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  4. Anybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they’re misguided.
     

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  6. Americans have lost their taste for collective sacrifice… so when a frightening enemy like al Qaeda or ISIS threatens our sense of security, it suits nearly everyone for the president to blow up the bad guys without asking 99 percent of us to interrupt our pursuit of happiness.
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    Pretending we’re not at war

    Presidents no longer ask Congress to declare war when ordering the military into action. That suits most Americans just fine.

     

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  8. You might notice I have a few knuckleheads in my conference.
     


  9. They were never my favorite band.
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    Rep. Paul Ryan, on rap-rock band Rage Against the Machine

    The Wisconsin Republican’s fondness for the band was highly touted during his 2012 vice presidential campaign

     

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