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Paul Ryan Announced as Romney's VP

The word on the street is that Romney has chosen a running mate and will announce it in Virginia tomorrow morning in front of the USS Wisconsin. Romney's plane has been in Paul Ryan's hometown today and some secret service at his house. I think one can do the math - though this would be a pretty cool diversion if that's not who he picks.

I am aware that this is not going to make people here jump up and down with joy, but it's pretty significant political news that is just breaking.

This is not the only source, but it is one if you're interested: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/romney-prepares-pick-rya...

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Paul Ryan worst since Dan Quayle

Compilation of Paul Ryan articles today


Pretty much as expected.
Romney/Ryan getting killed in Florida papers.
Ryan only negative early rating since Quayle, worse than Palin.

Ryan will plummets in the polls once more people know what his budget plan really means.

Picking Ryan was effectively Mitt Romney's suicide note.
(This was written well before today's news came out. I can join dots though.)


"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Romney/Ryan 2016

Even with the economy in the doldrums, Obama stays fairly strong in the polls. He will promise not to cut back on anything and say that Republicans are mean for suggesting even superficial cuts. The Federal Reserve will be able to paper the crisis over until the election - then if Obama wins and the economy craters further in his second term, Romney/Ryan can say "See, we were right about the severity of the economic problem, you shoulda listened to us" and then they'll run again.

Ah Wunnerful, Ah Wunnerful,

A progressive/liberal "Republican" picks a moderate Republican, oops I forgot, a talk show host defined "conservative" Republican for his VP. I'm so thrilled. Where have all the RINO's gone?

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Paul Ryan is the NeoCon version what Ron Paul is supposed to

look like.

I can see of the Bill Kristols and Carl Roves and Dick (Lon) Cheneys and others....of the country, rubbing their little girly soft hands together, beady eyes sparkling saying "He looks good, he like Ayn Rand, he CALLS HIMSELF a Libertarian (sometimes), he likes cutting budgets, he's NOTMormon, he's YOUNG (thats even better than Ron Paul!) and his name SOUNDS like Ron Paul's. Those Paulites can still even call themselves the same thing!"

"But" they go on "Paul Ryan is US too - a warmonger, Israel lover, young fascist!"

They think they bridged the magic gap.

When you hate your enemy - as they clearly hate us - you sometimes don't try too hard to understand them. You just want to shut them up.

Makes sense...

Romney is just shaving off as many of the tea partiers from the edges of the "fiscal conservative" camp as he can (for some reason, many tea partiers worship Paul Ryan). Now those who are on the fringes of the Ron Paul wagon can justify voting for Romney.

IF Romney/Ryan wins,

then there's one perk for my husband and I - Paul Ryan won't be our Congressman anymore! Yeah!!! We are Constitutionalists and decided we would not be voting for him again after his horrendous voting record. It doesn't matter what we're passionate about - he will vote the opposite. He voted TWICE FOR NDAA Section 1021, even though his District 1 AND Wisconsin is against NDAA Section 1021. He voted FOR CISPA. He was AGAINST Audit the Fed and at the last moment when he know it would pass, decided to jump on board. Sorry, but with his full-scale dragging district 1, kicking and screaming to tyranny, we'd be only too glad to get rid of him!

Of course if we're rid of him here, everyone in America will have him - but a VP doesn't do much anyway, so hopefully he'll do less harm as VP than he's been doing as a Congressman. Who cares about his shallow Roadmap? That does't make him worthy to take the oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States when he can't even do it with the Wisconsin Constitution nor his own Congressional District 1!!!!!!

I am confident that the

I am confident that the Romney-Ryan tag team will not win. There is no way they can attract the Independent swing voter.


The Dems are already calling Romney's VP pick and his budget a GOLDMINE for them.

They already have a couple of great cartoons out.
Fun aside, I am sure Obama will explore these themes and enjoy GREAT success doing it.
Could go down as one of the worst all time gaffes in history, for Romney.
Worse than McCain picking Palin.


It also takes the heat out of Obama's reckless spending budget.
Ryan's plan has the same massive deficit.

Ryan's plan has dreamt up finding $700bn each and every year by 2022 from closing tax loopholes.
But in 98 pages of his manifesto, he cannot identify a SINGLE ONE.

Obama must be wondering how he can have this much luck and his 2nd term, handed to him on a plate.
Let's give him a little surprise.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Doesn't it just figure Romney would use a U.S. warship...

...to announce his hack running mate.

This will let the Arabs know that we mean business.

We will exert our influence through FORCE.

Romney has promised to add 100,000 more troops to the U.S. miitary.

While Ryan wants to "reform" the entitlements which HE FORCED US TO PAY INTO while not even TOUCHING a PENNY of foreign aid.

