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Washington - Ryan: Shocked at Loss, Obama Won 'Fair And Square'

Published on: November 13, 2012 06:30 PM
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Washington - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledges that he was shocked when he and presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost last week’s election. The Wisconsin congressman says President Barack Obama won fair and square.

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In an interview with ABC News being aired Tuesday, Ryan says he and Romney thought they had a very good chance of winning Nov. 6. He cites polling, other data, and what he calls “the smart people who watch this stuff” for his optimistic view election night.

Ryan says Obama deserves kudos for what Ryan calls “a fantastic ground game.” The congressman says Obama received more votes and should be congratulated for that.

Had he been at the top of the ticket, Ryan says, he would have run exactly the kind of campaign that Romney ran.


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 Nov 13, 2012 at 07:26 PM Rachel W. Says:

With grace and class all the way. Don't kid yourselves, guys. You made a fantastic run for it, you were a dynamic duo and you can take solace in knowing that half the country cheered you on. (That's no small potatoes.) Unfortunately too many people didn't come out to vote and too many can't resist freebies as promised by the Democratic ticket. Why not look at the bright side, Mr. Romney... you have been spared the major headaches and stresses of running the country. God meant for you to enjoy spending quality time with your beautiful family and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 08:18 PM SandraM Says:

Romney and Ryan...class all the way through.

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 08:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Its great we will not hear of Romney much more. I am so glad that the wicked did not win in this election. America is and must be better!

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 09:27 PM Huh?!? Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Its great we will not hear of Romney much more. I am so glad that the wicked did not win in this election. America is and must be better!

What have you been drinking?

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 09:28 PM Teddybear Says:

#3 I guess u are part of the Santa Claus gang

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 09:29 PM Huh? Says:

Reply to #1  
Rachel W. Says:

With grace and class all the way. Don't kid yourselves, guys. You made a fantastic run for it, you were a dynamic duo and you can take solace in knowing that half the country cheered you on. (That's no small potatoes.) Unfortunately too many people didn't come out to vote and too many can't resist freebies as promised by the Democratic ticket. Why not look at the bright side, Mr. Romney... you have been spared the major headaches and stresses of running the country. God meant for you to enjoy spending quality time with your beautiful family and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Rachel, you are aware that it is the republicans that want a world where rich guy pays 14% income tax and working class guy pays 30% income tax? And that is not the ultimate freebe? And of course in Romney-land the poor and disabled would suffer for the sin of their existence. Deeply troubling.

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM Shir Shel Yom Says:

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Huh? Says:

Rachel, you are aware that it is the republicans that want a world where rich guy pays 14% income tax and working class guy pays 30% income tax? And that is not the ultimate freebe? And of course in Romney-land the poor and disabled would suffer for the sin of their existence. Deeply troubling.

I'd love to know where you're pulling your numbers from.

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM sylmoss Says:

Reply to #1  
Rachel W. Says:

With grace and class all the way. Don't kid yourselves, guys. You made a fantastic run for it, you were a dynamic duo and you can take solace in knowing that half the country cheered you on. (That's no small potatoes.) Unfortunately too many people didn't come out to vote and too many can't resist freebies as promised by the Democratic ticket. Why not look at the bright side, Mr. Romney... you have been spared the major headaches and stresses of running the country. God meant for you to enjoy spending quality time with your beautiful family and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

very nice post!!

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Rachel W. Says:

With grace and class all the way. Don't kid yourselves, guys. You made a fantastic run for it, you were a dynamic duo and you can take solace in knowing that half the country cheered you on. (That's no small potatoes.) Unfortunately too many people didn't come out to vote and too many can't resist freebies as promised by the Democratic ticket. Why not look at the bright side, Mr. Romney... you have been spared the major headaches and stresses of running the country. God meant for you to enjoy spending quality time with your beautiful family and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

# 3 and # 6 are apparently one and the same and it does not pay to respond to the "sheeple"
Although Paul Ryan was a gentleman and states that Obama won fair and square - I think we are allowed to take our gloves off and tell it like it is. There is nothing honest, fair or square about BHO!!
He is a gangster, his record is proof! He will continue to shove poison down our throats and the kool aid drinkers will claim it's yummy until they start having some really bad reactions. I assume some will be honest enough to admit their mistakes and others will continue to blame Bush.
Oye do we need the Geula!!!!

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM Anonymous Says:

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SandraM Says:

Romney and Ryan...class all the way through.

More like class "A" liars...

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 11:06 PM Anonymous Says:

And in another interview today, Ryan revealed for the first time the chiddush that "We lost because Obama got more people to come out and vote for him than we did". Now why hasn't anyone else figured that out? What a brilliant political analysis. He also said that Obama won because he got more "Urban" (aka minority) voters...another brilliant observation.

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM ChachoMoe Says:

Reply to #1  
Rachel W. Says:

With grace and class all the way. Don't kid yourselves, guys. You made a fantastic run for it, you were a dynamic duo and you can take solace in knowing that half the country cheered you on. (That's no small potatoes.) Unfortunately too many people didn't come out to vote and too many can't resist freebies as promised by the Democratic ticket. Why not look at the bright side, Mr. Romney... you have been spared the major headaches and stresses of running the country. God meant for you to enjoy spending quality time with your beautiful family and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Great post, R!

If you think this term is a matter of "major headaches and stresses" I don't pity anyone after Obama is done bankrupting this country.

