Friday, August 17, 2012

Oh, the hypocrisy of it all



After repeated denials, Paul Ryan has admitted he requested stimulus cash even after sharply criticizing the program.

As recently as Wednesday in Ohio, Mitt Romney's running mate told ABC's Cincinnati affiliate, WCPO, he did not.
"I never asked for stimulus," Ryan said. "I don't recall… so I really can't comment on it. I opposed the stimulus because it doesn't work, it didn't work."

28 comments:

  1. I'm beginning to wonder if he will even last to the convention.

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  2. Rachel Maddow had a series of photos of Republicans who had voted against the stimulus with the BIG CHECKS they were photographed with back at home. Total hypocrites.

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  3. There ought to better word we could use instead of hypocrites. Oh, wait. I've got it: Lyin' sacks of you know what.

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  4. Well, you know, if it's there, why not take it?

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  5. I think Ryan may go down as a pick worse than Palin. At least Palin had a kind of sex appeal in an Alaskan beer queen sort of way.

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  6. His only other option was to go with Pawlenty, which would have resulted in a ticket of bland and blander. Medicare and other draconian cuts seem to be a debate Romney thinks he can win.

    I do feel for Pawlenty though -- he cut off his mullet and got passed over twice for the job anyway.

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  7. And as for Christie:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/08/17/as-keynote-looms-christies-jersey-comeback-suffers-setback

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  8. Kind of like the "Irish Miracle."

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  9. Indeed. We have had a great governor for the last eight years, but he fell for that idea too. Thank goodness he didn't turn us into another Iceland/Ireland. He sure wanted to before the crash.

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  10. This is where it gets scary. If you are over 55, you got yours so you can vote for Romney and Ryan and not worry about the rest of America's access to insurance and healthcare:

    http://nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/paul-ryan-makes-an-emotional-pitch-for-medicare-plan-in-florida-20120818

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  11. Except that their "Medicare plan" only favors those with Medicare Advantage, roughly 25% of those who receive Medicare, so it is not very advantageous to their campaign, other than their outrageous claim that Obama would strip Medicare of over $700 bil, which they assume will sufficiently scare the other 75%.

    In actual fact the ACA would extend Medicare's solvency another 8 years to 2024. Romneycare would strip away the savings, pretty much insuring its demise, especially if they were able to get their silly voucher plan through Congress.

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  12. And as I understand the cuts, they come from providers and go to increase access to health care generally. Again, this is that "I've got mine" attitude that Ryan and Romney seem to be running on. Don't worry about those under 55. They'll be fine.

    Doesn't the convention start this week? Should be an interesting one.

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  13. I don't think the convention will be very interesting unless there is some controversy over the platform. The Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters may make some waves. Pretty much handpicked speakers, for the most boring beyond belief, who will spill out the same bile we have heard on the campaign trail.

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  14. Maybe they will open up a speaking slot for Tod Akin.

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    1. Yea, they can have a night of discussing what "legitimate rape" is.

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    2. That is an amazing story -- and what is even more disheartening is that people in Missouri will still vote for the guy.

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  15. I am off a week -- for some reason I was thinking this was the last week of the month. We have one more week to anticipate all the fun.

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  16. I just don't want the Republicans framing the debate on Medicare. The Dems need to fire back hard and heavy in the weeks ahead and reveal Ryan as the con man that he is,

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/opinion/krugman-an-unserious-man.html?_r=1&smid=tw-NytimesKrugman&seid=auto

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  17. This is how to answer delusional right wing health care critics:

    http://www.upworthy.com/a-tea-partier-decided-to-pick-a-fight-with-a-foreign-president-it-didnt-go-so-we?g=4

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    1. That guy talks fast. I loved every minute of it.

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  18. Whoa! That's quite the retort. Sometimes it takes someone on the outside looking in to see what's really going on.

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  19. That along with the way Tony Benn and George Galloway answer the right wing geniuses who are screwing this country and the world. Too bad liberals nationwide won't do the same.

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    By the way, has everyone gotten their copy of JM Barry? It is an excellent book, well worth reading.

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  20. You either have to be getting ready for Halloween or be a complete idiot to want something like this,

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/paul-ryan-masks-hot-item-gop-convention-002142590.html

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  21. That I did see earlier ... Chuck Todd had one and sort of put it on from the floor earlier.

    The eyes pop out which I think says something -- not sure what, though.

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  22. This is definitely becoming the campaign that couldn't shoot straight,

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/paul-ryan-trips-over-marathon-question/

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  23. Ryan strikes me as someone who is fast enough on his feet that he can convince most everyone around him that he knows what he is talking about. But on the national stage, people are going to start fact checking him -- it may be his undoing. Plus, generally, and I don't mean this as mere snark -- I think they both have a hard time telling the truth.

    I loved that Sarah Palin would have beat him in a race -- and that John Edwards would have beat them both. But then that boy has been running away all his life (sadly I still like Edwards).

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  24. Little Paul playing the marijuana card,

    http://news.yahoo.com/ryan-dont-interfere-legalized-medical-pot-025634169--election.html

    if we are going to blabber about state's rights, then let's not hear anymore about the defense of marriage act.

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