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(The Nation)   The shutdown has helped at least one Republican: Paul Ryan   (thenation.com) divider line 38
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2013-10-21 10:11:16 AM  
Shut up Paul Ryan, you cock.
 
2013-10-21 10:14:37 AM  
Yeah, good luck with that.
 
2013-10-21 10:15:31 AM  
Ya Ya - You Betcha
 
2013-10-21 10:16:05 AM  
Yeah, I don't understand why Paul Ryan will be involved in the upcoming budget talks (I mean, I know why but I still don't understand why).  Voters had the chance to select Paul Ryan to be the vice president which would have been a de facto vote for his budget.  Americans rejected Ryan (only a retard would claim Americans were voting against Romney but for Ryan).

This summer, the GOP had a chance to pass the "Ryan Budget".  Republicans voted unanimously  against it.

So why is Ryan still included in the budget talks.  Republicans along with the rest of American have rejected him.
 
2013-10-21 10:16:37 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-21 10:17:34 AM  

Muta: Yeah, I don't understand why Paul Ryan will be involved in the upcoming budget talks (I mean, I know why but I still don't understand why).  Voters had the chance to select Paul Ryan to be the vice president which would have been a de facto vote for his budget.  Americans rejected Ryan (only a retard would claim Americans were voting against Romney but for Ryan).

This summer, the GOP had a chance to pass the "Ryan Budget".  Republicans voted unanimously  against it.

So why is Ryan still included in the budget talks.  Republicans along with the rest of American have rejected him.


Because he's the "numbers guy".  Which means he's the only House Republican that can count past 10 without taking off his shoes (or pants)
 
2013-10-21 10:20:48 AM  
Whenever I make the mistake of turning on CNN nowadays, within 15 minutes I end up seeing a right-wing spinner acting convinced (or worse - *genuinely* convinced) that Paul Ryan is a 'genius' full of 'ideas' to solve this country's problems.

I don't listen to spinners much, but whenever I hear THAT my mind begins automatically replacing their speech with elevator music.

/new ideas??
//try the same single idea
///(it's "fark the poor")
 
2013-10-21 10:20:53 AM  
The only entertaining part of living in WI during the 2012 election was watching Paul Ryan sheepishly display ads for his congressional seat while juggling the Pres/VP race.  You'd get 12 ads in a row chest-thumping for Romney/Ryan, and then one with Ryan basically saying "yeah we're not going to win that, so can I keep my old job?"
 
2013-10-21 10:21:23 AM  
He is the idea man. He has ideas.
 
2013-10-21 10:21:44 AM  

Muta: Yeah, I don't understand why Paul Ryan will be involved in the upcoming budget talks (I mean, I know why but I still don't understand why).  Voters had the chance to select Paul Ryan to be the vice president which would have been a de facto vote for his budget.  Americans rejected Ryan (only a retard would claim Americans were voting against Romney but for Ryan).

This summer, the GOP had a chance to pass the "Ryan Budget".  Republicans voted unanimously  against it.

So why is Ryan still included in the budget talks.  Republicans along with the rest of American have rejected him.


Because no one wants the budget talks to succeed.
 
2013-10-21 10:23:27 AM  
I'm not worried about Ryan.  I'm worried about Democrats too eager to compromise by selling out the New Deal.
 
2013-10-21 10:24:13 AM  

DarnoKonrad: I'm not worried about Ryan.  I'm worried about Democrats too eager to compromise by selling out the New Deal.


Hasn't it been around long enough now that we should call it the Old Deal?
 
2013-10-21 10:24:53 AM  
suddenly stepped back into the limelight after laying low through most of the shutdown


Yeah, Ryan's good at slinking out of sight whenever it looks like he might get some unpopular Republicans' stink on him. He kept a low profile 2006-2008, and I'd be very surprised if you could find too many photos of him standing next to Bush and Cheney...
 
2013-10-21 10:24:55 AM  
Numbers Guy!
 
