Why do conservatives want Paul Ryan t...

Why do conservatives want Paul Ryan to be vice president?

There are 971 comments on the The Washington Post story from Aug 9, 2012, titled Why do conservatives want Paul Ryan to be vice president?. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The Wall Street Journal's editorial page joined the growing movement of influential conservatives uniting behind hero wonk Paul Ryan for vice president.

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Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#1070 Aug 21, 2012
notlocal wrote:
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This country needs a change or go off a fiscal cliff. Obama is under experienced and way over his head. Problem is, no one in the democratic party even realizes it. Look at Pelosi. Need I say more?
Michelle Obama isn't even proud of this country.
Needs a change? Absolutely. bush started this depression and Obama has done precious little to end it. While Obama is not too good as a president, neither was the last one, or the one before that, or the one before that, or the one before that. Actually bush jr and Reagan were unbelievably damaging to our nation and hundreds of millions of people. They broke so many laws they should have gone to prison.

So, yes, we need a change. Neither Romney, nor Obama is willing to make that change.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#1072 Aug 21, 2012
Brace yourselves, Floridians -- I imagine you're going to see this exchange a quite a lot on your television screens over the next few months. Here we have Obama nonchalantly confirming that his unaffordable and unpopular healthcare transformation relied on hundreds of billions of dollars in Medicare cuts. He wasn't slashing $700 Billion out of (current, not future) Medicare to help that program remain solvent, mind you; he was, er, "re-allocating" that money to help construct a brand new entitlement scheme. The purpose of this eye-popping transfer of dollars, he says, was to ensure that Obamacare would not add a dime to the deficit. In the clip, he affirms that he would have vetoed any bill that added to the deficit, and pledged to bend the overall healthcare cost curve down. A few problems:

(1) Obamacare's price tag is almost double what Democrats said it would be over the first full decade of implementation.

(2) Obamacare does add to the deficit, despite the Medicare raid.(Paul Ryan exposed these accounting gimmicks at the healthcare summit)

(3) The national healthcare cost curve has actually been bent up, with costs expanding faster than if Democrats hadn't passed Obamacare at all.

(4) Medicare "as we know it" is still scheduled to become insolvent in 12 years, absent major reforms.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a bipartisan plan to save and preserve Medicare. Democrats offer nothing except cuts and rationing. Romney and Ryan plan to repeal the budget-busting, cost-hiking, doctor shortage-intensifiying Obamacare law. This president wants to enshrine it forever, shackling the American people with its consequences. Some liberals are now arguing that Republicans (!) are being disingenuous with their Medicare attacks because Ryan's plan would maintain Obama's cuts. First of all, that's quite a departure from their usual "Republicans = cuts" narrative,Bull Sh*t??????????

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#1073 Aug 21, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
Brace yourselves, Floridians -- I imagine you're going to see this exchange a quite a lot on your television screens over the next few months. Here we have Obama nonchalantly confirming that his unaffordable and unpopular healthcare transformation relied on hundreds of billions of dollars in Medicare cuts. He wasn't slashing $700 Billion out of (current, not future) Medicare to help that program remain solvent, mind you; he was, er, "re-allocating" that money to help construct a brand new entitlement scheme. The purpose of this eye-popping transfer of dollars, he says, was to ensure that Obamacare would not add a dime to the deficit. In the clip, he affirms that he would have vetoed any bill that added to the deficit, and pledged to bend the overall healthcare cost curve down. A few problems:
(1) Obamacare's price tag is almost double what Democrats said it would be over the first full decade of implementation.
(2) Obamacare does add to the deficit, despite the Medicare raid.(Paul Ryan exposed these accounting gimmicks at the healthcare summit)
(3) The national healthcare cost curve has actually been bent up, with costs expanding faster than if Democrats hadn't passed Obamacare at all.
(4) Medicare "as we know it" is still scheduled to become insolvent in 12 years, absent major reforms.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a bipartisan plan to save and preserve Medicare. Democrats offer nothing except cuts and rationing. Romney and Ryan plan to repeal the budget-busting, cost-hiking, doctor shortage-intensifiying Obamacare law. This president wants to enshrine it forever, shackling the American people with its consequences. Some liberals are now arguing that Republicans (!) are being disingenuous with their Medicare attacks because Ryan's plan would maintain Obama's cuts. First of all, that's quite a departure from their usual "Republicans = cuts" narrative,Bull Sh*t??????????
Obamacare=Romneycare.
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#1074 Aug 21, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Obamacare=Romneycare.
One would imagine "Acorn" And its minions
would be "Persona Non Grata" at the WH??
Instead a Representative,Gaspard has been
Blessed with a Political Appointment from
Obama,The Creator of the Agency,Convicted
of Fraud??? Sadly with our Massiv,and dumbed
down,Great unwashed,We are closing in fast
on being a tragic version of a Banana Republic
those very same we Mocked,and Scorned for their
Stinking,Corrupt Political systems??????

