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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 - 14:02 | 2697104 toady
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Actually, the 'ryan budget' is what destroyed the tea party.

The AARP crowd, who where the base of the tea party, broke from the group when Ryan threatened to take away SS. I haven't heard anything major from them since. Some small grumbling about debt ceilings & stuff, but thay always cave.

Ryan may be able to deliver younger teabaggers, but the older ones will scream 'don't' touch my SS'!

At least we know what the debate will be now, the 'ryan budget'.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:14 | 2696440 AssFire
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That is when I hit the junk button.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:49 | 2696481 Skateboarder
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Was a long-time NPR listener, not too much anymore. I don't know if it has actually gotten worse, but I can't stand NPR these days.

Selected Shorts is the best damn thing NPR has to offer. I love short stories read by people with good narration skills.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:13 | 2696505 UnpatrioticHoarder
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"And I'm Meeee-shell Norr-iss, today on All Things Considered... Is living in a fascist dictatorship really all that bad? We discuss the pros and cons."

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:19 | 2696734 GetZeeGold
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You do realize you're still gonna have to pay for that.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:18 | 2696551 Moe Howard
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I listen for the laughs. Lately it is Obama good, Romney bad 24/7. There is no attempt to hide the bias.

Four legs good, two legs bad.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:27 | 2696755 GetZeeGold
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You'll either have to ride in the back of the bus.....or on the top of the car....but you can't sit up front with us.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:42 | 2696640 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Audiodrammaz for the win.  Check out for a lot of old but good stuff.


Yea, NPR is ass, psudo left bullshit. All pro status quo propaganda, that trys to take the "lesser of 2 evils" stance when in reality it is simply incremental systematic conditioning for evil.  

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:58 | 2696814 Monedas
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NPR is CNN without the pictures !

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:41 | 2696783 Ponzi_Scheme
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I like that NPR introduces the write and speaker, mostly Jews, so you know up front the minions of the Red Shield run that show

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:34 | 2696523 roadlust
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Dick Cheney says, "Deficits don't matter."  

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 05:26 | 2696610 sessinpo
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And he also shot a lawyer in the face and got away with it. Some people have it really good and get all the breaks.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:57 | 2696654 WTFx10
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Got a free heart on the taxpayers dime to boot. No one asked the taxpayers if they wanted this pos to live longer. Should have had a up or down vote.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 11:03 | 2697142 LG_Knight
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POS or not, it's dumb to talk about the people deciding an individual's fate. That is what the state takes glee in doing every day.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:06 | 2696712 GeezerGeek
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Goes to show that everyone has at least some good in him. Some day we'll even discover something good about the current fascist-in-chief.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:57 | 2697133 toady
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Somebody else's heart is the one good thing? I'm surprised his evil body didn't reject it.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:19 | 2696735 GMadScientist
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And some people send others to die for their own profit.

I'd pay many digits of money to shoot that motherfucker in the face.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:41 | 2696784 Dr. Engali
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Personally I couldn't think of a better person to accidentally shoot in the face and get away with it than a lawyer........ Well maybe a banker.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:27 | 2697014 nmewn
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Still, more people have died in a Kennedy car than on a hunting trip with Cheney...its like 2 to zip or sumpin.

Jus sayin ;-)

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:47 | 2696379 fourchan
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fuck, dont do it ryan. that mormon robot is gonna fuck your political life up. i rather him go for the top job.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:53 | 2696398 The Shootist
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It would perhaps be better if Romney showed his true colors and picked his other liberal massachusetts left leaning senator Scott Brown.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:02 | 2696413 JLee2027
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He's trying to make people forget how Liberal he really is - same strategy as McCain in 2008 when he picked Palin (bandied as a real conservative). Didn't work then, won't work now.

I think I figured this out. They never announce the VP choice until the convention and Romney didn't wait. He's weeks early, and not even nominated yet. My guess is the Old Guard is still not 100% convinced Romney is their man, so they wanted to know who his VP would be.  