2013-10-21 10:26:56 AM  

Tax Boy: [i.imgur.com image 625x956]


Someone needs to write a book solely about the decision process that lead to that photoshoot. I want everything, from "What would happen if we had Paul pose in workout gear for a magazine?" to "OK, Paul, show me how you'll stop Democrats from raising taxes! Yeah, that's it! Yeah baby!"

I would watch a 40 hour documentary/miniseries about this. I feel like it's actually underrated in how terrible it is, since the race was already pretty much over, and it's just so comically bad. The red, backwards cap almost makes you think it's intentional parody. It's quite possibly the worst, most out of touch thing a politician has done in the past 30 years.
 
2013-10-21 10:27:04 AM  

phaseolus: I'd be very surprised if you could find too many photos of him standing next to Bush and Cheney...



I take that last sentence back, Google found me a bunch. Never mind.
 
2013-10-21 10:27:41 AM  
When they said masturbating would make you go blind, they just used the word blind because they couldn't describe Crazy Eyes.

Pictured below is half way to Bachmann/Calista Crazy Eye.

www.thenation.com
 
2013-10-21 10:29:11 AM  

DarnoKonrad: I'm not worried about Ryan.  I'm worried about Democrats too eager to compromise by selling out the New Deal.


You do know that the budget conference is non-binding, right?
 
2013-10-21 10:31:05 AM  
he reminds me of that Adam character from Rules of Engagement. you know, a dufus.
 
2013-10-21 10:35:12 AM  

jayhawk88: Tax Boy: [i.imgur.com image 625x956]

Someone needs to write a book solely about the decision process that lead to that photoshoot. I want everything, from "What would happen if we had Paul pose in workout gear for a magazine?" to "OK, Paul, show me how you'll stop Democrats from raising taxes! Yeah, that's it! Yeah baby!"

I would watch a 40 hour documentary/miniseries about this. I feel like it's actually underrated in how terrible it is, since the race was already pretty much over, and it's just so comically bad. The red, backwards cap almost makes you think it's intentional parody. It's quite possibly the worst, most out of touch thing a politician has done in the past 30 years.


When my oldest kid (he's 5) player t-ball last fall, the uniforms didn't come in until the second game. The league just said, hey get a red t-shirt (we were the Angels). My wife went to Michael's to buy the shirt and she picked him up a cheap, generic red hat.

Paul Ryan's red hat looks like something you could pick up at Michael's for a couple of bucks.
 
2013-10-21 10:36:18 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Muta: Yeah, I don't understand why Paul Ryan will be involved in the upcoming budget talks (I mean, I know why but I still don't understand why).  Voters had the chance to select Paul Ryan to be the vice president which would have been a de facto vote for his budget.  Americans rejected Ryan (only a retard would claim Americans were voting against Romney but for Ryan).

This summer, the GOP had a chance to pass the "Ryan Budget".  Republicans voted unanimously  against it.

So why is Ryan still included in the budget talks.  Republicans along with the rest of American have rejected him.

Because no one wants the budget talks to succeed.


So is this a far fetched scenario?

Dems and Reps go into talks.  Dems want to keep things more or less the same, perhaps stop further sequester cuts, rearrage some of across the board squester cuts.  Reps go into the talks with the goal of privatizing Medicare and the rest of the Ryan budget goals.  The two will parties will negotiation until the 11th hour and a bill with more cuts than the dems would want will come out.  It will be rejected by the House so the Senate will have to pass it with a couple more cuts.  The new bill will pass will pass the House.  GOP will get what they want.
 
2013-10-21 10:37:42 AM  
i457.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-21 10:38:22 AM  
Muta:

This summer, the GOP had a chance to pass the "Ryan Budget".  Republicans voted unanimously  against it.


For the third straight year, the GOP-controlled House has passed Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget blueprint.

If you're going to lie, at least make the lie plausible.
 
