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  • People, Pork, and Primaries

    08/12/2012 2:36:55 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | August 12, 2012 | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on spending a day at a state fair... Wisconsin holds its state fair in West Allis, a close-in suburb of Milwaukee, in the state’s southeast corner. This makes it a more convenient state fair for Chicago’s north suburbanites than our own Illinois state fair in Springfield, so one sees a number of fellow Chicagoans munching on funnel cakes and riding the giant slide every year. State Fair: it’s not just for farmers anymore. But even so, it is largely about farmers. The state fair is many things, a microcosm of our people, our commerce, and our culture. Annual attendance...
  • Obama Campaign Says Slashing Medicare An 'Achievement'

    08/12/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | August. 12, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    This morning, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter appeared on Face The Nation, where she discussed Obamacare’s $700 billion cuts to Medicare. She touted those cuts as an “achievement”: Well, you know ask the wealthy to pay a little bit more. Cut waste from the government. Reform Medicare. More than $300 billion in savings from Medicare. On top of the savings we’ve already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform. This is how Paul Ryan’s selection has already shifted the debate. Now the Obama campaign...
  • 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...
  • What people are saying about Paul Ryan as VP pick

    08/11/2012 7:32:55 AM PDT · by stevek1 · 115 replies
    "Throughout his life, Mitt Romney has made great decisions, and choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate is a truly inspired choice. ... Paul Ryan is a courageous reformer who understands our nation's challenges, has proposed bold policy solutions to solve them, and has shown the courage to stand up to President Obama and other Washington politicians trying to tear him down. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
  • Media First ROFL Spin On a Paul Ryan Veep Pick: Too Inexperienced to Be President?

    08/11/2012 6:01:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 11, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The Drudge Report singled out political writer Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker as having the unintentionally hilarious first spin on the reported pick of Paul Ryan to be Romney's running mate. Lizza immediately started to "tally the risks." "For one thing, Ryan has no significant private-sector experience," he wrote. He wrote this with zero ackowledgment of Obama's private-sector experience scooping mint-chip at Baskin-Robbins. If the rest of the media follows this line, this is going to be shamelessly biased: Besides summer jobs working at McDonaldÂ’s or at his familyÂ’s construction company, or waiting tables as a young Washington staffer,...
  • 1984/ 1980 last time GOP won Mass & WI - But candidates from these states. Happen before ?

    08/11/2012 4:56:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    The last time GOP carried Massachusetts & Wisconsin was in 1984. Reagan incumbent. Also won 1980. Bit of trivial pursuit... Someone can search , but wonder when was last time neither party's President candidate or VP came from a state recently carried? In 1972 Dem VP Shriver was from MD which Dems carried in 1968.
  • New Romney ad slams Obama over Soptic attack; Update: “Real buy … swing states”

    08/10/2012 11:21:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    It didn’t take long for Team Romney to go on offense over the despicable attack ad from Priorities USA Action that strongly implied that Mitt Romney was responsible for the death of a spouse laid off by GST — several years before her diagnosis, and long after Romney left Bain Capital’s active management. Today the Romney campaign released a new TV-ready ad that attacks Barack Obama for “scraping bottom” and asks, “What does it say about a president’s character that tries to use the tragedy of a woman’s death for political gain?” The ad title is “America Deserves Better,” but...
  • NYT introduces us to couple Romney didn’t try to kill with cancer (Helps them to buy a house)

    08/10/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    No, instead, he gave them a personal loan for a house. A house filled with cancer.Nope, just a regular house they rented from Romney in the Houston suburbs. After Romney's initial investment in five rental properties went south, he ended up holding on to them for more than a decade, often renting them at a loss. The Times notes it's one of few miscues in Romney's investment history. When he did offload the homes, the renters were given first dibs, but Timothy and Betty Stamps were unable to get a loan for the home because Timothy had recently lost his...
  • Obama: Attack at Sikh temple assails religion

    08/10/2012 6:40:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT | unattributed
    President Barack Obama says an attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is an assault on religious faith and has no place in the United States. He says such an attack "is an attack on the freedom of all Americans." He says no American should ever have to fear worshipping in public. *** Obama singled out Huma Abedin, an aide to...
  • Romney's plane picking up Paul Ryan

    08/10/2012 5:30:47 PM PDT · by SFmom · 172 replies
    Self and sources
    Heard through my sources: Romney's plane supposedly en route to pick up Paul Ryan....he's the veep choice.
  • Signs that Paul Ryan May Be Romney's VP Pick

