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[Ed. note:  Reince Priebus is the Chairman of the RNC – and it’s time he started acting like it!  He has lost control of the party.  Time to get it back. ]

Dear Mr. Priebus:

I suggest the following, beginning with an OPEN letter from YOU to every Republican in the U.S. Congress, EVERY candidate who ran this year for president, including Donald Trump, stating that WE WILL NOW BRING THE PARTY TOGETHER!  GET ON BOARD OR HIT THE ROAD WALKING.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Republican Party:

The RNC is THE purse for the Republicans, and every candidate at the national level wants a piece of that pie.  I intend to put a lock on the funds until everyone gets in line…. beginning with Donald Trump.

Speaker Paul Ryan:  You were elected to your House seat by fewer than 200,000 voters. Get on board with our candidate immediately or you will not see a dime of funds for your re-election in November – NOT ONE DIME!  As Speaker, is it your duty to bring the party together – NOT be part of the problem.

President Bush 41 – remain silent on the election.  Enjoy your retirement.

President Bush 43 – time for your endorsement of Trump.  Make your reservation to be in Cleveland for the Convention.  End of Discussion.

Sen. Lindsey Graham:  You (and every other candidate) signed an agreement to support the REPUBLICAN NOMINEE.  You have a week to walk back your statements regarding supporting Trump.  The clock starts with the postmark on this letter.  Failure to get on board will disqualify you for any future funding by the RNC.

Gov. Jeb Bush:  See remarks to Lindsey Graham above.  Get on board with OUR CANDIDATE or your political career is definitely over.

Sen. Ted Cruz:  See instructions to Sen. Graham.

Gov. John Kasich:  Time to get on the team with OUR NOMINEE, or any hopes of a national career will go down the drain.

Gov. Mitt Romney:  You had your shot at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Either get on board for Donald Trump or go back home and grow tomatoes.  Recall that Trump supported YOUR candidacy by word and pocketbook.  Man up or get out of the Republican Party.

Sen. John McCain:  Walk back YOUR lack of support for OUR CANDIDATE or I suggest you announce you’ve decided NOT to run for re-election.

To the remaining presidential candidates this year:  Thank you for your participation.  I look for each and every one of you to be on board with OUR NOMINEE within the week, as you also signed an agreement to support the winner.  I expect all of you to honor your word.

And finally – for now – Mr. Trump:  Cease and desist from the name-calling. We have money to raise and fences to mend.  You will have the complete support of the RNC.  Time for you to begin acting like the president you want history to remember you as.

Thank you all for your cooperation in advance.

RR Priebus


Call: Move GOP convention to Salt Lake City, Virginia Beach, home of SEALs

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This is from The Washington Examiner.

Cleveland,Ohio the rectum of America where Dennis “The Menace” Kucinich was mayor.

My question was “Why would anyone in their right mind pick Cleveland?”

Between the thugs hired by George Soros and the Black Lives Matter Thugs it will be worse than Chicago in 1968.

eers greet Chicago police officers as they attempt to disperse demonstrators outside the Conrad Hilton, Democratic Convention headquarters hotel Wednesday, August 29, 1968. (AP Photo/RHS)

With concerns growing in GOP circles that Cleveland is too friendly to protest mobs that will try to disrupt the Republican National Convention in July should Donald Trump be the nominee, calls are starting to be made to move the event to a safer city such as Salt Lake City, Utah, or Virginia Beach, Va.

A prominent former Reagan advisor and businessman, for example, has sent a plea to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus warning that riots could spoil the confab and ruin the nominee’s election chances just like the 1968 riots by Vietnam War protesters at the Democratic National Convention helped to doom Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.

“Riots in Chicago yesterday that shut down a Donald Trump rally confirm our worst fears. Cleveland will be the opportunity for community organizers to combine all their knowledge in an attack on the Republican Party’s national nominating convention,” said Richard J. Bishirjian in a letter to supporters.

