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Thu Apr 12, 2018, 09:32 AM

"Expecting a Trump Defeat-Ryan planned a speech on Election Night to DENOUNCE Trump..."

“expecting a Trump defeat, Ryan planned a speech on Election Night to denounce Trump’s racially polarizing agenda as a betrayal of conservatism’s ideals. Instead, Ryan folded the speech back into his jacket pocket—where it has receded deeper ever since.”

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No one in the GOP was better equipped, by position and disposition alike, to resist Trump’s racially infused, insular nationalism, or to define a more inclusive competing vision for the party. Instead, Ryan chose to tolerate both Trump’s personal excesses and his racially polarizing words and deeds as the price worth paying to advance Ryan’s own top priorities: cutting spending; regulations; and above all, taxes. The result was that Ryan, more than any other prominent Republican, personified the devil’s bargain the GOP has signed with Trump. And his departure crystallizes the difficult choices Republicans face as Trump redefines the party in his belligerent image.


From the exhaustive reporting of Politico’s Tim Alberta, who was first to telegraph that Ryan was likely to retire, we know that the speaker, expecting a Trump defeat, planned to deliver a speech on Election Night in 2016. He intended to denounce Trump’s racially polarizing agenda as a political dead end and a betrayal of conservatism’s ideals. Instead, when Trump won, Ryan folded the speech back into his jacket pocket—where it has receded deeper ever since.

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more:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/04/paul-ryan-personifies-the-devils-bargain-the-gop-struck-with-trump/557783/

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Reply "Expecting a Trump Defeat-Ryan planned a speech on Election Night to DENOUNCE Trump..." (Original post)
kpete Apr 2018 OP
Funtatlaguy Apr 2018 #1
hlthe2b Apr 2018 #2
Funtatlaguy Apr 2018 #4
saidsimplesimon Apr 2018 #23
ollie10 Apr 2018 #3
Freethinker65 Apr 2018 #5
Liberalhammer Apr 2018 #6
czarjak Apr 2018 #7
argyl Apr 2018 #8
paulkienitz Apr 2018 #9
malaise Apr 2018 #10
Vinca Apr 2018 #11
BumRushDaShow Apr 2018 #12
Rabrrrrrr Apr 2018 #13
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2018 #14
zentrum Apr 2018 #15
malthaussen Apr 2018 #16
smb Apr 2018 #17
Nitram Apr 2018 #18
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2018 #19
JI7 Apr 2018 #20
Achilleaze Apr 2018 #21
akbacchus_BC Apr 2018 #22

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 09:37 AM

1. Probably meant resided...but receded actually

Also works.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 09:43 AM

2. actually, I think receded is the more appropriate verb...

i.e., not merely "present" but moving ever deeper away from vision...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 09:47 AM

4. True. And it also matches Ryans hairline.

I can never take Ryan seriously looking at his Eddie Munster pointed forehead.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:04 PM

23. I enjoy word play.

Thanks for the chuckle upthread and to yours as well.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 09:45 AM

3. A Profile of..... Wimpiness

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 10:01 AM

5. Disgraceful

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 01:16 PM

6. But Racism

Is the Republican agenda.

Always was, Trump just broke the golden rule to whisper the racism, not use a blow horn.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 01:19 PM

7. And then had to own that POS...

Exquisite, huh?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 03:03 PM

8. Not a decent bone in his body. And no vertebrae in his back.

Hopefully he's gone for good but at his age he could pull a Nixon and get nominated and maybe elected as president at a later date. 2024, maybe 2028.

After losing the Presidency to JFK in 1960 he ran for, and was defeated by Pat Brown, Jerry's dad, in the 1962 California gubernatorial election in 1962. His concession speech ended with the self pitying line directed to the press," You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore.

So Nixon joined a white shoe law firm in Manhattan and ran for and won the presidency in 1968.

Fortunately, Ryan isn't nearly as intelligent or as patient or cunning as Nixon was.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 05:08 PM

9. what a complete pussy that hateful objectivist chump is

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 05:23 PM

10. He should have read it last night

spineless jackass.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 05:27 PM

11. Just wait . . . Ryan will be on a rehabilitation tour before 2020 comes around.

And Republicans will lap it up.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 05:29 PM

12. This was the first salvo of that "reboot" tour.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2018, 10:39 PM

13. If I were that criminal shit's kid, I'd hate for him to retire and come home.

Assuming that, if I were that amoral shit's kid, I still managed somehow to grow up as me and not as an immoral braindead shit like he's probably raising (or trying to raise) his kids.

But I don't know his kids at all - maybe they're actually decent, having been raised by their mom. Maybe they're growing up asking questions like "Why does dad say he's a faithful Catholic while he does all that shit?" and "Why does dad want to hurt people who are in situations like he was in when he was a kid?" and "How can an Ayn Rand-worshiping turdblossom make such constant claims to virtuousness and non-troglodytism?" and "Why does daddy do that horrible stuff during the week and then come home and take the Eucharist on Sunday morning like he's done nothing wrong?"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 01:42 AM

14. I had a vision of Paul Ryan being a smug, opportunistic toad.

A reprehensible troglodyte who would push his mother down a flight of stairs for a hundred votes or a decimal point added to a tax cut. Unbelievably, he failed to rise to even that dim view.

This festering simulacrum absolutely KNEW WITH CERTAINTY that 45 and everything he...I can't say "stands for", because it doesn't stand for everything. Everything it slithers over is wrong by any possible human definition and that Ryan sold out America to further thus an even more rancid "agenda" than I originally imagined is just awful.

I wish him well, though. Falling into a ditch full of fetid, infectious swamp ooze while covered with suppurating sores is the best I can do. Better than he deserves.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 08:05 AM

15. Trump enabler.

His silence gave Trump the stamp of approval of the Repug party and normalized all the atrociousness.

But there's nothing of surprise here. He's a heartless sociopath who will now go off to make millions.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:30 AM

16. Equipped by position, I'll accept...

... but the author will have to work pretty hard to convince me that Mr Rand was also equipped by "disposition."

-- Mal

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:46 AM

17. Paul Ryan -- Chapter One in "Profiles In COWARDICE"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 12:46 PM

18. This sounds very credible. Ryan planned to blame the defeat on Trump and not the GOP.

Makes his subsequent cowardice that much more disgusting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 05:50 AM

19. Which goes to show

Ryan is a sniveling little wimp

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 05:53 AM

20. He is a Coward either way. Waiting until he was defeated was still cowardly

overrated dumbfuck

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 06:40 AM

21. republican whimps FAIL to stand up for America

what perfect cowards republicans have shown themselves to be - failing to protect or defend the USA.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 06:45 AM

22. Paul Ryan is a piece of shit! He worked the system to his advantange

and now he realises his teenage children need him, what a crock! He is one of the most despicable human being I have ever seen on TV with regard to US politics. This fucker looks at himself in the mirror every morning and feel good, he is a dirty piece of shit for a human being, along with him and Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Who are these people?

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