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Romney/Ryan – Religious Freedom

In the VP debate, Ryan gave the shortest and best answer on Abortion I can remenber:

REP. RYAN: We don’t think that unelected judges should make this decision; that people, through their elected representatives and reaching a consensus in society through the democratic process, should make this determination.

We knew the Obama camp would turn back to the manufactured War on Women bit when they got desperate and like clockwork, they are turning back to it again. I give vredit to the Romney team for meeting the issue head on and taking a clear stand. The Romney campaign now has a new set of videos out centered around religious freedom:

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These videos dovetail nicely with Paul Ryan’s remarks near the end of the VP Debate; the one section where VP Biden didn’t interrupt him.

Transcript excerpts via NY TIMES since ABC’s is incomplete:

MS. RADDATZ: — people in this country. Please talk personally about this if you could. Congressman Ryan.

REP. RYAN: I don’t see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith. Our faith informs us in everything we do. My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, about how to make sure that people have a chance in life.

Now, you want to ask basically why I’m pro-life? It’s not simply because of my Catholic faith. That’s a factor, of course, but it’s also because of reason and science. You know, I think about 10 1/2 years ago, my wife Janna and I went to Mercy Hospital in Janesville where I was born for our seven-week ultrasound for our firstborn child, and we saw that heartbeat. Our little baby was in the shape of a bean, and to this day, we have nicknamed our firstborn child, Liza, “Bean.” (Chuckles.)

Now, I believe that life begins at conception.

That’s why — those are the reasons why I’m pro-life.

Now, I understand this is a difficult issue. And I respect people who don’t agree with me on this. But the policy of a Romney administration will be to oppose abortion with the exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother.

What troubles me more is how this administration has handled all of these issues. Look at what they’re doing through “Obamacare” with respect to assaulting the religious liberties of this country. They’re infringing upon our first freedom, the freedom of religion, by infringing on Catholic charities, Catholic churches, Catholic hospitals. Our church should not have to sue our federal government to maintain their religious — religious liberties.

And with respect to abortion, the Democratic Party used to say they want it to be safe, legal and rare. Now they support it without restriction and with taxpayer funding, taxpayer funding in “Obamacare,” taxpayer funding with foreign aid. The vice president himself went to China and said that he sympathized or wouldn’t second- guess their one-child policy of forced abortions and sterilizations. That, to me, is pretty extreme.

This exchange between Ryan and Biden on abortion was very telling to me. Ryan nailed Biden on Obama’s assault on religious freedom in one zinger (bolded):

REP. RYAN: All I’m saying is if you believe that life begins at conception, that therefore doesn’t change the definition of life. That’s a principle. The policy of a Romney administration is to oppose abortion with exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother. Now, I’ve got to take issue with the Catholic Church and religious liberty.

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: You have, on the issue of Catholic social doctrine, taken issue.

REP. RYAN: If they — if they agree with you, then why would they keep — why would they keep suing you? It’s a distinction without a difference.


Then Biden keeps on talking out of both sides of his mouth as he did the whole debate, tossing Bork, Roe v. Wade and the threat of a Conservative Court in for good, scary measure. If you can’t win on the issues, as Ryan said in the debate a few times,

“And then I would say, you have a president who ran for president four years ago promising hope and change who has now turned his campaign into attack, blame and defame. You see, if you don’t have a good record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone to run from. That was what President Obama said in 2008. It’s what he’s doing right now.”

Well, here’s Biden painting someone to run from, funnily enough when he finally shut up most people were running from him:

MS. RADDATZ: I want to go back to the abortion question here. If the Romney-Ryan ticket is elected, should those who believe that abortion should remain legal be worried?

REP. RYAN: We don’t think that unelected judges should make this decision; that people, through their elected representatives and reaching a consensus in society through the democratic process, should make this determination.

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: The court — the next president will get one or two Supreme Court nominees. That’s how close Roe v. Wade is.

Just ask yourself: With Robert Bork being the chief adviser on the court for — for Mr. Romney, who do you think he’s likely to appoint? Do you think he’s likely to appoint someone like Scalia or someone else on the court, far right, that would outlaw Planned — excuse me — outlaw abortion? I suspect that would happen.

I guarantee you that will not happen. We picked two people. We picked people who are open-minded. They’ve been good justices. So keep an eye on the Supreme Court —

REP. RYAN: Was there a litmus test on them?

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: There was no litmus test. We picked people who had an open mind, did not come with an agenda.

MS. RADDATZ: I’m going to move on to this closing question because we are running out of time.

Yes, we’re running out of time but hopefully we’ll get a new clock with a President Romney. Continue reading

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VP Debate, Interrupted.

Biden’s new Secret Service codename: Interruptus. – VodkaPundit

VodkaPundit’s assessment is spot-on. Iowahawk, however, wins Twitter again:

Biden: the debate equivalent of an Occupier shitting on a cop car.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog)

I’ve never seen a debate quite like last night’s. I doubt I am alone in being rather disgusted that at least a dozen times I found myself yelling at my TV,”Shut up and let him answer, Joe!” Perhaps that is because Biden interrupted Ryan about 82 times in 90 minutes:

FACT: Final Count: Biden interrupted 82 times during the entire debate.

— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile)

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ABC Attempts To Fabricate A Flip-Flop


Mitt Romney ‘Not Getting Rid of All of Health Care Reform’

Opening paragraphs:

“Mitt Romney raised some eyebrows today when he said, “I’m not getting rid of all of healthcare reform.”

That sounded quite different from the mantra he has repeated for months, that he would “repeal Obamacare.”

Though the Romney campaign quickly said there has been no change in position, it’s clear that despite the rhetoric, the Republican nominee would keep some of the popular elements of President Obama’s healthcare reform act.

