Mayor Reed on Meet the Press is Not Impressed with Paul Ryan as VP Pick

Mayor Reed receives national attention on Meet the Press.

Mayor Kasim Reed, who is a native of Southwest Atlanta, has received national attention from his weekend appearance on Meet the Press when he was left to defend the President's policies while also setting Paul Ryan's record straight.

In the show Peggy Noonan, made an emotional statement that the choice of Paul Ryan as VP was an "admiral choice" and that Ryan is an "admirable man."

Many circles are giving Mayor Reed kudos for pushing back against her and laying Paul Ryan's voting record on the table, as to ask the question of how admirable is he really. 

The YouTube video has received over 55,000 views and has help to continue to push Mayor Kasim Reed into the national political spotlight.

Jair Sweatman August 31, 2012 at 09:45 PM
The Mayor did an excellent job! Clearly, none of the panel were prepared to have an intelligent debate with our Mayor. Armed with the facts, sure, steady and calm, the Mayor took over the conversation and handily dismissed a panel that were only regurgitating talking points. Thanks for sharing!
Lovely9 August 31, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Mayer Kasim Reed hit them with facts, and they were at a lost for words. I like this guy!
"E Pluribus Unum" September 01, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Very nice job Mayor Reed.
David Berger September 01, 2012 at 06:32 PM
I'm not impressed with Mayor Reed, nor the negative divisive campaign of the failed Obama administration that he defends. Thankfully we have people like Ryan willing to take on the tough challenges of the day. If only Atlanta's past (and current) leadership had been willing to do so, then perhaps Atlanta's infrastructure wouldn't be the wreck that it is. Suggestion to Reed, clean your own house before criticizing others.
"E Pluribus Unum" September 01, 2012 at 07:19 PM
David, are you saying the Republican party has not run a highly negative campaign against President Obama?
"E Pluribus Unum" September 01, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Amy, what were the challenges that Mayor Reed was facing when he came into office and where did he not deliver in your opinion?
Jair Sweatman September 01, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Here's a challenge I would like Paul Ryan to take on: He voted for the bailout loans for the automotive industry; the same loans Romney opposed. Yet recently, Paul Ryan is blaming the President for a closed GM plant in Janesville, saying the program was a failure. He neglected to mention the Janesville plant was closed before the President took office. Romney and Ryan should have their own debates with each other on which approach is correct before they even begin to debate another party. The challenge the Romney/Ryan ticket faces is that of an identity crisis. I guess they were either against it before they were for it or for it before they were against it or whatever combination of the two you wish to use. But let's face facts, Republicans are voting AGAINST the President, not FOR Romney or Ryan. Republicans can't tell you why they like Romney, only that he is not Obama.
"E Pluribus Unum" September 01, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Jair, here is what I believe is happening. 1. The hate groups (those who were so far over the top 20 years ago) have "legitimized" their ideologic causes by becoming part of mainstream politics, religion, business, and education. Their messages gain entry through these institutions. 2. The unreleting demographic shift in our country has white men hyperventilating. 3. These very smart extremists are using the poor economy, immigration, religion, and demographic changes to the general population to create irrational fear. 4. There is a vacuum created (no education, holding folks accountable) because we no longer have credible journalist and news sources. 5. and this is the kicker...the extremist are going nuts knowing that our President has a white mother and black father. The great taboo! PS...Paul Ryan has been called out because he lied about running multiple marathons (only one) and running one at or slightly under 3 hours when it was a 4 hour plus time finish. A real man of character and integrity.
"E Pluribus Unum" September 01, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Jair....I agree with you. I meant to say this is my earlier response. Sorry.
Anthony Poselenzny September 01, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Mayor Kasim Reed is a bright guy and does his homework but he is a democrat and knows where his bread gets buttered. Expect him to continue to defend the current administration. I'm sure he'll be in Congress soon or even run for Governor. The things he needs to do is immerse himself in studying economics because so many f our leaders fail in that area. We can argue all day about this and that, but, get the economics wrong as the President has and there won't be a growing economy. Propose taxes as he has done and if they get implemented prepare for another big recession.
