Quotes of the day

posted at 9:31 pm on August 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

After a week marred by a not-ready-for-prime-time staffer who had movement conservatives questioning Team Romney’s competence, sanity, and willingness to fight the brass-knuckles White House and Chicago thug operatives, the Romney campaign made the right decision.

And the Right decision

Paul Ryan is fresh, young, energetic, smart, courageous, and ready for prime time.

Paul Ryan is a policy wonk AND a front-line warrior whose budget and long-term entitlement reforms have the entire Dem-Soros-lapdog media machine unhinged…

Paul Ryan won’t cut and run when the going gets tough.

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Romney-Ryan are firmly offering to complete the Reagan Revolution by a) modernizing the social safety net so that it is fiscally sustainable and increases economic mobility and true economic security, and b) reforming the tax code so that it boosts economic growth and reduces crony capitalism. The 21st century would be the American Century, led by a growing, prosperous, confident nation whose government enables the private sector to innovate rather than crowding it out. The American Experiment would be revitalized, fueled by the spirit of democratic capitalism.

As Ryan said earlier today when announced as Romney’s pick, “We can turn this thing around. We can.”

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Ryan refutes the Democratic Party’s bogus arguments. He knows that our domestic spending trajectory is unsustainable and that liberals who fail to get it under control are leading their constituents over a cliff, just like in Europe. Eventually, you can’t borrow enough money to make good on your promises, and everyone’s screwed. Ryan understands that the longer we ignore the debt crisis and postpone serious budget cuts—the liberal equivalent of denying global warming—the more painful the reckoning will be. There’s nothing compassionate about that kind of irresponsibility…

Screw the polls. Republicans will be on the right side of the spending debate. They’ll be on the right side of the substance debate, too. Instead of bickering about Romney’s tax returns and repeating the obvious but unhelpful observation that the unemployment rate sucks, we’ll actually have to debate serious problems and solutions. That’s great for the country…

It speaks enormously well for Romney that he made this choice. It tells me he’d run the country the same way he ran Massachusetts: as a prudent, numbers-oriented businessman.

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Romney’s decision to tap Ryan, the idea man of the Republican Party, is a challenge to President Obama.

In 2008, the central component of Obama’s meteoric rise was that politics had become too cynical and small, and that it was important to have a more substantive debate on the pressing issues facing the nation. His appeal to independents was rooted in this very idea. In the current campaign, Obama has decided that in the face of a weak economy and tepid approval ratings, his path to victory rests on destroying Romney. But with the Ryan pick, Obama has been given a chance to have a substantive debate. After all, it was Obama that helped elevate Ryan in January 2010, when he picked him out of the crowd to acknowledge the congressman had produced a “serious proposal” to address entitlements, even though he disagreed with it.

Ryan is effectively holding a mirror up to Obama.

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It is true that Democrats are licking their chops. And that they will claim a vote for them is a vote to save Medicare. But that’s misguided.

Put another way: Because Obamacare already messes with entitlements, there is greater urgency for reforming the entitlement system. That is, Obama and Biden are the ones who touched entitlements, and Romney and Ryan are coming in to fix them…

Romney has been hinting at this message for some time: Under the presidency of Barack Obama, the United States has fallen into decline. The entitlement problem hasn’t just remained the same; the problems have been exacerbated.

The country needs real changes to restore American greatness. A vote for Obama-Biden is a vote for unsustainability. A vote for Romney-Ryan is a vote for change, and therefore hope that America’s best days are ahead. Or, we might say, Team Romney is all about hope and change — a campaign theme that is known to work rather well!

