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Ryan And Pence Represent
Polar Opposites Of GOP

Investor´s Business Daily, by Dana Milbank

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Posted By:pineledger, 1/26/2013 6:13:50 AM

For a dozen years, Paul Ryan and Mike Pence were Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives and fellow soldiers in the conservative movement. Last week, they parted ways: one toward temperance, the other toward extremism.Pence chose the sensible path. Elected governor of Indiana in November, he delivered his first State of the State speech Tuesday, describing his proposed budget that, though a fiscally conservative plan, increases funds for education, job training, transportation, veterans, child-protective services, and health care for the poor. (Snip)Contrast that with Ryan, the former vice presidential candidate, who, on the same day

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Using the word "radical" to describe Ryan, Milbank obviously got the memo:
Divide the Republicans.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 1/26/2013 6:22:48 AM     (No. 9140047)

Didn´t read the article.

That said..IMHO Ryan is an idea man and now Pence is an action man.

Responsible for actually performing for his state in a way that benefits the entire population he must be pragmatic.

That is not Ryan´s role in congress.

Both are excellent representatives of their positions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lala, 1/26/2013 6:33:38 AM     (No. 9140057)

What´s Dana doing writing for IBD? Cutting hours at the Compost? Calling Pence and Ryan polar opposites is harsh rhetoric I´d expect from Dana but not from IBD. Divide and conquer indeed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/26/2013 6:33:56 AM     (No. 9140058)

Show me a republican that Dana Milbank has praise for, and I´ll show you a RINO.

I can´t get on board with anyone who wants government to spend more, tax more, and control more--just not to the degree that the outright socialist democrats do.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/26/2013 6:40:23 AM     (No. 9140066)

Exactly my thoughts, #2. Was it that the Washington Compost could no longer stand Dana sashaying around the newsroom? For little Dana, any Repubican who increases government funding is a GOOD Repubican [as the Great One Mark Levin would say].

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/26/2013 6:46:19 AM     (No. 9140072)

Ever since I read his speech at Hillsdale in Imprimus, I´ve been a huge fan and hoped that he would consider running for POTUS in 2012 .Also, a friend of ours worked on his staff in DC and had high praise for him. I think he will do great things for Indiana and perhaps consider running in 2016. If Diana Milquetoast isn´t working at Best Buy by then, he/she will then be telling us what a radical monster he is.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/26/2013 6:47:18 AM     (No. 9140073)

From the opening paragraph, it surprised me that IBD would publish this, until I took note of the author. OP is right. This is just to divide the Republicans. The state of government in Indiana is far different from the spendthrift, suicidal government in Washington. I do like IBD. I hope this article is not indicative of a new trend there.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/26/2013 7:15:50 AM     (No. 9140095)

I agree with above - sissy dana cannot write anything that I would read. Dunce and a half

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 1/26/2013 7:32:16 AM     (No. 9140112)

Dana should stick to serious journalism. Like writing about why Beyonce lip-syncing the national anthem was cool.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rinohunter, 1/26/2013 7:47:05 AM     (No. 9140129)

Diana-Dana Millbank has got to be paying IBD to work for them! I can´t believe IBD has now sullied their very principled approach to good conservative practices by letting a horse´s a*s like Diana publish anything in their newspaper. Is IBD that hard up for cash? I´m thinking "fair and balanced" - which is quickly becoming the new "politically correct". Sorry IBD I can´t read monkey speak because Diana´s writing is below the intelligence of most humans.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/26/2013 7:47:35 AM     (No. 9140131)

As usual the Libturd just doesn´t get it. Are they really that stupid or. Are they lip-syncing? All the good things Gov Pence is doing are perfectly legal under the State Constitution. States can do whatever is not prohibited. The voters will choose what they want. In the final analysis Ryan´s austerity is about getting the Federal Government out of areas it has no business being in. If they switched roles Ryan and Pence would not be that much different.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/26/2013 8:12:55 AM     (No. 9140157)

$16 trillion in debt and rfising - no that is not extremely dangerous and radical.

what a mook, and IBD embarrased itself

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JimS, 1/26/2013 8:28:48 AM     (No. 9140189)

Like Krugman, Dowd, and two dozen other warped Lefties, there is nothing Milbank could write that I would want to read--unless it be a suicide note that starts with "I am so very sorry..."

