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  1. August 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm

  2. 11 Carol
    August 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    What a day

  3. 12 Carol
    August 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm


  4. August 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Why Does Tweety keep instigating about Hillary? Big thing, Hillary waiting by the Phone is Hillary, to replace Joe! Asked Rendell the same question. Pathetic.
    Must be a Beltway thing, that he loves to needle.
    All Democrats I know, have since moved on…

  5. August 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    A few random thoughts. It is so weird to see two white guys running. Adelson probably wants the ban on internet gambling reversed – thus his dropping millions in the R&R bucket.

    • August 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Oh and I forgot. Had the weird wonderment if the bishops’ anti-Ryan budget and nuns on a bus anti-Ryan budget were because they had some inside track (giggle) about Robme’s choice.

  6. 22 Dudette
    August 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Guess Who Is On The 50-Dollar Bill In The New “Total Recall?”
    It’s not Grant. Nor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    Saw Total Recall last night… forgot to tell you about the giggle of delight I let out when this scene came up!!
    The movie was just so-so in my book, but that moment was PRICELESS!


  7. 30 isonprize
    August 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    From this point forward, FORWARD, we all have to work on GOTV GET OUT THE VOTE efforts. Voter turnout has to be so big, so huge, SO GINORMOUS that they can’t steal the election. At this point, the only way the Re-thugs can win is to steal it.

    WE MUST GET OUT THE VOTE!!! IN EVERY STATE and territory and DEMS abroad!! Where there are voters, THEY MUST VOTE.

  8. August 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Cookemom and Carolyn had good points about Ryan on the previous thread.

    Congressional reps are always up for re-election every two years. That’s one of the reasons there’s such a high rate of turnover versus Senators who only have to campaign every six years.

    Dem admen such as @delcecato and @GregPinelo are laser-focused on this election now being a campaign of PBO versus the entire GOP House.

    What a gift! Paul Ryan may just be the impetus the Dems needed to take back the House.

    But really, the most important Rep to send home in November is named Paul Ryan. That would put the increasingly annoying Nate Silver in his place.

    • August 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      I see him fading into obscurity. Well, we’ll see.

      • August 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

        I so hope you’re right.

        The MSM and the GOP elite are so corrupt at this point they think the rules of consequence don’t apply to them.

        John McCain launched the unhinged Tea Party radicals when he selected Sarah Palin. The MSM has been complicit in abetting these unhinged wingnuts (especially teaNN) and now they’re acting like Paul Ryan is the GOP’s savior.

        Maybe they’ll learn a lesson from the last four years if Ryan is defeated and the Dems win back the house in a landslide.

        I think Plouffe and Axelrod can pull this off.

        Those of you on twitter should follow @delcecato and @GregPinelo to see where the Dem ad campaigns are headed.

        • 40 isonprize
          August 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm

          I think Plouffe and Axelrod can pull this off.

          WE HAVE TO PULL THIS OFF. WE must GET OUT THE VOTE. Not Plouffe, not Axelrod. IT’S UP TO US!!!!

          As you might notice, that is my new mantra. GOTV

    • August 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      You mean Hillary who visited 100 counties? And Ryan who has visited maybe 2?

      • 44 LaDLove
        August 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        I mentioned 2 threads ago that neither Mittens nor Ryan have any foreign policy experience. And it would be VERY awkward having a president that can’t be let outside of the country without being an embarrassment.

    • 46 Cha
      August 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Epic? Freaking stupid tweet.

    • August 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

      Nate Silver seems to have turned into an idiot.

  9. 48 magapie
    August 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Remember when Joe Losermann REFUSED to resign his seat when he ran for VP? “Why won’t you truly show you are committed and ALL-IN? Huh? HUH?” That needs to be pushed with Eddie-paul Munster too!!

    • 49 jacquelineoboomer
      August 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      *Eddie-paul* – Ha! It’s like Jim-Bob. He’s a redneck in disguise, that’s for sure.

  10. 50 Linda
    August 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    WASHINGTON — As Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has served more than a decade in Congress, President Barack Obama and his allies will surely be scouring his extensive voting record, if they haven’t done so already. But along with key votes, the Democrats have begun to highlight some of the questionable relationships that Ryan has acquired during his time in Washington. Among them, expect to see a re-examination of Ryan’s ties to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

    The pro-Obama super PAC American Bridge has already unveiled an opposition research book about Ryan that documents the Republican’s ties to those symbols of Washington excess. Information pulled from the book and elsewhere shows that Ryan was an ardent defender of DeLay.

