Sunday, October 11, 2015


... ADDENDUM ...
Race as Paul Ryan’s Nascent Campaign 
Falls Apart on the Runway 
Paul Ryan is discovering that House Representatives
with far better Conservative voting records 

than he want the Speakership.

WARNING


Paul Ryan is Not a Real Conservative

by Jane Aitken
August 13, 2012


There is much abuzz over Mitt Romney's announcement naming Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate.
But many see it as unimpressive, and even premature and just another indication of a desperate move to distract from the idea that the "presumptive nominee" has in truth, been fighting for his political life.
A nominee has yet to be chosen at the RNC Convention in Tampa later this month. And some say recent attempts by the Romney campaign to rule-break and manipulate the caucuses in order to steal delegates from other candidates is a glaring indication that Romney himself isn't all that confident.
One noted liberty activist even suggested that Romney had chosen an "imitation Ron Paul".
There are at least two, if not more, factions of tea partiers who will be swelling the ranks of the convention and at separate tea party rallies, and none of them want Romney as the nominee.
Add to that, a new group of social conservatives who have jumped on the 'Dump Romney' bandwagon urging delegates not to vote for Mitt Romney at the convention, even if they're bound to him. (RNC rules say NO delegates are bound) So it looks like Romney recognizes that he will be bracing for a fight.
Asked if the choice of Paul Ryan would make any difference to conservatives, constitutionalists, and tea party types as to whether it would help them come around to get in the Romney camp, most who are familiar with Ryan's record say "not a chance".
Here's why: An evaluation of Ryan's record by the Republican Liberty Caucus in 2008 stated actions that likely would not sit well with small government conservatives. It stated "It appears that when Paul Ryan’s party is doing the spending, raising debt limits, and acting unconstitutionally… Ryan goes with the flow. Congressman Ryan’s actual record leaves much to be desired. The issue Ryan is most known for is his interest in cutting the deficit and balancing the budget. But why did the Congressman vote to bail out the auto industry, to pass the Medicare package to the tune of $400 billion, and to nationalize education via No Child Left Behind?"
Paul Ryan on Bailouts and Government Stimuli
Voted YES on TARP (2008)
Voted YES on Economic Stimulus HR 5140 (2008)
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)

Paul Ryan on Entitlement Programs
Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
Voted YES on Head Start Act (2007)

Paul Ryan on Education
Rep. Ryan went along with the Bush Administration in supporting more federal involvement in education. This is contrary to the traditional Republican position, which included support for abolition of the Department of Education and decreasing federal involvement in education.
Voted YES on No Child Left Behind Act (2001)

Paul Ryan on Civil Liberties
Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)

Paul Ryan on War and Intervention Abroad
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)

Congressman Ryan supports the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, federal bailouts, increased federal involvement in education, unconstitutional and undeclared wars, Medicare Part D (a multi-trillion dollar unfunded liability), stimulus spending, and foreign aid.
According to Michelle Malkin in 2009, “[Paul Ryan]"... "hyped as a conservative rock-star" .... "gave one of the most hysterical speeches in the rush to pass TARP last fall; voted for the auto bailout; and voted with the Barney Frank-Nancy Pelosi AIG bonus-bashing stampede." Milwaukee blogger Nick Schweitzer wrote: ‘He ought to be apologizing for his previous votes, not pretending he was being responsible the entire time, but I don’t see one bit of regret for what he did previously. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let him get away with it’.”
In this attached YouTube video of Congressman Ron Paul speaking to Neil Cavuto, Paul stated he thought Paul Ryan's budget plan "doesn't cut anything of substance". Paul is the only other candidate whose name will appear on the ballot at the RNC Convention and who is seen by many as a breath of fresh air for daring to tell the truth about many issues. Cavuto admitted that Ryan's budget, compared to Paul's, was "mild".
So when it comes to Paul Ryan, I guess you could sum it up this way: "the more things change, the more they stay the same".

[NOTE: Reprinted from the Bedford Patch with permission of the author, Jane Aitken, founder of the New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition.]


HappY 
Columbus Day!

92 comments:

  1. The United States Constitution states the following in Article 1, Section 4.2:

    Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings...

