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08-14-2012, 06:02 AM #1
PAUL RYAN!!!!!Admit It, I Scare The Ever-Loving Shit Out Of You, Don't I?
By Paul Ryan
Candidate for Vice President of the United States
When Mitt Romney selected me as his running mate, I knew the Democratic attack dogs would come out in full force. They would say Iím a right-wing ideologue. They would say my views on entitlement programs are far too radical. They would say putting me on the ticket immediately kills Mitt Romneyís chances of becoming president because Iím a liability. But if weíre being honest with each otheróif weíre able to put aside the talking points for a few minutes and say what weíre all actually thinking and feelingóI believe we can acknowledge the real truth here.
Iím young, Iím handsome, Iím smart, and Iím articulate. And that scares the ever-loving shit out of you. You can pretend like you have this thing in the bag, but you know good goddamn well that this race just got real interesting, real fast.
Itís okay to admit it. Youíre frightened to death of me. It might actually be healthy for you to face your fears now rather than later, when Mitt and I are leading by a few points in the polls and it looks like this thing might end badly for you. Face it: Iím not some catastrophe waiting to happen, like a Sarah Palin or a Dan Quayle. On the contrary, you have the exact opposite fear. Iím a solid, competent, some might say exceptional, politician.
Did you get nervous when you read that last sentence? Is it because you know in your heart of hearts that itís 100 percent true? Is it because, even if you strongly disagree with my beliefs on Medicare, Social Security, womenís rights, and marriage equality, you know my talent as a speaker and my well-thought-out approach to these issuesóno matter how radical and convoluted you find themómight just be enough to win over independent voters?
Do you get chills just thinking about how strong my appeal actually is?
I have another question for you: How scared are you that I can convince people Iím right? Because Iím good at it. No, Iím really good at it. You see, I know how to turn up the charm and charisma without putting people off. Then I back up what Iím saying with arguments that, when they come out of my mouth, sound completely accurate and well-reasoned. And I do it with such passion that people automatically recognize me as a man with deep convictions he will stand up for, no matter what.
The American people love that shit. They love it.
Passion, intellect, and a magnetic personality. Pretty damn intimidating combo, if I say so myself. You want to talk about polish? Man, Iíve got polish for miles. Oh, and by the way, Iíll go ahead and say this next thing because, if weíre being honest, why the hell not, right? In case you havenít noticed, Iím white. Hoo, brother, am I white.
Yup, you should be scared shitless of me, because guess who isnít? The people of Wisconsin. They love me. Republicans and Democrats there love me. Hell, I get Democrats to vote for me even if my policies make zero sense when it comes to their livelihoods. Do you know why? Because they like me. They like my story. Young, good-looking kid who pulled himself up by his bootstraps to make something of himself. Christ, I'm a storybook candidate. I balance out this ticket so well itís almost too perfect. The people of Ohio are going to think that. And seniors in Floridaóthe state we supposedly lost when Mitt picked meówonít be so scared as soon they know that my mother lives in Florida, and that all I want to do is reform the health care system so she can receive care that makes good fiscal sense.
Boy, Iím going to sell the shit out of that talking point. And Iím going to do a great job of it. Why? Because Iím Paul Ryan. Thatís what I do.
And if weíre having trouble getting Pennsylvania on board, just wait until I absolutely wipe the floor with Joe Biden in the vice presidential debates. Donít think for a second that I donít know youíre terrified of us facing off, because in the back of your mind you know it could be a bloodbath up there.
Well, thatís 77 electoral votes, and by my math that means you can kiss your golden boy goodbye after four short years. All that promise. All that energy. All that potential. Gone in one November night.
Iím your worst fucking nightmare.
Oh, and by the way, donít even try to pretend you havenít imagined me being elected president one day.
08-14-2012, 07:12 AM #2
Man - I am so STOKED!!! to vote for Joe Biden!!! So are about 650 other people!:
Vice President Joe Biden spoke before a crowd of 660 people in Durham, N.C., at the Durham Armory during a campaign stop for President Barack Obama on Monday.
Biden’s appearance before a comparatively meager crowd came a day after the newly formed Republican ticket — presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan — rallied a crowd of over 10,000 in High Point, N.C., about an hour away, and a crowd of approximately 4,700 people in Mooresville, N.C., about two-and-a-half hours away.
Jeffrey Bunnell, the assistant chief of special operations for the City of Durham Fire Department, provided The Daily Caller with the 660 crowd estimate, attributing the number to the Secret Service.
Obama won North Carolina in 2008 by 14,000 votes. Then, Durham County voted in large numbers for Obama, with the then Illinois senator pulling in 76 percent of the vote.
North Carolina is considered a battleground state this election cycle
08-14-2012, 09:23 AM #3
He'll wipe the floor if he forgets to wear his Depends.
08-14-2012, 09:42 AM #4
Here you go, jer-bear!
Not even snarky!
All from the Economist.
Is Paul Ryan a hypocrite?
Randian Poseur by Joan Walsh:
" Ironically, Ryan came to national attention trying to dismantle the very program that helped him go to the college of his choice, pushing an even more radical version of President Bush’s Social Security privatization plan, which failed. He has since become the scourge of the welfare state, a man wholly supported by government who preaches against the evils of government support. He could be the poster boy for President Obama’s supposedly controversial oration about how we all owe our success to some combination of our own hard work, family backing and government support. Let’s say it together: You didn’t build that career by yourself, Congressman Ryan.
