IS THE TEA PARTY’S DREAM AN ILLUSION? (Patrick J. Buchanan)
Human Events ^ | February 14, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 3:30:50 PM by neverdem
“There is no education in the second kick of a mule,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
“Surrender” and “betrayal,” are among the epithets coming the Speaker’s way.
Yet Boehner was holding a losing hand. Had he added a GOP wish-list bill to the debt ceiling, Harry Reid’s Senate would have rejected it. President Obama would have denounced it as putting at risk the full faith and credit of the United States.
Paul Ryan Is the Odds-On Favorite to Win the Republican Nomination in 2016
Posted on Thursday, February 06, 2014 9:42:40 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
There’s been a lot of blathering about who the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is, and so far I’ve resisted taking part. But I guess I’m kind of curious: Is there much of a case to be made for anyone other than Paul Ryan?
Paul Ryan’s Super Clever Idea for Illegal Immigrants
redstate.com ^ | 1/30/14 | Daniel Horowitz
Now that House Republicans have passed a trillion dollar omnibus and trillion dollar farm bill, they are prepared to tackle the most pressing issue of our time – granting benefits to illegal immigrants.
The key to understanding the politics of illegal immigration is that this is not just about amnesty (legalization and/or citizenship). It’s not just that these people are calling for amnesty because of logistics, yet desire an end to illegal immigration in the future. If that were the case they would simply implement the enforcement measures that have been passed on numerous occasions (eight times, in the case of Visa exit-entry), and address those already here from a position of strength – knowing that this won’t happen again.
Security Insiders: It\’s Time to Reduce Military Health and Pension Benefits
National Journal ^ | January 2, 2014 | Sarah Sorcher
Posted on Friday, January 03, 2014 9:25:56 AM by Poundstone
The time has come: Military health and pension benefits, which have more than doubled in the past decade, should be reduced as the defense budget comes down, said a whopping 90 percent majority of National Journal\’s National Security Insiders.
Paul Ryan Doubles Down on Cutting Veteran Pensions (this is Presidential Material dissing Vets?)
breitbart ^ | 12/23/13 | m boyle
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 10:23:58 AM by bestintxas
(ATTENTION ALL REAL AMERICANS, MILITARY RETIREES, EMAIL/REBLOG, ETC. ~ Via Gunny G!) ~ Ryan’s Committee Scrubs Doc of Claim to Protect Disabled Vets’ Pensions…
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has scrubbed a document to remove a false statement about the budget deal he cut with Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Breitbart News has learned.
GOP seeks military pension cuts in looming budget deal… “Ryan is proposing changes in the way military pensions are calculated so retirees will end up with less money.”
All Voices ^ | 9 Dec 13 | itobin53
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:34:40 AM by SkyPilot
But behind closed doors, they are taking aim at their pensions. The budget deadline of Dec. 13 is fast approaching with the threat of avoiding another government shutdown waning in the balance.
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While that imposter and his militant, Marxist wife blow MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars on their vacations.
by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD July 23, 2013
On August 22, 2012, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), then the Republican candidate for Vice President, implied to talk show host Hugh Hewitt that he ran “marathons” and that his best time was an exceptional “two hour and fifty-something.”
An occasional exaggeration of our accomplishments is a human frailty and most often harmless. We have all done it at one time or another.
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Rubio’s boss Chuckie desperately predicts immigration bill gets “as many as 70” Senate votes
By Coach Collins, on June 6th, 2013
By Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
Last week Senator Robert Menendez (Democrat Santa Domingo) said the Gang of Ocho’s plan to erase our borders did not have the votes to pass in the Senate. While that technically could mean 59 votes, but if that was the case we would know about it. It’s more likely that there are at best 56 votes lined up, but that might be a generous interpretation of where it stands just a month from the Senate’s July 4th recess.
