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Ryan Steps in Cooly to move GOP Forward
CNN ^ | 10/11/13 | Leigh Ann Caldwell

Posted on 10/11/2013 9:28:07 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue

For more than a week into a government shutdown, Paul Ryan kept a low profile amid the political uproar.

When he finally emerged, the time was ripe for someone with his conservative cred and fiscal bona fides to step in and try to corral his bucking Republican Party.

While a group of conservatives were driving the agenda in the quagmire over spending, Obamacare and the looming debt limit, Ryan dropped an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal outlining the Republican path forward.

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Thoughts? Pretty deftly handled if it has the suspected impact and even moreso, if he's going to run.
1 posted on 10/11/2013 9:28:07 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Don’t know who you’re working for, but around here we have Ryan’s number. Let him run for president of Mexico.


2 posted on 10/11/2013 9:30:05 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: TangledUpInBlue

The more Ryan sells out the American people, the better his press on CNN.


3 posted on 10/11/2013 9:30:35 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

ryan, rip.


4 posted on 10/11/2013 9:32:05 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Mamzelle

Hey,

I’m not really sure what you mean, but I’m just saying, it appears to be pretty savvy politics on his part.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 9:32:17 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Commie Noob Network=CNN


6 posted on 10/11/2013 9:32:49 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's foundinge fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Paul Ryan took obamacare off the table. He can drop dead!


7 posted on 10/11/2013 9:33:20 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: TangledUpInBlue
He's exposed himself to the base as a quisling, he'll have a hard time getting our respect back.

I hope he runs, right along with Jeb, Christie, and a dozen other RINO's. Splitting their vote would be a good thing for a change.

8 posted on 10/11/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

He’s a traitor to conservatives and a collaborator with the Democrats.

If he runs, he loses, hands down.

Just another version of the loser Mitt Romney.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 9:33:31 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
CNN using the word "Forward" means Backwards and Blindfolded into Commie Land.

10 posted on 10/11/2013 9:33:33 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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he’s kept a low profile because he has been in bed with that commie Zuckerberg hatching a scheme to pass amnesty and to destroy the country once and for all ...FUPR POS


11 posted on 10/11/2013 9:34:01 AM PDT by thestob (Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan are determined to destroy our country)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
I’m not really sure what you mean, but I’m just saying, it appears to be pretty savvy politics on his part.

Yeah...like being stabbed in the back with a stiletto instead of a machete

12 posted on 10/11/2013 9:34:16 AM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Abject surrender is “forward” to the enemy


13 posted on 10/11/2013 9:34:35 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: TangledUpInBlue

We don’t need savvy politics! Savvy politics is what killed rthis country!!! We need LEADERSHIP commited to doing what’s right for America...not what’s right for Paul Ryan’s next campaign. Drop Dead Ryan.


14 posted on 10/11/2013 9:34:54 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I’d like a little less savvy and a little more honor.


15 posted on 10/11/2013 9:35:13 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: TangledUpInBlue
I’m not really sure what you mean, but I’m just saying, it appears to be pretty savvy politics on his part.

Yeah, that whole supporting Amnesty is really savvy politics.

That whole refusing to support Ted Cruz in his fight against Obamacare shows real fortitude of Character, and Leadership.

Plug your brain in boy, you're spouting nonsense!
16 posted on 10/11/2013 9:35:20 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

There was a thread yesterday or the day before about Ryan bringing up means-testing for social security. An idea that will only antagonize older citizens.

On the other hand, fighting Obamacare openly is a win for Republicans, particularly as people become acquainted with it and the incompetent way it’s being handled. Virtually every sane individual will turn away from the Dems based on this train wreck.

This doesn’t seem ‘deft’ to me. Only stupid.


17 posted on 10/11/2013 9:35:32 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Lakeshark

“I hope he runs, right along with Jeb, Christie, and a dozen other RINO’s. Splitting their vote would be a good thing for a change.”

