The Whole Story on the Paul Ryan Pick

It has been less than two days since Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate in the 2012 Presidential race. And even I am stunned at the way in which the aftermath is all going according to script. Conservatives are pumped, the left is in full-blown spin mode, and some of the aforementioned who would otherwise be pumped are falling for the spin head-over-heels. Verbatim commentaries have been written to match what I had predicted from very specific individuals (Paul Begala, David Corn, Ezra Klein, etc.).

To be fair, there are two types of leftist responses to the choice of Paul Ryan: Those who really believe Paul Ryan is going to be a disastrous pick for the Republicans, and those who say it because their necks blow bubbles for a living.

Some wrote a piece about Paul Ryan that would not have had seven words substituted if the pick had been Rubio, Portman, Christie, Pawlenty, or McDonnell. But I don’t doubt that some genuinely believe the political calculus on this favors Barack Obama. Time will tell. If the Republicans make this an election about issues, and the solvency of the United States is one of those issues, and if the desired election outcome cannot happen under those circumstances, then I assure you, we do not need to worry about the results of a lousy election – we will have much bigger fish to fry. To make the case for entitlement reform and still lose is very different than not making it at all. Elections have consequences. We will get what we deserve, one way or the other. Sorry for the sobering reality check, but it is true.

I wrote in the midst of Obama’s most vocal and toxic attack on Romney’s wealth and accomplishments at Bain Capital that it must be embraced — an election about prosperity and productivity vs. handoutism and envy. I understand that it doesn’t FEEL like we are doing well when Obama is beating up Romney and the mainstream press reports every word of it. I also understand that the relentless attack on Paul Ryan as a murderer of senior citizens (you know, from the hope and change party) will not FEEL good to Republicans. But here is the thing — Paul Ryan can persuade 55–70% of the senior citizen voters in this country of the wisdom of his plan with his eyes closed.

He has won in a Democratic district HANDILY in seven consecutive elections. If he were not the one out there making the case for the position of reform, the straw man could get beat up and none of us are happy. But I would love to see any empirical data that suggests Paul Ryan has failed to make his case when given the chance to do so. He doesn’t just make it; he ties a bow around it. He is to articulate what Harry Reid is to contemptible.

The left’s play that will quickly go away is the attempt to marginalize him and lump him in with Sarah Palin. The comparisons started today by some cranks on the left. Palin had been mayor of Wasila, Alaska. Paul Ryan is a seven-time Congressman and chair of the House Budget Committee. Palin couldn’t handle Katie Couric; Paul Ryan has already handed Barack Obama his you-know-what when invited to go manu-e-manu on health care policy. The questioning of his qualifications is not going to fly. They will have to scare people.

And they will scare people. They will scare a not-very-intelligent part of the voting electorate who were going to vote for Obama no matter what. But will they REALLY scare intelligent and free-thinking members of society, particularly those senior citizens who care about their children and grandchildren and can count to 16 trillion? Do you think Romney and Ryan will be unable to say loudly enough “no one over the age of 55 will face ANY change at all,” thereby debunking the boldfaced lie of the left (the one they depend on to keep this debacle going)? Granny will be fine, and she will be able to know her kids and grandkids might be too. You don’t think that message has legs? It does.

What the pick does today is put to bed a lot of fears: He didn’t pick a pro-choicer like Condie; he picked a devout pro-lifer with a 100% pro-life voting record. He didn’t pick George Bush’s OMB Director; he picked a Tea-Party favorite Congressman who I absolutely guarantee you is better-read and more intelligent than ANY member of Congress — ANY.

He didn’t pick a guy 18 months into his first stab at national politics; he picked a guy who has been in the fight for 14 years, and has 20+ more years to go. He didn’t pick someone who likely could not have helped in the Electoral College (though there were others who could have helped); he picked someone who absolutely puts Wisconsin and her 10 votes in play (a state Bush lost twice). The pick has some risk – what pick wouldn’t? – but more than ANYTHING else the pick does is  embolden Mitt Romney, and embolden the base of people necessary to win this election.

I have NEVER in my life seen Romney on as much fire as he was in the later speeches he gave after the vice president pick. The campaign hit reset, and they are going to get new life and new energy from this. This alone over-compensates for any risk in the pick.

No one who desires the defeat of Barack Obama and his leftist vision of America can afford to fall for the media’s nonsense each and every day. Turn your TV and web browser off if you are going to be swayed by the likes of David Frum, Ezra Klein, and MSNBC. But I believe that Romney wins this election with wins in FL, IA, OH, and VA — not to mention the cushion that CO, NV, and now WI may give. And I believe he wins those states if this election is about the ideas we believe in. Class warfare is a loser strategy from a loser President.