Since: Aug 11

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#1075 Aug 21, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
One would imagine "Acorn" And its minions
would be "Persona Non Grata" at the WH??
Instead a Representative,Gaspard has been
Blessed with a Political Appointment from
Obama,The Creator of the Agency,Convicted
of Fraud??? Sadly with our Massiv,and dumbed
down,Great unwashed,We are closing in fast
on being a tragic version of a Banana Republic
those very same we Mocked,and Scorned for their
Stinking,Corrupt Political systems??????
I know your right, when you say "We are closing in fast on being a tragic version of Banana Republic those very same we Mocked,and Scorned for their Stinking,Corrupt Political systems"
Razors Edge

Palos Hills, IL

#1076 Aug 21, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I know your right, when you say "We are closing in fast on being a tragic version of Banana Republic those very same we Mocked,and Scorned for their Stinking,Corrupt Political systems"
Thanks,

Thought I would back up my post..

The linkages between President Obama, ACORN, the New Party and Working Families Party are too close and longstanding to be a coincidence. Democratic progressive activists may claim that unearthing such links constitutes "smears" and "McCarthyism." But aside from being wrong on their face, such accusations miss the larger context. All political alliances, Left or Right, are "conspiracies" of a small minority designed to attract support from a large majority - in other words, networks. And within the current administration, the common denominator of this network, aside from Obama himself, is Patrick Gaspard. National Review Online columnist Stanley Kurtz notes, "We are talking about a persistent and shared political alliance between President Obama and the complex of community, labor, and party organizations controlled by ACORN." That may be another way of saying that if ACORN is a criminal operation, then crime pays politically as well as economically.

Related:

Kurtz.

Since: Dec 09

Westford, MA

#1078 Aug 23, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
(4) Medicare "as we know it" is still scheduled to become insolvent in 12 years, absent major reforms.
Medicare is already insolvent; that Ponzi scheme's expenditures have exceeded receipts since 2008, and the difference is papered over by the fiction that a fund exists. Absent Obama's fascistic price controls, which will be even more disastrous than Nixon's and Carter's were, even the fiction would end as early as 2016, when the "fund" runs out.

Romney's advertising has maintained the socialists' fiction in order to score political points, trying to tap into the false sense that any money is owed to those who contributed in past years. It'd be hard to appeal to people on the basis of the truth, which is that they've allowed themselves to become dependent on receiving welfare, in the forms of Social Security and Medicare, in their old age. Both were always welfare programs, not insurance programs.

Since: Aug 11

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#1079 Aug 23, 2012
TDavidHudson wrote:
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Medicare is already insolvent; that Ponzi scheme's expenditures have exceeded receipts since 2008, and the difference is papered over by the fiction that a fund exists. Absent Obama's fascistic price controls, which will be even more disastrous than Nixon's and Carter's were, even the fiction would end as early as 2016, when the "fund" runs out.
Romney's advertising has maintained the socialists' fiction in order to score political points, trying to tap into the false sense that any money is owed to those who contributed in past years. It'd be hard to appeal to people on the basis of the truth, which is that they've allowed themselves to become dependent on receiving welfare, in the forms of Social Security and Medicare, in their old age. Both were always welfare programs, not insurance programs.
Exactly, I agree.

