It’s the Granny Starver! Breaking NEWS on Romney VP Pick

Wow! Romney sources are saying that Paul Ryan–champion of mass starvation and homelessness–will be the VP nomination. This ought to put the Senior Citizens vote up for grabs for sure! Ryan is known around these parts as the “granny starver”.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House budget committee, knew some Catholics were spoiling for a fight with him Thursday when he was scheduled to speak at Georgetown University, a Catholic institution. Nearly 90 faculty members and administrators sent him a letter expressing concerns with his recent comments that his proposed budget, which includes massive spending cuts to programs for the poor but not a single tax increase, was inspired by his Catholic faith.

“I am afraid that Chairman Ryan’s budget reflects the values of his favorite philosopher Ayn Rand rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Father Thomas Reese, a fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown, in a press release Tuesday. “Survival of the fittest may be okay for Social Darwinists but not for followers of the gospel of compassion and love.”

The complaints seemed to resonate with Ryan. On Thursday, he went on record denouncing Ayn Rand, who believed altruism is evil, brushing off his well-documented obsession with her as a teenage romance. Ryan told the National Review’s Robert Costa: “I reject her philosophy. It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a person’s view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas. Don’t give me Ayn Rand.”

During his speech, though, Ryan didn’t back away from any of his budget proposals, which would dramatically reduce the number of people on food stamps and radically scale back Medicaid, the health care program for the poor. Instead, he championed such proposals as a means to liberate the poor. Calling the budget “hardly draconian,” he said:

Our budget builds on the historic welfare reforms of the 1990s—reforms proven to work. We aim to empower state and local governments, communities, and individuals—those closest to the problem. And we aim to promote opportunity and upward mobility by strengthening job training programs, to help those who have fallen on hard times. My mentor, Jack Kemp, used to say, “You can’t help America’s poor by making America poor.”

But Paul, you can making America poorer by creating more poor people.

Romney will announce his pick on Saturday in Virginia. Wow, talk about ‘bold’ move.  Two angular jaws on two boring and stuck up white dudes! Two greased back pompadours!  Two bold followers of cults of deviant personalities!

Ryan is a bold pick who will energize the Republican Party, but putting him on the ticket is fraught with risk and instantly puts Ryan’s budget plan front and center in the 2012 campaign.

Romney will announce his choice in Norfolk on Saturday morning at the beginning of a four-day bus tour through key battleground states, the campaign said Friday night. The Weekly Standard reported earlier Friday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been asked to be ready to make the case for Ryan beginning Saturday.

Romney’s alliance with the 42-year old Ryan has become the most dramatic development of the 2012 presidential campaign. Romney had been presumed for much of the last few months to be set on a safe pick, such as Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

But now, Romney, who is 23 years older than Ryan, will signal that he is willing to roll the dice. President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign and Democratic political groups have been eager for Romney to pick Ryan, the architect of plans to slash government spending and overhaul entitlement programs that Democrats believe are political losers.

Just one more reason to note vote for Willard.


29 Comments on “It’s the Granny Starver! Breaking NEWS on Romney VP Pick”

  1. dakinikat says:

    Lance Mannion ‏@LanceMannion

    Mitt to staff: “People think I’m a heartless, clueless stiff. I need a VP who’ll make me look warm and caring.”

    • Paul Ryan doesn’t excite anyone, except greedy, heartless people that wouldn’t blink at throwing mamma over a cliff and gutting Social Security and Medicare :

      God help us from people like Paul Ryan, whom even the Nuns on their bus tour took him on, for his brutal cuts to seniors and those barely holding on via the safety net.

      Mitt Romney has gone heartless…not at all like his dad…his dad cared. By being best Buddy with Cat CommissionPaul Ryan, Romney has really shown he doesn’t want the senior vote.

      • bostonboomer says:

        Unfortunately, Ryan excites a lot of people. And maybe we misjudged Romney’s dad.

  2. dakinikat says:

    JoeMyGod ‏@JoeMyGod

    HRC gave Paul Ryan a 0% rating on LGBT rights: http://bit.ly/MnMOQL

  3. Paul Ryan is going to VOUCHER MEDICARE and GUT Social Security ! 😥

  4. Dak, are you and I the only people upset about this Cat Commission King Paul Ryan going after everything good in America? 😥

    • dakinikat says:

      Probably we’re the only ones up at this hour. That’s my hypothesis! All the east coasters are asleep!