    What powers does the modern day Speaker of the House have? A great many! For example:

    [T]he Speaker appoints members and chairpersons of regular committees, special or select committees, conference committees, and designates a majority of the Committee on Rules. The Speaker also determines which legislation is assigned to each committee and which legislation reaches the House floor for a vote.

    That's a lot of power if one stops to think that that power means. The power to prevent bills from coming to the floor for a vote circumvents the will of the people in the chamber which is supposed to conform to the will of the people.

    BTW, the powers of the Speaker of the House haven't always been so extensive (and are also subject to change):

    While Speakers were always regional or party leaders, they lacked national prominence until Henry Clay of Kentucky took the chair in the 12th Congress (1811–1813).

    [...]

    The power of the Speaker expanded as the party system better developed after the Civil War.

    [...]

    The strong speakership, though, had its detractors. Speaker Joseph Cannon of Illinois, known as “Uncle Joe” to his friends and “Czar Cannon” to his enemies, tightly controlled access to the floor via the Rules Committee and through committee appointments. But in 1910, rank-and-file Members launched a revolt against Cannon and amended House rules to rein in the powers of the Speaker. One frustrated Representative said the speakership under Cannon was “not a product of the Constitution” and the Speaker was not “entitled to be the political and legislative dictator” of the House.

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  2. Paul Ryan is a policy wonk (budget numbers cruncher). I'm not sure how well he would do as the Speaker of the House. I'm guessing that the good ol' boys of Capitol Hill want to see Ryan as Speaker because they figure that they could "manage" him.

    I'm probably wrong, but I have my doubts that Ryan will accept the position of Speaker of the House. After all, look at his family. Three kids who really need their father. Besides, with the cardiac disease in Ryan's family, he might not want the stress that comes with the position of Speaker of the House. Miserable job!

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  3. I agree, AoW, he's a reliable number cruncher for the Establishment. Let's hope that like so many of his contemporaries, he's having an affair and a few people know about it.

    Sadly, that seems the only way to derail a Speakership these days.

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  4. Today, Karl Rove announced that Paul Ryan should be the Speaker of the House.

    Just how is Rove's announcement going to play in Peoria? Hmmmmm?

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    1. Ryan's voting record, as revealed in Jane Aitken's fact-filled featured article, indicates that he is anything-but a reliable "Conservative."

      It has come down to this for me:

      If the likes of Karl Rove is for him, my conscience and my heart tell me I must be against him.

      Of all the enemies of freedom both at home and abroad the Republican "RINO" Establishment, –– truly a wolf in sheep's clothing, if ever there was one ––, is the worst.

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    2. FT,
      If the likes of Karl Rove is for him, my conscience and my heart tell me I must be against him.

      Agree!

      Karl Rove is a liability for the GOP. Period.

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    3. We Retort, You DerideOctober 12, 2015 at 1:52 PM

      Here, Here!

      The Turd Blossom is a fat faker, a GOP Stooge of the Establishment

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    4. "Karl Rove is a liability for the GOP. Period."

      I've seen that for a long time. What Trump's presence in this mess has brought out, however, has been a bit of a surprise –– FOX News is squarely in the tank for the RINO's. Brit Hume made that crystal clear last night, So did Krauthammer, Megyn Kelly and all the rest of them except Hannity, and he's such a loudmouthed, overbearing fool I doubt very much his opinion means much to anyone of consequence.

      In short FOX SUX. ;-)

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  5. stomp, snort, and gruntOctober 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Other than his votes on civil liberties and war/intervention the guy is probably as good of a choice as the republicans presently have.

    Unless, now this is frightening, you think Gohmert would make a good Speaker.

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    1. Louis couldn't possibly be any worse than what we've had. He may LOOK like a simpleton, but he's a lot smarter than you think. "Never nudge a book by its cover."

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  6. The United States has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world—by far. And it has the highest rate of homicides with guns among advanced countries. … The firearms homicide rate, and homicide rate overall, is also higher in the U.S. than other advanced countries, such as Canada, Australia and those in Europe, according to data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
    We also have the highest rate of morons per capiita, and I can understand why

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    1. INTERNATIONALIST WHACKOS OFTEN MAKE HIS ASSERTION

      The USA is the only advanced country on Earth that sees ... mass shootings, every few months.

