UPDATE: FULL ROMNEY/RYAN SPEECH ADDED – Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his VP nominee


NOTE: Ryan’s speech starts just after the 8 minute mark.


Romney announced on twitter that Paul Ryan is his VP pick:

Stay tuned for a live feed of the official announcement. It is set for 9:05AM this morning.

UPDATE: Mark Levin says Paul Ryan is an excellent VP Choice:

Paul Ryan is an excellent VP choice

The Obama cheerleaders in the media are already attacking him because of the budget he proposed last year. Well, bring it on. Let’s have a fight over substance. And let’s expose Obama for the destructive leftist he is and Biden for the weak dufus he is.

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  • Conservative_Hippie

    Now let’s get them elected on Tuesday, November 6th 2012!

  • mingge253


  • FutureOnePercent

    Let’s DO this!

    Win in November, get this country back on track, and start getting back to the principles that made this country AMAZING!

    • CalCoolidge

      Romney may help get the country on to a less bad track, but he’s way too liberal to ever find a “right” track.

      • FutureOnePercent

        I’ve always thought of Romney as the first turn in a three-point turn.

        Not headed in the right direction quite yet, but at least trying to keep us from careening off the cliff.

  • BSScoop

    TARP, bailouts, Medicare Part D, a budget that balances in two decades, what’s not to like?

    I like Paul Ryan, and I can’t stand 99% of politicians. Sincere man but do we seriously believe that his budget will survive 5 presidential and 10 congressional elections before it BEGINS to balance the budget? Also, the flat tax is vastly superior to our current code but RScoopers, are we constitutionalists? A flat tax is an income tax, which is a direct tax and unconstitutional until progressives gave us the abominable 16th amendment. Flat or not, it’s thievery by people with guns.

    Ugh. We need to be inspired by liberty, not policy wonks. Too bad, too. Paul Ryan’s delivery and style is spot on refreshing.

    Don’t Tread On Me

    • Paul Ryan is very inspiring.

      • mainelysteve

        Apparently doesn’t take much! No daring inspiration here, just another insider who’s voted for Tarp, Med. D, Taxing boneses, auto bailouts, inceasing debt limits, etc. Appreantly easily fooled. We now have a Mormon and a Catholic–Evangelicals??? Good budget guy so take him out of it and move him VP slot, makes a lot of sense to me? Just Mitt trying to maintain favor with establishment GOP, you guys never learn!

        • Constance

          Who are “you guys”? Call us out by name – conservatives. That’s who we are. Romney wasn’t our first choice, but Obama is our last choice. Considering the state of this country after the liberal panacea shoved down our throats since 2006, ANY step to the right is better than one more step to the left. It can’t all be fixed in one election. As for the religious comment you made – grow up. People believe what they believe. Whether Mormons, Catholics, or Buddhists… don’t lose any sleep over it. So long as they treat people with respect and love this country, I don’t care if they pray to the great god of the pasture pond and dance around naked in the moonlight. Quit complaining. Quit insulting others. Just quit.

        • Here’s the choice:

          vote for the America-hating muslim/atheist/communist/marxist

          or vote for the America-loving Mormon & Catholic.

      • BSScoop

        I find politicians who support government health care and theft of property uninspiring. Harsh? Yea. Why are republicans trying to “fix” progressive ideas like The Great Society and the income tax? Are we constitutionalists and freedom lovers? Or just little progressives who gently resist.

        I want a candidate who inspires with what the country was founded upon, not wonks trying to put mayonaisse on a progressive, crap sandwich.


        • Constance

          So, I guess we can all assume you will be chewing on your crap sandwich on election night and not bothering to do anything other than complain about the taste.

      • CO2isGood

        Great pick!! Romney is sending a message no more spend and waste as usual, while showing that he has cojones!

        • CalCoolidge

          I received a different message. Polls show with Ryan on the ticket, Romney has a shot at carry Wisc. No other VP selection that I know, has as much electoral college effect. Other than that, milquetoast picked milquetoast.

        • proudhispanicconservative

          And that is exactly what we need cojones to go against the communist.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        Scoop, can you post (or re-post) the Ryan interview with Bret Baier? Not sure when it was, but Fox has been showing clips & I really want to see the whole thing!! Thx for considering. 🙂

      • Betsey_Ross

        Game on! Let’s get this campaign started. Talk about the economy constantly. Let the campaign staff go after the DNC’s stupidity and set the Newtser, Sarah, Sununu, etc go after the LMS and the corrution of DC and Obama’s cronies.

      • CalCoolidge

        As a budgeteer, yes. As a the irrelevant VP?

    • BSScoop

      Oh, I forgot to mention…We’re still voting for a Massachusetts leftist who’s barely done a damned conservative thing in his life. We vote for presidents. The McCain campaign was the last time I voted for the VP. Damn it, Sarah, why didn’t you just run this time? We really need you.


      • Conservative_Hippie

        I feel your pain BS, but if you want Obama out you need to get behind Romney/Ryan 2012! At least Romney picked a conservative – give him that!

        • BSScoop

          John McCain was my last RINO vote. And, after what they did to Sarah Palin and her family, I swore I’d never vote for the GOP establishment ever again. I expected that BS from leftists but the GOP left her out to dry.

          I forgive easily but I’ll never forget.


          • CO2isGood

            So are you going to support and vote for this ticket, or just whine and propagandize against it? Which is the same as supporting and promoting the other side, IMO.

            • BSScoop

              Quoting history and progressive ideas is not whining. The GOP continues to get lefter and lefter while you attempt to insult me into going along.

              Voting for Romney is the same as voting for progressivism.


              • CO2isGood

                I could care less whether you go along or not…just tired of hearing the whining…and yes it is whining. When the sides are chosen, you join in, or you take your ball and go home.

                Not saying you don’t take every opportunity to get your team in NEXT time, when it is actually feasible.

                Think of it like a battle, you as an individual don’t always get to choose where and when you fight, but you do choose how hard you fight, whether just give up, run, malinger, offer aid and comfort, or just go over to the other side.

                • librtifirst

                  The American people are not “fighting” for either candidate. Some of them show up to a rally, but corporations and banks are the ones funding these guys, and the media is where most people get their information, which forms their opinions. Most republicans actually think that Ryan is the economic antithesis of Obama. This is an MSM lie designed to keep us involved in the system, as they collapse it. That is what Ryan’s plan does.

                • CO2isGood

                  So what is your point. The candidates are chosen vote for whomever or nobody. We will get their with or without you.

                • librtifirst

                  In this election, we can all choose what battle to fight. In so choosing, a person has to determine who the enemy is first. All conservatives agree that Obama is our enemy, but not all conservatives believe that Romney is our ally. As it now stands, there are only two sides to choose from out of the two party dictator system. Some believe that this is a false choice, and therefor have determined that the war needs to be fought on the battlefield of false choices and party manipulation. As conservatives, we only have one party choice, and we only ever had one primary choice due to election fraud. One choice is no choice at all.

                  If Romney has proven himself to be a liberal in practice, and was installed into the general election by the establishment GOP, then why would anyone think that he is the one to save us from the politics of Hussein Obama.

                  Romney just broke the law by announcing his VP pick, because he is not the only one in the race. The Romney campaign and the MSM are shoving Romney down our throats, and people still want to back the guy. We still have a convention to deal with, and it is quite possible for those delegates to choose someone else. Why not fight that battle, as many others are, and without the help of the MSM or main stream conservatives?

                  I guess that some are willing to fight to the very end for what they believe in, and some just cave into the corruption and accept the tyranny.

                • CO2isGood

                  Well sure and monkeys might fly out of your butt!

                  Realistically, the candidates are chosen support then or don’t.

                  Just don’t expect too many others to follow/chase after those pie-in-the sky daydreams. We got an election to win!

                • librtifirst

                  I truly hope that you get everything that you want from Romney, but something tells me that you won’t.

                  How did you know about my monkey concerns? 🙂

              • CalCoolidge

                You have a point. Obama is killing business with the EPA – created by Nixon. Obama is killing business with the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts signed by Bush 1. Obama pulled the ripoff of all time with a TARP Bill signed by Bush 2.

                The only way to keep the White House out of RINO hands is not to vote for RINO’s.

                • CO2isGood

                  Great point we should all just vote for nobody and let Obama get back in. Or better yet let’s just vote for Obama, I mean he’s not a RINO right?

                  Or maybe you can just use your noggin and vote for the most conservative candidate that is in the race.

            • JerrymB

              Amen, CO2isGood!

            • Constance

              I can answer your question. BS is going to keep spouting BS right on through the election, and then continue to complain about everyone and everything. I think it’s time to ignore BS. I’ve had enough of it to last a lifetime.

          • salg01

            go to hell traiter

          • JerrymB

            Well, you do have a choice. Roseanne Barr is the Socialist’s Party’s nominee. You will get what you vote for.

        • BS would rather poo poo on Romney all the day long instead of picking up a weapon and fighting Obama.