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:20 | 2696446 Row Well Number 41
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There are no Liberals or Conservatives in politics anymore, only tools, and they are not your tools.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:55 | 2696650 WTFx10
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Yet they keep posting their useless opinions of the puppets.They don't comprehend that we do not pick our employers,our owners, our government. They're  still believing in the system that in slaves them will somehow set them free.

Just the way the BIS and it's affiliates want them to believe.

In global criminal enterprise, follow the money(creation).

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:45 | 2696532 Harbanger
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" My guess is the Old Guard is still not 100% convinced Romney is their man,.."

Democrats, GOP Establishment Don't Want Ryan as VP.  That's all you need to know.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:21 | 2696552 Moe Howard
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Please. TPTB have been grooming Ryan as the replacement for Newton Gingrich since the Obama election in the media. They used Newton to sabotage the "Republican Revolution" back in the 1990's. They saw he had worn out his welcome, so they prepped Ryan.

Tell me why Ryan is good. He voted for TARP. That's all you really need to know.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:30 | 2696556 Harbanger
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Voting doesnt matter, so don't bother me.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:59 | 2696658 stocktivity
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Who do I vote for? ...Obama or Romney?  Obama?   Romney?  Obama? Romney?    Oh Shit!  Give me a beer.  We're fucked!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:03 | 2696659 stocktivity
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Biden or Ryan?  Biden?  Ryan?   Biden?  No's Ryan ....but we're still fucked!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:01 | 2696703 GetZeeGold
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Quit whining and just enjoy it already.


We're all out that that crap you wanted.......we've got choice A or choice B.


Sorry.....there isn't a choice C. This is why so many people suck at trading. It really isn't that hard to do.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:10 | 2696718 GeezerGeek
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2013 headline: Secretary of Health and Human Control Michael Bloomberg has decreed that any beverage containing more than .001 alcohol is bad for one's health and may no longer be produced, served, or consumed.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:46 | 2696381's picture


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:47 | 2696386 The Shootist
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Jr. or Sr.??

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:47 | 2696388's picture

The old man, of course.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:45 | 2696382's picture

Can't we have the other Paul with two first names?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:00 | 2696415 JLee2027
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Yes. If enough people pray, God may grant Ron Paul the nomination and make Romney look like the ass he really is.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:05 | 2696419's picture

I'm praying up a storm. It couldn't hurt.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:07 | 2696424 Dr. Engali
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Can I get an amen?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:52 | 2696690 GetZeeGold
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Amen brother!


Please wait for Christmas to break out the manger set however......yes I said Christmas....sue me. If you can't afford it the ACLU will do it for free.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:23 | 2696746 GMadScientist
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Nope. Mountain still right where it started. Keep praying!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:46 | 2696383 Dr. Engali
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Sure will be a controversial pick. The chatter is going to be fun to watch.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:47 | 2696387 RaymondKHessel
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Au and Ag are the only pairing that will matter....

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:50 | 2696389 fuu
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An anagram of Romney Ryan is: My Rye Ran On

Mitt Paul: A Tit Lump

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:08 | 2696394's picture

Ron Paul: Our Plan.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:51 | 2696569 Likstane
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ryan romney :  Yr money ran

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:33 | 2696768 GMadScientist
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Mmm...Mongo like mammagrams:


Ron Nym Year

'R 'Orny Meany

Ran R Money Y?

More (t)Ranny

Ream Ronny

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:54 | 2696401 Dr. Engali
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The veep debates should be fun to watch Ryan will eat that moron Biden up.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:17 | 2696509 kito
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Doc shirley you dont believe there is any difference between ryan and biden???????????

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 05:10 | 2696602 tenpanhandle
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Who's Doc shirley?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:13 | 2696727 GetZeeGold
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I think it's John Cocktosen's kid sister....he's a hell of a guy by the might know him as Fletch.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:02 | 2696674 Dr. Engali
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Delete double post. I probably shouldn't be posting before coffee.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:20 | 2696675 Dr. Engali
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For the record Kito I don't think there's a bit of difference between the two other than the fact Biden can't seem to say two words without making a fool of himself.

He is a good plucky sidekick for comic relief though.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:58 | 2696403 HD
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Shit is gonna get real up in this bitch...

