Quotes of the day

posted at 9:27 pm on August 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

The youngsters were running the show in Springfield, Va., on Friday, where 42-year-old Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan took the stage after being introduced by two 44-year-olds: Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis…

“We have a very serious choice to make,” Ryan told the crowd. “And what Mitt Romney is offering is to make a decision together.”…

“I heard the president talking about Medicare,” Ryan said. “We want this debate on Medicare. We want this debate, we need this debate and we’re gonna win this debate.”…

“Remember how President Obama used to say we aren’t the blue states or the red states, we’re the United States of America?” Ryan asked. “Remember when he said to put aside childish things and have an adult conversation? We’re still waiting for that adult conversation.”

***

[A]ides believe there is a way for Romney and Ryan to present a vision of fiscal discipline so starkly different than Obama’s as to provide voters a clear choice, even without all the details.

“At the end of the day,” Rhoades said, “the American people are going to have to decide: Do they want to clean up the mess right now, or do they want to wait another four years, when it’s even worse? Do they want business as usual or do they really want to tackle the big challenges for a change?”

A Romney campaign official added: “I know there are some people in Washington, D.C., that are scared to talk about Medicare. We’re not. We’ve got a million hits on Medicare. We’ll do it for as long as they want. Let’s do it. It’s policy, it’s substance, it’s the future.”

***

Adding credence to the GOP’s case: Polls conducted in 28 battleground districts for the National Republican Congressional Committee, obtained by National Journal, which suggest Republicans aren’t as vulnerable on the Medicare debate as the conventional wisdom suggests. Their pollsters tested both the Republican message on Ryan’s plan (Ryan’s plan doesn’t touch anyone over 55, preserves Medicare for future generations, invokes ObamaCare), and the Democratic message against it (end Medicare as we know it through voucher system, seniors pay more out of pocket, rates will go up). When the results of all 28 polls were aggregated together, the GOP argument prevailed 46 to 36 percent…

[I]t’s worth remembering that antipathy over Obama’s health care law was as responsible for the Democrats’ historic House losses in 2010 as the weak state of the economy. It’s notable that for Romney’s campaign, the state of the economy has taken a back seat to more ideological arguments in the wake of the Ryan selection — it’s much more consistent with the messages we heard from Congressional Republicans in 2010.

The Romney gamble: Obama’s health care law is even more unpopular than his record on the economy.

***

In a normal political year, the liberal Mediscare tom-toms might have scared Republicans from this issue, and Mr. Ryan probably would have remained an admired if sidelined Congressman. But Mr. Obama decided via the Affordable Care Act to remake the entire health-care system including Medicare, and thus he also changed the politics.

The destructive policy and unpopularity of ObamaCare have made Paul Ryan’s reform politically possible, meaning that voters may be open to hearing the real choice they face between command and control or private competition and more patient choice. Throw in the lousy economy and the Obama spending and debt binges, and the GOP this year has a chance to win a health-care debate if it goes on offense and contrasts its solutions to Mr. Obama’s.

That’s the real reason liberals and the press corps claim to be so upset by the Romney Medicare ad. By governing so far to the left, Mr. Obama may have neutralized Mediscare and made voters more receptive to center-right solutions. Medicare is already changing because it must. The difference this year is that Republicans have a plan to save it.

***

“He encourages me. Erskine [Bowles] and I felt he was one of the sharpest guys we dealt with,” Simpson said on Fox News. “He doesn’t have to have a staff member there feeding him stuff and little memos. He can go a half an hour without a note. He knows the issues.”…

“He also said to us — I think a year and a half ago — you know, ‘If we can’t get something done in America, there’s no need for me to smash my head into the wall around here, I have things to do back in Wisconsin,’” Simpson recalled. “And now, this thing [the GOP vice presidential nomination] comes to him, I don’t think he was seeking it, but let me tell you, he becomes a spokesman of hard truth against fakery.”