      At some point, the USA will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency."


      To which FINNTANN, Western Hero's reliable statistician, said:

      "HORSE PUCKEY!"

      "Adjusted for population the statement above is patently false."

      "The frequency of mass public shootings per million people is .247 in Switzerland, .196 in Norway, .183 in Finland, and .178 in Belgium. By comparison the rate in the US is .088, in the Netherlands it is .059 and in France it is .047."

      "It should also be noted that countries topping the USA in frequency of mass shootings also have far more restrictive gun laws then thenUSA does."


      Crime Prevention Research Center

      "Murder rates are determined by basic socio-cultural and economic factors rather than the availability of weaponry. Norway has Western Europe's highest household gun ownership rate (32%), but also its lowest murder rate. Sweden lies in the middle at 15% ownership, and the Netherlands has the lowest rate of Western European gun ownership rate (1.9%) but a murder rate exceeding both Norway and Sweden."

      Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?

      A Harvard study gives us this interesting statistic to chew on:

      "Concealed carry permit holders as a group, commit crime (12.5/100,000) at a rate ten times lower than police officers (124/100,000) do."

      No one could ever call Finntann a liar and hope to live long enough to tell the tale. };-)>

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    1. 1 reason I'm glad I'm not a Democrat. I don't annoy people with "cut and paste" lists of stupid sh*t that nobody reads.

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    3. ...says the psychic mentalist who can channel other people's thoughts, intentions and actions.

      btw - Anybody calling your hotline? Or are all of your powers only directed into the past?

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  8. The GOP on the Hill has boxed itself into a corner of crazy promises and constitutional reality. The far right is making completely unrealistic demands, and have the numbers to wreck havoc on the GOP, and are. This is causing inevitable disuniting of the party whole. It's causing the inability to get anything done - anything at all, including a lot of things the right in general wants. For the sake of arbitrary hot-button issues, a new one trotted out every year, they put all their cards on the table, threaten the good faith and credit of the American people, fail miserably, look terrible doing it, and scuttle back for the next pointless round. No decent person wants to lead that. I read the GOP is now in a search for retiring members to place hold the Speakership. Maybe they'll just do that from now on. Let the staff run the position. You gotta figure it wouldn't make much difference.

    JMJ

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    1. Isn't it great? We don't want Washington to do anything! :)

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    2. SLURP, SPIT, and SQUIRTOctober 11, 2015 at 11:14 PM

      Ktanley Sowalski is on to somerhing. Government by paralysis.

      Opps, never mind. Been there the past several years.

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    3. Thank God for the so-called Ultra-Conservatives! In making it all-but-impossible for congress to "do anything," they have at least SLOWED DOWN the process of destruction, disintegration, and dementia a solid unopposed Democratic Majority would push through –– as they did Obamacare.

      In effectively "doing nothing" they are in fact doing a LOT. The ONLY impediments to congress acting in favor of The Will of the People are

      1) Barack Hussen Obama, aka The Stone in America's Road to Recovery

      2) The RINO Establishment, aka Fake Conservatives Still Running the Senate

      I don't know about you, but the only time I feel the least but safe anymore is when congress is NOT in session.

      Let's give THREE CHEERS for PARALYSIS!

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    4. They are not accomplishing anything. We have been in status several years now. They have not changed anything. The Far Right has failed. Simply not doing anything is silly, dopey, childish, simple-mindedness. It sounds fine, to a moron, but when you put more than 80 IQ points into it, you see it is arbitrary and stupid. Something only an idiot would actually think is a good idea. But you dumbbells are so attached to your dumbbell hatred of all things "gob'mint," you are actually stupid enough to really believe that by breaking government you can prove it doesn't work. You are too stupid to see the sleaziness of that ploy.

      JMJ

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    5. FT,
      The "paralysis" is Constitutional. The process is supposed to be slow so that proper deliberation can be done. "Getting 'er done" is not necessarily good governance in a nation of WE THE PEOPLE.

