Paul Ryan Responds to Charge from Democrat Congressman That Tea Party Party Groups Brought Intimatidation On Themselves – Video
I guess the days of outrage are over.
I guess the days of outrage are over.
”Just last year, total federal and state spending on means-tested programs came to over one trillion dollars. What does that mean in practical terms? For that amount of money, you could give every single poor American a check for $20,000 – every man, woman and child.”
Congressman Ryan talking about the amount of money we spend as a country on welfare related programs for the poor. Please don’t tell me that we are helping these people with these programs. A single mother of three would get $80,000. That would put her and her family in the position to be self-reliant immediately.
Our “welfare” program is not only a joke, but it is beyond a doubt harmful to the people who are on it as well as to the people who are not and are paying ever-increasing taxes to pay for this monstrosity.
Poverty is winning the war on Poverty.
Sad, but true. Especially when it comes to women and children.
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I am not going to be popular with this but I give Biden a slight win. Yes, he acted like a jerk with all that smiling and interrupting, that is true. It is also true that everything he said about Libya is a provable lie. But, and this is a big but, the base was very demoralized after last week’s truly poor performance by President Obama. Biden’s job was to come out swinging and keep swinging throughout. He did that.
The truly undecided are not going to decide based on the VP debate unless they believe that the person selected isn’t qualified to be POTUS, therefore all the pressure was on Congressman Ryan. Many are still unclear of his record and don’t know a great deal about him. Sadly so many people don’t pay much attention to politics.
Look Joe Biden said many things that are simply untrue. Very few in the media or anyone that has really followed the story know that what he said about Libya is simply untrue. He wisely tried to change the subject almost immediately, but it was too late. That will hit every fact checker’s list of whoppers. Even Andrea Mitchell of MSDNC called him out on his falsehoods. But again, the people who don’t pay much attention are not going to read the fact checkers. They vote based on sound bites.
The debate was pretty much a draw, the reason that I give Biden a slight edge is that he got his base excited again.
The problem is, with so few days left until election day if your goal is to excite your base, you are in trouble.
@ellencarmichael I hope Ryan’s daughter gets fucked and pregnant at 13.
Now, this man says he works for The New Yorker – that has not been confirmed. But what this man is saying is that he wants a child to be raped. No state has the age of consent at 13.
“The Obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped, but because it was passed”
Paul Ryan on the stump.
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He did better than I thought he would. I was especially nervous after the speech that Dr. Rice gave (you can watch below). He started off a little slowly, then worked his way into a very good speech. He attacked policies and positions of the president and the left. He never attacked a person.
I guess it is safe to say that Romney campaign was very happy with Paul Ryan’s stop at The Villages, where he discussed medicare with his 78 year old mother. It only took them about 24 hours to get this up.
It was quite the day. Paul Ryan held a rally this afternoon in Springfield, VA, a burb of Washington, DC. Iain’s Wife and I decided to take in the festivities. I felt bad because I kept seeing all this people I know and got distracted. Sorry Iain’s Wife if I was rude. She was able to give an interview with some French paper or something. I will let her tell you that story, it was kind of funny.
There were about 10 or so Obama supporters holding a protest rally, holding signs about Medicare of all things. Yea, keep drinking that Kool-Aid. Obamacare cut $700 B from Medicare and you are accusing Romney/Ryan of trying to destroy it? Nice try. At one point they were singing The National Anthem. I thought this was behavior that should be encouraged, so I tried to join them for the last stanza. I then congratulated them on knowing the words. I then got back to my work of helping collect signatures for American for Prosperity.
We make it inside and find a comfy place to sit. We were in high school gym and it just continued to get hotter and hotter. It is a long wait if you want to get a half way decent place to hang out, but then it takes a few hours for them to show after that.
We did have a little excitement with what I believe was a Ron Paul fan, interrupting the speech with chants about the stimulus spending that Paul Ryan has done. I can’t imagine that would anger a Obamanut. They have never found a spending project that they don’t like.
It was nice day. We heard from a bunch of local pols. I am unable to download the pics into this post, but here is a link that you can go to. Iain’s Wife was nice enough to even circle the protester for you.
Paul Ryan’s response when asked what proof he had that Obama’s economic plan won’t work.
Very touching. Paul Ryan comes back to Wisconsin as the nominee for the Vice President of the United States.
For reasons that kind of escaped me I signed up for tickets to go the Romney rally before anyone knew that the Ryan VP rollout was going to be done. It is not secret that I don’t like Romney. Or, I should say I am not happy about him being the nominee, as I am sure he is a very nice man.
It is also no secret that I don’t think Ryan was the best choice he could have made. I put no real thought into who I really wanted to be VP, but out of the possibilities Ryan was at the bottom of my list. I stick by the fact that he doesn’t balance the ticket well. While it is true that this election is about the economy for the most part, people do care about foreign policy and readiness to deal with hot spots around the world. Romney’s little foreign trip has been widely panned. I don’t think he made any major or fatal mistakes, but he did give fodder for the left to use in October when the rest of the country really starts paying attention. Lets be honest, most are not right now. It is just the die hards like you and me.
But I do feel slightly better about Ryan as choice after yesterday. The rollout went relatively smoothly. A few little things such as Romney’s little slip of the tongue and calling him the next president (Which Obama did the same by the way). That will give the left a little fun. So, let them have their fun. It is nothing fatal, especially since the video of Obama doing the same does exist.
So I went to Manassas, Virginia yesterday to the most local of the rallies for me. Manassas is one of many historic places in Virginia, as the battle of Bull Run in the civil war was fought there, so it draws a great deal of tourists. The lines were long and it was hot. The secret service had to wand you before you entered the pavilion where the speeches were to be held. As with most long days on the campaign, the later it gets the more likely they are to be late, and late they were. Luckily they played some good music and I have the opinion when all else fails, dance. So that is what I did.
We heard from the local politicians, our Lt. Gov (who is running to be our next gov), Governor McDonnell, Former Gov and currently running for senate, George Allen. Then there was another long wait for the bus to arrive. Eventually they got there and the main speeches began. As I said, Ryan gave a very good speech. Short on specifics, but the crowd ate it up. Then Romney spoke. He laid out the five things that he feels are the reasons you need to vote for him. Ugh. This is when he made really mad. I believe it was #2, education. EDUCATION!!!! That is a state issue. We spend $70B annually on The Department of Education which doesn’t educate one child. A big part of that goes to salaries, benefits, and pensions for those employees. Wouldn’t that money be more efficiently spent at the state level? It may actually get into the classroom to help the kids. Insert primal scream here.
So, we will have yet another administration that won’t really do anything to reduce the size and scope of government. Yes, yes, yes, he will do better than Obama. But he is not going to do what really needs to be done. So I left with a sad face, a very sad face.
It was nice to see a bunch of friends, acquaintances, and other activists that I have gotten to know over the years. I ran into Smitty and Stacy of The Other McCain fame. Stacy is quite pleased. He was one of the people beating the Ryan drumbeat over the past month. My friend Debbie Munoz gave their prayer to start off the day. Many of friends were up on the stage, that was also nice to see. (Would have been nicer had they scored me a ticket!!!!!)
Here are some great photos of the day. Enjoy!!!
I know that I am among the minority, but I think it is a bad choice. Yes, he excites many in the base and possibly puts Wisconsin in play for the GOP, but the problem as I see it, is that it does nothing to balance the ticket. Romney has executive experience. Even President Clinton says that. Romney is finance guy. But so is Paul Ryan. Romney has no foreign policy nor military experience. Neither does Ryan. Ryan has zero private sector or executive experience and will be a heartbeat from the presidency. One of the main reasons that Obama took Biden was because Biden did have foreign policy experience. Well, they could say he did because of his time on the various committees in the senate. Granted that was an illusion, but an illusion the public was willing to buy.
Paul Ryan isn’t exactly the attack dog type, which I firmly believe is the main job of the VP candidate. It allows Romney to stay above the fray, yet still get those hits out there. Ryan will not be effective at that.
No matter, it is done. Paul Ryan it is.
For some strange reason I had gotten myself tickets to Romney’s rally in my neck of the woods today earlier in the week. I wasn’t sure I was going to go, but now I will. So I am off to see Paul Ryan. Oh yeah, some guy named Romney will be there too.
And for what this is worth, I don’t think there was ever a time that we had a ticket with such nice hair.