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ramona, 1/26/2013 8:38:47 AM     (No. 9140202)

I too found the authorship the most intriguing item in this piece. We´ve been hearing about the drastic layoffs at the NYTimes, not so much about trouble at the Post. Interesting that Miss Milbank is one of the first to jump ship.
Ramona (the PEst)

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/26/2013 8:43:14 AM     (No. 9140214)

This is a really dumb apples to oranges comparison really aimed at discrediting Ryan while praising pence because he´s spending more on social programs and calling that conservative.Jindal lost me on his comments this week.How can you not be a party of austerity when you have runaway gov´t spending. isn´t a babies debt now over $300,00?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: altoona, 1/26/2013 9:00:18 AM     (No. 9140238)

I would have thought the polar opposites were Dana and IBD.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 1/26/2013 9:08:02 AM     (No. 9140245)

Just one more stir of the pot against conservatives. It´s nonstop. We would only notice if it quit.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/26/2013 9:08:10 AM     (No. 9140246)

I agree with posters 10and 14. They voiced my thoughts exactly s I read the article. I can see the point IS to divide the GOP, but picking two popular leaders is not going to work.
I also agree with the Jindal comment earlier. When Gov Jindal was elected the publicity around him was about getting spending under control in LA. Lately I think he has let that slide. I am less than impressed with Jindal. He reminds me of Obama, always the scolder. I don´t want to listen to someone who gets their points across by scolding. I have had four years of that, soon to be eight years of that, and that approach turns me off.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 1/26/2013 10:27:52 AM     (No. 9140349)

#5 I´m with you. When Mike came to speak at Hillsdale, I went to a Meet and Greet/fund raiser before hand where he was attending in support for my Congressman.

Mike and I are from arch rival high schools in Indiana. Our high schools were in the same Sectional Tournament when we were in school. One or the other of our schools would knock the other out of the tournament, but then we became big fans for the one that got to go on. Those were great days and actually are from the real time of the movie Hoosiers, which had a slice of my high school´s history in it. Mike later became the radio voice for his community´s sports. I´m very proud of Mike - he will be an exceptionally good Governor.

This article sucks so badly I had to stop reading. I am stunned that IBD would allow Ms.Dana a forum.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/26/2013 10:42:19 AM     (No. 9140419)

The warning sign:

Dana Milbank.

For the poster who wondered why IBD would have Dana Milbank, at the top of the column you´ll see "On the Left". Every day they have that feature along with "On the Right".

Their emailed newsletter is one of the best around. And it has a daily Michael Ramirez cartoon.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/26/2013 10:47:59 AM     (No. 9140425)

Those of you who haven´t read the speech Pence gave at Hillsdale ought to do so. It´s brilliant. I´ve been a fan of his for a long time. He´d make a superb president. Indiana is lucky.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/26/2013 10:49:01 AM     (No. 9140426)

i am actually quite tired and bored with having conservatives (including Rush, Hannity - not sure what Beck is any more) elevating ridiculous liberal/progressive viewpoints just to make thier shows interesting.

it does legitimize certain viewpointgs that afre best ignored

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Reply 22 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/26/2013 11:02:03 AM     (No. 9140458)

Also at IBD: Andrew Malcolm, one of our favorites.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 1/26/2013 11:06:04 AM     (No. 9140462)

I don´t care who wrote what. Ryan is an ambitious RINO who votes the party line.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Ivehadit, 1/26/2013 11:08:39 AM     (No. 9140467)

Ditto 2, 4 et al. Astonishing.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lennon47, 1/26/2013 11:16:36 AM     (No. 9140484)

Read or listen to anything Milbank offers is a waste of time....he´s a joke, aka as liberal dip shot

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Reply 26 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/26/2013 11:23:42 AM     (No. 9140498)

Dana obviously got the Democrat talking point to divide the GOP, first stated, I believe in an article in the New Republic. It is both comical and discerning to watch these liberal hack reporters march lockstep with the administration´s agenda. That all said, Pense has a real future in the GOP and national office. Ryan, notsomuch.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/26/2013 11:24:31 AM     (No. 9140499)

