Thoughts on Paul Ryan?

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Thoughts on Paul Ryan?
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 9:54am

I'm kind of new to iVillage, so I hope I'm posting in the right place!

I was just wondering what you think about Romney's VP choice.  I don't know a lot about Paul Ryan, so I don't have much of an opinion yet. 

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 6:06pm

I googled the Soledad O'Brien, Andrea Mitchell and Candy Crowley examples you gave and there's a common denominator--Fox News. Wow. How totally surprising.......

Fox again has chosen to take comments out of context in order to put their own unique spin (they really should have gone into the business of manufacturing tops) on how their viewers and listeners should see the world. It's been clear for a long time that "journalism" and "Fox" don't apply to each other, so small wonder FN has sought to divert attention by using a common Rovian strategy--accuse an opponent of negative behavior that the accuser is actually exhibiting.  One is so astonished by the clear effrontery and duplicity that at least at first, it's hard to respond.  But eventually the novelty wears off and one simply becomes jaundiced and blase about the tactic. 

Found nothing which gave reason to believe that Bob Schieffer edited out anything of the Sixty Minutes interview. Lacking a link to substantiate that one, you'll perhaps understand a certain degree of skepticism.

Am also finding it telling that you didn't have a media source (MSM or otherwise) which is unbiased.  As for Pew's finding,  there's probably some basis for the bias  claim, but given the Palin/McCain ticket, another possibility was the dearth of positive things to say!

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 6:16pm
I can agree wholeheartedly with that! Team RR looks to be weak in the field of international relations and many of their advisers were involved in the catastrophic Bush Iraq debacle. Scarey for me. Damn scarey!

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 7:54pm
Since when is 2004 the 1980's? 54-46 in favor of the GOP in 2004 candidate is close to a landslide. Ebb and flow of swing voters that change from major election to major election does not a "democratic" district make.

To argue otherwise is inutile [sic], or stupid.
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Registered: 01-21-2006
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 8:13pm

Barrons business dictionary: Economist - "Person who studies economics or who studies and analyzes information pertaining to economic matters.

 

Paul Ryan is the chair of the House budget committee. He is on the House Ways and Means Committee and he is a member of  the Congressional Middle East Economic Partnership Caucus. He works as an economist on these committees. That's his expertise and why he was selected to those particular committees. He currently works in the economic field on those three committees.

Are you suggesting that because Obama never worked as a lawyer, he's not really one?

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Registered: 01-14-2011
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 8:15pm

Using the famous words of James Carville, "It's the economy, stupid".

Only 4% think that foreign relations are an important part of this election.  The vast majority say the economy is the most important issue.  If Obama was able to learn on the job, so can Romney. And seeing what a mess our foreign relations are under Obama, Romney can't do any worse.

 

 

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Registered: 01-14-2011
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 8:22pm

What specific group has the Ryan plan focused on?  

Yes, this election IS about the economy.  And this is what will defeat Obama.  I think it was a brillliant choice in order to focus on the issue that is the most pressing in our country.  Romney has all kinds of advisors to round out any other areas that need attention, but at this time the economy is our number one problem, so I am not at all suprised that Romney chose Ryan.

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Registered: 09-08-2006
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 8:26pm
Romney's economic plan is supposedly centered on cutting the debt not necessarily jobs.

 

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 8:28pm
Obama did indeed work as a lawyer.

I received a degree in elementary education, but certainly wasn't a "teacher" until I actually taught.
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Registered: 09-08-2006
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 8:29pm
Milton Friedman was also an economist but not one I would agree with on policy since he was more concerned about the economic success of one group.

 

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 8:47pm
Really? that's your standard? Goody! I am a physicist! Einstein, move over, I'm coming at ya.

Ryan is a political wonk - he has demonstrated no knowledge or expertise but he can regurgitate the Heritage Foundation talking points to a tee. Please feel free to demonstrate his "economist" career?

Obama has as JD and passed the bar. That makes him a lawyer.


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