Romney Ratifies Ryan; Proscribes Pawlenty And Portman

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Mitt Romney is set to announce his choice for running mate tomorrow morning according to Bloomberg news. The wires are alive with multiple sources confirming it will be none other than Paul 'budget-bill' Ryan - which appears to be a more aggressive choice than the safer options as Rubio, Portman, and Pawlenty are all bridesmaids and not the bride. Ryan-ney? Rom-an? R-Squared? Ro-Ry?


Via NBC News:

Three different sources close to the Romney campaign indicate to NBC News that Mitt Romney will announce House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate at tomorrow's campaign event in Norfolk, VA.


The announcement will be in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin -- which just happens to be Ryan's home state.

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Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:41 | 2696373 lasvegaspersona
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that is gutsy

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:52 | 2696395 tsx500
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doesn't matter... election probably won't even take place

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:12 | 2696438 AssFire
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How about we take a step back, dissolve the federal system and let groups of states form republics with the likeminded??

United is not at all how I feel about these States...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:46 | 2696478 Skateboarder
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The sooner CA, OR, and WA secede into the wonderful ecobubble they are, the better.

Praise be to Jah.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:15 | 2696507 lolmao500
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CA, NY, IL and Washington DC should create their own socialist fiefdom.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 05:06 | 2696599 The Big Ching-aso
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This election could be more exciting than synchronized Olympic waterpolo.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 05:48 | 2696621 francis_sawyer
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 "Ryan-ney? Rom-an? R-Squared? Ro-Ry?"


How about "Ruh-Roh" & we call it a day?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:04 | 2696625 malikai
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I didn't know much about Ryan, until I read this on ye olde wikipedia:

n 2002, Ryan voted in favor of the Iraq War resolution, authorizing President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq.[29] In 2003, Ryan voted in favor of the Medicare Part D prescription drug expansion.[30] In 2004 and 2005, after the reelection of Bush, Ryan pushed the Bush administration to propose the privatization of Social Security; Ryan's proposal was ultimately not fully supported by the Administration and it failed. After the next election, he was chosen as the ranking member of the House Budget Committee.[31]

In 2008, Ryan voted for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Wall Street bailout that precipitated the Tea Party movement, and the bailout of GM and Chrysler.[32]

Now I know all I need to know.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:32 | 2696635 GetZeeGold
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Mitt needs to call on Tammy Switzer from Bangor Maine. She's a ninety year old virgin that hasn't ever committed a traffic violation. She makes great apple pie and no liquor has ever passed her lips.


Come on Mitt....pull your head out of your ass.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:36 | 2696676 economics9698
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Ryan is another RINO, talks the talk but votes like a democrat.  

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:01 | 2696704 GMadScientist
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Ryan is a stereotypical Republican, talks conservative but votes with his donors in mind.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:17 | 2696733 goldfish1
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Anger grows in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan

The Sensata plant in Freeport is profitable and competitive, but its majority owner, Bain Capital, has decided to ship jobs to China – and forced workers to train their overseas replacements

Sensata is majority-owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm once led by Mitt Romney,


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:34 | 2696771 GetZeeGold
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Thanks for bringing up Grammy just keeled over dead.


Good job.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:02 | 2696942 nmewn
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Pssst...theres a sitting senator that knows someone (who says he knows) Romney hasn't paid his taxes for a decade...pass it along.

Now, we don't want to get into the details of how this "someone" got access to Romney's personal income tax records going back a decade...or who this "someone" is...or why the IRS is yawning and doesn't seem very interested in an audit after this "very serious allegation" of tax no no.

Its the accusation that matters most, its more than enough to put him up on the

By the way..."someone" told me Reid likes kiddie porn. He should put an end to that assertion by handing over all his CD's and computers ;-)

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:22 | 2696998 Manthong
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At this juncture, there is only one issue that offers hope the US won't turn into France ..

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:38 | 2697056 nmewn
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A good counter balance to a squishy Romney on our rights.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 12:49 | 2697202 fuu
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A Bare Jock vs A Tit Lump

The Dick or the Cancer, either way you're fucked.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 12:17 | 2697395 Cruel Aid
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Ryan and guns, pretty conservative. Muzzle lawyers, taking the fear out of having some protection.

He is one of the only ones on the right who put up a fiscal plan.

Sure he made some mistakes. Ron Paul ain't perfect either.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:38 | 2696779 Kiwi Pete
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That is really disgusting. What a total hypocrit Romney is. No wonder you guys are so disillusioned with your politicians.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:42 | 2696785 GetZeeGold
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 seem a little down today.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 11:36 | 2697272 jwoop66
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ain't it an Obama guy runnin' that company now?   I bet he's bud's with the "jobs" czar who shipped most of his companies overseas.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:59 | 2696934 Lednbrass
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I have always been amused at the use of RINO by repubs, it doesn't make alot of sense to me.

The party was founded as the party of big government and centralized authority uber alles, the current party members continuing in that trend arent repubs in name only- they are repubs in thought, deed, and historical precedent.

It is those who advocate smaller government that are the outliers in that group, they fooled themselves into thinking that the Republican Party actually had the aim of reduced spending and smaller government but such has never actually been the case. The RINO is the advocate of reduced spending and less intrusive government, the norm is the big spending big government types.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:12 | 2696971 economics9698
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Historically you are correct but historically the democrats are the party of “hard money” and for the people.

Supposedly the Dems became progressives in 1965 with LBJ and Repubs conservatives in 1981 with Reagan.

