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Bad choice, the dems already have demonized Ryan as a throw granny under the bus even though obama care cut 500 billion from the medical system and no one adressed it. Dam Romney is doing the same thing Mccain did, failing to attack Obama while Obamas pacs and leftists use every dirty trick to attack him, hopefully after the convention they start attacking the true obama or it's game over for our country.
 

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Who cares? Does anybody outside of his home state vote for the Prez because of the Veep?
 

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Messing with Medicare will rub a lot of senior citizens the wrong way IMO and the Paul Ryan VP pick could end up back firing on Romney in November. However, to get even close to balancing the budget (and eliminating the Federal deficit) requires cutting back on ALL entitlement programs since entitlement programs eat up a majority of the Federal budget and they are growing in cost every year.
 
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Bad choice, the dems already have demonized Ryan as a throw granny under the bus even though obama care cut 500 billion from the medical system and no one adressed it. Dam Romney is doing the same thing Mccain did, failing to attack Obama while Obamas pacs and leftists use every dirty trick to attack him, hopefully after the convention they start attacking the true obama or it's game over for our country.
this isn't directed at you, SF - just an observation, myself included. It's a sad state of affairs. we are all getting caught up in an argument over which one of these two a$$holes will do the least/most amount of damage to the country in the next four years. In the end it doesn't really matter. they are both in the employ of the vampire banking cartel, and we're their blood supply.

Santorum, Daniels, Toomey, Pawlenty, Ryan - who cares.

If you read the strengths/weaknesses of potential VP candidates prior to his choosing Ryan, it sounds like a description of the contestants on American Idol. total fluff.

Here's a description of Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint (Senator, South Carolina)

Strengths: He has impeccable conservative credentials, he’s popular with the base, he has experience in D.C., and he would definitely help Romney in the South.

Weaknesses: He only has so-so charisma and isn’t well liked by the establishment Republican crowd.


So basically DeMint is a REAL conservative, isn't liked by the GOP because he's the closest thing to a conservative the GOP has seen in 20 years - he actually walks the walk.

Ryan will be fine - another pretty face in the GOP beauty pageant, and we get more of the same.
 

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Ryan is another NeoCon Toole.

"His" budget doesn't cut anything.

Calling a reduction in the rate of growth a "cut" is pure Orwellian spin from the Left-Wing Radical Wacko Neo-Socialist Collectivists Statist Fascists.

And his budget is supposed to be balanced in what, 40 years from now? Sheer fantasy.
 

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Smittens is a complete idiot. He just introduced Ryan as "The next PRESIDENT of the United States."

 

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Heads they win, tails we lose. At least, no matter what, this no limit on money to Israel TARP voting shill fake fiscal con, neocon, Patriot Act anti freedom idiot will be out of the House. I have never seen such a phony conservative [Decepti-Con].
 
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Wow. Pretty harsh comments from the peanut gallery. Ya'll can't even accept a fiscal conservative as a step in the right direction?

(shakes head)

I'm beginning to think the overriding sentiment here on GIM is really just anti-everything.
 

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God Almighty, we need a viable 3rd party. Messing with medicare too much is a no-no with baby boomers and older crowd. Especially, until they get serious about cutting down on foreign war and welfare and defense spending programs along with all the DHS police state bullshlt.
 

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Messing with medicare too much is a no-no with baby boomers and older crowd.

Well considering that BO and friends already did that with the Affordable Care Act, what make the diff what PR does. It just goes to show how un-informed our electorate is. Will not vote for Romney cuz his VP has views at odds with Medicare (but has not been able to do anything with his plans), but will vote for BO who has already cut Medicare and his plans for further changes are LAW. People are idiots that swallow up propoganda and have the memory of a gnat.
 

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this isn't directed at you, SF - just an observation, myself included. It's a sad state of affairs. we are all getting caught up in an argument over which one of these two a$$holes will do the least/most amount of damage to the country in the next four years. In the end it doesn't really matter. they are both in the employ of the vampire banking cartel, and we're their blood supply.

Santorum, Daniels, Toomey, Pawlenty, Ryan - who cares.

If you read the strengths/weaknesses of potential VP candidates prior to his choosing Ryan, it sounds like a description of the contestants on American Idol. total fluff.

Here's a description of Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint (Senator, South Carolina)

Strengths: He has impeccable conservative credentials, he’s popular with the base, he has experience in D.C., and he would definitely help Romney in the South.

Weaknesses: He only has so-so charisma and isn’t well liked by the establishment Republican crowd.


So basically DeMint is a REAL conservative, isn't liked by the GOP because he's the closest thing to a conservative the GOP has seen in 20 years - he actually walks the walk.

