Paul Ryan: A Serious VP Pick for a Serious Election

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Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has delighted Tea Partiers, surprised the Republican establishment, and sent Democrats a clear message that this campaign will be about issues. In short, he has gone “bold” and selected Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate. The announcement was delivered at a campaign stop in Norfolk, VA prior to launching a four-day campaign tour. “He doesn’t demonize his opponents. He understands that honorable people can have honest differences and he appeals to the better angels of our nature,” Romney said. “He’s never been content to just curse the darkness. He’d rather light candles.”

The Chairman of the House Budget Committee wasted no time setting the agenda. “No one disputes that President Obama inherited a difficult situation,” Ryan said. “And, in his first two years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda. But that didn’t make things better. In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt and despair … Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.”

Ryan brings a lot of positives to the table. He will energize a conservative base that was decidedly lukewarm about Romney. As the architect of an economic plan aimed bringing American back to fiscal sanity, he will illuminate the stark differences between conservative values and a Democratic Party desperate to steer the conversation anywhere else. He is a big injection of charisma into a campaign that had little or none. And, as an added bonus, he puts his home state of Wisconsin in play next November.

Democrats wasted no time counterpunching, labeling Ryan as “toxic” and “politically extreme.” “In naming Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy,” wrote Obama campaign manager Jim Messina. Leftist PAC, American Bridge to the 21st Century, founded by Media Matters for America frontman David Brock, launched a new web site, The introductory paragraph warns that “the Ryan budget plan is the albatross that hangs around the neck of Republican candidates.” SEIU president Mary Kay Henry contended that “Romney has shown the American people that he believes Rep. Ryan’s extremist, irresponsible and anti-worker agenda is what’s right for our country,” while Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, noted that Ryan “gives President Obama and Democrats a chance to draw a clear contrast in 2012 by promising not to cut one penny from Medicare or Social Security benefits. If Democrats win in a landslide, this was the game changer,” he added.

Republican reaction was just the opposite. “Romney-Ryan will get our fiscal house in order and get Americans working again,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) said. “Governor Romney showed today that he is determined to confront a host of growing crises that President Obama has ignored,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). “Where the current president has simply refused to act, Governor Romney has now pledged to lead. Paul Ryan is an excellent choice,” he added. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, echoed that sentiment. “Congratulations and blessings to my friend [Paul Ryan].  A fantastic choice and great partner to [Mitt Romney]. They will save America,” he tweeted.

In an appearance on Fox News early Saturday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer illuminated the wisdom of choosing Ryan. First, he noted that Ryan’s “Kennedy-esque boyish enthusiasm and energy” will change the complexion of Romney’s campaign. Yet more importantly, Ryan “changes the dynamic of the debate–the argument from stewardship, from who can do a better job, to ideas,” said Krauthammer. “When Ryan spoke, he mentioned our rights are from nature and God. That’s a fairly fundamental idea. It isn’t even a policy. It’s a philosophy. He wants to make the debate about the philosophy of government and the policies that then follow. And I think by doing this they are now running on what is essentially an argument, ‘No to the status quo.’ It’s a complete reversal of 2008. Obama in 2008 was hope and change. ‘You don’t like status quo, we’ve got ideas.’” Krauthammer also aimed a not-so-subtle jab at the Obama campaign. “Change is now on the side of Republicans,” he added.

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  • stevefraser

    Better check with David H re the wisdom of this choice…I heard him say that the GOP views elections like high school debate club, whereas the Left correctly sees them as street fights…All I know is the DEMS/Fascist party will have no trouble at all portraying Ryan as a monster who only lives to destroy everyone over sixty….And based on the GOP's inablility to effectively deal with the anti-Romney ad re the death of the steelworker's wife due to cancer, it will be quite effective.

    • Roger

      Why? The liberals just defunded medicare by $500 billion. If anyone wants the elderly dead, it's the Obama death panels.

      • mebean

        He is talking about the stupid reply ro the cancer ad by the Republican spokeswoman dumb reply sayiing if the woman had MA healthcare she may not have died. Romney and some of his softy advisors better realize this is the equivalent of a knife fight so briing a gun not harsh words. The country requires him to win at all costs not just to participate.

