John Boehner: Joe Biden-Paul Ryan debate will be ‘greatest show on the planet’

TAMPA — House Speaker John Boehner, touting GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s convention debut, told members of the Georgia delegation late this morning that Ryan’s upcoming debate with Vice President Joe Biden will be “the greatest show on the planet.”

We know this because, after five days, members of the press were allowed into a delegation meeting. All previous sessions had been ordered closed by state GOP Chairman Sue Everhart.

But intervention by state House Speaker David Ralston – Boehner was his guest at the event, and Ralston saw no reason to hide the fact – resulted in a handful of reporters being allowed entry. For the 13 minutes of Boehner’s remarks only.

Boehner opened his remarks with a nod toward Doug Collins, who won the GOP nomination for the new 9th District congressional seat, and Lee Anderson, the presumed GOP victor in the race to face down U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta.

Boehner also spoke about Mitt Romney, who accepts the Republican nomination for president this evening. But the Georgia crowd really didn’t stir until Boehner touched on Romney’s decision to name Paul Ryan as his running mate – who began his political career volunteering for one of Boehner’s Ohio campaigns.

The U.S. House speaker claimed that, after declaring themselves highly pleased with the choice of Ryan because of his controversial proposals on Medicare, Democrats have gone silent. “Why? Because they were getting their butt kicked,” Boehner said.

Boehner had nothing but praise for Ryan’s speech on Wednesday night, and pointed to Oct. 11, when the vice presidential candidates will debate on the campus of Centre College in Danville, Ky.

“There’s not one of my Republican guys that won’t be glued to the TV the night that Joe Biden and Paul Ryan debate,” Boehner said. “I don’t care where we are, I don’t care what we’re doing. I guarantee you 242 of us are going to be watching because it’s going to be the greatest show on the planet.”

Paid reporters were then swept out, but Kennesaw State University student Sara Lynn Colley was able to elude enforcers, and reported here that the final speaker of the session was Gov. Mike Leavitt of Utah, who worked with Romney during the Utah Winter Olympics.

A forbidden tidbit from her report:

“We have been called to skate the performance of our lives,” he said. “History compels it and history needs it.”

Now you understand why Leavitt’s address had to be kept secret.

***
U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, was ready to leave the Tampa Bay Grand Hyatt, where the Georgia delegation is staying, when he learned that Boehner would be making an appearance.

The hills of Kentucky were calling, and he wanted to take his son deer hunting. But duty demanded he pay his respects to his leader.

During his speech, the U.S. House speaker declared, “You always tease the one you love.”
Shortly afterwards, he noticed Scott in the audience. “Morning, sweetheart,” he said to Scott.
“He’s called me worse,” Scott said, wincing at the knowledge that a nickname may have just been born. He should have gone hunting.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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50 comments Add your comment

Bernie

August 30th, 2012
2:45 pm

Maybe then MITT will finally get a chance to visit a TRAILER PARK! you know he has NEVER seen one or even been inside one! A place where a large number of his BASE resides or have resided at one time or another in their LIVES.

zeke

August 30th, 2012
2:46 pm

be nice if they wire each debater up to an electric shock machine, and each time they lie or greatly exaggerate …zap……

that would be fun to watcch and i bet i know who’d get zapped quite often

History Will Teach Us if we Will Learn

August 30th, 2012
2:56 pm

Let’s hope for another, ” I knew John Kennedy, John Kennedy was my friend…and Mr. Quayle, you are no John Kennedy!” moment.

20/20

August 30th, 2012
2:59 pm

From last evening:

“Young people should not have to sit in their childhood bedrooms staring at the wall at their faded Obama posters wondering when they’re going to start their lives.”

(to bin Obama): “If you have failed to deal with the economy in the last four years, what can you possibly do over the next four years that’s any better than what you’ve already tried?”

These are the words of a smart, articulate and educated young man who aspires to be our next Vice President. And all you lefties have now is the classical buffoon who makes Yogi Berra sound like Albert Einstein.

Bernie

August 30th, 2012
3:00 pm

When it comes to foreign Policy discussions Poor “Little Horn” Ryan is going to have a Blank stare on his face and then LOOK right into Camera and then LIE as usual.

jarvis

August 30th, 2012
3:04 pm

Bernie, THAT was a very odd use OF capitalization.

Cal Naughton, Jr.