    One year before DeLay was indicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges, Ryan called the attacks “gutter politics at its worst,” according to the Washington Post. And added: “You’re going to see a big rallying around Tom.”

    For that remark, a columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal wrote that Ryan had “put his head in the sand.” But Ryan only stepped up his defense of DeLay.

    Six months before the indictment, Ryan called the investigation and ensuing public outcry over DeLay “an effort to ‘lynch him politically,'” according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    Even after a Texas grand jury indicted DeLay on October 3, 2005, Ryan still refused to return $25,000 in donations from the then-former House Majority Leader. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Ryan said he would only return the cash if DeLay was convicted.

    Soon thereafter, Ryan, like others in Congress, had to deal with fallout over his ties to Abramoff. In January 2006, the lobbyist pleaded guilty to charges that he committed fraud, tax evasion and engaged in a conspiracy to bribe public officials. Ryan donated close to $2,000 to charity — the amount he received from a PAC for which Abramoff worked and from the lobbyist personally. Ryan said he wanted “to remove any shred of concern,” the Journal Sentinel reported.

    A few months later, Ryan began to cut his ties to DeLay. The Capital Times reported in April that Ryan took a $27,500 donation from DeLay’s PAC and donated it to charity. Ryan said that he did so because one of DeLay’s former top aides pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. “I believe it is appropriate to donate these contributions to charity, even though these contributions were perfectly legal and appropriate,” Ryan said in a statement at the time. “I simply want to remove any doubt in this matter.


    Clunk ! First shoe drops. !

  11. 52 magapie
    August 11, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    ……….and he shoulda opted for the $42 bottle of wine instead of the $300 bottle!!!

  12. 53 anniebella
    August 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    When I was listening to FLOTUS on Tom Joyner show Thursday she said that if anyone wanted to register to vote, they could go to Gotta Vote.org. and register. I have been passing that along all day, so I hope you here will do the same. That’s Gotta Vote.org.

  13. 57 LaDLove
    August 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I wonder how many years of Ryan’s tax returns the Mittens mob required to vet him? I really hope that comes to light during the course of the campaign.

  14. 58 JER
    August 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm
  15. 59 99ts
    August 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Seem to be folks around the tubes discussing how “intelligent” is Ryan – I guess they are comparing him to Palin – and by that comparison anyone who breathes is intelligent.

    I don’t see much intelligence in anything said in his “opening speech” nor in his prior writings – like all in the GOP he seems to be skating around the reality of his own history.

  16. 60 sabreen60
    August 11, 2012 at 8:01 pm

  17. 62 sabreen60
    August 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Romney has already flipped on the Ryan Budget. This guy is pathetic. He stands for absolutely nothing.


    • 63 prettyfoot58
      August 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm


      his plan will be some version of the Ryan Plan…or it will be the Ryan Plan and Romney will lie to convince us that what we see is not really what we see…..

      Picking Ryan made it a done deal….

      • 64 sabreen60
        August 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        Mitt knows the Ryan budget is toxic, so he’s trying to walk away from it as much as he can. We all know that’s bullpucky. I am just saying that he has no spine and will say anything for appearance.

        • 65 prettyfoot58
          August 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

          he has no spine and will say anthing….


        • 66 prettyfoot58
          August 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

          I am just saying that he has no spine and will say anything…….



    • 67 nospin
      August 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      he can’t flip on this one. Regardless of what he tries to do. He owns the Ryan budget.

  18. 68 magapie
    August 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Interesting that with willard’s COLLOSAL problem with women, between his team and the RNC and all of the unbelievable $$$$$ they couldn’t find ONE credible, intelligent, skilled and experienced female republican running mate?? Of course Condaleeza is pro-choice, FORGET THAT! (and too smart to accept it anyway.) But just could NOT find ONE SINGLE refugglian woman to help with his problem? Instead ole WHITE-WHITE-WHITE privileged Eddie-paul Munster was the BEST he could do to hold the 20% of voters that are already locked via they’re undying hatred of the President???

