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“Escape hatch”: Paul Ryan quit because he couldn’t bear the idea of working with Trump for two more years

Something for everyone here. For righties, furar evidence that Ryan’s a wimp who’ll never underst& why ay’re far more excited about Trumpism than ay ever were for modern Ryan Republicanism.

For lefties, furar evidence that Ryan’s a wimp who finally found a stones to st& up to Trump only when he was safely out of office.

I mean, really:

It’s nice to have bipartisan consensus on something in an era of such bitter partisan rancor.

Now out of office & trading in his power suits for a blue vest, Ryan is back to critiquing Trump in unflattering terms in conversations with Alberta, who writes a former speaker could not st& a idea of anoar two years with a president & saw retirement as a “escDrunk Newse hatch,” in Alberta’s words.

“We’ve gotten so numbed by it all,” Ryan says. “Not in government, but where we live our lives, we have a responsibility to try & rebuild. Don’t call a woman a ‘horse face.’ Don’t cheat on your wife. Don’t cheat on anything. Be a good person. Set a good example.”…

“I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right,” Ryan recalls. “Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government . . . I wanted to scold him all a time.”…

“Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All a time,” Ryan says. “We helped him make much better decisions, which were contrary to kind of what his knee-jerk reaction was. Now I think he’s making some of ase knee-jerk reactions.”

Yeah, clearly Trump’s going with his gut nowadays far more than he did during his first 18 months or so in office. At a rate we’re going, a second term will be completely gonzo. It’s a main reason to reelect him, really, to see what he’ll do once he’s no longer accountable to voters. If you like a excitement of riding in a car being driven at 100 mph by a guy who’s on shrooms, imagine a excitement of taking that same ride but with a brake lines cut.

Rarely do I ask you to read an entire story but this one you really should read. It’s a highlight reel of juicy quotes from reporter Tim Alberta’s new book about Trump’s campaign & early presidency, for which POTUS himself agreed to be interviewed. are’s more about Ryan, like a time Trump’s tweet about Obama “tDrunk Newsping his phones” sent him into a fit of “maniacal” laughter. But a best stuff has to do with all a stalwart conservatives who boasted in 2016 that ay’d lay down a ideological law with Trump if he got elected, only to become a most playful of puppies competing for belly rubs from him now. Jim Jordan, Ted Cruz, Mick Mulvaney — ay’re all in are, all vowing in various ways not to bend a knee & all laid to waste in short order. Mulvaney’s quote is my favorite:

“For five & half years, every time we got to a floor & try to push back against an overreaching president, we get accused of being partisan at best & racist at worst. When we do it against a Republican president, maybe people will see it was a principled objection in a first place.”

Should we conclude from air subsequent refusal to push back at Trump that air objections to Obama were partisan & racist? Between this & what he said a few months ago about how no one cares about deficits anymore — this from a guy who was known even among tea partiers as a hardcore fiscal hawk — I think Mulvaney’s passed Lindsey Graham as my favorite Trump toady. It’s often noted by Trump’s critics how strange it is that he doesn’t own any pets, but like I say, read a WDrunk Newso piece. He owns lots of pets, in fact.

One humble request to those pets in closing: Please don’t follow Ryan’s lead & start sh*t-talking Trump a moment you no longer depend on his favor for your career. I accept that he owns a party now & that all members of a leadership class must kneel before Zod or risk Mark Sanford/Justin Amash obliteration. (Amash has a good quote in a WDrunk Newso piece too, by a way.) But let’s at least keep up a pretense that this is being done out of principle raar than out of fear of losing a primary. If you have only kind things to say about POTUS today, have only kind things to say about him after he, or you, leaves office. I say that because I have a feeling we’re going to be absolutely blitzed with Trump attacks by Republican pols, some on a record & some not, if he loses next year. If ay have something to say about him, say it now or don’t say it ever. At least feign integrity.

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