Discussion in 'Politics and the Topics of the day' started by MASTERBAKER, Apr 11, 2018.
The bottom drops out for Republicans
By Dana Milbank
April 11, 2018 at 7:45 PM
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) at the U.S. Capitol on April 11 in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) did not have his thoughts collected when he faced the cameras after telling Republican colleagues he would not seek reelection to Congress in November.
“I intend to full my serve term,” he announced.
Right. And I luck him good wish.
I can see why Ryan is scrambled. The party he leads is on course for a drubbing, and possibly a historic drubbing. Though much could change, Republican incumbents are voting with their feet — House Republicans who aren’t seeking reelection now number in the mid-40s — and the speaker’s announcement, after just 2½ years in the position, sends the unmistakable if unintended message that the bottom has dropped out.
The speaker’s retirement launched a thousand sinking-ship metaphors. But Capt. Ryan’s abandon-ship announcement adds a unique twist to the metaphor: The thing he’s clinging to as a life raft is actually the iceberg.
Full story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/the-bottom-drops-out-for-republicans/2018/04/11/2320b5ea-3dbd-11e8-a7d1-e4efec6389f0_story.html
Let's wish him our thoughts and prayers!
Paul Ryan is a con man!
GOODBYE PAUL, GOOD RIDDANCE
Paul Ryan is a con man!
Now you might take issue with that statement given the reality that almost ALL politicians embellish, distort or flat-out LIE....but.....Paul Ryan is in a special category.
He is bold-faced unmitigated premeditated LIAR. With the connivance of the "corporate television media"; NBC, FOX FAKE, CBS, ABC, CNN he is presented as the serious policy wonk of the RepubliKlan party.
However Ryan's policy proposals are pure rubbish; he is a fraud! The corporate media gives him a free pass to spout his lies without any challenge.
If you take 60 minutes out of your life and actually read Ryan's bullshit policy proposals you will be shocked at its complete lack of reality-based facts; there are NONE AT ALL; just smoke & mirrors and asterisks.
RepubliKlan policies going into this 2016 election are unchanged since 2000. If anything their policies have become even more intransigently, macro-economically illiterate.
Paul Ryan the Republiklans go-to-guy for economic policy continues to issue an economic "Roadmap To Prosperity", every year, based on the fantasy childish unreal fiction of novelist Ayn Rand.
The substance of Ryan's yearly budget document is laughable accounting fiction which calls for drastic cuts in government safety net programs, coupled with huge tax cuts for the .05% including capital gains cut to ZERO percent, the privatization of Medicare, the turnover of Social Security to Wall street, and a HUGE increase in military spending.
This fantasy 'budget'?? - is quickly debunked by any high school student who has taken advanced placement courses in accounting or math. In Ryan's bizarre world $500 Billion plus $400 Billion equals $300 Billion. Despite this yearly Bullshit document that Ryan puts out that any Grade C accountant can quickly debunk - the corporate media of mass deception continues to present this flim-flam man as a "serious" person.