    • 69 99ts
      August 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Romney’s church doesn’t consider women to be equal to the task – the choice had to be a white man.

      • 70 magapie
        August 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

        YOU ARE RIGHT!! All the endless religion based bigotry generally slips my thinking. Which reminds me of a question I’d like to see just ONE MSM reporter ask willard: “Gov. Romney do you support a dedicated LDS woman’s right to pursue and obtain ANY and all leadership positions in your church that she might aspire to??”

        • August 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm

          We know the answer: [CUE SMARMY, NERVOUS, I-SHOULDN’T-BE QUESTION-FAKE-LAUGH]: Heh-heh-heh…That’s not up to me to say…..heh-heh-heh…that’s not what this campaign is about. The President has BSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBSBS

    • 72 sabreen60
      August 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Not only couldn’t Mitt find a Repub woman, he couldn’t find a Repub man that is against the War on Women. Ryan voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Act; he voted to close Planned Parenthood; he voted against abortion in the case of rape and incest. He is a teabagger of the first order.

    • 73 isonprize
      August 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      magapie, have you noticed that Condoleezza Rice is blah? The rest doesn’t matter. Seriously. To them, it really doesn’t. No way in hell, he would have picked Condi. 😆 😆 Honestly, I don’t understand how any woman can be R-thuglican. Seriously, HOW??

      I started noticing how Libby Dole, Kay Bailey Huthinson, Olympia Snowe were all CLOSE MOUTHED about Moose Mama Word Salad. My guess is that there were embarrassed!!

      Now they have either have to sell their souls to support the R-thugs war on women. Wow, just WOW!!!

      • 74 EricFive
        August 11, 2012 at 9:44 pm

        Despite the nonsense the MSM was peddling about Mitt choosing Condoleeza as his VP, there was no chance in hell of him choosing her. She was a prominent member of the Bush administration, which is still considered toxic politically (GWB won’t be attending the GOP convention). She would have been a shrewd choice demographically, but the reminder of GWB years was too much of a liability.

  19. 75 yardarm756
    August 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    A repost from previous.

    The link in this tweet is an eye opener. Bob Cesca did some work.

    A District By District Map of Ryan’s Plan to Kill Medicaid And Medicare bit.ly/MMUde1—
    Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) August 11, 2012

    • 76 yardarm756
      August 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Screwed up again.

      • 77 jacquelineoboomer
        August 11, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        Great link. Thank you, Yard. Just emailed to a bunch of my “original baby boomer” friends who are all on Medicare now. We need to get this out to as many people as possible, including any Republicans we know, and via Twitter and FB, because good luck with health costs if we don’t vote a STRAIGHT EFFIN’ DEMOCRATIC TICKET IN NOVEMBER, for the White House, Congress, and state and local offices. Don’t forget dog catcher, people. He or she may grow up to be Mitt Romney. Barf.

  20. 79 Insomniac
    August 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    FYI on website reliability/trustworthiness rating site WOT: I use WOT on Firefox to help stay away from unpleasant sites. Today I noticed when I came here that the WOT icon was orange and not gray (for unrated) or green for good. Went to the page here: http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/theobamadiary.com and it looks like some Obama haters have been on there giving this site negative ratings. I, of course, made sure to rate the site Excellent in all categories :^). Couldn’t find an email for Chipsticks to let her know. If anyone cares to, you can go there and rate this site yourself. Thx

  21. 81 Dudette
    August 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Local Chicago News video about PBO’s trip home amid GOP pick. Mentions that VPOTUS Joe Biden called Paul Ryan to congratulate him.

  22. 85 prettyfoot58
    August 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    The MSM is still pushing the meme that the race is evenly divided and that there are undecided voters…i do not believe that….i think that the Romney turn to Ryan is all about suring up and firing up the GOP base …..to get them out to vote for him….he is no longer concerned about the middle…..

    and as Ison has said…the key factor is getting folks out to vote…to do our very best to get past this GOP voter suppression….

  23. 86 desertflower
    August 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm


    Exclusive: The congressman stands to make money from his stakes in four businesses that lease land to energy companies which would benefit from $45 billion in tax breaks and subsidies in his proposed budget


    To ethics watchdogs, Ryan’s effort to extend the tax breaks creates the potential appearance of a conflict of interest.