          • BSScoop

            I donated money to conservative causes. I went to Tea Parties. I took people to Tea Parties. I’ve converted no less than a half-dozen lefties into at least quasi-conservatives over the last four years. I’ve read books, commented on sites like this, volunteered for congressional candidates. I quit my lucrative, government career to go back to school and be an engineer in the private sector.

            And, I’m just getting started. Mitt Romney is UNWORTHY of the use of all the “weapons” at my disposal.

            “Not the other guy” is what we’ve been told for too long and if that’s the only argument you got to vote for Romney/Ryan, then they are truly uninspiring.

            Don’t Tread On Me

            • CO2isGood

              You sound like my kid when he was 8 and angry that he did not get what he wanted.

            • Take your negative attitude somewhere else cause we’re tired of seeing it here.

              Romney is the nominee. Either pick up a weapon and fight against Obama or get run over cause we’re coming for Obama and if you aren’t fighting, you’re just in the way.

              • BSScoop

                Gladly. I guess the 1st amendment isn’t respected here. Also, TheRightScoop, I’ll now start calling you TheLeftScoop since you love supporting leftists for president.


                Don’t Tread On Me

                • Erik McA

                  good riddance

                • salg01

                  goodbye, you wont be missed

                • Erik McA

                  too add to my reply earlier… if this was my website here would be my response:

                  This is MY website! I have the first amendment right to allow whatever the hell I want… If you want to exercise your own first amendment right I suggest making your own website and administrating and financing it… have a nice day…

                • SaraPFan


                • wow, I didn’t know RS was a government entity….
                  people really need to learn what free speech means.

                • orthodoxyordeath

                  Yeah people like you Jackass. Free speech means TRS has the right to ask people he doesn’t like to go away, just like a business owner can ask a customer to leave his premises.

                • so you call me a jackass and agree with me at same time ?

                • Constance

                  Yep. You are a jackass.

                • why?
                  cause I think RS can run his site as he sees fit?

                • No, because she felt like calling you that. Free Speech. 🙂

                • Actually, I think they misunderstood you. 🙂

                • LOL ahh I gotcha 🙂
                  went right over my head 🙂

                • Nukeman60

                  And I guess we’ll continue to call you ‘BS’. Seems to be an appropriate name that you chose.

              • You know BS…. I agree McLame was Horrible…but you know McLame to this day DEFENDS PALIN viciously!! I will give him credit for that…HE ALWAYS STICKS UP FOR HER….it was the little WEASELS behind McLame that hated her….Boy do they Stupid NOW!! Palin shines today and they well shall we say DO NOTHING!!

                But BS beinf angry and mad is not the answer. Ryan is not a BOEHNER guy….they are very different…Boehner is your INSIDER AND DUD…Ryan was outside that loop…now Eric Cantor is a DUD!! But Ryan is not enblodened to anyone. He is very independent…heck if he was the INSIDER as you claim HIS BUDGET would not be attacked by INSIDER REPUBLICANS…..

                Ryan is young, energetic and can talk issues. Poor Sarah was thrust into the spotlight so fast that she did not have time to even get information on issues. I loved her from day one and still do. Ryan can talk issues IMMEDIATELY and how many people can do that? Jindal was also good for that. But Romney is moderate to a point. BUT HE IS NO MARXIST LIKE OBAMA!! And BS makes no bones about it you can sit home…that is your right!! BUT I WILL PROMISE YOU THIS…IF OBAMA WINS….you will be in this ROOM SCREAMING, YELLING, HOLLERING AND COMPLAINING as he puts in place one of the over 4000 regulations that he has sitting on his desk that he is waiting for after the election to sign…AND THEY WILL NOT BE FRIENDLY TO YOU, ME, BUSINESS OR LIBERTY!!

                I hope you think about that. The idea that you will PUNISH the GOP for doing this is silly. You are punishing yourself and your family. MAN UP and think about something besides your PRIDE. TOO MUCH PRIDE is the downfall of every man and woman!

                Romney was not my first either…but I can look at his platform and listen to his ideas on taxes, business and freedom and SEE TONS AND TONS of differences between HE AND OBAMA!! MY GOD ARE YOU KIDDING!!

                I will not tell you to forget…I will tell you listen and give Romney and Ryan a chance to lay out their plan for AMERICA!! Ryan is a cool guy….I think unleashed from the House he will surprise you. To me he is the only GOP LEADER that has had ANY BALLS to tackle issues. HE IS A FIGHTER BIG TIME!!


                So that Catholic Voter you mock….they comprise nearly 30 percent of the total electorate!! And guess what THAT MATTERS BIG TIME!

              • JohnOfPhiladelphia

                Boy do I feel like I’m on a Mediaite blog after reading that. Way to shut down those who refuse to tow the line TRS. Now we can all go back to Pollyanna land where all is well and everyone is at ease with having a Mormon socialist go up against a Muslim socialist for the US Presidency. Well done my CONservative friend.

              • CalCoolidge

                Oh, the conservative view is “negative.” Where have I heard that one before?

            • GreenBeretWay

              If you can’t run with the big dogs,stay on the porch.

              Palin is a pipe dream. (Unless you are over at C4P)

              We got what we got so get over it.

            • Conservative_Hippie

              BS, we are conservative brothers for sure, but don’t feel defeated. Get behind Romney/Ryan or we will have another 4 years of Obama, surely you don’t want that?!

              • salg01

                the sad thing is he would rather have obama for 4 more years than vote fot romney

                • CO2isGood

                  yes I agree you are a sad thing!

                • Conservative_Hippie

                  Really?! Wow, I hope not!

            • THen you truly haven’t learned much have you? If you don’t get what you want then you pout-if it isn’t your man/woman than you won’t vote-it is time to choose a better road than what Obama is taking us on and unless you can see the future it is better to support two men who are TRYING to restore America and get her on the right road before we become Greece for sure and then anything is possible and then you might truly have a reason to be so sad.

            • EchoMike

              You claim all the accolades, and then in the same breath say you’re gonna take your ball and go home and pout.
              If that’s your opinion your free to have it, but do the rest of us a favor, go pout in your room, the rest of us have a Statist to get out of office.
              Hey maybe since you hate the Romney/Ryan ticket so much, you can head over the Obama campaign since you’re not going to help defeat him. I’m sure they’d love to put you in an ad saying how bad Romney is, and then we can all sit around and watch the Marxist tear this country apart for four more years.
              Here’s a tissue for your tears.

            • JohnOfPhiladelphia

              BS, you should know by now that all your efforts for righteousness count for nothing if you don’t tow the partisan line these days. Sad to say it but you’re wasting your time trying to persuade the folks on here. As @mainelysteve rightly put it, we ‘never learn’. All most of us that call ourselves conservatives these days want to do is: go to the booth every election, tick the box for the candidate that doesn’t have a ‘D’ next to his/her name (doesn’t matter what those candidates’s hard-copy records and beliefs are), then go home, sign on to their social media sites – bash Democrats for a bit, then sit back with a nice cold cup of kool-aid and sing ‘All’s well that ends well.’

              @Salg01 sums up the view of the so-called conservatives on this site towards people like yourself: ‘go to hell, traiter’. Heck, the guy can’t even spell ‘traitor’. No wonder the left calls us dimwits. Gone are the days of the righteous right-thinking, articulate, consistent, uncompromising, social-conservative first, then whatever-other-conservative after. Nowadays we have nothing but knee-jerk, reactionary, over-emotional, pliable, illiterates on our side. Like I often say. It’s not a sin to be illiterate. But it is a sin to be illiterate and to like it. Now all we have are illiterates on our side (supposedly, ‘on our side’) who are more than happy to be illiterates so long as they can get kudos from other ‘conservatives’ for how well they ‘done col dem rickety ol’ Demaucrots’ nasty names.

              Like I have been saying since day one: I want Romney to win these elections. Not because I think he’ll be better than Obama; But for two main reasons.

              1. I will be satisfied to see that he will not do anything substantially different to Obama.

              2. And two, I will be satisfied to see that the so-called conservatives will pretend not to see the fact that he is doing nothing substantially different to Obama and will just go along with what the right-wing media monopolies tell them to think. In this manner, my suspicions will have been affirmed: The children of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Locke, Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln have sold their heritage for a bastard’s.

              Keep on keeping on BS. Till whenever,


              • CO2isGood

                Exactly what righteous efforts are you refering to? BS doesn’t like the ticket and is complaining–not offering any real alternative to the fact that the candidates are chosen, and we still need to get rid of the one who is in office now.

                You tell BS he is wasting his time trying to persuade folks. Persuade us of what…that you guys consider Romney a RINO. Like we have not heard this description a thousand times before, and even for those that agree, reality check, the candidates have been chosen.

                You then go on using some very poor syntax to describe how illiterate the rest of the readers on this site are. To what end?

                IMO, you could have just simply stated, that you and BS are too smart for the rest of us, and saved a lot of awkwardly written words.

