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GOP Establishment Not Happy with Ryan Pick
Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-13 17:07:23 | mrcurmudgeon

Posted on 08/14/2012 2:34:39 PM PDT by morethanright

By Mr. Curmudgeon:

Not all Republicans are happy with Mitt Romney's choice to make Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate. David Frum, former speech writer for President George W. Bush, is beside himself.

"At every turn, the party has demanded, 'More ideology! I gotta have more ideology!'" laments Frum in a column appearing on CNN.com. "With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney has now acceded to that wish. The least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 has committed himself to the most ideological Republican program since 1964."

Actually, it was the least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 - Sen. John McCain - that was trounced by a featherweight Chicago politician who presented the country with nothing more than a silly balloon-animal distraction called hope and change ... and won.

Candidates with ideas, even bad ones, trump those without a clue every day of the week.

Frum hates ideology because of the ideas that underlie it, especially if the ideas in question happen to be small-government and conservative in nature. Establishment Republicans, of which Frum is a card-carrying member, made peace with FDR's New Deal back in the 1950s. The theory goes that voters will never let Republicans opposed to the Progressive status quo drive Daddy New Deal's classic car; and establishment Republicans like nothing more than getting under the hood to tinker with the engine - hoping to fine tune the beast.

That 80-year-old jalopy has sputtered to a stop and is up on blocks. There's no fixing the ancient relic. It's time to shop for a new car.

Even Obama has abandoned the nebulous hope-and-change dogmas of the past for something a little more substantial: forced income equality, a government-directed economy that produces an endless stream of failed Solyndras, and controlling every American's body through government-run health care. You can be forgiven for viewing the totality of Obama's 2012 ideology as, well, totalitarian.

Needless to say, Frum is blind to Obama's totality.

Last June, Frum attacked Republicans for opposing dictatorial ObamaCare with calls for its repeal. "The reform, for all its many, many faults, did one important thing: extend health insurance coverage to almost all Americans. A Republican alternative should aspire to do the same. That statement is controversial in today's GOP. It should not be. Universal coverage need not mean higher costs, nor more statism," said Frum.

Really?

If John McCain is to be praised for anything, it's for not attempting to express that blank slate he calls a mind with words. Frum, on the other hand, loudly proclaims that big-government's totalitarian programs can be made cost-effective and lead to greater individual freedom once sprinkled with establishment GOP pixy dust.

"He [Romney] has chosen as his running mate Paul Ryan, the House Republican leader - not their formal leader, but their intellectual leader, the person who set their agenda," said Frum, "He has effectively adopted Paul Ryan's agenda as his own: big immediate cuts in spending, a dramatic cut in the top rate of income tax to 28% and a bold reform of Medicare for those 55 and under."

Paul Ryan said that America is "the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes."

Obama and establishment Republicans disagree with that fundamental and foundational idea.

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Mr Curmudgeon is a freelance writer living in South Florida.

morethanright@gmail.com

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mittromney; paulryan; teapartytribune

1 posted on 08/14/2012 2:34:44 PM PDT by morethanright
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To: morethanright
David Frum, former speech writer for President George W. Bush, is beside himself.

That's the problem with two-faced bastards. They're always beside themself.

Your team had your chance Frum. Put a cork in it.

2 posted on 08/14/2012 2:41:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: morethanright

So what is the establishment going to do, not accept money from those who support the tea party?


3 posted on 08/14/2012 2:42:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: morethanright

Dear Dave: Screw yourself sideways.

Anybody else drawing a paycheck to do politics who thinks like he does: You too.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 2:43:32 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: morethanright

Wouldn’t you love to hear the phone calls by Rove and Frum?

Haha!!!


5 posted on 08/14/2012 2:44:31 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: morethanright

That’s OK, conservatives aren’t exactly overjoyed with the GOP establishment pick at the top of the ticket either.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 2:46:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EGPWS

“More ideology! I gotta have more ideology!’”.

I call it common sense you idiot. I see you as well as the Dumbacrate party need to be reeducated as to what is just common sense to the rest of us. Retard!!