2013-10-21 10:41:29 AM  
i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-21 10:43:26 AM  

Muta: Yeah, I don't understand why Paul Ryan will be involved in the upcoming budget talks (I mean, I know why but I still don't understand why).  Voters had the chance to select Paul Ryan to be the vice president which would have been a de facto vote for his budget.  Americans rejected Ryan (only a retard would claim Americans were voting against Romney but for Ryan).

This summer, the GOP had a chance to pass the "Ryan Budget".  Republicans voted unanimously  against it.

So why is Ryan still included in the budget talks.  Republicans along with the rest of American have rejected him.


Um, what? I'm pretty sure the House Republican caucus unanimously voted for it and the Senate Republican caucus had 40 out of 45 members vote for it as well. What are you smoking?
 
2013-10-21 10:45:55 AM  

sprag: Muta: Yeah, I don't understand why Paul Ryan will be involved in the upcoming budget talks (I mean, I know why but I still don't understand why).  Voters had the chance to select Paul Ryan to be the vice president which would have been a de facto vote for his budget.  Americans rejected Ryan (only a retard would claim Americans were voting against Romney but for Ryan).

This summer, the GOP had a chance to pass the "Ryan Budget".  Republicans voted unanimously  against it.

So why is Ryan still included in the budget talks.  Republicans along with the rest of American have rejected him.

Because he's the "numbers guy".  Which means he's the only House Republican that can count past 10 without taking off his shoes (or pants)


That's going to be the defense for the next sexting scandal. "I wasn't cheating on my wife... I was running budget numbers with my assistant."
 
2013-10-21 10:50:00 AM  
I've already written some shiat about Ryan's "workout" photoshoot elsewhere, but there's this one other thing that strikes me as a bit ludicrous. At the gyms I used to go to, there were chicks who used as much weight as Ryan is in those photos. He'd need to do his curls with twice that much weight, before I'd think he'd achieved much of anything at the gym.
 
2013-10-21 10:51:44 AM  

Serious Black: Muta: Yeah, I don't understand why Paul Ryan will be involved in the upcoming budget talks (I mean, I know why but I still don't understand why).  Voters had the chance to select Paul Ryan to be the vice president which would have been a de facto vote for his budget.  Americans rejected Ryan (only a retard would claim Americans were voting against Romney but for Ryan).

This summer, the GOP had a chance to pass the "Ryan Budget".  Republicans voted unanimously  against it.

So why is Ryan still included in the budget talks.  Republicans along with the rest of American have rejected him.

Um, what? I'm pretty sure the House Republican caucus unanimously voted for it and the Senate Republican caucus had 40 out of 45 members vote for it as well. What are you smoking?


No - They brought it to the floor of the house, expecting the dems and token Rs to vote against it. They never wanted it to pass, they just wanted a show vote for the election season. Dems voted present in mass, meaning it would have passed the house, so the Rs all switched their votes to NO at the last second to prevent it from passing.

Just another item on the long list of legislative abject failures during Boehner's term
 
2013-10-21 10:59:37 AM  

Serious Black: Um, what? I'm pretty sure the House Republican caucus unanimously voted for it and the Senate Republican caucus had 40 out of 45 members vote for it as well. What are you smoking?


H.CON.RES.25
Latest Title: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023.
Sponsor: Rep Ryan, Paul [WI-1] (introduced 3/15/2013)      Cosponsors (None)
Related Bills: H.RES.122, S.CON.RES.8
Latest Major Action: 10/16/2013 Resolving differences -- Senate actions. Status: Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference.
Latest Action: 10/16/2013 Ordered held at desk by unanimous consent. Pursuant to the order of 10/16/2013.
House Reports: 113-17
 
2013-10-21 10:59:41 AM  
So he wants to push for Social Security means testing and his supporters are old people.
//Go for it!
 
2013-10-21 11:01:51 AM  

Serious Black: I'm pretty sure


You should probably look into it.
 
