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  • Palin calls on Obama to dump Biden in favor of Hillary Clinton (in their heads rent free)

    08/15/2012 6:03:31 AM PDT · by Kolath · 200 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 8/15/2012 | Toby Harnden
    Sarah Palin has said that Joe Biden’s controversial ‘put y’all back in chains’ comment should be the ‘nail in the coffin’ for his career and suggested Barack Obama replace him on the 2012 ticket with Hillary Clinton. She added that she hoped Obama would not take such a step because ‘an Obama/Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning’. But Palin’s unsolicited advice to Obama, while clearly mischievous, underlines the extent to which Biden has become a national laughing stock and a potential liability for the Democrats, despite his popularity among party activists and much-vaunted authentic style and...
  • Paul Ryan's anti-abortion rights record a target for Obama camp

    08/15/2012 3:33:13 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/15/2012 | ByStephanie Condon
    To cap off his three-day trip to the key state of Iowa, President Obama on Wednesday will be joined by First Lady Michelle Obama on the campaign trail for the first time in over 3 months, as he continues his effort to appeal to swing-state women voters. In his effort, Mr. Obama has regularly stressed his support for issues like reproductive rights -- an issue that may come more sharply into focus now that Rep. Paul Ryan has joined Mitt Romney on the GOP ticket. Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who chairs the House Budget Committee, is primarily known for his...
  • Romney campaign: $7.4 million raised online since Ryan was named VP ($100K an hour)

    08/14/2012 7:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 14, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Enthusiasm, to the tune of $100,000+ per hour: Andrea Saul@andreamsaul In 72 hours, @MittRomney & @PaulRyanVP raised $7.4 million online with over 101,000 donations 14 Aug 12 Reply Retweet Favorite It’s a testament to the phenomenal excitement that greeted Palin’s selection in 2008 that Team McCain raised $8.8 million in just 48 hours after she was named VP. As for Ryan, Ed noted on Sunday that Team Mitt collected $3.5 million on 41,000 donations during the first day after he was introduced, which tells us two things. One: As you might expect, the bigger donations from more ardent Ryan fans...
  • Romney campaign: $7.4 million raised online since Ryan was named VP

    08/14/2012 8:12:36 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/14/12 | Allahpundit
    It’s a testament to the phenomenal excitement that greeted Palin’s selection in 2008 that Team McCain raised $8.8 million in just 48 hours after she was named VP. As for Ryan, Ed noted on Sunday that Team Mitt collected $3.5 million on 41,000 donations during the first day after he was introduced, which tells us two things. One: As you might expect, the bigger donations from more ardent Ryan fans came flooding in right away. Over the first 24 hours, the average contribution was north of 85 bucks. Two: Although it took them two more days to raise just a...
  • ^ Paul Ryan Received With Enthusiasm In Colorado^

    Paul Ryan came and spoke today.... To say the crowd received Ryan with enthusiasm would be an understatement. In fact, his reception became literally thunderous, as many started stamping or pounding on the gym benches, and they repeated this several times when Ryan made strong points..... Ryan was all substance, avoiding cheap campaign shots yet repeatedly bringing the audience to their feet by making clear, powerful points about energy independence, the need to deregulate, fiscal soundness, the difference between a culture of self-reliance and one of dependence, and the doctrines of Natural Law and the Declaration of Independence. That’s right,...
  • Ryan Bounce: Romney Up Two in Gallup Poll

    08/14/2012 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/14/12 | Mike Flynn
    Today, Gallup's daily tracking poll showed Romney moving into a two-point lead over Obama, 47% to 45%. It was the first time since early June that Romney has led in the tracking poll. The race was tied all last week at 46%. A good portion of today's numbers come after the announcement of Paul Ryan as Romney's running mate. Democrats were initially giddy about the selection, as they assumed they could paint Ryan and, by extension, Mitt Romney, as a "dangerous radical," with his plan to reform entitlements. Ever since the announcement, the media has been on a crusade to...
  • Paul Ryan Is Mitt Romney’s Game-Changer