During the GOP primary I said repeatedly that I thought the GOP was trying to throw the election. The world economy implodes and they sweep decisively in 2016.

So either the GOP is thinking long term or Romney is beyond stupid. Ryan might be a GOP star but his positions are political poison in a general election.

Why would Romney give Obama such a gift? Was Trump busy?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:01 | 2696418 Dr. Engali
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Trumps' an idiot with too much baggage . If there is one person who can make Biden look smart it's Trump.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:12 | 2696437 HD
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I was kidding about Trump mate.  If Trumps daddy wasn't rich, Donald would be stocking shelves at Walmart...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:53 | 2696487 Skateboarder
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The man is full retard.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:04 | 2696421 JLee2027
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When the economy blows up, I don't think there will be political parties anymore!  At least the current ones won't survive.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:55 | 2696404 lasvegaspersona
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Too bad Bush #1 did not pick someone like Ryan and we might still have an economy. There is simply no way to 'fix' things so it will be interesting to see how this goes. I wonder if the end is coming before the elections and a Ryan pick says: 'hey, we screwed up last time...this time we are prepared to be serious about spending"...that would make sense and the timing could be perfect if there is some hidden (from us) but known (to some) event about to occur. Perhaps someone has inside info on the timing of a Unicredit failure (and a total currency collapse).

I have quit pretending that the currency is not going to fall apart. I kept finding myself thinking it would but then planning for a future much like today. I'm ready for a bcad BC/AD we will view the coming events. Anyone one who can add knows something must snap, politicians just are not allowed to speak of the seriousness, maybe this is the begining..... (nah...nothing that drastic could ever happen).

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:57 | 2696408 FischerBlack
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Nice pick, but seriously, there's just something eerie about a 40-something man without a millimeter's worth of receding hairline. And by the way, where's your tax records Rmoney?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:05 | 2696422 HD
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All the men in my family have kept every follicle. My 97 year old grandfather has full head of thick white hair.

Takes the old man 20 minutes to take a piss - but he has all his hair, so it's a push...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 00:57 | 2696409 you enjoy myself
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watch this:

and then prepare to enjoy a Ryan-Biden debate.  Biden will be reduced to yelling "squirrel!" and then running off stage.



Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:27 | 2696554 Moe Howard
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Shhhh. Everyone is pretending that Paul Ryan is a real conservative and a fiscal hawk [that voted for TARP]. Not the "Joe Liberman" of the House.

I am wondering WTF a Vice President has to do with budgets or anything else fiscal for that matter?

The VP job is to be the hanger on for if the POTUS croaks. And deciding vote in the Senate to break ties. Nothing about budget.

Shoot, Biden can't even balance his personal checkbook. It makes no difference.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:40 | 2696561 Lednbrass
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Absolutely nothing, but in strategic terms it removes one of the few people in Congress who even gives lip service to the idea that we should rein in spending completely from the picture.

Total victory for the GOP establishment- it promotes Ryan and thereby takes a thorn from their side. Whether the ticket wins or loses, he will be out of Congress.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:42 | 2696642 pepperspray
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Dead on brother.  The Republican fiscal cliff narrative is all pushed aside now because Ryan will be busy. The Union is strong.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:18 | 2696662 Moe Howard
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Good point. Sort of like removing Newton Gingrich before 1994. Except you are confused about Ryan, he is no thorn. The media use him in the Newton Gingrich role as "the boogeyman" arch conservative that never manages to actually pass anything conservative. Go look for the JBS video on Gingrich, and understand or see the way Ryan is acting out the same part for TPTB. Mitch McConnell is the same. While enriching himself, a fact the media that "hates hiim" never brings up, he is called a "conservative" while never actually passing anything conservative. How couild he be a conservative and be a buddy of Harry Reid?

Think please, Lednbrass, you usally see through this bs. Ryan was a TARP supporter. Rein in spending? He voted for the Mediscam Part D. What more spending do you need to hear about?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:07 | 2696954 Lednbrass
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I said "lip service", not necessarily conviction. :-)

Having him gone does remove one of the guys who makes a show of it and stirs up press on the issue, regardless of what he actually does.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:43 | 2696789 GMadScientist
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An original bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202(a) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006 (H. Con. Res. 95).

