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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Paul Ryan's legacy

The Washington Post reported, "‘He was the future of the party': Ryan's farewell triggers debate about his legacy."

What is to debate? On the positive side, Paul Ryan worked his way up to a vice presidential nomination, and later became House speaker. But he wasted his tenure blocking President Trump.

Ryan's inability to fund the wall imperiled both national security (we continue to be flooded by criminals and cheap labor) and the future of Republicans.

After all, not only have Republicans failed to fund the wall but they never got around to repealing Obamacare.

Ryan came to Washington out of college and stayed, going home only to run for Congress when that opportunity rose.

The young man impressed Establishment Republicans who have their pick of potential stars. His resume was unimpressive. The University of Miami (Ohio) is not the birthplace of House speakers.

That tells you how good he was. He had moxie, intelligence, and a sense of humor.

None of that protected him because when he became speaker, markers were called. He took over from John Boehner -- a reformer who sold out -- and accomplished nothing.

But he will get a book deal, a speaking tour, and a corner office on K Street.

If he desires.

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15 comments:

  1. I was happy when Boner stepped down and let Ryan take the gavel. But Ryan was even worse.

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  2. To them it's all about the Benjamins. Very few of our elected representatives actually give a damn about their constituents. If we can't put an end to the UniParty soon it will be the death of our Freedom. - Elric

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  3. Paul Ryan's legacy?
    Continued federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
    Increased deficits and continues use of Continuing Resolutions to fund government, instead of a federal budget as required by law.
    Total opposition to any/all of President Trump's programs or agenda.
    Failure to enforce subpoenas by the House Intelligence Committee against DOJ/FBI to produce withheld documents that would unequivocally show that the whole Russia Conspiracy/Fake Dossier/FISA Warrant was a hoax and coup attempt against Trump.
    Failure to force a congressional vote on Obama's Executive Order that unconstitutionally created DACA---and rescind it.
    Failure to fund the wall.
    The entire loss of the House to Pelosi and the Dems can be laid at Ryan's feet

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  4. He would look into the camera and lock eyes with us. Smile. Tell us he is working for us and with the President. And then do the opposite. Good riddance.

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  5. Bought and paid for by Tom Donahue.

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  6. Paul Ryan (Ptttttuuuuiiiiii) shares Kay Bailey Hutchinson's (Pttttuuuuuiiiii) "legacy": permanent places in the Vortigern Hall of Infamy.

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  7. You're wrong about the wall, Don. He did build one:

    --While Paul Ryan’s omnibus spending bill does not provide funding for the mandatory completion of a 700-mile double-layer border fence that Congress promised the American people nearly a decade ago when it passed the 2006 Secure Fence Act, Paul Ryan has constructed a fence around his property.

    As Breitbart News’s photographic documentation reveals, Ryan’s home is surrounded by a tall border fence reinforced by equally high bushes— ensuring both privacy and security. Moreover, the fence is manned by an on-duty agent who guards his property’s perimeter. Upon even the slightest appearance of any unusual activity— such as a 5’2″ female taking a photograph of the fence— Ryan’s border agent will deploy into action to ensure the perimeter’s sovereignty.--

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2015/12/17/paul-ryan-builds-border-fence-around-mansion-doesnt-fund-border-fence-omnibus/

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  8. Ryan's personal manse is guarded by a wall.

    Is ours?

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  9. Ryan had moxie up until he was confronted by Joe Biden in a debate where he proceeded to cave on ceremoniously. What a disappointment.

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  10. Ryan had moxie up until he was confronted by Joe Biden in a debate where he proceeded to cave on ceremoniously. What a disappointment.

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  11. Ryan had moxie up until he was confronted by Joe Biden in a debate where he proceeded to cave on ceremoniously. What a disappointment.

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  12. If Mittens had grown a pair, Ryan would have been a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

    (Shudders)

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  13. Paulie Rino has a purty mouth.

    Maybe a cutie pie bung hole.

    That's it.

    I would compare him to Fredo, but that would be insulting to Fredo.

    Total ass sucker, sack nuzzler, taint licker, and fucking typical rino.

    America blew past british quality levels of political inbreeding several generations ago, so, no surprise that a paulie putz emerged from the roiling maggot pot of the cesspool.

    He's Paulie!!!

    He's Pretty!!!!

    Oh so Pretty!!!!

    Pretty Paulie!!!!

    And he can suck real good, too!!!!!


    See.

    Paulie Rino.

    Much more than a purty mouth!!!!

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  14. Good riddance to a P.O.S. who wanted to balance the federal budget on the backs of the working class while making the world safe for massive amounts of corporate welfare for his crony-capitalist puppetmasters.

    I knew Mitt Romney had zero chance of getting elected when he picked this loser as his V.P. candidate. Never trust someone who claims to be a small government conservative who's never lived a day of his adult life outside the employ of the federal government. Never.
    -TK

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  15. Such a disappointment, so Sad!
    Bye Bye!

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