      Furthermore, when a single political party holds both Congress and the White House, soft tyranny can be the result.

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    6. AOW,

      Egg-ZACK-Lee!! ;-) You sort of restated what I said in different language, so naturally i agree.

      Jersey,

      Kindly remember where you are and to whom you are talking. This is not a SALOON. We're working hard to make it a SALON. Mind your manners, please. There is nothing deficient about my IQ, AOW's IQ or anyone of your usual interlocutors from Western Hero and elsewhere. All of us –– even you ;-) –– have above-average intelligence at the very least.

      We can sit here all day and night calling each other names, and what good do you think THAT accomplishes, huh?

      I made a perfectly reasonable response to your assertions, and AOW came in back it up with her own clear thinking and historical knowledge.

      Calm down, and try to be more like the wonderfully cool, collected, enyly witty, good-nstured, unflappable Dr. Carson. He has caught on so amazingly well with NO help from ANYONE in either the RINO Establishment or the enemedia, precisely BECAUSE We The People are FED UP with, and SICK and TIRED of rudeness, abruptness, screaming hostility, sneering sarcasm, snide defamation and endless acrimony. It's not only WEARING it's BOOOOOOOORING.

      "The government that governs best, governs least"

      And don't you forget it, Bub. ;-)

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    7. Doesn't matter who 'really"said it, AOW. It would still be an intelligent observation worth considering even it it turned out to have originated in the mind of Herman Munster. ;-).

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    8. I was responding to AOW and her snickering stupidity

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    9. My opinion,
      I assure you that I have not been snickering.

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    10. I've never known you to "snicker," AOW, and anyone who knows you at all would certainly realize you are anything-but "stupid."

      I don't have time to sit here day and night constantly deleting all the nonsense and stupid, vindictive, illiterate off-topic remarks that pour in from "drive-by imbeciles."

      I hate going into moderation, but may have to eventually –– at least for a while.

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    11. Imbecilic, FT, is actually believing that the old adage about grid-lock being a good thing is such a good thing at all when you actually make the effort to think it through. Besides, what we have now is not so much gridlock as just plain dysfunction. The majority party in the House of Representatives is having a hard time picking any one of their almost 250 congresspeople to be Speaker. Is that gridlock? Is that stopping anything from getting done? Or is that just plain dysfunction?

      JMJ

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    12. Jersey,

      You don't understand that it is perfectly legitimate for like-minded members of congress to band together to block, delay, and if possible thwart legislation of which they and their constituents do not approve and would never want to endorse under any circumstances.

      Whenever Democrats speak of "reaching across the aisle in a spirit of collegiality and cooperation," what they REALLY mean is "Do it OUR way, or we'll accuse you of crimes, blacken your reputation, drag your names through the mud, and if possible destroy your future and the financial security of your wife and children. We might even see to it that you get put in jail."

      The Republican Party is going through a REVOLUTION. The Freedom Caucus is openly DEFYING the RINO Establishment. For this I thank God, and wish the rebels the best of luck. I hope they topple those crusty old bastards, firmly escort them to the door, push them out, then follow them into the street and kick them to curb.

      If you din't fight for what you believe to be right, you don't really believe in anything except a craven defense of the status quo.

      The status quo right now is completely unacceptable, and has been since Ronald Reagan bid farewell to Washington, D.C. and left George H.W. Bush in charge. It's been downhill al the way since then.

      It's LONG past time to reverse our course, and restore the republic to it what the Founding Fathers intended it to be.

      You don't have to accept that, but you DO have to RESPECT the right of others to hold, promote and vigorously defend views you may not like.

      Congress was NOT designed to work EFFICIENTLY. It's just the opposite.

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    13. FT,
      The Republican Party is going through a REVOLUTION. The Freedom Caucus is openly DEFYING the RINO Establishment. For this I thank God...

      Yes, yes, yes!

      And this rebellion is wreaking near panic among those in the GOP good ol' boys.

      Look here, good ol' boys. We've done it your way for several election cycles. Look at the results! It's now time for you to do it our way. Otherwise, the GOP will die. Suck it up!

