Email to Obama Supporters dated 8/13/2012
Congressman Paul Ryan is the poster boy for the extreme Republican leadership in a Congress whose overall approval rating is 12 percent. His plan to dismantle Medicare is deeply unpopular with the general public and especially undecided voters.
You might be wondering why the hell Romney picked this guy. But this is a strategic pick that carries real danger for us.
Here’s the calculation: Mitt Romney doesn’t need or expect Paul Ryan to convince even one undecided voter to cast their ballot for him. That’s not what he’s on the ticket for. He’s there to reassure and inspire ultraconservative ideologues and corporate interests that they will have one of their own a heartbeat from the presidency.
That means tens or even hundreds of millions more dollars for the Romney campaign and the array of outside groups supporting him – and if current trends hold, more than 90 percent of that money will be spent on TV ads — lying, distorting and trashing Barack Obama. Those ads will have more impact on undecided voters than anything Paul Ryan himself does or says.
Mitt Romney is convinced that picking Paul Ryan is a great investment for him. And his campaign is already touting the pledges and donations they’ve received as a result, with fundraising events planned for this week.
We’re already being outraised, and we can’t afford to fall further behind. Our records show that you’re still waiting to make your first online donation — now is the time.
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Yes Team Obama Romney picked Ryan simply to raise money for ads “lying, distorting and trashing Barack Obama?” Sure Democrats, because it’s the Romney campaign with the track record of baselessly accusing opponents of dodging taxes and giving people cancer…
Here’s a lie in the last 24 hours:
On Monday, Barack Obama claimed that Rep.Paul Ryan (R-WI) blocked a bill giving aid to farmers and ranchers hurt by the severe drought, ABC News reported. “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “He is one of the leaders of Congress standing in the way. So if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities.”
There’s only one problem with Obama’s statement – the House passed a stopgap farm bill that is currently being held up by Democrats in the Senate. Not only did the measure pass the House, Rep. Ryan voted for it.
Paul Ryan is not a perfect man we’re not expecting perfect. And I am not here to apologize or make excuses for things our guy might have done. At this point, we’re content with someone who isn’t an America-hating POS like BO. Used toilet paper has more class and integrity than BO.
Paul Ryan had the testicular fortitude to cast votes either yay or nay. BO marked his (very short) tenure in the senate by voting “present” – whenever he bothered to show up. I’ll take a guy who’s wrong half the time over a guy who’s wrong every time.
We’ve learned more about Paul Ryan in the past 48 hours than we know about BO. More lies have been told about Paul Ryan in the last 48 hours than truths have been made known about BO in the past 51 years. Again, I’ll take the known quantity over the unknown.
Obama never passed anything as Sen. Obama. Ryan is 2 up on him already. Obama made his money from George Soros claiming he got a bunch of $5 & $10 donations from all over the place but never disclosed it…Transparency at work. Obama never held a job in his life. He was a community organizer and part time teacher at the college that he later chose a Supreme Court Judge from to pay her back for allowing him to borrow young minds.