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(The New York Times)   Meet Janna Ryan; tax lawyer, former lobbyist for insurance and big pharm, "practical conservative" with small-town Middle America values, Wellesley grad who once marched on DC in support of women's rights. Wait...what??   (nytimes.com) divider line 50
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2012-08-24 10:34:14 AM  
Chose power and money over social causes.
 
2012-08-24 12:49:41 PM  
WINO
 
2012-08-24 12:49:51 PM  
"Look, GOP women! This is all a liberal distraction! The economy is the #1 issue! Which is why the GOP has TOTALLY introduced legislation dealing with that."
 
2012-08-24 12:50:15 PM  

Cewley: Chose power and money over social causes.


Yep.

LasersHurt: WINO


[Funny]
 
2012-08-24 12:50:16 PM  
Log Cabin, meet Kitchen.
 
2012-08-24 12:53:27 PM  
I went to college in small-town Middle America. On one side you had the drunks and on the other the Baptist fundie prudes. No middle ground.
 
2012-08-24 12:54:37 PM  

coeyagi: "Look, GOP women! This is all a liberal distraction! The economy is the #1 issue! Which is why the GOP has TOTALLY introduced legislation dealing with that."


To be fair, in Republican thinking, appeasing God by punishing the gays and the whores will cause God to make the economy all better.
 
2012-08-24 12:54:57 PM  
Guess whose campaign Hillary Clinton worked for in 1968?
 
2012-08-24 12:57:48 PM  

farkityfarker: Guess whose campaign Hillary Clinton worked for in 1968?


The guy who fixed her cable?
 
2012-08-24 12:57:54 PM  
Is this the thread where we say mean and hurtful things about Paul Ryan's wife?
 
2012-08-24 12:59:12 PM  

farkityfarker: Guess whose campaign Hillary Clinton worked for in 1968?


Imma guess Nixon, as most anti-war people wanted Nixon as he promised to pull out of Vietnam.

But that's just my guess.
 
2012-08-24 12:59:14 PM  
Wait, another person who changed their views on what is best for everybody based on what is best for them personally at the moment? Paging Ric Romero. Paging Ric Romero.
 
2012-08-24 12:59:22 PM  
What part of, "She Got Hers So Fark You" don't you understand?
 
2012-08-24 12:59:33 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Is this the thread where we say mean and hurtful things about Paul Ryan's wife?


Only if she has a dancing horse.
 
2012-08-24 12:59:48 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Is this the thread where we say mean and hurtful things about Paul Ryan's wife?


Yep - thanks for coming! There are hors d'oeuvres on the table and punch in the bowl.
 
2012-08-24 01:00:35 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Is this the thread where we say mean and hurtful things about Paul Ryan's wife?


If you want to? I mean nobody else is. Unless you think ANY criticism falls under mean/hurtful.
 
2012-08-24 01:00:53 PM  
You just know seeing her sell out her ideals and values like that gave Paul a chubby.
 
2012-08-24 01:02:12 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Is this the thread where we say mean and hurtful things about Paul Ryan's wife?


I'd rather we talk about Ryan himself, and the fact that he wants to gut Medicare/Medicaid, slash taxes even further on the rich, and still increase military spending.
 
2012-08-24 01:02:37 PM  

Cewley: Chose power and money over social causes.


.. and your journey to the dark side is now complete.
 
2012-08-24 01:02:38 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Is this the thread where we say mean and hurtful things about Paul Ryan's wife?


No. This is where we find out who's the most easily butthurt of all, and do I have good news for you. Are you adequately powdered?
 
2012-08-24 01:03:11 PM  

LasersHurt: WINO


Wino?


i194.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-24 01:03:43 PM  

farkityfarker: Guess whose campaign Hillary Clinton worked for in 1968?


Stanley Kubrick?
 
2012-08-24 01:05:09 PM  
I had to hover over the link to make sure it was Paul Ryan's wife.

If anybody tries to salvage a story out of the wife of a Vice Presidential candidate, you're grasping at straws. I don't even think Todd Palin got any play outside of those five minutes when everyone chuckled at the thought of a "First Dude."
 
2012-08-24 01:05:15 PM  

farkityfarker: I'd rather we talk about Ryan himself, and the fact that he wants to gut Medicare/Medicaid, slash taxes even further on the rich, and still increase military spending.


You left out increase the debt and gut social programs.
 