2013-10-21 11:07:02 AM  

Lost Thought 00: No - They brought it to the floor of the house, expecting the dems and token Rs to vote against it. They never wanted it to pass, they just wanted a show vote for the election season. Dems voted present in mass, meaning it would have passed the house, so the Rs all switched their votes to NO at the last second to prevent it from passing.


Kabuki theater at its best.
 
2013-10-21 11:15:35 AM  
Ryan did not even carry any of his home areas, like Janesville. He only won reelection because they gerrymandered his district way over to Waukesha to pick up the rich suburban Tea Party there in Walker home country. However, his actions during the shutdown were smart, he knew that it was insane and mostly shut up about it and made himself scarce.
 
2013-10-21 11:16:25 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Serious Black: Muta: Yeah, I don't understand why Paul Ryan will be involved in the upcoming budget talks (I mean, I know why but I still don't understand why).  Voters had the chance to select Paul Ryan to be the vice president which would have been a de facto vote for his budget.  Americans rejected Ryan (only a retard would claim Americans were voting against Romney but for Ryan).

This summer, the GOP had a chance to pass the "Ryan Budget".  Republicans voted unanimously  against it.

So why is Ryan still included in the budget talks.  Republicans along with the rest of American have rejected him.

Um, what? I'm pretty sure the House Republican caucus unanimously voted for it and the Senate Republican caucus had 40 out of 45 members vote for it as well. What are you smoking?

No - They brought it to the floor of the house, expecting the dems and token Rs to vote against it. They never wanted it to pass, they just wanted a show vote for the election season. Dems voted present in mass, meaning it would have passed the house, so the Rs all switched their votes to NO at the last second to prevent it from passing.

Just another item on the long list of legislative abject failures during Boehner's term


You're talking about the Republican Study Committee budget, not Paul Ryan's budget.
 
2013-10-21 12:27:55 PM  

jayhawk88: Tax Boy: [i.imgur.com image 625x956]

Someone needs to write a book solely about the decision process that lead to that photoshoot. I want everything, from "What would happen if we had Paul pose in workout gear for a magazine?" to "OK, Paul, show me how you'll stop Democrats from raising taxes! Yeah, that's it! Yeah baby!"

I would watch a 40 hour documentary/miniseries about this. I feel like it's actually underrated in how terrible it is, since the race was already pretty much over, and it's just so comically bad. The red, backwards cap almost makes you think it's intentional parody. It's quite possibly the worst, most out of touch thing a politician has done in the past 30 years.


Yep. It's like when the GOP trotted out Sarah Palin to counter Hillary. "Hey, look everybody! We have a woman, too!" was the message. That's it. It did not matter that Palin was bereft of ideas or intelligence, just cynical pandering to win over the rubes.
 
2013-10-21 12:35:08 PM  

DarnoKonrad: I'm not worried about Ryan.  I'm worried about Democrats too eager to compromise by selling out the New Deal.


This.

Why don't Democrats make the effective case for their arguments? We're/They're losing the messaging campaign.
 
2013-10-21 06:10:57 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Ryan did not even carry any of his home areas, like Janesville. He only won reelection because they gerrymandered his district way over to Waukesha to pick up the rich suburban Tea Party there in Walker home country. However, his actions during the shutdown were smart, he knew that it was insane and mostly shut up about it and made himself scarce.


While he is a putz, he only has the southern quarter to third of Waukesha County (places like the Falls and New Berlin are in Sensenbrenner's district). He really gets boosted by the areas surrounding Racine/Kenosha, Lake Geneva, and the southern 'burbs like Oak Creek and Franklin.  And as gerrymandering goes in this state it's not as bad as say the suburban districts for the State Senate.
 
2013-10-21 07:14:25 PM  
Many wealthier people already pay more for Medicare Part B, up to 4 times more than the regular Part B premium amount.  Maybe not as much as Ryan would propose but they do pay more.
 
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