Wrong Man at the Head of the Republican Ticket

Why couldn’t the Republicans have run Ryan for President?  Here, spend 12-13 minutes to listen to this interview and hear what a REAL American leader sounds like:

Flashback: Glenn Beck Interview With Paul Ryan From 2010

Unfortunately, Ryan has been picked for VP and, as we all know, the only real purpose of the VP pick is to try to convince people like myself to vote for a person they otherwise would not vote for to be President.  Why does it always seem to work that way?  And what does that tell us about the leadership of the Republican Party — and what that leadership thinks of those like myself who keep their Party in power?

This is going to be a frustrating election for a lot of us because, for those who are truly awake, either way we go, America is likely to lose…

14 thoughts on “Wrong Man at the Head of the Republican Ticket

  1. Wow, your optimism is infectious. Just keep in mind that at one point we were losing in WWII and that didn’t stop America.

    I love you like a brother but sometimes I wonder if we live in the same world.

    B, your pessimism wears on me sometimes.

    Like the old saying – wish in one hand and sh*t in the other and see which one gets filled first. This is what it is. This is who we have to run. This is what we have to work with. If you believe that we can’t change it and either way “America is likely to lose”, then that position isn’t a lot different from the hopelessnes of the OWS protests…belief in the Quigley crap is as much poision as believing in the Bildergergers, Tri-Lateral Commission or the Illumanati for that matter. That is the reason that I have largely stopped listening to Beck, all of the linkages he makes are interesting but have the feel of blaming something so big and inherently complex that it can’t be beaten and it smells of giving up…or at least an excuse for losing.

    I’ve said it before – we didn’t get here overnight and it may take 100 years to get out of it. This is a game of inches, not miles.

    But then I may not be “truly awake”.

    • Utah,

      WWII was NEVER in doubt. As someone who understands industry and logistics, you should know that, from the day the U.S. entered the war, it was just a matter of costs.

      That brings me to the next point you made: I KNOW that it will take time to correct the damage done to this nation, but the first step is to recognize it. Now, how do you square the alliance between a known and proudly declared Progressive (Romney) and a self-proclaimed Progressive hunter (Ryan)??? Do you NOT see anything funny there?

      Second, you attack socialized medicine, but you are convinced that Romney can “save us” even though he has already told you that, if you elect him, you WILL GET SOCIALIZED MEDICINE — just HIS version. DO you not see the contradiction there, either?

      Utah, I’m like Fox Molder here: “I WANT to believe.” The problem is, no one on “your side” will acknowledge the problem. And when “my side” clarifies the problem, “your side” helps the Left demonize us as crazy.

      Brother, I am who I am, and I see what I see. But — if that has become too much for you — you are the boss and I have been “fired” before. You might want to consider it because — unless and until someone shows me that we are actually changing directions and not just the car and driver, I will not budge from where I stand. I can’t: it would be irrational.


  2. At the end of the day, triangulation voting wins by a nose, albeit one held with firmly pinched nostrils. I don’t like it, not one little bit, but the windmill is just too damn big to tilt.

  3. Utah is right and we’ve discussed this before about it being a many decade job to get things turned around. It took the Progs a century to bring us here today. We will be lucky if we can turn it back in as short a time as that.

      • Shouldn’t we perhaps take a wait and see attitude about Mitt Romney? Reagan used to be a Democrat before he saw the light. Let us give him a chance and see what he can do. As far as health care goes, Romney has always said that Romneycare, ( even though it really didn’t work.), was a choice made by the people of Massachusetts as a state’s issue. He’s right about that. If your state decides that they want socialized medicine and you don’t agree, you can vote with your feet and move to a state that is more in line with your beliefs.

        We’ll know pretty quick if he has changed his spots, as the saying goes.

      • At least Ryan has a budgetary plan…
        Ryan doesn’t have a 2nd home in Washington, he sleeps on a cot in his office . . .

  4. Black, I am going to go out on a limb here and state that Ryan abandoned his ideology, and voted for the bailout even though he knew it was a bad choice. Hell, for that matter Bush showed his progressivism on the same topic when he said something along the lines of “I’m going to have to give up on the principles of capitalism in order to save capitalism.” (or something to that effect.

    So all in all, the Republicans have their pecking order established correctly. The older progressive will lead the younger progressive into the next presidency, and beyond…progressively speaking of course. 🙂

    • For the sake of the majority, I’m just going to sit on the sidelines and watch…and wait…and hope against reason that I’m wrong and the majority is correct.

      • I’m pretty sure they are. Just had to play the devil’s advocate here. If nothing else, it proves we have to be on high alert, and be ready to castigate the Romney/Paul team just as we have the Obama/Biden team should they screw up as well.

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