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Paul Ryan Gets Pissed, Walks Out of Interview: VIDEO


A reporter in Flint, Michigan brought up tax cuts when talking about gun control and the Ryan camp was not happy about it.


Buzzfeed reports:

Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck tells BuzzFeed: "The reporter knew he was already well over the allotted time for the interview when he decided to ask a weird question relating gun violence to tax cuts. Ryan responded as anyone would in such a strange situation. When you do nearly 200 interviews in a couple months, eventually you’re going to see a local reporter embarrass himself."

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  1. It's uncanny that every unposed picture and video still of Ryan shows him with that same holier-than-thou smirk.

    Posted by: Larry | Oct 8, 2012 9:08:37 PM

  2. Oops - not good.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 8, 2012 9:12:29 PM

  3. It was a stupid question. This doesn't make Ryan look bad at all. Why is this on here?

    Posted by: Manhunt | Oct 8, 2012 9:21:15 PM

  4. Not a stupid question at all, quite a logical one. If you're going to preach about increased law enforcement, how are you planning to pay for that.

    Posted by: John | Oct 8, 2012 9:38:32 PM

  5. Just saying the words "Veep Ryan" scares me.

    Posted by: LoveGays | Oct 8, 2012 10:08:16 PM

  6. Regarding John's comment, "If you're going to preach about increased law enforcement, how are you planning to pay for that."

    Ryan wants to cut federal spending and let the states do their own thing, so he can claim that he is being self-consistent. The catch: just like under Reagan, the anti-tax rhetoric "trickles down" to the state level, and the states find that that for political reasons they can't raise taxes to compensate for the drop in revenue they get from the federal government.

    It's the same old scam. It didn't work then and it won't work now.

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 8, 2012 10:49:47 PM

  7. Once a petulant prick, always a petulant prick. Please let this slimy, lying lizard get nowhere near the White House.

    Posted by: KK Bloom | Oct 8, 2012 11:08:49 PM

  8. The irony is that federal tax cuts causing states to lose revenue while increasing their expenditures will hurt red states a lot more than blue states. And yet the red state voters don't seem to get that.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Oct 8, 2012 11:09:16 PM

  9. Reading between the lines Ryan is saying that inner city problems need to be addressed by churches, volunteers and charity groups teaching those losers how to behave. Yeah, that's going to happen.

    They don't need more police, just more guns. Yeah, that should work out well too.

    And of course no access to birth control will really help.

    All I can say is those churches are going to be very busy.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Oct 8, 2012 11:18:58 PM

  10. When federal taxes decrease, state taxes increase. You can't rob Peter to pay Paul (ryan).

    Posted by: Kyleeen | Oct 8, 2012 11:25:51 PM

  11. Is that the best the GOP can produce?

    Posted by: simon | Oct 9, 2012 1:06:48 AM

  12. Barbara Bush would have said to him : go back to Wisconsin!

    Posted by: simon | Oct 9, 2012 1:09:34 AM

  13. When the very person who designed a governments proposed budget reacts like this to logistical questions about said plan; should throw up warning signs.

    Posted by: Alexx | Oct 9, 2012 1:15:15 AM

  14. That headline is a totally inacurate caption of what actually happened. Did the writer of the headline actually watch the clip? If yes, he/she should get a job working for Fox News. Thats the quality of journalism they appreciate.

    Posted by: andrew | Oct 9, 2012 1:33:35 AM

  15. A reporter in Flint, Michigan brought up tax cuts when talking about gun control and the Ryan camp was not happy about it.

    Posted by: Jessenia Hammett | Oct 9, 2012 5:06:39 AM

  16. ryan looks like he too has quite a temper
    I don't even want to imagine those two hotheads in charge of the country,

    Posted by: Richard Golden | Oct 9, 2012 6:57:40 AM

  17. Quite a funeral tone on MSNBC this morning going over the latest polling.

    Love it.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Oct 9, 2012 7:10:44 AM

  18. Even if the journalist asked a stupid question, Ryan could have been more mature in his response, and that's the real issue. He is a loose cannon.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 9, 2012 8:07:17 AM

  19. I will not vote for Romney/Ryan for many, many good reasons. However, I do think this little story on Towleroad is a bit in the Fox News style, just from the other side. Never good, no matter the politics.

    Posted by: Patrick | Oct 9, 2012 8:26:37 AM

  20. Who is this Markus who posts here so often -- and why is he such a twisted soul?

    Posted by: RJP3 | Oct 9, 2012 8:54:24 AM

  21. All they have proposed is Tax Cuts - and no plans to help control the crime problem - you heard Ryan - that is not the role of Government (AGAIN). It was a legit question - and Ryan did not end the interview, his campaign handlers did. If Ryan was a man - he would have waived off the handler and answered the question.

    Spoiled. Self Impressed. And too much testosterone from all the working out. The ultimate bad personality combo -- go to any gay nightclub with monied muscle queens.

    Posted by: RJP3 | Oct 9, 2012 8:57:21 AM

  22. Bravo Jack M .... good comment.

    He did not end the interview.
    His campaign did.

    Then he made his nasty stupid remark.
    Very Palin.

    Posted by: RJP3 | Oct 9, 2012 9:02:13 AM

  23. Huh? It looked like the interview was over. And the final question was too glib to be taken seriously anyway.

    Posted by: Alex | Oct 9, 2012 10:06:42 AM

  24. I'm a gay white man who hates being gay because my right-wing parents hate me for being gay so I like to say anti-Left things in hopes they'll be a little bit less ashamed of me.

    So far it hasn't worked, but I'm going to keep trying!

    Posted by: MarKus | Oct 9, 2012 10:19:02 AM

  25. I'm the last person to support Romney/Ryan, but I don't think the headline "walks out of interview" is even close to accurate here. Stop trying to make news where none exists.

    Posted by: Christopher | Oct 9, 2012 10:53:05 AM

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