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  • Paul Ryan: All Pumped Up For His Closeup (The rarely seen Workout photos)

    10/11/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TIME ^ | 10/11/2012 | Belinda Luscombe
    When TIME named Paul Ryan a runner-up in last year’s Person of the Year issue, many were familiar with his proposed budget, but few knew that the Wisconsin congressman stayed fit with the now-best selling P90X workout plan. (Ryan’s father and grandfather died of heart attacks.) In fact, it was Ryan’s fitness regime (and Herculean strength on all things fiscal) that inspired the workout-themed sitting for the Person of the Year; those portraits, photographed by Gregg Segal, appear in this week’s issue. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTOS
  • Is Paul Ryan Hawt? (Females across the nation say, "Wow!" And that translates into a lot of votes)

    10/11/2012 7:06:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2012 | J.T. Hatter
    Paul's Hot! Joe's Not. I have to admit that I'm not "with it" anymore. I can't dubstep. That would probably kill me. I'm a rock 'n' roller. That's my music and my era. And that's my excuse for completely missing out on the "Paul Ryan is hot" mania that is sweeping the country. It started as soon as Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate this summer. Women know all about it. They started it. They're keeping it going. So there must be something to it. Did you know there's a dance called the Paul Ryan? Yep. Here's the...
  • Ryan says he feels 'good' about debate versus Biden

    10/10/2012 3:35:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    nbcnews ^ | October 20, 2012 | Alex Moe
    ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says he feels “good” and is “looking forward” to the only VP debate of election, taking place in Kentucky in fewer than 36 hours. “I am looking forward to giving people a very clear choice,” Ryan told reporters during a quick stop to Old Farmer’s Creamery. “Look, Joe Biden has been on this stage many times, this is my first time so sure it is a nervous situation because Joe Biden is one of the most experienced debaters we’ve had in modern politics. But the Achilles Heel he has is...
  • Paul Ryan's Moment

    10/10/2012 2:12:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Armstrong Williams
    Gallup is reporting that Mitt Romney has received a five-point bounce from his trouncing of the President in last week’s debate, with the race tied at 47-47. The race is a dead heat, and, just like the MLB playoffs happening in Washington for the first time in decades, every single play now counts. This week, Vice-President Biden will face Congressman Paul Ryan in the Vice Presidential Debate. Conservatives have been licking their lips for this one ever since Ryan was selected by Governor Romney as his running mate back in early August. But don’t count Biden out too soon: he...
  • MSNBC panel -- Ryan will lie but Biden will shine in VP debate

    10/10/2012 12:16:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 08, 2012 | Dan Gainor
    <p>MSNBC is so focused on building false narratives they should hand out hard hats to their on-air staff. This time it was the gang of unknowns on Melissa Harris-Perry‘s Sunday show depicting Vice President Joe Biden as a statesmen and GOP veep hopeful Paul Ryan as a liar.</p>
  • Advantage Ryan

    10/10/2012 10:07:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Bob Barr
    My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived. John Adams, First Vice President of the United States, 1793 Since our nation’s first vice president took his oath of office in 1789, the office in which John Adams labored under the shadow of George Washington has been much maligned. Despite the scorn that has been heaped upon this second highest office in the land, 14 of its alumni have gone on to become presidents; and every four years there recurs a mad scramble in both...
  • The vice presidential debate drinking game

    10/09/2012 12:49:33 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 9, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    Every time Biden says "GM is still alive and Osama is dead," roll your eyes and take a sip. - If Biden screws it up and says "Obama is dead," take a chug. - If Ryan responds by saying "al-Qaeda is still alive and your ambassador is dead," finish your drink.
  • Paul Ryan fundraising in Chicago, Big Bird joins protests

    10/09/2012 7:11:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/07/2012
    October 7, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan came to the Chicago area for a big fundraiser, and protesting Democrats were waiting for him. His motorcade arrived at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. The top price was nearly $76,000 per person. Outside, Democrats demonstrated against the Republican agenda and Big Bird joined them to protest Mitt Romney's plan to end the federal subsidy for the Public Broadcasting System. They were upset about his Medicare plans, but Republicans say they're on a roll after the first Presidential debate. "The Romney-Ryan voucher plan would leave seniors at the mercy of...
  • Paul Ryan to reporter: Don’t stuff words into my mouth (Watch Video)

    10/09/2012 6:49:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Just remember: there's no such thing as media bias. Reporter Terry Camp got a rebuke from Paul Ryan at the end of this interview for the ABC affiliate in Detroit, when Camp asked a "weird" question of Ryan at the end of a string of queries on gun violence. After Ryan talked about the need for communities and groups within them to create moral structures and education and for government to push pro-growth policies to create jobs and opportunities in the inner cities, Camp tried tossing in a gotcha question --- and got rebuked by Ryan as the interview ended:...
  • Paul Ryan Ends Interview Early After "Strange" Question

    10/08/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 81 replies
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan walked out of an interview with Detroit's ABC News affiliate after the local news anchor attempted to "stuff words" in his mouth. Ryan was answering a series of questions about violence, guns and gun control laws. Ryan, addressing gun violence, said the best thing to do is to "help teach people good discipline [and good character. Local anchor Terry Camp asked Ryan if he could do all of that "by cutting taxes" which caused him to get up and end the interview.
  • Woman at GOP Rally, “I was not calling Ryan out”

    10/06/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    To hear the Obama campaign tell the story, VP candidate Paul Ryan got a real earful at one of his own events this past week. An Iowa woman chimed in with a question for the candidate which she felt deserved an answer. At the town hall event on Tuesday, [Linda] Morrison cited a contentious exchange between Ryan and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Sunday, in which Ryan said it would take too long to explain the details of his tax plan. She asked the vice presidential candidate why he wasn’t more specific, and why he “didn’t answer his question...
  • Biden says he’s ready to rumble with Ryan

    10/05/2012 10:13:18 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    <p>Vice President Joseph R. Biden isn’t known for his disciplined oratory, but after watching Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outperform President Obama during Wednesday night’s debate, Mr. Biden said he’s ready to face Mr. Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, and pin him down on the facts.</p>
  • Why Seniors Should Prefer Ryan’s Medicare Plan to Obama’s

    10/04/2012 7:44:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/04/2012 | PETER FERRARA
    DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz described the Medicare reforms proposed by GOP Vice-Presidential nominee and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as "literally a death trap for seniors." White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Ryan's reforms would "change Medicare as we know it." But it was Obamacare that already changed Medicare as we know it, transforming it literally into a death trap for seniors. Obamacare cut Medicare by $716 billion over the next 10 years alone, mostly by slashing Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals. And that is just a down-payment on what is to come. Ryan...
  • Paul Ryan Rocks Dubuque

    10/02/2012 6:36:56 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 10/1/2012 | Craig Robinson
    Paul Ryan’s latest swing through the state of Iowa has begun in two communities where the Republican nominee for Vice President has family ties. On Monday, Ryan rallied Republicans at his grandfather’s alma mater, Loras College, in Dubuque. On Tuesday, Ryan begins his day in Clinton, where his mother-in-law was born. The bus tour of Mississippi River towns continues through Muscatine before it concludes in Burlington Tuesday evening. Republicans packed the Loras College field house on Monday evening to see Ryan, and even more stood outside because the building was over capacity. Ryan was greeted with thunderous applause and cheers...
  • Bias: WaPo's Astounding Hit Piece on Paul Ryan

    10/01/2012 6:05:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Guy Benson
    If asked, how might you describe Paul Ryan's role and level of involvement within the national conversation about Washington's budget process and the looming debt crisis?  If you were the Washington Post, you'd attempt to capture it with this surreal headline:    "Amid Debt Crisis, Paul Ryan Sat on Sidelines" Welcome to Bizarro World.  Of all the potential attacks on Paul Ryan "journalist" Lori Montgomery had at her disposal, she decided to run with the preposterous-on-its-face "he just sits in the corner and does nothing" angle.  Where to begin?  Keith Hennessey has an outstanding and comprehensive piece deconstructing Montgomery's, ahem, "reportage" over...
  • Ryan: We are seeing Obama’s foreign policy unravel on our TV screens

    09/30/2012 6:30:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/30/2012 11:35 AM | Jim Hoft
    Terrific!Paul Ryan slammed Barack Obama’s failed foreign policy this week on FOX News Sunday. The Republican VP nominee told Chris Wallace the “ugly fruits” of a foreign policy of weakness is unraveling before our eyes on our TV screens. “The Obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our TV screens. And so what Mitt Romney is going to do is lay out a very different vision for foreign policy. One, that is a policy of strength that I would articulate or claim the president’s policy is one of weakness. We’re seeing the ugly fruits of the Obama...
  • Paul Ryan at the AARP

    09/30/2012 4:59:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/24/2012 | Editorial
    The headlines this weekend were all about the boos Paul Ryan elicited on Friday when he addressed the AARP, the self-styled seniors' lobby. The herd of independent media minds missed the real story, which is that the Republican Vice Presidential nominee went into the heart of the entitlement culture, told some hard truths, and even won applause for doing so. Mr. Ryan deserves credit merely for showing up at an organization that portrays itself as nonpartisan but whose leadership is dominated by long-time liberals who consistently pursue the Democratic Party's entitlement agenda. On Friday, our Kimberley Strassel reported on the...
  • Why Senior Citizens Should Prefer Ryan's Medicare Plan To Obama's

    09/29/2012 5:20:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/29/2012 | Peter Ferrara
    DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz described the Medicare reforms proposed by GOP Vice-Presidential nominee and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as “literally a death trap for seniors.” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Ryan’s reforms would “change Medicare as we know it.” But it was Obamacare that already changed Medicare as we know it, transforming it literally into a death trap for seniors. Obamacare cut Medicare by $716 billion over the next 10 years alone, mostly by slashing Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals. And that is just a down-payment on what is to come. Ryan...
  • Republican VP candidate Ryan to visit Clinton, Muscatine on Tuesday

    09/28/2012 8:21:12 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 09/28/2012 | Ed Tibbets
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in southeast Iowa on Tuesday, making stops in Clinton, Muscatine and Burlington. The stops are part of a two-day swing through Iowa, a key swing state in the 2012 election. Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, is kicking off the trip with a Monday night rally at Loras College in Dubuque, where his grandfather went to school. Full details of his stops on Tuesday have not been released. But an invitation to the Clinton event says it will be a town hall meeting at 9 a.m. at the Clinton County Courthouse, 612 N....
  • Paul Ryan Says He's Now Okay With Gays in the Military

    09/27/2012 3:58:37 PM PDT · by Windflier · 129 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Pete Winn
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, told a West Palm Beach, Fla., television station over the weekend that he is now okay with homosexuals in the military and does not want to reverse the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. “I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater, and they just didn’t think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm’s way in combat,” Ryan told WPTV Saturday, when asked about the one-year anniversary...
  • Paul Ryan’s Black Ex-girlfriend and the Art of Race Baiting

    09/27/2012 10:00:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/27/2012 | Walter Hudson
    Congressman Paul Ryan's ex-girlfriend Deneeta Pope At the top of our list of “8 Ways Blacks Perpetuate Racism” was a particularly devious trick which black identity activists employ. That is the elevation of civil rights above individual rights.Contrary to its sacrosanct place in our political lexicon, the term “civil rights” does not refer to an inherent good. A civil right is granted by the state, as opposed to individual rights which are derived objectively from the facts of reality. There is nothing preventing civil rights from conflicting with individual rights. When they do, it is immoral. Civil rights are...
  • The Mommy Files: Paul Ryan supporters post images of their gun-shooting kids on Twitter

    09/27/2012 12:24:58 AM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Sep 26 2012 at 5:08 pm | Posted By: Amy Graff
    Yesterday, while campaigning in Ohio, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan made a pit stop at Outdoor World to buy his 10-year-old daughter some camouflage clothing. We’re not talking about a trendy camo mini skirt. Ryan spent $101.14 on a hunting jacket and a pair of gloves for Liza to wear on her first deer-hunting trip. “She’s going to get to go hunting this year for the first time,” Ryan told NBC News. “She’s 10 years old so she can hunt starting at 10. “She’s been getting ready, she’s been practicing,” he added. “I just need to get her some...
  • Beyond Obamacare [former Obama official says we NEED death panels]

    09/26/2012 9:16:09 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 16, 2012 | Steven Rattner
    WE need death panels. Well, maybe not death panels, exactly, but unless we start allocating health care resources more prudently — rationing, by its proper name — the exploding cost of Medicare will swamp the federal budget. But in the pantheon of toxic issues — the famous “third rails” of American politics — none stands taller than overtly acknowledging that elderly Americans are not entitled to every conceivable medical procedure or pharmaceutical. Most notably, President Obama’s estimable Affordable Care Act regrettably includes severe restrictions on any reduction in Medicare services or increase in fees to beneficiaries. In 2009, Sarah Palin’s...
  • LIST OF REPUBLICAN CUTS IN PAUL RYAN'S PLAN

    09/25/2012 9:16:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | 9/23/2012 | Ralph E Wall
    Clearly, Paul Ryan knows how to make the cuts necessary to get this country back on track. Notice S.S.. and the military are NOT on this list These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end and pass it on to as many as you can. * Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings. * Save America's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings. * International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings. * Legal Services Corporation -- $420 million annual savings. * National Endowment for the...
  • Paul Ryan says reversal of DADT repeal is step in wrong direction

    09/24/2012 9:07:08 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 84 replies
    WPTV.com ^ | 09/23/2012 | Alex Sanz
    MIAMI -- One year after the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that barred openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview with WPTV NewsChannel 5 that the controversial policy should not be reinstated. "Now that it's done, we should not reverse it," Ryan told WPTV NewsChannel 5 during a visit to Miami. "I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves." Ryan was one of 160 Republicans and 15 Democrats in the House of Representatives to vote...
  • Ryan says under Obama, Middle East looks like '1979 Tehran'

    09/24/2012 2:50:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/24/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Paul Ryan delivered a blistering speech against President Obama on foreign policy Monday, saying because of the president's policies, the Middle East looks like Tehran during the mob protests on the U.S. embassy in 1979. Ryan, speaking in Lima, Ohio, was referencing Nov. 4, 1979, when Islamic revolutionaries in Iran attacked the U.S. embassy and took more than 50 Americans hostage. Ryan said that Obama has failed to fulfill promises to bring peace to the Middle East. "I mean, turn on the TV and it reminds you of 1979 Tehran but they're burning our flags in capitals all around the...
  • Terence Corcoran: Ayn Rand — still the most dangerous woman in America

    09/22/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Financial Post ^ | September 22, 2012 | Terence Corcoran
    Veteran American libertarian author and activist Jerome Tuccille once wrote a book titled It Usually Begins with Ayn Rand. Not true in my case. For me it all began with Walt Whitman, the 19th-century mystic whose mesmerizing American poetry helped turn me into a free market individualist. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself…” But that’s another story. These days, I find what began with Walt Whitman is usually fired up in me now by leftist economists who promote big government, Occupy activists who attack corporate greed and politicians who cravenly exploit class warfare over allegedly expanding inequality. Which is how...
  • 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...
  • Ryan at the AARP (Not convincing AARP does not mean not convincing Seniors)

    09/22/2012 7:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/22/2012 | Yuval Levin
    Be sure to read Paul Ryan's speech to the AARP's national convention today --- a clear and forthright elucidation of the case for saving Medicare and the federal budget through market-based reforms and against doubling down on failed central planning and price controls through Obamacare.   As he surely knew he would be, Ryan was met with some opposition (though also some support) in the audience, and boos could be heard at various points --- particularly during his criticisms of Obamacare. That's hardly surprising. The AARP sometimes presents itself as a kind of membership organization consisting of senior citizens,...
  • Paul Ryan Booed By AARP Crowd For Promising To Repeal ‘Obamacare’

    09/21/2012 10:17:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 132 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/21/2012 | Noah Rothman
    Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)was not well received at a gathering held by the American Association of Retired Peoples on Friday. After Ryan said the first step to strengthening Medicare is to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the crowd erupted into boos. After promising to repeal “Obamacare,” the crowd jeered. “I had a feeling there would be mixed reactions,” said Ryan amid the chorus of booing. “It weakens Medicare for today’s seniors and puts it at risk for the next generation,” said Ryan to more booing. “You may not have heard this side of the...
  • News 4's Joe Hart interviews Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan (Video)

    09/19/2012 10:13:51 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo
    KRNV Radio ^ | 9/18/2012 | KRNV
    RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- News 4's Joe Hart holds an exclusive interview with Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan, discussing Mitt Romney's recently leaked comments recorded at a private fundraiser, and what Ryan thinks Romney meant by those comments.
  • CNN lapdog adds ‘breadbasket’ to Handbook of Racial Code Words after hearing Paul Ryan speech