Ryan will be fine - another pretty face in the GOP beauty pageant, and we get more of the same.
We're doomed to failure regardless of who gets in, the problem being an Obama reelection means a major grab on the constitution, he will view his election as an mandate to ravage the country and turn it into a third world ghetto for the illegals here now and his far left patriots. There's no hope as our unfounded liabilities will exceed 100 trillion in the next decade or so, cut spending, raise taxes it all pulls the bottom out of the house of cards.
 

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NORFOLK, Va. – GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney made the long-awaited announcement Saturday that he has chosen Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, emphasizing Ryan's Midwestern roots and values.

"Paul Ryan works in Washington, but his beliefs remain firmly rooted in Janesville, Wis.," Romney said, a reference to Ryan's home in the critical swing state.

You know what that says to me? "I am a professional political that is going to rape you. I don't want to be seen as a flip flopper so instead of stating my actual position on a subject, I will pick a vague position no one can argue with. I got values!"
 
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We're doomed to failure regardless of who gets in, the problem being an Obama reelection means a major grab on the constitution, he will view his election as an mandate to ravage the country and turn it into a third world ghetto for the illegals here now and his far left patriots. There's no hope as our unfounded liabilities will exceed 100 trillion in the next decade or so, cut spending, raise taxes it all pulls the bottom out of the house of cards.
SF,

Joseph helped put Obama in office. Regardless of what he says now, do you really think he's going to get that there is a difference? However imperfect Romney may be in some people's eyes, he's by far our best hope for the immediate future.

Voting for Romney is like buying this $28 silver. Sure you can wish you'd bought it cheaper (America as it used to be), and you can lament market manipulation (two-party system) and post all the 16:1 pipe-dreams & "to the moon" cheerleading you want (3rd party candidates), but it's still the best we've got right now (Romney)... and it blows away buying into stock markets you know are rigged against you from the get-go (Obama).
 

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Who cares? Does anybody outside of his home state vote for the Prez because of the Veep?
No they don't. But many will be voting against Romney, because of his pick of Veep, and you can take that to the bank. Seniors (think babyboomers, think silent majority) were ready to tar and feather Ryan for his stance on SS and Medicare.

Its as if Romney is out to lose this election on purpose.

We are screwed, anyway, no matter who wins. Six of one, and a half a dozen of the other.
 

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SF,

Joseph helped put Obama in office. Regardless of what he says now, do you really think he's going to get that there is a difference? However imperfect Romney may be in some people's eyes, he's by far our best hope for the immediate future.

Voting for Romney is like buying this $28 silver. Sure you can wish you'd bought it cheaper (America as it used to be), and you can lament market manipulation (two-party system) and post all the 16:1 pipe-dreams & "to the moon" cheerleading you want (3rd party candidates), but it's still the best we've got right now (Romney)... and it blows away buying into stock markets you know are rigged against you from the get-go (Obama).
A difference ? Really ? What difference ? They're two sides of the same coin. Both determined to undermine this country and eviscerate the middle class. yeah - I did vote for Obama - my logic, good or bad was a vote against a senile war mongering doubletalking bull$hit artist, who, if he tipped over would leave Sarah Palin at the helm. you can call it whatever you want curm. and YES, I helped put yet ANOTHER lying, smarmy, doubletalking bull$hit artist into the WH four years ago. So having learned a painful lesson, I refuse to vote for another a$$hole because he may or may not be the lesser of evils. The question is, when are you going to learn ? The "It's the best we got right now" lunatic logic is not flying with me any more. go vote for him, curmudgeonista. There's not a plug nickel difference between them. I'm done with "lesser of evils" bull$hit. you go right ahead and keep up the fantasy that we have a choice.

And before you jump to any more delusional conclusions let me say that I will not vote for Obama either.
 

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Ok, first of all, Romney didn't pick anything. His handlers did. Obama doesn't "pick" anyone either, he does what he is told. It's all a big dog and pony show...none of these puppets has their own mind's at this stage of the game, they follow orders and fulfill their roll as is dictated to them. It's a pre arragened play with the parts already written. Just a matter of follow through now. Don't get caught up in the fancy costumes.
 
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A difference ? Really ? What difference ? They're two sides of the same coin. Both determined to undermine this country and eviscerate the middle class. yeah - I did vote for Obama - my logic, good or bad was a vote against a senile war mongering doubletalking bull$hit artist, who, if he tipped over would leave Sarah Palin at the helm. you can call it whatever you want curm. and YES, I helped put yet ANOTHER lying, smarmy, doubletalking bull$hit artist into the WH four years ago. So having learned a painful lesson, I refuse to vote for another a$$hole because he may or may not be the lesser of evils. The question is, when are you going to learn ? The "It's the best we got right now" lunatic logic is not flying with me any more. go vote for him, curmudgeonista. There's not a plug nickel difference between them. I'm done with "lesser of evils" bull$hit. you go right ahead and keep up the fantasy that we have a choice.