    “Sure, senior citizens should have to pay more for health care, but landholders like [Ryan] who lease property to big oil companies, well, their government subsidies must be protected at all costs,” says Melanie Sloan, the director of the nonpartisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “It smacks of hypocrisy.”

  24. August 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Love the picture Chipsticks!

  25. 92 vitaminlover
    August 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Just a thought–Paulie favors the mongoose. Wonder if any are close relatives?

  26. 93 desertflower
    August 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I know…HP…but it has some very important points about veterans . Info we HAVE to know when speaking to people about what’s at stake.


    Looking at the recently released GOP budget, written by Rep. Paul Ryan, it’s hard to see how they do. In fact, looking at the nearly 100 page document, the word “veteran” doesn’t appear once. Not once.

    The budget calls for across the board spending freezes and cuts. If enacted, the Ryan GOP budget would cut $11 billion from veterans spending,

    Additionally, after the backlash against ending Medicare the last time Paul Ryan released a budget, they’re at it again. That, too, affects veterans. I was speaking with one veteran in Missouri, who lost both of his legs in Iraq. His care now relies largely on Medicare, as it does for so many veterans who were wounded. In fact, older veterans, even those not wounded, rely on Medicare like any other senior. So, no, I couldn’t believe that Paul Ryan and the GOP would again propose ending Medicare.

    Yet, here we are. A budget from the GOP that short changes veterans, horribly. And where does that money go? Not to reducing the debt. The debt as a share of GDP would actually increase under the Ryan plan. The money doesn’t go towards anything, really. But it does go towards some people. As in $3 trillion in tax giveaways to the richest Americans and corporations. People like Mitt Romney, who already pays a tax rate lower than most of our troops.

    That’s the choice the Ryan plan presents to America — do we want to fund the wealthiest Americans and corporations, or keep our promise to our veterans? Ryan and the GOP say the former. I can’t believe that most Americans wouldn’t say the latter.

    I hope that they make a hard hitting ad about this very thing. Another false meme that the Republicans have pushed that is a lie….that they care for veterans. No one has done that better than PBO. Ever.

  27. August 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    By Lynn Sweet on August 11, 2012 7:08 PM | No Comments
    President Barack Obama spent about three hours at his Chicago campaign headquarters in the Prudential Building on Saturday–and when he was done he motorcaded to the nearby River North restaurant Piccolo Sogno Due to dine with friends, according to the pool report.
    Obama spends the next two nights at his Kenwood home; on Sunday he hosts five fund-raisers: One at the Sheraton on Wacker Dr. another at the Bridgeport Arts Center, one at his home–really his yard and two others a few blocks from his house.
    First Lady Michelle Obama was fund-raising in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and in Aurora, Colorado on Saturday.

    Lynn Sweet-

  28. August 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    AURORA  — First lady Michelle Obama reached out with both hands, gave hugs and offered thanks to doctors and staff Saturday during a surprise visit to the Medical Center of Aurora.

    During a visit that lasted a little more than an hour, the first lady thanked doctors, nurses and other staff members who cared for the wave of patients who were rushed to the hospital on July 20, after a lone gunman fired into a packed theater at the Century Aurora 16 multiplex during a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Night Rises.” Twelve people were killed and another 58 were injured in one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

    About 50 people lined up in a conference room Saturday afternoon to meet the first lady. She shook hands with each of them, offering smiles and listening as staff members complimented one other and told stories.


  29. August 11, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    This morning, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan stood on a platform in Norfolk, Virginia, and introduced themselves to the country as “America’s Comeback Team.”

    “Go Back Team” would be more appropriate — because a Romney-Ryan administration is the definition of a fast track back to the failed, top-down economic policies of the past.

    In Ryan, Romney has selected a running mate best known for designing the extreme GOP budget that would end Medicare as we know it, and — just like Romney’s plan — actually raise taxes on middle-class Americans to pay for an additional $250,000 tax break for millionaires and billionaires. As a leader of the House Republicans and a Tea Party favorite, Congressman Ryan has led the relentless, intensely ideological battle for these kinds of budget-busting policies that punish seniors and the middle class.

    Today, Romney doubled down on those policies.