                • JohnOfPhiladelphia

                  What do you get when you combine a keyboard warrior, a full-time jerk, and an all-round loser? Answer: “COSisGood”.

                  PS Thanks for the heads up on what and how I should be posting on websites like this one. Really needed that tip. Somehow though, I hope our paths never again cross.

            • the only reason I will vote for romney is because he picked ryan.
              if he had picked rubio (just for example) I would not vote for him.

          • CalCoolidge

            Poo-pooing Romney is part of trying to pick up a weapon to fight. A Republican Party in RINO hands is their weapon, not ours.

            The enemy is the left, not Obama per se.

        • librtifirst

          Romney picked a “media” conservative.

      • Death by a thousand razor cuts!
        Yep just another razor cut in the constitutional fabric of freedom. Mittens is a lefty and now we have Paul, go along, Ryan. The people of this country are giving away their votes. This time it’s these two, in three more elections you won’t be able to tell the difference from either party. The only way to win, which won’t happen, is no compromise and vote “only” for true conservatism! I hate to say it but America is dead!

        • Erik McA

          someone… quick…. get some tin foil!

        • CO2isGood

          What is with these people that feel the need to cry in their beer?

          Just give up if that is your nature…but don’t drag the rest of us down with your whimpering.

          The choice has been made now get behind it or blow it out yer bum.

        • If so it is only because America was lost a long time ago. If the majority of Americans cannot see that O is bad for this country than it isn’t Romney’s fault or Ryan’s fault it will be because the problem lies within the hearts of the majority of the people here in this country. We didn’t get here overnight and we won’t get out of this overnight. It will be worse indeed if O gets in the office for four more years. I am thrilled with his choice of Paul Ryan!

        • OH GET SOME SHAVING CREAM WITH ALOE AND WITCH HAZEL..it will help with cuts!! God are you about as clueless as they come. Ryan is probably the MOST HATED MAN IN CONGRESS BY LIBERALS…>DUH!!! I guess you are too blinded by those RAY-BANs you are wearing to understand that??? Buddy here is an idea…EDUCATE yourself on someone’s background before you need your FOOT IN YOUR MOUTH!! Ryan is a TRUE CONSERVATIVE and by the way THE TEA PARTY people love him…I guess that is because HE IS SO ESTABLISHMENT???

          Calling Sherlock Holmes…..Randolph needs a CLUE!

        • Rshill7

          No, your faith is, your brain is, your heart is, and your soul is. America will be put back on the road which our founders paved, but it has to trudge through some wild tundra to get to that asphalt. Get it?

          You are for all practical purposes, blind, and there is nothing practical or helpful about what you’ve said here.

          You’re like a dragster racer who thinks he can go from 300 MPH to zero instantaneously. Good luck picking the glass out of your face, ya’ dead rot dinghy.

          Pick up a physics book, a psychology book, an economics book and a management book, and beat your imbecilic self over the head with all of them until something gets knocked loose.

          The only group, a person like you could lead, is a group comprised of fools. Go forth, find that group, and lead that sad-sack parade. Your post is a good place for a stick-up, and you’ve obviously got a stick up your butt. See a proctologist, and let the rest of us celebrate something worthy of celebration.

          Weeeeeee! 🙂

        • I am amazed at the responses to my post. It seams the people here hate as much as the lefties do. I guess putting the truth out there is just too much for you folks. Well go ahead and live here in your dream world dismissing the fact that the last great society of this world is gone. The human race is so corrupt that there is no turning back the tide.

          • Rshill7

            If you’re that dour Dan, jump off a cliff sir. you are not serving any viable or valuable purpose. The Coyote is waiting there for you, while us Roadrunners are taking off into the sunrise.

            C-Ya 🙂

          • las1

            Psst Dan… it’s not hate my friend. It’s more like incredulity at such pessimism. It’s making the best of uneasy choices. I prefer Gingrich… we got Romney. I prefer West…. we got Ryan… a damn good second choice imho. They both are weak on what needs to be said about Obama’s past, who he associates with, his crypto Marxism, his sabotage of the military and Muslim Brotherhood connections and subversion of America’s institutions and his crypto-islamic favortism (not so crypto btw) or his betrayal and traitorous leaks about Israel. None of this was even mentioned by either Rmoney or Ryan. These are my chief concerns with them. I think Ryan gets it more than Romney. But that does not stop me from supporting them… and neither should it stop you. Have hope in good Americans. Criticize where criticism is due, but don’t be like the left and slag the whole show.

            In the words of former Canadian Prime MInister Brian Mulroney… “ya dance with who brung ya”… and there is no other dance partner other than the Two “Rs”.

      • BSScoop, there are a lot of conservative who share your sentiment, but you seriously have to get over it and respect Palin’s decision not to run. It is what it is, the primary decided who our candidate is. I hope you’re gonna come around.

    • IN RESPONSE TO ALL THE flack BSScoop has gotten here:
      Romney is obama lite period

      { http://youtu.be/IWDJEc92d38
      via Ann Barnhardt: http://youtu.be/IWDJEc92d38
      “the same people are writing, supplying and setting “policy” for both sides, … all theater designed to give the drooling masses the sensation of a “choice” and “participation in the electoral process.” ”
      http://www.alt-market.com/articles/838-the-lesser-of-two-evils-con-game }

      & Scotty the RINO screwed the patriot pooch in Massivetaxes!!
      HOWEVER …
      @ least for this amigo …
      Paul Ryan as his VP pick alerts me to God’s Hand in this & i am again hopeful.

    • Jack Bryan

      Paul Ryan is in much the same position as Palin was in 2008: he can’t change the top of the ticket. Let’s face it, Romney/Ryan is a sacrificial lamb put up for slaughter by the establishment so that they can run their golden boy Rubio in 2016. Get ready for 4 more years of Obummer.

      • More people are awake today sir, things are NOT the same as in ’08. I believe many who voted for O in ’08 will not vote for him again this Nov but they may not want to say it. This country didn’t become the greatest nation because it was filled with a bunch of knuckleheads.

  • Rshill7


    We’ve got our comeback team! Time to remove the bumblers and put in the first string!

    Yaaaaaaay! Kablammo! Bammo! Whammo!

    • GreenBeretWay

      A little James Brown Living In America to start the day.


      • pdxlady

        Love it! And remember, it is OK to be Proud to be an AMERICAN!

      • freenca

        Now the ship can begin to turn!! And so appropriately in the shipyard, where refitting begins. Trim the sails well, boys, and run before the wind!!


    • jlbs

      Why can’t I get this video? Where else can I find it?

      • Because it’s over now. You are too late for the livestream.

        • jlbs

          I found it on C-span. Ryan gave a great speech.

  • Rshill7

    We are absolutely giddy over here!

    Hey Joe and O’!…….Aaaahahaha!

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    • GreenBeretWay

      Breaking News: Joe Biden’s on suicide watch.

      Bo the dog is too.

      • Bo the dog is too.

        That might be the media covering for Obama. He’ll need a cover story for the dog disappearing when he goes looking for comfort food after this announcement. Everything the Dem. campaign thinks will work is backfiring because Americans are just tired of BO’s crap. That type of BS campaign only works on drones, and, nationally, the demographics are different than Chicago demographics.

        • GreenBeretWay

          I feel sorry for the poor little mutt.He was brought in as a prop and hopefully for his sake they will forget to pack him.

          • m0r0

            Obama forgot to pay the check lunching with that serviceman. No doubt he will forget the dog.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        Okay that’s funny right there!

      • freenca

        LOL!! message to Bo the dog-Don’t come home for dinner.

        • GreenBeretWay

          Good one Free.Tell him to hide under Lincoln’s bed and remain still until they all leave.

  • conservative58

    After everything this country has endured the last 3-1/2 years, it’s time for some well-deserved
    ‘R & R’ !!!!

    ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 !!!!!

    • Conservative_Hippie

      “R & R!” I like that con, good one!

  • On Drudge the poll asked was Ryan a good pick ?” :

    78% said yes
    9% said not sure
    And 13% were Democrats

    • Conservative_Hippie


    • toongoon

      Where did you get your breakdown?

      • las1

        Breakdown… did you say breakdown… I hear Joe Biden is having one right about now :]

        • toongoon

          Here’s what Biden did when he heard the the news about Ryan;

          • las1

            heh heh…

  • Islam_Sucks

    sincerely hope I’m wrong … but I don’t see Ryan able to pull Romney’s abysmal campaign out of the fire. Face it…. Romney’s biggest enemy has always been conservatives. Now he has one to ignore for the next four years if he wins or blame if he looses.

    Damn I hate republicans.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      “Damn I hate republicans”

      Islam, are you sure you’re in the right place?

    • CO2isGood

      This is wrong on so many levels.

      Romneys campaign is much better already than McCains ever was. Romneys biggest enemies have been Liberals. Romney picked Ryan to send a message–no more out of control spending. Lastly your hate would be better directed at Liberals.

  • GreenBeretWay

    LET’S ROLL !!!!!!!