        • Roger

          Yes the dumb response reeks of RINO. But I what part of my answer defended it?

          And yes, we do need to fight like winning matters.

    • Kevin Stowell

      "Better check with David H re the wisdom of this choice…I heard him say that the GOP views elections like high school debate club, whereas the Left correctly sees them as street fights"

      Great way to highlight the difference that at least used to exist between the two. The first sees everything as a Darwinian struggle where they get to be the zookeepers and the second assumes we're still human, capable of, responsible for, and duty-bound to think for ourselves.

      Having said that, if the Left have to reduce everything to a "street fight" and that really is mostly their doing because, for them, it's always about grabbing power they can't get by telling the truth or viewing their fellow human beings as their equals, why should/would anyone sentient vote for them?

      I have to admit, though, it seems more like us vs the political class (in general) than there seems to be much diff between the parties–all megalomaniacal, would-be tyrants, IMO.

      • Looking4Sanity

        The cause of your grievances all derive from our own society…where all these so called " megalomaniacal would-be tyrants" come from.

        If you're catching diseased fish, don't blame the fish…clean up the lake. That's the correct and logical solution.

        • Roger

          That's one big lake. Maybe we should start by getting the tea off times for golf courses around DC and picking those elites off first.

          • Looking4Sanity

            You're still focusing on the fish. They are merely a symptom of a much larger and more dangerous condition. We, as a People, have fallen FAR from Grace. Until we address that problem, our politicians will always stink like bad fish.

          • Roger

            The option of dealing with the lake has been centered on things like McCain/Feingold. I don't care for that approach. We need them taken down like Arlen Spector, like Bennett of Utah, like Lugar in Indiana. I don't want my rights infringed on, and we can take out these hacks. We just need to buy the country time by liberating the White House from this marxist of muslim heritage.

          • Looking4Sanity

            What time do you think we have? You can replace one immoral politician after another and it will avail you naught. The pool you're drawing them from is corrupted.This all can be boiled down to the saying “You get the government you deserve”. Until we make ourselves worthy of better government, it will continue to elude us.

          • Roger

            It's clear our country is on it's knees, almost as bad off as obama wants it.
            It's clear that the media wants that for some reason.

            And it's clear you're right we can't keep up with the hack politicians. We need another pool to draw from, like the 'joe the plumbers'. And that has to happen at the grass roots level. The tea party is our best and perhaps last hope.

          • Looking4Sanity

            GOD is our best and ONLY hope. We just need to demonstrate to Him that we are deserving of His Mercy by following His Statutes once again.

          • Roger

            I wonder who is thumbing you down? We're having exactly the kind of discussion that this forum was set up for. If they have a problem with that, they should explain why, unless they're just too much a coward.

            Anyhow perhaps God brought us the tea party as an answer to prayer?
            There are still a lot of patriots out in the heartland praying for the country.

          • Looking4Sanity

            That thought is not lost on me, and I do still find reason for hope and to keep fighting. I just want to be clear as to how huge the task ahead of us is. We are battling legions of Oikophobes who will never change…and they are breeding ever more of them to add to their ranks. We're at the righting point now. We have to tip the balance back in our favor. I think our efforts will HAVE to be augmented with Divine Intervention in order to succeed.

          • Roger

            I remember speaking to an older lady who lived through ww2. She said that for the first 60% of the war, we didn't know we would win. That they would go to sleep at night scared and praying for the troops. She told me about the Gold star families and how a government car driving up the drive was terror if you had sons in the military.

            This country has faced challenges before, and unlike what Obama says we face it square on and rise to the challenge. It's part of our Christian heritage. God wants the evil people to lose, don't lose heart.

          • Looking4Sanity

            If you have ever (and I know you have) read the Book of Revelation, you will, no doubt, understand my trepidation.

          • Roger

            I do. We live in terrible times, end times.

            But I know my job is the same as always. I wake up and trust God to help me as I do my best. The rest is in His hands, right where it belongs. And even if someone has the best tanks, the best armies and the most determined plans for the future (like Hitler) if God isn't behind it, nothing will come of it.

            For me, it's a trust issue. But I do vote and explain my positions so others can make an informed choice as well.

          • Looking4Sanity

            There was a time when "In God, We trust" was on the lips of every American. Now it's something we try not to notice when we look in our wallets.

            Somewhere along the way something got between us and our relationship (as a Nation) with Him. I call that thing "Satan". But since no one believes in him any more, I'll point to the tools he uses to seduce us, in the interest of being understood, instead.

            Communism is that tool. It's operatives are an "open secret". They were in no hurry. They TOLD US what they were going to do to us AND HOW they were going to do it. They got help from within. Now, they're "in charge". Is it any wonder that there is a bond between Russia and the Muslims? Set aside Biblical prophesy for the moment. Something…maybe political, maybe something more…draws these people together.

            How that all plays out depends entirely on November. We are fortunate to live in such times!

          • kendrick1

            Many now look to the government as their "god"! That is the intention of the socialists/communists. Many heard Obama belittle those that "stick to their guns, religion, and skepticism" (meaning us unwashed, or peons)!

            This may be just the chain-jerk we need. I wonder how many of us would pray were there no valleys along with the peaks!

            What draws those people together is the promise of a utopia (which they never see)!

            Socialism is the snake that puts its tail into its mouth and swallows itself!

          • stevefraser

            I agree…Glenn Beck made a similar point on his Fox show….and the Left got him fired.

    • Asher

      Lies are not going to get the Democrats elected!

      • Roger

        Not again.

      • Looking4Sanity

        That is in God's Hands. I hope you are right though.

      • stevefraser

        I'll assume you're joking.

    • Ashotjan

      100% agree. Liberals win elections with retarded slogans that idiots lap up. We have won the war of ideas time and time again on the right, but ideas don't win elections. Getting down and dirty does. Sucks to be this way, but if Romney doesn't wake up and quit being the nice guy he will lose this election to the worst president in our history!

  • Lisa_H

    Yeah, Romney's gone “bold!" (Thanks for getting this piece out so quickly.)

    And, Steve, sure the dems will sling mud at Ryan now as well, though it's going to be harder to make it stick. I think the "Comeback Team" will counterpunch them effectively. Romney & Ryan complement each other and as a result have a much stronger message. The only problem would be if Obama ditches Biden for Hillary.

    • CHOI

      Even if they get Biden to "sit down",it won't change things.
      Hillary has shown her TRUE LEFTY Self and has been Part & Parcel to Obama's "Foreign Policy",including BETRAYAL of our Allies,especially Israel,to the benefit of Jihadists and the releasing of Jihadi Leaders from Guantanamo, who are back on the battlefield AGAINST us.

      • Lisa_H

        I totally agree with you; she is cut out of the same cloth as Obama. Yet her approval rating is 65%! My concern would be too many people being duped into voting for them.

    • stevefraser

      Do you remember the DEM ad where a GOPer pushes a woman in a wheelchair over a cliff…Very effective. IT'S NOT A HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE!!!

    • WilliamJamesWard

      If Obama did change to Hillary he knows that it would make her his successor if he had an
      untimely accident. I doubt that he would want to walk around with his head down for
      four years looking out for the grown in Clintona banana peel…………………..William

    • Raymond in DC

      Great. Then we can remind everyone of a long list of foreign policy failures under Clinton's watch. (I for one can't think of a single success.) And if she so much as suggests she was carrying out Obama's policies, it is HE who looks bad.

  • Steve Chavez


    #1 Attack on Ryan: His Budget Plan.

    NO DEMOCRAT PLAN since APRIL 23, 2009 without a Democrat Budget. To silence this attack: "WHERE'S YOURS?"

    The Dems only plan: NO PLAN, NO ATTACKS.

    FOR ROMNEY: "Mr. President, if you inherited the biggest mess since the Great Depression, and continue to blame your lack of solving the problems on Bush, THEN WHAT I AM ABOUT TO INHERIT IS A NATIONAL TRAGEDY AND DISASTER and I will blame YOU for the next four years!"