    But most Americans don’t know Paul Ryan. In the coming days, the other side will spend a lot of time trying to define Romney’s choice and what it says about his candidacy — so we put together a brand-new website on Romney-Ryan with everything you need to know.

    Check it out, watch the video, and then show your support for President Obama and Vice President Biden by sharing it with friends and family.

    If their records are any indication of how they’d govern, it’s not looking good (unless you’re a right-wing conservative in the top 5 percent of income-earners and NOT a woman or a worker counting on Medicare in your future).

    This isn’t a matter of opinion:

    — As an architect of the extreme GOP budget, Ryan will be Romney’s biggest advocate for his plan to give more tax breaks to millionaires, paid for by $2,000 in higher taxes on middle-class families with kids.

    — The Ryan plan, which Romney said is “an excellent piece of work, and very much needed,” calls for deep cuts in education — from college scholarships to Head Start — critical scientific research, and clean energy investments, all to help pay for those tax cuts.

    — Ryan authored the original plan to convert Medicare into a voucher program, costing seniors an additional $6,000 or more each year.

    — Ryan talks tough on balancing the budget, but his own plan would fail to do that for a generation. The burden of balancing any Ryan budget falls squarely on the backs of seniors and middle-class families — while no one at the top is asked to pay even a dollar more.

    — Both Romney and Ryan are severely conservative, threatening to take us backward on women’s issues and civil rights. Ryan cosponsored a bill that would ban common forms of birth control, in vitro fertilization, and abortions even in cases of rape or incest. He voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, voted against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and sponsored a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality.

    On so many issues, Paul Ryan, like Mitt Romney, has taken extreme positions that are out of touch with the values most Americans share.

    It’s our job, especially in these first few days and weeks, to make sure voters get the facts on his record, and a clear picture as to what a Romney-Ryan administration would look like for regular people, when the slogans fade away and the real policy decisions they’d face as president and vice president are on the table.

    Check out the new video and site on Romney-Ryan:


    Thanks for everything.

    Big day.


    Election Day is closer than you think — make a donation to fund this campaign in the time we have left.

  30. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    August 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Love that “thumbs up” signal from Joe Biden more every time I see it!

  31. 100 cookemom
    August 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I haven’t heard any statements from the so-called republican leadership or anyone else in the pub caucus on this pick. I don’t think Mitt had this finalized until the last minute. He caved to the cartel who told him:

    You better pick Ryan or you’ll be cryin’ and we ain’t lyin’,
    we just need you to be signin’ what we send you,
    don’t want no whinin’

  32. August 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hey you guys have to see this.

    This animator/artist nailed the VP pick back in April!

  33. 103 desertflower
    August 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm


    The notion that President Obama — or any other rational politician — would seek to curtail the right to vote of servicemen and women is absurd. Yet Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is peddling that canard in an attempt to win votes in this critical battleground state. Ohio voters surely are too savvy to fall for such nonsense.

    Last year, Ohio’s Republican-controlled General Assembly passed an election “reform” bill that needlessly limited the ability of some citizens — most of whom historically lean toward Democratic candidates — to vote. When Democrats promised to put a referendum on the new law on the Nov. 6 ballot, GOP lawmakers decided to rescind the restrictions rather than hand the other party an issue to energize voters.

    One part of the law remains in effect, though, because it also was included in a separate law. That provision, in accordance with federal mandates, allows military members, their families, and civilians who live overseas to vote through the Monday before Election Day. Early voting for all other Ohioans ends the Friday before the election.

    The Obama campaign sued Ohio to keep the early-voting ban from taking effect. The lawsuit says it’s unconstitutional to extend voting opportunities for one class of voters — the military — but not others. According to the suit, the purpose of legal action is “to restore in-person early voting for all Ohioans during the three days prior to Election Day,” military and nonmilitary alike.

  34. August 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    12:45 PM
    Obama attends a campaign event at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Ill.
    1:40 PM
    Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event in Los Angeles, Calif.
    4:30 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago, Ill.
    6:20 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
    8:15 PM
    Obama attends a campaign event.
    8:35 PM
    Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event in Los Angeles, Calif.
    10:20 PM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.