VP voted: Yea.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:01 | 2696416 HungrySeagull
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Hm. This is going to be interesting.

Still, I want a fire eating VP Backed by the People's Choice of a good Prez.

Surely these two are not the best 300 million of us can come up with?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:13 | 2696436 Dr. Engali
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All the qualified people don't want the job. The establishment made sure that the one qualified person who did was isolated.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:27 | 2696461 you enjoy myself
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hard to argue with them.  regardless of whether you agree with Romney's politics (if his real positions are even knowable) you'd have to agree that he's probably the cleanest, most scandal-free nominee in the modern era, with the possible exception of Bob Dole.   but yet, as of just August, when no one cares, he's so far been accused of:


- a financial fraud/felony

- hating women

- tax evasion

- murder

- hating dogs

- funding El Salvadorian death squads


what do you think would happen to Ron Paul?  based on just one of his newsletters he'd instantly be portrayed as a cross between Hitler and the KKK.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:43 | 2696530 dwayne elizando
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I thought it was mandatory for all presidential nominees to hate dogs and women?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 05:23 | 2696608 tenpanhandle
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not true. Obama loves dogs.  They're delicious.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:28 | 2696756 Ghordius
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nope. he has to have a First Dog.

It's Very Important That The Prez Has A Family Pet

Many voters would Not Like to have a Prez without a dog


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:47 | 2696794 GetZeeGold
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not true. Obama loves dogs. They're delicious.


Timmy...what's wrong? Where's Lassie?


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 04:20 | 2696578 Ghordius
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you are perfectly right, he is one of the cleanest, blandest nominees in the modern era. which just leads me to ask: why?

is the US still the same nation that elected Nixon? Would Ronnie Reagan have a chance today?

What happened to the "he is a SOB, but he is our SOB" ?

Methinks your republic should start to think how helpful it is to invest such ever increasing amounts of political capital into one man

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:53 | 2696695 Diesel Seven
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Yeah, Romney was unfairly labelled as an abuser of dogs and women. Alll know is my dog would love a ride on the roof of my car--not sure my wife would though.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:03 | 2696417 Heart of Gold
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In 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 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]

Don't think about voting for him guys. (well yes think about it...oh you know what I mean)

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:19 | 2696445 r00t61
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Ryan has also voted "Yea" for the PATRIOT Act, and EVERY SINGLE subsequent extension and expansion. 

He also voted "Yea" for NDAA 2012.

That's pretty much all I need to know about him.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:57 | 2696493 Skateboarder
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He cares so much that he wants us all to be re-educated about a lot of things. He'll even send us to camp! Yay, camp!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 04:00 | 2696575 HungrySeagull
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The only camp I cared about was one with the so called "Deadline" between the boys and the girls.


Man some of that female was to be worth the use of dark pools between the trees late at night... However the staff had years of experience.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:56 | 2696491 you enjoy myself
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interesting that you didn't even bother to remove the footnote notations from your copy & paste.

In 2002, Ryan voted in favor of the Iraq War resolution, authorizing President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq.[29]

the vote was 297-133, which is a landslide (given that the Dems that voted 'nay' knew the vote was a freebie Bush protest vote).   or do you want to argue with Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, et al that were all on record as calling Iraq an imminient threat to the US?

In 2003, Ryan voted in favor of the Medicare Part D prescription drug expansion.[30]

fair enough - that's a black mark. and i hope he regrets it.  but Ryan's counterpart, Biden, voted for it too.  and are you arguing that the Spender in Chief would NOT have voted for it were he in the Senate at the time?  if not, how does Ryan's vote on this compare unfavorably to his Dem opponents?

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]

again, a fair knock.  but how does this compare unfavorably to Obama and Biden?  House Dems voted in favor of TARP 172-63.  Biden voted voted for it as his last vote in the Senate.  Ryan has already explained his regret, along with mitigating details:



Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:25 | 2696515 Heart of Gold
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They are facts of his votes and can be independently verified, doesn't really matter if you paraphrase or copy+paste. Granted, you can make counterarguments/justifications like you just made, but it wouldn't have been any different then what I would have writen. Reading this website, you will find Tyler uses copy+paste a lot. (I didn't link to Wiki, but whatever)

Re: "Comparing Unfavorably to Obama", well being shown that you are in agreement with Obama isn't exactly a positive in my book.

