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Paul Ryan Takes a Step Toward House Speakership
National Journal ^ | 12/12/13 | Tim Alberta

Posted on 12/13/2013 9:44:40 AM PST by jimbo123

Paul Ryan's presidential prospects may have dimmed this week, but his future on Capitol Hill has never looked brighter.

The budget compromise he struck with Sen. Patty Murray, which passed the House on a lopsided 332-94 vote Thursday, had conservative activists and outside groups howling. That might one day curb Republican enthusiasm for Paul Ryan the presidential candidate.

But inside the dome, overwhelming support for Paul Ryan the policymaker—even from those voting against his proposal—armed him with a major legislative victory and a reputation as a bipartisan consensus-builder. That means bigger things may be on the horizon.

"Paul did astonishingly well. He was at a profound disadvantage in those negotiations, and I think he did amazingly well," said Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican who ultimately opposed the agreement.

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Looks like he's the designated hitter for passing Amnesty, too.
1 posted on 12/13/2013 9:44:40 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Not so fast, b&tchboy. Ryan has betrayed uas. He deserves nothing.


2 posted on 12/13/2013 9:49:38 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: jimbo123

Ryan would be a vast improvement over what we have to day.

My guess is that Boehner will try as hard as he can to pass amnesty, will take all the hits and then will retire next year to a quiet villa somewhere down in Mexico.


3 posted on 12/13/2013 9:51:03 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: jimbo123

In fact, I don’t even think he should be in the House. He is deserving of his nickname because he is Patty Murray’s b****


4 posted on 12/13/2013 9:51:09 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: jimbo123

He sold us out to the other side, and that’s referenced as him negotiating very well. I’m sure Harry Ried, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama agree.

I sure hope he doesn’t get to negotiate Hawaii’s and Guam’s fate with China.


5 posted on 12/13/2013 9:52:12 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Zero = zero)
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To: jimbo123

We are officially screwed if they get amnesty. NO to Ryan.


6 posted on 12/13/2013 9:52:52 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: jimbo123

Sorry. No sale.


7 posted on 12/13/2013 9:53:13 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Ryan would be a vast improvement over what we have to day.

Yeah, he has better control over his tear ducts. Otherwise, same old same old.

8 posted on 12/13/2013 9:54:12 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: jimbo123

I dont see Ryan as much of an improvement. Just rearrangement of deck chairs. We need a strong leader in that position. Neither Ryan nor Boehner have any balls.


9 posted on 12/13/2013 9:54:14 AM PST by plain talk
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Uh, right.

Then again a steaming pile of dog shit would be a vast improvement over Boehner.

Maybe we need to set our sights a bit higher? Say, bring back Newt Gingrich to be House Speaker? Seriously. No one has to be a member of Congress to be named Speaker, or have you forgotten that point?


10 posted on 12/13/2013 9:54:37 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jimbo123

He’s dead to me.


11 posted on 12/13/2013 9:54:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ColdOne

This must be halted. We need to nominate someone who actually represents us for Speaker. STEVE KING!!!!!


12 posted on 12/13/2013 9:56:44 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: jimbo123

See ????, a replacement for Bohner being groomed ......Paul Ryan

Dont forget his balanced budget resolution.


13 posted on 12/13/2013 9:57:12 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Howie66

It seems those replying on this thread seem to forget, that we, the electorate have no say so in who is elected SOH. Zip, nada, nothing. We are so screwed!


14 posted on 12/13/2013 9:57:34 AM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: jimbo123

Lightweight collectivist gang-member Murray eviscerated the wannabe-vp, rolled-over, budget clown. Paint some tears on your face clown. The House Lootership awaits you, budget guy. Check$ and Balance$ of plunderers.

http://www.usdebtclock.org


15 posted on 12/13/2013 10:00:00 AM PST by PGalt
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To: jimbo123

Look up “disappointment” in the Webster and you’ll see a picture of Ryan.


16 posted on 12/13/2013 10:04:04 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: jimbo123

When was the last time a speaker of the house was elected president?..................

Don’t take too long to answer.............


17 posted on 12/13/2013 10:06:31 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Catsrus

You can phone your congressman and get them to support Steve King for Speaker.


18 posted on 12/13/2013 10:06:50 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: jimbo123

He's toast.

19 posted on 12/13/2013 10:07:30 AM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
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To: jimbo123
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20 posted on 12/13/2013 10:22:57 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: jimbo123

He’s a dirtbag - no doubt. He got his pants whipped off in the election because he was a miserable salesman for his product and now he’s trying to change the product line, since he can’t alter his personality.

I really can’t stand this guy anymore. He’s right up there with Linda Graham, Juan McCain, Conyers, Cantor, Boehner et al.

Defintely NOT an improvement.


21 posted on 12/13/2013 10:24:35 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: jimbo123

We need a tactician that has genetic traits of a bulldog.


22 posted on 12/13/2013 10:25:47 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: jimbo123

Sell out conservatives...check


23 posted on 12/13/2013 10:35:52 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: jimbo123

Ryan is the next boy who has been groomed to Infiltrate all that is American and convert it to Ash. But the sheeple will never get it.