Disconcerting.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Whimsy, 1/26/2013 11:56:00 AM     (No. 9140580)

Sad. Libs are so easy to spot in print. Pence is ´OK´ for giving more money to education? Yeah, right. As long as GOP does what the left wants, they´re OK. But, when the GOP starts ´clamping down´ on spending and debt, we´re Hitler??? She needs to find a war to fight in.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: krause, 1/26/2013 12:17:08 PM     (No. 9140613)

Washington continually spends and wastes money, currently spending 50% more than we take in. How stupid is that? (Unless it´s intentional). Much government spending is wasteful, ineffective, and often counter-productive, and yet the left cries when cuts are mentioned.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: horacer, 1/26/2013 12:35:05 PM     (No. 9140649)

It´s a shame Dick Cheney can´t take Dana quail hunting. Pence is one of the more prominent pro growth Republicans. Ryan as chair of the Budget Committee is pretty much forced into being the chief proponent of austerity. We need both.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: BcdErick, 1/26/2013 12:38:22 PM     (No. 9140657)

Dan a Miilbank is dumb and irrelevant. End of story. He´s one of the reasons the WaPo is going bankrupt. Why doesn´t the IBD know that.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: dvc, 1/26/2013 2:13:55 PM     (No. 9140818)

#3 is right. Dana is a litmus test for Repubs; if he approves you are a faker, a RINO.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: dvc, 1/26/2013 2:14:01 PM     (No. 9140821)

#3 is right. Dana is a litmus test for Repubs; if he approves, you are a faker, a RINO.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: beancounter, 1/26/2013 5:26:20 PM     (No. 9141095)

The reader comments at the end are excellent.

This is one of those opinion pieces where the readers´ comments are superior to the article.

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First lady Michelle Obama told a group of Chinese students Saturday that free speech is a universal right that makes countries stronger. Nations are “stronger and more prosperous” when people’s opinions are heard," Obama said during her trip to China, which employs some of the strictest limits on the Internet. “We respect the uniqueness of other cultures and societies, but when it comes to expressing yourself freely and worshipping as you choose and having open access to information, we believe those universal rights — they are universal rights that are the birthright of every person on this planet,” she said

Tapper: White House Concerned Russia Could
Invade Ukraine as Soon as This Weekend

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
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Quoting unnamed administration officials, CNN host Jake Tapper revealed that the White House is “concerned” that Russia could invade South and East Ukraine “possibly as soon as this weekend.” He said that, in spite of Russia’s assurances that the large numbers of troops and military equipment amassed along the Ukrainian border are there merely for training exercises, the White House believes that Moscow could be planning a broader incursion into Ukraine. “There is now real apprehension that Vladimir Putin could push even further into Ukraine, perhaps as soon as this weekend,” Tapper said. He quoted anonymous administration officials who are “concerned”

GOP candidate for governor
is a registered sex offender

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Los Angeles Times, by Seema Mehta    Original Article
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One of four gubernatorial candidates introduced to California Republicans recently is a registered sex offender who spent more than a decade in state prison, convicted of crimes including voluntary manslaughter and assault with intent to commit rape. (Snip) Champ, a little-known political neophyte from the Fresno County community of Tollhouse, did not directly mention his criminal past during his speech but said, "In my life, I´ve been held accountable because of my stupidity. I do not want anyone else to be enslaved because of their lack of knowledge." Champ´s rap sheet is lengthy. Court records show that in 1992,

Eric Holder pressed for Lois Lerner
interview details by Issa, Jordan

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Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
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Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are pressing the Department of Justice for more information about contact government lawyers reportedly made with Lois Lerner, the former IRS employee at the center of the scandal over the IRS’s targeting of tea party groups for special scrutiny. The fresh push from committee chairman Darrell Issa of California and committee member Jim Jordan of Ohio is a signal the GOP will continue to pursue possible contempt charges against Ms. Lerner after she invoked the fifth amendment right against self-incrimination on two occasions when called before the committee. “For over eight


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