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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Trump works with enemies to Make America Great Again



Tim Alberta of Politico wrote a piece today called, "Inside Trump's Feud With Paul Ryan." It told only Ryan's side of the story, but it was instructive on just how far President Donald John Trump will go to Make America Great Again.

He worked with Ryan, a man who abandoned him a month before the general election.

Nevertheless, after winning the presidency and carrying Ryan's home state (which Ryan failed to do in 2012) President Donald John Trump was willing to forgive and forget Speaker Ryan's abandonment.

Pettiness gets you nowhere.

Alberta did not take President Donald John Trump's acts of charity into account. Instead Alberta berated Republican Ryan for working with a Republican president.

The story said of Ryan, "Once upon a time, he had been mortified at the prospect of Trump as the GOP nominee, spending much of 2015 and 2016 telling anyone who would listen that the reality TV star was immoral and unfit for office. Even after Trump vanquished the Republican primary field, Ryan refused to muffle his objections, at one point memorably rebuking the party’s new standard-bearer for making 'the textbook definition of a racist comment.'"

Well, President Donald John Trump is indelicate in describing the opposition. Ryan never name called and President Donald John Trump refrained from calling him Lyin' Ryan or some such.

In Alberta's new book, Alberta quoted Ryan taking swipes at the president who has fired a volley back.

In this column, Alberta wrote of Ryan, "when the time came for choosing on November 8, 2016 — to risk his speakership by continuing to hold the new president accountable, or preserve his standing in the party by taking a vow of silence — Ryan did not think twice. There was historic work to be done, he told friends, and quarreling with Trump would prove wholly counterproductive. He could not afford to be both the speaker of the House and the conscience of the Republican Party.

"What ensued was a bruising, mortifying, tortured 26 month partnership between two men who disliked one another but had become convinced of the necessity of a ceasefire. It was, Ryan told friends, at once the most auspicious and agonizing stretch of his adult life. Even while securing enormous new funding for the military and re-writing the tax code, he knew history would remember Republicans for operating in the shadow of a president whose performance eclipsed their hardest-won legislative accomplishments."

Country first.

But after putting country first, Ryan decided to join an unusually large group of Republican congressmen who did not seek another term in 2018.

To my surprise, Ryan returned to Janesville, Wisconsin, passing up on a deep six-figure salary as a lobbyist.

Alberta visited Ryan to discuss his brief speakership.

Ryan said, "We’ve gotten so numb to it all. Not in government, but where we live our lives, we have a responsibility to try and rebuild. Don’t call a woman a ‘horse face.’ Don’t cheat on your wife. Don’t cheat on anything. Be a good person. Set a good example. And prop up other institutions that do the same. You know?"

In short, President Donald John Trump should have been Obama.

But that is style.

Let us look at substance. What did Ryan accomplish with Obama besides a few government shutdowns?

Compare that to what Ryan accomplished with President Donald John Trump.

That is substance.

Washington favors style over substance.

America's objection to that is why America elected Donald John Trump president. America wants to be great again. President Donald John Trump is willing to walk through the gates of hell with a can of gasoline under each arm if necessary to do that.

I respect Ryan's objections to the president's style. And I admire his willingness to work with a man he dislikes.

My point is it works both ways. I thank Alberta for reminding me of this.

26 comments:

  1. All good things in their proper time. But we're still waiting for our VSG POTUS to flip that Zippo into the napalm filled ditch in the swamp.

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  2. I'll take Chuck and Nancy over slimy Ryan any day. I never voted for Chuck and Nancy and they never pretended to represent me.

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  3. Did Ryan promise Trump he'd get funding for the Wall? Ryan stabbed President Trump, and the 60 million that voted for him - in the back. The mass invasion at the Southern border, the deaths....that is all Ryan's legacy of inaction. That is Ryan's legacy.

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    1. Ryan is a backstabbing gelding. That filthy SOB rolled over and gave "civil" smooth-talking Obama everything he wanted. People like Ryan make me want to puke.

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  4. Mittens and Ryno-Ryan: Benedict Arnolds of a feather.