August 30th, 2012
3:05 pm

Sending young men to war doesn’t exactly qualify as foreign affairs experience any more than seeing Russia from one’s porch!

#magicman

20/20

August 30th, 2012
3:05 pm

zeke:
Please list any lie that Paul Ryan told last evening. I’ll give you from now to the election and all the personnel you need to scrounge up anything…ANYTHING, doofus. The MoveOn.org talking points. Washington Post talking points. Throw everthing you have against this team: lies, deceptions, Joe Biden (God! What a gift to the race to have this brain-dead buffoon running his mouth!), Jesse Jackson, CNN, BSNBC, ANYTHING, and let’s see who comes out ahead. You may be interested to know that there are millions of people out here that not only don’t pay attention to the medai, they don’t waste their time reading Galloway’s idiotic left-wing childish blogs. Yes, IO know, I am dumb enough to read them.

Philo Farnsworth

August 30th, 2012
3:07 pm

Odd to see so many speakers at this week’s convention using a teleprompter. And their suits appear empty. I am worried they are tyrants.

20/20

August 30th, 2012
3:12 pm

Bernie: (The one that can’t intelligently answer questions): you claim, (quote): “…When it comes to foreign Policy discussions Poor “Little Horn” Ryan is going to have a Blank stare on his face and then LOOK right into Camera and then LIE as usual.

Why not? The Anointed One can do it and has gotten away with it for four years.

By the way, can you or any of your other leftist pals on this blog find any information we can read that will tell us what jobs the Anointed One had during his younger years (those spent in the continental US)?

Odd use of capitalization? I’s surprised he can spell and write half-intelligently let along understand the intricacies of English grammar

Marlboro Man

August 30th, 2012
3:14 pm

Wisdom comes with age.

GaBlue

August 30th, 2012
3:30 pm

“By the way, can you or any of your other leftist pals,,,,”

YAAAWWWWWWN! Bored now.

ld

August 30th, 2012
3:34 pm

While many of those Obama posters are still useful – if only as dartboards, that doesn’t mean that Bush neocon redux will be better than the last four years.

The GOP started the landslide of our national economy — a consumer based economy — with a little “trickle down” and Bush viewed the employee class and decided to p*$$ on ‘em w/ unchecked war profiteering and illegal immigration to compete for limited affordable housing and blue collar jobs, creating the landslide NO ONE could have put the breaks on before it hit “bottom” — especially w/the Bush era GOP insisting on continuing to pry at the gap between the wealthiest among us and the employee class by refusing to yield on the Bush tax largess for the wealthiest among us.

If the GOP succeed in getting enough “values voters” to go to the polls and vote contrary to their own economic interest for the GOP, that will be a death knell for good science education — something essential to compete in the new global economy.

Ryan believes in an invisible non-human thing that stalks every human from birth with a place and plan to torture any person for eternity that displeases it. But then, that is more delusion, indoctrination and brainwashing than any lie.

That said, if the GOP win, we can expect more US war in the mideast and, perhaps, if the US zealots are determined to make the US a pseudo theocracy — a push into that global war envisioned by the “self-fulfilling prophecy of Armageddon” — then perhaps we would stand a better chance of winning it against the OTHER zealots if it comes sooner rather than later.

20/20

August 30th, 2012
3:35 pm

Ahhh, Yes! You hit the nail on the head, zeke old boy!

(quote): ”… be nice if they wire each debater up to an electric shock machine, and each time they lie or greatly exaggerate …zap……that would be fun to watcch and i bet i know who’d get zapped quite often.

If you keep this up we may have to seek forgiveness for having called you stupid. YES! Old Joe will flutter like a marionette* (*you know, a puppet that is controlled by a manipulator (isn’t that true?) using wires – or strings and usually operated using hidden vertical or horizontal bars. The puppets are used mainly in speeches, appearances and other useless venues such as Socialist outings and riots. They are valuable only when taken into context, i.e., shallow entertainment value only.

I think this explanation will also answer your question, “Guess who’d get zapped quite often.”

Jeff A. Taylor

August 30th, 2012
3:46 pm

Adm. Stockdale

That is the forever answer to the importance of VP “debates.”

Perot got 20 million votes despite that loon on the ticket, and despite stopping and restarting his campaign. I thought at the time — and even more so now — that Perot picked Stockdale and went psycho the last few weeks in order to make sure he was a mere spoiler and had zero chance of actually catching that bus.

