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« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2014, 11:53:32 AM »


Paul Ryan is stepping up his game.  Paul Ryan subbed for Sean Hannity for a 3 hour nationwide radio show yesterday.  He was already into a monologue when I started listening that I thought was very inspirational, talking very clearly and persuasively about the direction we should be headed.  He has a new book out, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea".

http://www.amazon.com/The-Way-Forward-Renewing-American/dp/1455557560
http://www.hughhewitt.com/paul-ryans-way-forward-renewing-american-idea/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_JrbDUqNQY

I'm not convinced he could win, but he is a very sharp guy with a great background and has his head on straight.  He would be a great choice for President IMHO.
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« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2014, 10:35:46 PM »

I read this piece in the Hillsdale publication.  Very thoughtful but I have real problems with him talking up the left's social programs like soc. sec. etc. as being wonderful.

But at least he is thinking big.  Far bigger than Rove and the Bush crowd.

 
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« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2014, 02:16:30 AM »


I think he has made the calculation, probably correctly, that SS is here to stay and after seeing what happened to Bush-2 when he tried to reform it, he has decided that that particular battle is lost.
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« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2016, 12:33:59 PM »

Caught Speaker Ryan on one of the talk shows this morning.   The man is so far superior to Boener as a face and spokesman for the Rep Party that I fail to come up with an analogy.  His use of the Jack Kemp themes (PR having been a serious student and supporter to JK for many years) is superb. 

Let's see what he does now that the debris of the Boener era is in the rear view mirror.  I have hopes.

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« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2016, 03:04:26 PM »

Caught Speaker Ryan on one of the talk shows this morning.   The man is so far superior to Boener as a face and spokesman for the Rep Party that I fail to come up with an analogy.  His use of the Jack Kemp themes (PR having been a serious student and supporter to JK for many years) is superb. 

Let's see what he does now that the debris of the Boener era is in the rear view mirror.  I have hopes.



Great. A talented spokesman to sell us out. Just what I was hoping for.
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« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2016, 03:11:22 PM »

Caught Speaker Ryan on one of the talk shows this morning.   The man is so far superior to Boener as a face and spokesman for the Rep Party that I fail to come up with an analogy.  His use of the Jack Kemp themes (PR having been a serious student and supporter to JK for many years) is superb. 

Let's see what he does now that the debris of the Boener era is in the rear view mirror.  I have hopes.



Great. A talented spokesman to sell us out. Just what I was hoping for.

Your wry sense of humor and enthusiasm matches my own.
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« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2016, 03:21:59 PM »

Ryan has a long and serious record on budgetary issues.  His Kemp based politics of opportunity are something which the Rep Party desperately needs.  He communicates well and makes it hard to portray Reps as big meanies.

 You guys run the risk of making the perfect the enemy of the good.
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« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2016, 03:47:15 PM »

For what (little) it is worth... I agree with Crafty on Paul Ryan.  If you want to pull him further to the right, elect a majority within the majority to do that.  Win 60 in the Senate.  And prove we are still competitive in Presidential elections.  In the meantime, he is a skilled and knowledgeable spokesman on a lot of economic issues so use him.

In the current interview, he was presenting a positive case for private sector growth economics to people who are not normally inclined to vote that way.  It's about time someone did that - especially at the national leadership level!

In the horrible budget deal, Ryan was dealt a hand that would not have beaten the President.  The previous cavings had lasting consequences.  He didn't bother to blame it all on his predecessors, and his wimpy fellow Republican representatives so he took al the arrows.  Now we have to win hearts and minds to move forward.  Deal Paul Ryan a better hand or replace him from a position of conservative strength  if you think he is too moderate or too RINO.

Instead of developing a conservative consensus from the ground up to make sure this never happens again, most of us keep falling for shiny objects and deck chair arrangement debates along the path of creeping liberalism on the way to the precipice. 

Elect a conservative who can win - for President, for congress in your district and in the Senate races.
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