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  • Paul Ryan sold shares on same day as private briefing of banking crisis

    05/09/2016 6:14:50 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/13/2012 | Dominic Rushe
    Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate, sold stock in US banks on the same day he attended a confidential meeting where top level officials disclosed the sector was heading for a deep crisis. The congressman on Monday denied profiting from information gleaned from the meeting on 18 September 2008 when Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, then treasury secretary Hank Paulson and others outlined their fears for the banking sector.
  • White House says Obama did not consider dropping Biden from 2012 ticket

    11/01/2013 10:08:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:28pm EDT | Steve Holland
    U.S. President Barack Obama never considered the idea of dropping Vice President Joe Biden from his 2012 re-election team and replacing him with Hillary Clinton, the White House said on Friday. “Double Down,” a new book on the 2012 campaign, says Obama’s top aides considered the notion but decided not to pursue it because it did not materially improve Obama’s odds. White House spokesman Jay Carney, pressed on the issue at his daily news briefing, did not deny that such an idea was floated within Obama’s re-election campaign. …
  • DOJ lawyer Starts Booing of Paul Ryan

    01/21/2013 10:32:10 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 01/21/2013 | Twitchy
    Dan Freeman, an attorney for the Department of Justice, is taking credit for kicking off the boo-fest: Ben Howe@BenHowe This guy is a DOJ Lawyer from DC and he's taking credit for starting the Paul Ryan booing at #Inaug2013 #inauguration
  • Paul Ryan Brilliantly Evokes Clueless Conservatism

    01/10/2013 7:02:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/10/2013 | Louis Woodhill
    The 2012 elections showed that the American people don’t like clueless conservatism any better now than when they were getting it in massive doses from George W. Bush. If the electorate really favored progressivism, they would have given the Democrats control of the House of Representatives, and they did not. Instead, the voters used the election to deliver the biggest jolt to the Republicans that they could without giving the Democrats complete control of government. The 2012 election amounted to a desperate attempt by the electorate to purge the Republican Party of clueless conservatism. Clearly, the people are trying to...
  • Why Mitt Romney Lost (NewsMax's Christopher Ruddy Blames the Choice of Paul Ryan was one factor)

    11/08/2012 5:44:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/08/2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    With the 2012 election results in, there are no short- or even medium-term "silver linings" for Republicans. SNIP SNIP On to why our pilot Mitt Romney and his plan were so flawed. 1. Paul Ryan. Romney's choice of Ryan was almost inexplicable. A good conservative, Ryan was unqualified for the job of vice president, and therefore the job of president. A sitting member of Congress, he held no leadership position on the Hill. Romney's VP selection was the most important one of his campaign, and by it he telegraphed his lack of political wisdom to the nation. With his VP...
  • Video: Biden Gaffe of the Day

    11/03/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 3, 2012 | Guy Benson
    This feature could easily be a daily installment, but seriously, who wants to monitor Joe Biden's every utterance? God bless the poor RNC staffer assigned to the 'Slow Joe Gaffewatch' beat. In any case, this one's an instant classic:Biden: "There's Never Been A Day In The Last Four Years I've Been Proud To Be His Vice President""Not one single day. Not one single day." Oh, you.
  • Politico: Christie Was Romney’s First Pick for VP

    11/03/2012 9:25:58 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 60 replies
    News Max ^ | November 3, 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was Mitt Romney’s initial pick for running mate but the GOP nominee suddenly changed his mind just days before an announcement was to be made, according to a new report by Politico. Plans were even made to reveal the selection in late July, shortly before Romney headed off for his foreign tour which included the London Olympics, campaign insiders told the website. But when Romney returned he had changed his mind and suddenly Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan was in and Christie was out, Politico reports. Romney advisers loved the idea of Christie on the...
  • GOP pounces on Biden flub in Virginia (Crazy Uncle Joe Gaffes again)

    10/28/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Carrie Dann
    Vice President Joe Biden earned ridicule from foes Saturday when he twice referred to the Democratic Virginia Senate candidate by the wrong first name. Biden began his remarks to an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 at the Lynchburg Armory by praising former Gov. Tim Kaine with the correct name but later declared two times that he is "a big Tom Kaine fan." Kaine is running against Republican George Allen for the seat vacated by Democrat Sen. Jim Webb, who is retiring. The vice president went on to offer similar compliments for ex-Rep. Tom Perriello, whose first name is Tom. A...
  • Scranton native @JoeBiden coming to Pa to campaign on Nov. 1, Obama camp sez

    10/28/2012 9:02:07 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 28 Oct 12 | Colby Itkowitz (@DCMorningCall)
    Scranton native @JoeBiden coming to Pa to campaign on Nov. 1, Obama camp sez
  • VP Candidate Paul Ryan in Charlottesville, VA on Thursday Oct. 25, 6:30 PM

