Romney picking Ryan: 'Epic Fail'

The Romney/Ryan Campaign will take America Backwards.


The Republican Presidential slate is finalized with tea party extremist Paul Ryan running as Vice President. Dubbed by the Romney campaign as “America’s Comeback Team” I began to wonder what America do the Republicans want us to come back to?

Do Romney and Ryan want us to come back to the time where women and people of color can’t vote? Yes they do. We see how Republicans are working hard to suppress the votes of people of color and young people in key battleground states such as Florida.

Do Romney and Ryan want us to come back to a time where women didn’t have sovereignty over their own bodies? Yes they do. The Romney/Ryan campaign wants us to go back to days of dark alleys and coat hangers.  

Do Romney and Ryan want us to come back to a time where people die from illness because they are dropped from their insurance due to pre-existing conditions? Yes they do because they will repeal the Affordable Healthcare act which makes it illegal to deny insurance coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

Do Romney and Ryan want to us to come back to a day where seniors don’t have access to medical services? Yes they do. The Romney/Ryan plan would end Medicare as we know it and take us back to a day where we didn’t value seniors.

So why did the Republican Party pick Ryan? Many think that Romney didn’t have enough credibility with conservatives because he kept flip-flopping on social issues. Others think that it’s a way to court young voters. I think that it is going to cost them the election.

While it might be true that the conservative base loves Ryan, young people and independent voters, as a collective, will not support him. Those two critical voting groups care too much about equality and justice to vote for such an extremist. For instance, look what happened when Ryan stated that his favorite band was “Rage Against the Machine” in an attempt to relate to a younger demographic.

On August 16 in an op-ed in the Rolling Stone, the guitarist of Rage Against the Machine blasted Ryan for his neoconservative views: “Don't mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta "rage" in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he's not raging against is the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions.” To see this article visit: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-paul-ryan-is-the-embodiment-of-the-machine-our-music-rages-against-20120816

To use the language of young people, Romney picking Ryan is an 'epic fail'.

I hope that on Election Day in November, when we bubble in our votes, we vote for the party that will continue to move our country forward and not the party that will take American backwards. This is summed up by a driving metaphor President Obama once said: “You want to go forward, what do you do? You put it in 'D.' When you go backward, what do you do? You put it in 'R.”

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Mary August 21, 2012 at 04:03 PM
It would be nice, Mr. Coe, if you would back up your statements with facts…but, I don't believe that there are facts available to you that would support your comments. Liberals/progressives just spew these types of statements and parrot whatever is said on MSNBC. Your article is insulting to the intelligence of the Patch audience. If you want to have a discussion on issues, then let's have a discussion...no need for your hateful tone. “Suppress the votes of people of color...”? What about the New Black Panthers intimidation of voters in Philadelphia during the 2008 election? Who was engaging in voter suppression then? If we're blessed, this healthcare bill will be repealed. This bill is nothing more than a power grab by our government and redistribution of OUR wealth through taxes and "fees". 135 new agencies/committees will be created that will decide our fate, services will be reduced, doctors will be forced to perform procedures they don’t agree with, people will be MANDATED to purchase health insurance, small business owners will be FORCED to provide insurance for their employees, the list goes on and on. The healthcare law MANDATES that we, as well as religious institutions, pay for contraceptives and sterilization procedures, whether or not it's against our religious beliefs. We don't have a CHOICE...our FREEDOM to choose has been taken from us. I would suggest, Mr. Coe, that you educate yourself on the contents of the healthcare bill.
Walt August 21, 2012 at 05:06 PM
How the Patch allows Mr Coe gets away with this type of bomb throwing blogging is a mystery to me. He must not have to adhere to the same TOS that the rest of us need to. I'd be surprised if my post doesn't get censored again!
Christopher Smith August 21, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Joe, Keep up the good work! Faux and Friends are the ones inciting hate and anger against our president. Just remember that W. and his wonderful economic policies put us in this position. The stock market and finanicial sector crashed thanks to the Republicans and the elmination of Glass-Stegall which allowed these so called "To big to fail" instiutions to get even bigger by merging all banking, brokerage, mortgage, etc under one roof. All that my friends are FACTS!
Walt August 22, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Yeah, Um Chris, Bush isn't President anymore, he's been out for almost 4 years. What has obama done to address these so called GOP abominations? Oh yeah, his Justice Department declined to prosecute Goldman Sachs for betting against the same subprime mortgage securities it was selling to clients and also let Jon Corzine off the hook in the MF Global scandal after losing track of $1.2 Billion. All that my friend are FACTS! Selective outrage much?
Jane September 01, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Joe-You are very misinformed.


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