Obama continues to exhibit behavior that, at best, can be described as mobocratic and, at worst, reveals a deeply damaged individual. In a February 2010 column, I asked, “Is Obama unraveling?” I wrote that it was beginning to appear the growing mistrust of him and contempt for his policies was beginning to have a destabilizing effect on him.
At that time, I wrote that not having things go one’s way can be a bitter pill, but reasonable people don’t behave as he was behaving. He had insulted Republicans at their luncheon, where he had been an invited guest. I had speculated that was, in part, what had led him to falsely accuse Supreme Court justices before Congress, the nation and the world, during the 2010 State of the Union address.
Republicans are upset that although President Obama released his picks for the NCAA men’s basketball final four bracket, he didn’t submit to Congress his budget for the next fiscal year as he was supposed to do by the first Monday in February. I don’t know why Republicans are so upset, since any budget that Obama submitted would be dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Just don’t think for a minute that Obama’s budget would be rejected because Republicans are fiscal conservatives who want to follow the Constitution, eliminate the deficit, balance the budget, reign in federal spending, and decrease the national debt.
The budget recently passed by the Republicans in the House contains unconstitutional spending, has a built-in deficit, is not balanced, does not reign in federal spending, and increases the national debt.
GOP vs. the generals all over again
Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Feb 13 | Kevin Baron
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:19:02 PM by SkyPilot
The nation’s top military officers formed a solid front in the Senate on Tuesday and called on members of Congress to stop passing temporary spending measures and avert the automatic budget cut known as sequester.
“We should resist kicking this can further down the road,” said Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a rare hearing featuring nearly all of the Joint Chiefs, who lined up before the Senate Armed Service Committee and demanded budget clarity in the name of national security and military readiness.
Paul Krugman Answers Paul Ryan on Debt Crisis: We Can Print Money… (“…Paul Krugman said Wednesday that that is not a legitimate worry because the U.S. government can always print money and weaken the buying power of the dollar. Weakening the dollar, Krugman said, would be a good thing.”)
(CNSNews.com) – Responding to House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s warning that if the federal government continues to run annual $1 trillion deficits we will eventually face a debt crisis, liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said Wednesday that that is not a legitimate worry because the U.S. government can always print money and weaken the buying power of the dollar.
Weakening the dollar, Krugman said, would be a good thing.
“The United States is a country that has its own currency–can’t run out of cash because we print the money. If you even try to think what would happen–suppose that investors get down on the United States. Even so, that would weaken the dollar, not send interest rates soaring, and that would be good. That would help our exports,” Krugman said on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers.”
In the vice-presidential debate, the two candidates, both Roman Catholics, were asked about their religious beliefs, about how those beliefs impact their political positions, and specifically about abortion. This was the response of Vice President Joe Biden:
My religion defines who I am. And I’ve been a practicing Catholic my whole life. And it has particularly informed my social doctrine. Catholic social doctrinetalks about taking care of those who — who can’t take care of themselves, people who need help.
By Sher Zieve
It began as a test for the Obama syndicate’s approval. During the VP debates, “Moderator” Martha Raddatz would ask VP Candidate Paul Ryan a question, a seemingly increasingly-demented VP Bidenwould begin loudly berating and contemptibly smirking and laughing while Ryan was trying to answer. Meanwhile, Raddatz continued to ask Ryan one follow-up question after another while Biden was still spouting off.
Although it seems to have worked for few others, the Obama sophomoric base appears to have loved it. It seems the keg-party/DUI and doper crowd supports Obama hands down.
Now comes Moderator Candy Crowley; the same Crowley that daily offers her opinions as news on Radio for ABCas each time a story about either Romney or Ryan must be “reported” one can hear the contemptuous and condescending sneer in her voice.
However, this time it appears to be worse. After both the Romney and Obama camps agreed to abide by the debate format — and their lawyers had agreed — Candy Crowley decided to change it…seemingly on her own.
May 4, 1988 he underwent second surgery to continue the process of putting his brain back into working order.