***

Republicans should keep this picture in mind. There’s a woman on a porch in eastern Ohio and she has a dog and likes guns and supports the NRA and sees herself as more or less conservative. She assumed she’d vote for Romney and not that big loser in the White House. But she’s hearing about Ryan and she’s hearing the word “cuts.” She knows spending is out of control and she’s worried about deficits and debt. But she’s on disability and her husband’s illness is being handled by Medicare, and she’s wondering: “Do these guys really understand my life? Do they know how it is for us?” She’s getting concerned, and not only for herself but her neighbors and friends. People are not just protective of themselves, they’re loyal to others.

Ryan is associated with the word cutting. Republicans will have to make people believe the word to associate with him is “saving,” that the Romney-Ryan ticket wants to save entitlement programs that aren’t sustainable, that will in time collapse unless we impose ruinous taxes or continue with ruinous deficits…

Republicans should do their own spot, now — one that’s comic and sweet. Grandma in the wheelchair is speeding on a downward slope toward a cliff. She looks terrified. Suddenly a young guy who looks like Clark Kent—that is, like Paul Ryan—springs forward, puts his body between the wheelchair and the edge, and stops it. She looks up at him, smiles, touches his face with her hand. He smiles, turns the chair around and begins to push her back to safety. “Romney-Ryan. Trying to get things back on firm ground.”

***

At the very least, the Friday event shows that the pick of Ryan has given the GOP grassroots a shot in the arm. Every random Republican voter approached by the Examiner said a variation of the following: Romney was not their first choice, but the Ryan pick laid their lingering qualms to rest.

“He’s got it all,” said Betty-Ann Olson, a self-described Tea Party activist, of Ryan. “I am very pleased.”

“It’s a great choice: I don’t have any doubts,” said Dale Dunn, a former Newt Gingrich supporter.

***

“Well, I certainly agree that it is a proposal, a serious proposal.”


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So are we going to pretend that the strip search thread didn’t happen?

joekenha on August 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Whoa

Electrongod on August 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM

This is early…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Fifth!

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Ryan asked. “Remember when he said to put aside childish things and have an adult conversation? We’re still waiting for that adult conversation.”

TOTUS is prepared…

Electrongod on August 17, 2012 at 9:30 PM

From today,LeftTards in action!!

Paul Ryan booed
Aug 17 2012
***********

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asWY_TVmEr4

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:31 PM

“I heard the president talking about Medicare,” Ryan said. “We want this debate on Medicare. We want this debate, we need this debate and we’re gonna win this debate.”…

I’m dancing … I’m dancing … uh huh I’m dancing …

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM

They really should follow up on the political ad idea. That’s fairly solid.

preallocated on August 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM

That’s the real reason liberals and the press corps claim to be so upset by the Romney Medicare ad. By governing so far to the left, Mr. Obama may have neutralized Mediscare and made voters more receptive to center-right solutions.

Center right is always good…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

[A]ides believe …

… they matter. But they don’t. How many aides helped Lincoln pen the Gettysburg Address?

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Its a NeverEnding Talking Point Loop…..

“Republicans well end Medicare as we know it,and shift
to a voucher system”!!

Um,how can you shift to something,if its ENDED!

I guess,thats why the Dems are still stuck in the ditch!!!!!!

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

“It’s a great choice: I don’t have any doubts,” said Dale Dunn, a former Newt Gingrich supporter.

Coming from a Newt supporter, it’s no surprise. Newt has described Ryan’ plans as right-wing social engineering. It’s insane to believe that the GOP will win a debate on Medicare, not when the AARP and other voices that seniors respect and trust are adamantly opposed to the Ryan plan.

What happened to the strategy of running on the economy? It was a much better issue for the Romney to turn the country’s attention toward and undoubtedly Obama’s greatest weakness. But Medicare? It’s insane.

bayam on August 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Center right is always good…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

OmahaConservation:Thats a fact,jack!:)

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asWY_TVmEr4

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Yup. And Ryan laughs!