The utter unwillingness and inability to put ANYTHING on the table to deal with Medicare, Social Security, and the budget fiasco is a loser for this President. The idea that there is one single candidate in this country that Romney could have named who would NOT be facing an irrational and nasty assault from the left today is just naive beyond belief.

Paul Ryan is up to this task. And now, it is hard to make an argument that Mitt Romney is not as well.


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  • Doodlebug

    He picked someone who CAN save this country from the disaster obummer has gotten it into. He's tangled with obummer in the past and I think he can do the job and I for one can't wait to see him let Biden have it. This idea that Romney doesn't have the experience is crap. Romney has more experience that obummer ever had. What Romney doesn't have is the Chicago machine behind him so it will be a fight. Ryan has one H of a lot MORE experience than obummer and Biden put together!! Go Come Back Team. Save Social Security and Medicare - you can do it we're behind you!

    • http://twitter.com/FranBarrack Fran Barrack

      I've long heard of Romney's business skills, but when he brought Paul Ryan onboard, I actually saw for the first time what he can do. Now, I finally believe in Romney.

      • Nurse56

        I remember an interview where he said he had large say in the payscale for his employees at Bain. He said he paid many employees more than himself because of the contributions to the company that he felt were more valuable that his. He is a true leader. One who can find the best and doesn't hesitate to utilize their expertise as well as give them praise. I am really enthused now.

  • Screeminmeeme

    Paul Ryan can handle himself. He knows who he is......why he is here ....and where he going and has, in the past, shown himself to be immovable when defending his position and is a real problem for the left.

    This is a good thing. A VERY good thing.

    The enemy doesn't exhaust his resources against a lightweight. That Obama's team came out with a well orchestrated onslaught (which included their media shills) was anticipated....just as it was predicted that they would keep making personal attacks on Romney and pushing that class war.... but the ones who will be left standing in the end will be Romney and Ryan.

    I pray that they win .....and that it will be an overwhelming victory.

  • cmorplante

    This may well be the the death knell for the "Republican Party"as we know it.. Conservatism is on the rise and the elevation of a "natural" conservative such as Ryan to such a level is an incredible boost to that rising. The Republican Party, as it has devolved into a progressive-lite image of the Democrat Party, will kick and scream and mewl as it is transformed into the "Tea Party". Success for Romney/Ryan means waning influence and diminished power for establishment Republicans. I can almost see a time when Tea Partiers will proudly wear the label "RINO" themselves. And when the Republican establishment is no longer needed for getting strong candidates elected, it will be replaced. Progressivism under any label is still Progressivism and, unlike a rose, it stinks and must be rooted out.

  • deeme

    Did anyone watch the democrat , republican reaction when Ryan spoke on Hannity Ryan was in the high sixties with both sides of the aisle.He is liked by everyone and has to get the word out about the lies they are telling taking women's rights away and killing the elderly..who could believe that anyways??.If they can produce the right ads that show he is not taking anything away from the elderly and fixing it so everyone can still have it..they will win..The polls aren't believable, I know no one voting for Obama and I have some liberal friends who voted for him , they said they cared too much about their kids and their future to do that again..It's a good thing because I was going to wonder about them if they did..

    • KayDeeBeau

      We can be "ads" also - Armed with the facts and bold enough to bring it up and then bold enough to debate the issues.
      The idea of Ameica is We the People - it is up to us, with reliance on Divine Providence.....

  • Mary

    I think Paul Ryan brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the Republican ticket. The crowds
    I saw on TV coming to their speaking engagement was very promising.
    Of course the left would have taken apart any VP Romney picked. And anyone that turns on the MSM has to know the MSM is very pro-left and very anti-right.
    I dislike the fact that all Republican debates, airings, and conventions have to be orchestrated by the MSM and it's leftist political commentator's.
    They keep discussing the social security and medicaid issue when in fact Obamacare is a plan to deny senior's over 75+ routine medical care. Hopefully the educated will see through the spin and as for the diehard left 'you can bring a horse to water but you can't make it drink.'

  • Nancy

    Ryan seems to have set Romney on fire. He is more articulate and says more what he thinks. I also hear they have found many old videos where dems AND OBAMA praised Ryan. I hope they use those in future ads. That will just make those commies blush ...