Social Security is not an insurance program at all. It is simply a payroll tax on one side and a welfare program on the other. Your Social Security benefits are always subject to the whim of 535 politicians in Washington.

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/i...

http://www.socialsecurity.org/daily/01-13-99....

Since: Dec 09

Westford, MA

#1080 Aug 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, I agree.
It makes you wonder why two dishonest morons flagged it as spam and clueless, as it was not only accurate, but also responsive both to a specific posting and also to the main thread. Are they from the corrupt MA GOP, or from among the evil Damnedcrats?

Since: Aug 11

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#1081 Aug 25, 2012
TDavidHudson wrote:
<quoted text>
It makes you wonder why two dishonest morons flagged it as spam and clueless, as it was not only accurate, but also responsive both to a specific posting and also to the main thread. Are they from the corrupt MA GOP, or from among the evil Damnedcrats?
that is your todays Conservatives that Flagged it that way, by no means do todays conservatives represent Conservatism from the 1920's and when post they never have links to counter their argument just propaganda but are no more than the Pseudo Liberals from the past besides Conservatism really changed direction after WW2 and it did for the worst here is an article that was published originally in the Winter 1954-55 issue of The Scholar about Pseudo-Conservative.

The Pseudo-Conservative Revolt

http://theamericanscholar.org/the-pseudo-cons...

if you want to read about true Conservatism here is a PDF explains how conservatism changed and with no intentions of returning to true conservatism.

Classical Conservatism

http://www.fundacionburke.org/wp-content/uplo...

Since: Feb 09

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#1082 Aug 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>that is your todays Conservatives that Flagged it that way, by no means do todays conservatives represent Conservatism from the 1920's and when post they never have links to counter their argument just propaganda but are no more than the Pseudo Liberals from the past besides Conservatism really changed direction after WW2 and it did for the worst here is an article that was published originally in the Winter 1954-55 issue of The Scholar about Pseudo-Conservative.
The Pseudo-Conservative Revolt
http://theamericanscholar.org/the-pseudo-cons...
if you want to read about true Conservatism here is a PDF explains how conservatism changed and with no intentions of returning to true conservatism.
Classical Conservatism
http://www.fundacionburke.org/wp-content/uplo...
ARe you familar with Edmund Burke the father of Conservatism?
He stated that a Conservative is nt against change but wants it to be gradual and natural.

Since: Aug 11

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#1083 Aug 25, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> ARe you familar with Edmund Burke the father of Conservatism?
He stated that a Conservative is nt against change but wants it to be gradual and natural.
yeap, todays Conservatism & Conservatives are no where close in his views.

conservative adjective ( AGAINST CHANGE )

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/br...

The Conservative Social and Political Forces in the 1920s

http://www.articlesbase.com/history-articles/...

Edmund Burke: The Father of Conservatism

http://www.crf-usa.org/bill-of-rights-in-acti...

Since: Apr 12

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#1084 Aug 25, 2012
TDavidHudson wrote:
<quoted text>
It makes you wonder why two dishonest morons flagged it as spam and clueless, as it was not only accurate, but also responsive both to a specific posting and also to the main thread. Are they from the corrupt MA GOP, or from among the evil Damnedcrats?
Another Liberscarium aka Republiscum who want to 'smoke dope and get laid.'

Since: Dec 09

Westford, MA

#1085 Aug 26, 2012
OregonSUX wrote:
<quoted text>
Another Liberscarium aka Republiscum who want to 'smoke dope and get laid.'
In my personal life I'm no doubt far more moral than you -- and from the libertarians I've known, it's likely that the majority of them are, too.

