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Obama: Ryan is Congressional Republicans’ ‘ideological leader’
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Posted on 08/12/2012 5:10:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama: Ryan is Congressional Republicans’ ‘ideological leader’ By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 46 mins ago

In his first public remarks about Paul Ryan's pick to be the presumptive Republican vice presidential candidate, President Barack Obama called the lawmaker "a decent man" but painted him as a champion of "top down" economic policies that favor the rich.

"Just yesterday morning, my opponent chose his running mate, the ideological leader of the Republicans in Congress, Mr. Paul Ryan," Obama said at the second of five fundraising events in his hometown of Chicago. "I want to congratulate Congressman Ryan. I know him, I welcome him to the race."

"Congressman Ryan is a decent man. He is a family man. He's an articulate spokesman for Governor Romney's vision. But it's a vision that I fundamentally disagree with," the president said, arguing that Romney and Ryan were standard-bearers for "top-down economics."

Obama's main political vulnerability ahead of the election remains the economy, still sputtering and weighed down by high unemployment of 8.3 percent three and a half years after he took office. The president has argued he will stand up for the middle class, while Romney will help the rich at the expense of everyone else.

At the fundraiser, Obama highlighted private-sector job growth — which has been painfully slow, but steady --- and policies like his rescue of the auto industry, but admitted "we've got a long way to go."

"All of us know friends, neighbors, family members who are still out of work or whose homes are still underwater," he said. "Too many folks are still burdened by enormous college debt. Too many folks still don't have a sense that tomorrow will be better than today."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; bho2012; gop; ryan
OMG!
1 posted on 08/12/2012 5:10:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Well they won the house in 2010 with that ideology so GOOD for us. FU-B.H.O.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 5:14:32 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Sub-Driver
"Ryan is Congressional Republicans’ ‘ideological leader’"

And this from the guy who got elected on the platform of "fundamentally transforming America" Into a Utopia implied!

3 posted on 08/12/2012 5:17:12 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Sub-Driver

And Debbie Wasserwoman Sargeant Shultz is the Democrats idiot illogical leader.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 5:17:36 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Sub-Driver

The hall Obama held his campaign fund raiser in Chicago was only about half full. Media folks, care to comment.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 5:18:38 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ryan is Congressional Republicans’ ‘ideological leader’

Like that’s a bad thing???? I’m very pleased with our pick.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 5:19:37 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Sub-Driver
"All of us know friends, neighbors, family members who are still out of work or whose homes are still underwater," he said. "Too many folks are still burdened by enormous college debt. Too many folks still don't have a sense that tomorrow will be better than today."

And Obamao and the dumbocrats had four years to do something about it and all they did was make it worse and blame exPresident Bush.

FUBO!

7 posted on 08/12/2012 5:21:38 PM PDT by bayliving (Freedom isn't free... and worth FIGHTING for!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mr. Obama—you fundamentally disagree with Ryan because, whether you know it or not, you’ve been indoctrinated to think traditional America must be destroyed.

But your attempts are an assault against our way of life. I won’t stand for it.

Mr. Obama, my vote for Ryan is personal, not political.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 5:22:05 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama in Panic Mode After RNC Raises .5 Million Following Ryan Pick


9 posted on 08/12/2012 5:22:25 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

3.5 Million


10 posted on 08/12/2012 5:23:09 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Sub-Driver

For once I hope Bam is right


11 posted on 08/12/2012 5:23:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama: Ryan is Congressional Republicans’ ‘ideological leader’,

You got that right, Obumbler!


12 posted on 08/12/2012 5:23:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Sub-Driver

“...economic policies that favor the rich.”

When you favor the rich, a thousand poor can become rich.
When you favor the poor, a thousand rich will become poor.

The industrial revolution was not because a bunch of poor people got together, rather a bunch of capitalists who used their ingenuity to utilize the poor to turn low-value raw material and labor into high value-added products and services that not only benefit the rich, but also the very poor most of whom can become rich if they follow in the footsteps of their rich(er) peers.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 5:24:25 PM PDT by sagar
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To: sagar

I want someone to ask Obama the question, if top down economics do not work, what kind of economics do work and why haven’t they worked in the last 4 years.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 5:26:25 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ideological leader is better than no leader at all!


15 posted on 08/12/2012 5:29:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: Sub-Driver
...the president said, arguing that Romney and Ryan were standard-bearers for "top-down economics."

Actually, in Obama's mind, all wealth comes from the government, and thus HE and the Democrats are the ultamate pushers of "top-down economics".