Thus Paul Ryan represents the fakery at the heart of the Republican project today. It starts with the contradiction that Mr. Free Enterprise has spent his life in the bosom of government, enjoying the added protection of wingnut welfare benefactors like the Koch brothers."
But wait, the author's rebuttal...
"The force of this line of thought escapes me. I also didn't get it when right-wingers proudly pointed out that Occupy Wall Street protesters were coordinating and documenting their protests with expensive smart-phones produced by corporations owned by malign 1%-ers. We find ourselves always in a world mostly not of our making. If we don't care for the world as we find it, and we're really serious about changing it, we'd be stupid not to use the instruments and institutions at our disposal. That the iPhone would not exist had America been transformed into an anarcho-syndicalist participatory democracy when Steve Jobs was a tween does not strike me as a compelling reason for anarcho-syndicalist participatory democrats to refuse to buy smartphones and use them in the service of social justice. Similarly, it's hard to find the objectionable inconsistency in Mr Ryan paying for school with Social Security survivor benefits, and then later arguing for reforms to the pension system he sincerely believes would have allowed his father to leave his family with even more.
Ayn Rand excuses the hypocrisy :
" The recipient of a public scholarship is morally justified only so long as he regards it as restitution and opposes all forms of welfare statism. Those who advocate public scholarships, have no right to them; those who oppose them, have. If this sounds like a paradox, the fault lies in the moral contradictions of welfare statism, not in its victims.
Since there is no such thing as the right of some men to vote away the rights of others, and no such thing as the right of the government to seize the property of some men for the unearned benefit of others—the advocates and supporters of the welfare state are morally guilty of robbing their opponents, and the fact that the robbery is legalized makes it morally worse, not better. The victims do not have to add self-inflicted martyrdom to the injury done to them by others; they do not have to let the looters profit doubly, by letting them distribute the money exclusively to the parasites who clamored for it. Whenever the welfare-state laws offer them some small restitution, the victims should take it.
The same moral principles and considerations apply to the issue of accepting social security, unemployment insurance or other payments of that kind. It is obvious, in such cases, that a man receives his own money which was taken from him by force, directly and specifically, without his consent, against his own choice. Those who advocated such laws are morally guilty, since they assumed the “right” to force employers and unwilling co-workers. But the victims, who opposed such laws, have a clear right to any refund of their own money—and they would not advance the cause of freedom if they left their money, unclaimed, for the benefit of the welfare-state administration.
The same moral principles and considerations apply to the issue of government research grants."
And a comment...
"Is Ryan a hypocrite? Of course he is.
He's a hypocrite for complaining about how his political opponents supposedly make stuff up about him merely when they tell the truth about his proposed budget plan, and following it up by making stuff up in describing them as supposedly believing in socialism et al.
He's a hypocrite for making noise about the national debt when he was one of the major budget arsonists of the Bush II years, supporting tax cuts in war time and the Medicare Part D expansion and other permanent deficit expanding actions. He's also a hypocrite because back then he was one of those working to suppress the "green eyeshade" Republicans who actually did care about deficits, instead siding with the Cheney "deficits don't matter" crowd.
He's a hypocrite for claiming to be working to save Medicare when his voucher plan starts by making it markedly less efficient, then cuts its funding massively.
He's a hypocrite for claiming his opponents don't have a plan for the budget when his plan is a hollow shell based mostly on magic asterisks that somehow cut spending by deus ex machina, while the Democrats have a plan with specifics that the CBO has scored as achieving primary balance by 2017. He's also a hypocrite for claiming to be a fiscal hawk when the only specific thing he's proposed is massive tax cuts that blow up the deficit.
I could think of a number more given a few more minutes, because Ryan's persona as a serious and fiscally responsible conservative is a giant fraud, but those are some of the highlights.
But Will is right, the fact that Ryan grew up with government benefits helping him all along the way in his professional development does not make him a hypocrite. Why Will chooses to focus on that and not the many obvious things that do make Ryan a hypocrite is beyond me."
08-14-2012, 12:16 PM #5
Ride - I don't know how to get this thru to ya, but here goes: I'm not voting for Ryan, Romney or even Rand. I think Ayn was a horrible writer and I haven't even attempted to read any of her stuff for at least 25 years. I've never read The Economist and have no plans to do so. I'm here to twist the panties of partisan librodouches. Ryan is simply a means to an end for me. The end being twisted rideit panties. How many eons have I been posting here and you still haven't figured this out?
OTOH - maybe if you e-mail that article to about 80,000,000 other people it will benefit Your Guy. Hurry up! Quick like a bunny!
08-15-2012, 06:38 AM #6
Haven't you figured out from my snarky introduction that I am just feeding your troll needs for entertainment value?
I am voting for the Free Quebec Party, anyway.
Poutine for ALL!
08-15-2012, 08:01 AM #7
So your brilliant plan is to feed trolls with your own twisted panties? Cool.
08-15-2012, 09:32 PM #8
If you get thirsty, just squeeze them.
08-15-2012, 11:39 PM #9
I'd never vote for a guy with two first names....except Ron Paul.
08-18-2012, 03:07 AM #10Registered User
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Am I the only one who thinks he kinda looks like Kermit the frog when he bobs his head while speaking?
My other political doppelgšngers: Lieberman as Willie from alf, and Rick perry as miss teen south carolina