    08/13/2012 9:49:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Mitt Romney really wants to win this thing! After watching Team Obama turn the 2012 presidential election into a sideshow of discussions on minutiae, tax returns, horses, and Olympics, it was thrilling to see Romney finally seize control of this election narrative in naming Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate. Ryan is Mitt Romney's game changer. Period! As House Budget Committee Chairman, Ryan crafted a bold budget in 2011which proposed $6.2 trillion of cuts in government spending over 10 years. Ryan's budget included reforming the tax code, offering Medicaid block grants to the states, Medicare premium subsidies so seniors can...
  • Team Obama confident Biden can take on Ryan despite new gaffe

    08/14/2012 6:47:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August. 14, 2012 | Amie Parnes
    DANVILLE, Va.— The Obama campaign said Tuesday it is confident Vice President Biden will be an effective foil against GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan despite his latest gaffe. Biden on Tuesday made headlines when he told a crowd here that the GOP ticket’s policies would put “y’all back in chains.” The remark was about Wall Street regulations, but the Romney campaign seized on the imagery of slavery to say Biden and Obama had hit a new low. The unscripted comments highlighted Biden’s propensity for off-the-cuff statements —which at times have caused the White House embarrassment. But Biden aides...
  • Ryan to speak in Lakewood, Colorado; Watch LIVE!

    08/14/2012 10:38:40 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 34 replies
    CNN Live ^ | August 14, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Speech in progress.
  • GOP pros fret over Paul Ryan (GOP operatives strike again like 2008)

    08/14/2012 11:22:58 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday August 14, 2012
    “I think it’s a very bold choice. And an exciting and interesting pick. It’s going to elevate the campaign into a debate over big ideas. It means Romney-Ryan can run on principles and provide some real direction and vision for the Republican Party. And probably lose. Maybe big,” said former President George W. Bush senior adviser Mark McKinnon. Joked another: “The most popular phrase in Washington right now is: ‘I love Paul Ryan, but …’” And the more pessimistic strategists don’t even feign good cheer: They think the Ryan pick is a disaster for the GOP. Many of these people...
  • Bringing an accountant to Obama's mud fight

    08/14/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 22 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 8/14/2012 | Peter Lucas
    Paul Ryan may be good; Marco Rubio would have been better. It's almost too easy to say that Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate is like the bland leading the bland. But there is truth to it. At a time when Romney needed fire, he chose rain. He appointed his accountant. Rubio, the passionate and articulate senator from Florida, whose ancestral roots are in Cuba, would have brought fire to the Romney campaign -- along with the state of Florida, and vast appeal to the growing Latin American community in the country. Ryan perhaps helps Romney win Wisconsin, and...
  • Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

    08/14/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 30 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 8/10/2012 | Bruce Bartlett
    Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate By BRUCE BARTLETT, The Fiscal Times August 10, 2012 This week, conservatives launched a concerted effort to get Mitt Romney to choose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee. I do not believe this will happen. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal’s lead editorial strongly endorsed Ryan. Simultaneously, the right-wing Weekly Standard did so as well, emphasizing precisely the same points. Their argument basically boils down to the need for Romney to emphasize “big issues” in his campaign. First among these is slashing entitlement programs, especially Medicare. Ryan...
  • GOP pros fret over Paul Ryan (all the right people are nervous!)

    08/14/2012 5:41:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    You’ve heard them on television and read them on POLITICO — cheerful, defiant statements from Republican political professionals about Mitt Romney’s bold masterstroke in tapping Paul Ryan as his running mate, and turning the 2012 presidential race into a serious, far-reaching debate about budgets and the nation’s future. Don’t buy it. Away from the cameras, and with all the usual assurances that people aren’t being quoted by name, there is an unmistakable consensus among Republican operatives in Washington: Romney has taken a risk with Ryan that has only a modest chance of going right — and a huge chance of...