And for the record, I don't take illegal drugs. I'm just nowhere near mindless or ignorant enough -- as the vast majority of Democrats and probably still a majority of Republicans are nowadays -- to believe that government plays a positive role in most areas.

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#1086 Aug 26, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>yeap, todays Conservatism & Conservatives are no where close in his views.
conservative adjective ( AGAINST CHANGE )
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/br...
The Conservative Social and Political Forces in the 1920s
http://www.articlesbase.com/history-articles/...
Edmund Burke: The Father of Conservatism
http://www.crf-usa.org/bill-of-rights-in-acti...
Read them.
First I am a conservative dresser and always have. I see no reason to pay $100 for a pair of tennis shoes or $200 for a shirt when one a tenth of that price will do the job. Fashion labels are the biggest rip off crooks in the modern world.
AndAnd what conservatives want in the 20's has nothing to do with what I want.
At least move up to the 60's when Barry Goldwater was around as he is one I do admire.
And although I dont agree with all of Edmund Burke position I do admire him and feel he should be studied.

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#1087 Aug 26, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text>
Read them.
First I am a conservative dresser and always have. I see no reason to pay $100 for a pair of tennis shoes or $200 for a shirt when one a tenth of that price will do the job. Fashion labels are the biggest rip off crooks in the modern world.
AndAnd what conservatives want in the 20's has nothing to do with what I want.
At least move up to the 60's when Barry Goldwater was around as he is one I do admire.
And although I dont agree with all of Edmund Burke position I do admire him and feel he should be studied.
"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, but against the new and untried?"

Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Institute Address, February 27, 1860

http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/linco...

Conservatism (Latin: conservare, "to preserve")is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports, at the most, minimal and gradual change in society

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#1088 Aug 26, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, but against the new and untried?"
Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Institute Address, February 27, 1860
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/linco...
Conservatism (Latin: conservare, "to preserve")is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports, at the most, minimal and gradual change in society
There also come times when one must change as the landscape changes. Liberal used to denote being progressive and willing to make changes when the old ways would no longer work. I personally don't believe in messing with success. But if an old traditional method starts losing its effectiveness, it just might me time to try something new. Both the terms conservative and liberal have been very distorted from their original meanings and now have been rendered meaningless.

Since: Feb 09

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#1089 Aug 26, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, but against the new and untried?"
Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Institute Address, February 27, 1860
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/linco...
Conservatism (Latin: conservare, "to preserve")is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports, at the most, minimal and gradual change in society
Ask a hundred people what it means to be a conservative and you will get a hundred differenent answer.
For me. I want a small , weak government, that leaves people alone and takes care of those things people cannot do for themselves.
Things like law enforcement roads and fire protection are examples of things I feel are legitimate government jobs.
Laws mandating or regulating things like sex, drugs or buying insurance are not things the government should be involved with

Since: Aug 11

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#1090 Aug 26, 2012
californio wrote:
<quoted text> Ask a hundred people what it means to be a conservative and you will get a hundred differenent answer.
For me. I want a small , weak government, that leaves people alone and takes care of those things people cannot do for themselves.
Things like law enforcement roads and fire protection are examples of things I feel are legitimate government jobs.
Laws mandating or regulating things like sex, drugs or buying insurance are not things the government should be involved with
I know your exactly right, when you ask a hundred people what it means to be a conservative and you will get a hundred differenent answer, but I totally agree to with other stuff your saying too.

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#1091 Aug 26, 2012
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>There also come times when one must change as the landscape changes. Liberal used to denote being progressive and willing to make changes when the old ways would no longer work. I personally don't believe in messing with success. But if an old traditional method starts losing its effectiveness, it just might me time to try something new. Both the terms conservative and liberal have been very distorted from their original meanings and now have been rendered meaningless.
exactly, the terms conservative and liberal have been very distorted from their original meanings and now have been rendered meaningless.

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