7 posted on 08/14/2012 2:46:51 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: morethanright
The least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 has committed himself to the most ideological Republican program since 1964."

And in 1964 another guy named Romney stomped off stage and refused to endorse or support the nominee.
8 posted on 08/14/2012 2:48:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: morethanright

It could not possibly be more clear that America’s conservatives - and a great many others, too - are sick and tired of inside-the-beltway Republicans, who seem to get to Washington and immediately succumb to the congressional mentality - i.e., go along to get along, and keep your eye on the pensions, privileges, and perks.

America is deeply ill, and the nation very much needs to return to its former greatness; greatness that can ONLY be restored by making some waves in Foggy Bottom.

It’s a long shot, but maybe our next Vice President can exert some influence in that direction.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 2:48:49 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: morethanright

It is long past time Frum joined the Democratic party where he belongs.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 2:49:16 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Frum is a Canadian Liberal which disqualifies him from anything to do with the GOP or conservatism.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 2:54:00 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I have two words for David Frum: Pound sand.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 2:58:32 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: morethanright
frum is a bisexual dim parading as a straight republican for a paycheck. I have as much proof of this as harry reid does of the lack of tax payments by romney.

LLS

13 posted on 08/14/2012 3:00:36 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: morethanright

I’d rather have the Tea Party be happy than the GOP establishment.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 3:02:26 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: morethanright
GOP Establishment Not Happy with Ryan Pick

That just means we have a chance to win this time. They fear their long-held "conventional wisdom" will be proven wrong, will be dislodged from power and will no longer be able to conspire with the Democrats. Maybe Romney isn't an insider after all. But this could be disinformation.

15 posted on 08/14/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: p. henry

Exactly!


16 posted on 08/14/2012 3:08:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

The same David Frum that writes for the Daily Beast and Newsweak?


17 posted on 08/14/2012 3:09:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: morethanright

This is the Jon Hunstman crowd, who cares.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT by wny
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To: morethanright

They’re just saying that to try and make true conservatives feel better about voting for Romney.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 3:20:59 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: morethanright
"David Frum, former speech writer for President George W. Bush, is beside himself."

Slightly OT, but does anyone admit to being a speech writer for BamBam?

Wonder who actually programs the teleprompter?

20 posted on 08/14/2012 3:29:21 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: morethanright

The Bush faction is really beginning to annoy me.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 3:30:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: DoughtyOne

A giant FU to David Frum. I am one senior life-long Republican who no longer has any respect for the leaders of my party, including such incompetents as John Boehner, a House Speaker who has accomplished squat since the Republicans gained control of the House two years ago.

The Democrat Party has turned into a cabal of corrupt out and out socialists. The Republican Party is not much better. As for me, my money goes to conservative causes. It will be a cold day in Hell before I give the Republican Party one cent.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 3:35:29 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: skeeter

The Bush faction annoys you? W likes the VP pick.
http://www.businessinsider.com/george-w-bush-paul-ryan-mitt-romney-vp-vice-president-strong-pick-2012-8


23 posted on 08/14/2012 3:38:44 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: CdMGuy

Well, I’m pretty much of the same mind. I’m sick and tired of the McCains and Romneys of our party.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 3:42:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: Liberty Valance
Yep, the Roves & Frums & Jebs & Rubios and their like annoy me. Clearly they are deeply disappointed with Ryan as VP and I'd wager are the source of alot of the nameless republican criticism he's getting.

Glad to hear W thinks Ryan is a 'strong' pick. I wish he was listening to a deficit hawk like him when he was at the helm.

25 posted on 08/14/2012 3:44:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

We agree.


26 posted on 08/14/2012 3:50:48 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DoughtyOne

What a Cinderella that Frum turned out to be.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 4:03:27 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: morethanright
Who in the Hell actually believes David Frum is a member of the GOP establishment? I think David Frum is the only one who believes that.

He's the only one quoted to bolster the title line. Sorry, this is a piece of crap article, beginning to end.