Probably could write a little more, but I'm gonna be tired enough tomorrow as it is. Nothing personal, just think your argument doesn't vindicate Romney/Ryan.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:32 | 2696522 r00t61
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"Ryan has already explained his regret..."

He didn't explain a damn thing.  From your linked source:

"So in order to prevent a Depression and a complete evisceration of the free market system we have, I think it [TARP] was necessary."

There's no regret in there.  There's nothing but more slimy politician backpedaling side-stepping verbal diarrhea concocted by his PR staff interns.  It's nothing more than George the Lesser's assinine "I had to destroy capitalism in order to save it" spiel. 

It's on par with Obama disowning his now famous "Budget deficits are a sign of failure" speech he gave as a Senator, and conveniently teleprompted away when confronted with it as President.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:08 | 2696426 Lednbrass
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Presidential Auction 2012- crap on wonder bread with mayo vs. crap on rye with banana.

Lucky us!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 05:28 | 2696611 tenpanhandle
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which one's which?  Crap on rye with banana is more healthful.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:16 | 2696428 AssFire
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While the sensible part of me thinks Romney (I hate the fuck rhino) would be better than the marxist mulatto...but, the other part of me says who better to force the collapse this whole nation quickly??

Just let him continue to accelerate this bitch over the cliff into total destruction. While painful, I look at it being the best option- any ends that will kill the federal government justifies the means...

that shit works both ways- fucking Alinskites

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:16 | 2696442 Lednbrass
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My thoughts precisely sir!

I get the feeling you aren't posting from Massachusetts or Wisconsin. :-)

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:26 | 2696447 Dr. Engali
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I share the same thought. It's too late to turn back now, the empire is crumbling and the country is consuming itself. People need to get back to a community minded lifestyle. Fuck the federal system.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:25 | 2696456 monoloco
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One thing's for sure, the next president will be a corporately owned neo-liberal, nomatter who wins.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 04:27 | 2696581 MikeMcGspot
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The new leaders whatever their flavor, will be hard pressed to keep up a base of followers sufficient to sustain the position or keep their heads attached. The koolaid has already been passed around many have drunk deep.




Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:52 | 2696485 Rick Blaine
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The sooner something really bad happens (e.g., bond market freak out), the better off we will be in the long run.

So, in a sense, I guess I should begging for more Hopium...


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:30 | 2696761 GetZeeGold
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No some four old we could do.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:59 | 2696496 defencev
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While the sensible part of me thinks Romney (I hate the fuck rhino) would be better than the marxist mulatto...but, the other part of me says who better to force the collapse this whole nation quickly??

You, motherfucker, repeat it everywhere. And why collapse? How about the solid Marxist regime. Your gold? Confiscated. Your ammunition? How about 20 years of Gulag for using it. And all borders are closed, so that you are in rat trap. I really want that motherfuckers like you got such an experience, so that shits like you realize that there is a big real difference in outcome of these elections.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:18 | 2696511 Lednbrass
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Save your money and go buy a clue. I really want that motherfuckers like you use a goddamn brain cell instead of sticking your head in the brainwashing machines of TV and radio every day so you can listen to infotainer morons. Read a fucking book for a change, Sparky.

You are arguing for an effete Ivy League twit who doesn't like a broad interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, thinks the Boy Scouts should allow gays, belongs to a fringe semi-loony church, funded his term as executive with massive borrowing, will screw around in the Middle East with more borrowed money we cannot afford, appoints left wing statist judges, and thinks it is the proper role of government to provide health care instead of the other effete Ivy League twit who doesn't like a broad interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, thinks the Boy Scouts should allow gays, belongs to a fringe semi-loony church, funded his term as executive with massive borrowing, will screw around in the Middle East with more borrowed money we cannot afford, appoints left wing statist judges, and thinks it is the proper role of government to provide health care.

