Quotes of the day

posted at 10:38 pm on April 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

“With Mitt Romney on a steady march to the Republican presidential nomination after a sweep of three primaries, both he and President Obama are seizing on the Republican House budget, and its ambitious young architect, Representative Paul D. Ryan, as a defining issue of the unfolding campaign

“For Mr. Obama, painting the conservative lawmaker as a sort of wild-eyed wingman to Mr. Romney carries clear benefits, according to his advisers: it yokes Mr. Romney to the unpopular elements of the Ryan budget — from deep cuts in cherished social programs to a Medicare overhaul that could drive up costs for future retirees and fundamentally change the popular health plan — and it makes it tougher for Mr. Romney to tack to the center once he gets past the primaries…

“‘Obama is trying to set this up to demonize the House Budget chairman,’ said Kevin Madden, an adviser to the Romney campaign. ‘Governor Romney is going to talk about his vision for the country and his ideas for entitlement reform and tackling spending and reducing deficits. He welcomes efforts by people like Paul Ryan to address it, because Obama hasn’t.’”

***

“If Romney’s win in Wisconsin strengthened his claim to the Republican presidential nomination, then his five straight days of campaigning with Ryan amounted to a tryout for the youthful congressman as a potential vice presidential running mate.

“Since Ryan endorsed Romney last Friday, he was at the candidate’s side at every turn — introducing him before formal speeches, vouching for him at town hall meetings and joining him as they eyed cherry pie, picked up fried cheese curds and handed out sub sandwiches. (Romney gave away turkey; Ryan, ham and cheese.)

“Along the way, Romney’s aides were sizing Ryan up. And although chief strategist Stuart Stevens waved off any talk of the two forming a national ticket as irresponsibly premature, he did say they got along well behind the scenes and noted their ‘chemistry’ on the stump.”

***

“Christian Ferry, a senior adviser to the previous Republican nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, called Mr. Ryan ‘an intriguing possibility’ because he ‘is actually making substantive policy suggestions for urgent problems the country faces rather than worrying about the day-to-day politics.’…

“Ryan allies say Mr. Romney would be wise to pick the man who wrote his party’s main budget blueprint. ‘Why wouldn’t Romney put the guy with the most expertise on the ticket with him?’ said Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), who worked with Mr. Ryan on early versions of his budget and prodded him to run for president…

“Compatibility will be a crucial ingredient in Mr. Romney’s selection, according to people close to his campaign. Mr. Romney also trusts the 42-year-old congressman to field policy questions on his behalf—a rarity for the former governor who prides himself on his command of policy details. When Mr. Romney received a question on the convoluted tax code at a Wisconsin town hall, he turned to Mr. Ryan.”

***

“Let’s say the economy continues to recover. Let’s say Romney continues to trail Obama in the polls. Let’s say he realizes that he needs to change the underlying dynamics of the election if he’s to have a chance. In that case, conservatives may just get what they seem to really want: A risky campaign that tries to take on ‘the big issues,’ perhaps by bringing Paul Ryan onto the ticket and arguing that the only way to avert a debt crisis is root-and-branch reform of the federal government.

“Those campaigns don’t have a great track record. But they are, at the least, interesting, and if Romney chooses to run one alongside Ryan, conservatives will finally get their chance to persuade the country to radically reduce the size and responsibilities of the federal government. And, perhaps a bit paradoxically, the only candidate who can really give them that chance is a candidate like Romney in a year like this one: A candidate who could count on their allegiance wouldn’t need to pander to the base by swinging so far to the right, and a candidate who was clearly going to win would play it safer.”

***

“What was unveiled with Obama’s powerful speech is nothing less than a replay of Bill Clinton’s reelection argument in 1996. Back then, a colorless GOP leader named Bob Dole was successfully lashed to revolutionary Newt Gingrich’s budget, which Democrats argued would ravage Medicare, Medicaid, education and the environment. Dole was morphed into Gingrich at least 125,000 times in negative ads (according to Gingrich’s later tally for me), killing Dole with independents and sullying Gingrich’s brand forever…

“Can Romney extricate himself from being tied to Ryan as Dole was to Gingrich? This kind of Houdini-style escape may be beyond even the skills of as brazen a flip-flopper as Romney, though it will be fun to watch him try.