Mister.Earl

August 30th, 2012
3:53 pm

Ryan Launches Campaign Theme of Lying About Everything

TAMPA (The Borowitz Report)—In his speech to the Republican National Convention last night, Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan test-drove what the Romney-Ryan campaign says will be a major theme for the 2012 Republican campaign: “lying about everything.”

“The question was, how many whoppers could you pack into one speech?” the campaign adviser Tracy Klugian said. “All I can say is, when Fox News accuses a Republican of lying, you know you’ve witnessed something historic.”

Mr. Ryan pronounced himself pleased with his performance, noting that he only strayed into the truth when he recited the names of his wife and children.

“That won’t happen again,” he laughed. “Call it opening-night jitters.”
As for Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, he said he was working “around the clock” to add additional lies to his speech tonight: “I’m no Paul Ryan, but, darn it, I’m going to do my best.”

oldfart

August 30th, 2012
3:56 pm

Just a heartbeat away….

td

August 30th, 2012
3:57 pm

Mister.Earl

August 30th, 2012
3:53 pm

Left wing rag and Obama smear. Totally bogus.

GaBlue

August 30th, 2012
3:59 pm

I don’t always agree with Maureen Dowd, but I have to agree with her on Ryan:

Paul Ryan, who teamed up with Akin in the House to sponsor harsh anti-abortion bills, may look young and hip and new generation, with his iPod full of heavy metal jams and his cute kids. But he’s just a fresh face on a Taliban creed — the evermore antediluvian, anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay conservative core. Amiable in khakis and polo shirts, Ryan is the perfect modern leader to rally medieval Republicans who believe that Adam and Eve cavorted with dinosaurs.

In asserting that women have the superpower to repel rape sperm, Akin ratcheted up the old chauvinist argument that gals who wear miniskirts and high-heels are “asking” for rape; now women who don’t have the presence of mind to conjure up a tubal spasm, a drone hormone, a magic spermicidal secretion or mere willpower to block conception during rape are “asking” for a baby.

I hope the debate moderators will ask him to clarify why he suddenly claimed he did not agree with Akin the other day, when he agreed with him right up until the public was shocked by the astounding stupidity of Akin’s outrageous claim.

Committed to freedom

August 30th, 2012
4:03 pm

Like anyone will watch those two dullards. I get enough pop-up ads for Goldman Sachs. I dont’ need to waste my time watching two of them yell at each other. America loses one way or the other.

iRun

August 30th, 2012
4:04 pm

@Philo – that was well done. Hats off to you.

SickOfConservativeSh*t

August 30th, 2012
4:10 pm

Why don’t all of you Romney-Ryan supporters just come out of the closet( most of you are ) and don your white hoods and sheets so that the message can be clear to the whole world about where you stand, instead of launching lie-bombs all across social media outlets decrying how the President did nothing in four years thanks to the do-nothing Republican congress that had a record number of filibusters( that’s means obstruction for you inbreds in the party) slowing down the recovery for most of you, because I am sure that none of you blogging on these sites are sitting on a $1,000,000,000.00 plus in your trailers that you call a home. Those are the constituents the Republican Party are addressing their message to..not you. WAKE THE F#CK UP!!!!

td

August 30th, 2012
4:13 pm

SickOfConservativeSh*t

August 30th, 2012
4:10 pm

I guess you have come to the realization that your messiah and chief will not win re election. When are you planning on taking your grievances to the streets?

Buckhead Boy

August 30th, 2012
4:19 pm

I suspect that the man who distinguished himself on his high school and college varsity football teams, was considered a natural leader by his classmates, and got himself elected to the US Senate a couple of years out of school will do just fine in the debate. But as to other one, I’d suggest finding a tailor beforehand.

