Sinking Speaker Ryan


It doesn’t matter what you think of Nancy Pelosi. You can believe she’s too old, too liberal, too SanFrancisky. How you feel about her doesn’t change the fact that she’s damn good at her job, even if you don’t like what she does with her job.

John Boehner was extremely bad as Speaker of the House. The Republicans he led were all over the place and in constant revolt. The scary wing-nut Tea Party fringe of his party made being Speaker a miserable experience for him, and that was before the Trump era. Boehner couldn’t control his caucus, and he got out. Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, can herd her cats. She’s still the leader of her party in the House.

Paul Ryan may be a worse Speaker than Boehner. To be fair, Ryan didn’t really want the job as he knew it was a task corralling unreasonable grown-up babies with tinges of racism…and that was before Trump became the leader of the Republican Party.

On Wednesday, Paul Ryan told his staff and the world what most of us already knew, he’s not going to be Speaker of the House in 2019.

Ryan stood up to Trump before Trump came to power. In 2016, after candidate Trump said a judge of Mexican heritage was unfit to oversee a lawsuit against him because he was of Mexican heritage, Ryan said that was the “textbook definition of a racist comment.”

After President Trump said there were good people among the white supremacists in Charlottesville chanting “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us,” Ryan was silent. When Trump said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?,” Ryan said those type of comments were “unfortunate.”

What was truly unfortunate was having a Speaker of the House refuse to stand up for what’s right and put country over party and Trump worship. Ryan was able to call out Trump’s racism until that racist became someone who’d help him cut healthcare benefits, provide huge tax cuts to the richest one percent of Americans, and place a conservative on the Supreme Court seat the GOP stole from President Obama.

Ryan always claimed his goal was to trim the national debt. With Trump’s help, he’s put into place cuts that will eventually leave us with a $19 trillion deficit.

Some say Ryan is getting out now because he doesn’t want to lose his upcoming election. I don’t think that’s it. I think he’s getting out now because he doesn’t want to work with the Trump and have to explain his early-morning tweets from the toilet anymore, and he has no ambition to be Minority Leader.

Ryan says he’s leaving to spend more time with his family as he’s tired of only seeing his children on weekends. We’ll see how often he’s home if he takes a job lobbying in D.C.

Paul Ryan sold his soul to the devil and that devil’s name is Donald Trump. Maybe, in a few short years from now when Trump is in a federal penitentiary, Paul Ryan can visit it on weekends.

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  1. Pelosi is center-right. Which makes her a DINO in the eyes of many Democrats who want real change in this country today. Not more tax cuts for the rich. That’s not the cure-all. This country’s deficit will hit over 1 TRILLION DOLLARS in just 2 short years. That’s why half chicken/half human Ryan is bailing.
    Time to get rid of the old guard, old school Demos and vote in some fresh, forward-thinking, bright and sharp thinking younger people into the Democratic Congress.


    1. While Some of your Problems With Pelosi May Be Valid, we cannot afford to allow those feelings to affect our actions in November.
      Too many people who KNEW how Bad 45* was but wanted “Someone Better Than HRC” either sat on their hands or voted Third Party or “None Of The Above” in November 2016, and look at what we got stuck with.

      Better to go with the Devil You Know than the Infinitely Worse Devil You Know.

      You will have a better chance of Dealing With or Controlling the Devil You Know later on.

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  2. I agree with you here. I think most people agree that Ryan has had enough of working with the Donald and, to give him his due, perhaps he really does want to spend more time with his family. Also, any replacement is going to have to expect to be House Minority Leader after the November mid-terms. I think the big Republican let-down was passing the tax cuts that are only going to increase the US national debt – how fiscally conservative Republicans agreed to this I have no idea, but agree they did.

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    1. “Also, any replacement is going to have to expect to be House Minority Leader after the November mid-terms. ”

      If the November Blue Tsunami is as successful as it should be, the House Minority Leader will only need 2-3 votes TOTAL to win that position.


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