    09/15/2012 11:37:50 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 79 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 09/15/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    @PeterHambyCNN: Ryan just called Florida "the breadbasket of the South" ... phrase has Civil War origins. Florida a major supplier food to the Confederacy
  • Paul Ryan taps Ted Olson to play Biden in debate prep

    09/15/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/15/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Paul Ryan taps Ted Olson to play Biden in debate prepBy Felicia Sonmez, Saturday, September 15, 10:31 AM The Washington Post Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has tapped former U.S. solicitor general Ted Olson to play the role of Vice President Biden in preparations for next month’s debate. Olson is best known as the top Republican attorney who, along with New York attorney David Boies, led the legal battle against California’s Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. His first mock debate session with Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, came this past week. Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck called Olson “one of...
  • Ryan Calls for ‘Moral Clarity’ in American Foreign Policy

    09/14/2012 6:22:22 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 13 replies
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan called for U.S. foreign policy to have “moral clarity and firmness of purpose” in remarks today to the Family Research Council’s voter summit in Washington. His address followed criticism by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of how President Barack Obama’s administration has handled attacks on U.S. diplomatic outposts this week in the Middle East. The presidential campaign has turned to foreign policy after four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in Benghazi, Libya. The deaths and assaults on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Yemen followed publicity of film footage that mocked Muslims...
  • LIVE: Paul Ryan holds town hall meeting in Wisconsin

    09/12/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 30 replies
    Paul Ryan will speak shortly at a town hall campaign stop in Wisconsin. Video link: http://video.foxnews.com/video-live-streaming.html?video_id=1155606221001
  • (VA)Paul Ryan will be in Harrisonburg this Friday at the Rockingham Fairgrounds

    09/12/2012 8:44:51 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    from an email
    Friend, I wanted to let you know that Paul Ryan will be in Harrisonburg this Friday at the Rockingham Fairgrounds! Doors will be open at 12:30 pm. To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit: www.mittromney.com/states/virginia Event begins at 2 pm. Address of fairground is 4808 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 28801
  • Republican plan for Medicare could face years of hurdles: experts (Easier said than done)

    09/11/2012 8:59:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 09/11/2012 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to turn Medicare into a voucher system and President Barack Obama hopes that fact alone will help him win votes among senior citizens and baby boomers. But health policy experts, including two analysts who first floated the idea of Medicare vouchers 17 years ago, say no such plan is likely to become legislation - let alone law - until after the next presidential election in 2016. That is because the mere notion of fundamentally revamping the $590 billion-a-year healthcare program, which serves 50 million elderly and disabled Americans, raises a multitude...
  • Paul Ryan's Take on Marijuana: Worthless or Desperate?

    09/10/2012 11:32:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 264 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon., Sep. 10 2012 | Chris Roberts
    <p>Scooping up votes in swing states is how Paul Ryan serves Mitt Romney best. And what better dissatisfied liberal bloc for the Republicans to court than marijuana supporters, stunned by President Obama's total betrayal?</p> <p>Hence the vice presidential candidate's stance in a college town in swinging Colorado, which will vote on legalizing marijuana at the November ballot, striking a libertarian tone to questions about marijuana enforcement. "It's up to Coloradans to decide," Ryan told Colorado Springs's KRDO. "My personal positions on this issue have been let the states decide what to do with these things.... What I've always believed is the states should decide."</p>
  • Paul Ryan on Chicago teachers strike: ‘We stand with Rahm Emanuel’

    09/10/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke out against the Chicago Teachers Union strike on Monday, saying he stands behind Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's opposition to the demonstration. "Mayor Emanuel is right today in saying that this teacher's union strike is unnecessary and wrong," Ryan said in Portland, Ore., according to a pool report transcript. "We know that Rahm is not going to support our campaign, but on this issue and this day we stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel." More than 26,000 education professionals in the Chicago area did not attend work on Monday over a contract negotiation dispute with the...
  • VIDEO: PAUL RYAN RALLY SPEECH - SPARKS, NV

    09/09/2012 4:57:18 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/8/2012 | YouTube
    Found a video someone uploaded of Ryan's first post-DNC campaign rally stop in Sparks, NV we attended Friday. I have no affiliation with the site that uploaded this, and the video quality isn't the greatest but the audio is pretty good. His stump speech changed significantly, and there wasn't a teleprompter in site. He specifically went after Reid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt6Pll6xlyg
  • LIVE: Paul Ryan Rally in Colorado Springs, CO

