Mitt Romney Attacks His Own VP Pick Paul Ryan For Making "Big Mistake"

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    Sep 09, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
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    On the sinking ship that is the Romney/Ryan ticket - it's every man for himself - and the doomed passengers are turning on each other already.

    Today, Mitt Romney attacked his ticket mate Paul Ryan for making a "big mistake" when Ryan voted for last year's debt deal.

    Things are getting ugly as the desperation is setting in.

    The attack by Romney is particularly offensive because of the hypocrisy of Romney's attack.
    Last year when the debt deal passed - Romney supported the debt deal and described it as "a reasonable, responsible effort to cut government spending, avoid a default, and help create a better environment for job creation".
    Today he opposes it and calls it a "big mistake".

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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 09, 2012 5:06 AM GMT
    I don't necessarily see it as a bad thing that Romney is willing to point to mistakes he deems the Repubs in congress made -- even if it does involve his running mate. He's calling it like he sees it, and letting the cards fall where they may. It's called Leadership.
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    Sep 09, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't necessarily see it as a bad thing that Romney is willing to point to mistakes he deems the Repubs in congress made -- even if it does involve his running mate. He's calling it like he sees it, and letting the cards fall where they may. It's called Leadership.



    Romney said the debt deal was a good thing last year.
    Romney is saying the debt deal is a "big mistake" this year.

    He's flip-flopped from one position - to the opposite position - to try to pander to voters.

    It's called Indecisiveness.

    It's called Weakness.

    It's called Waffling.

    It's called FLIP-FLOPPING.

    It's the opposite of Leadership.
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    Sep 09, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't necessarily see it as a bad thing that Romney is willing to point to mistakes he deems the Repubs in congress made -- even if it does involve his running mate. He's calling it like he sees it, and letting the cards fall where they may. It's called Leadership.



    Pull your head out of Romney's ass.

    That's the biggest difference between Republicans and Democrats.
    If a Democrat does something stupid, we'll call them on it.

    Not the Republicans.
    When a Republican does something stupid they just keep making excuses.

    How do you think that looks to the voters ?
    It looks as if Romney stands for NOTHING.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 09, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    He is calling it a "mistake" characterizing it as "an extraordinary miscalculation". Often-times a "miscalculation" doesn't come into focus until after the fact -- which, at least in Romney's opinion, is what occurred here. I'm just saying that he at least acknowledged this rather than danced around it and/or tried to make excuses for it. Romney wasn't in Congress, he didn't vote on any of this.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Sep 09, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    Ha. So Romney throws his own VP nominee Paul Ryan under the bus, argues that the country should have defaulted and sent the economy into another panic, and then praises Bill Clinton for eviscerating his campaign?

    Amateur hour. Romney might be more inept than Bob Dole.
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    Sep 09, 2012 7:17 AM GMT
    RickRick91 saidLast year when the debt deal passed - Romney supported the debt deal and described it as "a reasonable, responsible effort to cut government spending, avoid a default, and help create a better environment for job creation".

    I believe that quote is actually by Ryan, not Romney, speaking as the Chair of the House Budget Committee. But Romney has certainly criticized Ryan for being one of the deal's supporters.

    Romney has gone totally Teabagger, throwing his own VP running mate under the Radical Right bus. It is a joy to behold. icon_biggrin.gif
  • rnch

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    Sep 09, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
    The more R & R screw up, the larger the Obama margin of victory becomes.


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    Sep 09, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI can't say that I'm a huge Kerry fan, but I was very entertained by his speech at the DNC...he did the best job of calling Romney out as a flip-flopper, imo, and the irony was dripping with Karmic payback for how he himself had been pilloried. No one was better suited for the task, lol, and he did it masterfully (for once.) icon_biggrin.gif


    I agree. It was first really memorable speech of his career... And I even voted him in 04. His best line: "Ask Osama Bin Laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago." You could tell it felt great to say and it was great to hear! icon_smile.gif The democrats have become the party stronger on domestic issues AND military. Pretty soon Romney's gonna flip flip parties, after he loses the election. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 09, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    Well I can see why super-rich people would support Romney/Ryan: they don't have to put tacky bumper stickers on their expensive luxury cars, and yet can still advertise their political choice:

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    Sep 09, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
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    Sep 09, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't necessarily see it as a bad thing that Romney is willing to point to mistakes he deems the Repubs in congress made -- even if it does involve his running mate. He's calling it like he sees it, and letting the cards fall where they may. It's called Leadership.