And before you jump to any more delusional conclusions let me say that I will not vote for Obama either.
I should learn? You don't have the brains to say that with any credibility.

  1. No space at the end of your sentence before the question mark.
  2. Obama was not "the lesser of two evils". Only idiots and socialists would think so.
  3. Voting to help ensure the best of the two contenders wins is not "lunatic logic". Helping re-elect Obama by abstaining or throwing your vote to a guaranteed 3rd-party loser is.
  4. There is a marked difference between Romney and Obama. If you cannot fathom that you're the one who's fooling yourself.
 

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Whew, that was close! I told everyone that there was no way I would vote for Mittens.

Then it dawned on me, what if he picked Jesus Christ as VP? Could I vote against the Messiah?

Anyway, glad that didn't happen...
 

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The patriotards/neocons at Faux News are creaming their jeans over the Ryan selection. It's like they're talking about the Second Coming, nonstop coverage. I don't think this choice will make much difference at the polls.

Actually, I think Ryan made a mistake in accepting the position, being associated with a loser like Romney.
 

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Voting to help ensure the best of the two contenders wins is not "lunatic logic". Helping re-elect Obama by abstaining or throwing your vote to a guaranteed 3rd-party loser is.
Are you sure?




 
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Wow. Pretty harsh comments from the peanut gallery. Ya'll can't even accept a fiscal conservative as a step in the right direction?

(shakes head)

I'm beginning to think the overriding sentiment here on GIM is really just anti-everything.
Paul Ryan who voted for "the most fiscally irresponsible piece of legislation since the 1960's" is a "fiscal conservative?" :confused:
 

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We're doomed to failure regardless of who gets in, the problem being an Obama reelection means a major grab on the constitution, he will view his election as an mandate to ravage the country and turn it into a third world ghetto for the illegals here now and his far left patriots. There's no hope as our unfounded liabilities will exceed 100 trillion in the next decade or so, cut spending, raise taxes it all pulls the bottom out of the house of cards.
I agree that we're doomed regardless of who gets in. Both parties will continue to kick the can down the road until that is no longer an option. Making the hard choices now would be political suicide but not making them will just make it that much worse when things come crashing down.

As for the unfunded liabilities exceeding $100 trillion... it won't take a decade.... we are already there (according to usdebtclock.org we have over $120 trillion in unfunded liabilities right now). Thanks in great measure to GWBush and the prescription drug benefit. Both parties have plenty of guilt to share for the mess we are in...

unfunded.jpg
 

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It just shows how far out of touch Mittens is with the average, middle of the road, American.
 

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I should learn? You don't have the brains to say that with any credibility.
It's so easy to tell when someone has run out of constructive ammunition to back up their impotent argument.


[*]No space at the end of your sentence before the question mark.
See what I mean ?


[*]Voting to help ensure the best of the two contenders wins is not "lunatic logic". Helping re-elect Obama by abstaining or throwing your vote to a guaranteed 3rd-party loser is.
[*]There is a marked difference between Romney and Obama. If you cannot fathom that you're the one who's fooling yourself.
contenders ? now that's funny

Stuck with a choice of two dictators, having to choose between getting beaten with a rubber hose, or beaten with a galvanized pipe - and making your decision from there. Obamney vs Rombama. Not much of a choice.

"The technique of infamy is to invent two lies, then get people arguing heatedly over which one of them is true.” -- Ezra Pound
 

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Gee, these prez elections are such fun nowadays. Like trying to decide which giant sandy slong you want to get rear-ended with. :mad:
 

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**** happens and then you die, we all do . Just enjoy what part of life you can, hope for the best, prepare for the worst that's coming, end of story. Not if but when.
 

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I should learn? You don't have the brains to say that with any credibility.

  1. Obama was not "the lesser of two evils". Only idiots and socialists would think so.
  2. Voting to help ensure the best of the two contenders wins is not "lunatic logic".

    Helping re-elect Obama by abstaining or throwing your vote to a guaranteed 3rd-party loser is.

  3. There is a marked difference between Romney and Obama. If you cannot fathom that you're the one who's fooling yourself.
Thank you for some common sense. That seems to be lacking here! Sometimes I wonder if we are surrounded by liberal plants?
 

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I'm ironing my brown shirts and polishing my boots as I read this. Mittens hasn't got a snowball's chance in hell. We'll reelect the communist this fall.

Paul Ryan's goal to "overhaul" Medicare will more than likely get senior citizen voters (mainly independent ones) to go with voting for Obama in my opinion. This is not going to go over well with the senior citizen period. The state of Medicare (and healthcare in general) is a big issue for senior citizens. I have predicted on here well before now that Obama will win a 2nd term as POTUS and now with PR as Romney's VP pick, then that just means a greater chance that Obama will win in November.