2012-08-24 01:05:16 PM  
A college "liberal" got married, moved out of the city, had kids and sold out to the man? HOW IS THIS NOT FRONT PAGE NEWS?
 
2012-08-24 01:05:36 PM  

coeyagi: "Look, GOP women! This is all a liberal distraction! The economy is the #1 issue! Which is why the GOP has TOTALLY introduced legislation dealing with that."


I'm currently involved in a facebook debate--and the lady's point keeps coming down to "OMFG THE ECONOMIEZ!!".

I'm amazed how you can completely farking ignore the absurd social stances of conservatives at large to stand up for either unproven or disproven economic policies.
 
2012-08-24 01:06:23 PM  
Wellesley grad who once marched on DC in support of women's rights

That was before her party declared open warfare on women. She chose the party.
 
2012-08-24 01:07:56 PM  
Holy farking awkward. I honestly feel bad for the Ryan family on this one. Honestly, I see this one ripe for liberal abuse and I sure hope they take the high road and let her go, so long as she keeps herself out of the campaign. Nothing wrong with standing up with your spouse and supporting them, even if you do not agree with them.
 
2012-08-24 01:09:00 PM  

lennavan: Holy farking awkward. I honestly feel bad for the Ryan family on this one. Honestly, I see this one ripe for liberal abuse and I sure hope they take the high road and let her go, so long as she keeps herself out of the campaign. Nothing wrong with standing up with your spouse and supporting them, even if you do not agree with them.


And nothing good can come from trying to involve her. I assume actual politicians and campaigns will avoid her like the plague. Not so much on the internet, but we know how the internet is.
 
2012-08-24 01:09:06 PM  
I pretty much knew everything I needed to know about Paul Ryan when they started trotting out local reaction interviews. Nice folks from Wisconsin, relatively well off, blessed in all regards. They like the Ryans, because their local folks and they share the same ideals in that they don't think it is right for the government to steal taxes from hard working folks and give it away to people who are lazy. Period. Full stop. These must be the kind of "ideas" people come up with when they have no other care in the world. No actual problems to occupy their minds. Strictly concerned with what other people are doing, with their money, or their uterus/anus.
 
2012-08-24 01:11:48 PM  

LasersHurt: lennavan: Holy farking awkward. I honestly feel bad for the Ryan family on this one. Honestly, I see this one ripe for liberal abuse and I sure hope they take the high road and let her go, so long as she keeps herself out of the campaign. Nothing wrong with standing up with your spouse and supporting them, even if you do not agree with them.

And nothing good can come from trying to involve her. I assume actual politicians and campaigns will avoid her like the plague. Not so much on the internet, but we know how the internet is.


Yeah I'm thinkin SuperPACs here.
 
2012-08-24 01:13:19 PM  

karmaceutical: I pretty much knew everything I needed to know about Paul Ryan when they started trotting out local reaction interviews. Nice folks from Wisconsin, relatively well off, blessed in all regards. They like the Ryans, because their local folks and they share the same ideals in that they don't think it is right for the government to steal taxes from hard working folks and give it away to people who are lazy.


What would you bet those same people would see Paul Ryan's ex as "lazy?"
 
2012-08-24 01:16:14 PM  

EyeballKid: karmaceutical: I pretty much knew everything I needed to know about Paul Ryan when they started trotting out local reaction interviews. Nice folks from Wisconsin, relatively well off, blessed in all regards. They like the Ryans, because their local folks and they share the same ideals in that they don't think it is right for the government to steal taxes from hard working folks and give it away to people who are lazy.

What would you bet those same people would see Paul Ryan's ex as "lazy?"


Nothing. That would be a horrible bet, for me.
 
2012-08-24 01:19:49 PM  

The Great EZE: I had to hover over the link to make sure it was Paul Ryan's wife.

If anybody tries to salvage a story out of the wife of a Vice Presidential candidate, you're grasping at straws. I don't even think Todd Palin got any play outside of those five minutes when everyone chuckled at the thought of a "First Dude."


I seem to remember there being some talk of him being part of a secessionist movement
 
2012-08-24 01:22:27 PM  
Wait, I thought the story said his girlfriend was Black?
 
2012-08-24 01:23:50 PM  

magusdevil: A college "liberal" got married, moved out of the city, had kids and sold out to the man? HOW IS THIS NOT FRONT PAGE NEWS?


Because it is part of every Baby Boomer story ever?
 
2012-08-24 01:35:27 PM  

Summoner101: The Great EZE: I had to hover over the link to make sure it was Paul Ryan's wife.