    Ryan will refocus the issues back on the dismal economy. The days of Obama’s distractions are done.Time for WAR. I have to feel some sympathy for Ryan because the attack dogs were just seen being unleashed at the White house.

    Thick skin Ryan,thick skin.

    • AlabamaPatriot2

      Thick skin, body armor on, locked & loaded with extra magazines, and damn the torpedoes.

      Look out, Tingles. This one is for you.

  • I am hard as the dickens for this.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens? 🙂

    • Are you calculus?

  • Rshill7

    Ya’ reckon we’ll have some substantive debate now?


    • Conservative_Hippie

      Now that Romney and Ryan are in the room maybe we’ll hear some adults talking!


    What a way to wake up and start a morning!

    • GreenBeretWay

      I’ll second that.

  • Erik McA

    I’m super pumped! Ryan was always my first choice for VP. Even back when I was supporting Herman…

    • CO2isGood

      I wanted Bachman/West.

      But I am sure happy with Ryan as the pick!

      • Cindy09

        I am relieved they avoided Rubio! Especially with all the “natural born” issues. I deplore not having West as VP though. Hope they find him a place in their administration.

  • Thanks to Right Scoop.
    This is a great place for conservatives and libertarians to hang out.
    It feels a bit like Ricks Cafe in Casablanca.
    Cos the stakes are that high.
    Remember in that movie everyone thought that if they could only get on that plane to Lisbon, and then AMERICA ( said in the dreamiest non-ironic non-sarcastic way possible ), then they would be safe and secure.

    Now we are fighting to keep America… America.
    I hate Nazis.

  • Best of all the names being tossed around. I can’t imagine Biden trying to BS his way through the VP debate against someone as informed as Ryan.

    • cathmom

      Pass the popcorn!!

      • *puts on monocle*


    • Conservative_Hippie


  • odin147

    Great choice, but at the end of the day we have to out narrate the MSM. Romney/Ryan and the entire Campaign need to out debate, out narrate, and out speak the MSM. Leverate talk radio, and the internet to have townhalls, conference calls, speak directly to the battleground folks. The MSM is going to use it’s biggest weapon to influence the vote “POLLS”. We will see lot polls with dems oversampled, the talking heads will talk their head of about the polls, and this is the biggest fight I believe. We need to figure out how to beat these polls, because most questions will begin referencing polls.

  • Erik McA

    I sort of wish they were playing to Rebel Music from Star Wars….

  • toongoon

    Bob McDonnell is a good speaker.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    I didn’t know that Ryan’s father died when he was 15. No child should have to go through that. No wonder he seems older and wiser than his years.

    • Ryan’s father died of a heart attack when he was 55. His grandfather also died of a heart attack around the same age. Because of that, Ryan watches his diet and exercises every day.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        He does look like he’s in good shape.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    …and now with Mark Levin’s thumbs up let’s roll!

  • B-Funk

    Did Mitt just call Ryan the next President of the US? lol I know what he meant, but that was funny. ^_^

    • Erik McA

      funny recovery by Mitt

    • Linky1

      Yes he did!

    • Yeah, he did. I’ve seen other candidates do the same mistake. Still funny. And he corrected it later.

  • Good Choice….I LIKE IT!! Ryan is dynamic and when he speaks HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT!! He is passioned and not afraid to mix it up. Plus Ryan does not get FLUSTERED when people attack him. He is amazingly cool under fire and I LOVE THAT!! He is the type that will let somone RANT and then now are you done? HERE ARE THE FACTS and he can recite numbers like no ones business!! And the other issue HE CAN ADDRESS ENTITLEMENTS better than ANYONE!! And some will attack him for wanting to cut this and that…RYAN CAN SAY WELL WHAT IS YOUR PLAN??? HEAR THE CRICKETS????? That is what I love….he is willing to WORK with people…BUT HE SITS AT TABLE ALONE!! That is brutal to Democrats!!

    He is also very pro-life….family and CONSERVATIVE!! I LOVE IT!! And he comes from a Democratic District that he wins by nearly 60 percent!! Walker will be out supporting him left and right and he will put the entire upper Midwest in Play!! Wis and Minn…..he will solidify IOWA and he will help in Ohio, Penn and Michigan which has HEAVY CATHOLIC POPULATIONS!!

    Also being Catholic will help him with HISPANICS which are mostly Catholic and could have been weary of Romney’s Mormonism….That helps with FLORIDA and NEW MEXICO!!! I think you will see RUBIO out there BIG TIME and do not be suprised if you see RYAN AND RUBIO blanket the states like Florida, New Mexico, Virginia and elsewherre with large Hispanic Groups!!

    I loved Rubio as well but I am thinking he himself may have not yet felt ready to go…..But Ryan, Rubio and Jindal were my top picks!!

    Ryan will fight back against the DEMS and has NO FEAR!! OH YEAH BRING ON THOSE NUMBERS this man will SHOVE THEM DOWN THEIR THROATS in a way Romney cannot!!



    • Every time he speaks to Obama, Ryan makes him look like an idiot. Trust me, Obama is crapping his pants.

  • Linky1

    Congrats to Ryan. IMHO, Romney made a good call here for a VP.

    The Dems (via MediaMatters) have a 290 page dossier on Ryan at the ready – all done last month. Sounds like they’re running scared….. http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/11/media-matters-super-pac-releases-opposition-research-report-on-paul-ryan/

  • poljunkie

    Well, its been a tough season but Paul Ryan is a good solid choice and shows that Romney listened enough to choose a conservative thinker . Ryan’s thoughts on economic policy just might save our Country from drastic measures we see happening around the globe.

  • daisy_mae

    I’m listening for a couple of things. Upholding the Constitution and support our troops! Okay, rights come from God not government, just heard something I’m listening for!

  • Joe

    Paul Ryan vs. Obama (repost)


    Paul Ryan is to be FEARED !

    Watch —– ZERO’s face — during this video – Gazoowie!!

    (ZERO is saying – anyone have a “joint” handy?)


    Joe Biden just changed to “DEPENDS” in practice for the debate

    CRAP GEE! – I love this stuff!

    • GreenBeretWay

      Obama had smoke coming out of his ears and he looked like he was turning white.

    • That’s what evisceration looks like.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Obama/Biden do not want to challenge Ryan to a debate on the Federal Budget, Ryan will eat them alive!

      • Don’t worry, moderators will make sure we thoroughly cover the important issues, like gay marriage, gay military, gay cookies, birth control, etc…

        • Conservative_Hippie

          Oh crap! I forgot about the LSM!

      • GreenBeretWay

        Chomp Chomp Chomp.

        He will eat them alive and ask for seconds.

  • Joe

    Brilliant timing by Romney !

    This will now take the focus OFF Romney – Plus he know has a “Pit Bull”

    God bless them both!

  • toongoon

    I love it! Ryan speaks from the heart, not a teleprompter.

  • GeorgiaPeachConservative

    Very excited!!! Romney-Ryan 2012!

  • scrubjay

    Ryan has got it right : We are the only country built on an idea – liberty, free-enterprise, self-determination and the consent of the governed.

    Ryan is both an idealist and a policy wonk. He is going to be able to cast ideas in a philosophical light and pepper it with relevant facts. Fantastic choice.

  • odin147

    Man what a speech from Ryan. Now it is upto the folks in the battleground states to make the choice. It is upto you where this country goes.

    • Conservative_Hippie


  • Don

    Can you imagine a VP debate between Paul Ryan and Dumbo Biden? Ryan would have Biden babbling like a fool from the first word. Obama is completely incompetent on the economy and federal spending. He would never get anywhere near Ryan on any discussion on fiscal policy. It is imperative that conservatives keep the momentum from 2010 going in Congress. 2010 AGAIN.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Yeah, I wish we could have P-VP swap debate (Obama-Ryan and Biden-Romney)

  • tvlgds

    Outstanding choice, and really not the one I expected. Romney announced him as the next PRESIDENT of the United States—frankly, I think Ryan would be much better than Romney. I just pray that they can oust the usurper in Nov.

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      Eh, he was just projecting into the future.. the next, next president of the U.S.


  • conservative58

    For the first time since this presidential campaign started, including the primaries, I am truly excited! I must confess that I was actually shedding tears of joy as Paul Ryan made his entrance!

    Let’s finish the job and send this team to Washington!!! It’s time for BO to GO!

    R&R 2012

    • Conservative_Hippie

      I’m with you con! Gosh I love your motto “R&R 2012” ! Awesome!

  • If Mark Levin likes him, what more can you say?

    He’s not going to lie or try to put lipstick on a pig…
    Even for the sake of defeating Obama.
    He knows we trust him and he calls it like it is.

    • Conservative_Hippie


  • RosiesSeeingRed

    A good day for the GOP. I feel a rumble under my house right now here in liberal NJ… I think it’s all the democrats shakin’ in their shoes.

    • Conservative_Hippie


    • Guest1776rcp

      To be honest I think Dems are jumping for joy that he picked Ryan because they get to roll out the granny over the cliff ads etc… which is all they got (demagoguery).