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    14. FT,
      Congress was NOT designed to work EFFICIENTLY. It's just the opposite.

      Passing bills before scrutinizing them is political malpractice (not exclusive to Pelosi and her minions) and must stop.

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    15. jersey the imbecilic moron: If a gang of robbing, murdering rapists coming to get you are stuck in traffic, GRIDLOCK IS A GOOD THING!

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    16. Gridlock is what happens when the parties black one another via the checks and balances between the branches of government. Dysfunction is the inability to accomplish anything regardless of the balances. The Freedom Caucus is a collection of the very worst sleazy pandering slobs of the lowest order none of whom are competent enough, or decent enough human beings, to govern responsibly. The Freedom Caucus' constituency is racist, xenophobic, theocratic, misogynistic, backwards, and full of nothing but rage and hate. They are hurting the country and accomplishing nothing else.

      JMJ

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    17. Jersey is neither an imbecile or a moron. He's merely a political pervert –– arbitrarily takes the wrong side on every issue. I like Jersey. Please don't call him names.

      Name-calling is so Junior High.

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    18. I get the idea about grid-lock. One-party states are rarely good things. The trouble these days is not grid-lock, it is quagmire, malaise, dysfunction. No one even wants to Speaker of House, the GOP has so miserably failed. It's a joke. They've been making too many too crazy promises for too long now and reality has come home to roost. Get ready boys, big time and generational, the country is about to turn Left.

      And remember, there's nothing arbitrary about any of this. Liberals like me have a lot of serious disagreements with the Right.

      JMJ

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    19. Jersey,
      Do tell us your vision for America. In detail.

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    20. Conchita QuackenbushOctober 14, 2015 at 9:05 AM

      Jersey McJones is a sleazy, apologist slob in service of the worst elements of our corrupt government. He should be ashamed to show is cigarette-smoking mug around these precincts!

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  9. Hey! You lay offa my grandson!

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    1. How has Fox News' ratings dominance benefitted the conservative movement? It let's liberals know just how out of touch with the colour blind moral majority they are. :)

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  12. A sane point of view .October 12, 2015 at 9:06 AM

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    1. Sorry, Sane, old dear, but we do not accept OFF-TOPIC remarks.

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  13. way too many Rino's!! Happy Columbus DAY!

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    2. ...as Ray from Clevenland rallies the other shamer wannabes.

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    3. Get This Through Your Thick Skulls Once and For All:

      We Do NOT Accept OFF-TOPIC Comments.

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  16. Disgusted with the Radical Left.October 12, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Thanks to Thersites, for saying it like it is...............

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  17. Who's the "Moran" who answers the faker's comments? Could it be Ducky, or RN, two a-hole who couldn’t even shine FT’s shoes..

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, IMO, BUT please do not make references –– flattering, snide or otherwise –– to any of our more obnoxious adversaries. They are already far too well known as it is, and I do not want any "fires" started here, because I will have to be the one to put them out. Besides, "troublemaking," "instigating," "baiting," "tempting," –– whatever you want to call it –– adds nothing of value to the discussion; it merely distracts readers from the subject of the post.

      Thanks for your future cooperation.

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  18. It doesn't matter anyway. Hillary will be our next president.

    We DEMOCRATS made history electing the first African-American president, and we will make history again electing the first woman president.

    Welcome to the graveyard, white male dinosaurs

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    1. Thankyou for that well deserved check of their White Privilege PC Principal! It's about time someone took PCness seriously around here.

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  20. The fake Sue, meets the real SarahOctober 12, 2015 at 1:39 PM

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  22. Get This Through Your Thick Skulls Once and For All:

    WE__ DO__NOT__ACCEPT__IRRELEVANT__COMMENTARY.

    This post is about PAUL RYAN'S ELIGIBILITY for the SPEAKERSHIP and NOTHING ELSE.


    If you can't read, you don't belong here. If you are too lazy, stupid, childish, rude and obtuse to bother reading the article before posting, YOU DON'T BELONG HERE.

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  23. I have a thick skull. Hope you don't mind if I post. Never liked the guy. Couldn't really articulate WHY. I just hoped he would fade away. Looks like he's on target.