I pray that I am wrong, but can just see another Greece in the rise.

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 Nov 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM Doc Says:

Obama won because he had the media on his side.

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 12:44 AM sechelyoshor Says:

Someone please explain: So many Yeshivalite wanted Romney to win saying how wrong entitlements are and yet the same chevra live for years on whatever the Agudah can lobby for them. Isn't this how most of Kollel families live?

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 01:00 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #13  
Doc Says:

Obama won because he had the media on his side.

What media are you talking about? Please feel free to name names, and explain to us all how those media outlets have larger audiences than right-wing radio/Fox Noise/Wall Street Journal etc.

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 01:00 AM cool masmid Says:

Its heart breaking that two formidable candidates on a ticket who offered so much hope - could lose to a ticket that comprises of a self hating American and the town drunk as in Biden

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 02:38 AM Mark Levin Says:

Reply to #6  
Huh? Says:

Rachel, you are aware that it is the republicans that want a world where rich guy pays 14% income tax and working class guy pays 30% income tax? And that is not the ultimate freebe? And of course in Romney-land the poor and disabled would suffer for the sin of their existence. Deeply troubling.

Oh wow another mind numbed obama kool aid drinking drone who can't think for themselves so they recycle (good lib!!) democrat horse manure.

Do you even understand HOW the tax code works? My guess is as a stupid moronic uber socialist progressive liberal democrat, you have NO idea how it works. You honestly think they "only" pay 14% just because the idiot in chief said so? You really believe there is a limited amount of money to be had and if someone has 50k, that's 50k you won't have???

YOU ARE A SOCIALIST COMMIE WHO SHOULD MOVE TO CUBA!

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 06:23 AM The99% Says:

Maybe the 99% didn't want selfish Wall. St. Crooks running the country-even tho
they would be less likely to bankrupt it.

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 08:26 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #17  
Mark Levin Says:

Oh wow another mind numbed obama kool aid drinking drone who can't think for themselves so they recycle (good lib!!) democrat horse manure.

Do you even understand HOW the tax code works? My guess is as a stupid moronic uber socialist progressive liberal democrat, you have NO idea how it works. You honestly think they "only" pay 14% just because the idiot in chief said so? You really believe there is a limited amount of money to be had and if someone has 50k, that's 50k you won't have???

YOU ARE A SOCIALIST COMMIE WHO SHOULD MOVE TO CUBA!

"Can't think for themselves..." Are you serious dude? This coming from the guy who's pseudonym is a screeching carnival barker, mindlessly regurgitated ad nauseam. You've even managed to adopt the nasty name-calling style, as you have not a substantive thought to impart.

It appears as if you have no idea how the tax code works. In the 1950's -- an age that Republicans love to idealize -- and under the aegis of Republican Dwight Eisenhower, the highest marginal tax rate was 91% on all income over 400k ($3.4 million in today's dollars). Today, a very wealthy person can declare all their income as capital gains, with effective tax rates below 14%. If you need any further evidence, you ought to consider taking a look at Mitt Romney's tax returns. They are all there on the Google.

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 09:10 AM Kzler Says:

Reply to #4  
Huh?!? Says:

What have you been drinking?

Green tea which is healthy but you lack knowledge, Romney promised Mr Santorum a voice in his administration which is Catholic bigotry which helped escape war criminals, Catholic Bishop named Williamson who denied the existence of gas chambers and Santorum vow changing the separation of Church of State due which after concentration camp I left Europe I came here and his idea of State and religion facilitated Hitler, Yes one idiot claiming women have a natural defense against rape and the other idiot advising women that pregnancy from rape is a gift of G'd and finally the resurrection of Ayn Rand a Jewish atheist on the other side of spectrum from Lenin. Shnei kapores b'yom echod

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 09:18 AM Kzler Says:

Reply to #13  
Doc Says:

Obama won because he had the media on his side.

The media did not influence me but all you holy upright anti-leftist , true American free loaders who praised the most corrupt person Sheldon Adelson a profiteer from prostitution as the upright savior of your type of democracy influenced me and revolted me. You are the biggest liars when most of you have someone who is freeloading while "learning" and using section 8, foodstamps and all the socialist freebies. Ranting go Sheldon go, too coward to serve in the IDF but ranting go go Bibi go , you are bunch of phonies.

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 09:40 AM Kzler Says:

Reply to #17  
Mark Levin Says:

Oh wow another mind numbed obama kool aid drinking drone who can't think for themselves so they recycle (good lib!!) democrat horse manure.

Do you even understand HOW the tax code works? My guess is as a stupid moronic uber socialist progressive liberal democrat, you have NO idea how it works. You honestly think they "only" pay 14% just because the idiot in chief said so? You really believe there is a limited amount of money to be had and if someone has 50k, that's 50k you won't have???

YOU ARE A SOCIALIST COMMIE WHO SHOULD MOVE TO CUBA!

You are a hidden fascist , radical, uninformed venom spewing person who should apply for honorary membership in the Aryan Nation

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 Nov 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM mythoughts Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

And in another interview today, Ryan revealed for the first time the chiddush that "We lost because Obama got more people to come out and vote for him than we did". Now why hasn't anyone else figured that out? What a brilliant political analysis. He also said that Obama won because he got more "Urban" (aka minority) voters...another brilliant observation.

Paul Ryan does happen to be brilliant.By the way, Romney still has a chance to be president. They haven't counted all the electoral votes from Obama's 57 states.

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