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Paul Ryan Returns to Iowa
National Review ^ | Jully 18 2013 | Robert Costa

Posted on 07/18/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT by iowamark

Des Moines, Iowa — Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee, will headline a prominent Republican dinner in Iowa this fall, a visit that is sure to stoke talk of a potential presidential bid.

According to Iowa governor Terry Branstad, Ryan will deliver the keynote speech at the governor’s birthday party in November. Last year, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida spoke at the event.

Branstad, in an interview at his capitol office, says he’s excited to welcome back Ryan to the Hawkeye State. “He’s a key player in the House and I like him a lot,” he says. “I enjoyed campaigning with him last year. He’s a good guy.”

Branstad says his birthday bash will be held at Adventureland, a theme park in Altoona, Iowa. It’s famous for its fried food, water rides, and the Tornado, a large wooden roller coaster.

Ryan’s appearance will be his first in Iowa, the home of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, since the election. Until now, he has avoided making trips that would hint at a possible run...

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Iowa; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; aliens; amnesty; florida; ia2016; illegals; immigration; iowa; marcorubio; paulryan; ryan2016; terrybranstad; wisconsin
DM Register: 2016 Watch
...Just this week, Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, of Texas, and Rand Paul, of Kentucky, are attending political events in the state. In August, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator and the 2012 caucuses winner, will visit. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., headlined Branstad’s birthday bash last year.

Business personality Donald Trump is also scheduled to attend a social conservative event in August.

All are thought to be considering presidential runs.

1 posted on 07/18/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

NO RETREADS!


2 posted on 07/18/2013 3:59:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: iowamark

No amnesty pimps


3 posted on 07/18/2013 4:01:48 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: iowamark

SORRY,KID...NO SALE!

We're on to you now.

4 posted on 07/18/2013 4:01:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: iowamark
Ryan's political stock with the base has plummeted since he:

a) proved himself to be a complete bore in the campaign;
b) came out for gay adoption (?!?!?!?!); and
c) IS TRYING TO SPEARHEAD AMNESTY IN THE HOUSE!

5 posted on 07/18/2013 4:02:29 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: iowamark

He’s the same kind of pathological liar as Rubio.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 4:02:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: iowamark

Did he ever get the correct time for his marathon run? That big whopper was/is a give away for the mentality he possess.


7 posted on 07/18/2013 4:03:13 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: dfwgator; iowamark

I am a pretty big Ryan fan, and was very happy he was picked to be VP. But he is tainted by his association with Mittens.. Still a good guy, but I’d rather he go make a difference in congress.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 4:03:41 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: iowamark
Paul is so 2012....
9 posted on 07/18/2013 4:05:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: iowamark

Unfortunately, many had hope for Rubio
who turned out to be an Amnesty-Pimp
from the Romney-Rove wing of ‘conservative’ Impostors.


10 posted on 07/18/2013 4:08:22 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: iowamark

After his amnesty push, he should continue to do so.
11 posted on 07/18/2013 4:09:26 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: iowamark

Iowa!! Why not Mexico?


12 posted on 07/18/2013 4:12:19 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ditto.... They must all get dipped in the corruption tank. Have never been so disgusted with GOP politicians in all my life. This country is going to hell.


13 posted on 07/18/2013 4:12:31 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: iowamark

Between his pimping for amnesty and his support for homo adoption, I can say with vociferous certainty that there is no way in hell Ryan will ever get my vote.

In fact, as much as I loathed and distrusted Romney, I think I have even more anger and irritation towards Ryan, as he was so duplicitously sold as the ‘sturdy/conservative’ balance to the ticket. Played us for suckers, the whole rancid ticket. Just as bad as Marco “Judas Goat” Rubio. Just thinking about it all makes me want to put my fist through the wall! Damn these backstabbing bastards!


14 posted on 07/18/2013 4:13:42 PM PDT by greene66
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To: House Atreides

Iowa is home to many meatpacking plants and farms where lots of illegals are employed.


15 posted on 07/18/2013 4:17:55 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: MrShoop

I liked him also....BUT...his IMMIGRATION stance is changing that.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 4:22:28 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: demkicker

Double-dog Dittos! I’m convinced that there is something in the air or water in DC that corrupts everyone — even those who go there with good intentions and high morals. Maybe it is ooze emanating from the walls of congress due to the RAT-lib-commies being in power for so many years.


17 posted on 07/18/2013 4:24:50 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: iowamark

he can stay there for all i care.


