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October 21, 2014

Paul Ryan: Running Joke

Veepstakes prognosticators have been hyper-focused on Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan for quite some time now, even though he has remained hush-hush about the whole courting process.

But once presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made it official over the weekend, EVERYONE began having fun with the No. 2 pick.

The One Million Strong for Barack Obama folks sure seemed to enjoy the news:

Paul Ryan: Running Joke

(Courtesy One Million Strong for Barack Obama)

The long-dormant Paul Ryan Tumblr roared back to life, boasting six entries already today:

Paul Ryan: Running Joke

(Courtesy Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan)

Confidence is high that the make-your-own Paul Ryan Gosling meme site will see an enormous uptick in traffic from now until Nov. 6. We’re partial to this tax-related love note:

Paul Ryan: Running Joke

(Courtesy quickmeme)

And, of course, there are the parody Twitter accounts.

As opposed to the lighthearted Tumblr site, @PaulRyanGosling weaves swipes at conservative ideology into bawdy pickup lines:

• Hey girl, I know I’m only 42, but my ideas on women’s rights are over 500 years old.

• Hey girl, the only foreign policy experience I need is French kissing and Brazilian waxing.

The @PaulRyanVIP account is less romantic but even more ribald:

• It takes incredible boldness and bravery to f— the poor while blowing the rich. #RomneyRyan2012

Those interested in what the real Paul Ryan thinks about/is up to these days, should seek out his Romney campaign-controlled account, @PaulRyanVP. For more of a historical perspective, comb through his personal account, @RepPaulRyan.

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds like there are a lot of haters on these twitter site. Haters who dont like to use their real names.

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