Singer John Ondrasik: ‘I applaud the pick of Paul Ryan for VP’


http://twitter.com/#!/johnondrasik/status/234193023142072322

John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting is a rare bird: a successful musician who also happens to be a Republican.

Early this morning, he praised Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan for Vice Presidential nominee:

Yes his ideas will be slandered/mis-represented-and used as propaganda but America needs thinkers from both sides who offer choices. #54F

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

Ryan will offer two choices : Self Reliant Free Caring Rising America vs Dependent/Big Gov't/Flat Declining America. WKOWDYW? #54F

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

Naturally, a  few liberal Twitter users got all unhinged:

Go to hell faggot RT @johnondrasik: As a Republican I applaud the pick of Paul Ryan for VP.

— Viv. (@iKeshusChrist) August 11, 2012

@johnondrasik He clearly wants to save money by letting the elderly suffer… And that's what America needs, to screw over our parents. #gop

— Ydur (@YdurZatara) August 11, 2012

@TrevorSkelly @johnondrasik You do understand that money doesn't run out right… Money is just an agreement we've made as a society.

— Ydur (@YdurZatara) August 11, 2012

https://twitter.com/Independentx011/status/234200554203656192

Ondrasik responded with a plea to Republicans to remain civil:

I would ask that all R's on this timeline disagree with my D retweets in a manner according to their comments. Please be respectful.

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

At least here we can try & emulate what the candidates should do. Be passionate in ones opinion, and express it with clarity, not animosity.

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

He offered the GOP campaign some sensible tips for dealing with a hostile media:

The ? will be wether the media will allow Ryan to speak to charges. Let his ideas be heard, discussed, in a serious forum. This is unlikely

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

So the campaign must be creative and simple in getting PR vision to the people.Take an issue a week and tell us why your way is a better way

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

Challenge the other side weekly to debate Paul Ryan on specific issues and televise these town halls.

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

Frame every detractor who will not actually get in the ring, as a coward with no ideas of their own.

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

We all want to help those in need. Simply: current course is roadmap to bankruptcy and fiscal collapse which will harm the poor the most.

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

And he invoked the memory of Andrew Breitbart:

Of course if some tweets are beyond the pail, of a personal nature, I reserve the right for all who share my beliefs to go full BREITBART!

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

A man I miss dearly. #54F #Breitbart

— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) August 11, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/11/singer-john-ondrasik-i-applaud-the-pick-of-paul-ryan-for-vp/

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