SickOfConservativeSh*t

August 30th, 2012
4:27 pm

TD, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS NOT THE MESSIAH!!! I guess that’s a shock to you huh? listening to fox news while swilling budweisers in your trailer your fatazz must have switched the remote to the Ernest Angely channel in between gulps and belches…with the disrespect the right-wing has on women, hispanics, african americans, and the LGBT community do you really believe their idealogy will play into this world of clear thinking citizens? Here is a dose of reality…your kind is going the way of the dinosaur, so I don’t have to take it to the streets…I’ll just wait until all of you bigoted small minded neanderthals die off and the world will be a much happier place. Do us all a favor and drink up and then drive the wrong way on any major highway it speed up the process of evolution. :-)

honested

August 30th, 2012
4:30 pm

ryan does know he won’t be able to lie as easily as he could to the repugnikan convention doesn’t he?

zeke

August 30th, 2012
4:31 pm

hey 20/20

if i want any ship from you i will unscrew your head and dip it out….in the meantime read it and weep you pos….be glad to tell it to your face.

http://factcheck.org/2012/08/ryans-vp-spin/

honested

August 30th, 2012
4:32 pm

twisted doorknob,

You do realize how little GA has to do with the Electoral College, right?

honested

August 30th, 2012
4:36 pm

ld,

Your quite wise post makes me think of a new book based on our state but lifting the title from an earlier work wondering why people vote against their own interests: “What’s the Matter with Klan-sas”

cc

August 30th, 2012
4:38 pm

zeke @ 2:46 pm:
That will never work; Biden would appear spastic throughout the debate.

20/20 @ 2:59 pm:
You left out “Mr. President, you’re out of time and we’re out of money.”

Bernie @ 3:00 pm:
It’s difficult to believe that a dim would have the audacity to speak of ‘lies’.

ld @ 3:34 pm:
Those poster are good for scarecrows and target practice.

SickOfConservativeSh*t @ 4:10 pm:
Of course, they are raaaaaciiiists!

Buckhead Boy @ 4:19 pm:
. . . and if Ryan doesn’t mind his manners, Biden will put several black folks in CHAINS!

SickOfConservativeSh*t @ 4:27 pm:
I’ll see to it that your message is delivered to Secretary Rice, Governor Martinez, Congressman West, et al.

honested

August 30th, 2012
4:57 pm

cc,

It makes me chuckle to think of you shaking your withered fist at the sky.

zeke

August 30th, 2012
4:58 pm

20/20 plucckkk, plluccck

Lars

August 30th, 2012
5:06 pm

I don’t know. Biden will spend so much time pointing out Ryan’s lies he won’t have time to say anything http://factcheck.org/2012/08/ryans-vp-spin/else. Maybe that’s a good thing. And maybe Mr. Ryan didn’t intend to be “factually correct.”
http://factcheck.org/2012/08/ryans-vp-spin/

td

August 30th, 2012
5:14 pm

SickOfConservativeSh*t

August 30th, 2012
4:27 pm

You really need to go get some professional help with that anger management my friend. If you truly believe conservatism will die out then you are dreaming. When this young generation gets married and has families of their own then they will see that they too want to protect their future and become more and more conservative the older they get. When the bills finally come in on this out of control spending and the government does not have the money to continue with buying off all their voters and the voters understand they have to do it on their own then they will become more conservative.

Hispanics religious views and work ethic views will bring them around to conservative thinking and I will predict that after Obama is thrown out of office that the religious African Americans will not stay silent forever about this gay marriage business and will bring more of them to the conservative side of thinking.

cc

August 30th, 2012
5:41 pm

td @ 5:14 pm:

What you posted is true. I was, at one point in my youth, extremely liberal for that time and in that place. I’m reminded of, “A man who isn’t liberal when he is twenty has no heart. A man who isn’t conservative when he is forty has no head.”

honested

August 30th, 2012
5:45 pm

td,

Raise ALL taxes back to Clinton Era levels.
POOF!
Problem solved (but the teaklan funders won’t have as much money to create mischief!!)

SickOfConservativeSh*t

August 30th, 2012
5:57 pm

TD, I don’t have anger management issues but it seems since the election of a Black President that’s all that is being spoken on these blog sites and no I don’t think conservative thinking will die and go away but the bigotry and racism that is masked under the tent of conservatism…yes, that will die out. And if you fall into that tent and it’s way of thinking; then kill yourself because you my friend are truly headed the way of the dinosaur. Racism and Bigotry will not be a part of the future of this country because of the children who are coming behind you and I, they will make the world a better place for each other while the bigots and racist get eaten in their graves by the true maggots and parasites of the planet….does that include you with the bigots and racists ( you can take off you hood to answer…noones watching).

SickOfConservativeSh*t

August 30th, 2012
5:59 pm

I too am over forty, the difference is I pulled my head out of my ass…you continued to push it further in yours

Bernie

August 30th, 2012
5:59 pm

20/20 @ 3:12 pm – To all of the panty wetters complaining. I am not use to typing in such a small box. and not seeing the total text of my comments. Other online Publications have a better posting process that allows a complete review of your text before submitting. I wish that same ease was put in effect here.