I guess the bigger question is why do these so-called conservatives decide they have to “switch” to a more mainstream approach to get elected? Especially when it never works??


18 posted on 10/11/2013 9:35:53 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Bookmark


19 posted on 10/11/2013 9:36:21 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: TangledUpInBlue; Lakeshark
I guess the bigger question is why do these so-called conservatives decide they have to “switch” to a more mainstream approach to get elected? Especially when it never works??

Nice pivot, but I'm not buying it.
20 posted on 10/11/2013 9:36:54 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
I’m not really sure what you mean, but I’m just saying, it appears to be pretty savvy politics on his part.

It's savvy if his next full-time gig involves becoming a political commentator on CNN. Otherwise, he just put the kibosh on his White House hopes, assuming he wants to run as the GOP nominee. That's assuming that his attacks on SS and Medicare haven't already erased his viability as a presidential candidate.

21 posted on 10/11/2013 9:38:43 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: pgkdan
Paul Ryan took obamacare off the table. He can drop dead!

Seems to be the role the GOP-E has for Ryan. During the campaign, they had him take the 47% off the table in his debate with Biden when he apologized for it. I mark that as the beginning of the end of the Romney campaign.

22 posted on 10/11/2013 9:40:47 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

So, Ryan is winning praise from CNN.


23 posted on 10/11/2013 9:41:02 AM PDT by Will88
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To: TangledUpInBlue
While a group of conservatives were driving the agenda in the quagmire over spending, Obamacare and the looming debt limit, Ryan dropped an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal outlining the Republican path forward.

Deft? You must be joking--or being paid!

Is that CNN or Ryan distancing himself from the Conservative position (or at CNN's characterization thereof)--or both?

HF

24 posted on 10/11/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

It’s the Washington culture. Ryan loves it more than common sense. He should go pay for his own time in the gym again..........what a phony he’s become.


25 posted on 10/11/2013 9:43:23 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Amnesty Paul, Leader of the Surrender Coalition


26 posted on 10/11/2013 9:46:06 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Too many influential Conservatives (of whom Ryan is only one) are doing too little.

It’s how we got into this jackpot in the first place!

How much time do they think we have, anyway???!!!

Who the he%$ do these people think they are being SO cavalier and casual with OUR futures and fortunes??? We didn’t elect them so they could go to Washington and play God with our lives!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 10/11/2013 9:46:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Ryan wants ObamaCare taken off the table but is championing screwing with SS and Medicare instead. He’s politically tone deaf.


28 posted on 10/11/2013 9:46:58 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: mojito

The more Ryan sells out the American people, the better his press on CNN.


Yep. Judge a man by both the friends he makes and the enemies he makes.

If CNN likes him...


29 posted on 10/11/2013 9:47:32 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: mojito
The more Ryan sells out the American people, the better his press on CNN.

You nailed it. Ryan is exactly the kind of "Republican maverick" those scumbags love.

30 posted on 10/11/2013 9:48:35 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lakeshark

Yeah, by “moving the GOP forward” CNN means truckling to the left,
so Paul can get some laundered gym towels. Fresh out of patience w/ GOP ‘squishes.’ All of them together aren’t worth one Cruz.


31 posted on 10/11/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's foundinge fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: mojito

Ryan has turned out to be a worthless weasel, hasn’t he?


32 posted on 10/11/2013 9:49:15 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. Al Stewart)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I’m not really sure what you mean, but I’m just saying, it appears to be pretty savvy politics on his part.


Michael Medved finally outed himself as one of the moderate quislings. I suspect he thinks this Ryan thing is just awesome too. I’ll have to listen on my way home tonight.


33 posted on 10/11/2013 9:50:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Especially when it never works??

That's the real puzzler.
My guess is the rats have stealthily infiltrated the consultant class.

34 posted on 10/11/2013 9:53:11 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TangledUpInBlue
click-> America the Beautiful......