Cody1991 on August 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

From today,LeftTards in action!!

Paul Ryan booed
Aug 17 2012
***********

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asWY_TVmEr4

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:31 PM

He was at the Chick-Fil-A Kiss-In….

Electrongod on August 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Adding credence to the GOP’s case: Polls conducted in 28 battleground districts …

Irrelevant. Observe history. Where was Reagan in the polls in the weeks leading up to 1980? Where was George W. leading up to 2004? Screw the polls. Think about what makes sense.

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 9:40 PM

On the national debt, Ryan said, “we have got to stop spending money we don’t have.”

Yep.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Gout.

wolly4321 on August 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

lefties on the attack http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/17/paul-ryan-gm-federal-funds_n_1799515.html

Donald Draper on August 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

According to the CMS..10,000 people a day are turning 65.
This ain’t no joke. No more time to kick the can down the road..
This is a biggie..and zero and friends are batting zero.

bazil9 on August 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM

On the national debt, Ryan said, “we have got to stop spending money we don’t have.”

Yep.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

It’s called the Community Reinvestment Act on steroids.

Electrongod on August 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Three cheers for Chief Justice Roberts. Just think how this fight would be going if ObamaCare was already gone. The Republicans would be “robbing Medicare”, unlike those strong defenders, the Democrats.

The Democrats are going to come to rue the day that Roberts “saved” ObamaCare, w/o expanding the Commerce Clause. They will rue it on Nov 6, when Obama loses re-election. And they will rue it in January 2013, when ObamaCare gets repealed by a Republican House, Senate, and President.

Frankly, that will be better for the US, too. The Dems over-reached, and will pay a political cost. That’s how democracy is supposed to work.

Greg Q on August 17, 2012 at 9:44 PM

So I saw Jon Lovitz on Piers Morgan tonite. Lovitz is great. Seems like a reasonable intelligent man. Morgan, an Obama supporter, says to him that “the eight years” of Bush were a disaster with the worst unemployment in history. He asks Lovitz why he is critical of Obama when the “eight years” of Bush essentially had just as bad unemployment. Lovitz said “I don’t know”. Thus the mantra that as soon as Bush took over, the country went to hell. I was not the greatest Bush fan at all. But the average unemployment was 5.2%. Rising to 7.8 in the last year of his presidency. Why oh why do we keep letting embiciles like Morgan get away with this. I wanted to jump thru my tv. And everyone allows this lie to go on. Everyone including conservative talk show hosts and conservative politicians. This is not about defending Bush. This is about truthfulness. This is why idiots out there and Mr Lovitz have no response for this. Help me get a grip here.

Robb on August 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM

The Romney gamble advantage: Obama’s health care law is even more unpopular than his record on the economy.

Duh.

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Greg Q on August 17, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Good point!

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

not when the AARP and other voices that seniors respect and trust

Got news for you dude..I work in the field..many seniors or those approaching “senior status” I work with aren’t real happy with AARP.
SHHH.

bazil9 on August 17, 2012 at 9:47 PM

From today,LeftTards in action!!

Paul Ryan booed
Aug 17 2012
***********

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asWY_TVmEr4

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:31 PM

What kind of a flaming douche do you have to be to do that? And so dramatic, too, with the tearing of the Romney/Ryan sign. These people don’t want an adult conversation, they just want to demagogue and shout down opposing voices.

changer1701 on August 17, 2012 at 9:47 PM

OmahaConservation:Thats a fact,jack!:)

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

If the center-right fencesitters are getting behind RR, it’s all good. I am a paleo/ultra-conservative…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

a spokesman of hard truth against fakery

John the Libertarian on August 17, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Medicare is already changing because it must.

Huh?

The difference this year is that Republicans have a plan to save it.

Republicans? Does that include the Speaker? And his second?

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 9:50 PM

bayam on August 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

What up, dawg?

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 9:50 PM

“Remember how President Obama used to say we aren’t the blue states or the red states, we’re the United States of America?” Ryan asked. “Remember when he said to put aside childish things and have an adult conversation? We’re still waiting for that adult conversation.”

Somewhere in the White House, I bet a certain half-white guy threw a temper tantrum while screaming, “What does he mean I’m not an adult?”

Liam on August 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

rope-a-dope approach

The rules will reverse, 0 is being trapped into this new approach. Romney is clearly on offense now. We all know what the rope-a-dope approach, did to Ali.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Good read here: How Hatred Became a Liberal Value

…I remember when liberals sported on their automobiles bumper stickers reading, “Hatred is not a Family Value.” Then, back in 2003, in The New Republic, Jonathan Chait wrote an essay explaining why it was legitimate to hate George W. Bush, and the dam burst…

slickwillie2001 on August 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Robb on August 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM

And who controlled congress and therefore the purse strings during that rise from 5.2% to 7.8%?

The party name starts with a ‘D.’ The speaker’s name starts with a ‘P.’

But I can’t think of the names.

Help me here.

predator on August 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

rules=roles

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Romney is clearly on offense now.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Good. Because we have nothing to fear from an obama presidency.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Paul Ryan speaks to packed house in Glen Allen

Aug 17, 2012 5:03 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 17, 2012 6:54 PM EDT
*********************************

It is a presidential campaign, and lofty promises are not uncommon. At Deep Run High School Paul Ryan only spoke for about 20 minutes, but promised quite a bit.

Among many the many issues he tackled, Ryan attacked President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthy.

“We’re going to reject ‘Obamanomics’”, he said. “We’re going to clear up this tax system and get this thing reformed and help small business and families grow and create jobs”

On the Affordable Care Act, Ryan promised to make it a thing of the past.

“You know what? When we win,” he said plainly, “We are going to get rid of Obamacare.”

He even vowed that Mitt Romney would find common ground with democrats in Washington.

“That is the kind of leadership we need,” he said.

They are lofty goals, and according to democrats the path not the kind of thing swing voters are looking for.

“This ticket is one of the most extreme tickets in the Republican Party in my lifetime,” said. Del. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond). “I think it is going to give moderates and independents a real pause.”
(More..)
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http://www.nbc12.com/story/19307110/paul-ryan-speaks-to-packed-house-in-glen-allen

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

The Romney gamble: Obama’s health care law is even more unpopular than his record on the economy.

It’s no gamble, imo. You can argue about the short-term economy until the cows come home, and some voters will go one way, and some the other. But, from a conservative perspective that the voters share, the effect on the long-term economy of Obama’s big govt liberal policies is without question very negative. O was the most liberal senator in the senate, and for those that value consistency, he hasn’t disappointed. We should highlight the big ideological issues now because the country wants to go conservative; don’t let O muddle the issue by trying to bring personality or anything non-ideological into it. We face a stark ideological choice, and the country in a stark and new way, wants to vote conservative.
But it’s not as simple as “the Republican is conservative and O is liberal.” We have to demonstrate that, because everyday people, not political junkies, often don’t fully understand the ideological dimensions of politics. We will make it clear to them what the choice is about.

anotherJoe on August 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

HEY AllahPundit…Have you noticed about the only person that cares to post on FB is some troll that uses a nic like Kunta Kinte?
I think the experiment has failed and your loyal readers in general don’t like it.

CW on August 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Thank God it’s Friday!

Dumb question but do we know who is going to introduce Ryan at the convention?

gophergirl on August 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Good. Because we have nothing to fear from an obama presidency.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

??

CW on August 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Dumb question but do we know who is going to introduce Ryan at the convention?

gophergirl on August 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Palin, prolly.

Throwing us Nistas a bone.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM

??

