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The first thing I heard when I woke up this morning was that Paul Ryan had been chosen as Romney's VP pick. I thought maybe I was dreaming and hurriedly washed my face and brushed my teeth so that I could be sure I was awake. Sure enough, it wasn't a dream and Ryan really was Romney's pick.

My first thought was woohoo! I can't believe Romney made this pick. I thought for sure he was going to choose one of the two bland guys so as not to make the so-called Palin mistake of his predecessor.

My second thought was but is he pro-life? Well thanks to Google and LifeNews, that was confirmed with a resounding yes.

Paul Ryan Would Bring Solid Pro-Life Pledge as Vice President

During the 2010 elections, Ryan told The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack, “I’m as pro-life as a person gets.”

He responded to a controversial “truce” that Mitch Daniels of Indiana had put forward saying social issues should be put on the back burner, and repudiated it.

“You’re not going to have a truce. Judges are going to come up. Issues come up, they’re unavoidable, and I’m never going to not vote pro-life,” Ryan said.

Ryan said he is equally adamant about both his conservative fiscal views as well as his position that every unborn child has the right to live.

“I write as an unswerving proponent of both free market choice and the natural right to life,” Ryan wrote in a Heritage Foundation piece called “The Cause of Life Can’t be Severed from the Cause of Freedom.” “It is unfortunate that ‘life’ and ‘choice’ were ever separated and viewed as alternatives.”

Ryan continued: “I cannot believe any official or citizen can still defend the notion that an unborn human being has no rights that an older person is bound to respect. I do know that we cannot go on forever feigning agnosticism about who is human. As Thomas Jefferson wrote, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.” The freedom to choose is pointless for someone who does not have the freedom to live. So the right of “choice” of one human being cannot trump the right to “life” of another. How long can we sustain our commitment to freedom if we continue to deny the very foundation of freedom—life—for the most vulnerable human beings?”

My next thought was that while us political junkies know who Paul Ryan is, will he be able to sell himself to the uninformed? While thinking this, a fellow RN member posted the following video.



Oh yeah! No wonder I like him.

Next came Ryan's introduction by Romney who accidentally said our next President of the United States. While visions of sugar-plums danced in my head, Romney quickly made a correction as soon as politely possible.

As I stated in RN's first Ryan VP thread, Ryan does not have an actor's voice of speaking but his first speech as the VP nominee hit it out of the park in my mind. He said all the things that I've been thinking which of course means that he is brilliant.

In the meantime, while he was speaking, I was led to start praying for God to place His hand of protection over Ryan, his wife, his children, his family and even Mitt Romney because it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know what's coming.

Which leads me to the main reason I wanted to write this blog. With folks unable to resist posting their disdain for Palin during what should have been a uniting event for GOP voters, the thought occurred to me but will you still love Ryan after he has been Palinized? Will you still be a proud and outspoken supporter of Paul Ryan once all the dirt has been thrown at him and once the wimps on the right turn against him in fears of being labeled a dreaded right-winger?

Yes, he is not charismatic which might help protect him against some of the more vile attacks from the left. But hey even Mitt's bland personality has not immunized him from being charged with 'murder'.

God forbid, if Romney loses, will those of you who currently are ashamed that Palin was picked as the VP choice the last time around still be a Ryan supporter? Or will you say it's all Ryan's fault that Romney lost and that he would have won if only he had picked a spineless running mate? Or does the fact that he doesn't have a different accent than you make him more palatable? Is his brilliance just too undeniably awesome for you to ever turn against him and stick a proud, logical, reasonable, moderate knife in his back?

Elusively yours,
ilja
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I loved the Palin pick in 08 and I still lie her today, BUT Paul Ryan is on a different level than her and frankly 99% of the eople out there. The dude is sharp.
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Like that is.
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I think so. He can defend himself well enough, because he knows the facts. Palin had great principles, but she didn't know enough about what she needed at the time to be able to carry a conversation in front of a camera.....just like I would not be able too.
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dutch13, on 11 August 2012 - 10:35 AM, said:

I think so. He can defend himself well enough, because he knows the facts. Palin had great principles, but she didn't know enough about what she needed at the time to be able to carry a conversation in front of a camera.....just like I would not be able too.

:giggle: Neither could I. I get so mad at myself because I can't even do that in front of my family.
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corporal_little, on 11 August 2012 - 10:28 AM, said:

I loved the Palin pick in 08 and I still lie her today, BUT Paul Ryan is on a different level than her and frankly 99% of the eople out there. The dude is sharp.

I do hope that what someone mentioned earlier doesn't come true though. They said something about him being so bright that he sometimes slips up when speaking because he doesn't have that common sense level to fall back on or something like that. I know what they meant even though I'm not sure they even knew how to say it as I don't seem to either.
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Palin's greatest flaw was her uncanny resemblance to Tina Fey. Once SNL discovered that, she didn't have a chance.
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i couldn't believe you weren't on here last night ... i was so excited for you to find out. the fox news alert/interruption in the middle of greta's show scared me to death, though! i have been giddy.

i agree with corporal little ... i loved palin then and love her now, but this is apples and oranges. that clip above is proof of that. ooooooh ... i love paul ryan. :wub:
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Jeb, on 11 August 2012 - 10:44 AM, said:

Palin's greatest flaw was her uncanny resemblance to Tina Fey. Once SNL discovered that, she didn't have a chance.