“Reince Priebus and the GOP establishment chose Cleveland, Ohio in order to exert control over the convention in Ohio and assure that an establishment candidate is the GOP presidential nominee. Those of us old enough to remember the riots in Chicago in 1968 that destroyed the candidacy of Hubert Humphrey, believe that prudence requires that the Cleveland convention should be moved,” added the former Reagan advisor.

“How about Salt Lake City or Virginia Beach, cities where organized groups can be contained, but not Cleveland that is very well suited for organized riots,” added Bishirjian, currently the president of Colorado-based EDUCourses, which provides online courses.

From the Navy: “Virginia Beach, home to Naval Special Warfare Group 2 and its SEAL Teams 2, 4, 10 and 18. SEAL Team Eighteen, a Reserve unit, and Naval Special Warfare Group 4 are also located at Little Creek. Group 4 is responsible for all of NSW’s special boat teams.”

Trump’s rallies have been plagued with protests, some of which appear planned to disrupt the candidate and draw in TV cameras.

Cleveland faced its own riots last May after a police officer was acquitted of murder. Other cities have been with similar and related protests from groups like “Black Lives Matter.

When the Cleveland clashes occurred, there were call for the GOP to consider moving the convention, among them one from Bishirjian.

Another key Republican advisor said that there are recent calls made to the RNC to move the convention, though that is highly unlikely because it takes over a year to organize one and secure hotels and venues.

“Let the movement grow to move to a safer place,” he told Secrets.

Below is the full letter from Bishirjian:

Subject: Move the GOP Nominating Convention from Cleveland

On May 24, we sent an appeal to Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus, titled “Move the Republican Convention from Cleveland.”

Riots in Cleveland where the GOP will hold this year’s nominating convention had occurred, and we suggested that we ought not to hold that event in Ohio.

Riots in Chicago yesterday that shut down a Donald Trump rally confirm our worst fears. Cleveland will be the opportunity for community organizers to combine all their knowledge in an attack on the Republican Party’s national nominating convention.

Reince Priebus and the GOP Establishment chose Cleveland, Ohio in order to exert control over the convention in Ohio and assure that an Establishment candidate is the GOP Presidential nominee. Those of us old enough to remember the riots in Chicago in 1968 that destroyed the candidacy of Hubert Humphrey, believe that prudence requires that the Cleveland convention should be moved.

How about Salt Lake City or Virginia Beach, cities where organized groups can be contained, but not Cleveland that is very well suited for organized riots.

Google “Snookered in Seattle” to see what is likely to happen in July in Cleveland. “Occupy Wall Street” and “Black Lives Matter” were designed to unleash the fury of mobs on the GOP national convention.

The Republican National Committee must act as quickly as possible or we will see a repeat of 1968.

Very truly yours,

Richard J. Bishirjian, Ph.D.


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This is from Minute Men News.

People like Holland Redfield and Reince Priebus are the problem with the Republican Party they are gutless goes along to get along R.I.N.O.s. 

Politico offered a headline yesterday that read: “Exclusive: RNC member urges party to rally against Trump.” The accompanying video (embedded below) gives voice to something we all know.  The anti-establishment candidates, running on the GOP ticket, have the RNC completely befuddled.

From the Politico article:

“You can argue with me, but we’re almost terrorized as members of our party. ‘Shut up. Toe the line, embrace each other, and let’s go forward.’ I understand that. But there is a limit to loyalty. I am loyal to this party by speaking out on these very issues,” he said at the private breakfast meeting.

At one point, Redfield essentially argued that those in the room have been held hostage by Trump’s threat to run as a third-party candidate if the party hierarchy treats him unfairly.

“As a party, we owe it to ourselves to speak up, and not let the tail wag the dog, and not let someone say, all of a sudden, ‘If you don’t play my game, then I’m running as an independent.”

Redfield went on to lament “the tenor of the discussion amongst these candidates reducing our label,” and “the disrespect in many cases for ethnic minorities in the United States, but also religious factions in the United States. We have to draw the line. Because sooner or later, somebody has to pick up the pieces.”

Well, I hate to tell them; but the establishment is responsible for this mess they find themselves in.   The voters are sick of the toe-the-line, weak republicans.   They want a candidate whom, they believe, is telling them the truth – no pretense.


