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  • 60 Minutes (Scott Pelley) - Speaker Ryan says he and Trump have patched things up.

    12/02/2016 7:12:18 AM PST · by johnk · 21 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 12/1/16 | Scott Pelley
    Paul Ryan: Yeah, no, I didn’t see this one coming. He knows that. Donald Trump’s a very-- he was a very unconventional candidate. He’s going to be an unconventional president. What I like about it, in my, like I said, almost daily conversations, is he’s just a get-things-done kinda guy.
  • Academic Gets Right Wrong

    11/30/2016 11:55:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 30, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the Chronicle Review, a Stanford historian interviews George Nash, distinguished chronicler of the political right, with the pretty tacit intent of bashing Trump supporters. "It might be preposterous in this, the year of Trump, to even think about conservatism as an intellectual movement," Jennifer Burns writes. "Trump's unexpected rise seems to lay bare a simple fact -- that conservatism has not only lost the battle of ideas but ceded the terrain of sophisticated thought altogether." "But a deeper understanding of the intellectual currents that have coursed beneath modern conservatism is essential to explaining why those currents now appear to...
  • Pelosi Challenger: Dems Failed Because We Didn't Focus on Economy

    11/28/2016 3:45:03 PM PST · by Son House · 62 replies
    Fox News Sunday ^ | Nov 27, 2016 | Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace
    Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan told Chris Wallace that the Democratic caucus' failure in this past election is due to the fact that their legislators have not concentrated enough on economic issues. Ryan, 43, who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her House Minority Leader position, said "a robust economic message that covers everybody" is the best prescription for Democrats' success in the future.
  • Pelosi challenger: House Dems need new message and messenger [Tim Ryan]

    11/27/2016 10:50:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2016 1:47 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    The Ohio congressman who is vying to topple longtime House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that his colleagues understand that regaining the majority requires a “new message and a new messenger,” someone who is able to connect with voters in the middle of the country who abandoned the party in this month’s elections. Rep. Tim Ryan said Pelosi isn’t a shoo-in for re-election, given the “consternation in our caucus” following election results that handed the White House to Republicans, who also kept control of the House and Senate. Ryan said he has a “shot to win” when House Democrats...
  • Dem Rep Ryan: ‘The House Is Burning Down’ In Democratic Party

    11/21/2016 11:55:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/16 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), stated, “I’m pulling the fire alarm, because the house is burning down, and we better get our act together or we’re going to cease being a national party.” Ryan said, “[T]he average American, the average working-class American, flipped their middle finger to the establishment, the Democratic establishment, the Republican establishment, Wall Street. They think that everybody’s more concerned with the donor class than they the working class.” He added, “[W]e can’t keep going down the...
  • Rep. Ryan Gives Himself Thurs. Deadline to Challenge Pelosi

    11/17/2016 6:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2016 | James Arkin
    Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan hasn’t decided whether he will challenge Nancy Pelosi as House Democrats’ leader, but he said in an interview Wednesday night that if someone were to make such a move, it would have to come in the next 24 hours. That would mean he’d have to make a decision to take on the powerful, longtime leader by Thursday. “Somebody’s got to make a decision, I would think, in the next 24 hours or so if they want to have a realistic shot at winning,” Ryan told RealClearPolitics. There have been consistent rumblings among some House Democrats since...
  • Ryan Backs Trump's Push for Term Limits

    11/17/2016 10:39:23 AM PST · by conservativepoet · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/16 | Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan, who just won his 10th term in the House, said Thursday that he backs President-elect Donald Trump's call for term limits for members of Congress.
  • Ryan stops vote on bringing back earmarks

    11/16/2016 1:51:09 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/16 | Megan R. Wilson
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday persuaded GOP lawmakers to postpone a vote on a measure to bring back legislative earmarks. "Based on the comments by members, it was likely that an earmark amendment would have passed," a GOP source in the room told The Hill. "Ultimately, the speaker stepped in and urged that we not make this decision today.” "We just had a 'drain the swamp' election," Ryan said in a private meeting of the House Republican conference, according to CNN. "Let's not just turn around and bring back earmarks two weeks later."
  • Republicans unanimously pick Ryan to continue as speaker, but differences remain