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Ryan will help Romney govern. If the Republican ticket triumphs in November, having Ryan on-side will help Romney, a non-Washingtonian, navigate the complexities of Capitol Hill. But here it’s important to keep in mind that Ryan is an ideologue and a Beltway wheeler-dealer, attuned to both the possibilities for bipartisanship (recall that his latest Medicare proposal is co-sponsored with a Senate Democrat) and the need to sometimes swallow hard and take one for the team (hence those Bush-era votes for TARP and Medicare Part D). Thus if Romney wants to push an aggressive agenda in his first hundred days or year in office, Ryan will be a natural point person — but if the Romney White House then needs to compromise well short of conservative objectives, Ryan will be capable of negotiating the deal and ready and willing to sell it to a reluctant base. What’s more, having Ryan as a loyal administration foot soldier (whose own presidential ambitions are bound up in Romney’s success) will prevent the Wisconsin congressman from setting up a rival center of power within the party, or becoming a locus of conservative dissent. Some conservatives may think that the Ryan choice brought Romney permanently on-side for their ambitions. But it’s also possible that the choice will ultimately be remembered as the moment when Romney co-opted conservatives instead.

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“Going big has risks, but fewer than going small,” a top Romney adviser told POLITICO early Saturday, after news of the decision broke. “Now this is a race about what the future’s going to look like. … This was all Mitt’s decision. These are two guys who love data, and have a similar way of looking at the world. … Mitt isn’t thinking about Ohio or the Hispanic vote. He’s thinking: ‘I’m gonna be president. Who’s going to help me succeed?’”…

Perhaps so, but Romney and his aides have a lot of questions to answer: If being ready to govern on Day One was the chief criteria, how did Romney, who has scant foreign policy and national security experience himself, overcome the objection that his vice president would have even less? If the basis of Romney’s campaign is that he is a business-minded Washington outsider, what attracted him to someone like Ryan, who has been in Washington since his twenties and has no business or executive experience?

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One Obama backer privately said — not the least bit in jest — that the campaign could now siphon off cash donations for margarita machines, because there was so much to celebrate between now and Election Day.

Another Democratic operative declared the election effectively over — that Ryan was the self-hammered nail in Romney’s own coffin.

“They chose a candidate who is 42, but looks 22, and is a professional Washington politician,” said Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, a top adviser to John Edwards’ 2008 campaign and former chief of staff to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. “He helps Romney with not a single state, not a single demographic and he won’t turn a single undecided vote around. He also destroys Romney’s argument that professional Washington insiders and politicians aren’t qualified to govern. He’s a disastrous pick that proves the Romney and Republicans are stuck in some kind of time capsule where they think they can win elections by debating obscure conservative theory.”

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This probably improves Obama’s chances of winning. The Ryan plan doesn’t exactly have a great track record winning elections: It played a large role in the Republicans’ defeat in a special election in upstate New York in early 2011. Romney’s path to victory involves winning an outsized share of downscale white voters, and this plan presumably makes that task more difficult. Again, maybe the focus-group testing shows that opposition to the president is so strong among these voters that it just doesn’t matter, but I don’t think I’d bet the farm on this.

In fact, it opens up an Obama landslide scenario for the first time. I’ve always thought that Obama wouldn’t be able to win more than a two-to-three-point re-election victory, mainly because a president almost never wins the votes of people who disapprove of the job that he is doing, and Obama’s approval rating is unlikely to be much above 50 percent on Election Day. But, while I don’t think it’s guaranteed, this really does give Democrats an opportunity to make Romney so radioactive that people who don’t like the president nevertheless vote for him. If the white working class revolts at the prospect of the Ryan plan, Obama really could match, or even exceed, his 2008 showing.

These types of picks rarely end well. When we think back on the “bold” or “unexpected” picks in history, they rarely have good outcomes.

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Democrats will have to be smart. They should show respect for Ryan for being a serious guy, but then just explain to people, urgently but not over-heatedly, what he’s proposed. It’s just very hard to imagine that middle-of-the-road voters want harsh future cuts to Medicare, massive tax cuts for the rich, and huge reductions to domestic programs that most swing voters really don’t hate. Does this choice work in Florida, with all those old people? If Romney just sacrificed Florida, he’s lost the election already.