Can The Republican Party Kick Donald Trump Out Of The Debates?

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This is from Freedom OutPost.

 RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has lost his damned mind if he ever  had a mind.

If the RNC wants to be rid of Donald Trump this sure is not the way to do it.

Look at his jump in the polls when Megan Kelly had a go at trying to make Trump look bad.

If the RNC keeps up their crap it will assure a Trump Indenendent run and the election of what ever DemocRat that gets the nomination.   

 Billionaire and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump makes new headlines every day. But something he said that he wouldn’t do during the first Republican debate could reveal some major problems with the debate system.

Could the GOP ban Trump from its next debate?

The first Republican debate one week ago opened with a question specifically for Trump. Per Bret Baier:

Who is unwilling tonight to pledge your support to the eventual nominee of the Republican Party and pledge not to run an independent campaign against that person? Raise your hand now if you won’t make that pledge tonight.

Trump was the only candidate who said that he might run as an independent if he doesn’t get the GOP nomination. Not only is that a difficult path to take, but also an expensive one. Trump is probably the only candidate running who could afford to launch an independent campaign.

Because Trump said he would not rule out running as an independent candidate, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has now said it could ban Trump from the next debate if he won’t make that pledge.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has since directly requested all Republican candidates to pledge that they will not make a third-party run, according to ABC News. Those who do not pledge, might not get an invite to future Republican candidate debates, and would likely be restricted from accessing party data on Republican voters.

If Trump is polling at twice the numbers of his closest challengers and as much as five times the numbers of seven of the top 10 candidates—which he is—then how could the RNC ban him from debates? Can that really be done?

The answer is yes. The RNC, just as the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is considered a private club. They make their own rules. The DNC isn’t holding a single debate until October—something that candidates like Martin O’Malley aren’t happy about. But there’s nothing they can really do.

And that is why a senior Trump campaign official has told ABC News that it is possible that Trump may make that pledge. Though Trump has clarified that statement, saying, “It’s absolutely possible that at some point I would change that,” but, he added, such a change “is not imminent.”

If I’m the nominee, I pledge that I will not run as an independent,” he said.

What you need to know is that the RNC claims it has every right to prevent Trump or anyone else from debating because it is a private club. But—Reality Check—in actuality they are not.

In fact, American taxpayers spent $400 million administering Republican and Democratic primaries in 2012.

That is one of the major problems with the way the party conducts business. On average, only about 9 percent of the voting population vote in national primaries. But 100 percent of taxpayers are on the hook for these so-called private events.


Debbie Does Delusion: Wasserman Schultz Shares Her Midterm Fantasies

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This is from The Daily Surge.

I cannot get a  grasp on how delusional Debbie Wasserman Schultz really is.

I am amazed how she can sit there and lie like she does Debbie like Obama is a pathological liar.


Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz about to lose her position as chairwoman of the DNC? If things turn out as badly for Democrats this Tuesday as nearly every poll is currently predicting, that just might happen. There have been rumblings for months now that high-level Democrat operatives are not pleased with her leadership of the party, which basically amounts to parroting all of Barack Obama’s talking points and rattling off laundry lists of reasons why Republicans hate women and minorities. Apparently, there’s supposed to be more to the job than that — but Debbie has been quite content to continue along with the robotic style of base-rallying that she’s been employing since 2011.

But there’s only so many times you can utter phrases like “Who has your back?” before the message rings completely hollow. After doing just that on ABC’s This Week, Debbie’s Republican counterpart, Reince Priebus, finally called her out.

I don’t know why Debbie keeps using this “have your back” line but I would encourage the media to actually look at what the DNC is actually spending on the ground with this ground game,” said Priebus. “The DNC, in reality, in this midterm, is not our competition — it’s the Senate Democrat Committee that’s putting the ground game together, not the DNC and not what Debbie’s talking about, and we’re winning on the ground their message isn’t working.”