So that is my answer and besides, if you did not get the point…TOO BAD! :)

SickOfConservativeSh*t

August 30th, 2012
6:03 pm

Thank you cc

SickOfConservativeSh*t

August 30th, 2012
6:03 pm

Thank you cc

20/20

August 30th, 2012
6:08 pm

zeke@4.31p; “..be glad to tell it to your face.” Trust me when I tell you this, zekie, I don’t think you would…

Bernie: @5.59p; What? By the way, Home Depot has soms play sand in packages for sale!. You and GABlue and the rest of you bed-wetters (that is the term for Socialists, guys) shoud rush to the nearest store and buy that before it’s all gone!
SickOf… (2); your writing says it all. Your head is detached and has been rammed up your.

honested

August 30th, 2012
6:26 pm

20/20

Is that a brand of organic fertilizer made from chickensh*t?

honested

August 30th, 2012
6:28 pm

cc,
You haven’t been ‘extremely liberal’ since kindergarten, unless you got the way you are from a severe head injury.

zeke

August 30th, 2012
6:46 pm

20/20 wanna bet you pos

20/20

August 30th, 2012
8:03 pm

Zekie, you must speak a known language (from this universe) before it can be rebutted;
(dis)honest: Actually you were thinking of your new enrollment in the “Galloway Flies” organization. He dumps several loads daily and you and your socialist lefties head for it like, well, “flies to fresh BullSh**. Welcome to the club. I’ll have some of the other “flies” get in touch with you about meetings, dead animals spotted, sewers and other fun places where, well, flies congregate…and, OF COURSE, the Galloway Blogs!

GABlue(thumb) – Children usually can’t answer a credible question, and you are no exception. Instead of telling me where I may go on line to see the jobs The Anointed One has had, you choose instead to resort to the grammar school fart-making noises and your insipid little stretched “YAWN.” C’mon sonny, get your parents to answer it for you.

I went on line to see where the Anointed One got his far-left European Socialist Ideas and there are scads of articles mentioning such luminaries as Saul Alinsky – a known communist teacher to those who want to become “Community Organizers” (Hmmm?); Bill Ayers – an Anarchist of the first order, the “Reverend” (is that an oxymoron or just a moron?) Jeremiah Wright, a true lover of this country; leftist, socialist clubs and gatherings in Haahvahd and many, many others. Get out the palm leaves and hitch up a small ass for him to ride into Charlotte on.

I think I can speak for many others on this blog: We can’t wait for the Messiah and his cohorts to descend (with tiaras and flowing robes, no less) on Charlotte and give it the same kind of black eye as the Dimocrats did in Chicago in 1968. Some things never change.

I can see Chris Matthews pan leg now: wet completely from the crotch down BOTH legs…why he and some of you may completely succumb to the blather and take your last breaths while watching the goings on! Nirvana with a capital “N!” WOW!!

zeke

August 30th, 2012
8:23 pm

20/20 is that your iq? i gave you fact check. org ….though not totally perfect most folks think they try to be fair. so they listed several lies/exaggerations. before calling folks doofus, look in the mirror. and as is said, i’d be glad to say to your face but prefer to do it at a neutral site not at one of your klan rallies

one more time, pantywaiste

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-08-30/news/sns-la-pn-paul-ryan-speech-fact-check-20120830_1_paul-ryan-medicare-plan-president-obama

bob

August 31st, 2012
11:12 am

How many lies has Obama told? Why does he get a pass? The democrats we’re the party of racism and the KKK and barely supported the civil rights act while republicanism supported it overwhelmingly. Democrats killed the housing market with affordable housing with Fannie and Freddie. Get your facts straight, you idiots.

zeke

August 31st, 2012
11:37 am

bob, the term “”we”re is operative……hundred years ago, now the repubs are more klan friendly….the old dixiecrat dems were the ones blocking civil rights are all now repubs….;you moron.

blame lies in both parties, i distinctly remember bush pushing the ownership society, you moron

like the name calling? anyone can do it.

Jeff

August 31st, 2012
5:24 pm

The shocking Paul Ryan remark you’re not supposed to know about: http://ow.ly/do2rG