“After all, if the man who was for the health-care mandate before he was against it turns out also to have been for the Ryan budget before he was against that, he’ll alienate his base in an attempt to woo the middle. Meanwhile, Romney’s support for Ryan will run in endless loops in the president’s and his super PAC’s ads, along with a devastating catalog of all of Romney’s other switcheroos over the years.”

***

“President Obama is an intelligent, judicious man who can see all sides of an issue. But every once in a while he tries to get politically cute, and he puts on his Keith Olbermann mask…

“That’s pretty much what happened this week in Obama’s speech before a group of newspaper editors. Obama’s target in this speech was Representative Paul Ryan’s budget…

“Obama treated it as some sort of alien monster from the lunatic fringe. He made a series of specific accusations that have been easily swatted away by the Ryan defenders: That the Ryan plan would allow the insurance companies to cherry-pick the healthiest seniors (in fact, there are specific passages in the plan forbidding that); the Ryan plan would mean lower benefits for seniors (in fact, the plan would guarantee seniors the equivalent of current benefits while giving them other options).

“As I say, I have my own problems with Ryan’s plan, which Obama identified. But Ryan has at least taken a big step toward an eventual fiscal solution. He’s proposed necessary structural entitlement reforms, which the Democrats are unwilling to do. He’s proposed real tax reform, which the Democrats are also unwilling to do.”

***

“President Obama doubled down on tying Mitt Romney to Paul Ryan’s House Republican budget at a fundraiser Thursday.

“‘The budget was marvelous, he said,’ Obama said about Romney. ‘When you go through this budget, the vision is an American where everyone is fending for themselves, a few are doing well at the top and most people are struggling to get by.’”

***

Via the Examiner.


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What could have been.

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:41 PM

PAul Ryan that is..

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Not again….

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Testing…..

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Who’s going to put this all together in a nice package that everyone will like?

LeftCoastRight on April 5, 2012 at 10:42 PM

President.

Swerve22 on April 5, 2012 at 10:42 PM

OK…I don’t want to do 5 in a row…so I will stop

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:42 PM

No.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 10:43 PM

You’re not Bishop!

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Who’s going to put this all together in a nice package that everyone will like?

LeftCoastRight on April 5, 2012 at 10:42 PM

McCain and Company! /s

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 10:43 PM

You’re not Bishop!

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 10:43 PM

My union contract says that I can….:)

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:44 PM

“President Obama is an intelligent, judicious man who can see all sides of an issue. But every once in a while he tries to get politically cute, and he puts on his Keith Olbermann mask….”

I’m just going to let that sink in for a little while…

Seven Percent Solution on April 5, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I’ll be reading, because its a lot of reading. And sharpening saws because they are dull. Please have the trolls gone by the time I get back. Yell really load if you need me.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 10:44 PM

It’s a risky thing. One one hand, they’re going to marry the two together anyway and who better to defend Ryan than Ryan. But, you’re going all in on Medicare Reforms that are subject to demagogeury and don’t poll well. However, I don’t think Paul Ryan is as easy to demonize as they may think. He’s strikes the perfect look, reasonable tone and comes across like a smart, honest man. They might regret raising him up to be knocked down. He may bite them in the rear end.

AYNBLAND on April 5, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Let’s say the economy continues to recover

Sure it’s recovering. JCPenney let go of 14% of its staff in Plano Texas today.

JPeterman on April 5, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I think the Emperor is afraid of Paul Ryan. I hope Ryan is prepared for the coming colonoscopy from the legacy media…

d1carter on April 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I’m just going to let that sink in for a little while…

Seven Percent Solution on April 5, 2012 at 10:44 PM

7%, I made you Thread Winner! today. I liked the flow you had going with the little shiny things. Nice flow to the thread, dropping in about, what, every 15 comments or so. Nice! Back to the saws. Oh and reading.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Wisconsin:
Romney vs. Obama
Obama 52, Romney 35 Obama +17

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Can we please ignore and starve the trolls tonight?

JPeterman on April 5, 2012 at 10:49 PM

He wanders so far from his true nature that he makes Mitt Romney look like Mr. Authenticity.

David can tell this just by looking at his pant creases…

d1carter on April 5, 2012 at 10:49 PM

HotGas needs to hire a couple of more gerbils and a bigger wheel this reload thing is slower than slow Joe on the morning after!