No matter how things shake out on Tuesday, there’s a good chance you’ll see Carrot Top — er, sorry — Wasserman Schultz soon replaced as the DNC mouthpiece, even if she continues to be a congresswoman for a long time. In the best case scenario for Dems in which they hang onto the U.S. Senate, there’s still no arguing that their game in the House is in absolute disarray. I’d imagine Debbie would be hard-pressed to point to just one major accomplishment for the party as a whole that she has been responsible for in the past three years. That is, other than succeeding in getting millions of Americans to scramble for the mute button every time she appears on their television screens.


DNC chief: ‘We’re going to hold the Senate’

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This is from The Hill.

Life for Debbie Whatsherface Schultz must be extremely hard being a delusional as she is.

She needs to be on medication or in a straight jacket in a padded room.


Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) said on Sunday that Democrats will hold the Senate, adding that people heading to the polls next month won’t be voting for President Obama.

“The president isn’t on the ballot here,” Wasserman-Schultz said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“Republicans are desperate to put him on the ballot because they’re trying to turn away from their own terrible record.”

Senate Minority Leader “Mitch McConnell [R-Ky.] is trying to make this election about anything but his own record,” she added.

Republicans have been trying to link Democrats in tough races with the president, who is largely unpopular in many states — especially the ones with close races for the Senate.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said on the same show that Democrats are trying to “walk a very difficult balance” by both distancing themselves from President Obama while also being stuck to his record.

Republicans will win control of the Senate in November, he predicted, because “No. 1, the president has taken the country in the wrong direction.”

Wasserman-Schultz countered that Republican Senate candidates are on the defense in South Dakota, Georgia and Kansas, three “blood red states” that should show her party has an edge going into Election Day.

“We’re going to hold the Senate,” she said.

Republicans need a total of six new seats to pick up the majority in the Senate, a gain that many analysts say is increasingly possible.

The Audacity of Black Republican Erika Harold and Why Some GOP Need to Shut UP

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This is from Town Hall.

Illinois GOP Chairman Jim Allan needs to be publicly dismissed

from his chairmanship.

It is a real shame he can not be horse whipped

The National GOP and State GOP needs to root these fools out

of the party.

Send them into disgrace then they can become DemocRats

where this slave mentality lives an breaths.


Just when I think the Republican Party can’t get any more broken or branded as the party of out of touch white men, the GOP falls deeper into stupidity. Our latest ambassador to repel voters from the party is Montgomery County, Illinois GOP Chairman Jim Allen. He called black Republican Erika Harold, candidate for Illinois’ 13th Congressional seat, “a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS…” Wow.

Republicans can’t save themselves from shooting themselves in the foot. So much for growing the party to reach more diverse voters and win elections, which the GOP desperately needs after 2012’s presidential butt whooping.

Coming off the heels of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake’s son Tanner liberally using racially offensive words on social media sites and the Daily Caller jokingly tweeting RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was the “HNIC,” Head N*gger in Charge, one would think Republicans had exhausted their racist quota for the summer. Not nearly! It appears, the GOP is headed into the “Summer of its Demise.”

In a June 18, 2013 email responding to a favorable article written on Harold, Allen was piping mad that a black woman, and a highly educated Harvard lawyer at that, had the audacity to challenge white male GOP incumbent Republican Rodney Davis in a primary for the seat. In Allen’s mind it seems us black conservatives need to know our place.

Read the full email in all its racist glory :


Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Sh*tcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires. 

The truth is Nancy Pelosi and the DEMOCRAT party want this seat. So they called RINO Timmy Johnson to be their pack mule and get little queen to run.

Ann Callis gets a free ride through a primary and Rodney Davis has a battle.

The little queen touts her abstinence and she won the crown because she got bullied in school,,, are cruel, life sucks and you move on..Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS…These pimps want something they can’t get,,, the seat held by a conservative REPUBLICAN Rodney Davis and Nancy Pelosi can’t stand it.

Little Queenie and Nancy Pelosi have so much in common but the one thing that stands out the most.. both are FORMER QUEENS, their crowns are tarnished and time has run out on the both of them.


If Harold wins the GOP primary and the race, she would become the first black Republican female elected to Congress. Harold isn’t the first black Republican woman to run for a Congressional seat. In 2012 Republican Saratoga Springs, Utah Mayor Mia Love ran for Congress and lost but she’s running again in 2014.