    08/14/2012 4:25:46 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 100 replies
    WND ^ | Aug 14 2012 | Jerome R Corsi
    In the first 24 hours after his selection to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential candidate, LGBT (Lesbian, “Gay,” Bisexual, and Transgender) advocacy groups have declared war on Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, targeting him as a villain. But by doing so, LGBT activists risk putting a spotlight on controversial issues high on the cultural agenda of the political left, including same-sex marriage and open LGBT behavior in the military, issues that might not fly as high in some less-liberal regions of the nation, including some swing states. The Human Rights Coalition produced one of the most graphic attacks (above), summarizing...
  • GOP V.P. Pick Paul Ryan Campaigns in Iowa (video)

    08/13/2012 4:36:00 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 08/13/2012
    GOP Vice Presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke at the Des Moines Register’s soapbox area at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. This is the first time he has campaigned on his own since being named by Mitt Romney on Saturday as his VP running mate. Each speaker at the soapbox is given 20 minutes to speak on whatever topic they choose.
  • Video: Hecklers try to climb onstage at Ryan event in Iowa ("Are you going to cut Medicare?")

    08/13/2012 2:52:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    If only his party affiliation were different, this would be a shining lesson for the media in how a rotten tone set at the top can drive the rank-and-file over the edge. Ah well.Handled with aplomb by the candidate, but still uncomfortable to watch: Ryan had barely begun speaking when a woman shouted, "Are you going to cut Medicare?"Two women rushed the stage, and one was apparently arrested by three Iowa State Patrolmen after getting on stage with a banner."Woah...hey...alright...she must not be from Iowa," said a dumbfounded Ryan as the woman got on stage.The officers bounded out from behind...
  • Tea party gets its man in Paul Ryan for vice president

    08/13/2012 7:15:13 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tea party didn't get its man in Mitt Romney. But the movement got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket's No. 2 slot. Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate marked a huge victory for the tea party. Its roaring influence helped Republicans take back the House in 2010, gaining 63 seats. Since then, its no-compromise positions on deep budget cuts set the parameters of high-profile fiscal fights on Capitol Hill.... continued
  • Ryan Plays April Fool's Day Joke On Romney

    Congressman Ryan announces Romney's entry into an empty room!
  • Mitt Romney's Selection Of Paul Ryan Is A Sign Of Desperation (Excellent Libertarian Analysis)

    08/12/2012 8:43:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 91 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 12, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Mitt Romney's Selection Of Paul Ryan Is A Sign Of DesperationMany folks were surprised last night as rumors began leaking that Romney tapped Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, for the prestigious VP slot. The surprise came largely because many were expecting a more mundane pick like Tim Pawlenty or Rob Portman. The reactions from the GOP base is positive overall, although the story is still fresh and drawing conclusions is difficult. The reactions from the Democrat/Liberal base are predictable and I am guessing that the Obama campaign is licking its lips over the prospect of skewering Ryan like a kabob. I...
  • Paul Ryan Changes Everything

    08/11/2012 10:41:17 PM PDT · by bray · 43 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 8/11/12 | bray
    Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his Work to this very day, and I, too, am Working.” John 5:17 Celebration time come on! We have one of our own on the ticket which you must give Romney a lot of credit for doing. Paul Ryan is a Tea Party guy who is willing to take on the Turd Rail of politics and tell the truth about Social Security and Medicare. This is Mitt Romney taking the battle straight to the heart of the battle with no fear of the consequences. For someone who has been labeled Wimp...
  • Michael Reagan: Dad Would Approve: Ryan is Romney's 'First Great Move'

    08/11/2012 2:57:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 11, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    Ronald Reagan would approve of Mitt Romney’s choice for a vice presidential running mate if he were alive today, his son, Michael told Newsmax, as he called Paul Ryan's selection the Republican hopeful’s “first great move.” Reagan, a Newsmax contributor added in an exclusive interview on Saturday that “I hope it’s the first of many great moves.” He said that Wisconsin budget hawk Ryan will be able to stand toe-to-toe with President Barack Obama on key issues and will be a tremendous asset to a Romney administration with his expertise as chairman of the House Budget Committee. “It shows that...
  • Reports: Romney Picks Paul Ryan, Announcement Saturday Morning in Virginia