    Andie

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    1. Mind if YOU post? Are you kidding, Andie? Never! ;-) You're a friend.

      I tried to like Paul Ryan, because he was running against Ogodno, but there was something about him I just couldn't buy.

      Felt the same way about Romney.

      NO MORE RINOS. PERIOD!

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  24. Being Liberal means, having an open mind, and listening , watching. And hearing new ideas, and or opinions and willing to discard traditional "same old, same old" foogies, and recycled Has-berms, Like the people the Republicans put up at every election.
    And that's why I will be watching tonight's debate.

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  25. Wait until those phoney, spineless, gutless Democrat debates are over!! Americans will finally see how intellectually bankrupt and empty the current Democrat/Progressive, Liberal Party is. All they are going to do is try to pander each other with the same boring talking points and failed Progressive ideology. Patting each other on their backs, and kissing each others ass is NOT a debate, it’s a Swan Song. And that’s exactly what Bernie Sanders is going to be doing.
    We’ll have a Hillary, a Bernie, and possibly a Joe.

    A liar, a socialist, and a dopey, bumbling Idiot.
    Definitely Boring, and perhaps a bit entertaining.

    Why bother watching Hillary, Bernie, Moe, Curly and Larry, when I can watch a good Zombie show and/or the Amazing Mets?

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  26. A Piece of my mindOctober 13, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    What short memories the TGOP has. In 2008 they were howling about Mr. Obama's "thin resume" and his inexperience and supported the more "experienced" Sarah Palin. But now, candidates who have no experience are hailed as the front-runners of a party that screamed about inexperience when Mr. Obama was running for president. Such confused and misguided people will choose the TGOP nominee. Good luck with that.

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  27. A Piece of my mindOctober 13, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Hell yes, I am proud to have voted for the Obama/Biden ticket! Biden is a good and decent man who has dedicated his life to public service... while the asshole Cheney helped lie us into Iraq (which eventually lead to ISIS) and enabled war profiteering that benefited him and GWB personally ,

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  28. sLip, sLop, and sLothOctober 13, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    If not Ryan, who?

    What "conservative" non RINO has, in your considered opinion, the intellect and gravitas to be an effective Speaker of the House?

    Honestly it escapes me why any reasonably intelligent and thoughtful person would want the job today.

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  29. Just a questions for You progressive-Liberals, who still think America is a great nation and we deserve him as the great president and leader he is. What exactly is the president´s job? How is climate change showing leadership? I thought the president´s main job was keeping us safe. What was I thinking? Finally, can someone please tell me how that $500 million was spent training Syrian rebels? We need a full audit. We gave the terrorist Val 5 of their most dangerous animsls. We made a "deal" with the Devil. And gave them hundreds is billions,
    We get 5 trainees who have probably run back to Assad´s troops with all the equipment we gave them. $500 million is big bucks. Do you really think that this "man" is keeping us safe?

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  30. In Paul Ryan's case, I don't know what happened to him, but he suddenly went from excellent on immigration to terrible on it. Over 2013-2015, Ryan graded an A-. Now he is standing at a lowly D-. He gets an F- (lowest grade) on Reduce Unnecessary Worker Visas, and F- on Challenge Status Quo, and a C on Reduce Amnesty Enticements.

    Looks like Ryan has become just another RINO, which is just what the GOP needs to get away from. We need someone with a pair.

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  31. Two things we know about lefty trolls: 1. they LIE and 2. they try to deflect when you expose their lies.

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  32. Just think, as Speaker you can turn your pure white hatred of USA/President Obama into action. You will be able to bring down the whole government of USA from within, by closing the government, forfeiture of USA debt, and finally destroy the 'good faith and credit' of USA. RepubliCan'T party nirvana; no governing, just revenge.

    Won't Reagan be proud!
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    1. Ema,

      Does it really never occur to you that it is the PRESIDENT who is responsible for these meaningless, largely inconsequential government shutdowns?

      He is but ONE MAN who stands with his jaw jutting out and his arms folded across his chest DARING the very large Republican majority in congress to pass anything HE doesn't like so he can veto it.