At a time when the face of the GOP is anything but “surprising and new,” to borrow from the Love Boat theme song, or reflective of the diverse face of America, the GOP should jumping for joy strong minority candidates like Harold want to run. Instead the message is “Don’t come aboard. We’re not expecting you. Nor do we want you.”

The sad thing about GOP Jim Allen types is he’s not alone. Illinois Republican State Senator Kyle McCarter didn’t take kindly to Harold upsetting the good ole boys’ apple cart either, “I don’t understand why” . . . “Someone like Erika, with as much promise as she has in the Republican Party, why target a young congressman who has done what we asked him to do?”

Why is Erika Harold running? Because she can, and more importantly, as Harold said, she feels she can “actually make a difference.” Isn’t that what primaries and politics are supposed to be about rather than the party bosses or establishment anointing candidates?

There are more than a few white Republicans who share the mentality that the GOP is the party of the white male. It’s called the Fear of the Black Republicanand producer Kevin Williams explores this phenomenon in his documentary. The film demonstrates why the Republican Party is loath to run black candidates, particularly in urban cities, because the party thinks it will excite Democrat voter turnout in suburban districts, threatening GOP strongholds.

I think it’s progress Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebusissued a statement demanding Jim Allen resign, but frankly that’s not enough. If the RNC would bother to start taking the conservative message to minority voters and identifying diverse candidates rather than spending eight months and a 100 page report talking about doing something, people might believe Jim Allen is a freak of nature in the GOP. Instead the face of the GOP continues to look more like Montgomery County, IL GOP Chairman Jim Allen, a “street walking,” racist buffoon.

Allen issued an apology and then resigned but he meant what he said and that’s the problem. You know the old saying “if you don’t have something nice to day, don’t say anything at all.” Maybe it’s time some Republicans just shut up and let others do the talking.


Republicans want to change laws on Electoral College votes, after presidential losses

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This is from Fox News Politics.

I have news for Mr. Reince  Priebus the Electoral College is not the problem.

The problem is the Establishment Republicans you have nominated.

Both McCain and Romney did not really want to win.

Like Bob Dole before they got the nomination because it was their turn.

Sarah Palin almost able to drag John McCain to victory.

The Establishment Republicans need to be kicked out of the party.

Then we need to vote out the RINO’s.

Then get back to Conservatism that wins every time it is on the ballot.


From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, Republicans who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing laws that give the winner of a state’s popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too. They instead want Electoral College votes to be divided proportionally, a move that could transform the way the country elects its president.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus endorsed the idea this week, and other Republican leaders also support it — suggesting that the effort may be gaining momentum.

There are other signs that Republican state legislators, governors and veteran political strategists are seriously considering making the shift as the GOP looks to rebound from presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Electoral College shellacking and the demographic changes that threaten the party’s long-term political prospects.

“It’s something that a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at,” Priebus told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, emphasizing that each state must decide for itself.

Democrats are outraged at the potential change.

Obama won the popular vote with 65.9 million votes, or 51.1 percent, to Romney’s 60.9 million, or 47.2 percent, and won the Electoral College by a wide margin, 332-206 electoral votes. It’s unclear whether he would have been re-elected under the new system, depending upon how many states adopted the change.

While some Republican officials warn of a political backlash, GOP lawmakers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are already lining up behind proposals that would allocate electoral votes by congressional district or something similar.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he “could go either way” on the change and doesn’t plan to push it. But he said it’s a reasonable issue to debate and that he prefers that leaders discuss it well before the next presidential election.

“It could be done in a thoughtful (way) over the next couple years and people can have a thoughtful discussion,” Snyder said.

Republican leaders in the Michigan Statehouse have yet to decide whether to embrace the change there. But state Rep. Peter Lund, a Republican who introduced a bill to change the allocation system two years ago, said some Republicans might be more receptive to his bill this year following the election.

“We never really pushed it before,” he said, adding that the bill wasn’t designed to help one party more than the other.