And why? To placate a party that doesn’t even want him as its nominee anyway. It’s psycho-weird. But at least it will carry the benefit, if this ticket loses, of keeping conservatives from griping that they lost because their ticket was too moderate. Conservatism will share — will own — this loss.

Is all that “daring”? Well, Thelma and Louise were “daring” too, but they ended up at the bottom of a canyon. If the Democrats handle this situation properly, that’s where this ticket will end up too, and then the rest of us—the people who don’t want federal policy to be based on Atlas Shrugged—can finally and fully press the case to the right that America is not behind you, and please grow up.

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Romney has all but put a neon sign above his campaign headquarters saying, “We are terrified.” There is no other reason for Mr. Play-it-Safe to take such a risk, unless the campaign was desperate. He clearly felt pressed to make a “bold” choice that would be a game changer, and he fell under the sway of the conservative intelligentsia who are in love with Ryan. In short: He got rolled. Conservatives persuaded him to choose their man, a choice that is great for the conservative movement and for Ryan, who will now be set up for a future presidential run, but terrible for Romney…

Ryan’s boosters say he is a great pick because he excites the base. Who cares? Obama has more than taken care of that. Conservatives are voting for Romney not because they love him, but because they hate Obama. Romney’s strongest appeal was that he is really a pretty moderate governor from Massachusetts who could appeal to swing voters who are unhappy with Obama. No more: Moderate voters in focus groups have been repelled by the Ryan plan.

Many pundits are claiming this choice is going to make the election about “big ideas.” If only. Perhaps the political class will continue to argue about how to deal with the fiscal calamity that is our country, but the campaign will be fought mostly through vicious micro-targeted advertising, which hasn’t generally been known for fostering rich debates among the electorate.

So long, Mitt. We hardly knew ye.

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Romney: haha, time to lose an election!

Flapjackmaka on August 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

umad?

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

That was the last time my parents gave anything to that organization.

gophergirl on August 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Wow. What chutzpah and gall…

OmahaConservative on August 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Romney: haha, time to lose an election!

Shucks! We all should have backed Ron Paul. We could have won 50 state and the District of Columbia…everyone knows how RP loves “the blacks.”

Ron Paul: All Aboard! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Haaaa! Mental Wounds Still Screaming! Driving Me Insane I’m Going Off The Rails On My Crazy Train! (And I Want To Take You Along For The Ride)

Resist We Much on August 11, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Romney could be up 15+ in all 50 states, and there would be some screaming and hand wringing that he isn’t up in DC.

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Oh Look. Palin approves of the Ryan pick:

http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10151109537628588

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Oh my that is a long post.

gophergirl on August 11, 2012 at 11:44 PM

TLWR? I’ll have to look at it in the morning.

Biggest losers – Palinbots & ABRbots?

22044 on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Ugh,I Scrotched Saturday,not(Saturady)!

canopfor on August 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

That’s okay, it made me chuckle. Chuckling is good. ; )

Bmore on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Oh Look. Palin approves of the Ryan pick:

http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10151109537628588

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Oh my that is a long post.

gophergirl on August 11, 2012 at 11:44 PM

yep. we get two dead fish. we shoulda had a blockbuster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgrYf7VWASE

instead we get dopey and smiley.

renalin on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

umad?

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

furious. You will be too after november when romney gives his common concession speech. He’s good at those seeing all the elections he’s lost

Flapjackmaka on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Wow. What chutzpah and gall…

OmahaConservative on August 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

My parents have been burned a lot when trying to help people out. It’s sad because they are so gun shy about doing it now and they are two of the most giving, generous people I know.

gophergirl on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Biggest losers – Palinbots & ABRbots?

22044 on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Why on earth would you say that? Biggest losers, 0 and the Dems.

Bmore on August 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Biggest losers – Palinbots & ABRbots?

22044 on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

More like those who want Ryan to be president. Wont have a chance being a failed vp candidate

Flapjackmaka on August 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

You owe me an iPad.