CW on August 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM

That’s what that lame piece of crap, who, in conjunction with that fool Suckabee prevented Mittens from getting the nom in ’08 said.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Palin, prolly.

Throwing us Nistas a bone.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I would love that, but I think she’s a no go as a speaker this year.

predator on August 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

He is… The One. I’m getting a little verklempt.

Punchenko on August 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Good read here: How Hatred Became a Liberal Value

…I remember when liberals sported on their automobiles bumper stickers reading, “Hatred is not a Family Value.” Then, back in 2003, in The New Republic, Jonathan Chait wrote an essay explaining why it was legitimate to hate George W. Bush, and the dam burst…

slickwillie2001 on August 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

slickwillie2001:Correction,….Its a Way of Life!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Ryan is associated with the word cutting.

Only if you ignore the reality of Obama’s RECORD. I realize that the MSM trembles at the thought of revealing it, but it is Obama who actually slashed (beginning with the passing of ObamaCare) the Medicare budget by (give or take) $750,000 BILLION dollars.

Ryan did not “accomplish” that. Obama, Reid & Pelosi accomplished that.

I am so SICK of this cowardly reporting — coming not only from the Left, where you’d expect it, but also from the supposed right. PAH! They think we’re all stupid.

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

How Hatred Became a Liberal Value

It always was

Rio Linda Refugee on August 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM

750 billion.

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I would love that, but I think she’s a no go as a speaker this year.

predator on August 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

We don’t know that positively yet.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

HEY AllahPundit…Have you noticed about the only person that cares to post on FB is some troll that uses a nic like Kunta Kinte?
I think the experiment has failed and your loyal readers in general don’t like it.

CW on August 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I don’t see the facebook comments. Firefox blocks them for me…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

bayam on August 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

all in good time grassshopper, all in good time.

uncommon sense on August 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM

The Romney gamble

Mitt Romney is betting that the electorate’s view of entitlements has changed in their favor this year.

Does Romney have a gambling problem we don’t yet know about? Remember he did try to bet Perry on stage in front of a National audience 10k.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Republicans should do their own spot, now — one that’s comic and sweet.

I would prefer one that is direct, honest and blood-curdling to the Leftist mind.

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

“This ticket is one of the most extreme tickets in the Republican Party in my lifetime,” said. Del. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond). “I think it is going to give moderates and independents a real pause.”
(More..)
========

http://www.nbc12.com/story/19307110/paul-ryan-speaks-to-packed-house-in-glen-allen

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Right. A ticket with Mitt Romney is extreme. Heh. If she actually believes that, she’s dumber than even her party affiliation already suggests she is.

changer1701 on August 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Every random Republican voter approached by the Examiner said a variation of the following: Romney was not their first choice, but the Ryan pick laid their lingering qualms to rest.

Absolutely.

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

We don’t know that positively yet.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Lanceman, I would love to see that. And maybe an introduction isn’t considered a speaking gig? Works for me. She should have some sort of presence there. *Are you listening Mitt?*

Maybe one of the convention surprises?

predator on August 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Does Romney have a gambling problem we don’t yet know about? Remember he did try to bet Perry on stage in front of a National audience 10k.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Let’s hope he doesn’t do that this fall…

changer1701 on August 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Dumb question but do we know who is going to introduce Ryan at the convention?

gophergirl on August 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Not dumb at all. Rubio is introducing Romney and I thought Christie was to intro Ryan. I just looked it up and cannot confirm. I guess we still don’t know yet.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Maybe one of the convention surprises?

predator on August 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

You got it.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

“Well, I certainly agree that it is a proposal, a serious proposal.”

How droll.

