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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 - 09:05 | 2696822 GetZeeGold
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Crap......Mitt should have picked Ann.


She would have debated with that pink AR-15 strapped to her back. It would have been a lock.


Of course Jon Corzine would be dead.......oh well.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:36 | 2696775 negative rates
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Why do we have an FDIC insurance program to protect up to $150,000 of any customer losses until jan 2013 then? You have at least until then to rework your books and worry about your financial end.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:59 | 2696813 Lost Wages
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Ann Barnhardt reminds me of my dipshit Missouri relatives, except they would never be smart enough to understand how they're being robbed out the back of their ass.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:52 | 2696689 billwilson
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And Obama wins in a landslide.  The Dems will destroy Ryan just like they are destroying Romney. They are sitting ducks. Ryan is totally unqualified AND his Ryan budget proposals are simply loony.


The press is going to be pissed. No race. No ratings .... Just boredom til election day. 

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 07:52 | 2696693 Heroic Couplet
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Republicans can't say tax cuts create jobs. Politically, they've shot themselves in the foot.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:09 | 2696717 Moe Howard
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When you write about government creating jobs, you are already in fantasy land.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:33 | 2696769 LawsofPhysics
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Either way, the banks win again.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:14 | 2696838 Disenchanted
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Funny how that works, isn't it?


Many would have us believe that our situation is all a result of dumb incompetence, but the same entities always win.


That doesn't seem to me what would be the results of simple dumb incompetence...if it were wouldn't there be random winners?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:10 | 2696707 razorthin
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Really doesn't matter which clown duo.  As much damage as the current clown in chief has done, these weasels will inflict an all out assault on the middle class.  All while they'll continue to pump $trillions into the war machine, allow the fed to continue to debase away my stagnant paycheck, they'll also take away my mortgage interest deduction - forcing me out of my home.  Who are they kidding?  Even Tony Robbins knows that you could cut every program and take away the entire income of all living Americans for a year and be back to climbing debt within a few months.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:11 | 2696721 Moe Howard
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So let me get this straight - you purchased a home because of the mortgage interest deduction? Does that make any kind of mathematical sense? Really?

It's like purchasing a Porche because I got a ten dollars off coupon.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:12 | 2696724 razorthin
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Don't ask.  Believe me - If I only had it to do over again...

I offer it as a case study.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:20 | 2696738 Moe Howard
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I'm sorry for the mean attack. We all fall for crap all the time.

Just before the RE crash, I was remodeling my home myself. My daughter called up and asked if I was going to "flip this house".

First off, I explained that a recent article I had read showed that remodeling the kitchen lost the least money on resale, "only" 50%. It was downhill from there.

She said, "yeah, so are you going to flip the house?". I had to break it down. I slowly explained that if I wanted to "flip the house" I would not have remodeled at all, because I would lose no money, vs. losing at least half of what I spent to remodel. She still didn't get it.

The brainwashing by the media and TPTB goes deep. It is very difficult to do something different than the rest of the herd.

I listened to people about "tax deductions" for years. Never could anyone show me that it made any kind of fiscal sense for the buyer - only for the people in RE and finance. Plus it forces RE prices up to an artificial level.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:39 | 2696772 razorthin
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Lessons come in many hard forms, and you are lucky if you can learn, lick your wounds clean and walk away.  My purchase was in 2001 - before the parabolic rise in prices.  My wife and I were blessed with 3 special needs children and were living in a neighborhood with a school district not well-suited for my kids (The twins came 3 years after our oldest - we were hoping for a better outcome).  Too bad too, because my 15 yr mortgage on the prior home would have been paid off in 2013.  So we pack our bags to move to a decent, but fairly modest home in a much more expensive area becasue of the schools.  Because of my childrens' needs, my wife can only work 2 days a week.  I work 1 1/2 jobs at slightly better than average pay, but together as a family income - there is no money left over to "save" at 0.005%.  My floors will rot through to the basement before I could/would ever put serious money into my house.  Or, someone will have to die.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:37 | 2696778 Bob
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The mortgage interest tax deduction is nothing but a subsidy to the FIRE sector.  Extend your focus to the deductability of business "interest expense" and you see who we all really work for.  It almost makes you wonder if it's official policy.

Just kidding.  It's absolutely official policy. 

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:05 | 2696711 Wakanda
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Ryan-ney? Rom-an? R-Squared? Ro-Ry? 


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:11 | 2696720 glock19
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How about Ro-Paul...instead of Ru-paul?

My heart said Rubio, but my head said I am still happy with the pick.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:13 | 2696726 Moe Howard
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Rubio "not natural born citizen neocon" vs. Ryan 'neofiscalcon voted for TARP"?