AllahsNippleHair

lol…

xblade on August 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

A family friend recently gave up working on his church’s Christmas drive. He got tired of shaking down widows in his church who were living on fixed incomes, eating tuna, and cutting their pill in half so that he could drop gift baskets off to “poor” people with big screen TVs, game systems, and expensive sneakers sitting by the door.

Laura in Maryland on August 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

furious. You will be too after november when romney gives his common concession speech. He’s good at those seeing all the elections he’s lost

Flapjackmaka on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Your leader approved of Ryan. Time to stop whining.

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

yep. we get two dead fish. we shoulda had a blockbuster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgrYf7VWASE

instead we get dopey and smiley.

renalin on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Time to get over the butthurt.

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

gophergirl on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

So sad to hear those kinds of stories about good, salt of the earth people who get burned for trying to do good…

OmahaConservative on August 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Biggest losers – Palinbots & ABRbots? & renalin

22044 on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

FTFM

22044 on August 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Please continue to focus on the presidential race and on helping Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but it’s also imperative that we get involved in the nation’s important House and Senate races. These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America. Now on to November!

Bmore on August 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Your leader approved of Ryan. Time to stop whining.

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

You cant even make sense.

Flapjackmaka on August 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Biggest losers – Palinbots & ABRbots?

22044 on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

They have been insufferable today.

JPeterman on August 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

+infinity.

I see people with a toddler, an infant, and she’s pregnant again, using food stamps.
Close your legs, I say, but more kids gets more benefits. They feel it’s a right to have kids and then have everyone else pay for them.

AllahsNippleHair on August 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM

But that’s Raaacisssttt!

How dare you tell people to be responsible! :)

That was my same attitude to Sandra Fluke (Rush was right about her)…. if you can’t afford your birth control, then close your legs and stop asking for us to pay for you to whore it around campus!

LevinFan on August 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

You cant even make sense.

Flapjackmaka on August 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Butthurt ABR needs to get over it.

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:57 PM

They have been insufferable today.

JPeterman on August 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Wait till after the election. Romneybots wont be able to even post because of the butt hurt emitting from my keyboard

Flapjackmaka on August 11, 2012 at 11:58 PM

A family friend recently gave up working on his church’s Christmas drive. He got tired of shaking down widows in his church who were living on fixed incomes, eating tuna, and cutting their pill in half so that he could drop gift baskets off to “poor” people with big screen TVs, game systems, and expensive sneakers sitting by the door.

Laura in Maryland on August 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Sorry to hear that.
Sometimes it seems that churches & NGOs are stuck in the “do-gooder” mentality that makes them no better than the government at providing assistance.

22044 on August 11, 2012 at 11:58 PM

The response from liberals is one of fear. The entire response is that they can sit back, sip on their drink, and wait for Nov to roll along because it’s now a done deal. Wait! What? On a VP pick? Right there, the libs are in the proverbial river of excrement without a paddle. Also, they don’t seem to be coordinated yet. It seems as if they had a response ready for a different pick. Also, if Romney picked someone that the liberals unanimously said was a wise pick, then that would be far worse.

Whenever I hear someone say it’s over, I get more aggressive toward winning because they’re on defense.

MrX on August 11, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Wait till after the election. Romneybots wont be able to even post because of the butt hurt emitting from my keyboard

Flapjackmaka on August 11, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Romneybots don’t exist. The primary is over. Time to focus on Obama.

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Laura in Maryland on August 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I used to accompany my cousin on social worker visits to the poor on weekends when she didn’t have a police escort. They always hab huge televisions, a newer Cadillac in the driveway, designer sneakers and no food in the house…

OmahaConservative on August 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Time for bed!

Sweet dreams for everybody but cozmo LOL!

gophergirl on August 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

renalin on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Similar.

Bmore on August 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

and yes,its Saturady Bath Night!:)

canopfor on August 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Bingo!..)

PS..I got the point that you were posting what others were putting on twitter!..Sorry!..Did not mean to confuse you friend!..:):)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Otay H/A,a Great Day!

I’m hitting the trail,but lets put this so-called Gaffe to bed,
and since Obama did it too,its a wash…—–GoodNight EveryOne:)
_________________________________________________________________

Romney gaffes introducing ‘president’ Ryan
*******************************************

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney misspoke while introducing his running mate Paul Ryan at a rally in Norfolk, Virginia.

Video:

http://www.usatoday.com/video/news/1781419698001
================================================

Flashback: Obama Also Introduced Joe Biden As The ‘Next President’
Video
11:12 am,
August 11th, 2012
*******************

Chalk it up to the exhausting task of running a campaign, nerves, or simply a momentary lapse, but Mitt Romney gave the crowd a chuckle this morning when he accidentally referred to his VP pick Paul Ryan as the “next president” of the United States.

Mistakes not knowing party lines, Romney is by no means the only candidate who has mistakenly referred to his vice presidential running mate as the “next president’ of the United States. Let’s take a trip back to 2008, when then-presumptive nominee Barack Obama referred to his former Democratic rival Joe Biden as the “next president… next vice president of the United States.”

Just a case of history repeating:
Video

http://www.mediaite.com/online/flashback-barack-obama-also-introduced-joe-biden-as-the-next-president/

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Biggest losers – Palinbots & ABRbots? & renalin

22044 on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

You wish…LOL

idesign on August 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Good Night gg, Pleasant Dreams.

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM

+infinity.

I see people with a toddler, an infant, and she’s pregnant again, using food stamps.
Close your legs, I say, but more kids gets more benefits. They feel it’s a right to have kids and then have everyone else pay for them.

AllahsNippleHair on August 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM

But that’s Raaacisssttt!

How dare you tell people to be responsible! :)

That was my same attitude to Sandra Fluke (Rush was right about her)…. if you can’t afford your birth control, then close your legs and stop asking for us to pay for you to whore it around campus!

LevinFan on August 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I know right.
Well, at least we all know who started the super gonnorhea outbreak. Typhoid Sandra.

AllahsNippleHair on August 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Romneybots don’t exist. The primary is over. Time to focus on Obama.

wargamer6 on August 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

This is what romneybots believe.

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Does Mark Levin think for you?

libfreeordie on August 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

lol :-) C’est drôle, ça…irony is not your strong suit, is it…or more precisely, self irony :-)…and say again, where do you take your daily talking points from, coz your posts sound awfully familiar, like they have been recycled or cloned from the axelturd’s daily pearls of wisdom teleconferenced to debbie blabbermouth and to the rest of the base…..

jimver on August 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Time for bed!

Sweet dreams for everybody but cozmo LOL!

gophergirl on August 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Night gopher.girl.

AllahsNippleHair on August 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM

This is what romneybots believe.

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM

That’s what people based in reality believe. You think Sarah will swoop in at the convention and take it all? LOL.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

canopfor on August 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Bingo!..)

PS..I got the point that you were posting what others were putting on twitter!..Sorry!..Did not mean to confuse you friend!..:):)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dire Straits:No no,I just wanted to clarify,alrighty,catch you
tommorrow,its going to be a hot political morning!:)

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

O.K. folks, time to go and watch one of the best shows on earth this evening. I moved to the middle of no where just for this!

Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight, best places to view it

Cheers! Don’t leave the light on for me.

JPeterman on August 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Hope I didn’t freak you out. Part of my misspent youth.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM

You think Sarah will swoop in at the convention and take it all? LOL.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

No. We’ll have the convention and romney will tour the country not making dents anywhere. He cant do anything without a large money difference. His ads are so bad he’s whining about Obama’s ads.

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Why on earth would you say that? Biggest losers, 0 and the Dems.

Bmore on August 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

True dat – my comment was intended to address the context of Sarah Palin’s approval.

Let me add another to the list – idesign.

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Hope I didn’t freak you out. Part of my misspent youth.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Lol! It will take a bit more than that to freak Dire out. Funny!

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM

22044 on August 11, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Thanks. I’ve been even grumpier and tougher since times have been leaner for my family and those I know.

OmahaConservative on August 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Bless your cousin. I couldn’t afford to a social worker. We just don’t have enough in the bank to post MY bail.

Laura in Maryland on August 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

http://youtu.be/G54lfxiid_w

let’s roll

Romney/Ryan2012

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

That’s what people based in reality believe. You think Sarah will swoop in at the convention and take it all? LOL.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

No, but she will galvanize the Conservative base…

What your problem?

idesign on August 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

No. We’ll have the convention and romney will tour the country not making dents anywhere. He cant do anything without a large money difference. His ads are so bad he’s whining about Obama’s ads.

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM

LOL. People like you were bitching that Romney wasn’t confronting Obama on his smears. Yet when he runs ads doing so, you accuse him of whining. ABR logic on display there.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM

How Ryan will answer questions on Medicare:

http://youtu.be/vqsqyrr3mqU?t=28m35s

gumble on August 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

No, but she will galvanize the Conservative base…

What your problem?

idesign on August 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

What’s your problem? You seem to think that infighting will help in November and you’re bitter because she didn’t run. Stop it already.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Oh sure! You guys laugh! I had to endure my misspent youth! :)

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Wait till after the election. Romneybots wont be able to even post because of the butt hurt emitting from my keyboard

Flapjackmaka on August 11, 2012 at 11:58 PM

oh, we have no doubt you will be here flapping your mouth incessantly and posting prolifically (nonsense for most part) just like you do now…meh, some things never change…

jimver on August 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Laura in Maryland on August 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I’m pretty sure it was illegal for me to accompany her to those home visits, but I was *not* about to let a pretty young blonde go to the ‘hood all alone without a man…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Paul Ryan: The first VPILF! Oh yeah!!!!

Nikkia2112 on August 11, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Nikkia2112:

Ooooooooooooooooh Gawd,too funny!:)

canopfor on August 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Seriously, I’ve had a mad crush on him for 3 years. I was just kind of eh on Romney but totally on board to support him. I was so worried he was going to pick T-Paw or Portman. I am THRILLED he picked my boy Paul!!! I sent a few c-notes their way today. :)

BTW, Canopfor DH and I are rockin out now to some Rush and Bare Naked Ladies…some awesome musicians from your homeland.

Nikkia2112 on August 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Later..Enjoyed the links from Mission Control as always!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Good one, Fred!

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Oh sure! You guys laugh! I had to endure my misspent youth! :)

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Perhaps we can swap war stories someday. ; )

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Well, I see the usual suspects are still bleating YET again about Romney.

First they complained that Dr. Strangelove aka RP, wasn’t immediately crowned Emperor of North America for the past 300 Primary challenges.

Then :GASP: Other Republicans DARE run for the WH this year.

Then, GASP again, the world rejects St. John-Snore the Not so Divine, as Herr Docktor exits stage Left.

THEN they complain Romney not Conservative enough (fair complaint), but DOUBLE DOWN, when he picks a solid Conservative, someone who in spite of being in the DC Fever swamp for several terms, is STILL uncorrupted enough to be willing to take the fight to the G-Dang Progressives…and they STILL whine that neither these guys can’t win.

Can Romney win?

Yes, if we turn out and get the vote for him.

Am I voting FOR Romney or AGAINST Obama? Who the Heck CARES?!?! as long as we can get the US back from the asshat mistakes that have been made for the last 4 years.

BlaxPac on August 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

oh, we have no doubt you will be here flapping your mouth incessantly and posting prolifically (nonsense for most part) just like you do now…meh, some things never change…

jimver on August 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Not my fault romney is terrible at elections. “whaaa, Obama’s hitting me!”