      • It is like Paul Ryan and his evil plans for seniors and disabled are blessed at midnight? Strange that, the nuns tried to warn us about his backward understanding of the bible/teaches. God help us… where is Al Gore and that LOCK BOX when you need him.

      • RalphB says:

        I’m up and gobsmacked that Rmoney could be so accomodating to the Obama campaign. He’s doing it on a news day when most people won’t be paying a bit of attention either. Are they that incompetent?

      • dakinikat says:

        My sense is yes. They are that incompetent and MORE. How many more constituencies can you piss off and expect to win an election?

      • RalphB says:

        He may already be past his limit for pissing people off, if he wants to win.

    • Nope, I was ill about it when I posted that stuff to Greta on the last thread. Ugh…and get this, the headline on Drudge:

      How Paul Ryan became intellectual leader of Republican party…

      That is sick!

  5. dakinikat says:

    mcbyrne ‏@mcbyrne

    Ryan is the guy who got to pay for college on his Dads social security but wants to cut everyone else’s. #romnenyvp

    • Fainted, what a creep…take and then pull the carpet…not to mention it is the WORKER’S and their EMPLOYER’S contribution, it isn’t welfare, it is an insurance program, it is one of the great things that workers love and care about.

  6. dakinikat says:

    Charles P. Pierce ‏@ESQPolitics

    #ZombieEyedGrannyStarver #ZombieEyedGrannyStarver #ZombieEyedGrannyStarver #ZombieEyedGrannyStarver #ZombieEyedGrannyStarver

  7. dakinikat says:

    The Daily Edge ‏@TheDailyEdge

    Paul Ryan Says He Takes His Inspiration from St. Thomas Aquinas: “That’s Why My Plan Treats Women As If They’re Living in the 13th Century”

  8. dakinikat says:

    Jennifer Gunter ‏@DrJenGunter

    Paul Ryan rated 0% by NARAL

  9. dakinikat says:

    Path2Enlightenment ‏@Path2Enlighten

    Joe Biden will have a field day pummeling Paul Ryan’s budget plan. A plan so bad Nuns have rented a bus to drive cross country protesting it

  10. RalphB says:

    All available information says it gonna be the Granny Starver, but leaking that seems to be a major discipline problem for Rmoney’s campaign. I guess I still have doubts that he will really pick that guy for VP. He’s just a great target for the Obama campaign to take apart and the narrative fits so well with the current Rmoney heartless rich bastard image.

    • dakinikat says:

      NBC said they heard it from THREE staffers. I would’ve thought a Virginia location woulda meant governor vaginal probe … but maybe it’s just because the place is filled with christofascists

  11. dakinikat says:

    Mother Jones
    Ryan’s signature legislative accomplishment would gut the social safety net and then some. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/08/its-almost-official-paul-ryan-be-romneys-running-mate

  12. Craig says:

    Paul Ryan may be the most radical nominee on a national ticket in over the last century.

    He’s a radical beyond even his fellow Republican radicals, a fanatical ideologue.

    Next to him, any others who have had that description, from Barry Goldwater to Ronald Reagan, pale in comparison.

    He’s a menace to the country, a true believer, in my opinion likely a sociopath. This move puts him one short step from the presidency and well positioned for a run after Romney.

    It normalizes his extremist agenda to American politics. This is a disaster for the country.

    That’s even if he loses – it’s the equivalent of the Democrats nominating not the head of the US Communist Party – who is relatively moderate, no doubt, next to Ryan – but of, say, a Maoist Chinese group to run as VP, one who defends all of Mao’s policies the way Ryan defends trashing the American people and modern American political culture since FDR at least.

    Ryan is the sort of true believer who would push the US to a new type of nation, similarly to how the US has become a very different, militarized country since WWII.

    There is indeed a war between what America is about, from the time of sharing power by giving people a vote, and a return to the norm for mankind of plutocracy. Ryan is plutocracy’s warrior.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Obama has long wanted to privatize Social Security. We can only wait and see what will happen. If Romney/Ryan go down like Barry Goldwater did, maybe Obama will leave the safety net alone.