Thomas Jefferson Street

August 2012


Paul Ryan's Scary Vision for America

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The GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan gives a nice speech. Wednesday night he demonstrated his capacity to be the attack dog that Mitt Romney will not cage on the top of his car. Ryan will be free to beat the crap out of Barack Obama anytime and anyplace.

Ryan's speech was long on ...

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Paul Ryan's Right: Obama Is a Do Nothing President

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TAMPA—Except for the guy driving around near the Tampa Times Forum Wednesday night with a stuffed dog in a cage in the roof of his car, most everyone in the vicinity of the Republican National Convention was bowled over by vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's speech to the delegates.

In his ...

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The Low Stakes of Paul Ryan's Big Speech

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TAMPA—Paul Ryan has cultivated a (hollow) reputation for being careful with the people's money. When he delivers his acceptance speech tonight, however, he'll be playing with house money. While the speech is in one sense a high stakes introduction to the national spotlight, the fact is that in the ...

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Media, Romney Adviser Spar About Welfare, Truth, and Race Baiting

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TAMPA, FLA.—An ongoing theme of this election and its coverage is how the media should handle unprecedented levels of shameless duplicity in political discourse. The most recent focus has been Mitt Romney's charge—roundly and flatly disproved by nonpartisan fact-checkers—that the Obama campaign has ...

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Sarah Palin Is Wrong on Replacing Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton

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What is this fixation with replacing Vice President Joe Biden on the presidential ticket with Hillary Clinton?

Sarah Palin became the latest to make the suggestion, which is a pretty good indicator that it would be a bad idea—or at least, a bad idea for the Democrats. Palin, responding to Biden's ...

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Paul Ryan in 2010: Romneycare Is an 'Unsustainable' 'Fatal Conceit'

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As I noted earlier, Mitt Romney’s new vice presidential pick is “not a fan,” to use Paul Ryan’s words, of the former Massachusetts governor’s signature legislative accomplishment.

Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski dug up last week a 2010 Ryan appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal where he blasted the ...

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Is Paul Ryan for VP Mitt Romney's Bold Move or Hail Mary?

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Well so much for the long-awaited Etch A Sketch moment and general election return of Mitt Romney, Massachusetts moderate. His announcement of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick brings a sharp ideological focus to Romney’s muddled political persona. The general election Romney will be as ...

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