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VIDEO: Paul Ryan Says Joe Biden Is ‘Making Up All New Falsehoods’

Posted on | September 29, 2012 | 10 Comments

Ryan was campaigning again in Columbus, Ohio, today:

“Just down in Florida yesterday, Vice President Biden was making up all new falsehoods about Social Security and taxes. They’re trying to scare people for political gain. That’s unfortunately the kind of campaign that we’re seeing, as I said, from a President without a record to run on. Let me be very clear: There is only one person in this race threatening the health and retirement security programs of our seniors, and that is President Obama. There is only one person in this race insisting on raising taxes and that is President Obama. In fact, Joe Biden himself voted to raise taxes on Social Security benefits. And as a Senator, President Obama voted to keep those tax increases in place three times. I want to be very clear about this. Mitt Romney and I will never waver in our commitment to our seniors. Our plans actually save these programs. They make no changes for people in or near retirement. And they strengthen Medicare and Social Security for a generation. You know why we do this? Because it is a promise that was made. It’s because people organized their retirements around these promises. They paid their taxes when they worked. And now these benefits are due to them. And shame on the politician who wants to use this issue to try and scare seniors, when those of us are trying to fix this problem for my generation and my kids’ generation, and your kids. We will win this election. We will save Medicare and Social Security. And we will make sure that these promises are kept for future generations.”

Perhaps more importantly, Ryan dropped into a sports bar in Columbus to join Ohio State fans cheering on their Buckeyes:

Dressed in a jacket with Ohio State colors of scarlet and gray, Ryan greeted a crowd of diehard Ohio State fans at the Varsity Club, a bar located just 500 yards away from the stadium. It was not only game day, but also parents’ weekend and the bar was teeming with students and more than a few parents, all dressed in scarlet and gray T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jerseys.
It was mostly a receptive audience to the GOP vice presidential nominee and he took photos and shook hands, introducing himself as “Paul” to the packed bar who greeted him with, “Paul Ryan is here!”


  • Becca Lower

    As I said before, Paul Ryan just gets it. For those who missed the Miami U.-OSU gameday pics of Ryan from Sept. 1:

  • MrPaulRevere

    I have to be brutally frank here, that clip is a cure for insomnia. I’m not seeing any passion from this campaign. Ryan is phoning it in.

  • MrPaulRevere

    Just look at Ryans body language and demeanor folks. Something is really wrong here.

  • richard mcenroe

    Another concern troll bubbles to the surface.

  • Dandapani

    Nice play book you got there… it would be a shame if anything happened to it.

  • Teresamerica

    Spot on, Ryan! The man’s awesome.

  • CitizenEgg

    Obama has blood on his hands from Fast & Furious, while Joe Biden has worm guts on his hands from de-baiting practice.

  • K-Bob

    But hey, he’s “brutally Frank.” I wouldn’t really want to do a Google search on that phrase.

  • K-Bob

    In other news, they play “cornhole” at OSU?

  • MrPaulRevere

    If I’m a ‘concern troll’ I’m in good company. Charles Krauthammer seems to agree: It makes you think how far ahead Romney would be if he were actually running a campaign. His unwillingness to go big, to go for the larger argument, is simply astonishing. Read it all here: