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  • just a conservative girl 9:13 AM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Romney Ryan Rollout – Manassas Virginia 

    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!!!

    • joyannaadams 4:29 PM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Oh…I didn’t want Romney either…but…what were his choices? Rubio was being groomed by the Bushes, and Reagan didn’t deal with Russia in his first term, as someone pointed out yesterday. He got the economy back on track his first term, and in his second term, dealt with Russia. I heard Romney say in another speech that they want to give the schools BACK to the parents and fight the unions. That not the same as giving more money as George W. did.

      I think Ryan…not being attached to the Rhinos, was a great choice. Rubio, could not legally be President, so there’s another honesty card that’s nice to see.

      Ryan will do us proud. Hey, by the way…great pictures!

      • just a conservative girl 7:41 AM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

        The speech he gave was about the unions and parental choice. The problem Joy, is that there is exactly one school system that federal government has control over when it comes to choice or power of the unions. That is Washington, DC, since it is primarily paid for by the federal government. DC already has a voucher program. It isn’t nearly large enough, but it is there. So why is he talking about something that he can nothing about? That tells me his plan is start using federal money to force the states to do things. While I would like the ultimate outcome, it is still a violation of the tenth amendment. One of the amendments that I am the most attached to and would love to see being used as intended. That mindset is exactly what got us into this mess in the first place. He will do nothing to change it.

        • joyannaadams 11:03 PM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

          So, if that’s the case, then we can change nothing else either. It’s all been carefully put into place, so that we are just being sold smoke and mirrors and things will only get worse, the Illuminati will continue the one world govenment, multinational Tower of Babel?

          Depressing thought.

          • fuzislippers 1:36 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

            We can change both the “federal school system” and everything else. It just takes time and heart. America is worth the effort.

    • Don 5:32 PM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I really like Ryan as Veep. He brings a new facet to the discussion that will make it harder for the Dems to avoid Obama’s record.

      But I think Krauthammer summed it up best:


      • SignPainterGuy 7:41 PM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks again Don (you`ve been deserving of much thanks lately) ! Rush mentioned this last week and I`m so glad you posted it.

    • SignPainterGuy 8:09 PM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Great pix jacg and who`s hands are those ? Lovely, they are !

      The Ryan pick has added the conservative creds the ticket was lacking, but let me remind you of the character of the president we`re hoping to elect. http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/search.asp

      • just a conservative girl 7:36 AM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I have no idea whose hands they are. I also know about the things that Romney has done as human being. While I don’t dismiss those things, of course they matter. But that still doesn’t change he will not start to do the very heavy lifting of what needs to be done to get us back to a more limited government.

        • SignPainterGuy 1:12 PM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

          I know what you mean and I don`t disagree, really, but I`m so pleased to have now a conservative balance to Mitt, and the whole ticket is so different from the admin we have now, I`m willing and eager to vote for them and wait and see what they do.

          It is my understanding that Mitt has a plan to begin on Day 1. I am hopeful. We`ll see !

          • fuzislippers 1:39 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

            I’m hopeful, too, SPG!

            And JACG, even if Mitt ends up being a “placeholder” until we can get someone who is conservative and will start the heavy-lifting . . . isn’t that enough? Stopping 0 after one term is better than after two, no? I’d rather stop the madness while we can than wait and see if there’s anything to save after four more years of this.

            • just a conservative girl 1:41 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

              My biggest fear is that we will return to apathy. That is how we got here in the first place. I wonder how many are going to think ok, mission accomplished we got rid of Obama. Obama is a symptom of a much bigger problem. That will not go away with one election.

              • fuzislippers 1:43 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

                I don’t think that will happen, but even if that is your fear, better to inflict more pain and harm on America than vote for the only alternative? I don’t follow that logic at all.

                • just a conservative girl 1:49 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

                  I was hanging with a military bud of mine who I met through the tea party. Great guy, who is also smart as a whip. He has this idea in his head that it would be better for Obama to be re-elected so people can see for themselves that the utopia he promises doesn’t exist. There are plenty on the Ron Paul side of the aisle that agree with that thought process as well.

                  I am not saying that I agree with it, but it is something to think about.

                  I also think that America is much stronger country then others seem to. It will take a great deal to turn us into Greece.

