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    Tag: Paul Ryan

    Republican Party Leadership: Alex, I'd like to buy a clue for $100 please...

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 09:00:00 AM EST
    Tags: National republican party, Michigan republican party, John Boehner, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Paul Ryan, Haley Barbour, Bobby Schostak, Rick Snyder, Brian Calley, Jase Bolger, Randy Richardville, Roger Kahn, Paul Scott, Where have all of the leaders gone?, Principles?, What principles?, Hmmmmmm, Do you think that they got the message now?, That's where we end up too if we don't speak up for what we believe, Well said Doctor! (all tags)

    Let me start off by saying that this is Exhibit "A" on what should be happening in the various levels of government around America.

    And this isn't the only example of people that we need to be paying attention to.

    {Continued below}

    (9 comments, 477 words in story) Full Story

    Animal Magnetism

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 12:06:08 PM EST
    Tags: Not Michigan, Joe Biden, Hyena, Democrats, Donkeys, Behavior, Animal Magnetism, Paul Ryan, Republican, Civilized Debate (all tags)

    Oh yeah ..  Joe has it.

    The left needed a win last night to make them feel better about the drubbing Obama received at the hands of Mitt Romney a little more than a week earlier.

    The coaching advice for Joe Biden surely must have been to:

    "Be friendly, and kill em with smiles"
    Plenty of smiles. Buffoonery has no limit with Joe however, and it showed with the frequent interruptions and impolite treatment of his opponent Paul Ryan.  

    The Donkeys that the Democrat-Socialist party produce for candidates lately are certainly bad enough in one-on-one debates and argumentative situations, but last night took the cake.  Joe Biden interrupted Ryan 86 times to Ryan doing so to Biden 6.  Add to this the moderator not able to control herself on occasion doing the same, with 2 or 3 times to Biden, and 12-14 to Ryan as he was making important points.

    All the time where Biden was not interrupting Ryan was spent grinning and laughing, as if to say "your message is laughable".

    In all the debates I have ever watched, I have yet to see such disrespect for the forum, the opponent, and the public which must wonder now if Uncle Joe had forgotten to take his meds.

    Paul Ryan presented himself with dignity and was clearly better informed as expected.  Biden's behavior took away from any potential legitimate answers he could have offered.  The victory for Ryan was more obvious than many in the media will concede, but it was a sorry event if only for its damage to the vetting process.   The Obama Biden team might be embarrassed if ever possible.

    Click on the picture for the larger view.

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Supervision And Sanctimony

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 08:26:01 AM EST
    Tags: GOP, RNC, Tampa, Republicans, Conservative, Paul Ryan, Michigan, Snyder, DRIC, Boondoggles, Authorities, Central Planning, Supervision, Sanctimony, Statists, Facism, MEDC, Minimum Wage, Insurance, Exchanges, BCBS, Zoning, A21 (all tags)

    Those words in the most appropriate context were used by he VP pick Paul Ryan last evening in Tampa.

    When he said:

    "....that's freedom, and I'll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners"
    The crowd erupted.  I openly cheered from my easy chair.

    He touched on a point that is relevant no matter whom the leadership might be.  The interference and 'concern' over the affairs of our lives is too often conflicting with the independence we claim as our birthright.  Some folks forget that we have to be able to fail. That risk and reward is a part of the American dream.  That sometimes, our decisions make us healthy, and sometimes not.

    Its NOT government's place to provide a boost for a business.  Its NOT government's place to control the healthcare choices through exchanges or limitations on where one buys insurance or the care itself.  Its NOT the government's place to provide housing. Nor is it government's place to control the terms of employment, and compensation that business provides.

    Ryan is correct.  

    Republicans in Michigan and elsewhere ought to take note of the future VP's comments and internalize them.  

    Its no longer acceptable (as if it ever was) to pretend the good of all requires the abrogation of certain rights.  And to laud an 'knowing better than thou' attitude over those who assert such rights is indeed sanctimonious.

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    Enough With The Circular Firing Squad Already!

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 02:39:33 PM EST
    Tags: Pete Hoekstra, republican senate nominee, Paul Ryan, republican presumptive vice-presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, republican presumptive presidential nominee, disagree and commit (all tags)

    It's been said often enough, and I believe it to be true, that in any given partisan election campaign, the real choice is frequently in the primaries.  Once the general campaign is joined, we're stuck with whoever survives the primary campaign, like that or not.  After the primary election results are certified to be so, our job at that point is to rally behind the nominee and do what we can to get them across the finish line in November; or, if our consciences cannot support that, then to at least do no harm.  (Yes, there are exceptions, such as Roy Schmidt) but this is the general rule.

    In Michigan's case, we have a Junior Senator who needs to be unseated, and we are one of the eleven "battleground" states in the contest to unseat the President (the others being: CO, FL, IA, NC, NH, NV, OH, PA, VA, & WI).  Yet, judging by some of the posts and comments on this site and elsewhere in the week since the August primary, we seem to be more interested in undermining our own nominees than we do in taking down the incumbents.  That's gotta stop.

    (11 comments, 1629 words in story) Full Story

    2011 Western Conservative Presidential Straw Poll

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 03:03:25 PM EST
    Tags: 2011 Western Conservative Summit Straw Poll, Michele Bachman, John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Guiliani, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Thaddeus McCotter, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Paul Ryan, Herman Cain (all tags)

    By Golly this comes as no surprise. Promoted I like pizza.

    (2 comments, 128 words in story) Full Story

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