Based on his performance in last week’s Vice Presidential debate these procedures may not have been entirely successful.
Full recovery from any kind of a medical episode involving a brain aneurysm is never a sure thing.
“Recovery to normal” is subjective. Those who regain their physical strength and coordination can perform manual labor and might never seem the worse for the episode.
………………………………………………………………………………..The Obama campaign ran in 2008 on slick packaging, glitzy marketing, and distraction. That worked. Four years later, American consumers have had ample opportunity to look inside the box and see what’s in it –
In 2012, Obama and Biden cannot run on marketing. And they cannot use acting coaches to sway the “jury”; American voters are paying attention. The failures of Obama’s economic policies are everywhere we look. Economic growth is limp.
At other times she was the seasoned ABC News war correspondent who kept the two guys in suits taking snarky swipes at each other in line.
“What does that mean, ‘a bunch of stuff?’” Raddatz asked Biden.
Moderator on the hot seat The role of the debate moderator Perspective from a moderator The 2012 debate moderators Raddatz also pressed for specifics such as when she demanded of Ryan: “I want to know how you do the math and have this increase in defense spending?”
Like Ron Paul? Avoid Mitt Romney [punish Romney, Ryan and the GOP in swing states - vote Obama] (“If Paul supporters still believe their aims can be best advanced vis-à-vis the GOP, they are deluding themselves.”)
Appearing offended by the implication, Ryan scolded: “Do you want Barack Obama to be reelected?” Paul is a actually “friend,” he claimed, and the two are in agreement on key issues.
Leave aside that Paul is a man of deep principle, while Romney appears to have never held a sincere belief in his life. More important are their governing visions, which stand in profound conflict.
Last night during the United States of America lone Vice President debate, it was a very live wire performance.It was simply the difference between a calm, measured, adult, Rep. Paul Ryan in his responses and a Vice President Joe Biden who was if not acting like a “clown”, he was sure acting like a “drama king.”
Overall, it looked like VP Biden was simply was “cracking up” under the pressure to perform as Vice President.Looks like Rep. Paul Ryan was not only speaking to the GOP/Republican base, but to the rest of the country as a whole and in a special way, to those who call themselves “independents” and “moderates.” He went into detail with the math on what needs to get done in order to get the USA back on track. VP Biden goes into caustic lectures, and he sure sounded like he was a know-it-all. I could not believe he would be laughing half the time. Is VP Biden laughing at a country in serious decline?
The Houston Chronicle posted their weekly report on Saturday detailing their top 10 most popular articles of the week.
Third most popular was an article describing GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan‘s plea to Ron Paul supporters, begging for their support, just weeks after the GOP and the media egregiously shunned Paul supporters at the national convention and throughout the entire 2012 nomination process.
Potentially hoping the vast majority of Ron Paul supporters have already forgotten how badly they were treated during the election season, by the GOP establishment, in almost every state they had an opportunity to participate, all of the sudden it seems as though they are important enough to the Republicans they feel it necessary to now start begging for help.
“Anti-Ron Paul Republicans called us names and told us to go away. Now they are angrily begging us to vote for Romney. Thought we didn’t matter?”
Video: “Paulbots, Vote for Romney or ELSE!”
Mere weeks ago the long-standing attitude by both the establishment and its media was that Ron Paul and his supporters were nothing but a nuisance, wanting nothing to do with anything associated with Ron Paul.
Apparently, in the City of Brotherly Love, geometry teachers easily confuse this…
Racism has again raised its ugly head in this presidential election and it has filtered all the way down to the classroom level where, in Philadelphia, a high school student was threatened with assault by her geometry teacher last Friday for wearing a Mitt Romneyt-shirt.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, last Friday was dress-down day for students at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond. One female student decided that she would show her support for Republican presidential candidate a Mitt Romney by wearing a Romney t-shirt.
The Republicans aren’t worried about Romney performing well in Wednesday’s debate.
