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Time To Make Paul Ryan Speaker of the House
11/7/12 | Armybratproud

Posted on 11/07/2012 11:48:32 AM PST by ArmyBratproud

With concern that the current Speaker of the House will cave on issues such as the debt limit, it is time to make Paul Ryan Speaker of the House. Please contact your U.S. Representative.


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1 posted on 11/07/2012 11:48:38 AM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: ArmyBratproud

What a great idea you have just come up with!


2 posted on 11/07/2012 11:50:07 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: ArmyBratproud

Excellent idea! Almost anyone would be better than Weeper of the House Boehner.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 11:50:37 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil)
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To: ArmyBratproud

Did Ryan run for the house?


4 posted on 11/07/2012 11:50:58 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ArmyBratproud

Ryan better get rid of those liberal leanings that rubbed off Willard onto him in the last few months...

We need a Conservative leader in the House...


5 posted on 11/07/2012 11:51:33 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: morphing libertarian

Yes, he kept his name on the ballot and kept his seat. That is an excellent idea about speaker.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 11:52:14 AM PST by madison10
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To: morphing libertarian

I heard on the radio that he won his seat.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 11:53:22 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: elhombrelibre

Yeah. After shortly returning to the House and voted for more funding of Obamacare and other bipartisan stuff (to read: other legislation rammed by Obamathugs!)

Nice gift for contributing so much to the campaign, right?

No. A new name will be better.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 11:53:46 AM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance)
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To: ArmyBratproud; afraidfortherepublic

That sounds like a great idea, but Paul Ryan is too much the nice guy to run against Speaker Boehner. Maybe if Boehner retires it’ll happen.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 11:54:23 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: madison10

I like him for speaker, but I am surprised he hedged his bet for VP. Well, we’re better off for it.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 11:54:57 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ArmyBratproud

I don’t have a representative.

Good luck, though.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 11:55:01 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: ArmyBratproud

I like your thinking. By-Pass Bonehead AND Cantor.
Make Ryan Speaker!


12 posted on 11/07/2012 11:56:23 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: ArmyBratproud

Concur. Get rid of Boehner - compromising weasle.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 11:56:35 AM PST by kgrif_Salinas
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To: ArmyBratproud

If he was qualified to be President of the Senate, he should be eminently qualified for this position.

He can always “run” for the job at the start of the next session, but of course it depends on TPTB...


14 posted on 11/07/2012 11:56:35 AM PST by mikrofon (+ Prayers for America +)
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To: ArmyBratproud
Reince Preibus, Walker and Ryan were the three Wisconsin horsemen who were supposed to save the party. Walker didn't get Right To Work through the Wisconsin legislature; Preibus, joined to walker at the hip, just managed to lose the presidential race worse than McCain; and now you want to put Ryan in charge of the House after he got through failing to come through for the team?

Naw, he needs more seasoning.

BTW, the Speaker of the House need not be a member ~ they can pick who they wish. I can think of a dozen people I'd rather see in there.

15 posted on 11/07/2012 11:57:19 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Clintonfatigued

Boehner needs to be retired. The center of Republican power is the House, and based on past performance Boehner is not up to the challenge of resisting the left.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 11:58:11 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: ArmyBratproud

Boehner has to go, and he can take McConnell with him.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 11:58:24 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: ArmyBratproud

I think you would lose the House in 2 years if you did that.

I give Ryan credit for trying to balance the budget. But his approach was entirely wrong. He focused on cutting entitlements instead of getting people back to work. Get people back to work, you have a lot more money for entitlements even as you have less demand for entitlements.

Put Ryan is tainted as cold hearted at this point, and until you overcome that, you can’t put him in as speaker of the house without that same taint extending to all GOP.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 11:58:53 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: ArmyBratproud

Great idea!


19 posted on 11/07/2012 11:59:25 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: muawiyah
BTW, the Speaker of the House need not be a member ~ they can pick who they wish. I can think of a dozen people I'd rather see in there.

Yep ... any of the three guys that run the garbage truck out here would be a HUGE improvement over Boehner.

20 posted on 11/07/2012 11:59:58 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArmyBratproud

if I was in there, he’d have my vote


21 posted on 11/07/2012 12:01:37 PM PST by Wuli
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To: ArmyBratproud

After the march on Washington D.C. and the 2010 elections......The mandate was given to the ‘Republicans’——FIGHT G DAMN YOU!!!

Boner played with himself and appeased Obama. This is the main reason Repubican voters were not that enthusiastic this election. Kick that cry baby alcoholic out of the speaker’s seat.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 12:03:04 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Sterilize Obama voters)
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To: DannyTN

Huh? Ryan polls quite well and is in no way tainted. His solutions are not unpopular, and in fact are the signature legislation of the House majority that just got overwhelmingly returned to Washington.