    11/15/2016 11:00:41 AM PST · by maggief · 120 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 15, 2016
    Paul D. Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to continue as speaker and serve as the chief legislative partner to President-elect Donald Trump. “Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government,” he told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s vote. Ryan must now win a floor vote in January of all 435 House members. If about two dozen Republicans were to withhold their support, his election would be thrown in doubt. Several Republicans made clear this week that although Trump’s victory may have eased the internal party tensions that threatened Ryan’s speakership before the election,...
  • Dave Brat Urges Delay on Speaker Vote; A ‘Better Way’ Did Not Animate This Historic Election

    11/14/2016 5:14:49 PM PST · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    Virginia Congressman Dave Brat is urging a delay of Tuesday’s leadership election. Before lawmakers cast their vote, candidates for GOP leadership ought to identify the specific policy agenda they plan to enact in response to the mandate that the American people gave Congress with the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Brat says. Brat explained that Speaker Ryan’s “Better Way” agenda is not what “animated this historic insurgent election”. He also noted that while Speaker Ryan may not have been “listening to the voices of the forgotten and downtrodden American workers,” some conservative members of Congress were paying attention and have...
  • Sunday Talks: Jake Tapper -vs- Paul Ryan (Ryan leading from behind)

    11/13/2016 12:57:47 PM PST · by GilGil · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/13/2016 | Jake Tapper
    The Sunday talk circuit was filled with pearl-clutching media pundits and talking heads today immediately referencing their left-wing David Brock (Media Matters) talking points. The transparently obvious goal is to undermine, deride and create toxic division. First up, Jake Tapper interviewing Paul Ryan...
  • Ryan: 'We are not planning on erecting a deportation force'

    11/13/2016 8:06:44 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 164 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday despite Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, lawmakers are not prepared to form a deportation force to round-up and deport undocumented immigrants. "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "I think we should put people's minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we're focused on. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we've got to know who's coming...
  • Paul Ryan: Trump 'ready to get it done for the country'

    11/13/2016 6:59:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Hours after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday evening the duo's working lunch was a success as the two realized they are ready to "go out and execute" the billionaire businessman's campaign promises to the American people. "What I got out of Donald Trump today is, this is a man of action. He is ready to get working. He wants to get it done for the country," Ryan told Fox News' Bret Baier. snip.... "Think about the out of work coal workers. Think about the out of work timber workers in the West. Think about...
  • Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum President:Paul Ryan-Rejected on Election Day Time to Drain the Swamp

    11/12/2016 5:33:45 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 November 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Julia HahnNovember 12, 2016 “It is time to drain the swamp of failed leaders like [House Speaker Paul] Ryan,” says Ed Martin, the late Phyllis Schlafly’s hand-chosen successor and president of her Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund. Republican lawmakers are set to hold leadership elections this coming Tuesday, November 15. The conservative Eagle Forum president is urging conservative lawmakers not to elect Ryan, whose open borders trade and immigration agenda stands in direct opposition to the vision of President-elect Donald J. Trump and the “mandate” given to him by the American people who propelled him to victory. “Now...
  • GOOD NEWS! Trump-Basher Paul Ryan May Not Have 218 Votes for Speaker

    11/12/2016 11:07:53 AM PST · by GilGil · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday November 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan spoke out against Republican nominee Donald Trump ALL YEAR. Ryan announced in October he was pulling his endorsement of Donald Trump. He held a separate press conference to tell reporters he would not campaign with Donald Trump. Paul Ryan cannot be trusted. He is loyal to the elites and not the people. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty, big government, pro-TPP and anti-American worker. Donald Trump won an historic election on Tuesday winning 306 electoral votes. But Republican lawmakers do not respect their base. They are voting this coming week to reinstate Paul Ryan as speaker. But Republican Rep. Tim...
  • GOP Rep: Paul Ryan ‘Does Not Have My Vote’