They’re worried about how the mainstream media will choose to report it. The bias has got so bad that Barack Obama could come on drunk in a peephole bra and many journalists would still label it a triumph (“A historic performance” – Chris Matthews).
When it came to opening a new health center in his own congressional district, Republican Paul Ryan—yes, the same one who is denouncing Obamacare around the country—wrote to the Federal department of Health and Human Servicesbegging for bucks.
While GOP vice-presidential hopeful Ryan today savages Obamacare as “irresponsible,” an editorial in the Nov. 1 The Nation magazine reports that on Dec. 10, 2010 Congressman Ryan wrote HHS “to recommend a grant application for the Kenosha Community Health Center Inc. to develop a new facility in Racine, Wis., an area within Ryan’s district.”
Prison Planet.com » Paul Ryan: “Do You Want Barack Obama To Be Reelected? Then Don’t Vote For Ron Paul” (“What if one wants Ron Paul to be elected? Can one vote for Ron Paul then?”) Comment On This Article…
It took a while for the unspoken truth to be finally spoken, but sooner or later, it always is. Via The Hill:
Paul Ryan argued Monday that a vote for a third-party candidate would likely help President Obama win reelection.
Ryan was asked why voters should not vote for Ron Paul. The Republican vice presidential candidate responded that a vote for Paul, who ran for the 2012 GOP nomination, would effectively split the vote in a way that helps Obama.
Julian Castro’s Grandmother Would Be Rolling in her Grave… (” Rosie Castro stated “I can truly say that I hate that place and everything it stands for.” )
Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, had the honored position of giving the keynote speech at the Democratic Convention. The 37-year-old had a lot of pressure as he was being compared to Barack Obamagiving his speech in 2004. Fortunately his grandmother was not there because she would have taken him over her knee and given him a good thrashing.
Michael Moriarty — The History of World War III, Part 3… (“Will the Romney Administration be able to reunite an America that hasn’t been this divided since the Civil War of 1860-65? “)
The Outcome of World War III
Without dwelling too much at length about my joy over Mitt Romney’s Vice-Presidential pick, the hearty welcome bell for Paul Ryan as Romney’s Vice-President, a Vice-President Ryan is the best news I’ve heard out of the United States since the beginning of the promising but ultimately disappointing Republican Primary.
Will the Romney Administration be able to reunite an America that hasn’t been this divided since the Civil War of 1860-65?
An answer to that question will require a great deal of hard work, prayer and infinite patience.
Such a unit as Romney/Ryan in the White House, as Ramesh Ponnuru points out, brings the perfect prescription for America’s domestic plight. The main flaw I find in the cited article is picking the year of America’s last election that was this important: not 1980!
It’s 1860 and, God willing, the election of another Lincoln administration with Mitt Romney, throwing out the pro-abortion Leninists with the same mortal commitment with which we threw out the pro-slavery Confederates!
Equally as exciting, as Jonah Goldberg points out, is the “end of the Bush Years!”
Whether or not Romney-Ryan wins in November, this choice signals the end of the Bush Family dominance of the GOP.
Of course, some future Bush of real political talent may win through in the primaries, but he won’t start out as the GOP’s establishment choice.
As for foreign affairs and an increasingly hostile United Nations, that institution owned by the Sino-Soviet and ObamaNation’s ideas for a Progressive New World Order? That phalanx of American enemies, both outside of and within the Homeland? I don’t see anything but trouble ahead, not only on the foreign front but, from the Obama Nation’s very Inside-America response to a Romney Victory in November of this year, also at home as well.
WHAT the Republicans painstakingly constructed here was meant to look like the biggest of tents. And still they couldn’t spare so much as a sleeping bag’s worth of space for the likes of me.
Women were welcomed. During the prime evening television hours, the convention stage was festooned with them, and when they weren’t at the microphone, they were front and center in men’s remarks. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney both gushed about their moms in tributes as tactical as they were teary.