Well one of our resident leftist pointed out this morning that Ryan resembles Eddie Munster. Though for the life of me, I couldn't figure out why that was a negative since as a child I had a pretty big crush on ole Eddie.
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Eddie Muster isn't a threat to say the 2012 equivalent of "I can see Russia from my house." The Democrats were able to push Palin into a dumb bimbo stereotype. It was a brilliant use of sexism to score votes. Even if there was an SNL cast member that looked exactly like Paul Ryan, he couldn't be marginalized like Sarah Palin was.
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houston hot mama, on 11 August 2012 - 10:50 AM, said:

i couldn't believe you weren't on here last night ... i was so excited for you to find out. the fox news alert/interruption in the middle of greta's show scared me to death, though! i have been giddy.i agree with corporal little ... i loved palin then and love her now, but this is apples and oranges. that clip above is proof of that. ooooooh ... i love paul ryan. :wub:

Well last night I got off the net pretty early and today is the first time in ages that I've left it on Fox this long for something other than the business shows since those are the only ones that don't make me reach for a puke pot.

Yeah, I've been pretty stoked since hearing this news. I'm still somewhat shocked and am just waiting for the other shoe to drop as in a Romney announcement that he's changed his mind on abortion. :lol:
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All I know is that the Ryan nod has got the left losing their minds. They are in full attack, but the fact is, every attack they're making is old and has been rebutted at least 2 years ago, but they think that they can regurgitate them in hopes that the general public has a shorter memory than they do. I saw Van Holland (democrat) on Fox News this morning and he is already crying and whining and throwing out the "Ryan wants to throw seniors in the streets and destroy education (as if the NEA hasn't already done that) and all they breathless hyperbole they were spewing the first time he introduced a budget.

My other favorite is that he "lacks experience to be President". Really? Go ahead and run with that one, lefties, because they touted a man who had no experience 4 years ago and if they want to swing that double edged sword; I say go ahead. It would be fun to point out their hypocrisy, because they would have to either admit that they, too, voted for someone with no experience and is a great choice, or they would have to admit that they voted for someone with no experience and the country is in the crapper because of it, which would nullify any argument they bring to the table that we need to re-elect Obama because he's so awesome.
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xtremeright, on 11 August 2012 - 11:12 AM, said:

All I know is that the Ryan nod has got the left losing their minds. They are in full attack, but the fact is, every attack they're making is old and has been rebutted at least 2 years ago, but they think that they can regurgitate them in hopes that the general public has a shorter memory than they do. I saw Van Holland (democrat) on Fox News this morning and he is already crying and whining and throwing out the "Ryan wants to throw seniors in the streets and destroy education (as if the NEA hasn't already done that) and all they breathless hyperbole they were spewing the first time he introduced a budget. My other favorite is that he "lacks experience to be President". Really? Go ahead and run with that one, lefties, because they touted a man who had no experience 4 years ago and if they want to swing that double edged sword; I say go ahead. It would be fun to point out their hypocrisy, because they would have to either admit that they, too, voted for someone with no experience and is a great choice, or they would have to admit that they voted for someone with no experience and the country is in the crapper because of it, which would nullify any argument they bring to the table that we need to re-elect Obama because he's so awesome.

They would have gone nuts for anyone other than an avowed leftist or an Olympia Snowe type.

Okay, I'm finally turning it off of Fox because the current leftist talking head is getting on my last nerve. I don't know why the left can't just turn the station when someone they don't like starts talking instead of having a conniption fit?
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ilja, on 11 August 2012 - 10:50 AM, said:

Jeb, on 11 August 2012 - 10:44 AM, said:

Palin's greatest flaw was her uncanny resemblance to Tina Fey. Once SNL discovered that, she didn't have a chance.
Well one of our resident leftist pointed out this morning that Ryan resembles Eddie Munster. Though for the life of me, I couldn't figure out why that was a negative since as a child I had a pretty big crush on ole Eddie.



As did I. Honestly? I think he looks a little like McDreamy:

http://www.patrickde...8833-800wi2.jpg

I was happy when McCain selected Palin -- I thought it was an indication that he "got" it and was ready to do battle. What a disappointment. I don't blame her for his defeat, even though I know some people who chose not to vote for him because of her selection. I blame HIM for mishandling the campaign and not having her back. My views on Palin have evolved over time, and I don't agree with everything she says/does. For instance, her decision to back Steelman in the MoSen race, I thought was a poor one. I do still like her, though.