  • Grumpy Granny

    I'm a senior citizen who did not vote for Obama four years ago. Ryan may be able to save Social Security for my children. I detest the Obama lies and the politics of envy.

    • Aimee

      I am with you...I am deeply concerned about my children and grandchildren not having the opportunities that our Founding Fathers established!

      • littlepat

        I'm delighted with the choice of Paul Ryan. My child and her husband are over 55, but my grandson is only 27 and about to be married. Now I can hope confidently that he has a wonderful future for his family.

    • Tinker61

      Granny I too am a senior citizen that didn't vote for obuma. And as a 45 plus years Republican I am Estatic with the Paul Ryan choice by Mr. Romney

    • samtman

      If you believe Romney, your childrens Social Securety will be given over to Wall Street for management. Lets just hope there is not another depression and stock market goes over the cliff with all that SS money invested. People seem to forget that it was the Democrats who voted for SS in 1936 and the Republicans called socialism. Same with Medicare. Where would we be to day without SS and Medicare for the older Ameicans fought in many wars to keep America a democracy.

  • Bubblegum199

    Obama and his cronies have a lot to worry about. Paul Ryan will knock the socks off of illiterate Biden, and will truly show how corrupt and dishonest Obama truly is.

  • TheGizmo51

    I must admit that the mitt and ryan don't hide the fact that they are
    only addressing the issues and concerns that will improve the lives of
    themselves and their fellow elites and couldn't care less about anyone
    else.

    • RobLA

      This is an example of a Democrat, emotional as opposed to criticizing on an intellectual basis, self serving and myopic. This is the average American. Like the individual Jay Leno interviews on the streets. Romney has proven his love for his country by great financial sacrifice. Ryan self serving. Oh please. God Save America, please!

      • TheGizmo51

        The mitt and ryan along with most of the republinos know that half the population has an IQ below 100 and don't understand and will accept whatever they say. There are studies showing liberals have higher IQs than conservatives.

        • Aimee

          How disrespectful to people, if they pay attention to things everyone can understand what is happening to their famlies! Hope and Change is not working. Besides if people would have listened Obama said he was going to fundamently change this country...I don't like the change that is occurring in my country!

        • TheGizmo51

          The "change" you are referring to started over 40 years ago, Where were you then? The average American is too busy working, supporting a family, dealing with family problems (which they should be), and doesn't have the time or inclination to follow politics and how the politicians have given full control of the country to the people with the most power and money.

        • Aimee

          I was involved in politics 40 years ago when all the progressive grap started....where were you????

        • RobLA

          Aimee, we can't pay any attention to instransigent liberals. There is no changing these people, no matter how much logic you use, because they will change the subject or obfuscate. I think this person is on the lower spectrum of IQ of liberals. Most liberals are smart enough not to engage conservatives, and shoot logic in the back

        • TheGizmo51

          I am not apologizing for working hard taking care of my family not having or taking the time to follow politics. Before w and cheney I didn't pay much attention to party affiliation and would vote either for the incumbent if I thought things were good or a rival if I didn't. Since w and cheney I have become a devout liberal opposed to all that they stood for, taking military risks for the benefit of themselves, not caring for the lives of individuals whether they were Americans or of another country. republinos want to starve the beast reducing our government to a shell that has no influence on investments in education, science research, health care, cancer research, and the general well being and progress of human beings. Our founders wanted the states to be strong but on an equal footing with both the federal government and the judicial branches. Yes, I am opposed to this philosophy that the republinos under the leadership of norquist have taken.

        • Edward53

          I'd reelect Bush if he could run again. Look at who we've got in the White House now.

        • kysteelgirl

          the people with the most power may fool the politicians but they have never come up against patriotic Americans that love our country & won't let them have it! They won't know how to act next...you just wait & see.

        • TheGizmo51

          You are talking about a revolution but keep in mind that the tea party is against government and Occupy Wall Street is against the big banks and wall street. Both are correct but it seems to me, I may be wrong, that unless these two groups can somehow join forces I don't see much happening. The tea party feels the government has gone crazy destroying morals, ethics, and the American Way while the OWS feels the 1% has all the power, money, and influence to control the 99%. I believe the problem lies with politicians who when they win an election all of a sudden discover they have more power and money at their disposal than their wildest dreams and must, at all cost, get reelected to maintain that "power high". The solution is term limits, limits on lobbyist contributions, and a legitimate media that actually reports and investigates in order to broadcast factual, unbiased news to an American audience that is required by law to show up or return a ballot to the polling booth on election day.