And while one preconvention poll suggested that roughly zero percent of African-Americans support Romney, Republicans found several prominent black leaders to testify for him. Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, delivered what will surely be remembered as the convention’s most stirring and substantive remarks, purged of catcalls and devoid of slickly rendered fibs.
Jobs and the economy are at the top of the list for the upcoming election. Those who count the votes will decide who wins. Between illegal aliens voting, electronic machines, scanners, tainted voting rolls and cheaters, we won’t know who actually won from the top down. Again.
As father Ron Paul prepares to retire, leaving behind a political career that spans nearly forty-years and passing the libertarian torch to son Senator Rand Paul, can Rand fill Dad’s shoes? As Rand attempts to deliver the libertarian vote for Romney-Ryan in 2012, will his father’s biggest fans follow Rand’s lead?
Donald Trump: You’re fired!
(VIDEO AT LINK)
Joseph Biden’s career is chock-full of
career-threatening gaffes–had they been committed by a conservative. But last week was exceptional, even for Joe.
Looks like Vice President Joe Biden has been taking extracurricular Democratic jive-talking lessons.
The results of condescending liberals’ cynical racial pandering attempts are, as always, seismically cringe-inducing.
Why Are Conservatives Covering Up the John Boehner Knuckle Dragger Comment?RantPolitical.com ^ | 8-16-2012 | PolitiJim @politiJimPosted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:06:27 AM by rightjbAlthough
I’ve been attacked by fellow conservatives, FINALLY someone is speaking the truth about Paul Ryan lack of true fiscal conservatism. And John Boehner’s reply –
together with complicit cover ups by some conservatives – had better damn well wake the rest of you up who are partying as if the Ryan nomination means the election is over.The entire 50 second video is here, but I will paraphrase it:Greta Van Susteren: Ryan’s supposed to be a fiscal hawk. How does he explain his vote for the stimulus in ‘08, the auto bailout, and TARP?Speaker John Boehner:
(The screwed generation?)
The Internet has been burning up about the “Comeback Team” after Willard Romney announced his VP choice as Paul Ryan.
Star of conservatives because of his “leadership” in heralding “smaller government” and Ryan’s much touted efforts to solve America’s financial crisis. Sounds good – until you read the label.
Marxist Radicals Mug Paul Ryan
Posted By Matthew Vadum On August 15, 2012 @ 12:49 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment
RUSH: Now, folks, stop what you’re doing and look at me for a second. There are two stories out today, one from TheHill.com and
the other from Politico. They essentially say the same thing. The Hill: “Republicans strategists are worried that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) addition to the presidential ticket will cost their party House and Senate seats this fall. Their concern: Democrats will successfully demonize Ryan’s budget plan, which contains controversial spending cuts and changes to Medicare.”
If we are to believe this, what’s happening is… By the way, not one of these Republican in either story is named. And they say that
they don’t want to be named because they want to be able to be fully, 100% honest with no recriminations.
Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s
By BRUCE BARTLETT, The Fiscal Times August 10, 2012
Paul Joseph Watson | Hollow point bullets designed to cause maximum organ damage.
Prisonplanet.com | No sooner had Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate become known than the world of punditry was abuzz with talk of “Ryanmania.”
DEBKAfile | The Syrian rebels’ Western and Arab sponsors have ratcheted up their military assistance by giving them tanks, 20 Russian-made T-62 tanks from Libya,DEBKAfile reports.
In April 2010, Glenn Beck interviewed Paul Ryan. Ryan is someone who from what I’ve heard, understands correctly the history of progressivism because he lives in Wisconsin, and as he says he grew up seeing the dangers of it. Wisconsin(as many people have come to know) is the birthplace for Progressivism proper. Here are a couple of great quotes from him:
Ryan seems to have the right stuff — an intellectual grasp for the details and still a Midwestern common sense understanding of the most basic American concepts, like saving America from fiscal bankruptcy, economic stagnation and a European-style Marxist entitlement state.
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