Skip to comments.CNN's Gloria Borger: Paul Ryan Is 'A Polarizing Figure'
Posted on 08/11/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT by Kaslin
The attacks on newly announced Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came fast and furious on CNN Saturday.
Just before Candy Crowley said this "looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish," Gloria Borger called Ryan "a polarizing figure" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
WOLF BLITZER, CNN: He's a huge rising star in the Republican Party.
GLORIA BORGER, CNN: Right. And what's interesting is that Paul Ryan hasn't always been popular among Republicans. I mean, he's proposed a lot of unpopular things over the years including taking away earmarks. And, but only I think after the Tea Party really took hold did Republicans, and you had a bunch of new Republicans in, did they sort of say, Look at this Ryan budget. It actually makes sense to us because it has solutions that we can sign on to. And then suddenly you saw the Republicans embrace it almost unanimously in the House of Representatives. And now you saw Democrats running against it. That's going to continue.
The debate is going to continue because Paul Ryan is a polarizing figure. I mean, there is an ad done by Democrats having somebody who looks like Paul Ryan pushing a grandma off the cliff.
Yep. They are in full panic mode right now.
Back in the 90s, Gloria didn’t seem too bad. Has she gone off the deep end too?
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Takes a lot of make up to cover the brown on her nose from being so close to the Bozo’s rear end.
Paul Ryan was right about the earmarks. They are what make a bill so complicated that no one understands what is being voted for.
it’s a different world, homeboy.
zero is the polarizing figure.
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The ticket was a definite nail-biter. My vote hung on what the pick would be, and Ryan was on the top of a very short list.
Which reminds me..
". . . some key [events] exacerbated the national debate, fraying trust, and national cohesion just a little more each time . . . The two-party system that had governed America . . . begin to fall apart . . . interest in politics took the place of all other forms of news-related entertainment . . . politicians were the celebrities . . . [Politics/ideology] was becoming such a habit, the reactions so automatic, that [journalists] taking sides on every news story became inevitable."
..from for Love & Liberty by Robin Young and it's about 1857 America.
Americans rejected Obama’s failed, hard-left experiment in droves in 2010.
And that was just the warmup.
They would have said this about whoever Romney picked. So what? It’s a great choice, and the RATS are scared.
Geez! That face is a polarizing figure!
Unlike that post-racial, post-partisan guy sitting in the Oval Office.
These desperate attempts to label Ryan as extreme, radical, etc... belies the fact of exactly how scary libs are of this pick for VP. In other words.... the idea Obama could actually be a one term president .... just... got...real!
I doubt the RNC would have the nads to do it but I'd about give all I have to see it and the nuclear explosion from the left.
Great idea, kudos!
Just my take. Really hope I am wrong.
I just don’t have much confidence in the American electorate right now.
The MSM is upset Olympia Snowe got passed over.
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