Sat Aug 11, 2012, 6:54 PM
Do I really I need to say anything? Do I really need to say what I think about Mitt Romney picking Paul Ryan as his VP pick. You guys have known me long enough of what i think about that con man. Look Paul Ryan is a slimy piece of shit and I don't need to go into further detail to tell you what I think of him. I mean his budget plan is a contradiction since it makes massive cuts on welfare programs but also cuts taxes for the richest people. I mean to be fair I would be okay with cuts if it means cutting deficits, but it adds to the deficit when you cut revenue. Anyway my thoughts, well to be quite honest... I think Romney improved his chances of winning. Yeah yeah go boo me. But listen, the reason I say this is because the GOP base doesn't really like Romney that much since he is not considered "Conservative" enough. So what Ryan does is excite the GOP base because they feel that Ryan will be that voice and if something bad happens to Romney, they feel confident that a "True conservative" will be president. Plus Ryan actually has some charm that Mittens certainly lacks. So I guess I can say that Mitt made the right pick. A bought corporate puppet who can give you a false sense of security and a smile while he robs you.
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- Reading: NBA News
Is it just me, or does the media lust for Paul Ryan?
Yes. I mean they take this man seriously. Fuck him
That and PX90
They spent more time lusting over him (and his body)
Oh yeah I checked. His credentials are weird.
Hell, it was even like that when the ryan budget came out
Yeah. But forget all that. I just want to talk about the relevant subjects like his policies. I mean his budget is incredibly stupid. I mean I can understand making cuts in our budget. But he cuts programs that help the poor, never touches the bloated military budget, and cuts taxes that match the cuts to programs. Making the net gain tiny, meaning it doesn't help with balancing the budget.
This just made me want to vote for Romney less. I give Romney credit for not picking a Palin but that's it.
Mitt romney sucks
I didn't think he was that bad 2 years ago. I mean he was a moderate. But he's changed positions so many times for obvious reasons that I couldn't trust him.
I'm not sure this is a win for Romney. The way I see it, he had two choices as to how to run. He could have played the moderate conservative and really played up that "Obama is a socialist" bullshit and tried to appeal to conservatives by making Obama look extreme. But instead he has chosen to run as a right wing extremist himself. I think this is foolish because, as you demonstrated, he doesn't appeal to that crowd very well. The far right wing of the US was going to vote against Obama no matter who ran against him, so Romney has not necessarily won a fringe base, but he has alienated moderates in an attempt to appear extreme. His taking on such extreme far right ideologies has only shown how Obama is actually a moderate. Tea baggers are not a majority by any means, and while americans seem to identify as more conservative, if you push them on specifics on issues I think they'll be more liberal than they'd care to admit. Medicare, for example, is a very popular program, one even most conservatives wouldn't gut. So when it comes between choosing the candidates, this really does nothing to win Romney more votes, the baggers might be more energized (or not, it's still Romney) but moderates will be less so. And it certainly energizes Democrats and liberals who maybe weren't excited about Obama, they might be disappointed in his policies but the thought of an extreme Romney Ryan administration is definitely something to rally against. I think Romney blew this, he could have chosen someone who broadened his appeal to a larger demographic of voters, but instead he only doubled down on the rich white male radical capitalist image. They even have the same fucking hair cut! Ryan doesn't even add that much charm or charisma I don't think, he's still an empty suit, I think his campaign is still going to have a hard time connecting to voters. But who knows, ultimately it comes down to who shows up to vote (and who is allowed to show up to vote), we'll see how it plays out election day.
You're right about the Christian right. They are a fringe but a very loud one. But Ryan is capable of convincing people to vote against their interests. I mean he's a very intelligent man and I warn people not to underestimate him.
I'm going vote for Obama on November 2012 like I did four years ago. I hate Mitt Romney. Also I don't vote Republican ever.
From what I've read, it's a guaranteed win! For Obama, that is.
I wouldn't get so comfortable. These guys are good at selling themselves to the most ignorant.
Though the New York Times (which admittedly is part of the MSM) seems to think otherwise, [link] (though unless you have a subscription you probably can't read it) And The Nation.
The problem, of course, is that while Ryan speaks the language of the right, and while the Republican ticket is now fully and firmly committed to that run not on Romney’s talking points but on Ryan’s, the Romney-Ryan ticket is going to need a lot more than the purists to win an election that just became a referendum on Ryanism...The Ryan selection moves the Grand Old Party harder to the right than at any time since 1964, when the true believers got a nominee, a platform and 39 percent of the vote. America’s more divided now. The Romney-Ryan ticket will run better than Goldwater and Bill Miller did forty-eight years ago, But by bending so far toward the base, Romney has given the Democrats an opportunity to dream not just of winning but of winning bigger than anyone dared imagine forty-eight weeks or even forty-eight days ago."
And this from Slate: Democrats Ecstatic Over Romney’s Choice for VP