    "It's the Economy Stupid and We're Not Stupid." The Economy, if traced to a starting point of decline, began with the takeover of Congress BY PELOSI AND REID. Their number one PLAN was to hang Bush, Cheney, and Rove so they spent their time with show trials that even featured GENERAL BETRAY US where they SPIT ON HIM. Isn't it strange then that the General would be picked by Obama, and Hillary, for his "brilliance" on Afghanistan and then their CIA?

    RYAN, THE NEXT JFK, in popularity, vigor, good looks, but not the Kennedy LACK OF MORALS and sleaziness that all Kennedy's are born with, and of course, the issues Democrats don't care about and dismiss.

    THIS MAN IS MIDDLE AMERICA. A hunter, not for a wall trophy, but to put food on the table.

    RYAN, a very bright man, will become BRIGHTER and America will begin to see THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!

    MEDIA MATTERS already has a 290 page bio on Ryan. ONLY ONE WORD NEEDED FOR OBAMA: TRAITOR!

    OBAMA, this morning who ate his breakfast before sunrise due to the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan, is HARD AT WORK trying to solve America's problems: "Let's see, I liked Mitt the Twit and Romney Hood but what rhymes with Paul or Ryan? THINK PEOPLE THINK! Call Media Matters, moveon, and Huffpo and see if they have any new slogans. Use the red phone. This is an emergency. Gotta go. Michael Jordan is waiting for me to play hoops."

    • Asher

      The Democrats backed themselves into a corner..They don't have a positive or productive record to run on and now people see the true party that hid behind a mask to get elected. Attacking opponents and not producing ideas, budgets, and strategy to improve things will not win this election for them.

    • jeasterbooke

      Ryan a man of the future. America is down and out for the count! Exceptionalism is the perception that a country, society, institution, movement, or time period is "exceptional" (i.e., unusual or extraordinary) in some way. A Ryan America is not a path to anything exceptional. The US is becoming a world joke! Where are the real american heroes like Neil Armstrong and Steve Jobs? Huh. Where?

  • amused

    Not my opinion or words , lest I be immediately shot down . I'm afarid Ryan will supply alot of that mud .This on Yahoo today .1. His budget plans include big cuts, and there's ample room for Democrats to continue with their "Romneyhood narrative." The nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates 62 percent of Ryan's cuts are to programs for the poor.
    2. Ryan's budget proposals have included big changes to Medicare – including gradually replacing the program with a voucher program for private health care, and gradually raising the retirement age. That could scare older Americans, a crucial voting bloc.
    3. He voted for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP. While a lot of other Republicans did too, and it was proposed by the Bush administration, some have viewed it as a rejection of the conservative economic values Ryan and hard-line fiscal conservatives espouse.
    It is said Romney may have made this pick for the sake of winning Wisconsin , an important state , but a dice throw .

    • Steve Chavez

      I saw that too and if they put a list on Obama, it would be "5000 things that Obama doesn't want people to see." Fortunately for him, Yahoo won't put that on since it is pro-Obama like the other MSM.

      It's amazing to me that the MSM leaves out even important stories that are negative towards Obama like they never happened and to his ZOMBIES, like you, that never hear about it, or maybe even do but stick their head in the sand, and when the negative story is brought up in an argument, the ZOMBIES ridicule the messenger. Or in other words, KEEPING PEOPLE DUMB AND UNINFORMED!

      • Anused

        No it would be 6000 Steve . "he doesn't want peole to see " riiiight . Well what people will see with Ryan is a devotee of Ayn Rand , they will see someone who wants to do away with Social Security and Medicare , he wants to allow the health care industry to issue vouchers …lol…as if that system isn't broken now . So he's got the oldsters and womans rights position to upset those two groups , he most likely will make the gays happy to a degree – you read that too …didn't you Steve? That's fine by me , but I dont think it will sit well with the Christian Fundies , that Willard has been pandering to . Don't you guys wanna win this time ?
        I'm not a zombie Stevo , nor do I go running around frothing at the mouth like you . Even I coulda made a better choice than Ryan . So now the guy who's running for Pres . is gonna spend most of his time running interference for the VP candidate . Who do you think is gonna get all the press ?