        • Tinker61

          Hope and Change are working for me. I STILL have hope that my fellow Americans finally see obuma for what he is and he can keep the change I want my Country Back.

        • Aimee

          I am in agreement with you, that there maybe hope that people see that Obama is a socialist!

        • grandmaforliberty

          what studies? source please...and may I say I think you underestimate your fellow Americans intelligence...

        • Tinker61

          Grandma, there are two things one cannot do. ONE, you cannot fix Stupid and TWO, You cannot argue with an idiot. They're still going to be Stupid and still be an Idiot.

        • http://twitter.com/FranBarrack Fran Barrack

          This is not true. If it is, give us those studies. Don't simply try to trash conservatives without providing your sources.

        • RobLA

          Read what Calvin Coolidge, great president and job creator said about educated derelicts. This describes what Obama/Biden isn't and what Romney/Ryan is. Emotional IQ is what liberals fail at, and what leaders excel at.

          “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

          Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and
          determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”

        • Ruby_Con

          Sad, so sad, that the gizmo51 is a certifiable moron. Read this and weep donkeys ass; A new study conducted at Harvard University shows that in America, Liberals have a significantly lower IQ than Conservatives. The study was conducted on 100,000 registered voters in 40 different states over the last twelve years, and has concluded its results.
          The first part of the study lists the correlation between political beliefs and intelligence. Subjects of the study were chosen at random and requested to come to an unmarked van to take a test and answer some questions for a reasonable amount of money.
          Of the 100,000 people, there were people from many doctrines, from conservative to liberal to marxist to fascist. Socialists came out on bottom, with an average IQ of 87. The second worst were Liberals and then Marxists, with 88 and 89 respectively. Conservatives received an average score of 110, which is significantly above average. However, the conservatives did not score the highest. The holder of second place were Communists with an average I.Q of 115, and the first place was apolitical people who did not follow any specific doctrine, who received a whopping score on average of 135.

          Other parts of the study included the daily activities of the various people based on their doctrines. Apparently, Liberals are five times more likely to commit a crime, steal or cheat on a test than anybody else except for Socialists, 52% of which have committed a major felony while being watched. Conservatives not only did not commit any crimes, but they actually prevented them, as the few events where a Conservative was threatened by a thief or mugger was hindered by a concealed handgun. Also, Communists are the most likely to commit rape or sexual assault, second to socialists.

        • TheGizmo51

          Not valid as everyone knows the mitt paid Harvard for his degree(s) as the rich can pretty much do what they want, with, or without brains. The key was "reasonable amount of money" as I understand it the liberals were offered twice the money to pretend to be dumb. Much easier for a smart person to act dumb than for a dumb person to act smart. BTW, Harvard also has a study showing fluoride lowers children' IQs. Wishful thinking doesn't make you any smarter, just allows you to waste more of your own time. Come to think of it, that's good as it gives you something to do.

      • aray

        they say that God helps those who help themselves. Time to go to work!

    • America 1

      You have your brain turned off, and your head where the sun doesn't shine. Ryan, many times before now, has put forward plans that will help EVERYONE, especially those in, or nearing, retirement ( he's CERTAINLY not there, as far as your reference to himself and his kind!), as well as many other things. Just because it will eventually affect him, and those you named, is only because 'all boats will rise' on these plans. You're only showing your hatefulness and envy by your statement.

      • TheGizmo51

        A tide raises the water level raising all boats equally but just because it rains in Seattle doesn't help the mid west farmer in a drought. Just because mitt's tax rate goes down to 1% under the ryan plan doesn't mean there is any rise anywhere else except the off shore non taxable accounts.

        • KayDeeBeau

          Economics and pie baking are not your strong suits huh?

        • America 1

          You're STILL not listening. Your way of seeing it is biased, and not founded in an truth. The benefits of tax breaks helps everyone in some measure, even extended only to the few you claim. Regardless of your belefs, most in that category are there because they own a business, many of which are referred to as "small business". Pay cuts free up their money, and allow them to hire, give wage increases, etc. Your negative attitude to the so-called "rich", including Romney and Ryan, is nothing more than weath envy. Capitalism (REAL Capitalism) and tax breaks works EVERY TIME it is tried, and untied from petty beaurocrats. If you still insist on sticking to your guns, then there is no reason to continue dialog, as you are not willing to understand tried and true facts.

        • TheGizmo51

          Why pay any taxes? How many new hires would there be if there are no roads nor bridges for them to get to work and no one to pay the teacher to teach your new employee how to do his job?