      • The dims would’ve villified anyone he picked. It’s standard fare for them.

        • Guest1776rcp

          Have you ever looked at the polling on Ryan’s budget? Trust me, Obama has, and he is jumping for joy that Romney just gifted him FL on a silver platter.

          I’d prefer Ryan stayed in the House as he is needed more there than in the celebratory role as VP but I suspect he won’t be leaving his committee when all is said and done anyway.

          • They also jumped for joy when Reagan was nominated. Look how that turned out.

            • Guest1776rcp

              Sorry to say but I think you’re delusional if you think Romney or even Ryan is anything close to the communicator Reagan was.

              • Wow. Don’t put words in my mouth. I never said he was. And for the record I’ve read some of your posts, some good, some delusional. James Carville:”It’s the economy stupid”

                • Guest1776rcp

                  Sorry about the misunderstanding, my bad. I will debate/defend my delusions whenever you wish.

                  I only said what I did because I don’t believe Reagan spoke like a wonkish intellectual and is exactly why he connected with people. Romney is not even close and probably never will be but I suppose Ryan has the potential to.

                • I agree with you there on Romney. But that’s the beauty of Ryan. He communicates all that wonkish finacial intellect in laymens terms so the general public can understand it. He makes getting into the weeds easy to grasp.

                • Guest1776rcp

                  Personally I don’t believe enough will grasp it through all the fog and demagoguery but we’ll see. Call me crazy but I think we live in bumper sticker soundbite times and Ryan needs to keep it succinct and simple for the message to get through.

                • But this is a different time!

              • Reagan wasn’t always a great communicator. In fact, for most of the campaign up to this point, he had a very hard time. He was a laughing stock. An actor that had no job being on a national ticket.

                Imagine if we had listened to you? Kick Reagan out. Pick someone else.

                • Guest1776rcp

                  Kick Reagan out? Me? LMAO! Now that’s a stretch. I loved that guy and his anti-Communism long before I was old enough to vote for him.

                  And please don’t tell me you’re equating Romney to Reagan.

                  Thanks for the laugh.

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        And as someone else here pointed out (I can’t find his/her comment now…), if that is the case, then Team Obama is being forced to talk about the unsustainable debt and hence the economy, and that’s GREAT!

        • Guest1776rcp

          Good luck with that but I don’t see it. The MSM and Obama camp will have him on the defensive explaining until he’s blue in the face that he doesn’t want to throw granny over the cliff. Like CK says, the demagoguery is unfortunate, but it works. IMO Romney gifted FL to Obama.

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            …or, it finally gives Ryan the platform to tell seniors that medicare will be bankrupt in 12 years if we don’t save it with his plan.

            • Guest1776rcp

              LOL! It hasn’t worked to date against the “throwing granny off the cliff” demagoguery but somehow it will be different this time? Good luck with that.

              • RosiesSeeingRed

                To date? This time?

                So, you think the comments of one representative in the House gets the same coverage/exposure as a vice presidential nominee?

                OK, whatever!

                • Guest1776rcp

                  Please correct me if I’m wrong but I’m quite sure Ryan was not the first Republican to suggest we need to reform Medicare and SS so my comment stands.

                • RosiesSeeingRed

                  Oh, gosh. You see? I thought we were talking about Paul Ryan all this time, not other republicans.

  • I’m pretty happy with this pick. His speech was really good. I feel like we have a real chance now. HAPPY WARRIOR!!!!!

  • Theconservativechic

    I’ll take me some R & R, baby!!!!

    • No time for R&R time to work lol.

      R&R/2012!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!!

  • You can see NBC now: They will be in HYPER DRIVE(STAR WARS ANYONE???) to find ways to destroy Ryan. But deep down they know he is handsome, intelligent, well spoken, family oriented and clever. Their worst nightmare….someone that can talk over their little LIBERAL HEADS!! What a pity hey NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBLOONEYC!!! I mean BRING IT ON BABY!!

    Boy I would love to fight….I would love that job…I would rip that media to shreads and just jam!! Ryan can do that but with undercut and rips that will make the MSM look…WHAT DID HE SAY???..WHATTTTT??? OVERHEADS MORONS!! Like Reagan can do….

    Does anyone notice that Ryan has a very similar look at this age to RONALD REAGAN??? Take a look at Reagan in his 40s….THESE TWO COULD PLAY EACH OTHER’S PARTS!!

    Make no bones about someone in that CAMP noticed how much RYAN LOOKS LIKE REAGAN!! Trust me when he goes out on that STUMP….watch and listes how much he will sound like Reagan….and then you wil hear people say…Boy he even looks like REAGAN…


    • Conservative_Hippie

      He does look like Reagan some. 🙂

      • Guest1776rcp

        He looks like Eddie Munster some too with that arrow pointing to his nose. LOL!

        • LMAO! That’s pretty close to what I was thinking. The guy is PALE!!! I was thinking vampire.

          • Is_Sense_Common

            Not many opportunities for sunbathing in WI, I think.

        • Conservative_Hippie

          LOL, true.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        A nerdy Reagan.

        But I <3 nerds, so it's all good. 🙂

  • EchoMike

    Just like a coward.
    Vowing to not vote Obama out of office is the same as casting a ballot to keep him in.
    Way to go.

    And if you really are leaving, don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

    • Guest1776rcp

      Vowing to not vote Obama out of office is the same as casting a ballot to keep him in. Way to go.

      Stop being silly. A no vote for Romney is exactly that but it doesn’t get counted for Obama.

      Republicans need to abandon attacking other conservatives who won’t vote for Romney with nonsense like you just posted and encourage them to get out and vote for conservatives in other races and not just sit home.

      • librtifirst

        I like your sentiment on how to deal with conservatives who can’t accept Romney. I am one. I won’t vote for him, but it is for a different reason. My vote doesn’t count, so I have the luxury of voting my conscience without having to be concerned with pragmatism. I will vote for one of the ultra conservative party candidates just to help their numbers, and will just have to hope that they actually count it for who I mark down.

        I will say though, that it looks like the establishment election fraud will likely go to Romney, at this point.

  • Rob_Bryant

    Man, I am STOKED! I am VERY happy with this selection of VP! Honestly, any conservative should be!

  • Philo Beddoe

    obamunist now is panicked. He will dump Biden and bring in Hitlery.

    Philo has spoken.

    • That’s likely been the plan. Look at all the butt-kissing he’s done going after the women vote. I do not look forward to hearing her shrill voice on the campaign trail.

    • Guest1776rcp

      I believe Obama is going to do that regardless of who Romney picked. Obama’s biggest fear is Clinton Dems turning into Romney Dems and the only way he can shore up that vote is to put Hillary on the ticket. You’d be surprised how many Clinton-ites are still very angry about the 2008 primary and the fact O sucks as they believe Hillary would have been a better POTUS..

  • Gene S

    Now hopefully we can get some adults back in the White House!!!!!!

  • jlbs

    How do I get the video of the announcement? The one on this site is unavailable.

  • keninil

    Ryan seems like a good choice; his heart seems to be in the right place. But he is everything we have railed against with BHO in the sense he has NEVER worked in the private sector, NEVER held a job outside Capital hill since college, NEVER run a business (other than his office) or a branch of govt (like mayor or governor). Being the consummate beltway insider is maybe why he is a successful congressman. The one really good thing is, his family lives in WI not DC, so he stayed a part of WI and did not become Dingled or Lugarized.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    OMG, is anyone listening to the official White House reaction??? And so it begins.

    • PhillyCon

      One thing about the Left: they are very predictable.

  • The setting for this announcement was perfect. They both looked great coming down that gangway. I actually choked up a bit when Ryan came out. This whole thing has made me so emotional since the zero took office. Go from anger,sadness, fear, anxiety and everything in between. We need to get the commie and his loyal set of freaks and old hippies (redundant I know) out of the PEOPLE’S HOUSE!

  • HA HA the LSM (lame stream media) and Obama has to attack him on his budget which means they have to TALK about the economy , FINALLY…. THE ECONOMY , this is great

    • AAAAMEN to that!

    • If that was the plan, then it was a game-changing chess move that I never saw coming.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Agreed dio, I was thinking the same thing!

    • cathmom

      Yes and when Obama brings up Ryan’s budget, Romney can say: ok Obama where is your budget? Of course, Obama does not have a budget. Great way to put the dumb libs on the defensive! Great move.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        Didn’t Barry put forth a couple of budgets and neither of which got a single vote?

        • Yes. They were so far out there not one dim voted for either one.

      • 1water

        BHO’s reply:
        “Yes, wait I’ll get it. Let me see where my budget plan is … Oh, Bo (the dog) must have eaten it! So as it is eaten I’m sorry that I can’t present anything.”

