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Ryan, Romney turn their fire on Biden (The old 'Hope-a-Dope' strategery?)
The Hill ^ | 10/04/12 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 10/04/2012 7:58:49 PM PDT by Libloather

Ryan, Romney turn their fire on Biden
By Jonathan Easley - 10/04/12 08:57 PM ET

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan turned their fire on Vice President Joe Biden at a joint rally in Fisherville, Va., Thursday night, pouncing on Biden’s remark earlier in the day, when he inartfully said he would allow the Bush-era tax cuts to expire.

“Last night, President Obama made it very clear he’s going to raise taxes,” Ryan said. “Today, Vice President Joe Biden made it even more clear. He asked himself a question. He asked if he and President Obama want a trillion-dollar tax hike, and his answer to himself was, ‘yes we do.’ Well Virginia, no we don’t.”

At a campaign event earlier in the day, Biden said the Obama administration wanted to reduce the burden on the middle class by raising taxes on the wealthy, a take on the Obama campaign’s “everyone should pay their fair share” message.

“You know the phrase they always use?,” Biden asked. “Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. Guess what? Yes we do, in one regard. We want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn’t have to bare the burden of all that money going to the super wealthy.”

Romney also hit Biden over the remark.

“The vice president blurted out the truth today,” he said. “They plan on raising taxes on the American people and that will kill jobs. I don’t want to raise taxes on anybody.”

Obama campaign spokesman Danny Kanner told The Hill in an e-mail that the Republican challengers “can do nothing but blindly attack an honest, consistent position when they see it.”

“After Mitt Romney’s blatant dishonesty about his policies last night, it’s no surprise that he and Paul Ryan can do nothing but blindly attack an honest, consistent position when they see it. The Vice President – like the overwhelming majority of the American people – believes we should ask the wealthiest to pay their fair share like they did under President Clinton so that we can pay down our deficit and make the investments in education, energy, and innovation that will grow our economy. Unfortunately for Romney and Ryan, who would prefer to give additional tax cuts to the wealthiest by raising taxes on the middle class and slashing critical investments, those are the facts – and they’re on the wrong side of them.”

Obama seemed to be knocked off message in the early stages of Wednesday’s debate, as taxes, and an aggressive Romney, dominated the opening segments.

Romney defended his tax plan after facing repeated claims from Obama that it would hurt the middle class and explode the deficit.

But on Thursday, Obama came out swinging, saying had changed his tax policies at the last minute. The Obama campaign seems to be returning to an old line of attack against Romney, accusing him of changing sides on important issues.

“We had our first debate last night,” Obama said at an outdoor event at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver on Thursday. “When I got onto the stage I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney. But it couldn’t have been Mitt Romney, because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country all year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy. The fellow onstage last night said he didn’t know anything about that.”

Still glowing from what many viewed as a debate triumph, the Virginia rally was Romney’s first post-debate appearance. He got another boost ahead of the rally, albeit an unsurprising one, when the National Rifle Association endorsed him for president.

Both Romney and Ryan touted their Second Amendment bona fides in light of the endorsement, with Ryan saying he couldn’t wait to unseat Obama so he could take his daughter deer hunting.

Ryan also reminded the crowd of the president's remark four years ago that some voters are "clinging to their guns and religion."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; debate; romney; ryan
Should Ryan speak at all?
1 posted on 10/04/2012 7:58:58 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Same old media crap. Obama came out swinging? Really? That goofball we saw last night couldn’t swat a fly.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 8:02:39 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Libloather
Should Ryan speak at all?

Do you mean that Ryan should just stand there and let Biden dig his hole deeper and deeper?

3 posted on 10/04/2012 8:04:02 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: Libloather

Ryan could stand up at the podium, play Words With Friends on his iPhone and STILL win the debate..just let Biden talk, Biden is his own worst enemy


4 posted on 10/04/2012 8:05:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Do you mean that Ryan should just stand there and let Biden dig his hole deeper and deeper?

And there ya have it..

5 posted on 10/04/2012 8:06:45 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Ryan should have short concise answers and allow biden to babble on as much as possible.

remember reading “pogo” when i was young. “we have met the enemy, and he is us” something like that anyway.

actually great the way that biden goes out and stumps for republicans.

of course, the obamanation has half of biden’s brain. biden probably really went to skool.

blessings, bobo


6 posted on 10/04/2012 8:08:16 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Libloather

“so the middle class doesn’t have to bare the burden “
Yeah, let’s keep that burden covered up Jonathan Easley.

So glad you found work idiot.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Libloather
so the middle class doesn’t have to bare the burden

It's one thing to use the wrong werd or mis-speel a werd during a conversation on the interwebz.

Got a blog and want to be taken seriously? Get an editor.

/johnny

8 posted on 10/04/2012 8:15:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Libloather

“Should Ryan speak at all?”

A very good argument could be made for Ryan to be completely silent while Biden shows the world what a clown he is. Biden well represents this incompetent regime.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT by VRWCRick
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To: Luke21

Like most bullies, Obama’s quite the tough guy when his target isn’t there to defend himself.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 8:21:44 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: Libloather

Obama’s Foreign Policy:

I’ll have Moo Goo Gai Pan.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 8:53:26 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The debates are a game of expectations. We don’t want to set expectations so high for Ryan, that Biden would exceed expectations by putting one sentence together correctly. Remember that Palin barely beat Biden 4 years ago. He can be effective in a debate format.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 9:11:19 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Libloather

The professional army just took out the rebel leader and is now mopping up.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 9:17:21 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Luke21

As is evident by the willingness of flies to land on his face and hang out....


14 posted on 10/04/2012 9:25:29 PM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Libloather

” the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country “ .... all year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy. The fellow onstage last night said he didn’t know anything about that.”

SO LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT:

1) OBAMA LIES ABOUT ROMNEY - “$5 TRILLION TAX CUT”
2) WHEN THEY GET FACE-2-FACE ROMNEY DENIES THE LIE - “Never was for this” - And Obama runs like a scalded dog

3) Then, when he can talk about Romney without have to be face-to-face, OBAMA CALLS ROMNEY A FLIP-FLOPPER FOR CHANGING HIS MIND

Phew! My brain hurts. This is as slimy and stupid as when they pulled that “felon or a liar” charge.

What morons fall for these lies? Oh that’s right the same folks who get Obama phones.

Obama is in a hole and he keeps digging deeper.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 10:44:15 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: winner3000

Wise counsel.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 3:47:35 AM PDT by Lexinom
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