by West Central Tribune
August 11, 2012 at 1:20 am in West Central Tribune
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate. Continue Reading
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Romney/Ryan!! What a great team. Locks all conservatives in and brings in the independents! Romney could not have made a better choice.
The left will now go off the deep end with their extreme hate of Ryan and drive the independents further into the Romney camp.
This is a great day for our nation!
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Ryan is a fabulous choice. He’ll drive independents away from Romney faster than any other VP option.
Thank you Romney! It’s a great day in America knowing your chances of winning have faded even further.
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Romney and Ryan – the R and R team – Rescue and Recovery!
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FLIP n’ FLOP 2012!
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That Paul Ryan is quite a guy! Here are a few of his favorite things! He wants a federal ban on same sex marriage, supported patriot act, opposes embryonic stem cell research, opposes contraception funding, opposes hate crime laws, wanted constitutional amendment banning flag desecration, supports expanding oil drilling, opposes funding for any renewable energy, opposes regulation of greenhouse gasses, opposes preserving habitats for endangered species, supports line veto, supports warrantless wiretaps, opposes civil oversight on surveillance, supports neverending war on terror. Awesome! What a ponce!
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You forgot some items- he wants a balanced budget, he wants to review and reduce spending, and he wants a healthcare bill, which the Presdient promised but did not deilver on, which does not create deficit spending.
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So, Bob, we should take his budget stances (which I don’t 100% disagree with) and have a blind eye towards his desire to strip our civil rights or his opposition to stem cell research??
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Randy those are his views and must provide the leadership on those subjects. But, it takes the votes of the Congress and the signature of the president to enact them. Executive orders are not the way to go.
What of your civil rights, do you feel he would be denying you?
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jasond let’s examine your talking points one by one:
“He wants a federal ban on same sex marriage” apparently so do a lot of others, gay marriage has been thrown out in all 31 states where it has been put to vote. It was Bill Clinton that signed the Defense of Marriage Act.
“supported patriot act” Obama signed the Patriot Act extension in 2010 without any reforms. He recently signed the Defense Authorization Act vastly expanding the President’s personal power to arrest American citizens on American soil at whim. The Obama Police State tightens even more with the approval of 24/7 surveillance provided by 30,000 spy drones over America.
“opposes embryonic stem cell research” forget for a moment the ethical question of raising then slaughtering embryos to harvest their stem cells, the fact is they just don’t work as well as adult stem cells or cord cells. Embryonic stem cell research is not illegal, the opposition is to Federal funding.This country is BROKE! Private funding is allowed.
“opposes contraception funding” since when is it the Federal Governments duty to provide free birth control? This country is BROKE!
“opposes hate crime laws” Hate crime legislation is a child of the modern political correctness movement. What hate crime legislation does is create a dynamic of proper versus improper thought, as determined by government. It is not a feat of intellectual gymnastics to deduce that a government that can punish criminals for wrong thinking can eventually punish law-abiding citizens for the same.
“wanted constitutional amendment banning flag desecration” not a big issue since it didn’t pass, so if people like you want to desecrate the American flag Ryan can’t stop you.
“supports expanding oil drilling” and you don’t? Seen gas prices lately?? And just think of all the taxes Obama would collect if he would allow us to develop our own resources!
“opposes funding for any renewable energy” you mean he wants to let the market work? Sounds like a good idea to me. Besides, this country is BROKE!
“opposes regulation of greenhouse gasses” Cap & Trade legislation and EPA regulation of carbon dioxide will strangle this country economically and will have absolutely no effect on the climate.
“opposes preserving habitats for endangered species” look at the excesses of laws like these, where California’s San Joaquin Valley is suffering in a drought made worse by federal regulations to protect the three inch long Delta Smelt.
“supports line veto” do you like the way things are going, with trillion dollar plus deficits every year for as far as the eye can see?
“supports warrantless wiretaps, opposes civil oversight on surveillance” we dealt with this already, Obama supports all that and more.
“supports neverending war on terror” terrorists are at war with us, the question is will we continue to fight back? Ryan to his credit wants to defend this country.
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Apparently the teacher’s union has mobilized to this site since they have their summer off, based on the Ryan negativity! Obama and prince Harry R have not had one budget bill vote in the Sanate in over 3 years. Senator Reed funds our government with continuing resolutions, so NO OVERSIGHT of our spending priorities exist! They just keep spending off the emergency budget. Big expensive funding to state and city government that we, they can not afford.Local governments need to take control of their spending especially in education, police and fire employment. I hope this returns to a local based tax so a little sanity can return to local government spending. After all, I do not want to bail out the state of California or any state that has spent excessively and resisted raising it own taxes, nor do I want to bail out year after year local governments who will not get their fiscal house in order! Ryan and Republicans have had the courage to put out a budget in the House and are being honest with the American People unlike Obama and company. They are also willing to take on the powerful government unions that are way out of control and bankrupting us locally, statewide and nationally!!
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Can’t wait for the debates to begin.
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Hey Jeff. Number one on the list is to deny people basic human rights. Is someone telling you that you are not free to love and live the life you choose? Keep telling yourselves this is a “christian nation” while you and yours lead the charge of bigotry and hate, hiding behind the bible. “apparently so do a lot of others” – yeah, I know. It’s sad to watch. What is your position on people born with male and female genitalia? God’s plan? My grandfather’s republican party has become a perverted monstrosity.