    Yeah, but you know, Romney doesnt even agree with the party's platform. So you have Romney, Ryan, and the Republican Party all saying different things. This just reflects the craziness in the Republican Party right now. How does anybody know what they are voting for?
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    Wow - you obviously have the brain power of a five year old.

    FYI - we're laughing at you.
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't necessarily see it as a bad thing that Romney is willing to point to mistakes he deems the Repubs in congress made -- even if it does involve his running mate. He's calling it like he sees it, and letting the cards fall where they may. It's called Leadership.

    Isn't it funny how you call flip=flopping "leadership" now, but in 2004 it was John Kerry the Flippity-Flopper?

    Republicans have no moral center al all; they will say and do anything at any given moment that serves them, whether it's true or not and whether or not it means disavowing something you said five minutes ago.




    Yup.

    The Repubs made being a flip-flopper politically toxic in the 2000 and 2004 campaigns with their attacks painting Gore and Kerry as flip-floppers - and now the Repubs are reaping the toxic fruit of those campaigns.

    The Repubs have nominated Mitt Romney - the biggest most blatant flip-flopper ever.

    Because of the groundwork the Repubs did in 2000 and 2004 - Romney's constant flip-flopping makes him unelectable.

    Karma is a bitch.
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    Sep 09, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidhttp://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=17192715

    On the sinking ship that is the Romney/Ryan ticket - it's every man for himself - and the doomed passengers are turning on each other already.

    Today, Mitt Romney attacked his ticket mate Paul Ryan for making a "big mistake" when Ryan voted for last year's debt deal.

    Things are getting ugly as the desperation is setting in.

    The attack by Romney is particularly offensive because of the hypocrisy of Romney's attack.
    Last year when the debt deal passed - Romney supported the debt deal and described it as "a reasonable, responsible effort to cut government spending, avoid a default, and help create a better environment for job creation".
    Today he opposes it and calls it a "big mistake".

    LMFAO
    The King of Flip-Floppers Strikes Again!


    As Romney continues to sink in the polls, he's taking it out on Ryan.
    And this is his idea of a team that works well together?

    In the darkest days of the GOP loss of 2008, right before their landslide defeat, McCain and Palin managed to keep their feuds private and put a positive face on their public exchanges. They waited until after their election loss to start blaming each other.
    Too bad Romney can't say the same.
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    Sep 09, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHe is calling it a "mistake" characterizing it as "an extraordinary miscalculation". Often-times a "miscalculation" doesn't come into focus until after the fact -- which, at least in Romney's opinion, is what occurred here. I'm just saying that he at least acknowledged this rather than danced around it and/or tried to make excuses for it. Romney wasn't in Congress, he didn't vote on any of this.


    This is extremely bad for Romney/Ryan. I know you you realize this and are just lying again with your post. Same thing happened to McCain/Palin before their collapse. A house divided cannot stand.
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    Sep 09, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
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    Cranky_No_More said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't necessarily see it as a bad thing that Romney is willing to point to mistakes he deems the Repubs in congress made -- even if it does involve his running mate. He's calling it like he sees it, and letting the cards fall where they may. It's called Leadership.

    Isn't it funny how you call flip=flopping "leadership" now, but in 2004 it was John Kerry the Flippity-Flopper?

    Republicans have no moral center al all; they will say and do anything at any given moment that serves them, whether it's true or not and whether or not it means disavowing something you said five minutes ago.




    Yup.

    The Repubs made being a flip-flopper politically toxic in the 2000 and 2004 campaigns with their attacks painting Gore and Kerry as flip-floppers - and now the Repubs are reaping the toxic fruit of those campaigns.

    The Repubs have nominated Mitt Romney - the biggest most blatant flip-flopper ever.

    Because of the groundwork the Repubs did in 2000 and 2004 - Romney's constant flip-flopping makes him unelectable.

    Karma is a bitch.
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    I wouldnt get all giddy yet. Remember 59,000,000 Americans voted for Bush the second time. I have no faith that there are not enough idiotic Americans who wont be able to see Romney as a political opportuntist who says whatever he thinks someone wants to hear at that moment. I will be crossing my fingers and squeezing my thumbs until the last vote is counted.