    09/06/2012 9:05:06 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 26 replies
    Live video feed of the Paul Ryan rally in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Paul Ryan live in Cedar Rapids now

    09/04/2012 2:24:17 PM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    KCRG TV ^ | 9/4/2012
    live streaming now.
  • While I Was Gone…

    09/04/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 1 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | September 4 2012 | Skip MacLure
    In writing, especially in the era of the new media, you’re only as good as your last publication… in our case, that was a couple of weeks ago. Dee, my fearless editor, and I both have full time careers. Dee in particular has an awful lot on her plate… I honestly don’t understand how she does it all. We’ve experienced a sort of enforced hiatus due to a long overdue hiatal hernia reduction that I should have taken care of years ago. The operation, as such, went extremely well, except that I contracted pneumonia as a result of the anesthesia…...
  • CA Dem chair compares Ryan to Goebbels — then exits Dem convention for a “pre-scheduled root canal”

    09/04/2012 10:30:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, the Democratic National Convention has gotten off to the kind of start one might expect after four years of Barack Obama. First, Democratic campaign surrogates kept fumbling the hardly-unexpected "are you better off" question every incumbent since Jimmy Carter has had to answer. Now the leader of the largest state party has suddenly departed from Charlotte after comparing Paul Ryan to Josef Goebbels and then attempting to deny he'd made a Nazi comparison at all. John Burton, the chair of California's Democratic Party, said that Ryan had adopted Goebbels' "Big Lie" technique in his convention speech last week:CLICK ABOVE...
  • Video: Nancy Pelosi Refuses to Condemn Democrat Who Compared Paul Ryan and Republicans to Nazis

    09/03/2012 1:39:53 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 12 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 09/03/2012
    Earlier this morning, we alerted you to a report that the Democrat Party Chair from California, John Burton, compared Paul Ryan and the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. From the Chronicle (who will be posting audio shortly): Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’ pal Guv Jerry Brown once did – just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for “telling the big lie,” a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told. “They lie...
  • Big California Dem. Compares Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels

    09/03/2012 10:15:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Sept. 3, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    California Democratic party chair John Burton compared Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels this morning in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here's video: Via the San Francisco Chronicle: Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’ palGuv Jerry Brown once did – just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for “telling the big lie,” a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told.
  • Breaking: California Democrat Compares Paul Ryan to Nazi Joseph Goebbels

    09/03/2012 8:52:29 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 32 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 09/03/2012
    New tone alert... According to a just released report from the San Francisco Chronicle, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton compared Paul Ryan and the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Let's see how - or if - the media reports this outrageous comment. Had this been a Republican, you would have already heard about it, as opposed to having to read it here. From the Chronicle (who will be posting audio shortly): Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’...
  • Video PROOF of Obama’s empty promise to Janesville plant, vindicating Paul Ryan

    09/03/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    the Right Scoop ^ | 9/03/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Phillip Kerpen dug this video up from 2008 where Obama promised the Janesville plant – specifically the Janesville plant – that they could re-tool and be here another 100 years and that he’d fight for that future. And he said it knowing that GM was struggling:
  • Inspiring but Not Slick, Romney Showed Right Stuff

    09/03/2012 1:58:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September3, 2012 | Michael Barone
    The 40th Republican National Convention is now history, and political strategists and pundits are poring over the poll numbers to see whether Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are getting a post-convention bounce in what have been very closely divided polls. Romney's convention managers made some correct and some interesting decisions. First, don't relitigate 2008, as some conservatives would love to do. Romney and Ryan both acknowledged the hopes for change motivating so many erstwhile Barack Obama voters. They looked back on his record in office more in sorrow than in anger. Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis eloquently described his own...
  • Biden: Paul Ryan ‘Walked Away’ From Deficit Commission

    09/02/2012 5:22:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Biden: Paul Ryan ‘Walked Away’ From Deficit Commission GREEN BAY, Wis. — Vice President Joe Biden launched a new attack on Rep. Paul Ryan in his home state of Wisconsin today, criticizing the Republican vice presidential candidate for not admitting in his convention speech that he was a member of the bipartisan deficit commission he railed against Wednesday evening. “What he didn’t tell you is he sat on that commission,” Biden said at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. “He sat on that commission, and were he and his house Republican friends that he leads, had they voted with...