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

yep. we get two dead fish. we shoulda had a blockbuster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgrYf7VWASE

instead we get dopey and smiley.

renalin on August 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

your hemorrhoids are showing…more Preparation H and a dose of realism will help…your guru says it’s ok to relax now…she’s still not running…

jimver on August 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Dire Straits on August 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Confession! I used to get so high to that, but it wasn’t 1969! LOL!

thatsafactjack on August 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM

LoLz..I hear you and know what you mean..Beer just does not work for that song!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Not my fault romney is terrible at elections. “whaaa, Obama’s hitting me!”

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Butthurt Palinista crybaby.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM

You Shook Me

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM

canopfor on August 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Night, canopfor.

AllahsNippleHair on August 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Led before Bed – love it

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Hope I didn’t freak you out. Part of my misspent youth.

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Lord no!..Sounds like I had the same mispent youth!..You should be a fan of the movie Dazed and Confused!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Butthurt Palinista crybaby.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Implying. Romney in charge of winning elections!

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Are we under a Palinista attack???..Who forgot to sound the horn??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Implying. Romney in charge of winning elections!

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM

What does that even mean? He won in 2002. He won primaries in 2008. Won a bunch more in 2012.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Lolz…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Are we under a Palinista attack???..Who forgot to sound the horn??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Palinistas are becoming the new Paulbots, apparently.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Sarah Palin: Why We Must Defeat Obama And The Democrats
http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10151109537628588

The Governor congratulates Mitt Romney on selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate and then proceeds to lay out in clear and stark terms as to why we must defeat Obama and the Democrats in the Fall.

Superb. Hopefully the RNC and Mitt Romney will invite the Governor to speak at the convention before a national prime time audience to help galvanize Americans in support of the Romney / Ryan ticket.

john.frank on August 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Are we under a Palinista attack???..Who forgot to sound the horn??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM

The horn’s broken.

AllahsNippleHair on August 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM

What does that even mean? He won in 2002. He won primaries in 2008. Won a bunch more in 2012.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM

He thinks primaries are elections. This guy.

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM

What’s your problem? You seem to think that infighting will help in November and you’re bitter because she didn’t run. Stop it already.
G
wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

I don’t care if she didn’t run,  you’re  the one who seems to have issues…LOL

Divide the party?

You’re a moron..:)

http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10151109537628588

idesign on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

The horn’s broken.

AllahsNippleHair on August 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM

LoLz..Somebody needs to fix it!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Primary Election.

A primary election is an election that narrows the field of candidates before the general election.

Yes I know. Facts are hard for you.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Implying. Romney in charge of winning elections!

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM

No, we are in charge of winning the elections. Here are the options:

1. Vote the Pub ticket

2. Vote Obama

3. Sit home and hold your breath to ‘punish’ mommy and daddy

Anything except #1 is a vote for Obama, and the Dems as a whole.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Are we under a Palinista attack???..Who forgot to sound the horn??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Indeed!

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Revisionist history says Palin cost McCain.

It ignores the race was tied or lean-McCain until the economic meltdown.

It ignores that she unquestionably trounced Biden.

In other words, it was a miraculous act that parted the field for Barry the first time.

The “celebration” talk is a false-front and was going to be put up no matter who Romney picked. Ryan was probably second or third as to who they didn’t want to face, because it guarantees Biden’s a floater in the debate.

Never forget – Ol’ Joe was the one Barry assigned to overlook TARP for any misappropriations. Because “nobody messes with Joe”. Ahem.

It’s now a 2-on-1 race, so expect the proggies to start crying within two weeks and the MSM water-bearers to come to Barry’s aid. Once the Romney war chest can be opened, this is going to get dramatically ugly.

And if you needed anymore proof as to why it always feels as if Powers is on the bubble of being an ex-pundit, just read the above link. She is either trying to build her lefty creds up, or the Manhattan bubble has finally penetrated her brain.

budfox on August 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I don’t care if she didn’t run, you’re the one who seems to have issues…LOL

Divide the party?