In fact, I guarantee you see Obama latch on to parts of his budget by spring to show his compromising abilities.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 12:03:04 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: morphing libertarian

yes, he did.

by the way, libertarian candidates managed to get democrats elected last night in key races by cutting the vote against republicans.

time for them to take their blame.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 12:03:04 PM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: ArmyBratproud

Absolutely....


25 posted on 11/07/2012 12:04:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: DannyTN

Let the other side define us. Conservativism = cold-hearted and evil.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 12:05:09 PM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: convertedtoreason

ranting made up nonsense that in no way is related to any facts does not fool folks.

Ryan is a conservative.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 12:05:29 PM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: convertedtoreason

ranting made up nonsense that in no way is related to any facts does not fool folks.

Ryan is a conservative.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 12:05:50 PM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: DannyTN
Get people back to work, you have a lot more money for entitlements even as you have less demand for entitlements.

What? You just stated the the liberal platform. How are we supposed to get people back to work if they are comfortable with their entitlements? You can't just keep spending money (on top of not bringing in enough to match) and expect things to get better.

29 posted on 11/07/2012 12:07:57 PM PST by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: ArmyBratproud
Hugh Hewitt was interviewing Rep. John Campbell last night after Obama won and the subject of Paul Ryan as House Speaker came up...Campbell would not rule out the possibility.

My choice is Allen West...but no matter, Boehner must go.

30 posted on 11/07/2012 12:09:41 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: mikrofon

For him to run for the job, the R members would need to hear from their voters. When they get enough calls with the idea, they go to Ryan (Mainly because he is a star and they want to be around a star) and they mention to he an others that folks are pushing the idea. That’s how the seed gets planted in Washington. Is also wakes up the current Speaker and forces his hand.

And before someone calls this idea of movement dubious, realize that this is how some things work on the Hill. By the way, Dirty Harry is talking about changing filibuster rools in the Senate (according to Fox News). So anything that causes a stir and at least wakes up the current Speaker...well, I’ll try anything at this point.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 12:13:04 PM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: mikrofon

For him to run for the job, the R members would need to hear from their voters. When they get enough calls with the idea, they go to Ryan (Mainly because he is a star and they want to be around a star) and they mention to he an others that folks are pushing the idea. That’s how the seed gets planted in Washington. Is also wakes up the current Speaker and forces his hand.

And before someone calls this idea of movement dubious, realize that this is how some things work on the Hill. By the way, Dirty Harry is talking about changing filibuster rools in the Senate (according to Fox News). So anything that causes a stir and at least wakes up the current Speaker...well, I’ll try anything at this point.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 12:13:37 PM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: muawiyah

well, you can sit around and whine and do nothing like too many on FR have come to do over the recent years.

I remember a time when folks on FR had a pair and would get in the active fight. I remember when we took on Dan Rathers.

Just being critics equates to doing nothing. Licking wounds aint my game. Only blood I want to taste is that of the opponent.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 12:17:53 PM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: ArmyBratproud

I expect as much, but I think in the big picture they’re still a drop in the bucket. I left because I don’t see how you can support the choice of abortion (what about the kid’s rights?)or open border or a nuclear weapon in the hands of fanatics.

However, I don’t find much solace in the GOP. I would put money and time behind an effort to make the GOP a third party and have an emerging conservative party.

I’m 66 and riding into the sunset with several illnesses. So someone lead and I’ll follow.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 12:18:38 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ArmyBratproud

Many of us may not like Boehner, but he has basically flown under the radar. It may be one of the reasons why the House majority was basically untouched, even though the GOP was being pummeled everywhere else.

A high profile Speaker is risky (as we saw with Gingrich).


36 posted on 11/07/2012 12:21:10 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: ArmyBratproud

you can pretend that libertarians are really Republicans if you want, but they’re not. most of them, if they didn’t vote for each other, would vote for a democrat


37 posted on 11/07/2012 12:29:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Allen West comes to mind


38 posted on 11/07/2012 12:31:21 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: ArmyBratproud
i was opposing Preibus way back when he was first proposed as RNC chairman.

These Wisconsin guys are probably Conservative by the local standards, but not in reality.

39 posted on 11/07/2012 12:32:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: justice14
"How are we supposed to get people back to work if they are comfortable with their entitlements?"

They aren't comfortable with their entitlements. They want jobs, but we lowered our import tariffs and outsourced the jobs to China and other countries.

"You can't just keep spending money (on top of not bringing in enough to match) and expect things to get better."

No you can't. But the correct way to fix this is not cut out the safety nets and hope people find jobs that they couldn't find before. The right way is to create the conditions for the jobs to return to America which means restoring the protective tariffs that our founders put in place. Put Americans working for Americans instead of Chinese working for Americans and people won't be clinging to those safety nets any more.