Great argument, Einstein.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:41 | 2696528 roadlust
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So when the government is finally "killed," we'll be coming in the back door of your house with an axe.  It'll be a party you'll never forget.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:12 | 2696545 MikeMcGspot
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A consequence of your scenario now would bring an immediate response from me and my neighbors who believe anyone who brings an axe to a gun fight against strong people is nuts and over a short time horizion has little chance of survival


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:43 | 2696562 Lednbrass
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I have a suspicion that the guy he is mouthing off to would be greeting him with a smile and a 12 gauge.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 17:37 | 2697870 AssFire
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Yes, the goose gun with the 3" chamber 5 shot capacity, cut off short range barrel with tall brass premium double ought loads..and yes, I would be smiling down at the boy with the hatchet.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:49 | 2696568 MikeMcGspot
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A false meme of the gun confiscation scenario is bolstered by the glamour of numbers around a few events out of the ordinary around death which pale in comparison to killing in auto accidents or where people have given up their firepower and bowed down to governmental genocide through history.

The revolution is being televised.

In a few months I will be going deer hunting with my buddies, their sons and daughters will be part of the scene inheriting and shaping the to be world on an elemental level.

Multiply the context base, include a motley crew of scientists, investors, philosophers, people who live in this world and own it.

The math does not work out. There is not enough money in the world to control this simple act or others so different such as knitting clubs or VFWs.

Perhaps the financial system may break down, transportation too, law has already gone by the wayside, but the people around me are here, we have resources and ability, were not about to faint and swoon should the SHTF.

Reality V 2.0 Release date August 11, 2012.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:23 | 2696666 Moe Howard
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People are killing tens of thousands every year using automobiles; yet I don't hear any calls for automobile outlawing.


Except from the AGW crowd of course.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:20 | 2696804 GetZeeGold
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If it's not in the Constitution......they have zero interest in dismantling it.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:26 | 2696871 Vooter
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Oh, please--chaos goes both ways, moron....

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:10 | 2696433 MikeMcGspot
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Obama and Romney – Choose your fascist poison well.
A choice of candidates where few voices count. 
The rule of law, justice? Look at how the US of A has the highest rate of incarceration in what some call the free world. How our drug laws propagate horrendous violence in Mexico and at home, why we are in Afghanistan to keep the free flow of Heroin $ going whilst the Taliban shut it down. What about MF global, let's do the Fukshiema shuffle? If a poor person stole a loaf of bread from an SA. they would likely be investigated to the Nth degree and serve time.
To all the true believers of whatever faith, fall on your knees to whoever your savior may be. Bow down before the ones you serve for that is what you want.
Do not look to yourself. Bow down before your masters, and be happy for what your are given.
Go ahead and vote, let your power be known within a context of so much that holds so little meaning.
Dream and slumber, continue to abdicate your responsibility.
Start exercising your right arm for the Zieg Heil chumps.
Tweak your mustaches well without regard to gender or sexual orientation.
Yes master! :>)
Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:13 | 2696439 Everybodys All ...
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Budgets are so controversial to Obama.

It's perfect. I love it. Where has Obama failed? Spending! He has yet to pass a budget and he will hear this over and over. Suppose Romney loses as many expect. At least the message on spending will be heard and defined to the American people by the Republican candidate. It is the economy and the reason the economy does not function is because the federal government spending is out of control and you president Obama are the problem.

Now do I expect Obama to listen. Not a chance. He'll continue his central theme of Cloward and Piven.

There is a clear and distinct difference ...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:23 | 2696858 Vooter
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I hate to break it to you nitwits, but the national debt has increased under EVERY president since Jimmy Carter. You have to be a complete fucking retard to think it makes one whit of difference whether a politician has a "D" or an "R" after his name...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 15:34 | 2697685 Everybodys All ...
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I will not argue with the intellectually dishonest and to not recognize that the democrats have continually voted for the expansion of government and therefore spendings is just that my friend.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 23:57 | 2698269 Vooter
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How was I being intellectually dishonest? LOL! Pull up a chart of the national debt since 1980, you moron. BOTH PARTIES spend like drunken sailors, and anyone who votes for anyone from either party (and I assume that includes you) is an IDIOT and just PART OF THE PROBLEM...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:18 | 2696443 ptolemy_newit
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this is good,

alquerda will likely go after the mitton and then we will be left with w real leader.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:27 | 2696455 Seasmoke
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thats just great.....two stiff white guys !