Democrats aren’t convinced. And they warned of political consequences for Republicans who back the shift — particularly those governors up for re-election in 2014, who include the governors of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, among others.

“This is nothing more than election-rigging,” said Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer.

Each state has the authority to shape its own election law. And in at least seven states — Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and North Carolina — Republicans control both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s office.

Already, Maine and Nebraska have moved away from a winner-take-all system to one that allocates electoral votes based on congressional district.

“This is a concept that’s got a lot of possibility and a lot of potential,” said Washington-based Republican strategist Phil Musser, acknowledging that the debate would “incite different levels of partisan acrimony.” Musser also predicted that more pressing economic issues would likely take priority in most Republican-led statehouses.

In Pennsylvania, Senate Republican leader Dominic Pileggi this week renewed his call for the Republican-controlled Legislature to revamp the way it awards electoral votes by using a method based on the popular vote that would have given Romney eight of the state’s 20 votes.

Democrats quickly criticized it as partisan scheme.

“It is difficult to find the words to describe just how evil this plan is,” said Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach, a Democrat. “It is an obscene scheme to cheat by rigging the elections.”

Gov. Tom Corbett, who supported a related proposal from Pileggi last year, had not seen the new plan and could not say whether he supports the new version, the Republican governor’s spokesman Kevin Harley said.

In Wisconsin, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has said that changing how electoral votes are allocated was an “interesting idea” but that it’s not one of his priorities, nor has he decided whether he supports such a change.

It’s gotten a lukewarm reception in the Republican-controlled Legislature as well. No proposal has been introduced yet and no lawmaker has announced any plans to do so, but the state Assembly speaker, Robin Vos, first proposed the change back in 2007.

“I am open to that idea,” Vos said in December as lawmakers prepared for the start of their session. “But I would have to hear all the arguments.”

All 10 of the state’s Electoral College votes went to Obama last fall under the current system. If they were awarded based on the new system, the votes would have been evenly split between Obama and Romney.

Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett sent an email plea urging people to sign a petition against the change: “We can’t sit silently by as they try to manipulate the democratic process for political advantage,” Barrett wrote. “We can’t let them attack the very democratic institutions and rights that others have sacrificed so much to gain — just because they don’t believe they can win in a fair election fight.”

So far, Republicans have only advocated for the change in states that have supported Democrats in recent elections. The view is predictably different in states where the Republican nominee is a cinch to win.

“The Electoral College has served the country quite well,” said Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere, who doubles as a national party vice chairman.

He continued: “This is coming from states where it might be an advantage, but I’m worried about what it means down the road. This is a system that has worked. That doesn’t mean we can’t talk about changes, but we have to be very careful about any actions we might take.”

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This is from The Blaze.

Paul Ryan had a double disadvantage during the debate.

Ryan had to deal with Slow Joe and the moderator Martha Raddatz.

Slow Joe laughed,smirked and interrupted Paul Ryan.

Then DemocRat hack Raddatz would want to move on so Ryan could not answer.

Raddatz kept interrupting Paul Ryan yet she let Slow Joe ramble.

Martha Raddatz made Jim Lehrer  look like a great moderator.


Following Thursday night’s vice presidential debate between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Vice President Joe Biden, the Republican Nation Committee released an ad blasting Biden for his numerous outbursts, interruptions, and constant laughing:

And the video isn’t that far off from portraying the debate in its entirety. Biden actually interrupted Rep. Ryan quite a bit. In fact, according to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the vice president interrupted the Wisconsin congressman 82 times.


Ryan compares Obama’s record on economy to Jimmy Carter’s



This is from The Hill.

Paul Ryan hit the nail on the head the Carter Years will look good.

Barack Milhous Capone Kardashian will go down as the worst President ever.

More businesses have failed and unemployment is steadily raising under Obama.

Before Obama’s term ends he will make the Great Depression look like a bad day.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., — Paul Ryan compared President Obama’s economic record to Jimmy Carter’s on Monday, saying neither president improved people’s lives.

“Every president since the great depression could run on a record saying you are better off than you were four years ago,” Ryan said. “Except for Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.”