    11/12/2016 3:42:10 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/2016 | Julia Hahn
    Republican Congressman Thomas Massie says Speaker Paul Ryan does not presently have his vote for House Speaker. Massie further indicated that if no conservative steps up to run to fill Ryan’s job, he’d be open to doing it himself.
  • GOP Rep: Paul Ryan ‘Does Not Have My Vote’

    11/11/2016 11:08:32 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11 Nov 2016
    Republican Congressman Thomas Massie says Speaker Paul Ryan does not presently have his vote for House Speaker. Massie further indicated that if no conservative steps up to run to fill Ryan’s job, he’d be open to doing it himself. “We need change,” Massie explained. “If it came to that, I would do it.” Massie said in a podcast with Reason’s Nick Gillespie, “In just a few days [November 15th] there’ll be the nomination, and the constitutional election will happen of January 3rd. Presently Paul Ryan does not have my vote.” ... Trump ran on a platform of immigration controls, whereas...
  • Exclusive – Rep. Huelskamp: Speaker Ryan Does Not Have 218 Votes

    11/11/2016 5:01:26 PM PST · by maggief · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 11, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    The chairman of the House Tea Party Caucus and one of the first men to come out against Speaker John A. Boehner told Breitbart News that he does not think Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) has the votes to keep his gavel. “I just don’t think he has the votes,” said Rep. Timothy A. Huelskamp (R.-Kansas), who lost his primary Aug. 2 and returns to private life after this session of Congress. Huelskamp said he is concerned that the House Republican leadership is in a hurry to, first, get itself rubber-stamped inside the conference and then to proceed with an...
  • Speaker Ryan on his relationship with President-elect Trump ( Paul Ryan is his best friend)

    11/11/2016 5:35:30 PM PST · by GilGil · 28 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28xABEh1tzo ^ | November 10, 2016 | Bret Baier Fox News
    Watch Bret Baier's full interview for 'Special Report'
  • Paul Ryan wants Donald Trump to let him privatize Medicare, gut Obamacare

    11/11/2016 12:17:01 PM PST · by tekrat · 91 replies
    Salon ^ | 11/11/2016 | TAYLOR LINK
    House Speaker Paul Ryan has his eyes on privatizing Medicare. The Wisconsin Republican leader, who has long expressed his disapproval of the Affordable Care Act, will also be the leading voice in health-care reform. “What people don’t realize is that Medicare is going broke, that Medicare is going to have price controls. Because of Obamacare, Medicaid is in fiscal straits,” Ryan said in an interview with Fox News Thursday. “So you have to deal with those issues if you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare. Medicare has got some serious problems because of Obamacare. Those things are part of our plan to replace Obamacare.”
  • GOP insiders to Trump: Leave the policy to Paul Ryan

    11/11/2016 4:47:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 117 replies
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/gop-insiders-to-trump-leave-the-policy-to-paul-ryan-231216
  • Trump meeting with Paul Ryan right now

    11/10/2016 11:01:32 AM PST · by georgiegirl · 55 replies
    Fox News | 11/10/16 | georgiegirl
    Fox news talking and showing Trump at the Capital Bldg meeting with Paul Ryan right now. Pence is part of the meeting.
  • Keeping Ryan in place is not a bad thing he will grab the chance to be a historically great Speaker

    11/10/2016 8:13:34 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 59 replies
    vanity | Nov. 10, 2016 | Kevin Collins
    Donald John Trump is our 45th president elect because of the large number of first time or first time in a long time, voters who came out to support him and many of these supporters hate politics as usual. Conservatives – myself included – hate Paul Ryan and his treachery revolts us; but we will just have to realize that throwing Ryan out would be a terrible first signal to Trump’s base, a base that is sick of the same old same old in Washington. Ryan is safe for now because he will be put in a box by Donald...
  • Republicans SPIT ON Their Voting Base=> Will Reinstate Skunk Paul Ryan as Speaker NEXT WEEK