If anybody tries to salvage a story out of the wife of a Vice Presidential candidate, you're grasping at straws. I don't even think Todd Palin got any play outside of those five minutes when everyone chuckled at the thought of a "First Dude."

I seem to remember there being some talk of him being part of a secessionist movement


Right. I honestly forgot about that. Pretty sure that had as much traction as "Troopergate" (i.e. a day at best).

...now that I think about it the Palins got off on a lot all things considered. If they'd just stay down after the election they probably wouldn't still be a punchline in 2012. But I digress.
 
2012-08-24 01:54:04 PM  

farkityfarker: Guess whose campaign Hillary Clinton worked for in 1968?


The only way Barry Goldwater would be nominated for anything in 2012 is as a Democrat.
 
2012-08-24 02:07:59 PM  
I would rather meet Jeri Ryan.
 
2012-08-24 02:14:05 PM  

The Great EZE: I had to hover over the link to make sure it was Paul Ryan's wife.

If anybody tries to salvage a story out of the wife of a Vice Presidential candidate, you're grasping at straws. I don't even think Todd Palin got any play outside of those five minutes when everyone chuckled at the thought of a "First Dude."


actually no. he was very involved in an organization dedicated to the secession of Alaska. It was covered thoroughly (for a couple days like this will be)
 
2012-08-24 02:16:14 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: magusdevil: A college "liberal" got married, moved out of the city, had kids and sold out to the man? HOW IS THIS NOT FRONT PAGE NEWS?

Because it is part of every Baby Boomer story ever?


It took less than 10 years, too --

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2012-08-24 02:29:05 PM  
graphics8.nytimes.com 

How many threads about the women of Fox News are we gonna have today?
 
2012-08-24 02:43:34 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Is this the thread where we say mean and hurtful things about Paul Ryan's wife?


I won't. I think there's a chance we might be feeling sorry for her á la Elizabeth Edwards some time in the next three decades. Consider this:
•   According to tfa he's dated aerobics bunnies at his gym before he got married. Plural. Yes, we all would do that if we could, but this demonstrates that a.) he likes the pretty ladies and b.) he likes a variety of pretty ladies. I'll make the speculative leap and suggest here that he also c.) likes the status that comes with being known as a serial aerobics bunny farker.

•   He's a man with money inherited and married-into and earned. He also has power and status and celebrity. Enough women are attracted to such things that, whether he desires extramarital partners or not, willing women must already be pestering him and they'll continue to do this for another decade or two.

•   He's been married for 12 years.

Not an accusation or prediction on my part, just noting here that money/power/status is the biggest predictor of male marital infidelity.

He may very well be an unusually loving, devoted, 100% monogamous husband. For his wife's sake I hope he is. But due to who and what he is he'll see more temptation than 99.99% of American men, so we'll probably know exactly how good a man he is 30 years from now.

/yeah, we already know that when it comes to public policy he's a moron. Digressing's fun.
 
2012-08-24 02:47:43 PM  

Mikey1969: Wait, I thought the story said his girlfriend was Black?


If Ryan attended Wellesley, then he has some explaining to do.
 
2012-08-24 03:07:14 PM  
A lot of people used to be liberals, I was.
 
2012-08-24 03:16:24 PM  

Tyee: A lot of people used to be liberals, I was.


Me too, then I smartened up and became a socialist.
 
2012-08-24 03:39:27 PM  
jesustowhores.jpg

/raises glass of beer
 
2012-08-24 06:25:35 PM  
Eh. Whatever. Spouses of VPs and VP candidates only get attention if they do something stupid. Only attention I think Todd Palin got was his membership in a secessionist party, and that got very little attention on its own.

About all you can possibly get from here would be looking at Ryan's voting record, and see if he favors insurance and pharmaceuticals (he's Republican, of course he does), and that would call him out for possible conflict of interest, not his wife. I still see nothing coming out about this.

Unless right-wing sites pick up on this article or one like it and blow it all out of proportion. Oh, who am I kidding. That's exactly what is going to happen.
 
2012-08-24 08:11:00 PM  
Keep in mind too, an Oklahoma Democrat would be considered a conservative in most area's of the country.

Oklahoma is the reddest of the red states. Only state in the country that McCain carried every county in the state in the last election.
 
2012-08-24 09:39:12 PM  
Who could possibly regard a Democrat from Oklahoma as liberal? That was a very strained article.

Is Ann officially under the bus now?
 
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