                  Do we have a great deal of time? No. But we still have time. It just may be that pain now will save us later. Heck even Grover Norquist doesn’t think we will fall off the cliff in just one more election cycle.

                  • SignPainterGuy 7:42 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

                    I for one recognize that it took the election of Zero to wake us from our apathy (as a matter of fact, I thank GOD for his election, it woke us up) and I believe NOW is the time to begin the reversing process. And being so deeply involved in the Tea Party as you are, you think we would slip back into the old level of apathy so quickly, that the Tea Party would allow that to happen ? I`m surprised at you ! We absolutely can`t allow another term for the Divider- / Marxist-in-Chief to finish or proceed with what he started; it would be EOs at light-speed !

                    • just a conservative girl 9:08 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

                      I was discussing that with a bunch of other activists recently at the AFP convention. They agree with me that there will be a drop off once Obama is out office. Sad, but true.

                      • SignPainterGuy 10:41 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink

                        I`m hoping it can be kept to a minimum !

  • just a conservative girl 9:37 AM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Paul Ryan It Is 

    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.

    • Ednar 12:39 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I am sure everyone had hopes Romney would have picked their personal or logical favorites.
      McCain, was definitely NOT my choice in 2008,
      Yet, I was there defending McCain, his policies & conservatism on all his videos whereas Obama; had “BLOCKED” all of us from commenting!
      Obama showed us then… how thin-skinned he is. How inept, inexperienced … & immature.
      Am told Paul Ryan is like a younger Ronald Reagan with a quick wit & great command of the language when speaking.
      He will NO doubt make mincemeat of Biden & Obama.
      I hope Ryan tears into Obama as Palin did before she was leashed by McCain!
      Sick & tired of the mendacious ads put out by the far left, their super-pacs & Obamas administration.
      MoveOn, George Soros, ACLU, CAIR, La Raza, SEIU, ACORN, Code Pink, Media Matters, Planned Parenthood & too many more soft anti-American orgs are just a few endorsing this muslim, arab marxist illegitimate Usurper-in-chief.
      Interesting that Obama celebrated Ramadan … YET AGAIN!

      • just a conservative girl 8:26 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Bush also celebrated Ramadan. Now, I went to see Ryan’s rollout today in Virginia. I liked his speech. I felt he did much better than the last three times I saw him speak where he literally almost put me to sleep. He is very good talking about the budget and Obamacare. He excels at that. It is the rest that I worry about.

        We will see.

    • Don 4:46 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Paul Ryan not only can be the attack dog, his debating skills are very, very good. I submit these videos to you jacg:

      Especially this one – http://youtu.be/F8T_m3ERkH8

      • SignPainterGuy 4:55 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Don and Fuzzi, the vids are great and the articulation, superb. It`s as though you both read my mind and found expression I had no idea was there ! ;-)

    • fuzislippers 4:48 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I love this choice, love Ryan. Not an attack dog? Have you seen him interact with Obama (remember the 0CareTax “meeting”? Ryan eviscerated 0 without even raising his voice . . . or sneering pettily). The only point you mention that I think relevant is the foreign policy point, but there are plenty of knowledgeable, pro-America conservatives that can be appointed to key cabinet and executive office positions. I’m not overly bothered about that aspect, personally, but can see that it may be a drawback . . . I doubt, though, that 0 will hammer it. His own foreign policy is a disaster of the first order, we are on the brink of global meltdown, war. In large part because of 0’s “leading from behind” appeasement strategies. Besides, all Romney-Ryan have to do is air and loop the “flexibility” video.

      • fuzislippers 4:51 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Oooh, Don posted the vid to which I refer. Thanks, Don!

        • just a conservative girl 6:27 PM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

          He is very good at talking numbers, the budget, and issues directly related to the budget in terms of costs. I don’t deny that. Sadly, those are not things that most generally understand. People want to know how it directly impacts them. People vote based on kitchen table issues. Many people in this country do not understand that we are on the brink. To them it is scare tactics.

          I need to see what else he’s got.

          • fuzislippers 1:53 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

            Watch this:

            link (in case embed doesn’t work): http://youtu.be/Vv3FyHQ3GLE

            • just a conservative girl 1:56 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

              Look, I am staying mad until November 5th. Nothing you can say will change that. ;}

              I also think it is important that someone keeping sounding this bell. People cannot go back to sleep. If so, all the work that I have done over the past three years has been for nothing.

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