    11/10/2016 5:38:35 AM PST · by xzins · 96 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 9th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan spoke out against Republican nominee Donald Trump ALL YEAR. Ryan announced in October he was pulling his endorsement of Donald Trump. He held a separate press conference to tell reporters he would not campaign with Donald Trump. Paul Ryan cannot be trusted. He is loyal to the elites and not the people. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty, open border, pro-TPP and anti-American worker. Donald Trump won an historic election on Tuesday winning over 300 electoral votes. On Wednesday Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) went on with Lou Dobbs on Wednesday after Donald Trump’s historic win. Collins told Lou Republican lawmakers...
  • GOP Lawmakers Will Vote Next Week for Speaker (Lou Dobbs Outs Lame Duck Betrayal by Ryan..at 1:18)

    11/10/2016 5:22:03 AM PST · by xzins · 110 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbwyjtV-oKc Lou Dobbs calls out the House for a surprise vote for House Leadership next week in lame duck session. Rep Collins says in interview with Dobbs that the Republicans called to 'get leadership elected starting Monday'.
  • Gov. Scott Walker: Get Rid Of The Filibuster For Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 7:00:00 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 54 replies
    Fox ^ | November 9, 2016
    Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprising victory that Republicans should get rid of the Senate filibuster. Republicans maintained control of the House and Senate on Election Day, giving them control of the Legislative and Executive branches. “I firmly believe that he wants to work — he wants to get things done,” Walker told radio host Charlie Sykes on WTMJ, describing a phone call this week with Trump’s running mate Mike Pence. “He wants to be able to say we won and that best way to do that is to allow Paul (Ryan) to help...
  • Trump heard a voice.

    11/09/2016 11:04:15 AM PST · by ex-snook · 47 replies
    https://www.wired.com ^ | 11/9/16 | Ryan
    Speaker Leader Ryan: Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard.
  • HANNITY: Paul Ryan won't be speaker in next Congress

    11/09/2016 8:27:19 AM PST · by free_life · 195 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Fox News host Sean Hannity, a close ally of Donald Trump, said Tuesday night that Paul Ryan would not retain his position as House speaker in the next Congress. "Paul Ryan is not going to be the speaker of the House in January," Hannity said. "He's not going to be speaker."
  • Ryan Press Conference

    11/09/2016 8:24:07 AM PST · by LRoggy · 81 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/9/2016 | LRoggy
    Ryan is knocking it out of the park right now . . . fully on board the Trump Train
  • Chatter Grows That Speaker Ryan Could Step Down

    11/04/2016 6:37:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 11/03/16 | Scott Wong
    Chatter is growing louder on Capitol Hill that Paul Ryan’s days as Speaker are numbered. Four House Republicans, including a senior lawmaker close to leadership, told The Hill they expect Ryan to step down after Tuesday’s elections, arguing that he faces a daunting path to the 218 votes he needs to win a full two-year term leading the House GOP.
  • Paul Ryan: 'Republicans need to come home'

    11/02/2016 9:21:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/2/16 | Tom Kludt
    CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday urged Republicans to vote for their party's candidates -- including the GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump -- in what could be his final pitch before Election Day. "Republicans need to come home," Ryan said during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. "Republicans need to vote." Ryan confirmed this week that he cast an early vote for Trump in Wisconsin, warning that a Hillary Clinton presidency would bring a torrent of scandals and investigations. But Ryan's recent expressions of support for the real estate mogul mark something of a change.
  • Ryan Supports Trump's Call for Special Session to Repeal Obamacare

    11/02/2016 1:16:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 2, 2016 | By Mark Swanson
    Donald Trump and Paul Ryan share common ground on at least one thing — repealing and replacing Obamacare posthaste. A guest on conservative host Hugh Hewitt's radio program, Ryan on Wednesday fully endorsed Trump's call for a special session of Congress after Trump wins the election next week. "Imagine if we had a Republican president," Ryan told Hewitt. "This is what Donald Trump is talking about. A special session, we've already proven this year with a Republican House and a Republican Senate we can have that special session, and we can repeal, and we can replace Obamacare. It's unclear why...
  • House Speaker Ryan pressured by conservatives, Trump backers

