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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:09 AM

Pierce: Paul Ryan's Career Ends as It Was: As Full of Sh*t as a Christmas Goose

Paul Ryan's Career Ends as It Was: As Full of Sh*t as a Christmas Goose
Be gone, zombie-eyed granny-starver from the State of Wisconsin. Go to your fat lobbying gig.

BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
DEC 20, 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny starver from the state of Wisconsin, has spent this week bidding farewell to Our Nation's Capital, and taking both his prodigious ego, and parading the tattered remnants of his utterly undeserved reputation down the boulevards of Washington. To complete the metaphor, somebody should have walked behind him with the shovel and a bucket. Ever the charlatan's charlatan, and in keeping with the spirit of the season, his prolonged valedictory was as full of shit as the Christmas goose.

It began on Tuesday, when we all paid for a six-part miniseries on the electric Twitter machine chronicling Ryan's rise from his poor but humble origins as the scion of a family that got rich on government construction contracts, to his hardscrabble years when we all paid for his needs through the Social Security survivor's benefits he received (you're welcome again, bumblefck), to his career in politics, which latter episode contained this monumental fireworks display of unadulterated mendacity....

He aimed at that particular spot on earth from the time he got his first John Galt footie 'jamas. He wanted to get there so he could pull up the ladder on teenagers who suffered the same tragedy he had. He aimed himself at Capitol Hill as surely as Apollo 11 aimed itself at the moon. He’s bragged about how he used to discuss the gutting of Medicaid at his college keggers. ("Jesus, Trey. Who invited that guy? He’s bumming me out, man." He was a star in the College Republicans and volunteered for John Boehner's campaign....

For me, I will always treasure those moments in 2012 when, during the vice-presidential debate with Joe Biden, Ryan demonstrated to us that he knows that it snows in Afghanistan in the wintertime. Eventually, Biden wound up literally laughing him off the stage. I hope Biden doesn’t run in 2020, but he did the nation good service that night. Ryan was exposed as such a lightweight that it’s a wonder he didn’t float out the window. Ever since, whenever Ryan got up to speak on an issue of national import, and whenever I heard him enable the renegade president* whose bidding he did, I kept hearing Biden’s voice in my ear like the Ghost of Christmas Past.

“Malarkey,” it said. “Malarkey.”

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a25634032/paul-ryan-farewell-speech-full-of-shit/

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violetpastille Dec 20 #1
mcar Dec 20 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 20 #3
mcar Dec 20 #4
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 20 #6
smirkymonkey Dec 20 #5

Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:22 AM

1. I learned a word! Jamoke.

Appearing at the end of the 19th century as a blend of java +‎ mocha, by the 1920s it became slang for someone who lacked mental abilities beyond that of a cup of coffee, probably influenced by moke. In the 1960s it also began to be used as slang for male genitalia.


Moke: Donkey or inferior looking horse.

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Response to violetpastille (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:27 AM

2. Great word!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:37 AM

3. thanks for posting! I was hoping Pierce would send off granny killer

Also, caglecartoons.com:


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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:50 AM

4. Soulless monster

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Response to mcar (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 02:06 PM

6. hypocritical soulless monster

Pierce pointed out some of Ryan's hypocrisy, of course. I read somewhere that some of those government contracts Pierce mentioned were FDR CCC contracts. So Ryan's family sailed through the Depression because of government 'handouts'.


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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:51 AM

5. K&R

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