Just thinking about it
Are you as excited about the October 11th VP debate as I am? Unlike Chris Matthews who only gets a tingle up his leg, I am tingling all over. Did you know Rep Chris Van Hollen is the Ryan stand-in for Joey B to practise on before that big day? He’s the ranking member of the Budget Committee Ryan chairs. “Biden really whipped faux-Ryan in the first practice debate, but don’t lend that much credence because I read it in a press pool report that was written by Joe Biden.”
Speaking of Chris Van Hollen, he is wasting no time trying to undermine Paul Ryan. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/08/17/Chris-Van-Hollen-Spins-Erskine-Bowles-Comments
What Erskine did he praised Paul Ryan as a person of integrity. He did not praise his budget plan. I think anyone should ask Erskine today that question — in fact, Erskine Bowles and Allen Simpson issued a statement about the Ryan plan, and they said it lacked the balance that was at the heart of Simpson-Bowles. And they have specifically said that the president’s plan has that kind of balance and Mitt Romney’s plan does not. That’s what they have said as recently as a few weeks ago.
Of course Van Hollen forgot to mention the rest of the statement from Bowles and Simpson
The quote about “hard truth” came in the context of Ryan’s selection as candidate for Vice President. Simpson said, “I don’t think he was seeking it, but let me tell you, he becomes a spokesman of hard truth against fakery.” Simpson also predicted that the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan would be brought back to life at some point in the future: “Dr. Frankenstein is about to come by and inject some electrodes into the corpse and it’s going to rise from the shelf.”
With Simpson’s positive comments Friday, both co-chairs of the commission on which Ryan served have now praised his efforts. In 2011, Erskine Bowles said of Ryan, “He is honest. He is straightforward. He is sincere. And, the budget that he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, serious budget.” Bowles went on to say he didn’t agree with all of Ryan’s policy proposals — but he certainly never labeled Ryan extreme. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/17/Other-Half-of-Simpson-Bowles-Commission-Offers-Support-for-Paul-Ryan
So, while Joey B has to practise debating Ryan, the VP candidate is out on the campaign trail in ‘The Villages’, without a teleprompter, explaining the theft of 716 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare and the death panels HHS will put in place. In Obamaworld that is one way to be rid of useless people who contribute nothing to society. Of course, those who passed this piece of garbage won’t be subjected to the same rationing system built into Obamacare.
Continuing to attack Barack Obama over the transfer of $716 billion in future Medicare spending to fund the subsidies and Medicaid expansion in ObamaCare. “The President raids $716 billion from the Medicare program,” Ryan tells the crowd, “to pay for the ObamaCare program.”Ryan then went on to slam the Independent Payment Advisory Board as a rationing system, a message that Mitt Romney also delivered in a podcast earlier today. “In addition to that,” Ryan continued, “he puts a board of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in charge of Medicare — who are required to [cut] care in ways that will lead to denied care for current seniors.”
Ryan also stated Medicare should not be a piggy bank that supports Obamacare.
In the meantime, the media tries to portray Ryan as “risky” and “controversial”. “All week we’ve been treated to an epic meltdown by the current Vice President, yet it’s Ryan who’s the risky candidate.”
Trying too hard? According to srdem, who thinks the kissing memorial is somewhat nauseating, teh WONS most certainly are trying way too hard. During the campaigning we can probably expect more cloying PDA from them.
The loved-up Obamas are at it again, treating the American public to yet another public display of affection as they campaign to stay in the White House.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle were like a pair of smitten teens as they attended a string of campaign events across Iowa on Wednesday, kissing, cuddling and gazing lovingly at each other from across the podium.
Can anyone imagine Mitt and Anne Romney acting like “smitten teens”? BO and MO are trying to run on the “awwww isn’t that cute” platform. The past four years proves he has nothing else to run on. ‘Hope’ that keeps him up all night until the election can ‘change’ things for the better, R2 in 2012.