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 10:49 PM

“Obama treated it as some sort of alien monster from the lunatic fringe. He made a series of specific accusations that have been easily swatted away by the Ryan defenders: That the Ryan plan would allow the insurance companies to cherry-pick the healthiest seniors (in fact, there are specific passages in the plan forbidding that); the Ryan plan would mean lower benefits for seniors (in fact, the plan would guarantee seniors the equivalent of current benefits while giving them other options).

Welcome to life in the low lane, the only lane that Obama’s rhetoric and Chevy effing Volts can travel.

TXUS on April 5, 2012 at 10:50 PM

The Squish and his Catamite. By the way ROmneyw as supposed to win Wisoncisn by 10 and Ryan endorsed and his lead was cut in half. Ryan, the kiss of death and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

promachus on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?
Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I thought liberals were for abortion I see HotGas has one thats for life!

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Obama 52, Romney 35 Obama +17

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Just keep saying that..

As Obama cracks and attacks America..

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Come on Allah, I’m trying to read.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Oh, and sharpen saws.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?
Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Color?

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:53 PM

He may bite them in the rear end.

AYNBLAND on April 5, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Yes, he’s quite practised at pillow-biting.

promachus on April 5, 2012 at 10:53 PM

SARAH SAVE US, Team up with West and kick everyones azz!

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM

The Squish and his Catamite. By the way ROmneyw as supposed to win Wisoncisn by 10 and Ryan endorsed and his lead was cut in half. Ryan, the kiss of death and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

promachus on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Catamite, nice. You must a long suffering Gingrich fan. If Ryan is the Catamite, at least he’s smart and doen’t require being festooned in Tifany’s Jewelry.

AYNBLAND on April 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Come on Allah, I’m trying to read.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I get that feeling too….

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?
Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

You libs hate diversity!

blatantblue on April 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Welcome to life in the low lane, the only lane that Obama’s rhetoric and Chevy effing Volts can travel.

TXUS on April 5, 2012 at 10:50 PM

How about the fast lane?

JPeterman on April 5, 2012 at 10:56 PM

promachus on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Romney won Wisconsin by 7 points.

youngTXcon on April 5, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Romney won Wisconsin by 7 points.

youngTXcon on April 5, 2012 at 10:57 PM

He will lose by double digits in November.

Not enough union hating thugs up there unfortunately.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:58 PM

What was unveiled with Obama’s powerful speech is nothing less than a replay of Bill Clinton’s reelection argument in 1996.

The boneheaded assumption that these folks are making is that Obama is the equal of Bill Clinton. NOT TRUE!!!! Bill Clinton was a shrewd and active opponent who actively did stuff and had a record to run on. Obama is an empty suit who was elected to be the symbol of something. He has no record to run on, except the Health Care Reform fiasco, and hasn’t even produced a budget in three years. And he’s certainly not the operator that “Ol Slick” was, by a mile.
I think Ryan is the perfect foil to Romney, for the same reason Cheney was perfect for Bush. Ryan gives Romney the substance he can’t bring to the table himself.

Lew on April 5, 2012 at 10:58 PM

He may bite them in the rear end.

AYNBLAND on April 5, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Yes, he’s quite practised at pillow-biting.

promachus on April 5, 2012 at 10:53 PM

That’s just dumb. It’s not ironic, sardonic, interesting in any way. Are you a moron?

AYNBLAND on April 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Which one is gonna give the rousing speeches that fire up the ah, the, er, well ah anybody?

cause I’m gonna tell ya right now, the height of the trees and the size of the ponds and reciting davy Crockett ain’t gonna cut it against the rousing lying oratory of the Lyin kING!

This thing is shaping up to be worse than Obama Mcnumbnuts!

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Hearing people finally going after Obowma is music to my ears…

:)

(someone left the irony on again)

Seven Percent Solution on April 5, 2012 at 11:01 PM

That’s just dumb. It’s not ironic, sardonic, interesting in any way. Are you a moron?

AYNBLAND on April 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM

A butt hurt Palin supporter who can’t get over it.

JPeterman on April 5, 2012 at 11:01 PM

What could have been.

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Still can be.

alwaysfiredup on April 5, 2012 at 11:01 PM

“President Obama is an intelligent, judicious man who can see all sides of an issue.

Brooks still can’t get beyond the creases. What a maroon.