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:27 | 2696458 boiltherich
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Makes no difference, Obama is so far in the lead the GOP has no chance of winning.  You have to go all the way back more than a month to even find a poll where Romney tied Obama, and the polls now all indicate at least a 4.5% lead for BO.  That is outside the margin of error, and all the other polls show him up by 6-10%.  CNN, Fox, IPSOS, Rassmussen, Pew research, Real Clear Politics, Quinnipiac, Politico, Gallup, USA Today, Reuters, all show a wider margin than 4.5%. 

Romney could put Lady Gaga on the ticket and I doubt anyone would notice.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:32 | 2696465 HD
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Lady Gaga?

Well, at least the dog tied to Romney's car roof would put his paws up...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:07 | 2696501 putbuyer
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Nonsense. Romney will will by landslide

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:54 | 2696697 Dr. Engali
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Obama will have four more years. The only good is he will drive us off the cliff a little quicker. There is no saving the empire.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:33 | 2696466 vinu02
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Choosing between Obama and Romney is choosing between slow train crash or fast car crash, its going to be disaster.



Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:47 | 2696480 Rick Blaine
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Not that this election is going to make that much difference...because we are screwed anyway - it's just the WHEN that's up for grabs...and there isn't THAT much difference between Barry and Mitt anyway...

That said, sure - I'd rather have Mitt win...and I was kinda hoping for Rice to be his pick (although my guess is that she didn't want the job) if for no other reason that I, personally, think she would have been the best choice politcally - an apparently pretty damn sharp, tough African-American woman - AND she would have been good at the job.

In other words, it seems she would have been a pretty good choice because she seems to have the brains and gusto for the job AND she probably would give Mitt the best chance for winning. opposed to SOLELY making a selection for political reasons (e.g., nominating a POTENTIALLY (?) gay woman, with ZERO experience, as a Supreme Court Justice).

No, I really don't give a damn if Kagan is a lesbian - but for the love of god, at least nominate someone with SOME experience as a judge...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:50 | 2696484 Lednbrass
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I see your point, giving people vast political power on the basis of gender and/or ethnciity has been a rousing success for us so far...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 01:57 | 2696492 Rick Blaine
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I can't tell if you are joking and/or misunderstood my comment.

I agree that giving people power solely based on race or gender is a really, really bad idea...

My point is that IF someone really, really wanted Mitt to win, in my humble opinion, Rice would have been a great choice because she would be good at the job AND she would have given Mitt the best chance of winning.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:27 | 2696518 Lednbrass
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A bit of a joke, but you did mention that it would be a good choice politically and followed up with the "tough African-American woman". IMO that choice would be made for the purposes of PC optics more than anything else.

In terms of pure politics Im not sure a second pro-abortion candidate would help Mitt at all, and may well make alot of people in the areas the repubs take for granted and already dislike him stay home. I see someone like Rice helping more in areas where Mitt is popular in the first place, which are states that Team Elephant isn't going to win anyhow.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:22 | 2696855 GetZeeGold
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RIght about now even the disinfo agents are going........what the freakin bloody hell is going on here again?


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:51 | 2696646 Catullus
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I would have wanted Rice too.  Only so someone could have brought up again that she was the National Security adviser to the president during 9/11 and said on national television 3 years after the attack that she wouldn't know how to prevent it even if she had known the specific plot.  That and she refused to give testimony about the 9/11 attack during the 9/11 Commission. 