    • SaraPFan

      You know, thanks for that. That is really true. I was so concerned the media will bring up his budget proposal, and discuss SS, Medicare, etc. But because of Ryan’s experience on the House’s budget committees, Obama team will be forced to discuss their debt, spending, our AA rating, taxes on small businesses and our weak economy. The media will be forced into discussing our economy which is a topic they wanted to avoid. Very savvy move, Romney.

    • PhillyCon

      Also, go ahead and bring up Medicare. What about Obamacare cutting 500 billion in order to fund that POS.

  • Rob_Bryant

    HAHA! The bozos on the left are being propagandized by their leaders at Daily Kos right now, saying that NY-26 was lost because people opposed Paul Ryan! haha! Oh dear Lord, I do believe they are a bit frightened!

    Man, I am SO excited. I can’t stop smiling!

  • GreenBeretWay

    I just heard there was an Earthquake in DC this morning.

    The ground was shakin & the earth was quakin.

    Hahahha The White house’s current residents were stomping their feet and bashing their loser heads up against the wall.


  • anneinarkansas

    It looks like all of those of us conservative folks are happy today…I want a bumper sticker as soon as I can get one, two actually, car and truck!

  • maxntulsa

    Ryan brings to the ticket that which Romney needs – a partner who clearly articulates conservative values to generate the political discussion on ideology. Mitt is well versed on the discussion of stewardship but Paul will bring the ideology discussion forward. The campaign has been MIA when it comes to spelling out the real reason why Obama must go. It is the ideology that has led to the dismal stewardship by Obama. Obama’s ideolgy has nothing to do with race – he is a far left liberal!

  • texasgirl46

    Let’s do this!!!

  • I have to admit this was a smart move on Romney’s part. Others have stated it and that was my first thought as well, this will force the focus back onto the economy. It cuts through all the noise.

  • Juan Williams is such a hack.(shockface)

  • proudhispanicconservative

    This the line that I liked the most they are more interested in winning the next election than the next generation”

  • Good choice! At least it makes me feel better about our chances of defeating NObama in November.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    I told my my sister-in-law (who voted for Obama) that Ryan is the House Budget Committe Chair and she said, “Good we need someone like that as a VP, becuase The Government is spending too much!” She’s a Democrat! I wonder if there are other Democrats like her that think Obama has spent too much!? Wow, I think we may have a convert!

  • Romney and Ryan!
    Restoration and Regeneration!

    Best bit of good news we’ve had in ages! Great choice! Happy now!

  • Left is going NUTS over this already….Granny off the Cliff…LOL!! Yeah really and what is your plan to help America??? SILENCE???? CRICKETS???? I love this attack…Ryan has a plan they have nothing!! Well put forth your plans DEMS??? COME ON…get PELOSI off the Scotch and Whiskey and tell her to MAN UP!!

    Oh bring it on baby!! You can already feel the energy in the base in the comments on the blogs!! LOVE IT!! OVERWHELMINGLY ENTHUSIASTIC!!! GREAT!! MY FELLOW TEA PARTY FRIENDS WE NEED TO GET OUT AND CRUSH THE DEMS!!….oh we will be out BIG TIME!!

  • By the way you have to love Mark Levin…the best radio fighter there is!! Love my Rush as well…Mark I agree with you 120 percent baby…BRING ON THE ISSUES!! DEMS CAN NEVER WIN ON ISSUES NEVER!!

  • stage9

    Why can’t Ryan be the nominee for President and Obamney the VP?

  • bjohnson55

    I cannot wait for the first Ryan/Biden debate. Ryan will steam roll the dufus.

  • Guest1776rcp

    How did the following pass in the House and did Ryan vote for it?

    Obama signs bill exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation

  • johnos2112

    BTW do NOT believe the polls as it pertains to Romney being way behind. It is complete BS! Please read this and pass it on. http://www.dickmorris.com/dont-believe-poll-propaganda/#more-9417

  • GreenBeretWay

    Hey everybody,what’s that sound?

    Listen carefully…….

    It’s the sound of a can of WHOOP AZZ being opened.


    • Rshill7

      Right brudder! I think they’ve tapped into the Strategic Underground Whoopass Reserve 🙂

      Congratulations friends!

  • Don

    Obama says that Ryan is “radical and extreme.” Heck, anybody with a double digit IQ is radical and extreme to Obama’s socialistc attack being forced down our throats.

    • Tell the Marxist to look in the F-ing Mirror…excuse my language…BUT TAKE A LONG LOOK MARXIST….you two bit creep in a cheap suit!! Extreme??? The Hubble Telescope could not find OBAMA he is so far left!!

      • Conservative_Hippie

        yep, that’s the pot calling the kettle black. Oops, a little racism there I guess :rolling eyes:.

  • Home Freaking Run!!!

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    What choice would have been better? It is the guy at the top of the ticket that counts. He picked the person he was comfortable with. The one who will go along. He didn’t pick any of those with leadership or executive decision making experience. Besides a voting record, what will the Dems go after that Ryan is not an expert at defending? This was a safe pick from a group of less than inspiring options. It does say much about the guy at the top. He had better win or we are in a world of hurt. That scares me. He has to win!

    • Conservative_Hippie

      He will win! I hope.

  • Cody Wendell

    It’s official that Romney will now win in November–no questions asked

    • I can’t remember who said it, or where I heard it, but someone said that VP picks don’t win, or energize, tickets. I called horse sh*t on that, the instant I heard it. If it wasn’t for PALIN, there’s no way McCain would’ve gotten the amount of votes he got (Obama voter fraud, aside). Now, while I am still a serious critic of (if not a downright hater) WILLARD, the choice of either WEST, or Ryan, does a serious job in removing a lot of the stench from this ticket, for me. The choice of VP can sink a ticket, like when McCain tried running Lieberman by his people (and that went over like a wet fart in a deep sea diving suit). The choice of Biden did absolutely nothing for Obama, but the choices of Palin and Ryan were absolutely energetic. That’s like comparing a birthday cake candle to a sparkler.

      • Guest1776rcp

        I seriously doubt Ryan will gather the crowds that Palin did.

        • Maybe not. I traveled across 2 townships to hear Palin talk, but I’m a lot more likely to do that for Paul Ryan, should he come to town, than I am to make any effort to listen to WILLARD. In fact, he did come around my area, and I completely ignored him. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way.

      • librtifirst

        After the last four years, it is hard to imagine Obummer running with Biden again.

          • librtifirst

            There is no accounting for liberal reasoning, but I get the part about Biden being a strategic appointment as an establishment insider with the senate and congress. I suppose that any conservative would have a hard time imagining Biden being the VP for another four years.

            • That still doesn’t hold water. If Obama wanted a ‘backdoor man’ in the Senate, he could’ve chosen Harry Reid. If he wanted to look like he was a champion of women, he could’ve chosen Pelosi, or even Wasserman-Schultz. I think that Rush was right in this one: Biden shamed him into keeping him, because he had the power to talk too much and hurt his chance of getting re-elected. I seriously believe that Biden intentionally forced Obama’s hand into making public statements supporting gay “marriage”, just to show what kind of damage he can do.

              • librtifirst

                Good point. I like that video.

      • orthodoxyordeath

        You don’t think Biden might have brought over any subconsciously racist or old white Dem voters? I always figured that was his purpose.

        • Biden is a liberal democrat, and every time he opens his mouth, he shows, conclusively, that there’s nothing subconscious about his racism.

  • kssturgis62

    This is Exciting !! I know people are worried about Ryan being pulled from Congress, but he is a Federalist, he is what is needed in the White House. He believes in the founding of this nation and what it stands for. By Putting him up in the White House, he will be a true leader in bringing down the Deficit, and he can Debate Joe Biden.

    He is also a catholic that is on the other end of the spectrum. Biden is pro choice, pushed for homosexual marriage, and loves the mandates against religion, Ryan is the complete opposite.

    It is a GOOD DAY – But boy this campaign is going to get nasty. Love the Line YOU DID BUILD THAT.

    What is that music that is played at the beginning? I know that song.

    • kssturgis62

      The Music is From the MOVIE AIR FORCE ONE !!! GREAT CHOICE of Music !! Got it.

  • This still doesn’t make me like WILLARD, but if he thinks this is a “safe” choice, he’s an idiot. He claimed he didn’t want a ‘superstar’, and yet that’s exactly what he chose. He avoided the ineligible (RINO Rubio) and the incompetent (RINO Pawlenty), and, for some reason, chose the astute and even Conservative Ryan. Maybe we’ll get lucky, and WILLARD will get impeached, giving us PRESIDENT RYAN (who, hopefully, won’t end up like President Jack Ryan).

    • Guest1776rcp

      Not sure I’d consider Ryan “conservative” since he voted for Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, TARP, auto bailouts, and indefinite detention without trial.

      I suppose the meaning has changed but none of those are small government solutions or very conservative.