Rio Linda Refugee on April 5, 2012 at 11:02 PM

A butt hurt Palin supporter who can’t get over it.

JPeterman on April 5, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Helpful. “Coming together” clearly is intended for other people, eh?

alwaysfiredup on April 5, 2012 at 11:02 PM

It would appear that Ryan is now jockeying for position with his trojan horse smh.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 11:03 PM

SARAH SAVE US, Team up with West and kick everyones azz!

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM

By loudly and forcefully endorsing Mitt Romney so we can set about the serious business of removing Barack Obama from office.

alchemist19 on April 5, 2012 at 11:03 PM

He will lose by double digits in November.

Not enough union hating thugs up there unfortunately.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Your boy is destroying himself before the primaries…

By the time a Republican nominee is picked…
Obama is toast….

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 11:03 PM

HotGas needs to hire a couple of more gerbils and a bigger wheel this reload thing is slower than slow Joe on the morning after!

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I find that the first Reload click often doesn’t seem to take somehow, but the second one does right away. Can’t explain.

slickwillie2001 on April 5, 2012 at 11:04 PM

It would appear that Ryan is now jockeying for position with his trojan horse smh.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 11:03 PM

OT…

Is this the best trolls that HA got???

Pathetic..

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Come together.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM

:)

Seven Percent Solution on April 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Ryan gives Romney the substance he can’t bring to the table himself.

Lew on April 5, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Ah I see now. Brilliant plan, nominate a rich guy with no substance and put substance on the ticket in the form of the guy who spelled out the cuts he was gonna do to the OWS, SEIU, Old and infirm.

Brilliant, not much for the liars to run against there is there.
Now I firmly believe in cutting as a matter of fact cut EVERYTHING 20%, but don’t put the guy with the bullseye on his front and back in front of the firing squad. Please!

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Which one is gonna give the rousing speeches that fire up the ah, the, er, well ah anybody?

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Come on, you know what really counts is how many people faint during one’s speeches.

/

ShainS on April 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Can you imagine a Ryan-Slow Joe debate? For the 1st time in my life, I ALMOST might feel sorry for Biden.

hillsoftx on April 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Representative Paul Ryan’s budget would receive more than zero votes…

equanimous on April 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

On the court that’s about to hand back to your hero the crap sandwich that he tried to feed us.

I think they’re going to give him a slice of humble pie too, though… and a nice, hot cup of STFU to wash it down with.

M240H on April 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Helpful. “Coming together” clearly is intended for other people, eh?

alwaysfiredup on April 5, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Realistic. Fantasies are for children.

JPeterman on April 5, 2012 at 11:08 PM

So many liberal reports. So little actual substance nor forward view that Americans can embrace today.

Color me unimpressed.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 11:08 PM

He will lose by double digits in November.

Not enough union hating thugs up there unfortunately.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Keep dreaming. Republican turnout in Wisconsin was up this cycle. People may not be particularly excited by Romney (yet) but they are by the prospect of voting against Obama.

youngTXcon on April 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Come together.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

:)

Not likely…

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?
Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Most of America concerns themselves with the content of one’s character. I realize that the professional grievance mongers — and their useful idiots — prefer to segregate by race, nat’l origin, gender, religion, etc..Carry on

Gohawgs on April 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Wisconsin:
Romney vs. Obama
Obama 52, Romney 35 Obama +17

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:48 PM

…you don’t know how many times you shat your diaper in the last 24 hours…so these numbers don’t mean anything.

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 11:11 PM

’ Obama said about Romney. ‘When you go through this budget, the vision is an American where everyone is fending for themselves, a few are doing well at the top and most people are struggling to get by.’”

That’s got to be at leaqst the third tine this week he’s charged a Republican with being responsible for something HE’S responsible for.

Cleombrotus on April 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM

SARAH SAVE US, Team up with West and kick everyones azz!

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM

By loudly and forcefully endorsing Mitt Romney so we can set about the serious business of removing Barack Obama from office.

alchemist19 on April 5, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Well of course, she owes him, because Romney loudly and forcefully defended her after Tucson.

…Oh, wait.

alwaysfiredup on April 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Most of America concerns themselves with the content of one’s character. I realize that the professional grievance mongers — and their useful idiots — prefer to segregate by race, nat’l origin, gender, religion, etc..Carry on

Gohawgs on April 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I’m just trying to help your party out here.
Think of me as a PR person for a second.
Putting two white males on the ticket re-enforces what everyone THINKS about the republican party.

