Posted by Pat Cunningham on Aug 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | 15 comments
This is just the opening salvo in what is likely to become a protracted war against the new-look Romney campaign for the White House.
I like this angle, attack his lack of experience to hold the office if something happens to Romney.
“looking into Ryan’s history for The New Yorker, visiting his home town, and interviewing him twice, I am genuinely surprised that Romney chose him. First, let’s tally the risks of a Ryan pick.
For one thing, Ryan has no significant private-sector experience. Besides summer jobs working at McDonald’s or at his family’s construction company, or waiting tables as a young Washington staffer, Ryan has none of the business-world experience Romney frequently touts as essential for governing. In the run-up to his first campaign for Congress, in 1998, that gap was enough of a concern for Ryan that he briefly became a “marketing consultant” at the family business, an obvious bit of résumé puffing.
But Ryan’s Washington experience is also light, at least for a potential President—which, after all, is the main job description of a Vice-President. Ryan has worked as a think-tank staffer and Congressman, but he’s never been in charge of a large organization, and he has little experience with foreign policy. Given how Sarah Palin was criticized for her lack of such experience, I’m surprised that Romney would pick someone whose ability to immediately step into the top job is open to question.”
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wilson – Criticizing Ryan for HIS lack of private sector experience? HA! That’s the nuttiest thing I’ve read in a while. Ryan had more private sector experience by the time he was 21 than Obama had in his entire life!! Biden? He hasn’t seen the private sector in about 50 years. You’re a funny person, Mr. Wilson.
Oh, yeah, don’t listen to the liberal lies about how Ryan’s plan “Hurts Seniors.” Let’s look at what the polls numbers said last year when comparing Ryan’s plan to Obama’s:
The poll finds 48 percent of seniors (those 65 and over) support Ryan’s plan over President Obama‘s plan, while 42 percent back the president.
That’s the highest total among the age groups tested – a 47 percent plurality between the ages of 50 and 64 backed Ryan, and a 45 percent plurality of those between 30-49 backed Ryan.
Most ineffective attack ad ever.
Neftali says “Ryan had more private sector experience by the time he was 21 than Obama had in his entire life!!”
What a laugh!
When Ryan was in college, he worked summers as a salesman for Oscar Mayer, occasionally driving the Wienermobile. Before he graduated, he got his first job in the political world and has been at the public teat ever since.
Obama’s first job after graduating from Columbia University in 1985 was as a financial writer for New York-based international consulting firm, Business International Corporation.
A few years later, he moved to Chicago where he worked as Director for the Developing Communities Project in Roseland and Altgeld Gardens, a church-based social action group dedicated towards enhancing the living conditions of people in the community. During this period, Obama also volunteered for the Gamaliel Foundation, a congregation-based organization that provides leadership training programs, consultation, research and analysis on social justice issues for community leaders.
In 1988, Obama enrolled at Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he worked as a summer associate in the law firms of Sidley & Austin and Hopkins & Sutter (now known as Foley & Lardner).
After graduation, Obama returned to Chicago and practiced civil rights law with the law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. He was attached to the firm from 1992 until 2004. In the same period, he also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School, first as a lecturer (1992-1996), and later, as professor (1996-2004).
In short, Obama’s private-sector experience dwarfs that of Paul Ryan.
Let’s talk about Obama’s private sector experience which of those ‘jobs’ you listed are with for profit entities?
Jim Hefner: No, let’s talk about your wingnut theory (previously stated on one of our Applesauce threads) that Obama is going to “demand re-election.”
Tell us more about that stuff. Sounds entertaining. Tell us.
Obama is desparate..knows he is toast come November and had no record of acomplishment to run on…nothing except golf and the taxpayers paying for he and mrs. o to jet the world on vacation,January does not come soon enough
Maddow defends 700 billion cuts! Or she refuses to take a position….
Obama has so much more experience in the private sector than Ryan and Ryan is one step from the Presidency we all should be scared that he could become president with no private sector experience.
Also will Ryan release his college transcripts? Romney won’t release his tax records, so they have to be hiding something.
Ryan is a just another political footman for the Koch brothers.
Watch out Stevo, the Koch brothers are hiding in your closet with the bogeyman. I hear Georgie Soros kicked them out of the penthouse.
Obama is a total joke. This slick talking politician from the most corrupt city in America has all but put this country in ruins single handedly. We have quickly become the United States of Gov’t Assistance” Always blaming someone else (usually Bush) and always taking credit for anything good (not that much). He is the epitamy of what I don’t want my kids to grow up to be.
At a recent high school reunion, an old friend was asked how he’s doing. He replied, not so good. Times are tough. We really need to get Obama re-elected. He’s done so much for the country. All i need to do is work 6 months out of the year and i don’t need to work for 2 years after that. What a relief he said. I nearly threw up….This is what we’ve become as a country.
Ryan has been the recipient of Koch money and the poster boy for Americans for Prosperity for several years. Don’t let facts get in the way of your stethoscope Doco.
Who cares ? It’s a bogus issue.
Unless of course you want to chastize Dems who receive money from billionaires too?
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