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Title: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: mystery-ak on April 01, 2014, 09:44:41 PM
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: Oceander on April 01, 2014, 09:49:01 PM
It's easy to Monday-morning quarterback
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: sinkspur on April 01, 2014, 10:14:23 PM
The half-term governor has a helluva lot of nerve criticizing Ryan's budget, which actually makes an effort at balance.

She's got no skin in the game, carping from behind her fat reality show paycheck.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: happyg on April 01, 2014, 10:19:37 PM
The half-term governor has a helluva lot of nerve criticizing Ryan's budget, which actually makes an effort at balance.

She's got no skin in the game, carping from behind her fat reality show paycheck.

She has as much right as anyone to criticize the bill. She does have skin in the game, as we all do. What does her reality show have to do with it? She is busy making a living, while you trash her for doing the same. She's smart and intuitive, whether you like her or not.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: Oceander on April 01, 2014, 10:20:45 PM
She has as much right as anyone to criticize the bill. She does have skin in the game, as we all do. What does her reality show have to do with it? She is busy making a living, while you trash her for doing the same. She's smart and intuitive, whether you like her or not.

and she also has a conflict of interest inasmuch as she gets attention for this sort of nonsense; I will bet good money she wouldn't get nearly as much attention if she had given a more sober, detail-oriented critique.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: xyno on April 01, 2014, 10:22:27 PM
The half-term governor has a helluva lot of nerve criticizing Ryan's budget, which actually makes an effort at balance.

She's got no skin in the game, carping from behind her fat reality show paycheck.

She's an idiot. A cheeky, awshucks, "let me get a quip in" idiot.  But, she has a right to be an idiot.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: sinkspur on April 01, 2014, 10:28:37 PM
She has as much right as anyone to criticize the bill. She does have skin in the game, as we all do. What does her reality show have to do with it? She is busy making a living, while you trash her for doing the same. She's smart and intuitive, whether you like her or not.

She doesn't know jack.  She's busy appealing to her starry-eyed, horny post-50 year old male audience. 

Hell, she was barely in office long enough to put together a budget as a governor;  she'd be in way over head to do a federal budget.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: mystery-ak on April 01, 2014, 10:31:55 PM
She doesn't know jack.  She's busy appealing to her starry-eyed, horny post-50 year old male audience. 

Hell, she was barely in office long enough to put together a budget as a governor;  she'd be in way over head to do a federal budget.

She was a Gov and I am sure she submitted a state budget..so she does know what she is talking about....and can voice an opinion just like you and I...

edited to add that she was elected in 2006 and resigned in 09 so it looks like she would have submitted 2 or 3 state budgets...and yes I know it is not the federal budget.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: happyg on April 01, 2014, 10:33:02 PM
She doesn't know jack.  She's busy appealing to her starry-eyed, horny post-50 year old male audience. 

Hell, she was barely in office long enough to put together a budget as a governor;  she'd be in way over head to do a federal budget.

There's a lot more to Sarah than you give her credit for. You are just as hard on Cruz. You hate conservatives. Period!
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: truth_seeker on April 01, 2014, 10:51:41 PM
Am I missing something, or is the new definition of "conservative" somebody gullible and or so "low information," as to believe it possible to run the country from a small majority in one house?

She is now fully invested in the GOPe vs. Tea Party paradigm. Got to play it to the hilt, for her narrow, deep and loud band of groupies. She can make a living off it, just like Pat Buchanan, etc.

TP favorable are down, unfavorables up. Why? Because it is STUPID to base your movement on Republicans replacing other Republicans.

The nation needs Republicans to replace democrats.


Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: sinkspur on April 01, 2014, 10:53:24 PM
There's a lot more to Sarah than you give her credit for. You are just as hard on Cruz. You hate conservatives. Period!

She's got no stomach for elective office.  Risk-averse.

Her skills are limited to cutesy remarks and corny take-offs on Dr. Seuss delivered in a high-pitched whine that makes dogs howl.

I don't hate Conservatives.  I love smart conservatives, like Ryan. 
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: mystery-ak on April 01, 2014, 11:04:43 PM
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: Bigun on April 01, 2014, 11:06:36 PM
She was a Gov and I am sure she submitted a state budget..so she does know what she is talking about....and can voice an opinion just like you and I...

edited to add that she was elected in 2006 and resigned in 09 so it looks like she would have submitted 2 or 3 state budgets...and yes I know it is not the federal budget.

Regardless of all that she is RIGHT about the Ryan budget. It is a joke. Not a real cut in sight. Only a slight slowing of the rate of growth.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: Bigun on April 01, 2014, 11:11:03 PM
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: Atomic Cow on April 01, 2014, 11:12:24 PM
OMG..you mention Palin and the long knives come out...and it us usually from MEN!...geeeeeeez...I am no fan of Palin's but this animosity towards her is breathtaking....does she threaten *mens* masculinity I wonder?

Some men just hate women who can think for themselves, have their own opinions, or are intelligent.  Some just hate her because she's a woman; no other reason is needed.

Personally, I like those traits in a woman.  I enjoy intelligent conversation.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: xyno on April 01, 2014, 11:58:39 PM
A lot of gratuitous judgment of men simply because some disdain Palin? 

Shallow.

Personally, as far as intelligent conversation goes, I find much of what she says meandering and bordering on intelligible.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: speekinout on April 02, 2014, 12:03:08 AM
Sarah needs to have more than just attacks on Ryan's budget. What would she propose for a budget? The problem is that about 70% of the budget is mandatory spending - entitlements and interest on the debt. Surely she wouldn't zero out the military, which is about another 16%. That doesn't leave a lot to work with, and Ryan's proposal is certainly better than any other we've seen.

I'm really not a fan of flame throwers. I do like seeing alternate proposals that might solve a problem. In this case, Sarah threw some flames - she didn't give an alternative.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: Oceander on April 02, 2014, 12:08:53 AM
Sarah needs to have more than just attacks on Ryan's budget. What would she propose for a budget? The problem is that about 70% of the budget is mandatory spending - entitlements and interest on the debt. Surely she wouldn't zero out the military, which is about another 16%. That doesn't leave a lot to work with, and Ryan's proposal is certainly better than any other we've seen.

I'm really not a fan of flame throwers. I do like seeing alternate proposals that might solve a problem. In this case, Sarah threw some flames - she didn't give an alternative.

That is a very good analysis; thanks!
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: xyno on April 02, 2014, 07:34:12 AM
Sarah needs to have more than just attacks on Ryan's budget. What would she propose for a budget? The problem is that about 70% of the budget is mandatory spending - entitlements and interest on the debt. Surely she wouldn't zero out the military, which is about another 16%. That doesn't leave a lot to work with, and Ryan's proposal is certainly better than any other we've seen.

I'm really not a fan of flame throwers. I do like seeing alternate proposals that might solve a problem. In this case, Sarah threw some flames - she didn't give an alternative.

Yes, thank you.
Title: Re: Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan Budget 'a Joke'
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 02, 2014, 08:04:32 AM
I'm no Palin fan... but she is right.