Rubio will be the best choice

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?
Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Let me add my name to the long list: This jerkette makes me want to puke.

GaltBlvnAtty on April 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Still can be.

alwaysfiredup on April 5, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Come Together…
:)

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Representative Paul Ryan’s budget would receive more than zero votes…

equanimous on April 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Yes, but would Ron Paul vote no on it.

RickB on April 5, 2012 at 11:13 PM

PeopleRepublicans may not be particularly excited by Romney (yet) but they are by the prospect of voting against Obama.

youngTXcon on April 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Non-Republicans do not share that excitement, and Republicans do not compose 50%+1 of the electorate. There has to be more.

alwaysfiredup on April 5, 2012 at 11:14 PM

He will lose by double digits in November.

Not enough union hating thugs up there unfortunately.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Because after the voters of Wisconsin ushered in Scott Walker, sent Feingold packing, scared Herb Kohn into retirement, retained a state Supreme Court justice who would be the deciding vote on the union reforms and kept the GOP in power in the legislature despite a series of recall elections I’m sure they’re just itching to give President Obama four more years once the campaign really gets going.

alchemist19 on April 5, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?
Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

You must be Quanell X’s girlfriend.

RickB on April 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM

It would appear that Ryan is now jockeying for position with his trojan horse smh.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 5, 2012 at 11:03 PM

OthoseTrojanssuregivemesomebadjockitch!

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Mitt Romney/Carly Fiorina 2012

dmann on April 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I’m just trying to help your party out here.
liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM

We don’t need your help.

JPeterman on April 5, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Because after the voters of Wisconsin ushered in Scott Walker, sent Feingold packing, scared Herb Kohn into retirement, retained a state Supreme Court justice who would be the deciding vote on the union reforms and kept the GOP in power in the legislature despite a series of recall elections I’m sure they’re just itching to give President Obama four more years once the campaign really gets going.

alchemist19 on April 5, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Everything as going great for the republicans in that state till they picked they wrong fight.

Now the chickens will be coming home to roost.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Oh, I’m sure its Allah now.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Seriously folks. There is one lib troll in particular here at HA that needs to be starved. We allow it to highjack every thread with the asinine statements. It is impervious to reason. Let us no longer give the appearance of allowing such a buffoon to lead us around by the nose.

Kataklysmic on April 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I love Paul Ryan, and I can’t wait to see the look on liberals’ faces when they realize the mistake they’ve made by trying to demonize America’s accountant and the last honest man in Washington. They already tried this once two years ago and it was a spectacular failure during the midterms. The best thing Romney has done this entire campaign was to endorse Ryan’s budget.

That said, as potent a figure as he’d be as vice president, I really don’t want to take him away from his job as Budget Committee chairman. We need him writing the budget — especially if Romney gets elected.

Caiwyn on April 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Ah, Kool, funny!

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Great clip of Ryan. He’s speaking to us like we’re adults. How refreshing after 4 years of Obama treating the American people like helpless children without 2 brain cells to rub together.

Doughboy on April 5, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Kataklysmic on April 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I’m serious, its got to be Allah, and he’s obviously very drunk on liquor.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:19 PM

“Can Romney extricate himself from being tied to Ryan as Dole was to Gingrich?

Simple as pie. Just cut a piece.

Seriously all these moderates except McCain chose a moderate as VP. Mitt is just using Ryan like a piece of tissue. Once he has the nomination secured he will wait till the last possible second to announce his very liberal VP.

I seriously believe I am watching the Republican Party commit suicide.

Mitt is that dangerous.

How can we nominate a man as our Presidential Nominee that just a short ten years ago said his Republican Registration was just a technicality that he knew not a single Republican and he was a far better choice for Planed Parenthood and LBGT and especially those that wanted Gun Restrictions than his Democratic opponent. That is an even bigger flip flopper than Obama. It is total insanity.

Steveangell on April 5, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Everything as going great for the republicans in that state till they picked they wrong fight.

Now the chickens will be coming home to roost.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

But the GOP is winning every battle. And the unions are spending a fortune in their futile attempts to regain power in that state.

Doughboy on April 5, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Now I firmly believe in cutting as a matter of fact cut EVERYTHING 20%, but don’t put the guy with the bullseye on his front and back in front of the firing squad. Please!

