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Paul Ryan Booed at Inauguration
Weekly Standard ^ | 01/21/13

Posted on 01/21/2013 1:46:31 PM PST by MissesBush

Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in the last election, was booed at President Barack Obama's Second Inauguration today in Washington, D.C.

"If things had gone differently in November, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might have departed the Capitol on Monday as the vice president of the United States. Instead, he faced a chorus of boos as he left the building to attend President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony," reports the Huffington Post.

The left-leaning website reports that Ryan attended the Inauguration out of duty. "Ryan announced last week that he would be present for Obama's public swearing in at the Capitol, calling it his 'obligation.'"

Ryan is chairman of the House Budget Committee.

UPDATE: Here's Ryan's statement on Obama's Inauguration:

"I congratulate President Obama on his inauguration, and I join the country in celebrating this American tradition.

"The president and I were political opponents. We had strong disagreements over the direction of the country—as we still do now. But today, we put those disagreements aside. Today, we remember what we share in common.

"We serve the same country, one that is still in need of repair—and is still the freest on earth. We serve alongside men and women from both parties, who govern in good faith and good will. Finally, we serve the same people, who have honored us with their charge.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 113th; bhodoj; bhoinauguration; booed; danfreeman; districtofcolumbia; divisiveness; inauguration; incivility; paulryan; rudedems; wisconsin
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

“I’ll back Paul Ryan any day as he has manners and IS respectful of the office of the president.’

I agree that Paul was being classy by going. However, I hope he now realizes what he is dealing with; and doubles down on the debt ceiling and goes after the real entitlements.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2 Cor 6:14

81 posted on 01/21/2013 5:14:35 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Wisconsinlady
and what communion hath light with darkness?

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

82 posted on 01/21/2013 5:23:06 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ... “


83 posted on 01/21/2013 5:45:22 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: a fool in paradise

Richard Vaguerie nails what we already know.
We must not forget who is most to blame for today’s events: The GOP-E for nominating a cr*p candidate who DIDN’T EVEN WANT TO WIN. Thanks Mittens, Tokyo Rove, Adams Apple Annie, Reince and the rest of you phony RINOS who just don’t have a clue what the word CONSERVATIVE means.

84 posted on 01/21/2013 6:36:26 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The Weekly Standard is citing HuffPo here.

Thanks MissesBush.

85 posted on 01/21/2013 7:53:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Kanzan
Why do get the sickening feeling that some of you posters are people who stayed home in a sulk on election day. If you didn’t vote for Romney/Ryan on November 6, you are unworthly of living in the same country as Paul Ryan.

? friends would get a kick out of that "accusation"..I was probably the most obnoxiuos perso that they had ever seen when it came to the election....I had multipule signs at my home and business, I never shut up about the evils of Obama....did I sit home????nope, I went (for the county ) to nursing homes, hospitals, and shut ins to allow them to vote ( we called it the travel board..

86 posted on 01/21/2013 9:22:39 PM PST by terycarl
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To: sand88
Ryan is strategic?? That is the most ridiculous thing I heard in a good while. Please tell me just one aspect of Ryan's "brilliant" strategy let's hear YOUR idea of specific!

87 posted on 01/21/2013 9:31:42 PM PST by terycarl
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To: terycarl; MissesBush let's hear YOUR idea of specific!

The American Conservative Union gives Paul Ryan a 92% lifetime rating on conservative voting.

And who could Romney have picked that would have achieved that level of perfection you apparently demand in a candidate?

What I found annoying is the seemingly sycophantic belief that Ryan is some wonderful Conservative. I don't care what the ACU says, I believe a principled Conservative would never vote for such Statist programs as NCLB, Medicare Part-D and ethanol susidies.

Ryan is a nice guy and if this was the 80's his conservatism would be on the side of Liberty.

My frustration is with people who actually believe leaders like Ryan can make a difference. We are quickly approaching the time when Congress will truly become irrelevant. Economic reality will have to be faced by all.

Looking ahead we have a very hard left party that is H*llbent on increasing government power to a maddening level. Obama and the evil left will keep filling the government with sadistic people at the EPA and all throughout the bureaucracy. He is well on his way to destroying our Constitutional Republic and free enterprise system.

The world has been in a deflationary state for some time. The moment the Feds can't effectively control interest rates, then things will turn very bad. The Interest payments on the debt will start increasing at an accelerating rate. At that point we will know the end game is certain.

I believe Obama would like to set up things so that at the end of his second term he will have in place the mechanisms to cause the final currency collapse (he hopes after he leaves)

The left's biggest worry is keeping the lid on things through the Marxist's 2nd term.

I believe as the general situation deteriorates that leaders will rise up and present themselves. They most likely will be Governors or some other yet unknown persons.

They will have to be totally non-PC and fearlessly tell the world that the left is pure evil. The left has not faced any blowback for many, many years.

D.C. will never downsize itself. The last hope we have for a peaceful rollback of the Federal leviathan lies with the States. States have the Constitutional power to dissolve and remove all unconstitutional powers now held by the D.C parasite class.

Unfortunately, the only time that power will be recognized and appreciated is at the moment the Federal government becomes most dangerous -- at the point of imminent collapse. There will be a small window of time to allow a peaceful solution.

88 posted on 01/21/2013 10:22:53 PM PST by sand88
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To: sand88

There is no such person as the perfect conservative. You’re living in fantasy land. Even Reagan gave in to liberal policies in having raised taxes and having allowed amnesty. He also allowed large deficits. Don’t get me wrong, I think Reagan was an incredible man and an incredible president, but he had to bend on occassion too. I don’t think you’d deny Reagan was a principled conservative since on balance he was. Paul Ryan too is by far conservative, a few stray votes not withstanding. I judge a conservative on the vast predominance of their positions, not a few errant votes.

89 posted on 01/22/2013 10:26:50 AM PST by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: MissesBush
There is no such person as the perfect conservative. You’re living in fantasy land.

fantasy land? Such a dumb response. I never ever implied I was looking for a "perfect" Conservative. None will ever exist.

The main thrust of my arguments are against those who seem to believe that the likes of Ryan will make a difference. They all are utterly irrelevant. The power and momentum of the left in D.C. is currently unstoppable.

Economic reality will eventually force the States to finally take the initiative to save our Republic. The Federal leviathan will be rolled back one way or another.

Again, it is my belief that no true Conservative would ever cast a vote for Medicare Part-D, and No Child Left behind. These were not errant votes.

We will have to agree to disagree. Have a good day.

90 posted on 01/22/2013 3:27:41 PM PST by sand88
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