“Well, I’m not getting rid of all of healthcare reform,” Romney said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“Of course there are a number of things that I like in healthcare reform that I’m going to put in place,” he said. “One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage.””

Hey ABC, check with Andrea Mitchell on how to perpetrate a fraud next time.

Without batting an eye, ABC attempts to make this into a flip-flop, ignoring that Romney has stated the above since the very beginning of his campaign. Romney’s statements here in no way mean he is not going to stick to his promise to repeal Obamacare. That was hit one in the article, the next part was to highlight the vouchers proposed by Paul Ryan:

“Their voucher plan for Medicare would bankrupt Medicare,” Obama later told the 3,000 supporters who attended the rally.

Hey, ummm.. ABC? That’s Obama repeating the lie from his acceptance speech, “And I will — I will never turn Medicare into a voucher.” About two days after his speech, this happened:
Surprise! HHS pilot program to send 2 million poor seniors from Medicare into … “voucher” programs

Ouch. Yeah…Nice try, ABC. Next time, get tips on perpetrating a fraud from Andrea Mitchell. Oh and pro-tip: Don’t cite a full leftist group like Center for American Progress as the source for your horror show figure on costs. Definitely don’t leave off their full title either, which is Center for American Progress ACTION FUND. I laugh at their “About Us” page every time a media lapdog like ABC links to them. Whoever wrote it needs to look up the definitions of Non-Partisan, Independent and Progressive:

The Center for American Progress Action Fund is an independent nonpartisan education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We are creating a long-term, progressive vision for America—a vision that policymakers, thought-leaders, and activists can use to shape the national debate and pass laws that make a difference.

Our mission is to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world.

The president of The Center for American Progress Action Fund is Tom Perriello.
What We Believe

As progressives we believe that America should be a country of boundless opportunity—where all people can better themselves through education, hard work, and the freedom to pursue their dreams. We believe this will only be achieved with an open and effective government that champions the common good over narrow self-interest, harnesses the strength of our diversity, and secures the rights and safety of its people.

Related Reading:

Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan Sounds Just Like Zeke Emanuel’s Voucher System Continue reading

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RNC – Night Two

Speech of the night without question goes to Paul Ryan. I’m sure Obama curled up with his laptop and cried last night after seeing that speech. My favorite passage:

Obamacare, as much as anything else, explains why a presidency that began with such anticipation now comes to such a disappointing close.

It began with a financial crisis; it ends with a job crisis.

It began with a housing crisis they alone didn’t cause; it ends with a housing crisis they didn’t correct.

It began with a perfect Triple-A credit rating for the United States; it ends with a downgraded America.

It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new. Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.

President Obama was asked not long ago to reflect on any mistakes he might have made. He said, well, “I haven’t communicated enough.” He said his job is to “tell a story to the American people” – as if that’s the whole problem here? He needs to talk more, and we need to be better listeners?

Paul Ryan Rocks. Period. The end. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

O.K., enough mooning over Ryan — Now, on to the meat of last night’s Convention.

This is a roundup of the speakers and related articles for the RNC 2012 Night Two. You can find my post for RNC Night One here. I watched the speeches on UNC-TV, the public station here in the Triangle, NC. I had to if I wanted to actually SEE the speeches in their entirety, since when I browsed local ABC and CBS, it was mostly their talking heads yapping while you could see the speaker on the stage behind them clearly still talking. NBC (WRAL) local didn’t even have coverage of the convention last night. Pathetic.

One piece that needs to be addressed from my RNC Night One post is Juan Williams. It appears he has issued an apolo-attack to Ann Romney on the FOX news website. I read it and think Mr. Williams might want to call over to Current TV to inquire about positions available there. What an ass….but what do I know? I’m just a blogger. Read Dan Riehl’s slap-down of Williams’s apolo-attack – he nails it.

The schedule of events has the list of speakers each night. I’ve got the following speech videos linked below. The GOP has a YouTube channel set up for the convention as well, that’s a useful place to look for videos I may not have posted. My usual useful links and more are at the bottom of the post.

Ron Paul (video tribute)

Mitch McConnell

Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno

Tim Pawlenty

Mike Huckabee

Rand Paul

John McCain

Condoleeza Rice

Susana Martinez

Paul Ryan

The best ones of the night, aside from Paul Ryan, were definitely Condoleeza Rice and Susana Martinez. By the way, Rice didn’t use a teleprompter. She just referred to her notes. Eat it, Obama. I am embedding Ryan and Rice’s speeches below as well, with the full text of their remarks above each video. I originally was going to just embed Ryan’s speech, but then I found out that ABC News Aired Less than Two Minutes of Condi’s Speech and decided ABC viewers might like to see her speech too. Take note of the protester who attempted to disrupt Ryan’s Speech. You can read about it here:

Abortion Rights Protester, Using Pass Obtained From Ron Paul Delegate, Disrupted Paul Ryan’s RNC Speech

I have one thing to say about that — Ron Paul Supporters continue to be their own worst enemies.

Here are the speeches: Continue reading

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This Is How You Do It

Obama Blew It. Paul Ryan Gets It Right…. in Raleigh NC. Continue reading

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The Comeback Team: Romney/Ryan 2012


Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to be his running mate. The mainstream media is calling it a ‘risky’ move already. That should tell you something about how much they fear him as a VP pick — Ryan is the smartest choice Romney could have made and reinforces how serious our economic situation is by picking the man who wrote the ‘Path to Prosperity’ 2012 budget resolution. Team Obama and the DNC already took a swipe at Ryan and whiffed. Ryan is also chairman of the House Budget Committee. He is also a senior member of the powerful and influential House Ways And Means Committee. Continue reading

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Dear DNC….

Dear DNC, I saw your new ad on Paul Ryan and Romney and had just one comment… Continue reading

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