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Paul Ryan, GOP’s budget architect,
sets his sights on fighting poverty
and winning minds

Washington Post, by Lori Montgomery

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Posted By:tisHimself, 11/19/2013 12:01:07 AM

Paul Ryan is ready to move beyond last year’s failed presidential campaign and the budget committee chairmanship that has defined him to embark on an ambitious new project: Steering Republicans away from the angry, nativist inclinations of the tea party movement and toward the more inclusive vision of his mentor, the late Jack Kemp. Since February, Ryan (R-Wis.) has been quietly visiting inner-city neighborhoods with another old Kemp ally, Bob Woodson, the 76-year-old civil rights activist and anti-poverty crusader, to talk to ex-convicts and recovering addicts about the means of their salvation. Ryan’s staff, meanwhile, has been trolling center-right think

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/19/2013 12:03:55 AM     (No. 9619635)

Mm-hmm.
Next?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/19/2013 12:17:13 AM     (No. 9619647)

So now if you´re a Tea Party member, you have angry, nativist inclinations? I´d say they´re rational Americans that want big intrusive government out of their lives. The free market is the best way to fight poverty.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lalo, 11/19/2013 12:18:16 AM     (No. 9619649)

Ryan to the rescue. This is the right direction for the Republican party. I do realize though that not everyone here may agree with that.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 11/19/2013 12:31:48 AM     (No. 9619662)

Sounds like Ryan and Woodson need to work with Star Parker who has already laid this groundwork through her former personal leftist experience and now with numerous inner city pastors through CURE.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lil dotty, 11/19/2013 12:38:40 AM     (No. 9619668)

First impressions when he ran with Romney...apprehensive in supporting him. Beginning to understand first impressions are more than likely correct. Another Rand Paul? Surely there is more than one ´Ted Cruz´ in the new faces before us. An open mind but not necessarily an empty one completely void of little grey cells.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/19/2013 12:45:54 AM     (No. 9619673)

Great idea , let wapo define TEA party and pick candidate also ..not a wascally reformer.. More a go along get along dem , lite..heck we can all stay home now ...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveW, 11/19/2013 12:51:14 AM     (No. 9619679)

Does the White House pay you to lie about the Tea Party, Lori, or do you do it purely out of your angry, nativist inclinations?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/19/2013 12:51:24 AM     (No. 9619680)

He´d be fine in the Office of Management and Budget, but Presidential material he is not.

Paul must be too young to remember that President Lyndon Johnson started a "War on Poverty" and $10 trillion later, we need to sue for peace.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/19/2013 1:07:36 AM     (No. 9619691)

If he´s not going to fight Voter Fraud, just wasting time.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ocjim, 11/19/2013 1:34:48 AM     (No. 9619708)

´´nativist inclinations´´???

More Leftist snark. Doesn´t this writer realize she´s slandered, tee´d off a good percentage of the readers before the end of her first sentence?

Any Republican who wants to pursue immigration reform without a sitting Republican president AND controlling both houses of Congress is out of their ever lovin´ minds. The current Dem party cannot be trusted on this issue nor most others for that matter. I hope Congressman Ryan understands this because I want to like him and support him. The ball is in his court.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Moritz55, 11/19/2013 1:38:16 AM     (No. 9619710)

The way she presents Ryan vs. Tea Party is skewed (and to be expected from Wapo), but it is hard to argue with the idea of finding and offering conservative alternatives to alleviating poverty instead of relying on expanding government handouts. More power to him.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Melody, 11/19/2013 2:25:26 AM     (No. 9619727)

Finally on the fourth page of the article, he gets down to brass tacks. ´´Spiritual redemption: That’s what saves people.´´ That´s the truth, but I´m not at all sure that Paul Ryan understands what spiritual redemption is. Does he really understand that it has to do with the work of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and His son Jesus Christ? Or does he think the way that preacher Rick Warren and Tony Blair think? They believe that people of false religions can align with those who have had their sins paid for by Jesus´ shed blood in order to do great humanitarian things - in conjunction with the United Nations. The Bible teaches us that is not God´s way. It is the way of the Anti-Christ´s church of the end times.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/19/2013 2:32:41 AM     (No. 9619731)

Ryan´s the latest sucker of the consultant class which insists that republicans become more moderate to win and don´t forget outreach to the amnesty crowd while you´re at it.

I don´t like Ryan and he was a poor choice by Romney as VP.He´s the poster boy for medicare cuts,whether he really is or not. I hate hearing about entitlement reform because seniors think it means them,not the welfare class.The left gets to grandstand,pretending to protect seniors why plotting to run them in front of death panels.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/19/2013 3:34:24 AM     (No. 9619747)

Paul RINO, another idiot turncoat ready to lead the party off a cliff straight into the abyss. I hope he enjoys the ride.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: miceal, 11/19/2013 4:19:21 AM     (No. 9619765)

He´s done, over, finished... Sorry Paul, granting amnesty to illegal aliens ain´t what WE the PEOPLE want....!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mws50, 11/19/2013 4:30:17 AM     (No. 9619775)

WaPo, do you have any proof that anyone in the TEA Party has angry, nativist inclinations, or is that just another one of your Utopian fantasies?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/19/2013 5:35:29 AM     (No. 9619805)

I don´t believe Ryan has presidential ambitions. He was extremely reluctant to join the national race in 2012. But, I very admire his intellect and skills. There is a place for him amongst our best and brightest. Maybe the House is it.

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