Pic of the Day: An Emotional Homecoming For Paul Ryan Before Crowd of 10,000 in Waukesha – Updated with Video of Ryan’s Speech

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) smiles as vice president select U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) reacts arriving at a campaign event in Waukesha, Wisconsin August 12, 2012.Getty Images.

Via ABC News:

WAUKESHA, Wis.—Rep. Paul Ryan wiped away tears as he made his first appearance as Mitt Romney’s running mate in his home state, telling a crowd of 10,000 people here that the upcoming election is a “special moment” not just for him, but for the country.

Arriving here at an early evening rally, Romney and Ryan made what can only be described as a movie star entrance, riding in on the Romney campaign bus and then making their way through the crowd to the soundtrack of the movie, “Air Force One.”

Upon taking the stage, Ryan become visibly emotional, wiping his eyes. He blew kisses to the crowd. His first words on the stump were, “Hi, Mom.”

Joking that half the crowd were his relatives, Ryan talked up his Midwestern roots and his love for his home state.

“My veins run with cheese, bratwurst, and a little Spotted Cow and some Millers,” Ryan said, his voice cracking with emotion. “I even think ice fishing is interesting.”

Some Tweeps captured the moment on Twitter :

What’s not to love?

Video via Barracuda Brigade:

Video: Ditzy Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “I Have No Idea of the Political Affiliation” of the Priorities USA PAC”

Really lady? No idea?

It’s a mind boggling mystery we’ll be studying for years to come, that one… Someday, maybe, just maybe we’ll know the political affiliation of the folks who made the despicable claim that Republican candidate  for President, Mitt Romney is responsible for a woman’s death from cancer.

Until then, we can only wonder, while pondering the hypocrisy of the Republicans for crying foul.

So says Ditzy Debbie:

Begging to differ, the Washington Post gave its  Worst Week in Washington Award  to Priorities USA for its steelworker ad.

It seemed like a powerful message.

On Tuesday, Priorities USA Action — a Democratic super PAC run by two former Obama White House aides and blessed by the president himself — released an advertisement featuring a former steelworker named Joe Soptic. He told a devastating story about losing his job and his health insurance just as his wife got sick with what turned out to be terminal cancer. Soptic’s job was eliminated by Bain Capital, the company that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney helped found.

And so on and so forth. As we all know,  it was based on scurrilous lies:

Priorities USA, for hitting a new low in a campaign full of negative ads, you had the worst week in Washington. Congrats, or something.

Joining Priorities USA in infamy are its shameless Democrat defenders, first and foremost among them, Ditzy Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Meanwhile on CBS, the Obama campaign’s Stephanie Cutter was spared the opportunity to make an ass of herself: CBS Refuses To Confront OFA’s Cutter About Massive ‘Cancer’ Ad Lie.

Today’s “Meet the Press” was the first opportunity for a journalist to confront Ms. Cutter on this blatant and brazen lie and over the twelve minute interview, the subject was never broached.

Even worse, when Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom charged the Obama Campaign with dirty politics, guest host Nancy Cordes carried water for President Obama by saying, “Well, I think we’ve seen some petty, negative politicking from both sides this week…”

And on ABC, Via Weasel Zippers: Video: Axeldouche Won’t Say If President Obama Condemns His Super PAC’s Cancer Ad…

Naturally, that would take some class, of which Obama has none.

On ABC’s “This Week” David Axelrod won’t say if Obama condemns the false Super PAC ad by Priorities USA (August 12, 2012).