You liked both? What?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:25 | 2696750 Arnold Ziffel
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Off topic:


RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Several thousand Richmond residents have filed legal claims against Chevron Corp., seeking compensation for a refinery fire that fouled the region's air for hours and sent more than 4,000 people to seek medical care for breathing problems and irritated eyes.

Hundreds of residents showed up at a makeshift claim center in Richmond on Friday, and many more submitted claims throughout the week by calling a special hotline Chevron established after Monday's explosion and fire. The company said a total of about 3,800 people had submitted claims through Friday afternoon.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:29 | 2696758 LawsofPhysics
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The banks are saved !!! Hooray!!! < sarcasm off >

Time to make some adjustments to the portfolio and get more physical.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:31 | 2696763 ZackAttack
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Medicare vouchers, bitchez!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:37 | 2696776 billwilson
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The last reliable GOP constituency - old white folks.

And in 3 . 2. 1. ... Ryan will destroy Medicare as we know it (DEM attack ads) ... bye bye old white folks.

Which idiots are left to vote for Mitt the Twit and Tweedle Dum??? Unbelievable.


Last hope .... divine intervention?  Hah ha ha ha ha  


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:19 | 2696849 roadhazard
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Who's left, ideological, hard core, right wing, racist rednecks. They just want the black man out at any cost. 

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:40 | 2696781 theTribster
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He just lost the election. Mittens, you idiot. There is NO WAY Americans vote for this guy, they will once again vote for Obama. Doesn't really matter because they have the same agenda ultimately - defined by the oligarchs that let them appear to be in power. Ryan is nothing but a piece of shit willing to transfer the last bit of waelth from the nation to his donors. Fuck him. Fuck Romney. Fuck Obama too (and don't forget Biden).

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:50 | 2696798 Dr. Engali
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You don't really believe the republicans want to win this election do you? Not with the unavoidable train wreck coming down the tracks. Would you want that mess or would you want it having around somebody else's neck? I personally hope both parties are finally held accountable when all is said and done.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:05 | 2696828 Bob
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You got that right, doc.  As an oligarch, you'd have to prefer a bogus "marxist" brother pleading for "peace and unity" when the masses are ready to hit the streets rather than a white guy identified with the . . . oligarchs.  Could there be a more obvious no-brainer?

I wish the blue-red duopoly that enables this would bear the blame when the financial house of cards crashes, but I expect the famous liberal-conservative divide will continue to falsely frame events. 

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:10 | 2696837 Dr. Engali
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Unfortunately I agree. It amazes me that the sheep turn to the very people who fucked things up to fix things. Maybe someday society will learn we don't need " leaders" of this ilk.... Maybe.. I doubt it.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:00 | 2696937 Ricky Bobby
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DR., I agree this choice proves to me they don't want to win. All systems are on go anyway so why disturb the NWO matrix with the chipped Tabula Rosa.

I wonder in this global swirl of corporate "Brand" how come mittens seems to have none?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:56 | 2696806 Lost Wages
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Star Trek warned us about the Romulans.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:57 | 2696811 Fix It Again Timmy
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Ryan needs to dump Romney and run with Cookie Monster, who has an infinitely better personality than Romney.  Seriously, none of this means anything.  Why bother?  It's like expecting a 99 year old man to run a sub-4 mile - ain't gonna happen....

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 08:59 | 2696815 Vooter
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Anyone who votes for a Democrat or a Republican for anything is PART OF THE PROBLEM.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:01 | 2696821 mendolover
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Is Ryan a Bilderberger?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:03 | 2696824 goldinpenguin
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Wow, it's like the Dems got to pick Willard's VP! Once Ryan opens his mouth about messing with soc sec and medicare it's all over, the R's strong support among old white people starts eroding, Romney demonstrates how out of touch he is (again), he got really, really lucky winning in Mass.

So right now Romney has to avoid talking about taxes (his, anyway), Romneycare (mit mandates), immigration reform (at least his "self deportation" brainstorm) and stay vague about running the country like a vulture capital firm will create jobs here (anyway)

And Ryan needs to avoid discussing Soc Sec and medicare.

Incredibly Mutt just cost himself the #1 state he needs to carry - Florida! he such an arrogant putz, this is actually funny. Worst political decision since Mccain fell in love with sarah mooseburger.

I'm sure a big part of Mutts thinking was campaighn contribs from ins cos and investment firms that will lott & pillage Soc Sec & Medicare if they get privatized. 

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:13 | 2696829 Monedas
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Obama:       "You didn't build that business .... you had help !"         However, you did personally cause global worming, puberty and discimmination !