        • America 1

          You jump too much. Who said ANYTHING about paying no taxes? But why be over taxed? Quit paying out for studies of turtles, etc. and other non-Constitutional favors, and start paying only for Constitutional duties. There are many fixes needed in how government is run, but overtaxing is the LAST thing needed. My patience with you is about at an end. You are only baiting, but others reading this might get a little insight. Good bye.

    • Tinker61

      Our Lord said "Love the Sinner Hate the Sin." "Love thy neighbor as thyself." By that I suppose he means love your uninformed Neighbors too. So I'll just hate your Ideology

      • TheGizmo51

        Oh, selective discrimination, can't beat it. Well, in response, I say I hate hate.

    • http://twitter.com/FranBarrack Fran Barrack

      What rock have you been hiding under? How could you have missed the facts so completely? Sheesh!!!

    • KayDeeBeau

      Gizmo - I suppose that could be true if you want to be controlled and given things rather than having a dream and working to achieve it. I suppose if you want to live like a serf, surviving on the crumbs from the elite rather than having opportunities. If you want every aspect of your life and your dreams regulated down a singular path - then I can see how you would be disturbed by the restoration of freedom, personal responsibility, small, limited government.
      So it is somehow "morally superior" to covet what someone else has rather than seeing the possibility that you too could try to achieve that same success on your own through hard work and better choices?
      As long as there are rich people and I am in America - I know it is possible for me to achieve and with the government and all its regulations and impediments out of the way - as Romney / Ryan advocate - it will be a lot easier for all to achieve success and to determine what success is.
      Are they (Romney / Ryan) some magic panacea? No Are they a good first step? Yes Does the rest depend on We the People accepting our responsibility to ourselves and those coming behind us? Absolutely.
      You can give up - I refuse

      • TheGizmo51

        You either have no concept of reality or you really are that stupid. Sorry for being so blunt.

  • RobLA

    I'm not optimistic. The American common denominator is devolving every year. Obama and Biden are both attorneys, we are a country founded by attorneys, for attorneys and wired by attorneys. Romney is Business, Ryan Economics. We are a country of takers, blamers and receivers. Me, myself and I. As Drudge says, we get what we deserve. I've spoken with professors, teachers, principals, government employees and the embittered unemployed who are all Democrat. I can't stand Democrats anymore the men of which appear to be feminine and always looking at fault from good people, and a coke short of a sixpack.

    • aray

      Then get out the door, meet with intellegent people and get them to vote to save the Republic It starts with you!

      • RobLA

        you are correct

    • littlepat

      RobLA: Don't worry about Obama and Biden being attorneys. They were never very good attorneys. That's why they got out of the game and went into Democrat politics!

      • RobLA

        touche, right on. Those that can't, teach. Attorneys that can't make it, are politicians. Excellent

      • theoldguy44

        Obama surrendered his license, due to irregularities in his application, in Illinois. He'll never get it back, his background makes him unsuitable for any security clearance, and his past associations preclude him from qualifying for public office, just a little vetting from the media, could have saved us from this fiasco.

    • KayDeeBeau

      RobLa - We are not the same people we were in 2008 - we are engaged; we are aware; we are informed. If you are only speaking to those groups - I recommend increasing your circle or if not - arm yourself with facts and educate those around you with the truth. Only those in the groups you mention are the takers - the me, myself and I crowd.
      The heart of America still believes in hard work, that working hard, overcoming obstacles produces results. Frederick Douglass said " You may not get everything you work for, but you must surely work for what you get".
      Only in America does everyone have the same opportunity for success and to define what success is. Will some have to work harder or overcome more obstacles? Sure - but only in America do we have a hope of achieving based upon the individual and the individual will. Not classes, not kings not government - That is part of why America is exceptional - we are the exception to the rule that has defined societies throughout history
      Do not lose heart. Do not give in. Do not give up. Do not give out. This is a long fight. We didn't get here overnight - it will take time. I have faith in Americans

      • RobLA

        Well, your right I guess. Let's see what happens in November. That will tell what kind of a country we are.

  • Michael Todd

    Slowbama, Fauxbama, Doh! bama, Homobama, and Throwbama out of the Whitehouse!