As for Ryan, I get the sense he's more prepared for the circus than Palin was, and Romney's no McCain -- which is a GOOD thing! My favorite things about him aren't his hair or his McDreamy looks. They are his staunch fiscal conservatism* and his policy wonkness. I don't see those qualities changing. So, I'm pretty sure my appreciation for Ryan will hold steady.



*Have to include this disclaimer: I can forgive him TARP, even though I disagree with it. A lot of folks became convinced it had to be done. I'm a little less forgiving about the auto bailout.
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SmoosieQ, on 11 August 2012 - 11:19 AM, said:

ilja, on 11 August 2012 - 10:50 AM, said:

Jeb, on 11 August 2012 - 10:44 AM, said:

Palin's greatest flaw was her uncanny resemblance to Tina Fey. Once SNL discovered that, she didn't have a chance.
Well one of our resident leftist pointed out this morning that Ryan resembles Eddie Munster. Though for the life of me, I couldn't figure out why that was a negative since as a child I had a pretty big crush on ole Eddie.
As did I. Honestly? I think he looks a little like McDreamy: http://www.patrickde...833-800wi2.jpgI was happy when McCain selected Palin -- I thought it was an indication that he "got" it and was ready to do battle. What a disappointment. I don't blame her for his defeat, even though I know some people who chose not to vote for him because of her selection. I blame HIM for mishandling the campaign and not having her back. My views on Palin have evolved over time, and I don't agree with everything she says/does. For instance, her decision to back Steelman in the MoSen race, I thought was a poor one. I do still like her, though.As for Ryan, I get the sense he's more prepared for the circus than Palin was, and Romney's no McCain -- which is a GOOD thing! My favorite things about him aren't his hair or his McDreamy looks. They are his staunch fiscal conservatism* and his policy wonkness. I don't see those qualities changing. So, I'm pretty sure my appreciation for Ryan will hold steady.*Have to include this disclaimer: I can forgive him TARP, even though I disagree with it. A lot of folks became convinced it had to be done. I'm a little less forgiving about the auto bailout.

I agree with most of your post. Shoot, I can't think of anything I disagree with but with this crazy new blog formatting system, it's too hard to scroll up and down to read when responding to posts to double-check.

McDreamy? Now that's a nice visual picture you painted in my brain though I do think it's a bit of a stretch. Now if maybe he got a better haircut, well then I might could go with it.

I hope you are right about Romney being no McCain in how he conducts his campaign though I'm not as confident as you yet. I'm still waiting on Romney to be as tough on Obama as he and his surrogates were on his conservative opponents in the primary.

Sadly, I do believe a lot of the disdain and automatic dismissal of Palin was sexist though not all of it. I think a lot more of it was class disdain because of her accent and regional bigotry because of where she lived and went to school. That being said, I do know some people just automatically don't like other people as myself with Pawlenty though I do not hate him.

Back to Ryan, I can hardly wait to hear him speak more deeply on the issues. I hope the Romney team doesn't try to restrain him and just let's him loose to be himself. I'm also hoping the Romney team will move further in Ryan's direction on fiscal matters.
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We all had to be prepared for the Palin comparisons and the general treatment no matter who the VP was. It could have been Reagan's resurrected form, and they would still compare him to Palin.

"Experts question whether the Resurrected Reagan has been resurrected long enough to handle the pressures of the office. Sure he now has the power to vaporize all of America's enemies with lightning bolts from his fingertips, but many believe that his time hasn't come."
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Mr. Naron, on 11 August 2012 - 02:32 PM, said:

We all had to be prepared for the Palin comparisons and the general treatment no matter who the VP was. It could have been Reagan's resurrected form, and they would still compare him to Palin. "Experts question whether the Resurrected Reagan has been resurrected long enough to handle the pressures of the office. Sure he now has the power to vaporize all of America's enemies with lightning bolts from his fingertips, but many believe that his time hasn't come."

http://www.cosgan.de.../frech/e040.gif Too true!
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I still love Sarah Palin and the way she freaks out the lefties. I'm also sure my man crush on Ryan will not fade. :lol:
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Ryan is a great pick. Things are definitely looking up for team Romney.
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What the left is going to say about Ryan is:

He's going to take away your SSN and Medicare
Children will starve
Old people will die in their freezing cold (roasting hot) homes
Alternative energy will be set back for centuries
War on women
War on dogs and cats
No more college education for African Americans or Latino Americans
I can see Minnesota from my front porch.

etc

etc

etc
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I thought of you this morning, when I first heard the news... figuring if I was grinning from ear to ear, you would be too! I have to say, Romney exceeded my expectations on this one and I am a pretty happy camper today. As for Sarah Palin... I loved her then, I love her now... and yeah, she may not have been ready for the big show, but I blame McCain for not helping her out more than anything. And no, I don't agree with everything she has said or done... but come on... I don't even agree (now) with everything I have said or done myself! I'm guessing Ryan has his big boy pants on nice and tight... I hope he lets the nasty lefties have it with both barrels... and if that's too violent for some... then they need to go get their own pair of big boy?girl pants already! :)
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