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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...