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Pretty good strategy for Mr Romney's team for this pick. With king zero only having attack ads, no substance, no record, all failures and dismal results, every attack ad is just going to blow back at them as if they were throwing sxit upwind in a 60 mile an hour breeze. Bain capital ad: fail. Cancer ad: fail and much disgust even from the left. Dirty Harry claiming falsehoods. Fail.
    I for one will be at the polling station at 7am to do my little part in bringing down king zero. I will have to show photo ID to vote. (oh, that's 'such a burden' too). Voter fraud in my state is now very difficult. However, we'll see if the election gets thrown by zombie voters in NO ID states, combined with the offshore Spanish software company, owned by our pal Soros, that will be counting our votes. Something seriously wrong with that. If king zero 'wins' again, seems we should demand a recount, state by state, counted by people IN the USA.

  • Nurse56

    Just got back from a Paul Ryan Rally in Lakewood, Colorado. All I can say is WOW. Articulate, handsome, all around nice guy with a PLAN!! He will make a wonderful VP and be ready for the presidency in eight years. We now have a TEAM to fire up AMERICA!! No apologies for our country. Let's go for rebuilding the USA into a thriving country where anyone who is willing to work can succeed. Don't condemn success, strive for it.

    • Paula LeRoy

      Nurse56!
      Get the Nurse's union on fire for Ryan!

    • RobLA

      Thank you for attending

    • TLady62

      He certainly handled himself well with the idiot hecklers who tried to ruin his speech in Iowa today. Just goes to prove there are so-called adults out there who are too stupid and ignorant to realize the Progressive movement is using them as tools to dispose of when they are no longer considered necessary to their twisted cause. Much like communism itself.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BX23PSBVNKZBEOCXROD4555EFQ Ken

    Paul Ryan: Globalist, Neocon; voted for every bad thing the GOP supported. He is a phony. Check it out before you send me your hate mail. He supported making the Patriot Act permanent, the NDAA, the bailouts, internet controls, & all the other unconstitutional stuff, ad nauseam. So who are the real conservatives & the libertarians going to vote for?

    • Edward53

      Get lost, Paulbot. Ron Paul isn't a factor in this election. He never was. And if you are one of his supporters then you aren't a true conservative.

      • kysteelgirl

        But I really like Rand Paul....think he's one of us

  • ireAmerica

    A recommendation: thank God for Mitt Romney's inspiration to pick Paul Ryan as his running mate... then go with what God has provided. Your prayers up 'til now have been answered (at least partly).

    We will NEVER get perfect candidates or kings, and We MUST eject Obama. It is unacceptable for us to keep allowing our country to be destroyed.

    Any person who would not vote for Obama anyway, but votes for a "more perfect" candidate than the Romney-Ryan team is throwing away a gift from God.

    The more votes for one team opposing Obama, the more likely Obama's defeat.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BX23PSBVNKZBEOCXROD4555EFQ Ken

      Why? Is Obama capable of destroying this country alone? Please.

      • ireAmerica

        Um, did you forget ALL of those czars that came with him? And the complicity of the rest of DC regarding his Executive Orders? And the the support for his administration's agenda. Ken, many folks are involved with this "Executive", too bad for him AND them... a lawless and traitorous lot!

    • RobLA

      Isn't there a Mormon proficy that one of their kind will save America?

  • http://twitter.com/Rick_Geissal Rick Geissal

    I am confused why a presumptive nominee for President of the United States would need to be emboldened. I am curious what Ryan has accomplished - not said or written but accomplished - in his 14 years in Congress. He has worked in, been paid by, government all of his adulthood and yet can convince people that he is outside of government, outside of Washington elite - yes, I guess that is an accomplishment.

  • LeSellers

    If Ryan were black, we'd be justified in saying he's being subjected to a high-tech lynching.

    If Paul Ryan were a Muslim, this would be a media Crusade*.
    * The Crusades were only one side of a very long war, and they were DEFENSIVE, counterattacks against invading Islamists. I'm using the term as corrupted in the modern mind.

    Were he a woman, this is political rape (and that's what happened to Sarah Palin, don't doubt me on this).

    But he's a white man, a Christian, so this is just "journalism".

  • http://www.facebook.com/cliff.wubbenhorst Cliff Wubbenhorst

    I think Paul Ryan is great and has ideas to get our country back on track. I am glad that he seems to have what it takes to counter the liberal media smears that are coming his way as they try to do to him what they did to Dan Qualye and Sarah Palin. He will show in debates and on the trail that he is really smart.

  • TJ

    Paul Ryan more well-read than Ron Paul? Please.

  • samtman

    Good new for the Dems., the Paul Ryan pick is looking like he will be Romneys Sarah Palin.