Paul Ryan selected as Mitt Romney's VP!

By on August 11, 2012 11:24:36 AM from PoliticalMachine Forums PoliticalMachine Forums

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It's been formally announced after several fevered weeks of speculation that Paul Ryan will, indeed, serve as the Vice Presidential candidate for the Republican 2012 run at the White House. Will this hurt or help Romney? On one hand, you have an ideologically pure young superstar of the party who brings credentials, a vote of confidence from both Tea Party folk and mainline neo-Conservatives, and some character and personality to a candidate who is considered rather bland by many. On the other hand, you have a double-down on the political idea that slashing governmental benefits, reforming and privatizing Medicare, and major tax cuts for the wealthy are the ways to turn this country around, a platform that many find distasteful and even extreme.

So is this a boon, boondoggle, or somewhere in between?

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August 11, 2012 2:06:16 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

The 'who' of the VP pick has never been an issue.  The media and the left (sorry for being redundant) have had the demonization script written for a long time and only need to fill in the blanks now. 

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August 13, 2012 8:22:31 AM from PoliticalMachine Forums PoliticalMachine Forums

Quoting Daiwa,
media and the left (sorry for being redundant) have had the demonization script written for a long time and only need to fill in the blanks now. 

It's interesting you should say that, and, indeed, many people say that regardless of the fact that Fox News and, indeed, everything that falls under the sun of Rupert Murdoch has quite a conservative bias and News Corporation is the second largest media company in the world, and the third largest in terms of entertainment, not to mention that most reports actually show that Barack Obama has been criticized more often than Mitt Romney in this race, the same holding true for their party affiliates across the board.

Essentially, the right's former assertion that the "lame-stream media" is the tool of the left is unfounded and used to stir up grassroots anger.

Besides, FOX News is the largest re-writer of history and facts outside of mainstream Republican candidates like Michelle Bachman. This observer believes that you don't have to have a sheet of blanks to fill out to look at Paul Ryan and see what's attempting to be done, here. Trickle-down theory and Reaganomics, proven in the last few years to be completely inapplicable to real life outside of a fleeting economic bubble without mass corruption and insider work, is being pushed upon us as the answer to prosperity when it is largely responsible for the crashes that have hit Americans at home on the right's favorite buzzword, Main Street, whereas Wall Street is still doing just fine. Two more candidates bought and sold by the financial sector.

If it's broke, do fix it. Don't keep bashing it with your fist hoping it will work. Romney/Ryan is no Fonzie.

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August 13, 2012 8:49:01 AM from PoliticalMachine Forums PoliticalMachine Forums

"Romney picking Paul Ryan as his running mate is like having Metallica open up for Damn Yankees or Neyo opening up for Digital Underground or Prince opening up for Apollonia." - Facebook friend.  

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August 13, 2012 11:41:21 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

that Paul Ryan will, indeed, serve as the Vice Presidential candidate for the Republican 2012 run at the White House.

three cheers for Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as VP!    Two positive thinking, can-do real men who want to build America's economy and know how to do it.

This is a direct contrast to Obama and Biden. Their idiotic tax and spend to prosperity plan and having Government intervention (control) in all facets of our lives is taking America from being the sweet land of liberty over the cliff. 

 

 

 

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August 13, 2012 1:12:17 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

The 'non-partisan' CPD's moderator choices also fit the script, gobsmackingly so.

jvaughn - I believe NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS and MSNBC combined (otherwise known as 'the media') reach a somewhat larger audience than cable-only FoxNews. Could be wrong, but I don't think so.  Recent report (just last week I think) showed 84% of reports on Romney by 'the media' were negative.  And, just for the record, I don't have cable or satellite (not even FoxNews is worth that cost anymore).

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August 13, 2012 6:47:35 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

More evidence (as if any is needed):

60 Minutes (CBS) edited out Ryan's comments about his Medicare-aged mother and the reality that his budget proposal guarantees that the Medicare promises already made to seniors, around which their retirement/financial lives have been organized, would not be broken, and puts in place significant reforms in order for any Medicare to be there for those currently under 55.

Today, Chuck Todd of NBC lets Gibbs spew a flat-out lie that his (Gibbs's) 83 year old 'cancer survivor' father would be forced to 'take a voucher' under Ryan's plan, Todd's only 'challenge' being "but Republicans would say...".  To which Gibbs replied that he wouldn't trust anything a Republican said about Medicare, which went without even a token challenge.

Ryan's proposal would not change, by a single nickel, the benefits received by current Medicare beneficiaries.

Again, the leftist media lapdogs are flat-out dishonest, committing lie after overt lie, not to mention lies by omission... and proud of it.

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August 14, 2012 9:00:20 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

I wish the media would be less concerned with left and right and more concerned with accurate.

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