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Romney-Ryan Announcement Live Thread
All Channels | August 11, 2012 | All Channels

Posted on 08/11/2012 5:43:45 AM PDT by John W

Thought we needed this.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012veep; livethread; natureandgod; romney; ryan; ryanvp; vpryan; vpryanlive
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To: chris37

Amen. I did not expect it either. I thought he would play it “safe”....but he didn’t.

Best choice for VP since 2008!


451 posted on 08/11/2012 7:55:49 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: factmart

Romney is just as pro-abort as Obama.


452 posted on 08/11/2012 7:56:07 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: John W
Wow! As a Tea Party guy from way back, I'm impressed and really looking forward to voting now! It can't get here quick enough.

To all you Freepers who still threaten to stay home....remember, a no-show at the polls is a vote for Obama and his communists. And that's how simple it is. (If that means anything at all to you). In your heart, you know I'm right.

453 posted on 08/11/2012 7:56:28 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: arderkrag

I would have loved Sarah Palin,

But Romney is 10,000 times better than Obama, I hate Romneycare but Obamacare is 1000 times worse and stupid freepers can’t tell the difference.

Obama hates America, Romney loves America.

Rush, Levin ,Hannity, Palin, etc all want Romney.

Reagan, once he became a Republican, supported every GOP Presidential Candidate,Nixon(Who supported prices freezes) Does any freepers think Reagan would not vote for Romney over Obama?


454 posted on 08/11/2012 7:56:46 AM PDT by factmart
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To: securityman

Sniff


455 posted on 08/11/2012 7:57:32 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: arderkrag
It simply won’t entice me to vote for a marxist pro-abortion guy like Romney.

So you'll allow a Communist Pro-infanticide guy like Obama to be re-installed?

456 posted on 08/11/2012 7:57:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: arderkrag

But Romney is 10,000 times better than Obama, I hate Romneycare but Obamacare is 1000 times worse and stupid freepers can’t tell the difference.


457 posted on 08/11/2012 7:58:09 AM PDT by factmart
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To: Senator Pardek

[sigh] Details, please.


458 posted on 08/11/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Kenny

No, there are several choices. And Romney will hurt this country, guaranteed.


459 posted on 08/11/2012 7:59:03 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: arderkrag

Bullshit!


460 posted on 08/11/2012 7:59:35 AM PDT by factmart
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To: mojitojoe

"The Idiot, thought to its logical conclusion, leads to a matriarchy of the unconscious and annihilates culture. It does not break the tables of the law, it reverses them and shows their opposites written on the back."

--Thoughts on The Idiot, by Dostoevsky
--Hermann Hesse, 1919
http://www.gss.ucsb.edu/projects/hesse/works/idiot.pdf

 

Are we there yet?

"The [my] only connection [to the Republican Party]is I'm registered as a Republican"
--Mitt RRRRRomney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNbXdOCQQMs

461 posted on 08/11/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: arderkrag
“My only rubric is my own principles. “

Well that's great. But in the real world people have to make make choices.
We can all dream about a perfect world and what we would like to see. But in reality; you have to deal with what is tangible.

462 posted on 08/11/2012 8:00:34 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: arderkrag; Kenny
"No, there are several choices. And Romney will hurt this country, guaranteed."

You are so full of cr@p I can smell you from here.

463 posted on 08/11/2012 8:01:50 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: arderkrag

On Obama is not destroying this country, right now as we speak ?

I for one am voting to my children a chance for future.


464 posted on 08/11/2012 8:02:37 AM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Artcore

yep!


465 posted on 08/11/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT by BrianE ("Dead at 25 buried at 65 the average American" - Benjamin Franklin 1776)
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To: arderkrag

On Obama is not destroying this country, right now as we speak ?

I for one am voting to give my children a chance for future.


466 posted on 08/11/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: arderkrag

And Obama is not destroying this country, right now as we speak ?

I for one am voting to give my children a chance for future.


467 posted on 08/11/2012 8:03:14 AM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: factmart
A walk down memory lane:

Strong support from young and minority voters propelled Barack Obama on the road to the White House, exit polls showed Tuesday.

Voters in the 18 to 24 age group broke 68 percent for Obama to 30 percent for John McCain, according to the exit polling. Those in the 25 to 29 age bracket went 69 percent to 29 percent in Obama's favor.

The only age group where McCain prevailed was 65 and over, and that by just a 10-percentage-point margin, 54 percent to 44 percent, the exit polls showed.

Romney just put the kibosh on his campaign - the trick with getting people to vote for you is not to commit to details until after you are elected, especially when we are talking about Social Security, the third rail of politics. Ryan destroyed any shot he had at the presidency with his stance on Social Security. There's a reason why the GOP is called the stupid party - we keep on dynamiting our voters instead of attacking the Democratic voter base. Paul Ryan's obviously got movie star looks. So did Dan Quayle.

