View Full Version : GOP Thrilled Over Ryan? Don't Buy It!

Gayle in MD
08-14-2012, 08:29 AM
<span style="color: #990000">Or, my own headline, lol, NITWIT MITT'S PICK KICKS TWIT'S FIX! </span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif

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Youíve heard them on television and read them on POLITICO ó cheerful, defiant statements from Republican political professionals about Mitt Romneyís bold masterstroke in tapping Paul Ryan as his running mate, and turning the 2012 presidential race into a serious, far-reaching debate about budgets and the nationís future.

Donít buy it.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79697.html#ixzz23WoLBhoX

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Away from the cameras, and with all the usual assurances that people arenít being quoted by name, there is an unmistakable consensus among Republican operatives in Washington: Romney has taken a risk with Ryan that has only a modest chance of going right ó and a huge chance of going horribly wrong.

(Also on POLITICO: Ryan alters campaign's dynamic)

In more than three dozen interviews with Republican strategists and campaign operatives ó old hands and rising next-generation conservatives alike ó the most common reactions to Ryan ranged from gnawing apprehension to hair-on-fire anger that Romney has practically ceded the election.

(Also on POLITICO: Ryan's voting record: Big-spending conservatism </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It is not that the public professions of excitement about the Ryan selection are totally insincere. It is that many of the most optimistic Republican operatives will privately acknowledge that their views are being shaped more by fingers-crossed hope than by a hard-headed appraisal of whatís most likely to happen.

And the more pessimistic strategists donít even feign good cheer: They think the Ryan pick is a disaster for the GOP. Many of these people donít care that much about Romney ó they always felt he faced an improbable path to victory ó but are worried that Ryanís vocal views about overhauling Medicare will be a millstone for other GOP candidates in critical House and Senate races.
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08-14-2012, 08:42 AM
The ignoratii base is thrilled, because they really do believe in their own swill. As Laura Ingraham said, 'Conservatism doesn't fail, it can only be failed.'

They REALLY think that a TRUE conservative will win so long as they hew to the way conservative positions and don't flinch and take some moderate position.

The party pros are more sensible, and know better.

BTW, some snappy headline you've written there! Right up there with some of the best from the NY Daily News or the NY Post! (Potential new career in later life, I tells ya!) /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Gayle in MD
08-14-2012, 08:47 AM
Thanks, lol, wait until you read the rest of them! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif