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REACTION: Romney Picks His Running Mate

What do you think of Rep. Paul Ryan? Read Patch stories from around the nation and let us know your thoughts.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced this morning that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be his running mate in the November election. 

Read more about Ryan and the nomination in the Patch stories below. What are your thoughts on Romney's decision? Will this energize the Republican base? Will it energize Democrats?

Let us know in the comments! 

Susan August 14, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Speaking of lying liars, this one is doozy courtesy of The Tea Party's Facebook page. They have 407K "likes" and their little darling, the Koch Brothers' spawn, is Willard Rob-me's running mate. Can you find all 3 lies? "Unemployment in 2007 when I [Georgy W. Bush] left office was 4.7% and today almost 4 years later, unemployment is at 8.3%. 17 million were on food stamps when I left office and today 43 million people." Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=390419117680246&set=a.152219938166833.40496.133279166727577&type=1
Just Dandy August 15, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I'm way more concerned that President Obama lies to America than a Facebook group lies. The Tea Party isn't unilaterally (unconstitutionally) dictating new laws? And what is with all the creepy talk in your post: 'spawn' & 'little darling' & 'Willard Rob-me'? It's not original or clever to regurgitate petty, leftist insults & namecalling lifted from blogs. You lose credibility when you stoop to nasty, infantile tactics. People will actually listen & consider your points if you make them using with regular, non-vicious words & original thought.
Just Dandy August 15, 2012 at 04:47 PM
That was an accidental question mark in my second sentence. That was a statement.
Susan August 15, 2012 at 10:03 PM
You know, JustDandy, when you hit bullies back square on the jaw, they look pretty darn pathetic when they start crying like a baby for civility. I, too, was both stunned and disappointed when a Tea Party idiot screamed "YOU LIE!" at the President of the United States during the State of the Union Address; when the Governor of Arizona shook her bony finger in the President's face, and when the RNC Chairman called the Senate majority leader a "dirty liar" on national television without any proof… When people on the right stop their seditious lies and using the words Liberal and Progressive as a pejorative, I'll stop, and not one minute sooner. Now please please explain exactly how President Obama is "unilaterally dictating new laws." I honestly don't know how that's possible.
Mark Burns August 31, 2012 at 04:15 AM
This has been discussed and pointed out to you before. Executive Order. When you can't get the legislation you want or that your handlers demand; you issue executive orders. You appoint Czars to carry out your agenda within government agencies like the EPA. People that are neither confirmed by Congress nor vetted for qualifications and background. You remember the Green Czar, self-described communist Van Jones . . . http://www.examiner.com/article/van-jones-green-jobs-czar-a-self-described-communist-arrested-during-rodney-king-riots Did Harry Reid disclose his 'source' for Romney not paying taxes? Name calling (using the word 'dirty') is inappropriate despite your approach when describing people you don't like. The word liar does apply. If Harry says things like that on the floor of the Senate, he is immune from prosecution. Have we heard anything lately about that? How about the timeline for Joe Soptic's Wife's cancer? Stephanie Cutter said she knew nothing about it in August but had spoken to him directly in May about his story. Major League versus Minor League in terms of moral quality of candidates and parties.

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