    08/11/2012 3:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Sonic Boom (via NBC News):   Campaign sources indicate that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, NBC News reported Friday night.  Earlier Romney's campaign said in a statement that it would announce a running mate at 9 a.m. ET Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va., just before he begins a four-day bus tour in the battleground state. I spoke with a high-level Romney campaign source earlier this evening, who confirmed that the announcement will come at approximately 9am ET on Saturday, though he could not officially confirm that Ryan is the pick.  The unveiling will occur...
  • Paul Ryan welcomed home with massive rally in Wisconsin

    08/12/2012 6:53:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 131 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12 Aug 2012 | Garrett Haake & Alex Moe
    WAUKESHA, Wis.-- The largest crowd of the campaign so far for a Mitt Romney event welcomed home favorite son Rep. Paul Ryan at a massive rally here in the congressman's district Sunday night, pushing the GOP's vice presidential nominee to tears as he took the stage, setting off cheers with two simple words: "Hi mom." With that, voice cracking, Ryan showed his Wisconsin credentials to a crowd the Romney campaign hopes will be emblematic of the charismatic congressman's support in the Badger state, a reliably Democratic enclave the Republican candidate hopes to turn red this fall. "My veins run with...
  • Ryan holds mirror up to Obama

    08/12/2012 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 11, 2012 | Phillip Klein
    >NORFOLK, Va. — Speaking in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin at the naval museum on a muggy day here, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., introduced himself to a national audience as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. Ryan sounded many themes that were familiar to Washington reporters who have been covering him for years — that the America in which younger generations have it better than their parents is under threat, a problem exacerbated by President Obama’s policies, and the only way to fix it is by offering bold solutions that actually confront the problem.“President Obama, and too many like him...
  • Romney's Choice of Ryan Aimed at Winning Middle Class

    08/11/2012 8:26:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 11, 2012 | Jim Tankersley
    AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, and vice presidential candidate Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wave at the crowd during a campaign event, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 in Norfolk, Va.   Thanks to Paul Ryan, Campaign 2012 is now a two-front class war.Mitt Romney wanted the election to be a straight-up referendum on President Obama’s handling of the economy. Obama responded by framing the race as a choice between an incumbent middle-class champion and a corporate raider whose plans would only help the rich.(RELATED: Romney's Pick of Ryan Brings Medicare to Center Stage)Polls suggested Obama’s...
  • “Paul Ryan represents Obama’s most horrifying nightmare: Math”

    08/12/2012 6:31:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | 8-12-2012 | Keith Backer
    August 12, 2012 “Paul Ryan represents Obama’s most horrifying nightmare: Math” Keith Backer The Blogfather has a great column where he quotes the always hysterical IowaHawk regarding the impact of selection Paul Ryan on the Obama campaign psyche: In Inman Majors’ terrific novel The Millionaires, a consultant explains that there are really only two themes to political campaigns: “It’s A Bright New Day,” and “Back To Basics.” Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign was “Bright New Day” raised to a higher power. Now, with the choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has signaled that he’s doubling down on “Back...
  • Obama: Ryan is Congressional Republicans’ ‘ideological leader’

    08/12/2012 5:10:28 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    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....
  • Democrats in Panic Mode After RNC Raises $3.5 Million Following Ryan Pick

    08/12/2012 5:25:21 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 66 replies
    The DNC is in panic mode. They’re on both knees begging supporters for donations following Mitt Romney’s running mate announcement.
  • The Challenge Ahead for Romney-Ryan

    08/12/2012 4:55:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Seeing the Sunday news shows did nothing to diminish my enthusiasm over Romney's choice of Paul Ryan for the VP slot.  It did, however, provide a sobering realization of the scale of the challenge ahead for the Romney-Ryan ticket -- given that (1) the Obama campaign has shown a willingness to lie without shame; and (2) the ostensible "referees" of the debate (i.e., the media) have already made it more than clear that they are in the tank for Obama. There are some things that the Romney-Ryan team needs to do right away.  These include: (1) Get surrogates and spokesmen...
  • Romney Campaign Expects $3 Million Off Ryan Pick Today

