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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:58 AM

Paul Ryan says he saw retirement as an 'escape hatch' from Trump: book


BY REBECCA KLAR - 07/11/19 09:48 AM EDT

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), an early Trump critic who ultimately fell in line with supporting the president's agenda and rhetoric, said he saw retirement as his "escape hatch," according to a new book written by Tim Alberta.

A copy of Alberta's "American Carnage" was obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its release and the paper reported some of top Republican's private views of President Trump on Wednesday.

I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right, Ryan recalls, according to the reported portion of Alberta's book. Because, Im telling you, he didnt know anything about government . . . I wanted to scold him all the time.

On one occasion, Alberta reports Trump finally gave in to signing a 2018 spending bill that didn't include border wall funding only after Ryan agreed to give him time to build suspense on Twitter.

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Reply Paul Ryan says he saw retirement as an 'escape hatch' from Trump: book (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 11 OP
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lastlib Jul 11 #15
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:02 AM

1. So in other words. He's still the same spineless dick-who can only punch down-we all knew him to

be.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:26 AM

15. (I prefer to think of him as foreskin--

not really big enough to be a full dick.....) But spineless, emphatically YES!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:25 PM

16. My apologies. No disrespect meant to actual dicks anywhere..... nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:03 AM

2. Hmm, no mention of an escape hatch in your oath of office. Coward.

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:03 AM

4. "I wanted to scold him all the time."

That's how most of the country felt about you, Paul Ryan.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:03 AM

5. fuck that self-absorbed prick

The whole country needs an escape hatch from trumpism

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:03 AM

6. If I remember correctly, Ryan had a lot of reasons to retire...

and Trump wasn't the only reason.

With so much going on at this time, I can't recollect issues that happened during Ryan's reign, but I DO remember there were suspicions when he announced.

Anyone remember all the issues of Ryan? I need some triggers to wake up this old brain.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:04 AM

7. More like an escape hatch from jail.

And I sure hope they catch up to him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:04 AM

8. "I wanted to scold him", says the Cowardly Lion.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:05 AM

9. This from a know liar and the worst Speaker in American history.

I like the "punching down" comment. That captures his cowardice.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:09 AM

10. I would't waste a second

reading a book about him. Good riddance, asshole.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:11 AM

11. Chickenshit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:12 AM

12. Paul Ryan, the Ayn Rand idolator? was running scared into cushy pension

for himself-instead of going to battle for America against someone who "didn't know anything about government."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:12 AM

13. COWARD! If he wanted to do something, he should have worked his ass off to remove Trump from

the presidency rather than caving in and being yet another spineless republican of which we have plenty. So, what does he do, runs away and writes a book hoping to make some $$$$$'s.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:17 AM

14. He left

he should stay gone. He didn't matter before, he doesn't matter now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:39 PM

18. Where is the country's escape hatch?

As we are pushed screaming and kicking towards fascism, the freakin' coward finds a way to escape and get richer. He had the chance to buck the rethug trend but he cut and ran.

He's scum - always has been, always will be.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:45 PM

19. This is funny:

A spokesperson for Ryan said those are the words of the author, not the former representative.

"Hes been very clear that he retired because he wanted to spend more time being a father and a husband," the spokesperson said.


IOW, he wanted "to spend more time with his family."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:46 PM

20. You are a coward Paul Ryan - still are

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:47 PM

21. Paul Ryan, who proposed raising the retirement age to 70, retires at 48 with full government pension

Paul Ryan, who proposed raising the retirement age to 70, retires at 48 with full government pension


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