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A Stooge Leaves Congress: Paul Ryan's Career In Perspective
Townhall ^ | 12/09/2018 | Gavin wax

Posted on 12/10/2018 11:17:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind

On Jan. 3 2019, current House Speaker Paul Ryan gets to retire at the ripe old age of 48, but don't worry, as an entrenched Washington D.C. politician, we won't be done with him at that point. He has many years of lobbying for six or seven figure salaries ahead of him until he is inevitably recycled by the GOP establishment to do what he does best: undermine and sabotage the 'America First' agenda of President Donald Trump.

Ryan has done such a poor job that it has become impossible for even the paid sycophants of Conservative Inc. to whitewash his record. As House Speaker, Ryan failed to fund the border wall, repeal or replace Obamacare, de-fund Planned Parenthood, or even curb porous immigration policies at all. While Trump has used his bully pulpit and executive power unlike any Republican in history to advance his agenda, backup support from the House hasn't been there. Ryan's lack of will has even made Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell look meritorious by comparison.

Much of the Republican faith were dumbfounded after last month's elections after Democrats performed so strongly despite engaging in unprecedented histrionics in the months prior. Republicans have alleged voter fraud, which may have happened in certain areas, but that does not explain the trend as a whole. House Republicans underperformed due to the sorry leadership of Ryan. Trump supporters, many of whom hate Republicans and only switched over because of allegiance to the President, thought to themselves, "What difference does it make?" and stayed home despite their hero's pleading to the otherwise. While Trump's campaign rhetoric may have been exhilarating, the results have not quite matched up.

Before the crucial election, Trump was working overtime whipping voters into a frenzy, but what was Ryan doing? He was speaking meekly like an intern tasked to bring a legislator his daily cup of taxpayer-funded coffee instead of an true leader of men. When asked about border wall funding, he said: “We’ll figure out how to do it in December. I can’t speak to what the outcomes will be.” So, in other words, let's put it off until after the election when we aren't likely have the majority. It is no wonder why conservatives were not enthused to move mountains like they did in 2016 to keep GOP control over the House.

On other meat-and-potatoes issues for conservative voters, Ryan yet again fell way short. When it came time to de-fund Planned Parenthood, Ryan talked about it in 2017 as if it was a top priority if not a foregone conclusion. “We think reconciliation is the tool, because that gets it in law,” Ryan said in March of that same year. Only a month later, he refused to de-fund Planned Parenthood in a deficit-crushing spending bill, supposedly because reconciliation was right around the corner, but it never came. Politico reported this week that supposedly pro-life legislators have given up on the fight during the lame duck session without so much as a peep from the House Speaker about it. These shameless politicians will still use the issue as a political football on the campaign trail the next time they want your support though!

Ryan even failed to uphold the most basic of values that he alleges to hold dear. Marketing himself as a free market conservative who handed out Ayn Rand books to his underlings during the Tea Party era, Congress under his stewardship posted massive deficits rivaling even the most profligate of Barack Obama's spendthrift years in office. It is hard to believe that Ryan was an incompetent boob, as by every impression, he seems like an astute and competent operative. When it came to policy that the corporate elite favored such as tax cuts, he jumped into action and achieved immediate results. He never failed to fund the government during the Obama years, despite the token opposition mostly for show. Ryan is likely a hostile actor sent to deceive pro-freedom Republican voters back into supporting the status quo. It would have worked too, zoinks, if not for that meddling Trump!

Conservatives like to kid that Obama's legacy is President Donald Trump, and while that is true to an extent, there is a much deeper truth to be found in that analysis. Trump is the legacy of the entire political class of our time. From the globalist-selected puppet Presidents all the way down to the brown-nosing social-climbing bureaucrats at the lowest of levels, Trump's election was an indictment of their way of life and their reviled system. Paul Ryan was meant to be a Republican leader for decades - a 'Young Gun' leading a new breed of soulless empty suits repeating corporatist propaganda while selling America to the highest bidder - but the programming did not go as planned. Ryan will leave office in disgrace, deservedly so, and we must remain vigilant to ensure he remains on the outside looking in.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 115th; enoughalready; paulryan; republicanstooge; speaker; speakerryan; stooge; theend; votefraud; voterfraud
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1 posted on 12/10/2018 11:17:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He is not a stooge. He is a traitor.


