August 11th, 2012, 07:30 AM #1
Romney Picks Paul Ryan of Wisconsin
Hang your head between your legs and kiss your Medicare Good Bye !!!
August 11th, 2012, 09:06 AM #2
Ah, Wisconsin, the banner state for how badly a poor choice in elected officials can totally fuck your state into hell.
August 11th, 2012, 09:35 AM #3
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Well, it'll get him out of Congress.
So Rmoney is tying himself to an economic policy that demands huge cuts in Medicare and Social Security and huge tax cuts for the ultra-rich. That'll sell well.In judging a two-person singing contest, never award the prize to the second soprano having heard only the first.
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August 11th, 2012, 10:23 AM #4
Rmoney (thanks for that Theo!) is just going for the far right wing nutjob vote with his pick. I concur with Whir's assessment.The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it. -Mary Catherine Bateson-
August 11th, 2012, 10:55 AM #5
August 11th, 2012, 11:25 AM #6
Does it really matter who the VP is?
August 11th, 2012, 11:27 AM #7
Ditto. As long as its NOT Palin - who cares“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
August 11th, 2012, 11:33 AM #8
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Oh, dem LEGS !!!!!!!
August 11th, 2012, 11:37 AM #9
It's a good choice. Ryan for spending and tax policy, Romney for economic policy.
It shows where the priorities are: Getting the country moving, and getting our fiscal house in order.Obama doesn't need an "enemies list"... He sees half the country as his enemy.
August 11th, 2012, 11:48 AM #10
August 11th, 2012, 11:53 AM #11
Isn't he the "intellectual leader of the Republicrat Party"
Seee>>> Romney introduces Paul Ryan as his running mate - NBC Politics
Or is Sarah Palin that ?
Intellectual Leader of the Purple Party
August 11th, 2012, 12:23 PM #12
Aren't the Republicans the ones who set us on this course through the BUSH tax breaks and unnecessary wars??
All those wasted monies, had they been spent on the Public Welfare would have our country on a more balance budget and, most importantly... A Healthier America???
Goes to show how little the Party of the Elephant easily forgets the past while showing their total lack of compassion for the citizens of our Country.
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August 11th, 2012, 12:54 PM #13
I've you'd listen to the Purple Party, you'd have saved all the money from the Bailouts and the Stimulus and spent the money on the victims--not the culprits of the Great Ponzi Scam.
Both Parties are criminally liable.
August 11th, 2012, 02:38 PM #14
August 11th, 2012, 03:36 PM #15
I have to think that there are a lot of people like myself who are drawn to good ideas, not party lines, who vote both sides, who are interested in seeing what plans there are to restore "fiscal sanity", as Ryan puts it. A responsible, fiscally conservative budget sounds like something that most people can get behind. Spending where it counts, reduction of waste, reduction of fraud, etc. No one thinks those are bad things.
The only problem is that nothing about Ryan's plan reflects traditional, fiscally responsible values. Nothing about it promotes a healthy, competitive economy. It's a plan for individuals who have been brainwashed into thinking that tax cuts for wealthiest, organized by the wealthiest, are the solution to every problem (too little revenue? TAX CUTS! Too much revenue? TAX CUTS!) and that it's best if the top 1% get to keep the money and call the shots. Not to mention that the budget doesn't actually, you know, balance when all is said and done. But who cares about that, right? Meanwhile you have an expanding base of seniors who are going to be left in the dust and an entire generation of young people who will have the burden of these policy decisions passed on to them.
Perhaps you can define that as "modern day Republicanism", but it certainly isn't conservatism.
The debates should be interesting! Something tells me Biden is going to wipe the floor with this poor kid.
August 11th, 2012, 05:19 PM #16
What Brandon said is on mark.
Ryan claims that it reduces deficits but only if fantasy assumptions occur, like Medical costs magically decrease and unemployment falls to the level during the Korean War. He also assumes Congress will gut deductions, like the mortgage tax deduction, as a revenue generator.
What Ryan as a V.P. choice does is double-down on where Romney is already weak -- perceived as a rich guy out to protect the rich. It also focuses on how anti-middle-class GOP policies are.
Last edited by MTAtech; August 11th, 2012 at 05:21 PM.Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
August 11th, 2012, 05:48 PM #17
Well if he is so "flam flam" how has he won re election seven times in a democrat district, even though Obama carried that district? Obviously, many democrats like his bipartisan approach to problems.
Bottom line, I don't think you will hear "Elections have consequences, you lost!" come across his lips.
I think he is a great choice, especially given the hysterical outbursts of the democrat - MSM news machine.Obama doesn't need an "enemies list"... He sees half the country as his enemy.
August 11th, 2012, 06:38 PM #18
What a crock. Ryan wants to reduce the deficit, me too; difference is that I understand that the deficit is an effect of the recession, not a cause. A cause of the recession would be lax bank regulations, or low taxes on the wealthy, or two un-funded wars. Those are causes, the deficit is an effect.
The difference is not academic, it's fundamental. And so long as the republicans fail to acknowledge this, and commit the intellectual dishonesty necessary to convince the uneducated that effects are causes and causes are effects; we will all be doomed to a weaker, poorer, dumber, sicker, US of A. This is especially in light of some of the most cowardly democratic politicians we've known for decades.
We need heroes, we have nothing but villains and victims.Reason obeys itself; and ignorance does whatever is dictated to it.
August 11th, 2012, 06:41 PM #19
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Appurtenance? I hope you didn't hurt yourself getting that out.
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