The Republican vice presidential nominee was in Greenville, N.C., only 230 miles from where Democrats are holding their national convention.

He repeatedly looked to tie Obama to the one-term Democratic president, who has become a frequent touchstone for Republicans in this campaign cycle.

Carter will speak to Democratic delegates via satellite on Tuesday, the first day of the convention.

Ryan said in 1980, under the Carter administration, 330,000 businesses filed for bankruptcy, compared to 1.4 million in 2011 “under President Obama’s failed leadership,” and that mortgage delinquencies have ballooned from 77,000 to 3 million over the same time period.

“Simply put, the Jimmy Carter years look like the good old days compared to where we are now,” Ryan said.

But whether he was touting Mitt Romney’s record as a governor, or going through the Romney campaign’s five point economic plan, Ryan continuously returned to the “are you better off message.”

“We’re going to hear a lot of words from Charlotte,” he continued. “We’re not going to hear evidence and facts about how people are better off.”

“The president cannot tell you that you’re better off,” Ryan added. “And if we want to improve things, then how would rehiring the same administration do that? It wouldn’t.”

Republicans are pushing the “better off” message this week as Democrats gather to re-anoint Obama as their nominee.

Obama’s senior surrogates on Monday were pushing the message that Americans are better off, but it was a reactive response to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D) fumbling of the question Sunday on “Face the Nation.”

“No,” replied O’Malley, a prominent Obama surrogate, when asked if people were better off today than they were four years ago, “but that’s not the question of this election.”

“Without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses,” O’Malley added.

O’Malley soon backtracked, and Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse hit the airwaves Monday to answer the question affirmatively and without caveat.


Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, echoed much of Ryan’s remarks, including the attempts to link Obama’s record with Carter’s.

In town to launch a GOP counteroffensive to the Democratic convention, Priebus noted that Obama surrogates like O’Malley were backtracking on their claims that people in the U.S. were not better off than they were four years ago.

The RNC chairman derisively added that must mean that millions of Americans had suddenly found jobs, and that deficits, poverty and gas prices had all fallen.

“All in the last 24 hours,” Priebus said at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on the site of the Democratic gathering. “Yes, this morning Democrats were in desperate damage control. Interestingly and bizarrely, that we now are better off after four years of Barack Obama.”

Priebus also suggested that this week would prove to be a stark contrast to the Democrats’ euphoric 2008 convention in Denver, and even tried to use Obama’s famous mantra of hope and change against him.

“Today, the thrill and pixie dust of Barack Obama’s presidency is gone,” Priebus said, flanked by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah.) “Americans feel no hope and have seen change for the worse.”

The timing of O’Malley’s comment couldn’t have been better for Republicans, who on Monday launched an aggressive counter-message based on the “are you better off” question. Priebus said it would be the GOP’s theme all this week.

The debate over whether the nation is better off now than it was four years ago is critical to whether Obama will win another four-year term. Republicans say the answer is clearly a no, and their chief argument is that the nation’s unemployment rate remains above 8 percent while the nation’s debt has climbed to nearly $16 trillion.

Democrats argue Obama inherited a country in free-fall from President George W. Bush, and that he has begun to turn it around over the past four years. Among the points they highlight are Obama’s rescue of the auto industry, his financial reform legislation and the fact that the economy has added jobs every month for nearly two and a half years.

Still, the conflicting response highlights the challenge faced by the Obama campaign as it seeks to tout its record on the economy while also acknowledging continuing concern among voters over the recovery.

That message is further complicated by a 2011 interview in which Obama himself said voters were not better off economically.

“Well, I don’t think they’re better off than they were four years ago,” the president told ABC News last October.

“They’re not better off than they were before Lehman’s collapse, before the financial crisis, before this extraordinary recession that we’re going through,” he continued. “I think that what we’ve seen is that we’ve been able to make steady progress to stabilize the economy, but the unemployment rate is still way too high. And that’s why it’s so critical for us to make sure that we are taking every action we can take to put people back to work.”

Obama and Romney enter the week tied nationally in the polls at 46 percent each, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls.



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