EDIT: I also want to point out that neither Obama nor Romney are good picks for POTUS and I do not plan to vote for neither of them in November. I do not plan to vote for POTUS period not even write-in. There are no good candidates for POTUS in my very honest opinion and that is why I do not plan to vote this November.
 
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Wow. Pretty harsh comments from the peanut gallery. Ya'll can't even accept a fiscal conservative as a step in the right direction?

(shakes head)

I'm beginning to think the overriding sentiment here on GIM is really just anti-everything.
He is not a fiscal conservative. Stop listening to what he says and look at what he votes.
For TARP.
For Medicare Part D.

What is conservative about those votes? Or his phony budgets that really don't cut a darn thing.

He is a phony conservative, in the mold of Newton Gingrich.

The Who might not get fooled again, but the conservatives get fooled over and over and over.
 

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Agreed, no way I"m voting for anyone who voted for TARP.
 

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Who cares? Does anybody outside of his home state vote for the Prez because of the Veep?
Fido, don't insult these guys by saying they only pick the VP because he is expected to deliver his home state. No sir. Mittens is a deeper thinker than that. They get to double dip this announcement to capture Pavlovian voters in Virginia too!
Snip:
Mitt Romney announced his vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin, an Iowa-class battleship on Saturday morning. But don’t interpret the backdrop to mean that the Romney/Ryan ticket is suddenly going to make national security a focus. Like the man at the top, Ryan is a fairly blank slate when it comes to national security, and his tech-policy record is a mixed one. Ryan just happens to be from Wisconsin, and the U.S.S. Wisconsin is moored in Virginia, a swing state.
More about this VP choice here (if anyone is interested): http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/paul-ryan-vp
 

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God Almighty, we need a viable 3rd party. Messing with medicare too much is a no-no with baby boomers and older crowd. Especially, until they get serious about cutting down on foreign war and welfare and defense spending programs along with all the DHS police state bullshlt.
There IS a viable third party. The Libertarian Party has permanent ballot access in about 27 states, and they petition their way for the remaining states.

The problem is the Leftstream duopoly control of the process. Gary Johnson is far and away the most qualified "3rd party" presidential candidate since who, Theo Rooooooosevelt? Bull Moose! But the LeftStream Media won't even acknowledge that Johnson exists.

You can bet if Jesse Ventura was the Libertarian nominee, he'd be all over TV because he is a celebrity. Jesse is a very smart dude, He's still plenty young, and he's just waiting for the right opportunity for the Democraps o the Republiturds to self-destruct.
 

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Voting to help ensure the best of the two contenders wins is not "lunatic logic". Helping re-elect Obama by abstaining or throwing your vote to a guaranteed 3rd-party loser is.

That's a myth perpetuated by the LeftStream Media. There is data from Zogby that shows Gary Johnson pulls just about evenly from Obomba and Romney.

I've got to run but I'll see if I can find a link later.
 

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Well considering that BO and friends already did that with the Affordable Care Act, what make the diff what PR does. It just goes to show how un-informed our electorate is. Will not vote for Romney cuz his VP has views at odds with Medicare (but has not been able to do anything with his plans), but will vote for BO who has already cut Medicare and his plans for further changes are LAW.

People are idiots that swallow up propoganda and have the memory of a gnat.
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No they don't. But many will be voting against Romney, because of his pick of Veep, and you can take that to the bank. Seniors (think babyboomers, think silent majority) were ready to tar and feather Ryan for his stance on SS and Medicare.

Its as if Romney is out to lose this election on purpose.

We are screwed, anyway, no matter who wins. Six of one, and a half a dozen of the other.
you're right, he is out to lose, just like mccain. Whether he has been told to throw it, whether that was the plan all along to keep the farce going for appearance sake or whether he has saboteurs around him in the guise of 'advisors' we'll never know. But it's too weird of a choice for someone who wants to win. The show must go on though, Actors Needed...
 

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SF,

Joseph helped put Obama in office. Regardless of what he says now, do you really think he's going to get that there is a difference? However imperfect Romney may be in some people's eyes, he's by far our best hope for the immediate future.

Voting for Romney is like buying this $28 silver. Sure you can wish you'd bought it cheaper (America as it used to be), and you can lament market manipulation (two-party system) and post all the 16:1 pipe-dreams & "to the moon" cheerleading you want (3rd party candidates), but it's still the best we've got right now (Romney)... and it blows away buying into stock markets you know are rigged against you from the get-go (Obama).
Curm buddy snap out of it. snapoutofit.gif Every time republicans settle for the lesser of 2 evils we get fed a bigger evil the next time.

Now the republicans are running a total farking socialist and telling us we have to like it. EFF THAT!!

I'm sick of being pissed on and told that its raining.

Bring on an actual leader, someone who isn't just standing there spewing lies or we will get one after we clean house the old fashioned way.