    10/23/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    From an email
    You’re invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Thursday, October 25, 2012 Doors Open 4:30 PM | Event Begins 6:30 PM Crutchfield Corporation 1 Crutchfield Park in Charlottesville, VA 22911 To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit: Or Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at the Charlottesville Victory Office: 455 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901 For questions, contact us at: | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488)
  • Paul Ryan Rally (Fredericksburg, VA) Live

    10/16/2012 3:29:35 PM PDT · by MiddleEarth · 19 replies | Now |
    Paul Ryan about to speak in Fredericksburg Virginia!
  • Ryan’s Debate Strategy

    10/15/2012 6:47:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-15-12 | Bob Costa
    Did Paul Ryan prepare for Biden’s bluster? You bet, his aides say, and they credit Ted Olson, a former United States solicitor general, for coaching the Republican veep candidate. For weeks, the 72-year-old Olson played Biden during mock debates. During intense 90-minute sessions, Olson mimicked every mannerism of the vice president, from his hand gestures to his sneer.
  • Pardon the interruption? Examining Biden's debate demeanor

    10/14/2012 9:45:34 AM PDT · by NOCO229 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | NOCO229
  • Beau Biden 'This Week' Interview: 'Defending my Dad' Joe Biden Against Debate Criticism

    10/14/2012 5:14:49 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    ABCNews (YouTube) ^ | 10/14/2012
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  • Biden's Kennedy Crack Was Hot Debate Moment

    10/14/2012 12:38:07 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 65 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | Fri, Oct 12, 2012 | ABBY D. PHILLIP
    Vice President Biden's sharp retort to Rep. Paul Ryan's invocation of President John F. Kennedy was by far the single biggest single moment of the debate according to Twitter metrics. "Oh, now you're Jack Kennedy?" Biden quipped when Ryan asserted that Kennedy had successfully lowered taxes to foster economic growth. After Biden's retort, Twitter erupted with 58,275 tweets per minute, more than at any other point in the debate. Biden's comments brought to mind the other famous Jack Kennedy debate moment in which Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen slammed his Republican opponent Dan Quayle for comparing himself to Jack...
  • Joe Biden, 'Practicing Catholic'

    10/14/2012 11:53:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Amid all the smirking, chortling, and "give me a break, kid" sniggering that ill-mannered Joe Biden exhibited at the 2012 vice presidential debate, when he piously explained his stance on abortion, he exposed in totality the hypocrisy of liberal thinking. Toward the end of the debate, Biden's friend and one time houseguest, moderator Martha Raddatz, posed the following question to the candidates: "We have two Catholic candidates ... [a]nd I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion[.]" After Paul Ryan expressed how personal faith impacts...
  • Ryan adds Tuesday stop in Fredericksburg (and Lynchburg)

    10/14/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 14, 2012 | Andrew Cain
    GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has added a Fredericksburg stop to his Virginia campaign swing Tuesday, which starts with an event in Lynchburg. Ryan will attend a rally at Automated Conveyor Systems in Lynchburg at 11:35 a.m. He then will attend a Celebrate Virginia Live event in Fredericksburg at 6:35 p.m. Anyone who wishes to attend the Lynchburg event can pick up tickets at the Lynchburg campaign office, 3700 Candlers Mountain Road. Doors open at 9 a.m. The Fredericksburg event is at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. People who want to attend the Fredericksburg...
  • Hey, girl: Duran Duran’s John Taylor ‘likes Ryan, basically,’ thinks Biden was ‘a bit of a d***'

    10/14/2012 7:22:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 14, 2012
    Hey, girls (on film), he’s not just a pretty face! Duran Duran’s John Taylor seems to agree with many on Twitter, including Tawny Kitaen, who called Joe Biden an “embarrassing jackass.” The consensus is that Joe Biden’s debate performance was disgraceful, from the creepy smirk to the cranky old man attitude, capped off by his shameful laughing at the issues.
  • FACT CHECK: Slips in vice president's debate

    10/13/2012 5:11:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | Fri, Oct 12, 2012 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware. "We weren't told they wanted more security there," the vice president asserted flatly. During a night in which Biden and Republican rival Paul Ryan both drifted from the facts on a range of domestic and foreign issues, that was a standout. A look at some of their claims: BIDEN: "Well, we...
  • What Happens When Politicians Get Acting Coaches

    10/13/2012 6:16:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 13, 2012 | Laura Hollis
    Egads, that was awful. And I do mean awful. Joe Biden’s constant laughing throughout the debate – beyond being annoying, rude, and unprofessional – was obviously coached. We see this in the legal profession with some frequency: litigators who hire coaches to help them act for the jury, in the hopes that the jurors will be swayed by the Academy Award-winning performance, and ignore the evidence. (Or lack thereof.) It’s already in the annals of campaign debate lore that Naomi Wolf coached Al Gore about how to act like an “alpha male” and “dress in earth tones” during his debates...