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“My grandfather’s republican party has become a perverted monstrosity.”
And yet it is still 10 times better then the Democrat party.
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j. you post let life-live. There isn’t a democrat that does not believe in the party number one, or strongest platform or plank that says abortion (aka the murdering, killing, of the most innocent, the BABIES unborn and even some that are born) is just the way to go, it is o,k. in fact so good a idea t hat presz b o signed a executive order within hours of becoming president that says we , (aka us Americans ) will pay for abortions around the world, no questions. J you talk about life, buttttttttttt.
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Carl, have you ever come out of your 1950s cold war bunker and talked to real live people? You might be amazed at what is going on in the world.
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none of you had a word to say about presz b o’s stealing one of our Freedoms, Religion.–note— article TELLS us Joe B. will be V.P. again. How do they know that? I’m guessing that after the way Sen. B O kicked ( so hard she lost her shoes, then got her pals together and threw down a few,like she always does when things don’t go HER way) mrs bill clinton out of HIS ballgame in 08 that seeing polls are looking so sad for HIM now , HE may pull a smoothie and ask HER to be HIS v.p.. I would say, that my help him a little , but not enough to win. Nothing can help presc b o anymore, after what he has done to this Country.
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Ryan was the perfect pick as it made the far left squeal in the most paniced fashion possible. If Ryan had been a centrist loser, the left would have applauded Romney for picking their favorite centrist loser.
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Ryan is a perfect pick. Mr Ryan votes with other Republicans against the stimulus which not one Republican voted for. Now what is funny is Ryan wrote four letters to the Obama administration asking for stimulus money for his state and gave glowing reports of how this money would create jobs and help with energy saving programs. He wrote Four letters which the Obama campaign has. I love it when these Republicans flip flop on issues then try and con the voters into believing they so Conservative. I can’t wait for the debates because neither candidate has a clue, and they are not very good at covering their tracks that will be uncovered when the debates start. The way I see it they have lost before they began but like in any Presidential campaign it has to play out..
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Jimmy, I agree the perfect pick! We presently have a Chicago gutter style politician in the White House that will do and say anything to get reelected. Obama’s Hope and Change should be called Lies and more Lies! Romney will not have to lie about Obama’s record, as it is a PATHETIC RECORD. He should also truthfully expose Obama’s personal associations. His mentor Rev Wright along with his socialist buddies, his past cocaine use are good starting points. Romney has one big advantage and that is he can run a tough campaign being totally honest! Rep Ryan will be great at making Obama’s failed policies a little more transparent!
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Amazing how the actual gutter candidates are Mittrobme and Ryanslash’em. Two of the best flip floppers that would even test the likes of McCain, who I thought was the king of flip floppers. You see no matter what the politics are in Chicago, it is no reflection on Obama. John you are sort of late on this angle, the Republicans and McCain Palin ticket tried this in 2008, and failed. So whats next, Al Capone? The Republicans are trying to dig deep for something anything as well as their followers, but today I got to see some Republicans with signs that stated Republicans for Obama, and this was a pleasant sight to behold. There is hope for those who know a con job when they see it and will jump party lines to vote the best candidate in office, the same thing I have done over the past 40yrs. The main point is who is the best person for the job, and hands down its Obama! The Republicans used mud throwing in 2008, and in this election they are using the misleading and false campaign hoping to bailout their sinking campaign but its not working, because this time around Obama is fighting back and pointing out the misleading and false promises these two carpetbaggers are using. Mittmoney who was taxed 13% while Teachers making 40 Thousand a year were being taxed over 20%. This is why Mittmoney does not want to reveal his tax returns. Now Republicans wanted Obama to show his birth certificate yet Mittmoney feels he is too privilaged to have to show many Americans how he was taxed because its daming. This is a guy who took four deferences to keep from being drafted in Vietnam. Then his company he is the CEO in out sourced American jobs, took huge fees with Bain as they dismantled companies then was taxed far less then average Americans. Mittmoney calls himself all American? Then why does he have off shore accounts, with money in other countries banks, and not in American banks?
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Jimmy D, congress passed and a president signed the Kennedy sponsored NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND! President Obama grants waivers tostates like Minnesota because FAILING SCHOOLS and FAILING TEACHERS AFFECTING predominantly STUDENTS in poor urban areas. He bypasses congress and does this by executive order! WHY? The endorsement of the teachers union! Now the real question does the teachers union care about quality education? Obama and the teachers union created a new program called NO TEACHER LEFT BEHIND! This misuse of power by Obama and the teachers union should outrage all Americans!!! I am personally outraged you are indocrinating students in any school on the taxpayer dime!
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REPUBLICANS FOR OBAMA 2012, A REFRESHING SIGHT….
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jimmy, you read the sign wrong – REPUBLICANS FOR NOBAMA – 2012!
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jimmy, thought you might like this little piece of information.
““Former congressman Artur Davis from Alabama, who officially seconded President Obama’s nomination at the 2008 Democratic convention, said on Wednesday that he will cap off a remarkable political metamorphosis by addressing the Republican convention this year — calling for Obama’s defeat.”
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