That's not the liberal position. The liberal position is to supply the safety nets and do nothing to get the jobs back.

That's not Romney's position. Romney's position was to cut the safety nets and do nothing to get the jobs back. And to enter more free trade agreements which will outsource even more jobs.

That's DannyTN's position and it ought to be yours!!!

40 posted on 11/07/2012 12:37:15 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: ArmyBratproud
Nope, time to make Ron Paul Speaker of the House.

America at large has no respect for his talents and leadership. Maybe the House of Representatives will.

41 posted on 11/07/2012 12:40:26 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I thought Allen West lost yesterday?


42 posted on 11/07/2012 12:44:50 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: all the best
"Let the other side define us. Conservativism = cold-hearted and evil."

I think the same thing they are thinking when I see talk about cutting entitlements and no jobs plan. There are indeed times when conservatism is stupid, cold-hearted and evil. And there are times when done right when it leads to the best of all possible worlds.

I guess it all depends on how we define conservatism. To me, it's not conservative to outsource our jobs to other countries and then cut people off of the safety nets when they need them most. It's not conservative to think that you can cut taxes and regulations enough to bring the jobs back when the wage differentials are much larger than that.

To me, it's conservative to do what our founding fathers did and what worked well for us. And that is to have protective tariffs and lower them only when we are at full employment.

43 posted on 11/07/2012 12:46:13 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: ArmyBratproud

Brilliant idea!!!!


44 posted on 11/07/2012 12:50:17 PM PST by myrabach
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To: DannyTN

—They aren’t comfortable with their entitlements. They want jobs, but we lowered our import tariffs and outsourced the jobs to China and other countries—

I disagree. I talked to one aquaintence Monday night who lives off of unemployment 9 months out of the year. And brags about it. I know of people who have bragged to my Sister in-law about their “Obama-phone” and about how they don’t have bills. There are people that need safety nets. There are also many who don’t.

—No you can’t. But the correct way to fix this is not cut out the safety nets and hope people find jobs that they couldn’t find before. The right way is to create the conditions for the jobs to return to America which means restoring the protective tariffs that our founders put in place. Put Americans working for Americans instead of Chinese working for Americans and people won’t be clinging to those safety nets any more.—

No one wanted to cut the safety nets. They needed reformed. You can’t just keep putting money into something and see it go right down the drain. And then KEEP putting money into it.

Returning jobs to the US involves cutting taxes on businesses. If you coincide that with reforming safety nets, it will work.

—That’s not the liberal position. The liberal position is to supply the safety nets and do nothing to get the jobs back—

The liberal position is to supply the safety nets and spend money to create government programs and create workers who will come from those on the safety nets. Problem is, those govn’t jobs don’t last, and really don’t help employment in the long run.

—That’s not Romney’s position. Romney’s position was to cut the safety nets and do nothing to get the jobs back. And to enter more free trade agreements which will outsource even more jobs.—

Romney’s ideas to get jobs back was to cut taxes on businesses. Which would would work.


45 posted on 11/07/2012 12:53:51 PM PST by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He did...but one doesn't have to be a House member to be Speaker.

He's a leader of men, an intellectual warrior, he has great reverence for the Constitution and it's authors, He's adapted to the art of politics in a short amount of time, He wouldn't be beholden to a “district constituency” nor vulnerable to losing his seat from redistricting/opposition targeting.

He's respectful of the process, but unafraid of a street fight. Dems would hate, fear and respect him.

I know it's a long shot, but DC Repubs need a kick in the ass.

46 posted on 11/07/2012 12:59:51 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: muawiyah

“BTW, the Speaker of the House need not be a member ~ they can pick who they wish. I can think of a dozen people I’d rather see in there. “

Colonel West or Newt Gingrich...


47 posted on 11/07/2012 1:13:56 PM PST by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: elkfersupper

Interesting idea putting Ron Paul in that spot.


48 posted on 11/07/2012 1:41:51 PM PST by st.eqed
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To: ArmyBratproud

No. Ryan is a wonderful young man. He’s done nothing to justify sticking him in the Speaker’s position. Poor John Boehner has earned more time on that job.


49 posted on 11/07/2012 2:37:25 PM PST by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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To: ArmyBratproud
Boehner needs to be relieved of Speaker Position now. Why, Why, can the GOP House choose a person with a spine for a leader? Same with the Senate. Instead we get the can't we all just get along Enablers.

GOP you darn well better learn how to lead. Learn fast or be a party no more fast. The Two Liberal Party System Must End Now! Boehner needs to do one thing right and step down as Speaker.

50 posted on 11/07/2012 2:47:21 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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