"E Pluribus Unum" September 02, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Anthony, very good summary. However, it's from the republican perspective. If you stopped at the end of the sentence beginning with, "The things he needs to do is immerse..." we have agreement. The question regarding whose "economics" is wrong or right...the nonsense economics espoused by Romney and Ryan is frightful.
David Berger September 02, 2012 at 02:03 PM
The Obama campaign has called Romney a felon, implicated him in the cancer death of a woman, called him a racist, an animal abuser and the list goes on. The Romney campaign has stuck to the issues: namely Obama's dismal record and lack of leadership. They've criticized his ideology, that of an intrusive government, crony capitalism and an lack of faith in free enterprise and individual initiative. The Obama campaign refuses to run on its record, and instead tries to distract and divide.
David Berger September 02, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Name one documented source of any well known leader who has "gone nuts knowing that our President has a white mother and black father". One. Let's hear it. The only racists I hear on a regular basis are the Sharpton's, Jacksons, Farrakans, and those who vote along with them in lock-step based on skin color. And for the record, an imploding economy, massive debt, intrusive government, illegal immigration and freedom of religion are legitamte topics of political discourse. Your assumption that those who disagree with you must be members of 'hate groups' is an attempt to silence others and is the true expression of hate.
"E Pluribus Unum" September 02, 2012 at 08:30 PM
David, it's hard for you to accept truth isn't it? Here's a couple of basics for you to ponder. 1. The republican platform is bigoted. And this is coming from a registered party of 87% white Christians. 2. The blacks you identified as racist can not be racist. You can argue they are bigoted, but they can not be racist. Whites control institutional power and control in our country. Thus, only whites can be racist. You've fallen victim to white history and teachings. Finally, ever since Presdent O'Bama has been nominated and finally sworn in, the following has occurred. Gun permits and sales of gun and ammo has reached all time highs. Weapons and ammo is being stockpiled. Why? Messages of fear that has permeated mainstream media includes, blacks now have a liscence to steal with President O'Bama in the WH, they (meaning blacks and Hispanics) are taking our (meaning white) jobs, there is a pending race war in our country, while at the same time weapons and guns are being stockpiled. Finally, the rise of hate groups in our country has dramatically spiked...over 2k and still rising. Wake up dear friend. The cries of "we're taking our country back" has special meaning. You're not very informed. Too bad...we need more informed citizens, regardless of political affiliation.
Jair Sweatman September 03, 2012 at 10:02 PM
How does a President create private sector jobs without spending government money? He can't. Jobs are created when demand increases for products and/or services. No demand, no job creation. So the only way a President Romney can really create jobs is to increase government spending. Deregulation won't do it, neither will lower taxes on "job creators". In fact, let's talk about these "job creators" who say they can't afford to increase their capacities to provide their product or service because their taxes are too high: It's call 'incorporating your business'. It cost less than $100 and takes about 15 minutes. I've done it twice! No lawyer needed. Instead of paying taxes on the income of the business as your personal income, pay yourself a salary, let the business use the 10 to 15 tax exemptions you qualify for and lower your tax bill to around 24 percent. Find one or two good loopholes and some write-offs and you could eliminate your entire tax bill completely. Any business owner who doesn't know this deserves to pay high taxes. Education is expensive, but ignorance costs you more.
VictoriousOne September 05, 2012 at 04:15 PM
You need to put the crack pipe down! Regardless of how you feel about Mayor Reed, nobody can claim that his administration has not been willing to take on difficult issues like sewer repair, underfunded pensions, public safety, budgets and more. They certainly have not resolved them all, by any means, but it is partisan foolishness to say that his administration is not taking these things on....
Micheal Jackson September 05, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Your a sad individual.
Micheal Jackson September 05, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Dave, u gotta be kidding me. If racism isnt the underline tone in all of this then, well shoot me. I didnt see one black face at the RNC. lol. Get real. Oh wait, ur on their side.


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