the kind of presidency we’re dealing with right now.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: establishment; hillary; obama; paulryan
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To: RummyChick

A valid observation, I’m so damn sick of everyone pouncing on every dang one of OUR guys.

If I were a flaming lib, I’m be laughing my tail off, our side can’t come together on anything.


41 posted on 01/27/2013 6:27:07 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I once had great hopes for Ryan, now I learn he is a friggin dingbat.

I should have known better.


42 posted on 01/27/2013 6:30:37 PM PST by Venturer
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To: taildragger

Exactly. Before people start throwing him under the bus they should stop and think he has his reasons. Obama has made a career out of pitting people against each other. Ryan knows that the Clinton’s hang over everything he does. Ryan is just fomenting some good rivalry on their side for once.


43 posted on 01/27/2013 6:31:29 PM PST by paul544
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To: Bigtigermike

Scary is that on another thread we had someone defending Paul Ryan at all costs...and questioning whether he supported Illegal Alien Amnesty (Ryan does, he even said as much to Marco Rubio).

Folkks, Paul Ryan is not a Conservative. Wake up, people.


44 posted on 01/27/2013 6:49:06 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: AlexW

“The Republican party should just close up shop and merge with the Communist Dimocrap party.”

They Should...there’s really no difference anymore. Lets have a CONSERVATIVE Party, and the Democrats!


45 posted on 01/27/2013 6:52:08 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: livius

Agree...it was a brilliant rope-a-dope trap.


46 posted on 01/27/2013 6:54:44 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sorry..but on freeper only the second coming of Christ would be a conservative enough candidate...on second thought, hmmm, maybe not even Jesus or Moses.

and Ryan is right...Hillary would have gone Bill’s way, try to go center a little politically and thus less insane spending.


47 posted on 01/27/2013 6:56:54 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Jindal is absolutely correct, the R party is scary stupid.


48 posted on 01/27/2013 6:59:23 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: livius

Agree with your read.

Its no wonder nobama was able to beat us at every turn, our side can rapidly assemble the circular firing squad with astounding tunnel vision and little regard for the big picture.


49 posted on 01/27/2013 7:04:27 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Bigtigermike

I ‘ve already started against hiIllary! as the next president,


50 posted on 01/27/2013 7:13:09 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Venturer

You are exactly right.

Dingbat is the perfect term.

He’s growing more feminine, and chattery, and sort of liberal/nurturing/pansyish even as he sounds ever sillier.


51 posted on 01/27/2013 7:14:35 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Venturer

p.s.

Bobby Jindal was out there calling Republicans stupid (for all the wrong reasons) at the same time Ryan was heaping praise on Hillary.

Maybe these two candy-asses should declare their 2016 ticket immediately so we can get to work on drumming them out.


52 posted on 01/27/2013 7:18:57 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Bigtigermike

Hillary: “ So I’ve got a lot of ideas, I just obviously can’t propose them all. I can’t afford them all. The country can’t afford them all.”

hmm I also have a lot of ideas. But they involve cutting government spending so we can afford them all.


53 posted on 01/27/2013 7:20:08 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Thanksgiving!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Paul must be low on cocktail invites from the beltway, and he’s trying to get back on the list....


54 posted on 01/27/2013 7:22:16 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: taildragger

” IMHO this was a dig to get under the malignant narcissist skin... Let’s see if it does... “

OK but he should please not try to get under OUR skin.


55 posted on 01/27/2013 7:23:22 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Thanksgiving!)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

What is wrong with the idiots “on our side”!!?


56 posted on 01/27/2013 7:24:13 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Folkks, Paul Ryan is not a Conservative. Wake up, people.”

He still has a pretty good record. Just because he doesn’t sound like Allen West or Michelle Bachmann doesn’t mean he’s not a conservative.


57 posted on 01/27/2013 7:27:43 PM PST by ari-freedom (I need to change my tagline.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Hillary is a socialist! I know that he was trying to ding Obama but this is dumb plain and simple

Hillary is a self identified Communitarian

That is the politically correct term for COMMUNIST.


58 posted on 01/27/2013 7:34:27 PM PST by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Whether you agree or disagree with Ryan I would guess it's his way of trying to stir up trouble by playing both ends against the middle.

He may be making a mistake, then again?

59 posted on 01/27/2013 7:48:44 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: RoosterRedux
Let's honor those who will try to lead the conservative side.

I am sure you feel the same way about Sarah Palin's efforts too, right?

Ryan is a good ideas guy on the conservative side. I would not try to call him a RINO. The GOP establishment likes him too, because he does not challenge their wrong track.

60 posted on 01/27/2013 8:02:37 PM PST by Moorings
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