    08/12/2012 8:23:17 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/2012 | Larry O'Connor
    A source inside the Romney campaign confirms the GOP nominee has raised over $1.5 million dollars since announcing Rep. Paul Ryan as the vice presidential selection five hours ago and they expect to double that number by the end of the day. A Romney advisor told Breitbart News: Romney has raised $1.5 million since announcing Ryan. We expect over 30,000 individual donations by end of the day, and are likely to surpass the $3 million mark in the first 24 hours alone. For a campaign that was already heavily outpacing the Obama re-election effort in fundraising, these numbers serve as...
  • Paul Ryan donations from a now-convicted Wis. businessman could draw fire

    08/12/2012 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2012 | by Jerry Markon
    Democrats have wasted little time blasting Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan over his federal budget plan, but a more obscure part of his record could also draw attention: his relationship with a convicted Wisconsin businessman. Ryan accepted nearly $60,000 in contributions from businessman Dennis Troha and his family, records show. Troha was later indicted on campaign finance charges over an Indian casino he sought to open. During the casino application process, Troha said, Ryan (R-Wis.) called federal regulators at his request. Ryan was not found to have violated any laws, nor was he a target or key figure...
  • Romney camp raises $3.5 million after Ryan veep announcement

    08/12/2012 12:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate has energized donors, with the campaign raising $3.5 million in the 24 hours since the announcement. Campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul tweeted the fundraising haul on Sunday. Andrea Saul@andreamsaul $3.5 million raised online in 24 hrs of @MittRomney's pick of @PaulRyanVP #RomneyRyan2012 12 Aug 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Yesterday, Saul provided updates at the Romney campaign saw a spike in donations after Ryan was named to the GOP ticket. A tweet Saturday afternoon said that $1.2 million had been raised within four hours, with $2 million total by the...
  • The Top 10 Most Outrageous Media Attacks Against Paul Ryan

    08/12/2012 4:28:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 12, 2012 | Randy Hall
    Now that Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been named Mitt Romney's running mate in the upcoming presidential election, we can expect the Democrats and the media to set new lows in their attacks on him. Unfortunately, over the years, liberally biased journalists have had plenty of practice. Here's our look at the top 10 most outrageous media attacks on Paul Ryan.10. Ryan, GOP House wasting time making budgets On the April 1 (no fooling) edition of “The Diane Rehm Show” on National Public Radio, the host could not bear to hear any Republican receive praise -- especially Paul Ryan. After...
  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan set for first joint interview on '60 Minutes'

    08/12/2012 11:56:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    EW ^ | August 12, 2012 | by Laura Hertzfeld
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his newly-named running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), will appear in their first joint interview on Sunday’s 60 Minutes. Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer will conduct the interview, CBS News tweeted Sunday morning.
  • Gingrich explains change of heart on Ryan budget

    08/12/2012 1:05:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/12/2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    (CBS News) After having to apologize last year to House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for calling the Medicare overhaul in his budget proposal "right-wing social engineering," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday argued his budget efforts, "in my mind, makes him an extraordinarily exciting choice" as Mitt Romney's newly announce VP nominee, "because you now have a national leader who is capable of talking in detail with the American people about some very complicated topics." "The one thing I objected to back in May 2011," Gingrich told CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes, "was that he eliminated Medicare...
  • The other Ryan: the candidate’s wife, Janna

    08/12/2012 2:59:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | August 12, 2012 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    An interesting glimpse at Paul Ryan’s wife, from the Washington Post: Janna Ryan, wife of Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan, is the poster girl for Generation X women who wanted to have it all.Ryan, 43, like many of her 40-something peers, is a stay-at-home mother with an impressive resume. She prefers her husband’s hometown, Janesville, Wis., to Washington and remains out of the political limelight.But Janna Christine Little Ryan hails from Oklahoma, a state known for its Will Rogers’s common-sense ideals mixed with a smidgen of Wild West attitude.She grew up Madill, Okla., in the southern part of...