G’nite, puddin’ cups! Great insights, as always.

minnesoter on August 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM

The rules will reverse, 0 is being trapped into this new approach. Romney is clearly on offense now. We all know what the rope-a-dope approach, did to Ali.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Yo B! yes he is in the protect my likeability mode, as that is the only thing he has left. He hopes that it won’t go down to far before the election. R&R own the actual adult topics, and he can only hope they shot themselves in the foot, and watch them slowly trash the likeability gap. With his ego, this must be hard. I imagine that life for Axeturd must not be very fun at the moment, and that Valarie has to spend most of the day stroking his ego… God, I love this country!

uncommon sense on August 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Republicans should keep this picture in mind.

I knew that was Peggy Noonan after one sentence. What an elitist drama queen in phony colloquial garb. What a fool. These so-called conservatives who swooned over Obama in 2008 will never recover their credibility.

Here’s a picture for you to keep in mind, Peggy — no one caring what you say.

rrpjr on August 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Ryan’s my man. I’m feeling good about our chances.

TXMomof3 on August 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Let’s hope he doesn’t do that this fall…

changer1701 on August 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Here’s to Romney Ryan victory this fall! *clink!* I just have noticed a few writers have been using the gambling descriptives as of late. Probably a coincidence.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

True con or false con, GOPE will not betray you.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Not dumb at all. Rubio is introducing Romney and I thought Christie was to intro Ryan. I just looked it up and cannot confirm. I guess we still don’t know yet.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Christie’s keynoting, so it’s not him.

changer1701 on August 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I just left this comment on the Headlines thread on Medicare (GOP poll: Medicare not as problematic an issue for Republicans as thought):

Medicare and Obamacare are now fused together as a single issue — we could call that, honestly, “medical care.” (I guess that doesn’t require an Einstein, lol.)
I thought it was clear that, now, among all age groups, not only is the medical care issue not a problem for Repubs, but we have a huge advantage. Quit talking about the medical care issue as if we have a problem. We don’t. THEY have a problem.

anotherJoe on August 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Ryan’s my man. I’m feeling good about our chances.

TXMomof3 on August 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Yep. Me too. He energizes me like Palin did in ’08, only less divisive…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Hey, note to jackofalltrades… The more I listen to Joe Bonassma the more I like him…. Seriously, thanks for turning me on to him, girl, you know your guitar players… ;)

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

uncommon sense on August 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Good to see you uncommon sense, I was saying on a earlier thread, 0 has actually built the perfect trap. For us, cause you know we didn’t build that.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

He energizes me like Palin did in ’08

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Whoa, let’s not go overboard.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Let’s hope others are feeling it.

TXMomof3 on August 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Let’s hope others are feeling it.

TXMomof3 on August 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

It’s not a bad thing, kind of reminds me of how I felt about Reagan back in 1979…

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

TXMomof3 on August 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

I think they are. The fear coming from the left is palpable…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Christie’s keynoting, so it’s not him.

changer1701 on August 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Yes, I just checked and see that. I just miss memorized or perhaps misheard. Wonder who will do it? Many people poo pooed the idea one or two of our commenters had. I thought it was actually a smart idea. Have Palin pass the baton. It kills two birds with one stone and would be IMHO very helpful to all.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Yup. Even Dem union guys were excited about Reagan…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Yep. Me too. He energizes me like Palin did in ’08, only less divisive…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Got an e-mail from my friend today. She’s conservative but not a political junkie like me. She said she didn’t know much about Ryan until Mitt picked him but now she is super excited with him on the ticket.

Hopefully that is the same for a lot of people.

gophergirl on August 17, 2012 at 10:18 PM

TXMomof3 on August 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

I think they are. The fear coming from the left is palpable…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

BWAHAHAHAH…. Like watching a mouse trying to stare down a rattle snake… /insert evil grin here

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:18 PM

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

My first political memory is watching the election returns for Reagan/Carter. My dad used to foam at the mouth talking about Carter. The only person he despised more was Jane Fonda. I’m betting Obama is edging her out now.

TXMomof3 on August 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

It’s not a bad thing, kind of reminds me of how I felt about Reagan back in 1979…

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Early supporter?