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:12 | 2696843 roadhazard
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Paul Ryan, a repubican darling. Nothing to see here.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:14 | 2696846 Monedas
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Alcoholic Native:     NPR is just CNN without the pictures !

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:19 | 2696853 Steve in Greensboro
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The Ryan pick reminds me of what I felt at the time of the Palin pick.  

Of course I could never hate Romney as much as I hate McCain.  Romney helped destroy the People's Republic of MA (who cares about MA if they are stupid enough to elect people like "the Swimmer"?)  while McCain has been a consistent force for the destruction of the entire Republic.  But I feel some of the same hope that I felt when he picked Palin.

Anybody but Barack Milhous Mugabe. And a Ryan presidency in 2020.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:29 | 2696875 Monedas
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Repost:   Rush said it best, "Palin was not the mistake on that ticket !"            McCain was a bad pilot, a bad POW, a bad Senator and a bad candidate .... picking Palin was the high point of his sorry life !

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:22 | 2696997 Monedas
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Ad Hominy !

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:27 | 2697017 Monedas
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Ted Kennedy receives posthumous honorary Navy Seal award for under water demolition and blowing a bridge stop sign !

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:37 | 2697051 Disenchanted
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Ted was a blowhard and hypocritcal cunt too:

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:25 | 2696867 Fantasy Planet
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"Guns/Ammo 2013".  That's your ticket. 

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:26 | 2696870 michaelh
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I read an article sometime back about a lady who got in a shouting match with a hedge fund manager in a restaurant in DC I guess. Ryan was at a table with two hedge fund managers and the lady told Ryan what she thought of his policies and the big shot hedgie had some words with her. I can't vote for anyone but Ron Paul. I vomit thinking of voting for Mitt or Obama.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:29 | 2696877 tok1
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Romney's choice shows why he is clearly better manager than
Obama . Obama chose Biden not because he brought any policy
knowledge to the table but to sure up the white male vote .

Romney chose Ryan because the deficit is the most dangerous
issue the US faces and Ryan is the Repblican expert
on budget reform .ie he could have chosen a less qualified
Mexican / African american or other minority but he went
with the best person for the job so it's positive sign .

There a chance Romney hs the business skill to put
the right people in place to end the spend / print cycle
that had failed .

If Obama is elected the US will be in trouble he is a populist
with no idea's but offering free gifts that never arrive .

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:36 | 2696884 dwdollar
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"There a chance Romney hs the business skill to put the right people in place to end the spend / print cycle that had failed ."

What drug you taking? Can I have some?

Sun, 08/12/2012 - 09:37 | 2698584 Sathington Willougby
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It's the attack of the BlogBots, brought to you by the letter ctrl-p.  What starts with p?  Print, promissory ...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:32 | 2696880 dwdollar
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Oh golly...

Another "small" government "let's spare no expense taking over the world" Republican.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:38 | 2696889 Monedas
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Are you supporting North Korea as host for the 2020 Olympics or are you holding out for Lagos ?

Sun, 08/12/2012 - 09:34 | 2698579 Sathington Willougby
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Considering the track record, N Korea isn't too far of a reach.  Remember how China was a human rights violator, communist scum then all of a sudden, whammo, let's have the olympics there.  We love them.  They are our best friends.

Credibility, just another category where two parties merge into one.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:35 | 2696882 Stonehedge
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Ryan is mediocre at best. Biden will eat him up. Another tool of the Corporate State.

Yea the problem isn't trillion dollar wars, trillion dollar Medicare drug programs (which he voted for), and lack of prosecution of financial laws, its foodstamps and SS. Its the lazy working class in this country that refuse to work their way up the ladder for 80 hours a week earning minimum wage.

If you think this way you are the enemy as much or more than the corrupt politicians and vampire financial leaders.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:44 | 2696896 Monedas
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Romney = Laissez Faire              Obama =  Lazy Fare      Courtesy Monedas' Ebonics Reader

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:37 | 2696887 MFLTucson
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Not yet anounced by Romney the media is out telling the country that he lacks private business. LOL,LOL!!!!!!! No mention of this when Obam ran for office!  Didgusting buch of clowns!

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:46 | 2696898 Latex
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  The guy next to me has no real power. Feel free to vote for me based upon this guy's looks, suppossed conservatism, or whatever.



