RNC Day 3: Can Paul Ryan Deliver? Chat Transcript

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin native Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) greets supporters during a campaign event at the Waukesha Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Getty)

Watch the live convention stream with us tonight as Rep. Paul Ryan, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. John McCain, and Rep. Rand Paul are scheduled to address day three of the GOP convention from Tampa, Florida. See the complete schedule below, and join us at 7pm right here to chat live!

Complete schedule for Day 3

— 7 p.m.
Call to order
Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support Team
Pledge of Allegiance by Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Rea, U.S. Army (Ret.)
National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown
Invocation by Ishwar Singh
Ron Paul video
Remarks by Senate Republican leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Remarks by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell

— 8 p.m.
Remarks by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi, R-Fla., Attorney General Sam Olens, R-Ga.
Remarks by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
Remarks by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio

— 9 p.m.
Remarks by Gov. Luis Fortuño, R-Puerto Rico
Remarks by former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.
Bush 41, 43 film
Remarks by former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.

— 10 p.m.
Remarks by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Remarks by Gov. Susana Martinez, R-N.M.
Remarks by vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios


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Comments [6]

brooke from nyc

OMG, Ryan never said God Bless America! He said God Bless You All.

Aug. 29 2012 11:25 PM

Contrary to Lance Smarno, I doubt that NPR is wrong to broadcast it with commentary. We need to grapple with this. The demise of the old mainstream media has, in my opinion exposed a shocking lack of any sense of what "rings true" on the part of something like half of Americans. 30-40 years ago I remember someone telling me the moon launch was all fake, and such people seemed like quite a novelty at the time.

To me and probably most NPR listeners, if one looks at a book like "The Deniers: The World-Renowned scientists who stood up against global warning hysteria, political persecution and fraud" by Lawrence Solomon we are apt to think the best argument against the "deniers" is their own material. Each time I'm sent some "last nail in the coffin of the AGW 'hoax'" email by some loved one whom I despair over, I think "this guy is the worst phoney in the world" or "another 90 year old Emeritus professor whose words reveal how out of touch he is". But that's not what maybe half the country sees. There is a real danger, and I'm not running away from it. I'm listening to the Book of Mormon on free downloadable MP3 right now. A monument to human malleability is what I'd call it. Get out of your echo chamber or you may wake up stuck in somebody else's one day.

Aug. 29 2012 11:01 PM
mike from FL

this is incredibly stupid ..... the Republicans ran out of intelligent thoughts in 1994.

Aug. 29 2012 09:10 PM
tom LI

How clueless is McCain? He was stumping for his agenda, not much else.

He dares say the Joint Chiefs don't agree with Obama and his quasi budget cuts, etc, the draw down - then goes to rant about Syria, Iran, etc and his desire for US intervention - while most if not all US military leaders active or retired think the US should do any of what McCain offered.

The man is a relic.

Aug. 29 2012 08:55 PM
Lance Smarno from NYC

WNYC should be ashamed that it is taking listener dollars and wasting it on broadcasting this dialogue coming from the stage re Obamacare. This is an inane meaningless showpiece, worse than propoganda, stupid, idiotic,and irrelevant. If the WNYC hosts had any integrity, they'd quit their jobs right now put down their mics and go home. What a total waste. Think about the NPR audience. And you broadcast this total crap? How offensive.

Aug. 29 2012 08:36 PM

Hhhmmm...Romney in an interview with Scott Pelley this evening on CBS News said that his first cuts to the Federal budget will be "Obamacare, PBS, Amtrak, support for the arts."

Maybe you won't be at the conventions in 4 years if Romney and Ryan have their way.;flexGridModule


"The right way to balance a budget really has two prongs," Romney said during a wide-raning interview with Pelley last week. "One is to do those things that encourage the growth of the economy. So, you do things to get small businesses growing and adding-- adding jobs. But you also go through and say which of those things that you should take out of the budget that are no longer essential. The easiest for me to knock out is Obamacare. It's about $100 billion a year. We simply can't afford it. But there are other subsidies that I think you're going to find that we take out."

(Pressed to name some things, Romney continued:

Asked for specifics, Romney listed "the subsidy for PBS, the subsidy for Amtrak, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts" and "the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Humanities."

Pressed by Pelley to expand on his answer, Romney also noted changes to how the nation funds Medicaid.

"Let's keep going," he said. "$100 billion a year comes by taking Medicaid, which is the health care program for the poor as well as food stamps, and housing vouchers, and sending those back to the states, and growing them at the rate of inflation, or inflation plus 1 percent in the case of Medicaid," said Romney. "And I think states can do a better job managing those - those efforts - than can the federal government."


So, if parents don't have the wherewithal to take their children to arts productions, let them watch junk TV. Oh, and who needs quality children's programming?

BTW, I'm pretty sure for Romney PBS covers both TV and radio. Off with their funding!

Aug. 29 2012 08:23 PM

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