Older (and overwhelmingly) voters have arranged their finances (i.e. spent like drunken sailors) around the expectation that Social Security would be there for them when they retired. By attacking that retirement income, Ryan is political poison on a national level. No other conservative politician has come up with a detailed proposal that guts Social Security. That Romney picked the one guy who did so is pretty telling - it's an indication that he's a great problem solver but a lousy politician*. Romney's unwise comment in London was a shining example of how the guy doesn't have a political bone in his body.

Ultimately, it's all about demographics. Retirees are whiter than the average American. So they will tend to vote for the GOP, just out of ethnic affinity. However, they also tend to have fond memories of FDR (the rock-bottom worst president in our history), who inaugurated the massive expansion of Federal government that has culminated in the out-of-control bureaucracy and freebie-dispenser - domestically and abroad - that we have today. By targeting Social Security, Ryan will remind them of why they thought FDR was such a great (not to mention generous) guy (with other people's money). And that will lead to Obama's re-election.

* Don't get me wrong - if Romney's elected, he'll do a better job than Obama. The problem is that getting elected is the hard part - the one sure way to become a failed politician is to not get elected in the first place.

468 posted on 08/11/2012 8:03:22 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: arderkrag

Romney or Obama will be the next president..You can pout or shout but there it is.

BEAT OBAMA!


469 posted on 08/11/2012 8:03:37 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; maggief; penelopesire; onyx

Pictures...We’ll need lots of pictures.... with his wife and children most certainly to win the youth and women’s vote.
Wonder if he ever modeled for a magazine or wet swimming in the surf like Brown, BO and Billy....Those shoulders are twice as wide as BO’s , they should be good for another couple of points.

Of course I’m just mentioning these things for the women who could care less about issues....
;~)


470 posted on 08/11/2012 8:03:43 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: newheart; All

Right now, you can BET there is an entire fleet of media charter planes enroute to Janesville, Wisconsin.

By Monday, they will be flooding the streets asking passersby “Did you see Ryan bullying any queers in elementary school?” and like pertinent questions.


471 posted on 08/11/2012 8:05:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Zhang Fei

Ryan is a winner and America won today!


472 posted on 08/11/2012 8:06:11 AM PDT by factmart
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To: RoseofTexas

I want this EVIL MAN out of the WH so bad,
_______________________
ME TOO!!!!!!!!!


473 posted on 08/11/2012 8:06:47 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: CurlyBill
DeMint on Twitter: Jim DeMint ‏@JimDeMint Great choice for VP. America needs a little R&R!
474 posted on 08/11/2012 8:09:39 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: KansasGirl

Hmmm.


“Gay Republican Groups Praise Anti-Gay Paul Ryan As Romney VP Choice

by David Badash on August 11, 2012

in Civil Rights,Discrimination,News,Politics

Both national gay GOP organizations, the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud this morning praised Mitt Romney‘s choice of the very anti-gay Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential nominee.

READ: Romney: Paul Ryan Will Be My VP (Or, Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask)

“The selection of Paul Ryan is a bold and inspired pick. Paul Ryan has been the architect of policies that would benefit all Americans, especially gay Americans,” Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud Executive Director announced in a statement that called Ryan “a bold and inspired pick.”
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/gay-republican-groups-praise-anti-gay-paul-ryan-as-romney-vp-choice/politics/2012/08/11/46162


475 posted on 08/11/2012 8:10:15 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: factmart

Twice in one thread you smakck it out of the park, factmart!

Everyone, whether FReeper or DUmmie, is entitled to their own opinion. But Presidential elections are not essay questions, or really even multiple-choice: it comes down to a choice between two candidates. We as a nation made the wrong choice in 2008 and it has taken us down the wrong path, one that will affect the future of our children and grandchildren and which threatens the very fabric of America.

We owe it to our country to reverse course, and take the other path. It is about doing what is right for the country, not about satisfying our own ideological demands.

Country first, simple as that.


476 posted on 08/11/2012 8:10:15 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: LS

Oh yeah. I get it. Why not do it in his home state? Answer: willard has a Va Problem. He’s trying to get the vote in Va where he’s trailing hussein.


477 posted on 08/11/2012 8:11:06 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Romney/Pelosi 2012- the Spirit of Bipartisanship!)
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To: ctdonath2

Er - he’s younger than me!


478 posted on 08/11/2012 8:13:07 AM PDT by Senator Pardek ( It might be hard for some of the younger Freepers to believe, but in 1982)
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To: hoosiermama

Well, we don’t bother to assess a guy’s looks unless he’s already right on the issues! ;~)


479 posted on 08/11/2012 8:14:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: MEG33

Beat him badly!

You can bet it’s going to be sweet for Paul Ryan to be sworn in as VP after the way Obama publicly humiliated him and treated him like a child who was being allowed to sit at the grownup table during that farce of a bipartisan budget meeting a few years ago.

Payback, karma, schadenfreude - it’s all going to be great!


480 posted on 08/11/2012 8:14:51 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Miss Didi

LOL! Yes I am a guy and my wife thinks he is, let me use her words.. “ adorable” and my daughter said he was “cute”. I just don’t get the smile that is a frown. I like Ryan, I hope Romney made the right choice. I wish Ryan was the Presidential candidate.


481 posted on 08/11/2012 8:14:52 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: penelopesire

Thanks so much for the reminder regarding the Perseids! They usually put on quite a show. Hopefully it will be clear tonight and in the wee hours of the morning!


482 posted on 08/11/2012 8:15:07 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some prettyI good ideas.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Absolutely agree with that, NoGrayZone.

I’m still trying to engineer a way to pick my jaw up off the floor!


483 posted on 08/11/2012 8:16:11 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: arderkrag

Yes, it does. you can keep telling yourself that, but just remember how close the Gore/ Bush election was.


484 posted on 08/11/2012 8:17:03 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: factmart
My transcript of FoxNews 8/11/12 10:55 EDT about Paul Ryan:
485 posted on 08/11/2012 8:19:18 AM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: arderkrag

LOL! You do have a point about the Yankees. Just pretend they aren’t and vote. If you don’t, you are letting the Marxist Kenyan have your vote.


486 posted on 08/11/2012 8:19:22 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: John W

Great choice, I’m very pleased. A big step in the right direction for the Romney campaign.


487 posted on 08/11/2012 8:20:13 AM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: tcrlaf
CNN: Ryan/Romney will put Seniors at-risk... Jesus christ....

Seniors are at risk right now. Ryan's ideas would fix programs so Seniors are NOT at risk.

488 posted on 08/11/2012 8:20:47 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: factmart

Ditto!


489 posted on 08/11/2012 8:21:52 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

exactly right, here in Kenosha the population is 99,000 and every Mayor is a Dem no if’s ands or buts, tons of ex Chrysler employees & Communists (remember this is a Union state).

I love Romney’s pick, a great choice....saw Paul once at the St. Mary’s Festival quite a few years ago, seems very much a gentleman, articulate & clean cut, you all know he voted for the auto bailout (had no choice i guess given the pressure for the area).

Don’t know now how the bamster can win here in WI especially after the Walker victory, we have so much momentum going, but then again you never know what non-Confederate state people are thinking as they are so Communist minded.....we’ll see what happens in November.


490 posted on 08/11/2012 8:22:32 AM PDT by BrianE ("Dead at 25 buried at 65 the average American" - Benjamin Franklin 1776)
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To: arderkrag

YES, IT DOES.....


491 posted on 08/11/2012 8:23:29 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

YES! According to Charles, Romney/Ryan have an excellent chance of winning! WOW! Now that speaks volumes to me!


492 posted on 08/11/2012 8:23:38 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: factmart
or abortion will get even more common.

You're making it sound like abortion is already becoming more and more common.

It's not, and you can't provide any backup for that statement, because all the numbers prove just the opposite is happening.

WHY is it so hard for some to accept good news? Good news that been happening over and over again for years.

493 posted on 08/11/2012 8:24:13 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: RKBA Democrat

“I’ll still be voting for Virgil Goode”

You can vote for whoever you want. It is still a free country, at the moment. However, you will be helping to re-elect Obama!


494 posted on 08/11/2012 8:24:20 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: factmart
Ryan is a winner and America won today!

I wouldn't count those chickens. The guy is obviously more well-spoken than Dan Quayle, and I'm glad he's not an Ivy Leaguer, which should take some air out of the accusations of elitism. This is Romney's cross to bear, and we'll all have to see how he deals with the salvos of questions over Ryan's positions on Social Security. Can a political campaign run like a consulting gig (with no thought to political viability) win the presidency? Less than 3 months from now, we'll find out if Romney can prevail despite this self-inflicted wound.

495 posted on 08/11/2012 8:25:00 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: paudio
The media was able, successfully I might add, to portray Gov. Palin as an ignorant hick with zero national political experience and a "weird" (to the fudge packing, carpet munching, had-five-abortions-before-my-designer-daughter-came-along "elites" in New York and LA) family life. I adore the lady but she was ill prepared for the spotlight and very ill served by the bas****s who ran McCain's campaign. Now, based on that past success, they're going to try and portray this politically experienced, intelligent, and extremely articulate All American Irish-Catholic young man as Darth Vader. Lotsa luck with that!


496 posted on 08/11/2012 8:25:18 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: NoGrayZone
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497 posted on 08/11/2012 8:25:18 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Poll last week: northern VA, where Obama won by 23, he's up by 2.

Yeah, right. Obama is carrying VA. Sure.

498 posted on 08/11/2012 8:25:56 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: chris37

Ditto!


499 posted on 08/11/2012 8:26:18 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: NoGrayZone

It only took the Obama White House a few minutes to respond to the Ryan pick along the lines of we regret that Romney has chosen to sacrifice seniors and the middle class with this VP choice. I think the comments went over the head of the Dems comic book constituency. They are lining up the wheel chairs and blue haired ladies for a group action photo at the side of the cliff to make sure it registers with their dullard constituency.Ryan is an excellent in your face choice.After a while the wheel chairs and cliffs will get old.


500 posted on 08/11/2012 8:29:29 AM PDT by chuckee
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