PS. I'll also nominate a reallly, really, really small government abassador to lebanon.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:48 | 2696908 Dr. Engali
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It seems to me that it's a little odd that Romney announced his pick this far ahead of the convention. I wonder what kind of impact Ron Paul and his delegates will have. Surely the fight isn't over. Maybe that's why Romney announced his pick now, to make it seem like it is.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:53 | 2696916 marcusfenix
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who still gives a shit at this point? we will be at war by November and it will not make one shred of difference who reads from the teleprompter, all we will be hearing is how we must submit to DHS, TSA rectal exams every time we walk out our front doors in the name of securing the homeland.

there is not better choice, no "lesser of two evils" this time and this election in November is the most pointless and blatant farce in American history.  


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 09:55 | 2696922 Cloud9.5
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The election is nothing more than a distraction. The politicos will trot out the same old pseudo issues firing up the chattering classes.  Meanwhile the ants on Main Street and the central planners in Home Land Security will continue to prepare for the collapse.


We are on the downslope of the oil age and the fusion age has not made it to center stage.  Either someone pulls a rabbit out of the hat fairly quickly or the tipping point will be reached.  When that happens we are on a gut wrenching decent back to the population levels of the 18th century.


The people who can crunch the numbers know this and that is why the oligarchs are putting in place the vehicles to implement their draconian measures.  When there is not enough, these measures will insure the wellbeing them and theirs.


The rest of us are on our own.


Sat, 08/11/2012 - 22:11 | 2698133 toomanyfakecons...
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Well said... it's the 18th century all over again or it's MASS ARRESTS, the dissolution of the FED, and the sacking of the illegitimate federal government. Guess which one is going to come to pass...

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:09 | 2696959 gwar5
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Paul Ryan is an excellent pick for VP. 


They all suck, but at least these guys are more apt to make a random mistake in our favor once in a while.  I'm getting suspicious Obama is screwing things up on purpose (/s) since random chance dictates that at least some of his fuck ups ought to help us out once in a while, but so far we humans are batting zero

Clearly, the only way the MSM will ever hold the president accountable is if he is a Republican. I miss the George W. days when the MSM would never, ever, cover up 2500 AK-47s being given to the Mexican Cartels by the DOJ. The MSM would be breaking the story instead of covering it up. And if GW used Executive privelege to hide such criminal acts it would begin serious impeachment talk on the nightly news. 

Miss them days.














Sat, 08/11/2012 - 12:42 | 2697454 Duke Dog
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Seems that way, but the truth is "Fast and Furioius" began under Bush. Research just a tad more - it is obvious both parties have the exact same agenda. It is all misdirection and illusion.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 14:48 | 2697628 gwar5
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duke dawg... keep up or go home. You and the MSM are racists who cover for Obama like he's a crippled baby in a wheelchair because he's black and you just assume he can't do any better. The Bush F&F was shut down early because they realized they couldn't control it. 


But the Obama F&F is a criminal plan designed to get guns into cartel hands. Obama and Holder are punishing whistleblowers. Obama is just a Mexican killing racist who is also helping the drugs get into the US and Chicago, according to cartel leader testimony. Obama and the dems were no doubt getting a cut.

Agents have been told to 'stand down' at the border and two US embassy employees were assassinated 2 years ago in Mexico by the Zetas after they found out they were helping the rival Sinaloa gang members get US visas for US entry. Obama and the dems are just more criminals trying to get some of the drug money, like Mexican politicians do.

If that was happening under Bush we'd have know about it long ago from the MSM and he would have been impeached. The MSM will only hold a GOP member accountable.


Sun, 08/12/2012 - 09:22 | 2698567 Sathington Willougby
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Ha, central planners bickering over why they can't control complex systems.  What a larf.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:33 | 2696960 Monedas
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Romney, Ryan and Reagan !       It's time for the privileged public employees to give something back to solve our fiscal crisis !     Cutting public pay, perks and retirement benefits will free up a lot more cash than taxing the 1% !     Welfare workers might be a little more stingy with the public purse if their wards were making more than them ?

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 10:14 | 2696975 alfred b.
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    Who cares whether it's Oba-Bid or Rom-Ry....the Treasury and the Fed run the country:  they hold more power than the 4 of them put together!



Sat, 08/11/2012 - 13:57 | 2697560 etresoi
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This is great... Romney found a male Sarah Pailin.  The USA can only get the government it deserves, which is not much.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 20:42 | 2698039 toomanyfakecons...
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Sat, 08/11/2012 - 14:45 | 2697623 Fix It Again Timmy
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On the bright side, this election prattle from the press will be over in approx. 3 months and then we will have about one week of silence before the 2016 avalanche of political horseshit starts.  Make sure you enjoy that week.  I'll take my guns, ammo, food and water - you can take the CHANGE....

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 12:18 | 2700996 FRBNYrCROOKS
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