      It is President OBAMA who is the obstructionist. It is President OBAMA who is defying and denying the Will of the Majority of U.S. citizens who DO NOT WANT the initiatives he has implemented through Executive Orders in arrogant, lordly fashion.

      In consistent ly denying, defying and thwarting the Will of the People, as expressed by their duly elected representatives, President Obama is clearly guilty of flagrant ABUSE of POWER.

      All that aside, I'm glad to see you're still among the living. We hadn't heard anything from you in a very long time, so I was beginning to wonder. I hope you stay well, and have a satisfactory year with your teaching.

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    2. I'm fine watching my Gal Hillary kicking ass.

      Ema Nymton
      ~@:o?
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    Just wet dream this, imagine what Speaker Of The House 'Mike's America' could do with Ben Gazi: impeachment!!!! Erection time!!!
    Oh ya.
    Ema Nymton
    ~@:o?
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    1. I'm not sure what you're talking about. I am looking forward to experiencing tonight's debate among the Democratic candidates. I'll admit I'm not expecting much, but I am one who always hopes for pleasant surprises.

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  34. Half of Democrats want Biden in race: Reuters/ poll

    The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder.
    Almost half of the nation's Democrats want the vice president to enter the field and challenge front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
    The results come as speculation surrounding Biden's intentions has intensified, with reports having him close to a decision. The declared Democratic presidential candidates, including Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her closest rival, will take the stage Tuesday night in Las Vegas for the first party debate.

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    Biden will not be there, but 48 percent of Democrats surveyed in the Reuters poll wish he were a candidate, compared with 30 percent who said he should stay out. Independents were split on the question, with 36 percent saying Biden should stay in and an equal share believing otherwise.
    But support for Biden's entry into the race does not translate into equal passion for his candidacy. Just 17 percent of those surveyed said Biden would be their first choice, while 46 percent would back Clinton. Biden would also run behind Sanders, who remains the favorite of one fourth of Democrats surveyed.

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  35. Have you ever thought of this, if African-Americans cared only for the color of a candidate's skin, as the far right claimed, then Dr. Carson would have 98% of the A.A. vote. In fact, almost 80% of African-Americans reject him and his wacky ideas.

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  36. TRYING TO SCORE POINTS WITH THE OPPOSITION?

    Thank you for your efforts.
    You are IRRELEVANT and a FOOL!
    You are just so obvious it's pathetic.


    Feel The Bern ... Thanks Obama ...

    Ema Nymton
    ~@:o?

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    1. "Feel the BERN?"

      Ema, though you rarely fail to appear waspish, shrewish, stubbornly-doctrinaire, closed-minded and utterly impervious to Reason, I never would have taken you for an ILLITERATE.

      I believe you have exposed yourself here as a FRAUDULENT Ema Nymton. Where is your avatar?

      Future posts in your name without your avatar and containing examples of illiteracy will henceforth be DELETED.


      Buh BYE!, whoever you are. Your act failed to pass muster.

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  37. Dear blog master FreeThinke,

    "Name-calling is so Junior High."

    Yes, it is!

    Be consistent and make Jersey quit calling conservatives names.

    Thank u.

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    1. "Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds."

      I have no power to stop anyone from doing anything, unless I exercise the power to delete pointless, idiotic, irritating, rude and insulting items –– at MY discretion.

      Jersey is a good buddy of longstanding. I may not always like the way he expresses himself, but he's basically good-natured, means no harm for all his bluster - AND - he makes an excellent foil for opposing points of view.

      Thank you for trying to help –– if that's what you were doing. Meanwhile,

      BE of GOOD CHEER
      HILLARY's HERE!
      };-)>

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    2. Better yet, send him to the same place you sent the Regestered Nurse

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    3. Consistency also has value.

      Nothing is 100% true all of the time!!!

      As an interested reader who rarely comments here, I can't say that Jersey means no harm. I CAN say that some of us WOULD comment if we weren't going to get pounced on by Jersey.

      Blog masters certainly have the latitude to operate at their own discretion.

      And, yes, I WAS and STILL AM trying to help. I MEAN NO HARM, SIR!

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