18 posted on 07/18/2013 4:28:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Yossarian

Rinos are no longer an endangered species.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 4:28:42 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: iowamark
Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee, will headline a prominent Republican dinner in Iowa this fall

I wonder if the servers of this dinner will be able to speak English.

20 posted on 07/18/2013 4:29:05 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: Polyxene

They are all threatened and I really believe bodily harm is threatened to them & their families as well. It’s like this country is run by the Wizzards of Oz - with OZ as the most evil masterminds we can imagine.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 4:31:57 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: iowamark

Does Iowa have toaster large enough to take 6 footers?


22 posted on 07/18/2013 4:32:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: iowamark

Paul Ryan, the Incredible Shrinking Man


23 posted on 07/18/2013 4:36:47 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: iowamark

“Keep walking mister!” Amy Bouzaglo


24 posted on 07/18/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Yossarian
Ryan's political stock with the base has plummeted since he:

a) proved himself to be a complete bore in the campaign;

b) came out for gay adoption (?!?!?!?!); and

c) IS TRYING TO SPEARHEAD AMNESTY IN THE HOUSE!

That!

25 posted on 07/18/2013 4:40:05 PM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: goodnesswins
what's wrong with his Amnnesy?

all it will do is give amnesty to 30 million illegals.

then those 30 million can bring in 5 family members from the 3rd world.. all these invaders will vote for democrats. democrats will then have absolute power to achieve their goal of turning the USA into a communist state.

communism can be fun, you can pretend to work ,and then stand in line all day or months to receive terrible quality “products” that are rationed by gov bureaucrats if they feel like it. you might get a loaf of bread if you fill out a 10 page form explaining why you need it and why you are not a conservative. you can wait a couple of months for gov to process your request , all the red tape and "efficiency " of gov . sure you don't have freedom to own anything but your gov masters know what is best for you. well democrat voters believe this though. I don't believe this and communism is hell on Earth.

primary Ryan and Rubio , 2 traitors

26 posted on 07/18/2013 4:40:47 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: iowamark

Wow.. Isn’t Ryan the guy “Democrats are pinning their hopes on”?
It was a Drudge headline just yesterday.

I know there’s plenty of time yet, but I sure hope a genuine conservative steps up before scum like Ryan, Christie, and Jeb Bush start getting referred to by the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms as “front runners”.


27 posted on 07/18/2013 4:43:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dfwgator
Ryan had his day in the sun....

Now...get out of the way...

28 posted on 07/18/2013 4:54:53 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: iowamark

Ryan was done, as was the Romney campaign, when he apologized for the 47% comment at the beginning of the VP debate. He has steadily and consistently moved downward since.


29 posted on 07/18/2013 5:16:58 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: iowamark

Paul Ryan Returns to Iowa

________________________

What for?

You have zero support

You threw away your base on immigration.

bu-bye


30 posted on 07/18/2013 7:24:54 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: MrShoop

ryan is as credible as rubio - ie:They Are Not!


31 posted on 07/19/2013 9:34:32 AM PDT by Blackhawk45 (The 2nd Amendment - the only ccw you need!!.)
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To: All; DungeonMaster

His budget was stupendous.

But, most everything since has been a disappointment.

Amnesty was the last straw, a complete and utter disaster. He might as well BE an illegal alien for all I care.

Paul Ryan is dead to me now. And that’s a friggin’ shame.

Pauly, we hardly knew ya. Until we did.


32 posted on 07/19/2013 10:40:13 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: MrShoop
From what I can see, Mittens was tainted by him........

"Mittens" was THE ONLY GOP CANDIDATE to disavow amnesty, who never pandered about race, and never took his eye off the insanity of the so called "dream act".

Sorry, I'm not a Romney fan, but on this one issue, illegal immigration, he was the only candidate who was solid.

Ryan........he's shown himself to be a fraud, let him pay for weightlifting on his own nickel from now on. Send him home......

33 posted on 07/19/2013 10:45:04 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: iowamark
Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee, will headline a prominent Republican dinner in Iowa this fall, a visit that is sure to stoke talk of a potential presidential bid

Not just no...HELL NO
34 posted on 07/19/2013 11:00:57 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: newgeezer

Are ya ready to stay home in 2014 yet?


35 posted on 07/19/2013 3:44:35 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (Allister Crowley would feel so at home in America today. "World's most average gay")
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To: DungeonMaster
Are ya ready to stay home in 2014 yet?

I'll write-in a dark horse conservative before I'll give any consideration to staying home. Wouldn't want to be mistakenly identified with the typically apathetic, lazy, clueless American non-voters.

36 posted on 07/24/2013 10:57:39 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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