    Someone should tell Ryno and Mittens what good character is. "Good character" is not, as they think, lying repeatedly to conservative voters about your positions on border security, and repealing/replacing ObamaCare, and ending abortion on demand, only to sabotage the passage of every single conservative policy position when you are in power except the lone exception of tax cuts for the wealthy. Sabotaging passage of every single conservative policy every single time. That, to me, Ryno and Mittens, is what shows pee-poor character. Those two backstabbing, lying, mendacious, disgusting frauds are gentlemen of pee-poor character. Not the President. Dig?
    -TK

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  5. I take HUGE exception to Ryan's "style." In the 70's we called guys like this pussies.

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  6. "...the most agonizing stretch of Ryan's adult life."

    -except he has yet to become an actual adult, so disappointing.

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  7. I believe, without proof other than res ipsa loquitur (the act speaks for itself) that both Ryan and Romney have been "compromised". Their repudiation of our freedoms, onstensibly on the grounds of "DJT immorality" or some similar "virtue signal" ["raaciist"] is simply treasonous.

    Someone obtained "dirt" on R & R, and pulls their strings. They court divine retribution for the harm they do to God's Republic in the name of "patriotism"--just like Obama--an Islamic, communist foreigner who effected the greatest deception in the history of America.

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  8. So Ryan was OK with Obama's ignoring laws he didn't like, America hating and race baiting? Why?

    If hypocritical milquetoasts like Ryan had called out anti American hatred 10 years ago, it wouldn't have become the accepted position of the left & democrat party today.

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    1. So, what results of that are we now experiencing?

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  9. I wouldn't over rate Ryan as an enemy.

    just a garden variety piss ant. afraid to stand up against the string pulling back slappers. the greasy palmers. he's their butt licking lackey.

    trump craps bigger than Paul Ryan.

    waterman

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    1. Whatever happened to that lawsuit Ryan allegedly filed in Washington DC District Court against Obama for bypassing Congress and creating DACA by Executive Order?
      I bet that, after taking bows for filing suit, he later quietly withdrew it. The man is a total wuss.

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  10. Trump didn't get wall funding because the Senate needed 60 votes for passage of the bill Ryan got passed but the votes were not there, just as Schumer said they were not. Huge money was against it. The weight of coin prevailed.
    Yeah, Ryan "lied" but Trump would have known from Cocaine, and in fact probably did know, that he couldn't get what he wanted. Maybe he was just naive and believed Ryan flat out, something I find hard to take seriously. But if Trump admitted defeat and failed to press for the money, and said so, he would have lost momentum and cred with his base. He needed both hope and an enemy for them to chew on while he worked to improve the Senate situation, which he in fact did to spectacular effect, given the circumstances. Ryan gave him no help on the House side. He was quit, as the Bard says.
    Basically Ryan knew he couldn't deliver and lost interest, for which Trump went after him.
    Ryan did not become a lobby guy as was predicted by Lou and others. He doesn't like Trump but I don't hold that against him. But as a politician, his job, he didn't really work with one of the most effective Presidents of all time in the best interests of his people or his Party. He will someday regret he didn't sherpa the risky North Face attempt he was offered, but failed to take.

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  11. McCain was an enemy. he decide his ego was sufficient to screw over his voters. his final legacy is as a petulant crooked liar.

    McConnell and graham have stepped up. and Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have been there as well.

    I give rookie of the year to Dan Crenshaw. I see a bright future for him.

    waterman

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  13. Ryan was smart enough not to immediately become a lobbyist. He will be on K St. in 6 years, once PDJT is out of office.

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  14. So Ryan is a martyr? Let those who are without sin, cast the first stone! For two years Ryan failed to serve his most important constituents ... we, the American people! In my book, that makes him the worst kind of traitor. Don't like the program? Leave quickly! He instead caused singlehandedly lots of great conservatives to lose their elections, and failed miserably to get the work done! Please.... Ryan is no martyr, and a damn poor "boy scout" as well.

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  15. "... Willing to walk through the gates of hell with a can of gasoline under each arm...." Love it! Can I borrow that?

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    1. I seem to recall Lt. Col. Allen West using that line when he was running for office a couple of years ago.
      ---Fred

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    2. LTC West -- another very inspiring American patriot!

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  16. Ryan had a huge opportunity during the lame duck session on immigration reform and Obamacare.

    He did the minimum in his job, in a passive aggressive method.

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  17. It's funny when "Republicans" like Ryan think they've won...and then they realize that the MSM and the Dems are sticking up for them! Pffft! I don't WANT the adulation of my enemies.

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