24 posted on 12/13/2013 10:54:36 AM PST by Revel
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To: jimbo123

Could ANYONE guess how much the Vichy Republicans would grovel at the feet of their Democratic ideologues if FreeRepublic didn’t exist? With this capitulation of Ryan and Boehner we have truly entered a one party system


25 posted on 12/13/2013 11:00:40 AM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: jimbo123

I look forward to his demise and his defeat. ryan is not worthy to serve anyone but leftists.


26 posted on 12/13/2013 11:08:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: COBOL2Java

“Ryan would be a vast improvement over what we have to day”.

“Yeah, he has better control over his tear ducts. Otherwise, same old same old”.
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^^^^^^ Exactly my take.

But then, I was not enamored w/ Ryan as the VP choice...so I’ve not exactly fallen off the Ryan wagon...as I was never on said wagon.

If the GOPe go for ‘immigration reform’...Katie bar the doors...that’s not going to end pretty for any of those guys/gals.


27 posted on 12/13/2013 11:20:15 AM PST by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: jimbo123

From Boehner to Ryan—out of the frying pan, into the fire.

A pox on both of these Big Government jerks.


28 posted on 12/13/2013 11:26:29 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Cyman

Please...Even you don’t believe your drivel or you wouldn’t have added the last sentence. Free Republic in its latest iteration is a shadow of its former self. Most of the conservatives I encounter have never heard of Free Republic.


29 posted on 12/13/2013 11:26:33 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The orange drunk will retire to Jamaica with his rasta son-in-law and smoke ganja and drink whiskey until he meets ted kennedy at his ultimate retirement destination.


30 posted on 12/13/2013 11:31:26 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Ryan would be a vast improvement over what we have to day.

In what alternative universe would Paul Ryan be an improvement over the insufferable quisling appeaser who now runs the House?

Did you not notice that he just rolled over for Pelosi, Reid, and Obama? Geeeez......

31 posted on 12/13/2013 11:37:40 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Not an improvement

Let me guess, that suck up from North Texas would move up too?


32 posted on 12/13/2013 11:38:50 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Viennacon

Unfortunately, my congressman votes with bonehead on most everything. Another useless RINO.


33 posted on 12/13/2013 11:38:53 AM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: jimbo123

At the rate Ryan is going the job he is campaigning for will be Minority Leader.


34 posted on 12/13/2013 11:47:00 AM PST by lodi90
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I will say at least Ryan is a coherent sell out, as opposed
to bubble mouth Boehner.

Also, you bring up a good point, on Boehner Amnesty. Boehner taking the lead on Amnesty and then perhaps retire does relieves Ryan from having to lead on that battle, even if he will certainly vote for it. There is a small but real difference, I’m thinking.


35 posted on 12/13/2013 12:05:10 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Viennacon
STEVE KING!!!!!

AMEN! he's my rep and I love him to death! He'd make a GREAT speaker!

36 posted on 12/13/2013 12:14:17 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (OCare: 500 million lines of code (it took just 500 thousand lines of code to send a rover to Mars))
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To: jimbo123

Yup. That’s what he was promised all right.


37 posted on 12/13/2013 12:28:47 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: GeronL
Let me guess, that suck up from North Texas would move up too?

Huh? Who are you talking about?

38 posted on 12/13/2013 12:41:00 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

What’s his name... one of Boneheads sycophants

is it Pete Sessions or Hensarling or something?


39 posted on 12/13/2013 12:43:42 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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one of Boneheads sycophants is it Pete Sessions or Hensarling or something?

Probably Jeb Hensarling. I don't know a lot about the guy, but he's been on the Hill for a long time now. Others have remarked here that he's little more than an establishment foot soldier.

40 posted on 12/13/2013 12:52:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jimbo123

How does someone in the majority have a “profound disadvantage” in the negotiations? Pathetic.


41 posted on 12/13/2013 1:06:03 PM PST by Joshua (Jimmy is the reason for this)
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To: jimbo123

The next speaker should be Steve King.


42 posted on 12/13/2013 2:24:53 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: bigfootbob

So you just hang around to harass others then?


43 posted on 12/13/2013 2:28:17 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Ryan's perfect for the Gelded Old Party!


44 posted on 12/13/2013 2:31:11 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: jimbo123

Ryan is headed for the unemployment line.


45 posted on 12/13/2013 3:29:47 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Howie66
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a "capital" idea ...


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46 posted on 12/13/2013 4:42:21 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ryan is a liar. Boehner is a liar. Obama is a liar. Pelosi is a dumbsh^t and a liar. What’s to choose from? The guy who lies to my enemy and me is not a liar?


47 posted on 12/13/2013 4:44:52 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: ColdOne
We are officially screwed if they get amnesty. NO to Ryan.

They vote for Amnesty, can you imagine how many of us will stay home in 14'? Nevermind how many who stayed home because of Romney wasn't the real deal for a host of reasons in 12' that will be a flippin' cake-walk compared to what 14' will be.... Their flirting with disaster....

48 posted on 12/13/2013 4:45:59 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Fledermaus

If that’s what it takes to turn this place back to an activist site rather than a coffee klatch for whiners, you bet!


49 posted on 12/13/2013 5:26:05 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: jimbo123; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Paul Ryan ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


50 posted on 12/14/2013 3:07:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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