      • Well, people like to throw at me (when defending the indefensible WILLARD) some of the bad things that Ronald Reagan voted for, including going along with infanticide, and yet do you consider Reagan something less than Conservative? Meanings don’t change, people do. That’s like the people that say there’s more than one truth, or that the truth changes over time. It doesn’t. The only thing that changes is the ability of the people to stomach the truth. The more gutless the people become, the more they like to claim the Truth has changed, somehow. Nobody’s perfect, but Ryan’s a lot closer to Reaganite Conservative, than WILLARD, who is a (Ted) Kennedy liberal.

        • Guest1776rcp

          Reagan was an executive who had no choice but to compromise if he wanted to pass his agenda, Ryan is not. Bad analogy IMO.

          • Making excuses that you had to give into immorality and murder to get your own agenda passed has an effective range of 0.00 meters, like every other excuse. Military teaching. He could’ve found some other way. He was certainly smart enough, and Tip O’Neil, if he wasn’t in Hell, could, and would, attest to this. If you’re going to use that excuse, then it could, and would, certainly apply to Ryan.

        • Kennedy didn’t earn his money Romney did! There is a difference and you have to accept the fact that the country at this point in time wasn’t interested in your preferred candidates!

      • librtifirst

        After seeing what they did to BS, I have been holding my tongue. I was hoping for a convention change away from Romney, but it is clear that the establishment GOP is going to push Romney down our throats no matter what. After seeing the convention line up, and what extremes that they have gone through to keep RP from speaking, there is no doubt now, that Romney is the only option we are being given.

    • It isn’t a safe choice, it’s a great choice. Also, Romney won’t be impeached so stop living in your fantasy land and take a reality check. Romney/Ryan 2012

  • Guest1776rcp

    Haha, someone named “bloodless coup” on twitter posted this one:

    Neither of them golf. That ALONE is reason enough to vote for them.


  • Here is another issue to ponder….now my fellow men bear with me: Ryan is a handsome and goodlooking man…INSTANTLY gets looks from: FEMALE VOTERS!! And why I know we all want to say it is the issues…make it clear…WOMEN LIKE MEN IN REVERSE: LIKE A HIT GUY!! I am sorry but Portman, Pawlenty and Ayotte just do not cut it. Rubio is nice looking as is Jindal…but trust me Ryan is the one that would get the most looks from women. Yes some may hate him for being conservative BUT TRUST ME THEY WILL WANT TO LOOK AT HIM AND LISTEN!! HANDS DOWN….just look at JFK, REAGAN, CLINTON and even the MARXIST!!

    LOOKS MATTER and men Mitt opened up alot of women to look at RYAN because he is handsome and sexy. I can say that because heck I am honest. I have 4 sisters…I hear this all time about guys….Women are instantly drawn to a nice looking man…OH THEY PLAY LIKE THEY DO NOT LOOK!!! BUT TRUST ME THEY DO!!!

    Ryan will appeal alot more to women then people realize…You add his three adorable kids and beautiful wife…AND BAM!!! You have SUCCESS!! Women always do this and they know they do….WHERE IS HIS WIFE? HOW MANY KIDS??? They measure men this way!!

    Yes ladies I know it matters about his beliefs, characater and issues. I am just saying Ryan’s youth, looks and presence open doors that they other candidates did not have with women.

    Think of it this way….because he is NICE TO THE EYES women will be much more open to listening to him and his ideas!! See Scott Brown in MASS and VERY LIBERAL MASS!!

  • detectivedick

    After listening to Ryan, I say the LIAR and his Progressive idealogy will be defeated. Ryan is a great selection for VP.

  • MaxineCA

    Romney’s first important decision – Fantastic!

    I think I just moved from the ABO mode, to being very excited about this election. Two very honorable, ethical leaders that aren’t afraid to speak the truth.

  • sDee

    I guess I will risk the treatment BSScoop got. I already knew Romney would not embrace the kind of conservatives like West, Palin and Bachmann who stand to fight the Republican establishment. My first reaction to this was we lost a great man in our House. When the confetti settles this does not change anything about Romney.

    Of course it could have be worse. That is the moto of the Republican party. Ryan was the best of the list he put together – the problems with the others were all addressed here. As with everything Romney has done this is vanilla stuff – he just is not coming out hard against anything. Not attacking the lawlessness or corruption of the Hussein regime. Not embracing true conservatives.

    This is campaign hype. VPs never have any real effect on policy. Boehner is the problem with the budget. This choice does not change Romney’s Progressive record and will not sway me from the real battle back to the Constitution and the Rule of law. If it helps I will be thankful.

    So we should chase away realists like BSScoop who do not jump on the bandwagon?

    • I think it’s up to Scoops who he lets post on his website. But if it were up to me, so long as he was respectful to other readers/posters, even if I disagreed with the points being made, I’d welcome his input. Just my 2c

      • JohnOfPhiladelphia

        ‘Respectful’ eh? You mean like ‘Michael’ and his response to ‘sDee’ there, right?

        Baloney! Used to think much of this site and its owner. Let’s just say things have changed.

        • Welll John, by the time I was able to log in again, “Micheal”‘s post was showing as “guest” and was cut, so I’ve no idea what he posted. I did says that it was up to Scoop who could and could not post here. I also said that people that do post here should be respectful, evidently Michael/guest was not. I’ve flagged posts before if they were abusive because I don’t respect people who are personally abusive to other commentators so I’ve no problem with such posts being booted. Don’t know if you’ll see this reply seeing as I’m making it some 19 hours after you made yours, but if you do, I hope that clears my position up. Good day.

    • Guest1776rcp

      So we should chase away realists like BSScoop who do not jump on the bandwagon?

      Nope, it is idiotic, moronic and quite frankly extremely stupid. The way to deal with people who can’t vote for Romney is to accept it and encourage them to at least get out and vote for conservatives they can support in House and Senate races but Romneybots tactics are to attack attack attack just like liberals do. Its very disheartening.

    • You are not a realist your are ignorant. He you would get off your butt and actually read you would not sound like a moron! But you do. Ryan is by far the most in financial policy and issues is Reaganesque. Go read his words and speeches…this man is right out of Reagan 101 and he loves America. Allen West is a good man and Michelle Bachman a great lady and Sarah would not run twice even though I love her a as well. But your pouty and childish response reflects the same ignorance of BS!! You have no idea who Ryan is because I guarantee you have read nothing about him…you look at him because he is in Washington and fail to see he has been Obama’s biggest foil!! Get off your butt and look at his response to Obama over Obamacare…he cleaned Obama’s Clock!! He talks wealth creation and individual freedom…he tackles issues no one else is willing and you sit here like a little whiner with no idea of what you are saying.

      When the dust settles….GET A CLUE MORON…The dust…no hurricane buddy because RYAN is a TEA PARTY favorite and go back to your ignorance bottle and take a drink….you can sit and make a mess in your pants while the TEA PARTY cleans your clock and you can kiss BS in the process when you both look trite and small!!

      Educate yourself fool!

      • sDee

        …..and those who do not get on the bandwagon are ridiculed and demeaned.

        Quite reminiscent of the Obama campaign 2008. Goebbels would be proud.

      • nibblesyble

        hey buddy..stop calling her names..what is wrong with you? All I saw in your post was nastiness, not the content..which suggests name-calling speaks more about you then our fellow scoopster sDee!

        • p m

          Thanks nibblesyble – I went to post this response but I guess that comment was justifiably removed, thank goodness. FWIW here’s an edited version, which I hope is OK to post, since it supports our Constitution-loving friend sDee:
          Your response is sadly misdirected, and very offensive. sDee is a long time poster here at TRS, you appear to be quite new, Guest.
          Have you read all of sDee’s posts? You would learn a lot if you did. Many of us here make a point of reading those posts for their cogency, constistency, and loyalty to the Constitution. Who are you to put such insults in writing and aim them at sDee? If we were all like you, we’d tell you to get lost, or grow up. But there’s no good to be done in insulting anyone, is there? Remember that please, and catch up on your reading of sDee’s posts so you can learn from your mistaken post above. Cut it out.

          • nibblesyble

            well done…much better stated than what I posted…I am afraid I was boiling mad and did take the time I should have. I am a bit hot-headed(blush) what you posted was dead on..and that is the reason I respect you and your posts so much.

            • p m

              Your post is spot-on, nibbles. My reaction was exactly the same as yours. I just had more time with mine cos the original post was deleted!

          • Dang, I really wish I’d seen what “Michael” wrote to sDee now. I know from the context of the replies that it was offensive and I’m glad it was removed as such. But still would have liked to read it – for future reference regarding any other posts by Michael. I, like many others here, like sDee’s posts and read them with great interest. I don’t take kindly to offensive posters either.

      • KenInMontana

        Okay, after looking over your posts, I am going to refer you to this; http://www.therightscoop.com/the-right-scoop-commenting-rules/
        Particularly #1.

        This is a warning, you can take it however you like, but if cannot make your point without insults and personal attacks, you won’t be posting here very long.

        • nibblesyble

          Thank-you kind sir for removing that offensive post.

    • Boehner is the problem.

