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Paul Ryan Disappearing?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:00pm 4/3/2013 at 2:00pm

Last week Politico assigned one of its senior political reporters, Jonathan Martin, to pen Paul Ryan’s disappearing act.

After acknowledging that Ryan might actually be interested in doing his job, Martin brings one source after another to show that Ryan is damaging his electoral chances in 2016.

What isn’t likely to...

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Rubio v. Ryan (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:15am 1/3/2013 at 8:15am

It’s the fight the media is waiting and hoping for.

What better sport than to start an intra-party Republican presidential nomination fight almost 4 years before the next presidential election and 3 years before the primaries.

But it’s inevitable, so if not now, when to start the discussion?

Via National Journal, The Emerging Rubio-Ryan...

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Best Tweets of the Vice Presidential Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:30pm 10/11/2012 at 10:30pm

Assessment — Not sure how to rate this. I wonder how Biden’s constant laughing, smirks, and bombastic language (“bunch of malarkey”) played with the viewers.

Biden also talked over Ryan constantly, and the moderator often cut short Ryan’s answers. Ryan also didn’t get a chance to respond to many of...

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Vice Presidential Debate Night

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:30pm 10/11/2012 at 8:30pm

Starts at 9 p.m. Eastern.

This is just an open thread for people to make their feelings known.  I’m not going to “live blog” it.

But I may jump in with some thoughts as it goes along.

And at the end, there will be an assessment.

So have at it.

Post script — this pretty much...

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Preview of VP Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 4:43pm 10/7/2012 at 4:43pm

Paul Ryan is expected to do well in the VP debate, essentially the reverse of what was expected for the presidential debate where Obama was favored going in.

The expectations are high, I think too high:

Ryan does, however, have a lot of...

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Being booed by AARP is a badge of honor

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:27pm 9/22/2012 at 3:27pm

I haven’t written much lately about the insurance sales organization doing business as a senior citizens advocacy group using the name AARP.

You have AARP, among other corporate sell-outs, to thank for Obamacare, as I posted in 2009-2010:

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Fact checkers self-destructing over Ryan speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:59am 8/30/2012 at 10:59am

If you have been following the internets, you can see an anaphylactic reaction among supposed “fact checkers” over Paul Ryan’s brilliantly effective speech last night.

The section about the closing of a GM plant in Janesville during the Obama administration has been a particular area of attention (emphasis mine):

President Barack Obama, came to...

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From rape card to race card

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 12:18pm 8/22/2012 at 12:18pm

Breathe a sigh of relief, the left is back to sifting for ways to attack Paul Ryan.

It seems like they may have hit the bottom of the bucket, no doubt worried after the oppo (“cure for insomnia“) file that was released revealed how little they have against the congressman from Wisconsin....

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How long before they go after Paul Ryan’s mom?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 10:10pm 8/18/2012 at 10:10pm

You know it’s going to happen.

They’ll claim she’s being used as a prop. Then they’ll try to dig up whatever dirt they can — it won’t be anything of substance, but it will be spread quickly. Then they’ll hack her e-mail. A friendly government employee will take a...

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Me on African-American Conservatives radio

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 7:05pm 8/16/2012 at 7:05pm

I was a guest Tuesday night on African-American Conservatives blog talk radio.

Topics included the Ryan selection and a lot of other election related topics.  It was one-half hour of pure … wisdom.

You can listen to my segment below, or if you want to hear the entire one-hour show, click at the...

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Glimpse inside the Romney/Ryan rally in Waukesha

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 2:00pm 8/14/2012 at 2:00pm

I attended the Paul Ryan/Mitt Romney rally in Waukesha, WI, this past Sunday evening, where the crowd of nearly 10,000 mirrored other huge turnouts around the country.

There was a group of about 15 protesters, organized by SEIU, Obama for America, and MoveOn.org, lining the entrance to the rally, captured best in...

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Branco cartoon – Destroying Social Security

Posted by William A. Jacobson on 8/14/2012 at 12:29pm
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 ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 12:29pm

A.F. Branco produced this cartoon last April for CDN, but it is amazingly appropriate right now.

Democrats, not Paul Ryan, throw granny over the cliff by failing to act like adults in saving Medicare and Social Security.

It’s a fact just now being told in the media, and it is something we have to hit on...

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Yes, Ron Wyden built that Medicare plan with Paul Ryan

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9:16am 8/14/2012 at 9:16am

Ron Wyden has rolled out a Cory Booker-like hostage statement rejecting the notion that he and Paul Ryan cooperated in developing a solution to the looming Medicare collapse.  Via Roll Call, Ron Wyden Takes Issue With Mitt Romney Linking Him to Paul Ryan:

At a Saturday campaign stop with his new vice...

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Hey Paul Ryan haters, your congressional insider trader suspect actually is Sheldon Whitehouse

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:45pm 8/13/2012 at 7:45pm

Paul Ryan falsely was accused today by left-wing bloggers, most notably Matthew Yglesias (formerly of Think Progress now of Slate), of insider trading based on confidential information provided by the Treasury Secretary to Congress on September 18, 2008.

That day, Ryan traded Citigroup stock.

The accusation fell apart when someone noticed that the...

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Huge Romney-Ryan rally in Waukesha, WI (photos)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 8:01pm 8/12/2012 at 8:01pm

Anne is at the Romney-Ryan rally in Waukesha.  She says the crowd is so large they had to move the rally from indoors to outdoors to accommodate all the people.

We’re still trying to confirm the crowd size estimate.  (Campaign says 10,000, which is similar to what Anne was told.)

Apparently three protesters...

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This is what 2012 looks like — lines around the block at Romney-Ryan rally in High Point, NC (Update – Overflow crowds in Mooresville)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 12:17pm 8/12/2012 at 12:17pm

Let this be a lesson for The Eeyores Among Us

From reader Tim who is at the Romney-Ryan appearance in High Point, North Carolina:

Going into the doors. Holy moly I can’t believe the people.

One picture is the front of the line, one picture kinda the back, EXCEPT my camera can’t capture two...

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The Eeyores Among Us

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 11:48am 8/12/2012 at 11:48am

The Choice Election.

That seems to be the consensus emerging about how the Ryan pick changes the race.

Democrats claim to be ecstatic about it — it seems to me they are trying much too hard to convince themselves and demoralize us.  There are few if any dissenting voices on that side of...

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