Yesterday I got caught up in life and did not have an opportunity to post my weekly’ ” Round at the LINKs.” So I’m a day off but better late than never. Today I want to touch on Paul Ryan a bit. I know most of my fellow bloggers have already posted great articles on this topic. I want to weigh in with my own two cents. As most of you know during the Republican primary I supported Ron Paul. I supported Ron Paul because I believe it’s going to take something radical to change the business as usual crowd mindset in D.C. and get us back to our founding principles. Back during the primaries the only candidate that offered this stark contrast was Ron Paul. Love him or hate him you can’t dispute that he was indeed something much different than the average politician on stage. The truth is the politician I wanted to see running opted to sit it out. That man was Paul Ryan.
You see Mr. Ryan in my opinion strikes the right balance between the Tea Party and the establishment. There is a difference between being one who carries the water for the establishment and one who uses the establishment to advance the conservative agenda; Ryan is the latter. He’s a game changer. When Republicans were hiding under their desks after the 2008 election Ryan was standing on desks demanding we get our fiscal house in order. He promoted a bold initiative called the Roadmap for America’s Future. Even President Obama praised Ryan’s plan as a serious proposal. The roadmap was his first attempt at raising people’s awareness about the oncoming debt crisis and fiscal cliff we were heading off of if we didn’t reform entitlement programs and restructure our tax code. He was one of the first politicians who said Washington will not be able to keep its promises if they didn’t address unsustainable entitlement programs.
In 2011 Ryan introduced his Path to Prosperity plan; a watered down version of his Roadmap for America’s Future. Ryan learned that any proposal to restructure entitlement programs would have to be modest. Washington politicians didn’t have the stomach for it and the left used his plan against him in regards to Medicare. They came out and hammered him for his proposed changes to preserve Medicare by allowing younger contributors the choice to opt out if they were 55 years of age and younger. Politicians react to the talk of privatization of entitlement programs like vampires react to holy water; it burns and its painful. This why they ran commercials showing a Paul Ryan look alike pushing grandma off the cliff even though his plan did just the opposite. On Saturday when Mitt Romney announced his selection for a running mate was Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan the game changed. Ryan is indeed a strong conservative who not only compliments Romney but is not afraid to get in Obama’s face. He has a deep understanding of the dire financial straits we’re in and what we need to do turn it around. I think Romney made a smart choice by going with Ryan. Ryan is skilled at communicating conservative principles in a manner that is easily understood and that will be key. He’s a story teller and everyone likes a good story. Now on to the LINKs.
Below are links to great conservative articles on Paul Ryan. Please take a few minutes to check them and if they have them hit their tip jars. These good people work hard each day to bring you the truth. Show them you support their efforts by hitting their tip jars. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the links.
A Conservative Teacher: Flashback- What I Wrote Previous About Future-VP Paul Ryan
Ace of Spades: New Yorker Complains of Paul Ryan’s Lack of “Private-Sector Experience”
Adrienne’s Corner: Powerful: Ryan is welcomed home to Wisconsin…
America’s Chronicle: How Dumb Is Our Government?
American Glob: Five Reasons Libertarians Should Love Vice President Paul Ryan
American Perspective: Me Likee Paul Ryan
America’s Watchtower: Mitt Romney chooses Paul Ryan as his running mate
ARRA News Service: It’s Obama’s Plan that Guts Medicare
Atlas Shrugs: Ryan! Romney Rocks the Republicans
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Obama’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Blog de KingShamus: No, Really–Barack Obama is David Dinkins
Breitbart: Galvanized: Romney, Ryan Draw Massive Crowd in NC
BUNKERVILLE: Paul Ryan to the rescue!
Capitol Commentary: Will Voters Care When Democrats Give Them So Much “Free Stuff”
Catholibertarian: Rep. Paul Ryan on Morality of the Federal Budget with Raymond Arroyo
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Paul Ryan References John Locke: Liberals Reportedly Suffer Siezures
Conservatives on Fire: Passing The Buck To Our Kids
COMMON CENTS: The Best of Paul Ryan
Doug Ross@Journal: 9 Cool Romney-Ryan Graphics
EYE OF POLYPHEMUS: Formspring Question #444–Voter Apathy Edition
Fuzzy Logic: Mitt Romney: You Can Win This Election
Hot Air: Palin: Ryan pick makes this an election of competing visions
iOwnTheWorld: Five Best Paul Ryan Speeches
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Ryan Roundup
Laughing Conservative: Ryan on American pride
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Romney-Ryan 2012
Liberty At Stake: Mittens Has Chosen Wisely
Libertarian Republican: Republican Liberty Caucus national chairman reacts to Ryan pick
Maggie’s Notebook: With Gleeful Joy
Manhattan Infidel: Wimp Romney Bullies Victims with Bullwimpness
Mind Numbed Robot: Let’s do the Math: Romney + Ryan = 2012 WIN!
Moonbattery: Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Paul Ryan
Motorcitytimes: Video: Paul Ryan’s Greatest Hits
NoOneOfAnyImport: An Article Full of Fail
NUKE’S: Will Paul Ryan Be A Conservative GPS For Romney?
Pirate’s Cove: Warmists Really Upset Over Paul Ryan Pick
Politics et al: GEORGE WILL: Ryan Pick Underscores How Obama Has Become “Silly and Small.”
Political Clown Parade: 60 Minutes Interview With Romney And Ryan
Political Realities: Paul Ryan For Vice-President
Proof Positive: New Romney Ryan Ad
Randy’s Roundtable: Time To Take A Break
Right Klik: Meh: Romney Picks Ryan
Right Truth: The Long Knives Are Out Against Paul Ryan
Say Anything Blog: Does Romney’s VP Pick Help Heitkamp?
teresamerica: Is Obama Hostile to All Religions or Just Biblically-based Ones?
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: FL woman to police: ‘You can’t tell me what to do. Obama owns this MF’
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: ROMNEY-RYAN TICKET IS A HOT TICKET!
The BLAZE: Rachel Maddow & National Review‘s Rich Lowry Battle Over Ryan’s Budget Plan
The Camp Of The Saints: Re-Revolution
The Classic Liberal: Government Gridlock with Alison Haislip
he Country Thinker: After a Thousand Stimulus Failures, Let’s Try More!
The Daley Gator: Leftist smears against Paul Ryan already flowing
The Foundry: Ethanol Mandate Ignores the Free Market
The Libertarian Patriot: The National Debt and Federal Budget Deficit Deconstructed
The Lonely Conservative: Romney and Ryan Drawing Massive Crowds in Swing States
THE OTHER McCAIN: #RomneyRyan Ohio: Shout It Out Loud!
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: FULL SPEECH: Romney and Ryan at homecoming in Waukesha, WI
The TexasFred Blog: Romney names Paul Ryan his No. 2
Theo Spark: Paul Ryan’s Your American Dream, Baby!
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: Italian Supreme Court Insults Justice
TOTUS: Public Enemy No.1 is “Free Stuff”
Virgina Right: VIDEO: Romney and Ryan Speeches
WARD WORLD: America’s Comeback Team
What Would The Founders Think: Saturday Links – Paul Ryan Edition
WESTERN HERO: Mediscare 2012
Zilla of the Resistance: Exciting!!! #RomneyRyan2012 #TCOT – Updated
Thanks for all the outstanding articles. Once again you guys are the heat. Have a great week!
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