    08/10/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 68 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | August 10, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The following signs have emerged that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)--chair of the House Budget Committee, and widely respected pro-life fiscal conservative leader--could be announced as Mitt Romney's choice for Vice President--and sooner rather than later: 1. Ryan has surged on InTrade's prediction market in the past two days, making him the #1 contender ahead of Ohio Senator Rob Portman. 2. Ryan was on vacation in Colorado this week, but appeared at a memorial service today near Milwaukee for victims of Sunday's shootings at a Sikh temple... 3. ...and a mysterious charter plane from Boston to Ryan's hometown of Janesville, WI...
  • Paul Ryan: Hiding Spending Doesn't Reduce Spending [Paul Ryan exposes Obama's lies]

    08/10/2012 11:15:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan: Hiding Spending Doesn't Reduce Spending
  • Paul Ryan Destroys Obama

    08/10/2012 10:22:22 PM PDT · by blasater1960 · 99 replies
    CSAPN ^ | 9--9-09 | Paul Ryan
    First a little bit about CBO: I work with them every single day; very good people; great professionals. They do their jobs well. But their job is to score what is placed in front of them. And what has been placed in front of them is a bill that is fill of gimmicks and smoke and mirrors. Now what do I mean when I say that? First off, the bill has ten years of tax increases and ten years of Medicare cuts to pay for six years of spending. The true ten year cost when subsidies kick-in? $2.3 trillion. The...
  • Does Paul Ryan’s Record Match His Rhetoric?

    08/10/2012 11:38:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    Increasingly our Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has become a national media darling. Representative Ryan is consistently being promoted on social media networks and by the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the nationwide “free market” group Americans for Prosperity. The fact of the matter is that Congressman Ryan voted with George W. Bush 94% of the time. That’s why Ryan’s 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus Liberty Index score, which ranks members of Congress on their voting record from a constitutional perspective, was 91% on economic issues but only 56% on social issues. In 2006, his score on the Liberty Index was 66%...
  • Why Not Paul Ryan? (WSJ Editorial 2 days ago)

    08/10/2012 10:21:35 PM PDT · by jb729 · 18 replies
    The whispering over Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate is getting louder, and along with it we are being treated to the sotto voce angst of the GOP establishment: Whatever else Mitt does, he wouldn't dare pick Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, would he? Too risky, goes the Beltway chorus. His selection would make Medicare and the House budget the issue, not the economy. The 42-year-old is too young, too wonky, too, you know, serious. Beneath it all you can hear the murmurs of the ultimate Washington insult—that Mr. Ryan is too dangerous because he thinks politics is about things...
  • Romney to announce running mate Saturday in Va.

    08/10/2012 8:33:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | Associated Press
    Mitt Romney's campaign says the presumed Republican presidential nominee will announce his running mate Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va. The short list—if there is one—is believed to include Ohio Rep. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. …
  • NBC News: Paul Ryan is Romney VP choice

    08/10/2012 9:53:45 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 280 replies
    WEAU.com ^ | 8/11/12 | WEAU staff
    UPDATE:: NBC News has three sources telling the network that Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin, is Mitt Romney's choice for Vice President. Also the National Review reports the following: Earlier today, a charter plane took off in Boston, stopped in Chicago, then flew to the tiny airport in Janesville, Wis. Janesville, of course, is the hometown of Representative Paul Ryan, a top vice-presidential contender.
  • AP source: Romney picks Ryan for running mate

    08/10/2012 10:16:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 11, 2012 | KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate. A Republican with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Romney has chosen Ryan. The Republican spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to disclose the decision.
  • Is it really Paul Ryan?

    08/10/2012 11:38:32 PM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 75 replies
    Anyone else wondering if maybe this could be a cover for the pick of Rubio? I've noticed that so far Rob Portman and Tim Pawlenty have announced that they received calls from Romney saying they wouldn't be his runningmate but declined to say who will. Thus far I haven't (correct me if I missed it) heard that Rubio has not heard it. It also seems strange that this news would leak this early and the time picked for the event tomorrow also seems odd. Does anyone else think that maybe the rumors about Ryan is just a cover for the...
  • USS Wisconsin (BB 64) == (Romney to name Ryan here in Norfolk)

    08/11/2012 12:09:22 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    navysite.de ^ | 8-2012
    USS Wisconsin (BB 64) - decommissioned - WISCONSIN was the fourth IOWA - class battleship and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name of the state. Stricken from the Navy list on March 17, 2006, the WISCONSIN is now preserved at the Nauticus Maritime Center in Norfolk, Va. General Characteristics: Keel laid: January 25, 1941 Launched: December 7, 1943 Commissioned: April 16, 1944 Decommissioned: July 1, 1948 Second commissioning: March 3, 1951 Second decommissioning: March 8, 1958 Third commissioning: October 22, 1988 Third decommissioning: September 30, 1991 Builder: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA Propulsion system: eight boilers,...