F.U. RYAN!!!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

this is romney acknowledging the influence of people who want

actual 'drastic' cuts and reforms in the fiscal and monetary front.. albeit paul ryan is still only a lip service compared to ron paul. the change is at least above the degree of no lip service at all to where they are actually paying attention. i would call this a victory for the liberty movement in gaining attention. this is establishment yielding ground.. however small it is. this is in reference to if he had condi rice as vp. paul's people needs to push this even harder on tampa floor.. them yielding at this juncture actually creates opening for us further influencing the platform. now that romney picked ryan, he obviously is trying to create the image of 'i am serious when it comes to reform', it will just make it that much harder to back down, as paul people dare him to make even more real changes.

How's that Rand Paul endorsement

working for y'all sycophants now?

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

Ha Ha Ha Ha, Ha, Ha...

lol, lol, lol, lol, lol

In terms of beating Obama

Romney has a better chance with Ryan than with West, Rubio, Jeb Bush or Patraeus. That is GOP main goal - regain the power. Ideological issues are more of a sideline. I think many of us behave bitter that Romney got the best possible guy. Romney wont be able to work with a libertarian person - the gap is too big.

Children among us crave that Romney loses to Obama so GOP will be ashamed that they had not nominated RP. At least this sounds like from many corners.

Who are you and exactly who

Who are you and exactly who do you think you're fooling?

You need to understand that Romney is not the sharpest knife in

the drawer.

I THINK he chose Paul Ryan to brdge the gap between himself and us.

In NeoCon circles he is being refered to as libertarian leaning, a follower of Ayn Rand (till he dissed her big time).

Paul Ryan is the NeoCon version of what they think Ron Paul is.

Kind of reminds me of how in the 1960's Americans thought Chinese people ate Chop Suey all the time. Or Taco Bell only recently reopened a restaurant in Mexico and is not allowed to call its food Mexican style.

Do you know what the difference between a hotdog and a hamburger is in Ukraine? Shape. Both are made with ham and pickles with lots of cheese and mayo and lettuce.

But I digress. (I know.)

I think

the last thing on Romney mind is us, RP supporters. Truly, GOP openly does not want to appease us since it already knows our numbers - after mid April GOP voting stations were empty. Even among total apathy from mainstream GOP members, we could not rally numbers to impress.

They WANT to appease us. They KNOW they NEED us.

But they want to do it in their own way.

SMOOTH things over - be all one happy Republican family.

And like idiots who yell gibberish to foreigners but with an appropriate accent, they think they have done so.

They'd only need us

if the plan was to win. Its clearly not.


You can bet the campaign was not smart enough to pick the right VP.
They did this out of pressure and mistakes are made this way.
some of them even crucial!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Ryan and his family Big Oil clients

I'm not sure of the source, but this article popped up when I did a search for Paul Ryan and family history.


Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis

From News

"Democracy in Action? Egyptian Court Orders Newspaper Critical of Islamist Pres. Morsi Confiscated."

Many RP supporters prefer Sharia Law mullahs over Rothschild (based on amount of criticism). I would like to hear stories about bankers confiscating newspapers. Imagine Citibank or Bernanke can order DP to be closed for some critical remarks?


Why is this on the dailypaul? We should be ignoring this like the media ignores us.

We have 2-3 weeks to decide

where DP will go after Tampa. I suggest to embrace Liberty movement in general from GOP, Blue Republicans, fiscal conservative Evangelicals, Tea Party, Glenn Beck followers, Libertarian Party, Ayn Rand "Objectivist" individualists, libertarians-monetarists, independents. By keeping healthy debate we will hone and test our ideas on opponents rather than stew among already converted.

What a P[aul] R[yan] stunt

Holy cow is the media all abuzz like giddy schoolgirls over the announcement. Even the Drudge Report have soiled themselves with excitement. I've never seen so many headlines on one topic before. And the sad part is Americans just eat this crap up like dogs being released after being cramped in a crate all day. I swear man... "Ef liberty, we just want to be entertained!"


If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

This is meant to re inflate

the Romney bubble. Romney has no core supporters and it is becoming evident in the polls. This pick is designed to give him a bump until the convention and the convention will give him another bump.

They are worried that people will wake up and realize Romney has no chance against Obama and they will throw Romney out before the convention.

I think this shows they still fear Ron Paul at the RNC

Two CFR/Paul Ryan connected pieces of interest.

Some things Paul Ryan says I agree with but we better do our homework and educate others to keep these two on a short leash if they happen to get elected. Ignorant euphoria leads to a catatonic and destructive "honeymoon".

Beyond Trade: Economic Engagement with the Middle East (Audio)

Ryan Branches Out in CFR Speech

O U R P L A N = R O N P U A L (Coinsidence? I think not.)

I do not understand sarcasm here

We may not like GOP establishment and Romney, but the latter has made the best choice he could. Ryan is better than Rubio, West, Patraeus, Jeb Bush or any other GOP establishment person.

We should go easy on collective sum up or down and our hurt feelings. Employing rational thinking and fair analyses is better.

who cares...

more meaningless news about communist douche bags teaming up to screw us all even more... obama, romney, dosn't matter.

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

I put my finger down my

I put my finger down my throat as soon as I heard. Perfect pick, 2 communists running as conservatives.

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

They aren't COMMUNISTS!!

They are corporatists.