I'm not one of those 9/11 nutters.  I just think she astronomically incompetent.  And 9/11 was one of her greatest failures.  Put her back into the attic of some political science department where she belongs.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:15 | 2696847 Vooter
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Condoleeza Rice is a traitorous cunt who should be HANGED.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:17 | 2696508 Barry Freed
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Someone should have told Romney he already has the anti-black, anti-woman vote, and now he has pissed off the old people who are angry with Ryan for trying to fuck with their lucrative programs.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:34 | 2696773 Dr. Engali
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Awesome avatar.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:18 | 2696510 lolmao500
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Romney should have chosen Harry Reid.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:22 | 2696513 knowshitsurelock
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Republicrats and Democrans.  Choice?  ROFLMAO!!!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:26 | 2696517 I am a Man I am...
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Blue horseshoe loves Oasis Petroleum.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:24 | 2696862 GetZeeGold
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Gotta love the boyz from Brazil.....their gas burns a lot better than the stuff from Alaska.....and it's more it's trendy.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:32 | 2696520 Dasa Slooofoot
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Picking a VP analogy:   What designer did Angelina Jolie chose to wear for the Oscars.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:36 | 2696524 Satan
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Thank God we have men the calibre of Barroso and Van Rumpuy here in Europe!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 02:40 | 2696526 gs_runsthiscountry
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So, the GOP VP candidate is the Heritage Foundation or Paul Ryan?

Hey, Paul, you still fronting that budget that purports to achieve 2% unemployment? You know, the one magically abolishes frictional unemployment; the one no economist from any economic school of thought can understand?

What an effin’ brilliant move - in a John McCain kind of way.

We are gunna need more popcorn folks…let the shredding and discrediting of Mr Ryan begin!


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:20 | 2696548 lolmao500
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His (bad) votes :
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)

And he voted for NDAA...

Glad to see that Romney will lose... with Obama reelected at least, people will already hate him... With Romney, a lot of people would think that ``Romney is gonna save us all`` for months if not years before waking up to the fact that Romney is no better than Obama.

Now what needs to happen is even more gridlock between the house and senate. The lower the number of bills they can pass, the better.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:38 | 2696560 Moe Howard
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Thanks for posting all that and saving me the time. The only positive thing I can say about Paul Ryan is I think he is a natural born citizen, unlike Rubio.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:56 | 2696808 GetZeeGold
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See.....that's why Obama always just voted....present.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:17 | 2696550 XRAYD
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The only thing this means is that the market will be UP 200 points next week because the budget is fixed and the debt paid down, and Ben is gone!


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:45 | 2696564 bob_dabolina
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This is a SOLID for Romney.

Paul Ryan makes me WANT to vote.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:35 | 2696637 WTFx10
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Paul Ryan makes me WANT to move my bowels on a picture of romneys face.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 03:53 | 2696572 Azwethinkweiz
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Work, turn to the left
Work, now turn to the right
Work, sashay shante

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 04:39 | 2696587 ebworthen
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It doesn't matter.

46 million on food stamps (EBT) are going to vote for the current Exchequer Cod of the Fiat - Obummer.

I don't like either side in this race as both sides are fed oats and hay by the banksters and the Oligarchs.

Betting on one Kleptocrat or another doesn't mean a pile of steaming horse shit - get that through your thick skulls if you want anything to change for the better.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 04:45 | 2696590 XenoFrog
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A significant portion of those people don't vote.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 05:40 | 2696614 tenpanhandle
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can't pick their fat asses off the couch.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 05:50 | 2696620 Miles Kendig
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ney-an(a) playing Pol

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 06:33 | 2696636 Catullus
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That's great for Paul Ryan.  Now he go down as the guy who lost with Romney.


I love that's it in front of a battleship.  As if the Republican party hasn't already become obsolete.  A regional party of old, angry white men. 

Not an Obummer fan.  But you're watching the end of a party epoch here.  This is the last election for this.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:30 | 2696671 Venerability
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And some thought Palin in 2008 was the worst choice possible?

Romney picks Ryan, it makes Palin look good.

(Rubio's at least interesting. Christie is very appealing - even I like him.)


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:40 | 2696682 alfred b.
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   I guess Ron Paul must have turned him down.

   ....but seriously, there goes my medicaid, now I'll have to live out the rest of my life in poverty and shame...oh wait, I'm there already!


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:45 | 2696686 sabra1
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Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:52 | 2696692 Apostate2
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Thanks for that. I'm officially scared. 

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:28 | 2696757 Bob
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Fuckin A, now it's officially official. 

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