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Romney to announce running mate Saturday morning in Virginia (Paul Ryan strong possibility)
Fox News Alert ^ | 10 Aug 12 | FoxNews - Cameron

Posted on 08/10/2012 8:07:33 PM PDT by xzins

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To: smoothsailing

A McDonnell pick would just keep the Chick-Fil-A type stuff going and going and going, which it is abundantly clear that Romney has no interest in.

And McDonnell’s thesis would be used to continue to hammer away at female support for Romney.


151 posted on 08/10/2012 9:46:36 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Sarah Barracuda; All

Twitterfeed - Romney Ryan - it’s going wild

http://twitter.com/#!/search/romney%20ryan

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Philip Rucker ;@PhilipRucker

On the Romney-Ryan bromance that was sparked on the Wisconsin trail back in early April: http://wapo.st/HVyklk
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4m Dominique Sachse Dominique Sachse @dominiquesachse

Rep Paul Ryan it is. #NBC confirms it based on 3 sources. Romney camp will speak tomorrow about VP running mate.
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4m Larry Sabato Larry Sabato @LarrySabato

Remember when Paul Ryan fooled Romney with WI primary appearance before an empty room? Romney liked it.
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152 posted on 08/10/2012 9:47:40 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Ain’t that the truth .. LOL ..


153 posted on 08/10/2012 9:48:54 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: xzins
From Catholic Vote today:

Paul Ryan, Representative from Wisconsin's 1st District  

Life
Co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Voted to amend the health care law so that no federal funds may be used to pay for any part of any healthcare plan that offers abortion coverage.

Voted for the Abortion Pain Bill and the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

Voted to prohibit partial birth abortion.

Marriage
Voted for a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Voted against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Religious liberty
Voted for the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999.

On the HHS mandate: “This is much, much bigger than about contraception. This is about religious freedom, First Amendment rights, and how this progressive philosophy of fungible rights of a living breathing constitution really clashes and collides with these core rights that we built our society and country around.”

Embryonic life
Voted against the Stem Cell Research Act of 2007, which would have required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research on embryonic stem cells.

Voted in favor of developing methods to produce stem cells without using human embryos.

School choice
Voted in favor for school vouchers in Washington, D.C.


154 posted on 08/10/2012 9:49:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Fantastic .. and AMEN!!


155 posted on 08/10/2012 9:50:27 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: smoothsailing
Catholic Vote on Bob McConnell today:

Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia 

Life
During 15 years as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, McDonnell supported 35 bills to restrict abortion. McDonnell opposes abortion with no exceptions.

Signed a bill requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds on women before they can receive abortions.

Helped lead the effort in the House to prohibit late-term partial birth abortion and successfully fought to enact parental notification and informed consent laws.

Marriage
Chief sponsor and author of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Religious liberty
Signed into law a proposal to provide faith-based adoption and foster care agencies explicit conscience protections so that they will not be required to place children with homosexual couples.

Gov. McDonnell said on CNN that the HHS mandate was a “great expansion” of the federal government’s powers. “If it does not respect individual religious views and makes groups or individuals do things which are contrary to their deeply-help religious beliefs, there’s going to be a visceral negative reaction.”

Embryonic life
Proposed a budget amendment in Virginia to ban taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.

School choice
“More school choices for parents and students mean more accountability and greater achievement. A child’s educational opportunity should be determined by her intellect and work ethic, not by her ZIP Code.”

Proposed tax credits for private businesses that contribute to a scholarship fund for children from low-income families to attend private schools.



156 posted on 08/10/2012 9:52:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Strategerist

The thing that is so great about Ryan is that he will refocus the campaign like a laser beam back on the economy. That’s Obama’s worse nightmare and he’ll live it every day from now until Nov. 6th! LOL! GO RYAN!!!


157 posted on 08/10/2012 9:54:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: All; STARWISE
OK .. what are the downsides of Ryan? Would really like an informed opinion

He has never run a business. He has no executive experience, no state or local experience either. In fact, other than spending most of his adult life in the House he hasn't done a lot except work for relatives.

He's only 42. He never served his country.

His wife is a tax attorney.

His father (when Paul was 16), grandfather and great grandfather all died of heart attacks in their 50s.

He's been Obama's whipping boy since Republicans captured the House. He was "featured" throwing grandma over a cliff in a New York race over the Mediscare reform plan. This will not go over well in MUST WIN FL.

Neither man has foreign policy experience so Ryan offers nothing there.

He won't help Romney win Wisconsin.

Ryan is smart and articulate but lacks the kind of depth in experience you'd expect from a modern running mate.

If he's the choice, I'm baffled and I say this as someone who likes Paul Ryan.

158 posted on 08/10/2012 9:58:15 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: smoothsailing

You are so right...if the Dems want to tear apart Ryan’s economic plan...have at it!

The economy, economy, economy.

As long as its the topic...we win!!


159 posted on 08/10/2012 10:02:45 PM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: qam1

GenX ping. ;)


160 posted on 08/10/2012 10:06:01 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: newzjunkey

“He never served his country” If you mean that he hasn’t served in the military, then I guess John Adams and Thomas Jefferson never served their country either. If it wasn’t for WWII, President Reagan would’ve never worn a uniform either.