ConcealedKerry on April 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

The “Bullseye on his Back” is irrelevant! The fact is that Ryan’s got more bullets than they do, and we can’t win anything by worrying about their attacks anyway. We win by making them worry about our attacks. If we keep thinking defense, we lose every time!

Lew on April 5, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Well of course, she owes him, because Romney loudly and forcefully defended her after Tucson.

…Oh, wait.

alwaysfiredup on April 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Specious argument.

After Tucson Sarah Palin was only being attacked by a very small fringe element of the left. There is nothing Romney could have said or done that would have made any meaningful difference to change anyone’s mind about anything.

Romney, on the other hand, is being attacked by elements within the conservative movement where Sarah Palin has sway so her backing Mitt could make a difference in helping to unite the right against a our common enemy.

alchemist19 on April 5, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Ryan has blue eyes and Romney has brown eyes. Diversity! :-)

Punchenko on April 5, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Oh, I’m sure its Allah now.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

He needs to go into permanent moderation…

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Seriously folks. There is one lib troll in particular here at HA that needs to be starved. We allow it to highjack every thread with the asinine statements. It is impervious to reason. Let us no longer give the appearance of allowing such a buffoon to lead us around by the nose.

Kataklysmic on April 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Who, liberal4life? I love that guy. I don’t think he’s smart enough to know we’re laughing at him. I think he thinks he’s having great fun riling us up. It’s kind of adorable how he thinks he’s doing something that matters.

Caiwyn on April 5, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Great clip of Ryan. He’s speaking to us like we’re adults. How refreshing after 4 years of Obama treating the American people like helpless children without 2 brain cells to rub together.

Doughboy on April 5, 2012 at 11:18 PM


Totally agree.

Paul Ryan deserves great respect. He holds true to his convictions.

Quite the opposite of Mitt.

Steveangell on April 5, 2012 at 11:23 PM

He needs to go into permanent moderation…

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Or at least temporary detox.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I’m serious, its got to be Allah, and he’s obviously very drunk on liquor.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:19 PM

AP could shotgun a fifth of absinthe and not come close to that level of stupidity. It would require a lobotomy.

Kataklysmic on April 5, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?
Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

See what I mean? He actually thinks diversity is going to win the election. Isn’t that precious?

Caiwyn on April 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Everything as going great for the republicans in that state till they picked they wrong fight.

Now the chickens will be coming home to roost.

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

AMERICA’S CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST!

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I should have added David Obey to the list of Democrats scared into retirement. Forgive my slip-up.

The Wisconsin GOP has been doing everything right so far. So we’ll just have to see. Given the choice though I’d rather have my team on a huge winning streak going into November than where yours is.

alchemist19 on April 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?
Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

…Romney will Flip Flop and say he is gay…and Ryan will start wearing a hoodie.

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 11:27 PM

2008: Words.
2012: Math.

beatcanvas on April 5, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Two WHITE males on the ticket?
Where is the diversity?

liberal4life on April 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM

See what I mean? He actually thinks diversity is going to win the election. Isn’t that precious?

Caiwyn on April 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Obviously like all other liberals he flunked history.

McCain lost with Sarah. Diversity did not help.

Mitt will lose with anyone he chooses. Can not win when 59% of your base does not want you as the nominee and the 41% who do will vote for Obama at least many of them.

Steveangell on April 5, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Or at least temporary detox.

Bmore on April 5, 2012 at 11:24 PM

OK…detox….

:)

Electrongod on April 5, 2012 at 11:29 PM

In that case, conservatives may just get what they seem to really want:

Conservatives aren’t looking for election theatrics, they’re looking for the real deal, a genuine conservative who actually means what he says with a record to back it up.

FloatingRock on April 5, 2012 at 11:30 PM

PeopleRepublicans may not be particularly excited by Romney (yet) but they are by the prospect of voting against Obama.

youngTXcon on April 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Non-Republicans do not share that excitement, and Republicans do not compose 50%+1 of the electorate. There has to be more.

alwaysfiredup on April 5, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I disagree about the lack of excitement. The general public is tired of Obama and that has been enough for some independents. What Romney needs to do now is continue to focus on making a positive case and contrast his vision with Obama’s.

youngTXcon on April 5, 2012 at 11:31 PM

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