Clinging makes a comeback


Felicia Sonmez via Instagram for #2012Unfiltered | Waiting for Paul Ryan before his speech in Carnegie, Pa. on Aug. 21.

CARNEGIE, Pa. -- President Obama's infamous remark four years ago about voters "clinging to their guns and religion" has been resurrected on the campaign trail -- by none other than GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

In remarks at a steel company in this borough southwest of Pittsburgh, Ryan reminded the audience of more than 1,000 of the 2008 Obama statement, then used his own resume as a counter-example.

"Hey, I'm a Catholic deer-hunter. I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion," Ryan said to huge cheers and applause.

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