        • amused

          IT;S THE INDEPENDENT STUPID ! Thats who either of these two bozo's have to win over . They know it too …lol…even if you Stevo-boy don't . Romney's message , whatever it is , will get drowned out . Gee does he have a message ? What about healthcare ? have you heard a plan yet ? What about the economy Stevo ? What has Romney really said other than make it clear he wont raise taxes on the Rich , and you know that means tax ikes for lower incomes . But that is gonna create jobs eh Steve ? Study your history genius boy , the US has never come out of a depression or recession without raising taxes on EVERYONE . NEVER . And ALL of your past Republican HEROES…and Democrat if you will , have ALL raised taxes. And I can Gurantee you , that whoever wins will be quick at the printing press , printing money ….they have no choice .

          • reader

            What's a union hack know about independents? It's like a drug edict volunteering expertise on olympic swimming. Didn't you already sound off Scott Walker's recall?

          • Roger

            He's sounded off on everything.

            He hasn't made sense, but that hasn't stopped him.
            Romney knows how wealth works (the economy) Obama doesn't have a clue and everyone is feeling the pinch. If the work force was the same size now as when Obama took office unemployment would be at 11%, people feel it. The media can't talk their way around everyone realizing these policies just aren't working.

          • amused

            Rogo-poo please reread your statement …lol..and see if it makes sense .

          • Roger

            Yes, it did.

            Do facts confuse you?

          • amused

            I doubt that Rogo-poo , you and coherent replies do not get along

          • Roger

            Says you?


            Oh, you do have a sense of humor.

          • amused

            Yea I did , and in the negative . I still hold that position …what of it ? So far I 'm still waiting to see Walkers "improvements , hiscreation of jobs …haven;'t seen anything yet . Uh …reader ..that's "drug ADDICT " .

          • Roger

            The state budget is doing much better, do you disagree with results?

          • CHOI

            Note how "Concern" TROLL"Amused" starts to ALINSKYIZE Roger with "ridicule" and NAME-CALLING, the STANDARD Weapons of the LEFT when they KNOW they're BEATEN with the TRUTH.
            Roger's name is R-O-G-E R, NOT "stupid", "Rogo-poo",or any other ELITIST BS.
            And Steve's name is NOT,"Stevo" either,but A$$mused doesn't care.

          • Roger

            It's all he has.

            Isn't it sad ?

    • Asher

      We know about the plants that are on websites who try to discourage people on Ryan…Its not working!

  • cynthia curran

    Well, over 60 the population is more white, so while some will pay into the Democratics many willl not since Republicans do better with white populations in their 40's,50's and 60's and up. Also, while Ryan isn't the greatest on illegal immigration more to the cheaper labor part of the Republicans its better than Marco Rubio since the Party will not be pushed to pander to hispanics. Also, Ryan is from the Midwest and while people say he can't get the blue collar vote I think some blue collar are mad at Obama's dream act and aware that Obama sent Green jobs overseas as well Fisker made Green Cars in Finland.

  • cynthia curran

    Well, actually the Gop pre-evangelical days pick the Unitarian William Taft against Democratic left wing William Jennings Bryant who was a Jim Wallis Evangelical in 1912. Republicans who not always pick traditional protestants and now its about time to bordered their based.

    • Roger

      I am scratching my head and wondering, was that supposed to make any sense?


  • Anamah

    After this catastrophic Obama, Biden, Clinton, Holder, Soros, Alinsky and the rest of their pack… we are waking up from this nightmare. The R&R formula is the best for the rescue of America. I can see it now from my window!!! the end of this infamy of economic and moral destruction by design. R&R are exceptional well prepared… Now we can be optimistic, both are honest and very competent people who understand business and how to solve the disaster we are right now. Both are bright and Ryan is a conservative extraordinarily well prepared to stop this Democrats ruin we are in. Bravo!

    • CHOI


  • Steve Chavez

    POWERBALL LOTTERY $253 MILLION. One second you're a 99%er and the next second you are a 1%er. INSTANT WEALTH. How many people who slam the rich then go out and play the lottery every week?