    08/12/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 12,2012 | Scott Johnson
    1. The Republicans have a deep bench from which Romney picked: 2. Paul Rahe suggests that the pick represents Romney’s declaration of war, and Professor Rahe is always worth reading. I think Romney has concluded he needs to go big and bold to win. 3. Paul Ryan is a remarkable man. He has made himself a national figure through his mastery of the federal budget. Who’d a thunk it? 4. Like the others on my putative short list, Ryan radiates decency 5. It would be nice to think that the Obama campaign played the murder card a little early, with...
  • MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Paul Ryan “not a pick for women”

    08/12/2012 1:50:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Just after Paul Ryan made his running-mate debut in front of the USS Wisconsin on Saturday, Andrea Mitchell reported back to MSNBC --- and decreed that Romney's selection means that "this is a base election. This is not a pick for suburban moms, this is not a pick for women." ...What the what?CLICK ABOVE LIN FOR THE VIDEO In the name of all that is holy --- stop presuming to speak for me. Please, please, please, liberal women, quit boxing me in to your stupid self-stereotypes. It never fails to mystify me as to why women could possibly be so...
  • Stoffa: Romney's choice of Ryan seals deal for Obama's victory (College student clues us all in)

    08/12/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Iowa State Daily ^ | August 12, 2012 | Gabriel Stoffa
    It's a beautiful day in his neighborhood, a beautiful day for the president. Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my president? Hi American citizens, I'm Barack Obama and I'm glad we're together again. (sung to the tune of "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" theme) That is the diddy Obama and the rest of the Democrats across the nation will be happily humming all the way through election day as Mitt Romney made the announcement of Paul Ryan for his vice-presidential candidate. As this election process has progressed, Romney has had to battle both the left and the...
  • Mitt Romney hugs Paul Ryan, but not budget

    08/12/2012 12:12:06 PM PDT · by RaisingCain · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | Politico
    Romney spokeswoman Sarah Pompei said Saturday that the candidate “applauds” Ryan’s ideas, but intends to issue his own blueprint for reshaping the federal budget. After Romney’s speech introducing Ryan, advisers said the former Massachusetts governor has no intention of being handcuffed to all the specifics of Ryan’s plans — though he has said in the past that he’d sign Ryan’s budget if passed by Congress. “He has said it moves us in the right direction. He has said that if it’s sent to him, he would sign it. And he has said that he will put forward his own plan,”...
  • Sarah Palin: We’ve got Paul Ryan’s back and will call out the media for their lies and distortions

    08/12/2012 12:26:39 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 187 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/12/2012 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Sarah Palin says that Paul Ryan is sure to be vetted and scrutinized, but that she among others has his back and will call out the media for their lies and distortions. She goes on to say that when she was thrust in that spotlight that she didn’t have a lot of support from people in the McCain campaign to defender her and explain what her record was all about because they were protecting their own future interests. But she says that we won’t let that happen to Paul Ryan:
  • Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate is a battle cry

    08/12/2012 1:36:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | August 12, 2012 | Masthead Editorial
    Republican ticket will force the real issues onto the table Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate is a boldly clarifying jolt for a presidential contest whose issues and stakes have been in desperate need of definition. Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan has been the architect of low tax, and lower spending, proposals that the Republicans advocate as catalysts for economic revival and American prosperity in the long run. He is also an able proponent of the view that overly large government has become a smothering weight on the country. By tapping the...
  • Paul Ryan explains his votes for TARP, bailouts and tax on AIG bonuses

    08/12/2012 1:10:08 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/14/2010 | Jon Ward
    A recent column in which blogger Matt Lewis questioned the conservative credentials of Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, got a lot of attention on our Web site. A number of Daily Caller readers have commented about Ryan, saying he has cast votes they disagree with, particularly in favor of the $700 billion TARP bailout for Wall Street, the auto bailouts and the taxes on AIG bonuses. Here’s how Lewis put it: "Though he talks like Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, some of Ryan’s most high-profile votes seem closer to Keynes than to Adam Smith. For example, in the span of...
  • Romney and Ryan: America's comeback team