161 posted on 08/10/2012 10:12:20 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: newzjunkey

If you’re someone who likes Paul Ryan, I’d hate to see your list if you didn’t like him ;)


162 posted on 08/10/2012 10:13:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (VP pick supposedly at 8:45 am ET. 12 August 2012 Norfolk, VA.)
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To: weston

I expect we’ll see a good sized bump in the polls for Romney/Ryan within a week.

It’s a smart choice. Of all the people Romney could have chosen, Ryan is the one who will actually drive Obama nuts! HA!


163 posted on 08/10/2012 10:15:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: STARWISE
Thanks, that April piece helps explain why Ryan could be the choice: personal chemistry.
164 posted on 08/10/2012 10:17:33 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

Thank you.


165 posted on 08/10/2012 10:22:01 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Lou Budvis
“He never served his country” If you mean that he hasn’t served in the military

Yes, that's what I meant; it's the usual phrase. It's an important issue, for many, whether a Presidential or VP candidate is a vet. Romney isn't, neither are his children. Ryan is not and his children are too young.

166 posted on 08/10/2012 10:22:31 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

It’s barely an issue. As I said, but for WWII President Reagan would’ve never been in the military. Calvin Coolidge was never in the military. Lincoln was nominally in the militia.


167 posted on 08/10/2012 10:38:37 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: newzjunkey; smoothsailing; hope; All

Excerpt:

April 26, 2012
Rep. Paul Ryan discusses his Catholic faith and his budget at Georgetown University

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House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) recent comments — that his budget was inspired by his Catholic faith — has proven controversial.

Thursday morning, Ryan sought to clarify his comments, delivering a speech titled, “America’s Enduring Promise,” at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute’s 2012 Whittington Lecture.

Here is a key excerpt which specifically addresses how his faith influences his politics:

… Of course there can be differences among faithful Catholics on this.

The work I do as a Catholic holding office conforms to the social doctrine as best I can make of it. What I have to say about the social doctrine of the Church is from the viewpoint of a Catholic in politics applying my understanding to the problems of the day.

Serious problems like those we face today require charitable conversation. Civil public dialogue goes to the heart of solidarity, the virtue that does not divide society into classes and groups but builds up the common good of all.

The overarching threat to our whole society today is the exploding federal debt. The Holy Father, Pope Benedict, has charged that governments, communities, and individuals running up high debt levels are “living at the expense of future generations” and “living in untruth.”

We in this country still have a window of time before a debt-fueled economic crisis becomes inevitable. We can still take control before our own needy suffer the fate of Greece. How we do this is a question for prudential judgment, about which people of good will can differ.

If there was ever a time for serious but respectful discussion, among Catholics as well as those who don’t share our faith, that time is now.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/26/rep-paul-ryan-discusses-catholic-faith-and-his-budget-at-georgetown-university/#ixzz23DHlJUzo

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It’s a pay-as-you-go system where earlier investors, or, say, taxpayers, get a positive rate of return... and later investors, or taxpayers, get a negative rate of return,” he said, according to a partial transcript. “And so ... that is how those schemes work. The point is, unless you fix this problem, it’s going to get much worse.”

And how would Ryan make Social Security financially sustainable? By gradually raising the eligibility age, tying the benefits for more wealthy recipients to inflation and offering workers under the age of 55 the option of investing some of their taxes into personal retirement accounts.

Say what you will about Ryan’s willingness to take on sacrificial lambs, he is not shy about pushing controversial proposals — and that’s a rarity in Washington.

“He is a guy without guile, without pretense. He likes to hang out with actuaries for relaxation,” conservative commentator and CNN analyst Bill Bennett said in an interview. Ryan worked for Bennett at Empower America.

And there’s more to Ryan than the D.C. wonk. He’s also a hunter who can target elk with a bow and arrow. And he’s an exercise buff — when in Washington, he works out each morning with some of his congressional colleagues using a grueling fitness routine called P90X. One favorite pastime: trekking the Colorado Rockies.

His devotion to fitness was spurred by the early death of his father at age 55 when Ryan was 16.

“I basically had to learn to sink and swim,” he recalled. “I did a lot of growing up very fast. And it made me take stock of who I am, what kind of person I want to be. It made me, I would say, very initiative-prone — live life to its fullest because you never know how long it is going to last.”

Ryan was pushed again this summer to run for the Republican presidential nomination by assorted GOP luminaries. His answer: No, not yet.

“I think there are other good people who can do this job,” he told CNN. “But there are not other good people who can raise my kids.”

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-09-26/politics/politics_gop-paul-ryan_1_ryan-plan-paul-ryan-government-spending/3?_s=PM:POLITICS


168 posted on 08/10/2012 10:40:24 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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169 posted on 08/10/2012 10:53:54 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Of anyone in politics today, I think Ryan is about as close to Reagan as we could possibly get.

LOL. Ryan is very far from Reagan's Conservatism.

