BREAKING: Romney Picks His VP – Destroyer of Medicare, Paul Ryan

Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney has tapped House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate.

“Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan,” Romney told a crowd in Norfolk, Va., before sheepishly correcting himself. “Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake,” he said, as Ryan reached the podium. “I did not make a mistake with this guy. But I can tell you this. He’s going to be the next vice president of the United States.”

The choice of Ryan, the architect of Republican budget plans that would radically transform both Social Security and Medicare, was seen as an attempt by Romney to reach out to the conservative wing of the Republican party. Conservative stalwarts have cheered Ryan’s economic proposals, which would dramatically cut government across the board.

Conservatives cheered the pick — and so did Democrats. The Obama campaign seemed to relish the opportunity to attack Ryan, dubbing the ticket the “Go Back Team.”

“Like Mitt Romney, Ryan’s severely conservative positions are out of touch with most Americans’ values,” the Obama campaign said. “He would take us backward on women’s health and equal rights.”

Ryan has been a lightning rod for Democratic criticism since he took control of the budget committee in 2011. Democrats have literally run commercials showing Ryan throwing old people off cliffs. Ryan’s budget would transform Medicare from universal coverage to a voucher system that could be used to purchase private medical coverage.

Ryan’s father died when he was 15, and he worked his way through college, at one point as the driver of the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. Ryan worked as an aide in Congress before winning his seat in 1998.

Ryan is a rarity on a national ticket; few members of the House of Representatives are picked for the number two slot. The last member of the House to stand on a national ticket was Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, D-N.Y., in 1984. No Republican member of the House has been on the ticket since Rep. William Miller, R-N.Y., in 1964. The last member of the House to win election as vice president was John Nance Garner in 1932.


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Don H.
Don H.4 years ago

Michael provides us with solid evidence and information, David.

Maybe you should watch the Youtube videos and articles that Michael and I linked to.

David, you, on the other hand, have given us nothing but far right wing extremist propaganda that is FULL of lies.

Random K.
.4 years ago

So yesterday, Ryan was once again lying, or perhaps confused. He was speaking at a GM plant in Wisconsin, and stated that Obama's energy policies were responsible for the plant closing in 2009. Unfortunately for Ryan, the plant was actually closed on December 23, 2008.

And of course, the president then was GW Bush. Ryan's done that kind of thing before, and to be so wrong about something that easily checked, means he is either a liar, or incompetent. Either way, he does not qualify for VP.

Random K.
.4 years ago

David's just pissy, because every time he posts one of his lies, he gets slammed down with facts.

And still, he seems incapable of learning any thing new.

Michael G.
Michael T.4 years ago

Not only that David, whether you read them or not, every one gets to see who you are and how you cannot be considered a credible person.

People will read it and see you are all talk and no action. Not a good image there David.

Michael G.
Michael T.4 years ago

Hey David. Come on. Let's have your answers.

Your criticisms always come fast and hard.

Are you getting a little shy about standing up and being responsible for your comments?

Where's the rebound?
Where's all the facts to dispute the information that took the wind out of your sails? I'm waiting for your rebuttal, or admission. What'll it be?

You claim that you haven't read any of my BS and Lies, but we all know better. Even if you don't read them word for word you continue to identify them. You claim they are lies and BS but in fact it is your statements that are BS and Lies. You have been called out for your faulty assertions. You like to shoot your mouth off but cannot defend what you write. As a result, your credibility is on the floor in regard to anything else you might try to say.

So it is time to stand up and face the music. Admit you were wrong, or provide valid evidence that you are correct. We both know you can't do that so apparently you are learning anything.

Don, Michael likes to filibuster the site continuously, I haven’t read any of his Lies and BS post in weeks. Hope someone is enjoying them. I don’t care one way of another, he doesn’t have to read mine, he must be learning something though, judging on the time he must be spending on the keyboard.

David F.
David F.4 years ago

Don, Michael likes to filibuster the site continuously, I haven’t read any of his Lies and BS post in weeks. Hope someone is enjoying them. I don’t care one way of another, he doesn’t have to read mine, he must be learning something though, judging on the time he must be spending on the keyboard.

Don H.
Don H.4 years ago

More on Paul Ryan.

Michael G.
Michael T.4 years ago

Then you tried to change the subject and said we had to look up the definition of the word lie when we considered what President Bush did in regard to terrorism.

David ya gotta love this one.

And then, ta daaaaa! this one

Don't go away David there's this one too.

David now watch this one too

Oh man David, the hits just keep on comin'

Look David, check this one out.

Funny David, you never responded to clear film footage showing Pres. Bush lied all the time about this. It seems you missed the post so I thought I would share it with you so that you could respond to it.

Michael G.
Michael T.4 years ago

You tried this response but it was lame. It is your only response to date. What you have been doing since is try to avoid admitting you were wrong and and made faulty assertions and claims.

@David writes Lots of whining, no one with facts, O yes, liberalism is an ideology of emotion, go ahead call me a troll, that seems to calm many.

So I refuted your lie and posted this.

My comment about Greenspan is a FACT.
My comment about the continued success of the stimulus is a FACT.
My comment about Wall Street thieves is a FACT.
My comment about AIG selling insurance protection to WS on the sales of derivatives is a FACT.
My comment on the true reasons for the S&P we won't know for certain until someone rats it out. But is as good a FACT as you assert yours is.

When are you going to stand up and admit you were completely wrong about this?

Michael G.
Michael T.4 years ago

And then David I reminded you about this.
@David claims The solution is to close down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's government monopoly and allow private risk capitol to make loans not the government.

Remember that scene where your old good buddy and leader of the Republik-NOTS had to show up in his expensive suit and humbly mumble the words on his Randian philosophy


acknowledging that HE AND HIS GOP FOLK GOT IT WRONG



Do you remember that moment David? It wasn’t on Rachel’s show, it was live news coverage. Right from the Hill.

You seem to prefer not responding to this truth as it pulls the rug out from under your position.