Its all crap, they both are for facism, socialism, communism, depending on that they can peddle to the public.

Ryan, Reagan, Romney, talk small government to get voters and that’s about it.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:39 | 2697063 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Reagan gave us smaller gov't (slightly) in certain areas and really large gov't in others, i.e. military. I think to stay in office within the US spending money on the interests who elected you is compulsory. Sad state of affairs.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:53 | 2696648 stocktivity
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Those measures all passed by a wide majority ...just saying

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:59 | 2696657 malikai
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If I put my vote on something, it is my endorsement.

What are you saying?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:25 | 2696668 GetZeeGold
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I've got a couple nickels.....but I haven't checked the seat cushions yet....give me a second and I'll get back to you.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:41 | 2696684 GeezerGeek
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Ryan or Biden? This isn't Comedy Central we're talking about. Most of the issues malikai listed are ones on which I disagree with Ryan's votes, but privatizing Social Security is a great idea. Next to Medicare/Medicaid/Obamacare, it is the single most damaging large program the government runs. It has, thus far, allowed trillions in spending on other stuff via raids on the 'trust fund' without raising income or other taxes. It harms minorities who demographically live shorter lifespans. It can and usually is used to scare seniors and buy votes - just listen to Ditzy Debbie Wasserman-Schultz some time.

If people must be forced to save for their own retirements, which S.S. purports to do, why not require that all 'contributions' be put into physical PMs? Yes, it would be difficult to control, but I'd much rather have converted all my FICA taxes (and my employers') contributions to gold over the last 50 years. Better yet, in my opinion, is to make people responsible for themselves and their families and not force others to to that.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:14 | 2696728 smithcreek
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yeah, but malikai, who had never heard of Ryan until this morning, took a look at Wikipedia, now he's the expert so shut up.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:25 | 2696749 nmewn
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All I have to say is Biden just shit his

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:10 | 2696835 Steve in Greensboro
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Smokin Joe does that every morning and Nurse Mabel changes his Depends.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:31 | 2696879 GetZeeGold
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Getting your Depends changed is a big fukin deal!


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:57 | 2696810 malikai
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I've looked top to bottom in the constitution searching for where it says the state is supposed to look after me when I'm old or sick.. I can't find it anywhere.

Am I dumb or blind?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:33 | 2696881 GetZeeGold
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Oh the crazy lady that channels spirits is going to show up and say......are you serious?


Well.....are you?


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:42 | 2696897 rwe2late
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"promote the general welfare"

(you decide which you are)

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:55 | 2696921 malikai
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+1 I like that argument.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

So that means I get to have the state take care of my retirement? How about my healthcare, and maybe it can mean the government should make sure I don't hurt myself too?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:08 | 2696955 GetZeeGold
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I don't want to pursue happiness......I want to kill it and mount it on the wall.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:10 | 2696961 nmewn
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Uncle Bloomberg say's...No Big Gulps For You!!!

And no salt or butter or ice cream or a celery stick!!! (with no peanut butter)

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:46 | 2697092 KenShabby
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I guess the same applies for when you get hit by a car and you're just lying there in the middle of the street as people walk on by.

Just saying...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 11:01 | 2697141 malikai
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Interesting how you should point out an individual State/City's function in a discussion about the Federal government.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:04 | 2696709 azzhatter
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Another guy who screams we're spending too much money while he's voting to spend more money

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:12 | 2696723 smithcreek
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Good to see you've done a total of two minutes in depth study of the issue before making up your oh so fucking principled "my vote is an endorsement" mind.  Whether you like Ryan or not, admitting you are ignorant then thiniking you've learned all you need from a trip to Wikipdedia just shows was a fucking dipshit you are.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:22 | 2696741 goldfish1
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Why spend precious time and energy researching scumbags? We know what they are...ALL of them. Romney, Obama, congress.

Stop participating in the lie.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:37 | 2696777 aint no fortuna...
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They're ALL members of the same two political crime families, ALL owned by Wall Street, Big Oil, Big Healthcare, the arms merchants and the mainstream propaganda machine, so who gives a fuck? I say boot 'em ALL out, do a total reset of the system, by whatever means necessary, and that includes saying buhbye to the SCOTUS in its present form, its just another transparent policy tool now... I mean, really, who could possibly give a fuck about or vote for this entire broken rat's nest of conflicted, bought, preening scumsucking pieces of shit?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:46 | 2696793 malikai
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Would you feel better if the guy hadn't voted the way he did at each of those critical moments listed?

I know I would. I might even be able to trust a guy like that with my government.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:57 | 2696809 nmewn
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I think where the majority is at, is this...which of the choices are the least likely to vote the way they did then in our future, knowing what we know now.

Everyone of reasonable intelligence knows what they have built up is unsustainable.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:11 | 2696840 malikai
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Further proof that voting is entirely futile.

If the plebs ever wake to the plight, we're all in for some big trouble..

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:29 | 2696874 nmewn
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Well, you may be right...but we've also got some who really should know better, still propagandizing for graft, waste and corruption as the price that must be paid.

I say no...prove to me every nickel is spent wisely and efficiently, then we'll talk about revenue...they've never been able to do it, so there will never be a discussion about revenue increases with me.

If a private corporation ran their operation the way government runs theirs they would be bankrupt or in jail.

Oh, wait ;-)

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:44 | 2696899 malikai
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As long as they can keep the whole gradual decline thing going, it might be managable.

If not.. Well, it was fun while it lasted.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:13 | 2696972 nmewn
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Ya gotta thing they're good at, is gradual decline.

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