      Fixed that sentence up for you. The establishment is the next big issue, and that is entirely about the House leadership. The Senate doesn’t concern me as much because they have enough rock solid Tea Party types to block Republican stupidity. House candidates have to be replaced consistently over the next couple years, but it will only happen if we don’t compromise our ideals.

    • What you’re suggesting is political suicide. Romney doesn’t want to come out hard. He wants Obama to do that. It makes Obama looks like he’s in full panic mode. Romney wants to be the consistent, stable and reliable candidate that doesn’t freak out at everything Obama say or does. Could you imaging? If Romney did that, he’d be a spinning top and he’d always be responding. When you respond, you are a follower, not a leader. Not saying you shouldn’t respond to false charges, but you can’t always be doing that. Romney is playing this right.

  • Watchman74

    My thoughts:I don’t know much about Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney is far from being my first choice. However, I would rather much have these guys in office than Obama any day of the week, I honestly believe another 4 years of Obama would be disastrous for this nation. Yes Romney is fairly progressive and there’s reason’s to be concerned, however I believe with him we can at least buy time and we have influence over Romney whereas we have absolutely no influence on Obama. To those that loath Romney and refuse to vote for him, well you are essentially giving away your vote to Obama. At this point getting rid of Obama should be top priority. After that we can work together to keep Mitt in line and reverse the damage done. So do not think of it as a vote for Romney but a vote AGAINST Obama.

  • R squared!!!

    • poljunkie

      Rock and Roll 2012

  • Jaels_Song

    Romney/Ryan: R & R Railroad to Success!

  • I literally cried this morning while the dramatic music was being played in the background introducing Congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate. I am over joyed!!! This ticket brings hope, optimism, and most importantly LEADERSHIP our country desperately needs to solve our most serious issues. GOD BLESS AMERICA, NOT GD AMERICA MR. OBAMA!!!

    Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan 2012!!!

  • RocklinConservative

    You know what excites me here? When I saw Ryan standing next to Romney, I saw the second time in a presidential election where the “old” guard is selecting stong, upcoming, YOUNG CONSERVATIVES!!!! This gives me a tremendous amount of hope that we are going to be able to swing this country back to fiscal responsibility and back to a path of constitutional principles.

    • good point.
      it also shows, since they are often pulled from, how critical having conservative people in congress really is.

  • drphibes

    Thank God.

    • nibblesyble

      could not have said it better dr!

  • 911Infidel

    “Let’s have a fight over substance.” Good luck with that. Since when did Obaminites ever debate anything of substance? Their record is pathetic. The only thing that they can do is divert and attack, then debate some straw man arguement; while the media continues their practice of yellow journalism.

  • RocklinConservative

    “Let me say a word about the man Mitt Romney is about to replace…:” DONE!!!!

  • Terrenceor

    I haven’t seen anything from Chaney yet, did anyone bother to get Chaney’s approval on this? I’m concerned : )

    • TJ

      I think Cheney’s criteria of picking someone for the VP slot who would be ready to lead as president if necessity dictated them to step in and fill the role was met- a criteria that any potential president should have in picking their running mate.

  • Jaels_Song


  • anyonebutbarry2012

    With all the excitement surrounding Mitt Romney’s announcement of his running mate, I ask you, readers, to pause.
    Just stop.
    Don’t write a word, don’t make a snap judgment, don’t critique the VP choice, don’t exult in its brilliance. Just take a moment and realize that whomever is chosen, he is a person about to go through an ordeal that few people will ever experience. Pray for his family. Pray that he can meet the challenges of the campaign trail without being burned by the spotlight.
    I saw it first hand four years ago, of course. (Can you believe that it’s been that long?)
    Our country’s future is at stake, and the other side will do all it can to not just defeat this person but also to destroy his reputation. The next 90 days will be among the most challenging of his life.
    I’m going to pray for Paul Ryan. Please join me. Bristol Palin

    I agree with her. hope ryan adds what this campaign needs.

  • Occupy the White House.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    Mark Levin
    Paul Ryan is an excellent VP choice

    The Obama cheerleaders in the media are already attacking him because of the budget he proposed last year. Well, bring it on. Let’s have a fight over substance. And let’s expose Obama for the destructive leftist he is and Biden for the weak dufus he is.

  • WhiteGuy2

    Ryan is no doubt the best possible choice for VP. Good job Romney. Now lets win this dang election.

  • tshtsh

    I am going to be a girl for a minute. Paul Ryan is so handsome with beautiful eyes and long lashes. Okay, finished. He was my preferred choice for VP yet another VP to make the ticket palable from the beginning.

    • What is it with you women and eyelashes?

      • tshtsh

        Jealousy in my case, mine are stubby 🙂 You must have nice ones too.

  • Creative Minority makes an excellent point: “Mitt Romney keeps the social conservatives on board and perhaps even enthuses them a bit by selecting about as solid a social conservative as he could possibly have picked and that naturally turns the media discussion to the ECONOMY!

    He selected a 100% pro-life pro-family veep and all anyone can talk about is the economy. That, my friends, is called WINNING!”

  • wodiej

    This is such a volatile issue that anyone who disagrees will probably be called a traitor or worse. But the fact is the VP really has very little authority. We still have a RINO at the top of the ticket. Not a game changer.

    • poljunkie

      It’s true that Romney is a rhino but considering who he could have chosen who would have been liberal in mindset I think Paul Ryan is a fantastic choice.

    • but I think he will listen to ryan and utilize his skills.

  • Constance

    Outstanding speech. Outstanding. I feel a bit better today knowing who the VP is, and knowing it isn’t some loser. Also, I love that music that introduced Ryan. What movie was that from?

  • DebbyX

    I’m excited! That was a great speech, patriotism at its best! Also, loved the music.


  • Marky_D

    Congratulations guys – this is a big step towards sanity!

  • Sounded like a darn good start!
    Romney & Ryan or Obama/Biden, that’s just too darn easied.
    It’s up to us Americans to fix the problem.

  • p m

    Imagine what it will be like to have 2 men who will return to these offices the respect they deserve and which has been so sorely missed.
    Imagine what it will be like to have 2 families in DC that represent the American way. What a refreshing change. Thanks to Paul Ryan for overcoming his reservations about the effect of such an office on his young children. Prayers for them all. CONGRATULATIONS.

    • nibblesyble

      well stated p m…I second that!

      • p m

        Hi nibbles…late start today, but what a joy to see Paul Ryan as VP.
        Thanks for your reply to the sDee poster – well said.

  • It gives me some hope.

  • Chiquito Crasto

    Thank God! it was not Portman or Pawlenty.

  • p m

    Dang. Forgot to thank TRS for posting the whole thing for us.
    THANKYOU VERY MUCH. Love your concluding comments too.
    Great way to start the day. Thanks.

  • I think that Paul Ryan for Rmoneytax VP is just OK, but nothing close as excellent VP choice:

    Get ready to Palin-ization of Ryan.

    And question is
    Who care about Paul Ryan as VP ?

    Answer must be – NOBODY of independents, Spanish only speaking people or
    Afro-national socialists.

    Game is over, my friends

    Take care next Congress and Senate as conservative as possible

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Not true

  • rjcylon

    Well Ryan is someone I hoped Palin would have picked for VP, so I’m very pleased with him being chosen.

    Just had a long conversation with my father, he’s given up on the GOP because of their disdain for us, the way they destroyed Palin, Gingrich, Santorum during the primaries… to force an establishment candidate on us (McCain/Romney) only at the last minute to give us a genuine conservative who fires up the base (Palin/Ryan). He’s convinced the base doesn’t want establishment Romney and that they will stay home on election day.

    I don’t know if this changes that. I like to believe Romney is electable, that Ryan would actually have some influence as VP, and that Romney isn’t lying about repealing Obamacare. Basically I would like to believe that Romney will do the things in office he is saying, and not to just assume he is a liar because the base is convinced he is.

    I don’t know, I did not want Romney up there. But now he is, him and Ryan, to ME, it looks like they could kick Obama out. That’s what matters here.

    • PhillyCon

      Focus on down ticket races, as Palin is doing. Even if Romney wins, he’s going to need conservatives in congress to hold him to his promises.

  • Excellent! The light is starting to break through!!!!

  • Ryan was always the guy I wanted in the White House. Love him on policy and he’s great in an interview/speaking extemporaneously. His message today was great, but I wish he wasn’t so wooden in his delivery of prepared remarks. Really looking forward to the rest of the campaign, though. This is starting to get really fun!

  • As Paul Ryan quote my favorite founding father in referencing Inalienable Rights and the Consent Of The Govern. I hope he also references and quotes Thomas Jefferson “that not only that government governs best which governs least.”
    But that he warned us of the very dangerous situation which haunts us this very day. He said…” I place Economy among the first and most important Virtues…and Public Debt as the greatest of all evils to be feared. To preserve our independence we must never let our leaders load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between Economy and Liberty on the one hand, or Profusion and Servitude on the other. If we run into such debt. We must be taxed in our meat and drink, our necessities, our comforts, and in our labor and amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people to the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.”-Thomas Jefferson