    MITT ROMNEY WORTH $250 MILLION and he worked decades to achieve it like most millionaires and billionaires unless of course you inherit it or marry into it like the Democrat JOHN "HEINZ" KERRY or a poor Hollywood actor who demands $40 million for three months work where they have to have a 100 takes to get it right.

    WIN THE ARGUMENT WITH THE RICH HATERS with the lottery argument. "Do you buy lottery tickets and if so, why?"

    IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, you would have economic advisers telling you the best investments to put your money on to make more money. You then take care of your friends and family and donate to a charity or to your church. DID ROMNEY DO THAT WITH THE MONEY he earned through hard work, long days and nights, trips away from home, and wise investments AND THEN THE "HATE THE RICH" CROWD BUY A TICKET WITH 300 MILLION TO ONE ODDS?


    • amused

      I prefer the track Stevo ,,,better odds …and I'm gambling with my own money , not the private equity of others. Uh ..and Stevo …Romney played the leverage game , with borrowed money and when he won , it was usually to the benefit of his own "pot " and the detriment of others , usually anything bain got involved itn was the Gekko model . And when I do go to the track , and spend "disgressionary income " , I am contributing to the economy and creating jobs , from the valet who parks my , the waitress who brings my drinks , the bartender who mixes them , and the cheff who cooks my steak ….uh and dont forget the maintenance men , horsetrainers, jockies, stable hands , food delivery drivers , electricians ,security guardsand guys at the ticket counter .And I would imagine lottery ticket buyers create the same but on a smaller scale , but just ask the many small buisiness owners who appreciate the draw of those tickets , customers buy other items .You're not thinking economy Stevo , and what I described was TRUE trickle-down economics . .

      • amused

        Historically , tax breaks for the 1%ers never resulted in any meaningfull job creation . Reagans trickle down economics only worked …lol…after about 7 TAX HIKES . Historically , recoveries only come with or after tax hikes , whether Dem or Rep Admins . And surely you remember " Read my lips " ? Guess what Stevo, GHB raised taxes several times , many of them in the form of " cut this tax and raise those " Obama's a coward for not doing it , Romney a Liar for saying he wont , And the rst deluded if they think they're gonna turn the economy around with out them . There is no other way to produce revenue , without tax hikes when the economy is not producing jobs Even the Great Philanderer Bubba Clinton knew that , and that is why he left office with a surplus . And if you think "Vouchers " for health care in the hands of the Private healthcare Industr will lead to competition=lower costs ,as Ryan suggests , well better get back to reality , for competition will invariably lead to cost cutting ,= rationed healthcare and an inclination to cut costs by denying claims . .

        • Tom

          Oh, sure. Taking money out of the economy always creates jobs. Every business man makes his decisions based on how much money he has to send to Washington. "I gotta send 50% of my money in taxes to Washington? OK, then I'll hire a few more people!" You've got to be kidding! Kidding yourself, that is. A company won't hire ANYONE unless they have a need for another person such as being due to increased orders or business. That's why people get layed off when business falls off and they don't get recalled until business comes back. Business hasn't come back is the problem and won't until people, the consumers, start feeling confident enough to spend money instead of saving it for the rainey days that are now upon us.

          • Roger

            It has never worked, not in East Germany, not in Zimbabwe.

  • amused

    Keep your fingers crossed Anamah , because to get out of the hole were in any Pres . will have to 1) RAISE TAXES 2) Regulate Wall Street and Investment Banks before they cause another meltdown 3 ) deal with the Fraud in Medicare [ oh wait the governor of my state was convicted for that ] 4 ) Deal with illegal immigration especially the fraud involved there by phony filings and refunds by said illegals costing about 62 billion so far .Oh and did I mention that dirty word …..bipartisan ? Well see .

    • Roger

      Or just quit wasteful spending.

      You know, like funding Solyndra and Fisker….

    • κατεργάζομαι

      To amused (quote) -"Keep your fingers crossed.. because to get out of the hole were in any Pres…."