Ryan is not a bad pick for Romney. Ryan is strictly a technocrat. He is fluid in the machinations of policy and he can "sound" conservative when needed.

To compare Ryan to Reagan is an insult.

Remember, Ryan voted for Medicare Part-D, no Child Left behind, ethanol subsidies and other things for which Reagan would never cast a vote.

Ryan's budget proposals can best be called timid. While I think Ryan is a good guy, I don't think he knows or can acknowledge what is truly needed to turn our Republic towards Liberty.

170 posted on 08/10/2012 11:20:25 PM PDT by sand88
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To: smoothsailing; DarthVader
Carl Cameron also mentioning Va. Gov. Bob MCDonnell as possibility since the announcement is being made in Norfolk, Va. tomorrow at 9 AM.

Gov McDonnell is the smart choice and the best choice by far.

171 posted on 08/11/2012 1:02:43 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Revolting cat!

Romney-SHEMP 2012.


172 posted on 08/11/2012 1:21:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: manc
...they are staunch republicans but don’t trust Ryan...

They will have to be convinced if it *is* Ryan....it is absurd to think Ryan is going to take away their Medicare.

The plan he created changes NOTHING for anyone over 50 or 55...

Ryan may also put Wisconsin (and perhaps Minnesota?) very much in play.

173 posted on 08/11/2012 2:44:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: lodi90

Where do people get the idea that Portman would be a disaster for conservatives?

Portman has a very conservative voting record. He’s always been a social conservative as well, coming from the Ohio 2d district that almost requires it.

What the worst thing that Portman has done in your mind?


174 posted on 08/11/2012 3:01:06 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: newzjunkey
It's an insane pick, a gift to Obama's campaign strategists.

Question: who in the heck would be the purer-than-snow, can't-be-attacked, going-to-satisfy-everyone, candidate or VP candidate?

I've been reading all the "lack of purity" hokum since the campaign season opened and still cannot figure out exactly who the Conservative-Knight-In-Shining-Armor-Who-Can-Save-America-And-Please-Everyone is. It's pretty obvious that whoever this person might be has never run for the office.

175 posted on 08/11/2012 4:03:04 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Salvation; STARWISE; musicman

Fox and Friends confirms Paul Ryan as runnig mate.


176 posted on 08/11/2012 5:03:02 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: STARWISE

BTT


177 posted on 08/11/2012 5:44:38 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Salvation; P-Marlowe

One pro-life agency said of Paul Ryan and his time in Congress that he is one of the few who has never voted against any of their positions on legislation. He has never cast anything other than a pro-life vote on legislation, amendments, etc. That’s a commendable record no matter who you are.

So, if Ryan had been our nominee, I would have gladly supported him.

And not just in pro-life areas but also in other areas important to social conservatives. He is solid in every area in the social/fiscal arena with a 92% lifetime ACU rating.


178 posted on 08/11/2012 7:11:29 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: newzjunkey
“It's an insane pick, a gift to Obama’s campaign strategists”

Huh?

179 posted on 08/11/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: newzjunkey
He has never run a business. He has no executive experience, no state or local experience either. In fact, other than spending most of his adult life in the House he hasn't done a lot except work for relatives.

He's only 42. He never served his country.”

ObaMugabe is going to attack Paul Ryan on Ryan not having executive experience and on not “having served his country” in the military?? Is this the same ObaMugabe who had ZERO executive experience when he was elected, and hasn't even come close to serving in the military and having anything to do with the military in his life , apart from trashing the military?

His wife is a tax attorney. “

Joke post?
Both ObaMugabe and his wife are lawyers, and ObaMugabe’s wife was actually BANNED frim practicing law, no?
I'd be very happy to see the RATS attack Paul Ryan because his wife is a tax lawyer.

His father (when Paul was 16), grandfather and great grandfather all died of heart attacks in their 50s.”

Huh?
ObaMugabe's daddy was a rake , and bigamist, a womanizer and serial maker of babies with different women and a drunk who died from a car accident while under the influence. Never stopped Obozo from wining. Don't let me start on BJ Clinton's daddy either.
Now if the Democrats want to make this about the fathers and grandfathers of the candidates, let them bring it on.

He's been Obama’s whipping boy since Republicans captured the House. He was “featured” throwing grandma over a cliff in a New York race over the Mediscare reform plan.”

New York is not America, and I live in New York.

Neither man has foreign policy experience so Ryan offers nothing there.”

You think Americans are worried about Foreign policy at a time when too many have been out of work for the longest time in like forever?
How much foreign policy expreince did “The Messiah” have when he was elected again? ZERO!

He won't help Romney win Wisconsin. “

Romney already had a very strong possibility of winning Wiscconsin thanks to Governor Walker and his stinging defeat of the RATS in that recall elections. Now Romney chances in Wisconsin just went even higher.

Ryan is smart and articulate but lacks the kind of depth in experience you'd expect from a modern running mate.

Nonsense!

180 posted on 08/11/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: newzjunkey

You’re just upset because you know you and the Bamster are going to lose. Ryan will wipe the floor with lunch bucket Joe in a debate.


181 posted on 08/11/2012 9:01:29 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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