In reality, wealth doesn't "trickle down" like this but rather it bubbles up to the top, i.e., Ross Perot got rich by having a little bit of each of the millions of EDS sales bubble up to him.

16 posted on 08/12/2012 5:32:06 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
The hall Obama held his campaign fund raiser in Chicago was only about half full. Media folks, care to comment.

THe Romney/Ryan rally in Waukesha which just ended drew nearly 10,000 people (the Republicans were hoping for 5000) to stand outdoors in the sun for several hours waiting for the dignitaries to arrive. No chairs allowed for the masses. I have bad knees so I elected to watch on TV, otherwise I'd have been there. It was fantastic and inspiring.

17 posted on 08/12/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: sagar
About 50 years ago, a man (my boss at the time)told me "give a poor man a dollar and he'll spend it. Give a rich man a dollar and he'll turn it into two.

He died a millionaire.

I went on to put two young men through Clarkson and Syracuse U

The lesson...you get rich by working your butt off.

18 posted on 08/12/2012 5:38:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

Msg to Obama:

Ryan would wipe your ass off the podium in a one on one discussion/debate on the U.S. economy and budget. Even if you brought your teleprompter (in you case your fake brain)
you would lose big time. You nor the teleprompter has enough depth to compete. Plus, you could not keep you lies straight. We have already seen that failure.
You’re going down in the November election and good riddance to the anti-American


19 posted on 08/12/2012 5:42:52 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: afraidfortherepublic

On Monday we will be attending the Romney rally here in St. Augustine, Fla. Its a small town, although the oldest city in the U.S.
We are pumped. This is a very red county. Most of the elections are decided in the primarys, Repub vs Repub, because few democrats even run for office in the general election.

This nightmare must end!


20 posted on 08/12/2012 5:48:26 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Sub-Driver

Good enough for me!!! GO PAUL!!!


21 posted on 08/12/2012 5:51:23 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AlphaOneAlpha
Neither Mitt nor Ryan can wipe out Obama because of the MEDIA!!!! Obama could KILL someone and they would COVER IT UP!!

Just WATCH the questions at the debate that those LOSER LEFTIES give to Mitt and Ryan!! OMG!! Their MOTHERS won't recognize them after the media gets thru with them!

22 posted on 08/12/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And you Mr. President are the ideological leader for the Marxist left... I am behind the ideological leader of the right, Paul Ryan...


23 posted on 08/12/2012 6:09:02 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I want someone to ask Obama the question, if top down economics do not work, what kind of economics do work and why haven’t they worked in the last 4 years.

The leftists, through their actions, have already acknowledged that trickle down economics is the only way to go.

The argument now is who should be on top doing the trickling.

24 posted on 08/12/2012 6:09:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver
Hmmmm...Seems the bottom-up economics where the homeless and poor hire everybody isn't working so well...... gonna take a little more time then Obama thought......../s
25 posted on 08/12/2012 6:10:56 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: dps.inspect

Ryan the ideological leader of the rich, meantime Obama is attending fund raisers at $4,000 dollars a plate given by rich movie stars, but he doesn’t consider them rich, only stupid enough to pay $4,000 dollars to eat with a Muslim.


26 posted on 08/12/2012 6:12:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver
When Obama and his minions talk about top down economics, they think of Scrooge McDuck swimming in a vault of money.

But that money is actually flowing back out into the economy keeping it healthy. Bunch of loons, kinda like the Beagle Boys. They think it's better cycled by government where it goes in as a dollar and comes out as fifty cents.

27 posted on 08/12/2012 6:31:51 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Venturer
No comparison between Ryan's ideology and Obummer's ideology.

Ryan wins by a landslide!!!

28 posted on 08/12/2012 6:31:58 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: Sub-Driver

This may be one of the more accurate statements 0bama has made in 3 years.

Whether it is or not, I’ll take Ryan over Saul Alinsky.


29 posted on 08/12/2012 7:14:27 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

St. Augustine is a charming town. If I ever move to FL, that’s where I would go.


30 posted on 08/12/2012 8:24:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: Sub-Driver
"the ideological leader of the Republicans in Congress, Mr. Paul Ryan"

Rush was very emphatic last Friday that we needed more idealogical leaders!!!

Thank God for little favors!!!

31 posted on 08/12/2012 8:26:49 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Government it'self is the REAL "Free Rider!" Obamacare will create burdensome "Free Riding!!!")
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To: Sub-Driver

We have no ideological leader in Congress. Country club Republicans have long prevented real conservatives from having influence and us from leveraging all of our powers.


32 posted on 08/12/2012 9:16:21 PM PDT by Woodsman27
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