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CNN's Gloria Borger: Paul Ryan Is 'A Polarizing Figure'
NewsBusters.org ^ | August 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

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.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; 2012veep; dnctalkingpoints; drivebymedia; pravdamedia
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1 posted on 08/11/2012 11:02:46 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

awesome! they said similar things about Sarah Palin. they’re panicking, and I really relish that.


2 posted on 08/11/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

bump


3 posted on 08/11/2012 11:04:48 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kaslin

come on! Press the advantage! start talking about a place for Sarah in the administration! Secretary of State!


4 posted on 08/11/2012 11:05:18 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

For the first time in this ladies life she is probably right. Ryan is a polarizing figure to Democrats and Marxist, because Ryan LOVES his country and knows it has been on the wrong path since Reagan left.


5 posted on 08/11/2012 11:10:33 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Kaslin

Wanna scare the crap out of a liberal..say FREEDOM and CAPITALISM..it literally makes their ears bleed


6 posted on 08/11/2012 11:11:47 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin

I’d rather have the ticket inverted, but it’s a lot better than it might have been.


7 posted on 08/11/2012 11:12:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Unfortunately, Sarah Palin lost a landslide election with her liberal top of the ticket in 2008.

I see the same, or perhaps even worse, for Ryan and his liberal running mate in 2012.

The country isn’t ready yet for a serious discussion of spending and entitlement reform. We haven’t quite hit rock bottom yet which is what it will take, but by then it is probably too late to do anything about it.

We are going to see the moochers and the elderly turn out in record numbers to protect their government benefits this cycle, and the results are going to be ugly.

Count on it.


8 posted on 08/11/2012 11:12:48 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Kaslin

Gloria is going for the Pelosi Look there, isn’t she?


9 posted on 08/11/2012 11:13:01 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Kaslin
“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”

As I mentioned in another tread, the RNC should have a commercial out tomorrow with Bambi pushing Uncle Sam over a cliff.

10 posted on 08/11/2012 11:13:56 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Kaslin

The more the left flips out, the better I feel.


11 posted on 08/11/2012 11:15:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Kaslin

When I see Gloria Bolger on TV I immediately change the station. Cannot stand her, and that is a rare reaction for me. I am sure that there are many others who have the same response to her.


12 posted on 08/11/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: DAC21
As I mentioned in another tread, the RNC should have a commercial out tomorrow with Bambi pushing Uncle Sam over a cliff.

Or with obomba giving out pills instead of pacemakers.

13 posted on 08/11/2012 11:17:32 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Kaslin
Paul Ryan: CNN's Gloria BorgerIs 'A Polarizing Figure'
14 posted on 08/11/2012 11:17:41 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin

And Obama isn’t, you ignorant slut???


15 posted on 08/11/2012 11:18:42 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

Vote Romney. Watching the liberals implode in November is completely worth it.


16 posted on 08/11/2012 11:20:38 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Kaslin
Gloria swoons for the great uniter, Barry Soetoro.
17 posted on 08/11/2012 11:21:06 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Kaslin

GOOD!

People need to be presented with dramatic differences in policy and governing approach.

If the media wasn’t talking about polarizing figures, then I would be worried.

VOTE THE MARXISTS OUT THIS NOVEMBER!


18 posted on 08/11/2012 11:22:37 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Kaslin
10Gimme' a break, CNN. Obama is a polarizing figure!!
19 posted on 08/11/2012 11:22:48 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Kaslin

This bitch is Satan. I’ve watched her for years and have never changed my opinion. I keep thinking,...who could make love to this harpy? She looks like a rabid dog. A hydrophobic libtard infecting everything she touches!


20 posted on 08/11/2012 11:23:14 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Lazamataz

Yep. They are in full panic mode right now.


21 posted on 08/11/2012 11:24:04 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Kaslin

Back in the 90s, Gloria didn’t seem too bad. Has she gone off the deep end too?


22 posted on 08/11/2012 11:24:22 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: the invisib1e hand

>>>come on! Press the advantage! start talking about a place for Sarah in the administration! Secretary of State!>>>

DITTO!


23 posted on 08/11/2012 11:26:18 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: Swede Girl

Takes a lot of make up to cover the brown on her nose from being so close to the Bozo’s rear end.


24 posted on 08/11/2012 11:27:17 AM PDT by tiger63
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To: Kaslin

Paul Ryan was right about the earmarks. They are what make a bill so complicated that no one understands what is being voted for.