28 posted on 08/14/2012 4:10:06 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: samadams2000

;^)


29 posted on 08/14/2012 4:19:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: morethanright

I disagree with the headline. John Boehner was on Greta’s show last night talking about Ryan. Greta asked him about Ryan’s conservatism in view of Ryan’s support for TARP. Boehner’s answer: “He’s a practical conservative, not a knuckle dragger.”

No one’s more establishment GOP than Boehner and he was quite pleased that Ryan isn’t a “knuckle dragger.” Oh, sidenote, when Greta asked Boehner to comment on Harry Reid’s attacks on Romney, Boehner said: “I like Harry. I’ve worked with Harry. You’ll have to ask him about his comments.”

My opinion, Paul Ryan is moderately conservative. He’s like a bridge between the conservatives and the GOP Establishment. But, hey, at least he’s not a “knuckle dragger.” My contempt for Boehner (the embodiment of GOP-E) exceeds his contempt for me.


30 posted on 08/14/2012 4:35:25 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: morethanright
GOP Establishment Not Happy with Ryan Pick

That's great! Most bulletproof positive endorsement I could imagine.

I am a lifelong registered democrat, independent thinker, and Republican voter. I always enjoy the primaries.

I also enbrace totally, the Tea Party philosophy. What's not to celebrate?

31 posted on 08/14/2012 4:37:15 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: morethanright
That is some nice symmetry then. The GOP-E isn't happy with the R&R team, and a whole lot of conservatives aren't happy with the GOP-E.

I believe Paul Ryan was a genius pick, especially with his Catholic ties - think "Hispanic vote".

My expectations are high, specifically for a R&R landslide on Election Day!

ABO '12!!!!!!!!!!!!!

32 posted on 08/14/2012 6:07:14 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: morethanright
"He [Romney] has chosen as his running mate Paul Ryan, the House Republican leader - not their formal leader, but their intellectual leader, the person who set their agenda," said Frum, "He has effectively adopted Paul Ryan's agenda as his own: big immediate cuts in spending, a dramatic cut in the top rate of income tax to 28% and a bold reform of Medicare for those 55 and under."

Works for me!

33 posted on 08/14/2012 6:11:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: publius911
I was flamed last election year.I did not vote.First time in a long time.The main reason was I despise McLame to the point of no end.I was enthralled with Gov.Palin as to me,she was a breath of fresh air.But the memories of McCain and Kerry being placed on a joint assignment concerning POW'S and what took place sickened me.destroying records of known POW”S that were still alive,discounting actual live accounts,etc.Shredders were working overtime in their HQ.Outside,Parents were beside themselves wanting any or all of what became of their loved ones.Our Govt.just wanted it to GO AWAY as it did.Do not disregard the fact that the two highest ranking soldiers in the camp wanted him court marshaled for High crimes and misdemeanors,amongst others.Check it out.War Hero my butt.I could have been one of the captives.I voted with my heart.NOT THIS TIME!We,as a people,are in big trouble.Along with our off springs and theirs to.We need strong leaders,not REMP ones.72-78 US ARMY INFANTRY,I could spot them a mile away.They were as bad as the enemy.Sad to say,their knowledge cost many men their lives May God look over them all,no matter what branch they belong to.It is all connected.We are one means just that.God bless.
34 posted on 08/14/2012 6:28:13 PM PDT by xarmydog
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To: xarmydog

Wow...was their a space bar consideration in this...or a definitive vote or no vote???


35 posted on 08/14/2012 6:33:28 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: xarmydog

Wow...was their a space bar consideration in this...or a definitive vote or no vote???


36 posted on 08/14/2012 6:33:52 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: morethanright

Let’s get this straight - David Frum is NOT a conservative. He is NOT a republican. He IS a paid shill of the leftist media who poses as the “voice of the right”. He represents a TINY portion of confused people who align with the GOP but are not ideologically at home in the GOP.


37 posted on 08/15/2012 6:25:08 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Re-electing Obama is like backing the Titanic up to hit the iceberg a second time.)
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