35 posted on 10/11/2013 9:54:28 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: cuban leaf

Medved is chief spokesman for the surrender caucus. I used to turn on his radio show in the afternoons sometimes, but beginning with the Cruz filibsuter, he’s gone total jellyfish, complete coward. I cannot take Medved anymore.


36 posted on 10/11/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TangledUpInBlue
It's pure RINO myth to suggest that conservative approaches don't work, as history clearly has shown, and which is supported by the 40% of the voting populace that identifies with conservative principles, while only 20% identify as liberals.

The fashionable mainstream has mortgaged our children's and grand children's futures, from which they and we may not escape, absent war, starvations, destitution and pestilence, not to mention the destruction of their forefather's powerful country and its Constitution.

HF

37 posted on 10/11/2013 9:56:50 AM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: Mamzelle

Tangledupinblue

Member since May 29, 2013, rookie troll.


38 posted on 10/11/2013 9:59:30 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Ryan Steps in Cooly to move GOP Forward

Forward in the 2012 sense.


39 posted on 10/11/2013 10:00:23 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Lancey Howard

I met him at a KVI picnic and we actually got to talk for a while. I used to consider him the best person on talk radio. It was his crazy support of Romney VERY early in the game that got me wondering. Since then he has jumped many sharks right before my eyes. It’s ruined his show. Interestingly, I’ll now read a story during the day on FR that has non-democrats split and, when he mentions the issue on the show, he comes down on the side opposite mine every single time. I could win serious money betting on it.


40 posted on 10/11/2013 10:02:31 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: TangledUpInBlue
’m not really sure what you mean, but I’m just saying, it appears to be pretty savvy politics on his part.

Ryan is a low-life Statist pig. Do you think everything is politics?

Our Republic is being dismantled right before our eyes and this idiot Ryan thinks like a true Statist.

One has to be a fool to even consider Ryan a Conservative.

Ryan worships at the Alter of State Power.

Ryan voted for Medicare Part-D, No Child Left Behind, TARP, ethanol subsides and every bloated highway bill that came along.

No Conservative would ever cast such votes.

41 posted on 10/11/2013 10:05:40 AM PDT by sand88
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Ryan is positively BORING....he will go NOWHERE if he runs fr President.


42 posted on 10/11/2013 10:06:31 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Twotone

Bingo....opening up SS now is STUPID....we WERE winning on Obamacare....Ryan is a NITWIT.....he was a DISAPPOONTMENT as a VP candidate also.


43 posted on 10/11/2013 10:08:31 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Ryan has no creds with Conservatives.


44 posted on 10/11/2013 10:11:41 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: pgkdan
"Paul Ryan took obamacare off the table. He can drop dead!"

But he's still for amnesty!

45 posted on 10/11/2013 10:13:44 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Replace 'savvy' with ...turncoat and you've got it right.
46 posted on 10/11/2013 10:13:59 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Mamzelle

Another RINO barf alert.


47 posted on 10/11/2013 10:25:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Remember, Ryan is typical of the Beltway set, Republican or Democrat.

He never had a real job. He started out as a Washington staffer and the got elected, a common path these days for those who end up ruling us in Washington.

Never made a payroll.
Never served in the military.
Never had a project due date.
Never had to punch a timecard.

For these people, whatever works to advance them politically is what counts. They don’t give a damn for the American people or their institutions. They are not fighting for America, they are fighting for who gets to control the political spoils system funded by the taxpayers.


48 posted on 10/11/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Ryan Steps in Cooly to move GOP Forward

I'm not sure what Ryan actually stepped in...but "coolly" in the Queen's English is still spelled with two "l"s. :)

49 posted on 10/11/2013 10:28:35 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: oldbill

Very true indeed. And that’s what ticks me off most about many pols. Which is why I’m in favor of term limits. People like Strom Thurmond and McCain would never be around so damn long. Who knows what their replacements would be like, but still..........


50 posted on 10/11/2013 10:39:08 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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