  35. 105 desertflower
    August 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    All 290 pages of Opposition research on Ryan


    And this: http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/08/11/saturday-evening-open-thread-spectacular-flame-outs/

    Ryan is a much more professional liar than Romney:
    … Something that worries me, though, is Ryan has a disconcerting habit of completely denying the reality of his record, in a very convincing way. If a senior citizen asks Ryan about privatizing Medicare, he will toss a word salad that leaves the senior disoriented and convinced that he’s actually for a stronger Medicare. He will force his interns to read Ayn Rand novels, tell everyone we’re “living in an Ayn Rand novel,” and even credit his entire life of public service to Ayn Rand, and then he will tell a crowded room with a straight face that his love for Ayn Rand is an “urban legend.” Both of these contradictory truths are on the record.

    • 106 isonprize
      August 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      As my sweet mama used to say “Misery loves company” Myth R-money and lyin’ Ryan are made for each other.

      GET OUT THE VOTE. Help a friend or neighbor get registered to vote. Take them to their polling place.

    • August 12, 2012 at 2:20 am

      Can’t trust a liar. I’m not sure how they think they can lead the country or the world if they can’t even trust the guy who’s supposed to have your back.

  36. 108 isonprize
    August 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Ryan Used Social Security Benefits To Pay For His Education

    According to US News and World Report, Ryan’s father died when Paul was only 16. Using the Social Security survivor’s benefits he received until his 18th birthday, he paid for his education at Miami University in Ohio, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science in 1992.

    According to the Chicago Tribune, Ryan’s late father was a lawyer who died when Ryan was 16. He has said his father’s death made him grow up fast. Until he was 18, Ryan, the youngest of four children, collected Social Security survivor’s benefits, which he said he socked away for college. [US News and World Report, 7/23/08;Chicago Tribune, 4/17/11

    But Ryan’s budget would eliminate for others those same Social Security survivor’s benefits that put him through college. What a selfish bastard.

  37. August 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Today- RasLOOSIN and Gallup has Robney Either tied or up, against the President.
    Expect, these two polling firms, to start some BS this week!

  38. 110 Dudette
    August 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Tweet from @BarackObama –
    Now that we know who’s on each team, RT to say you’re with Obama-Biden: pic.twitter.com/gxj1rNuL

    Great picture

  39. 111 desertflower
    August 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks, Smartypants:)

    • August 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      As a fiddy-5 year old WHITE MAN that grew up poor but has done WAaaaY better than he ever expected I can say that “Hey White Guy” video is spot-on and PERFECT!! STOP THE F**KING WHINING!!

  40. 113 desertflower
    August 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm


    Why The Paul Ryan V.P. Pick Is Actually A Huge Gift For Democrats

    Mitt Romney may have just given the DCCC that big break.

    Obama and the DCCC will march in lockstep. With Romney’s commitment not to weasel out of his past support for Ryan’s budget, as one might have expected given his track record, Obama will make Ryan and his Medicare cuts even more central than he would have. Courtesy of his ads, politically disengaged undecided voters will get a crash course in recent congressional history. The Medicare issue has been potent for decades — it worked wonders for Clinton in 1996 — and in a best-case scenario for Democrats, it could boost the lead Obama now seems to hold into a decisive rather than narrow victory.
    Thanks to Mitt Romney, House races now stand a much better chance of being nationalized,

  41. 114 cookemom
    August 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Isn’t this the same guy who was part of the Young Thugs or something? They went on some kind of supermarket tour and were suppose to be the face of the new Republicans. They fizzled out never to be heard from again.

  42. August 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Who is Blind Pilot? Any good?

  43. 118 prettyfoot58
    August 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm



  44. August 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Paulie want a Cracker? He ain’t getting one.

  45. 122 desertflower
    August 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Paul_Ryan.htm/ Short version ….it ain’t pretty!

  46. August 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    • 125 HZ
      August 12, 2012 at 1:31 am

      This is another reason we love, respect and are truly dedicated to helping re-elect POB and VPBiden in 2012.

      This is truly and man of true humility. Thank you, Mr. President for working so hard for all of us.

      Thank you also, our beautiful and hardworking Chips for always being here for us and working so hard to keep this site a decent, and respectful haven to come to. May the angels of goodness and love always surround you, Chips.((((((( Love you a lot))))))))HZ

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