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Romney has a shiny new VP

Regular Joe Paul Ryan eating din-din with two zillionaire conservatives enjoying a $350 bottle of wine in DC. Yeah, America needs THIS guy …

Team Romney has flipped the game board and rolled out their VP pick early. There’ll be a bunch of articles coming out on Paul Ryan and his Medicare killing plan. No one can say the exact reasons, but one thing we can infer: Team Romney must have seen the same trends in their internal data that’s been reported widely over the last few weeks showing Romney losing ground nationally and in key states. That makes this is a somewhat desperate hail Mary throw toward the end zone.

Con Daily– In picking Ryan, Romney is getting someone who is leading the Republican cause for budget reform in Congress, and Ryan is a candidate who could deliver Wisconsin to Romney, changing the math of the election.

But Ryan’s history with Medicare reform is the downside to the gamble. If Florida, with its older population, goes to the Democrats, the gain of Wisconsin does little to help Romney.

Paul Ryan’s plan was to cut programs that help the middle class and poor, cut taxes for the rich, and toss working stiffs like me who have paid a 100k or more into the system into the jaws of the private health insurance industry equipped with a nice shiny coupon for a discount on the premiums. And where do those hard-won sacrificed savings go?

Why into the pockets of zillionaires of course! Where else!? The Ryan plan piles more debt up and benefits the super rich especially, at the expense of everyone else, including those as yet unborn taxpayers Ryan and his small government Teaparty cohorts care so very much about. IOW, Ryan and Romney go together like peas and carrots.

Update: Ryan is now speaking, counting off the failures of George Bush by which he means Obama, and about to launch into a tirade wherein we must repair this damage by reenacting and doubling down on the same policies that wrought them.

After blaming the conservative cluster fuck on Obama and democrats, — and throwing in that rights come from God, not government! — Ryan closed by noting it’s time to start taking responsibility and stop blaming others. It was a bit Orwellian.

Comments

  1. scrutationaryarchivist says

    I misinterpreted your original title. I thought that the Romney campaign was trying something “so crazy it just might work” and making Mitt the veep candidate, so they could choose a new presidential candidate who might do better.

    Oh, well.

  2. Francisco Bacopa says

    Gutsy move. Romney has recognized the truth that there really isn’t such a thing as a swing voter. Elections are won by driving turnout. He picked a candidate who will do exactly that. But I can’t imagine any candidate who will also boost pro-Obama turnout than Ryan.

  3. says

    Didn’t Romney just kiss Florida goodbye? What states does he imagine he’ll flip to make up for it? Romney’s path to 270 is now impossible to see.

  4. Aliasalpha says

    We should just pool our technical knowledge and build the republicans a robot presidential candidate. It can be adorned with crucifixes or even be made out of them, it’ll be as soulless as romney, powered by booze like bender (or bush2) and spout randomly generated Reagan quotes.

    Best thing is we can sneak in a backdoor exploit and have some fun on the eve of the election, have it come out of the closet, endorse equal rights for everyone without exception, pledge to raise taxes on the rich and declare that churches will lose their tax exempt status. Imagine the wave of head popping from the nutters, it’d be like a fireworks display.

  5. Reginald Selkirk says

    With the selection of Ryan for the VP slot, Romney has made a deep commitment to voodoo economics.

  6. StevoR says

    @5. Aliasalpha :

    We should just pool our technical knowledge and build the republicans a robot presidential candidate. It can be adorned with crucifixes or even be made out of them, it’ll be as soulless as romney, powered by booze like bender (or bush2) and spout randomly generated Reagan quotes.

    Nice idea except I’d be surprised if even Reagan was far right enought to appeal to Tea Partiers by his actual quotes now. In fact, I suspect Regan saying what Reagan said then would be unelectably “liberal” today.

  7. raven says

    If Romney and Ryan, get elected, I will be a new billionaire.

    My new company will deliver food, blue plastic tarps, do-it-yourself medical textbooks, and bibles to the millions of old people living in our parks.

  8. jakc says

    I love that line: “the gain of Wisconsin”. Sheesh. If you’re going to imagine things that aren’t going to happen, then why don’t you imagine that he’ll pick up enough Catholic votes to help win IA-MN-OH-PA as well? That’s at least enough to win. It’s time to call this one. Time of death (actually at least a month ago). Bye Mitt. Bye Paul.

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