I waited ’til spring of 80′. Still wasn’t a happy camper ’til the fall.

But when they had the 84′ convention in Dallas, I was Rah-Rah.

cozmo on August 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Yup. Even Dem union guys were excited about Reagan…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Asa the old Johnny Bravo saying goes… Reagan was all that and a bag of chip…. :) Looks like Ryan is as well….

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Yup. And Ryan laughs!

Cody1991 on August 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Cody1991:Hopefully,all the way to the Oval Office!:)

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM

TXMomof3 on August 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

If I’m hating on anyone, Jane is right up there with 0bama…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Good to see you uncommon sense, I was saying on a earlier thread, 0 has actually built the perfect trap. For us, cause you know we didn’t build that.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Yup, and he had help from the Chicago clown posse… so you know that he’ll catch that wascaly wabbit (cue Elmer Fudd laugh) :)

uncommon sense on August 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Asa the old Johnny Bravo saying goes… Reagan was all that and a bag of chip…. :) Looks like Ryan is as well….

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

… and Obama has the clicky thing, worship him, worship him! LOL! :)

uncommon sense on August 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

It’s not a bad thing, kind of reminds me of how I felt about Reagan back in 1979…

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Early supporter?

cozmo on August 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Well not really, California resident since 1970… however, while I was a Reagan supporter much earlier, it was 1979 when I genuinely realized that Ronny was going to take it all. Honestly, that was, how do you put it, a clarifying moment…

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Yes, I just checked and see that. I just miss memorized or perhaps misheard. Wonder who will do it? Many people poo pooed the idea one or two of our commenters had. I thought it was actually a smart idea. Have Palin pass the baton. It kills two birds with one stone and would be IMHO very helpful to all.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

It must be a big name, since they’ve not yet said who. We know Rubio is introducing Romney, and Christie is delivering the keynote, but they’ve been silent on who is intro’ing Ryan. It doesn’t sound like Palin is going to be speaking, though, so who knows who it’ll be. Doug Wilder? Heh.

changer1701 on August 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM

If I’m hating on anyone, Jane is right up there with 0bama…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Don’t hate…mock. Its better for your well being.

cozmo on August 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Have Palin pass the baton. It kills two birds with one stone and would be IMHO very helpful to all.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

They would be fools to leave her out of it entirely. The only caveat would be if she decides she doesn’t want any part of it. And that’s hard to imagine.

predator on August 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM

HEY AllahPundit…Have you noticed about the only person that cares to post on FB is some troll that uses a nic like Kunta Kinte?
I think the experiment has failed and your loyal readers in general don’t like it.

CW on August 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Did you notice that he use’s the same talking points as Uppereastside.

RickB on August 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:20 PM

… and Obama has the clicky thing, worship him, worship him! LOL! :)

uncommon sense on August 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Yea…. If I really said what I think about Obama, well I would probably end up in a federal prison… for the rest of my life…

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Jesus Christ, some of y’all are going on about Ryan like you did with Scotty Brown.

Settle down and don’t think he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Or fried dog.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

uncommon sense on August 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Bugs was my guy, but I couldn’t help but have a certain, pleasure in knowing though persistent Elmer would never win. Lol! Good tunes on those cartoons though.

Bmore on August 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

If the center-right fencesitters are getting behind RR, it’s all good. I am a paleo/ultra-conservative…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

OmahaConsevative:Lol:)

canopfor on August 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Just popped to say hello….And to see if y-all are starting to

CHIT…….

CHAT………..

Yet………:-)

angrymike on August 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I watched in shocked amazement when blue collar/union South Omaha plastered their lawns with Reagan signs and the trucks with Reagan bumper stickers…

OmahaConservative on August 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

angrymike on August 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I wanna know where your bretheren angryed is.

Lanceman on August 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Honestly, that was, how do you put it, a clarifying moment…

SWalker on August 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I guess I’m more cynical than you.

cozmo on August 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

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