    08/12/2012 7:12:43 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 11 replies
    mittromney,paulryan,comeback team,elections ^ | 2012-08-11 13:00:23 | Josh Bernstein
    Today is the first day in the rebirth of America. With the exception of maybe Senator Marco Rubio, no other candidate for vice president has the ability to satisfy the base, energize the Tea Party, and appeal to Independents quite like Congressman Paul Ryan.If the Democrats and the left underestimate Paul Ryan, they do so at their own peril.Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this article, I will heed a warning to Mitt Romney and the Republican Party. If we allow the left to define Paul Ryan through vicious and unscrupulous attacks, then WE do so at...
  • Rasmussen: Ryan favorability 39/25, 52/29 among … seniors

    08/12/2012 7:37:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2012 | Rasmussen
    The media has talked about Paul Ryan's budget as an albatross that would hang from Mitt Romney's neck with or without Ryan on the ticket, and the assumption has been that Ryan himself will also be a net negative for the GOP in November. Democrats tried to proactively damage Ryan's standing with voters by depicting him pushing an elderly woman off of a cliff in May 2011, when Ryan first proposed his comprehensive, long-term budget reform package in May 2011. Rasmussen Reports has reminds us that a July survey showed Ryan's favorability as mainly positive, albeit with a significant number...
  • Ryan as VP Pick Continues Election Year Focus on Catholicism

    08/12/2012 5:59:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/11/12 | Dan Gilgoff and Dan Merica
    Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate promises to cast a spotlight on American Catholicism in an election year when the tradition has already been a major focus. Ryan, a Catholic who chairs the House Budget Committee, is better known for his outspoken fiscal conservatism than for leading on conservative Catholic social causes like opposing abortion and gay marriage. But Romney called attention to Ryan's religion Saturday in introducing him as his running mate: "A faithful Catholic, Paul believes in the worth and dignity of every human life," Romney said....
  • Paul Ryan and the 2nd Amendment (This pic will get gun grabbers and the PETA folks MAD)

    08/12/2012 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Normally, when you see Paul Ryan's name crop up in terms of policy debate, it tends to be in the area of the economy. (Not terribly surprising, being the head of the budget committee and a widely recognized fiscal policy wonk.) But the man has been on the scene for quite a while and certainly has opinions on other issues of concern to voters. So where does Mitt Romney's new running mate stand on the issues of gun owners rights, hunting and the associated freedoms that Americans enjoy? Well, for one thing, he's got an A rating from the NRA....
  • Paul Ryan Big-Game Hunting Pics Have Libs Completely Flipping Out

    08/12/2012 6:18:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 112 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 12, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The buck stops here! Twitter: Yep... they're scared! Especially the White House... they had a new anti-Ryan site  ready to go up long before the guy even received the call... More at Reaganite Republican (NSFW language alert) _______________________________________________ DeerHunting.com   Twitchy   GeekMecca   FreeRepubic
  • Some Seniors Worry Over Ryan Selection

    08/12/2012 7:45:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2012 | By ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES
    The news that Mitt Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan, who has suggested changing Medicare, as his running mate sparked worries over the weekend among some residents at the Stella Maris retirement community in Miami Beach—concerns that could reverberate among seniors nationwide. Nancy Scarchilli, a 92-year-old registered Democrat who is undecided this year, said Medicare "just paid a beautiful penny for my hospitalization" for heart failure, adding that she likes the program "the way it is." Gisela Adán, another resident of the Stella Maris retirement community, said Saturday she relies on Social Security and Medicare but was unfamiliar with the details...
  • Walker: Ryan pick part of a 'cheesehead revolution'

    08/12/2012 6:02:50 AM PDT · by OldCountryBoy · 8 replies
    WisPolitics.com ^ | August 11, 2012 | Kay Nolan
    Gov. Scott Walker gave vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan a resounding endorsement today and joked it's another sign of a "cheesehead revolution." "If there was a Paul Ryan fan club, I'd be president," Walker said the morning after he learned Mitt Romney picked Ryan as his running mate. Walker indicated he knew Ryan would be the nominee last night. Walker told reporters in Wauwatosa that he and Ryan "texted back and forth" last night and that as Walker said his nightly prayers last evening, "at the top of my list was Paul Ryan and his family." Walker also said he...