      Obama is a hopeless presidential duffer. He's the only golfer I know who shouts, "Fore," when he putts.

      …….and the only president whom has not presented a par budget in FORE YEARS! eh-hem.

      – pun intended

      • Roger

        It's his Chicago training. Money isn't something to be accounted for, it's something to play with and take home with you (at least your buddies).

        • κατεργάζομαι

          Roger, "amused" with himself relates with Obama on several key levels:

          Last week they BOTH missed a spectacular hole-in-one shot by only six strokes.

          Yesterday, OBAMA & "amused" said their golf is improving because they hit the ball in ONE.


          • Roger

            But they probably go home with shiny participation awards. So their self esteem is safe.

    • Looking4Sanity

      Thank you for pointing out what irresponsible obstructionists Liberal Democrats are…like we didn't already know!

      • κατεργάζομαι

        Replying to Looking4Sanity sloshed……"· Thank you for pointing out what irresponsible obstructionists Liberal Democrats are…like we didn't already know! "

        .what? Have a real nice week, L4S.

        • Looking4Sanity

          Nothing of substance to contribute? How sad for you.

          • κατεργάζομαι

            Replying to Looking4Sanity –

            …..Obstacles are what you see, and invent, – when you take your eyes off the goal.

            Have a GREAT WEEK!


    Obama and Biden ticket.

    Dumb and Dumber.

    Biden has made so many gaffs. Check Youtube.

  • FlyOverRed

    One of the biggest differences between Romney/Ryan an Obama/Biden is OPTIMISM! Romney and now his fabulous choice in a running mate, Paul Ryan, are optimistic about America's future — and have the tools to bring that about. That's how Reagan won — and that's what will win over the American voters. We all want a strong future, one where our children can achieve the American dream and that's how Romney/Ryan (Ronald Reagan must be happy about the double R's!) will win this election. Keep smiling GOP; the shining city on the hill is less than 90 days away!

    • mebean

      Actually anybody but the clandestine Muslim Marxist President Barry Setoro and the basket case semi-senile VPJoe Biden. Time for the competent adults like Romney and Ryan in the GOP to take over and clean up the mess and restore the economy and stature of the United States.

      • Roger

        I'd support a sick squirrel with a bad limp over Obama. At least the squirrel might not hate this country.

        But there is so much about Romney I have to hold my nose over. I look at the envelopes he's sent me asking for money and everytime I consider it I have another "oh no, not again" moment like that Romneycare mention a few days ago.

        He's making it hard.

    • Asher

      Romney-Ryan…Positive Growth, balanced budgets, Repeal Obama care, not supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, believes in the Constitution, not divisionsary baiting one race against another….Sunlight at the End of the Tunnel!

      • stevefraser

        What's the GOP substitution for Obamacare?

  • BS77

    We have nearly fifty million people on food stamps, 16 million children living below the poverty line, chronic high unemployment, millions of homes in foreclosure, people in bankruptcy, idle factories and outsourced jobs….time for a real change. We need American manufacturing of real goods to supplant this "service and retail" economy.
    Selling goods made in China ain't cuttin' the mustard. You can't base a major economy on fast food, movies and TV shows. We need to be the premier innovative and manufacturing engine on the planet…somewhat like we were following WW II.

  • Stan Lee

    What confuses lots of "over 60's" is the misinformation regarding Ryan's plan, which has been propagandized by a majority leftist press corps. It will do anything to protect their investment in lying for Obama.
    Anyone over age 55 needn't concern themselves about losing their Medicare, no proposed modifications would affect them. Medicare won't be lost, for future requirements it will need revisions in order to stay financially viable. This nation has overspent itself into the situation we're in. We got the government the majority voted in, we do have to now vote it OUT.

    • stevefraser

      Of course….but the DEM ad with a Ryan look a like pushing an old lady in a wheel chair over a cliff will send O back for four more years….and the demise of the Republic….See Spengler "the decline of the west" vol II for the details.

  • waynamal

    What is the difference between Obama and Ryan, Obama is waiting for the Mahdi and Ryan is working to have America be a greater country for when Jesus returns.