2 posted on 12/10/2018 11:19:52 AM PST by sport
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To: sport

Death to traitors.


3 posted on 12/10/2018 11:23:47 AM PST by semaj (We are the People)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m going to try to forget that the little weasel ever existed. Go away Ryan, and never come back, worthless jackass.


4 posted on 12/10/2018 11:25:37 AM PST by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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To: semaj

I am for it.


5 posted on 12/10/2018 11:27:10 AM PST by sport
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s no wonder why Romney chose Ryan as his running mate. Two of a kind.


6 posted on 12/10/2018 11:28:00 AM PST by ryderann
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To: sport
As much as I despise many of the people on the left, at least you know where they are coming from. Paul Ryan is the lowest type of filth in politics because of his double dealing, lying character which is absent of honesty, morals or fidelity.


7 posted on 12/10/2018 11:29:16 AM PST by Baynative ("A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." - John Barrymore)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another self serving career politician who was more than willing to sell out.


8 posted on 12/10/2018 11:31:53 AM PST by Leep (we need a Trump like leader for President 2024!)
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To: Baynative

I feel as you do. Next to word s!&t in the dictionary is ryan’s Picture. I hope he rots in hell


9 posted on 12/10/2018 11:32:41 AM PST by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: SeekAndFind

HIs replacement is cut from the same cloth.


10 posted on 12/10/2018 11:34:55 AM PST by KC Burke (If all the world is a stage, I would like to request my lighting be adjusted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A very excellent analysis. The scope of Ryans’ failure is far, far greater than we know. he is an agent-provocateur in our midst, a spy running defense for the democrats.


11 posted on 12/10/2018 11:38:43 AM PST by TonytheTiger7777
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To: Baynative

That is why I referred to him as a traitor. He betrayed those that trusted him.


12 posted on 12/10/2018 11:38:48 AM PST by sport
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To: SeekAndFind

Massive voter fraud.


13 posted on 12/10/2018 11:40:13 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SeekAndFind

Paul Ryan = Selfish, self-centered, globalist linguini-spined wimp.


14 posted on 12/10/2018 11:43:40 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (PDJT, please re-teach the nation that crony capitalism is not capitalism!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Most hated man in the conservative America. I don’t know how he can show his face in public. I truly don’t.


15 posted on 12/10/2018 11:50:50 AM PST by tinamina
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To: SeekAndFind

Cheap Labor Express stooge.

There are still plenty of them in the House and Senate.


16 posted on 12/10/2018 11:52:26 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember Hannity interviewing him on the radio shortly after Trump won. He lied and lied and lied.


17 posted on 12/10/2018 11:53:10 AM PST by JohnnyP (Thinking is hard work (I stole that from Rush).)
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To: Baynative
As much as I despise many of the people on the left, at least you know where they are coming from. Paul Ryan is the lowest type of filth in politics because of his double dealing, lying character which is absent of honesty, morals or fidelity.

The party of lies, or the party of liars. Not much to choose from these days.
18 posted on 12/10/2018 11:55:26 AM PST by akalinin
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One lie he was caught at ( but nobody made a big deal out of it ), was his claim on the Hannity show that he ran a Marathon under 3 hours.

No he did not according to Runners World.

https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a20849496/paul-ryan-has-not-run-sub-3-00-marathon/

Paul Ryan Has Not Run Sub-3:00 Marathon


19 posted on 12/10/2018 11:57:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ryan is much worse than a stooge. He has done his best to wreck the prospects of MAGA, though we hope to move on well without him. I just hate that he will now be earning vast lobbying bucks for his perfidy.


20 posted on 12/10/2018 12:07:47 PM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left (FReeper formerly known as Enchante (registered Sept. 5, 2001), back from the wild....)
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