You’re a moron..:)

http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10151109537628588

idesign on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I’m a moron? She approves of the pick! Shut up and stop moaning already.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM

It looks coordinated and organized!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Over the next 86 days, Barack Obama will try to distract us from his record. Many in the media will roll along with him in this mission. We must not let them continue the deception and distractions, and we must not be afraid to call the President out on his lies. His entire record in office exposes the false promises he made four years ago.

Boom!!!
nice work, ‘cuda

ted c on August 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Bmore on August 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Okay…you first! :)

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

http://youtu.be/C6up076lSH8

jrsrigmvr on August 12, 2012 at 12:26 AM

It looks coordinated and organized!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

On whose part?…

Gohawgs on August 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

G’nite. I’m off. I leave you with this, if you with this, which I just posted. Not a happy send-off, I admit.

‘I Looked For Him But God Must Have Been On Holiday’: Last Living Survivors Of Treblinka Death Camp Speak Of Unimaginable Horrors

M2RB: Schindler’s List Music Video (John Williams) Pt. 1

Resist We Much on August 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

jimver on August 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

you speak to the lib in french and to me about hemorrhoids:)

see a connection?

renalin on August 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Not my fault romney is terrible at elections. “whaaa, Obama’s hitting me!”

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

oh, so romney being ‘terrible at elections’ (whatever that means) gives you long-term verbal logorrhea (or diarrhea, take your pick), how jolly…well, consult with ritalin, maybe they do a kind of Preparation H for the pie hole too, not just the other hole… or maybe you ca use the same ointment, who knows…

jimver on August 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

idesign on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I’m a moron? She approves of the pick! Shut up and stop moaning already.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Your move, idesign. :)

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Yes I know. Facts are hard for you.

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

This just in. The mars rover has discovered my sides on mars!

“Hey, he won an election after a million trys! Time for the presidency!”

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Glad to see Palin on board. She has been supportive of Ryan in the past. Like it or not, incumbents are damn hard to beat. We need all hands on deck for this one. I do like the way she keeps mentioning the down ticket races. Not only are they crucial to taking back the Senate and holding/increasing our lead in the House, they could help bring some grass roots vote to the top of the ticket. And Hi Jackie!

KCB on August 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Boom!!!
nice work, ‘cuda

ted c on August 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

It isn’t about Sarah Palin…

A servant’s heart..:)

idesign on August 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Anything except #1 is a vote for Obama, and the Dems as a whole.

Liam on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Implying I’m voting for romney in a state that he wont win.

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

This just in. The mars rover has discovered my sides on mars!

“Hey, he won an election after a million trys! Time for the presidency!”

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

He tried a million times to win the Mass Governorship?

wargamer6 on August 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

The horn’s broken.

AllahsNippleHair on August 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM

LoLz..Somebody needs to fix it!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Ran out of money.
I hear it will get fixed in January, 2013. Around the 20th.

I love Sarah Palin.
She didn’t run.
She wanted to protect her family.
It’s time to move on guys.

Alright, goodnight.

AllahsNippleHair on August 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Flapjackmaka on August 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

(ignoring)

22044 on August 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

KCB on August 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Good evening, Ken. How are you?

thatsafactjack on August 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM

RE: This whole women and Ryan thing.

Doesn’t this prove that WOMEN are Sexist?

They hated Palin because their husbands thought she was HAWT.

And they love Ryan and would vote for him because he’s “dreamy”.

So now we know, women tend to be sexist (as much as men) and that Blacks that vote 95% for the first “BLACK” (though he’s only 1/2) vote for him based on his skin color are racist.

Very interesting, and it appears people are not that “issues” oriented in their votes. Now we can see how little things like Eddie Munster hair or peoples skin tone, or their arms and fashion sense can help make their voting decisions.

Lord have mercy. How has this country survived 200+ years?

PappyD61 on August 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM

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