Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Desperate for Power? Paul Ryan Disavows, then Endorses Trump's Textbook Racism.

Paul Ryan's ridiculous media splash over his opposition to Trump, got exposed for being what it was; as phony as the myth Ryan is a genius policy wonk:
Paul Ryan Stood Up To Donald Trump, Right Up To The Moment He Caved: All that outrage over Trump’s statements? Eh, never mind.

Donald Trump has made at least one valuable contribution to the political debate: He has exposed Paul Ryan as America’s most overrated elected official. Google his name and you’ll find it associated with terms like “political courage” and “The Thinker.” 
Ryan waited to determine which way the political wind was blowing before boldly "regretting" Trump's textbook racist comments, despite supporting him for president. Apparently racism beats liberalism every time, no question. Power is so much more important..."This is about moving our agenda forward:"

But wait, the school yard bullies are done yet. Ryan's long awaited denouncement of Trump turns out to be racist too, as Republicans head down the rabbit hole and obliterate common sense and logic. Say hello to Mad Hatter Jeffrey Lord on CNN. Ryan's race card politics is not in line with Republican voter sentiment about "Mexicans:"

It's the old school yard "I know you are but what am I" defense:
A top surrogate for Donald Trump said Tuesday that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was "playing the race card" for condemning Trump's recent attacks on a federal judge because of his Mexican heritage. Earlier in the day, Ryan called Trump's comments about the judge the "textbook definition" of racism.

"Speaker Ryan is wrong and Speaker Ryan has apparently switched positions and is supporting identity politics, which is racist," Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, a member of the Reagan administration, said on CNN.
Sen. Lindsey Graham is not on the same page as either Ryan or Lord:
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that Donald Trump's criticism of a judge with Mexican heritage is an example of playing "the race card" and is "very un-American." "If he continues this line of attack then I think people really need to reconsider the future of the party.

This is the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy. If anybody was looking for an off-ramp, this is probably it. There'll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary" Clinton.
While the smallest inconsistency by Bernie or Hillary drives Republicans crazy, Trump's freakin' Bizarro World comments now and in years past are no big deal:
When Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S., Ryan said, “This is not who we are as a party or a country.” When Trump appeared to condone violence by his supporters, Ryan said, “Nobody should say such things in my opinion because to even address or hint at violence is unacceptable.” And when Trump declined to disavow support from David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, Ryan said, “If a person wants to be the nominee of the Republican Party, there can be no evasion and no games. They must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry.” 

Many of those intellectuals, to their credit, have remained steadfast in theiropposition to Trump. But Ryan is not an intellectual and, on Thursday, it showed.

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