25 posted on 08/11/2012 11:28:20 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: comebacknewt

it’s a different world, homeboy.


26 posted on 08/11/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: Kaslin

zero is the polarizing figure.


27 posted on 08/11/2012 11:32:58 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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28 posted on 08/11/2012 11:33:07 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Doc Savage
This bitch is Satan

lol
29 posted on 08/11/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I’d rather have the ticket inverted, but it’s a lot better than it might have been.

You're not alone.

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.

30 posted on 08/11/2012 11:38:58 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Kaslin
Anyone who does not agree with the aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radicals (psycho spoiled brats) and their bratty ideological issue is controversial, divisive and a polarizing figure. When have you seen any MSM "news" nowadays that does not label their opponents?

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.

31 posted on 08/11/2012 11:44:08 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Kaslin

Americans rejected Obama’s failed, hard-left experiment in droves in 2010.

And that was just the warmup.


32 posted on 08/11/2012 11:45:52 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Kaslin

They would have said this about whoever Romney picked. So what? It’s a great choice, and the RATS are scared.


33 posted on 08/11/2012 11:46:22 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin

Geez! That face is a polarizing figure!


34 posted on 08/11/2012 11:48:07 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Kaslin
Paul Ryan Is 'A Polarizing Figure'

Unlike that post-racial, post-partisan guy sitting in the Oval Office.

35 posted on 08/11/2012 11:49:34 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Kaslin

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!


36 posted on 08/11/2012 11:50:22 AM PDT by LMControl
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To: comebacknewt
Wow, since you are so good at reading the future what are next weeks lottery numbers. Love how you Eeyore's come out after every announcement throwing the proper amount of cold water on everyone’s enthusiasm.
37 posted on 08/11/2012 11:50:37 AM PDT by bray (Take out the commies in November!)
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To: DAC21
As I mentioned in another tread, the RNC should have a commercial out tomorrow with Bambi pushing Uncle Sam over a cliff.

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!

38 posted on 08/11/2012 11:57:11 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: bray

Just my take. Really hope I am wrong.

I just don’t have much confidence in the American electorate right now.


39 posted on 08/11/2012 12:02:01 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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The MSM is upset Olympia Snowe got passed over.


40 posted on 08/11/2012 12:06:19 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: comebacknewt

You must have really been disappointed in 2010 and WI, I see what you mean. You listen to the Obamedia who ignores the Tea Party exists.

Pray for America


41 posted on 08/11/2012 12:10:17 PM PDT by bray (Take out the commies in November!)
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To: Kaslin
[Newscow Gloria Borger]
The debate is going to continue because Paul Ryan is a polarizing figure.

You're just snippy, honey, because he has a better figure than you do.

And you would mention that "push Granny off a cliff" ad. So nice of you.

Now let's see if we can pin the ad on Obozo. Better still, blatantly steal the ad, Photoshop Obozo's face on the menacing figure, and then repackage it as an ad about Obozocare. Then let's see who claims ownership in order to sue.

42 posted on 08/11/2012 12:13:54 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin


And that's a polarizing face. If I saw it at the South Pole, I wouldn't stop running until I'd reached the North.
43 posted on 08/11/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Kaslin
So???
44 posted on 08/11/2012 12:18:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin

It]s good to dee the liberals in full panic mode,the end is near for them.
It drives them insane when things go to normal mode,60 years of socialism going down the tubes.


45 posted on 08/11/2012 12:30:59 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

2010 redux...I can see November from my window.


46 posted on 08/11/2012 12:34:13 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Ditto here


47 posted on 08/11/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Ryan is only polarizing because he won’t conform to the polarizing policy positions of those making this charge against him.

Ryan is only polarizing through the intent and intended self fulfilling prophecies of those hoping to polarize their friends against him.

All this has nothing inherently to do with Ryan and is totally a product of those who are against him.

How can Ryan respond, effectively?

Ryan should respond by correctly, and directly identifying as “radical” - and using that term - many of the policies of Obama and the fiscal conditions Obama will bequeath to his successor.


48 posted on 08/11/2012 12:45:13 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: the invisib1e hand

I’d like to see General Petraeus as Secretary of Defense


49 posted on 08/11/2012 12:47:21 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: comebacknewt
If you think that arrogant lazy, lying pos occupant won in a landslide then you have no idea what a landslide is. I can give you 2 examples of landslides vs no landslides


50 posted on 08/11/2012 12:52:39 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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