Skip to comments.Ryan Steps in Cooly to move GOP Forward
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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Don’t know who you’re working for, but around here we have Ryan’s number. Let him run for president of Mexico.
The more Ryan sells out the American people, the better his press on CNN.
I’m not really sure what you mean, but I’m just saying, it appears to be pretty savvy politics on his part.
Commie Noob Network=CNN
Paul Ryan took obamacare off the table. He can drop dead!
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.
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.
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
Yeah...like being stabbed in the back with a stiletto instead of a machete
Abject surrender is “forward” to the enemy
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.
I’d like a little less savvy and a little more honor.
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.
“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??
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.
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.
So, Ryan is winning praise from CNN.
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?
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.
Amnesty Paul, Leader of the Surrender Coalition
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!!!!!!!!!!
Ryan wants ObamaCare taken off the table but is championing screwing with SS and Medicare instead. He’s politically tone deaf.
The more Ryan sells out the American people, the better his press on CNN.
If CNN likes him...
You nailed it. Ryan is exactly the kind of "Republican maverick" those scumbags love.
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.
Ryan has turned out to be a worthless weasel, hasn’t he?
Im not really sure what you mean, but Im just saying, it appears to be pretty savvy politics on his part.
That's the real puzzler.
My guess is the rats have stealthily infiltrated the consultant class.
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.
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.
Member since May 29, 2013, rookie troll.
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.
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.
Ryan is positively BORING....he will go NOWHERE if he runs fr President.
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.
Ryan has no creds with Conservatives.
But he's still for amnesty!
Another RINO barf alert.
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.
I'm not sure what Ryan actually stepped in...but "coolly" in the Queen's English is still spelled with two "l"s. :)
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..........