    10/30/2016 4:18:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    AP News ^ | October 30, 2016 | ALAN FRAM
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is under fire from fellow Republicans upset with his messy political divorce from Donald Trump, with some threatening an effort to oust him. So far, the rumblings are limited and no one has advanced a potential replacement nearly as respected among colleagues as the Wisconsin Republican. That suggests an uphill path to deposing Ryan, who was his party's 2012 vice presidential nominee and could harbor White House ambitions.
  • Paul Ryan: Suspend All Classified Briefings With Hillary Clinton

    10/28/2016 3:22:49 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 85 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/28/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    After FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress re-opening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has released a statement condemning Hillary Clinton for "mishandling" classified information on her private server. Ryan also called for the Director of National Intelligence to cease classified briefings with Clinton until this matter is settled.
  • Paul Ryan Could Be Ousted In 4 Weeks, Lame Duck Would Be In Chaos

    10/23/2016 6:01:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 10/23/16 | Stan Collender
    I may have been way too optimistic a week ago when I posted that it was “hard to come up with a realistic scenario that ends with Paul Ryan (R-WI) as speaker of the House of Representatives in the next Congress.” Never mind the next Congress: It now looks like Ryan could be deposed or forced to resign this Congress in the lame duck session that begins a week after Election Day. In other words, Ryan may no longer be speaker about four weeks from now. I say this after hearing from several highly reliable sources that the House Freedom...
  • BREAKING: Paul Ryan Is In Some DEEP Trouble

    10/23/2016 6:16:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 100 replies
    zootfeed.com ^ | 10/22/16
    Rumblings of a leadership shake-up are getting louder — Paul Ryan’s position is about to become the next target of conservatives. CNN had this report yesterday: “Rep. Mark Meadows said Thursday the effort to remove Speaker Paul Ryan is ‘picking up some steam’ because many GOP lawmakers and a stream of callers to the North Carolinian’s congressional offices are incensed the Wisconsin Republican hasn’t embraced fully Donald Trump’s candidacy for president. “Meadows, one of the 30-plus members of the ultra-conservative and powerful House Freedom Caucus, said there “’will be real discussions after November 8 on who our leadership will be...
  • Poll: Paul Ryan's Approval Collapses, More GOP Voters Say Trump

    10/22/2016 5:40:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 139 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/21/16 | Matt Vespa
    Justin wrote about the hostile reception to Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan from Trump supporters at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Chants of “Paul Ryan sucks” were shouted, but is this an isolated incident? That is, is this just a representation of Trump supporters from the local area? No—not really. The latest polling shows that support for Ryan has collapsed, sinking 28 points…in a week. The YouGov poll had some interesting points concerning Ryan, Trump, and the brewing tensions that seem bound to erupt in civil war once this election is over. Allahpundit noted that Ryan is experiencing...
  • He’s With Her: Inside Paul Ryan’s Months-Long Campaign to Elect Hillary Clinton President

    10/21/2016 10:43:28 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 21 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Donald Trump made headlines this week when he questioned whether Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan wanted him to prevail over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “Maybe not,” Trump told Good Morning America on Tuesday. “Because maybe he wants to run in four years… or maybe he doesn’t know how to win. I mean, who can really know?” Trump said. The view that Ryan “doesn’t know how to win,” however, neglects the reality that both Ryan and Clinton share a progressive, globalist worldview, which is at odds with Trump’s “America first” approach. Indeed, both Clinton and Ryan have said that they see...
  • Presidential Horse Race 2016: Why Donald Trump will prevail in the only poll that matters

    10/18/2016 1:58:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ ^ | October 17, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Rendall
    As we rush towards the finish line in the 2016 presidential horse race, there’s little doubt the polls have been unkind to Donald Trump of late. As of Sunday the Real Clear Politics average showed Hillary Clinton with a five and half point lead. Despite the size and permanence of Clinton’s surpluses across the various polls, one survey has consistently bucked the trend throughout the entire race. The LA Times/USC poll currently puts Trump ahead by one point Trump Wikileaks coveragebut has stubbornly maintained that the Republican nominee was leading by bigger margins over the course of months. Needless to...
  • Trump rips into Ryan on Twitter

    10/16/2016 2:05:45 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 104 replies
    Trump's Twitter ^ | 10-16-16 | Donald Trump
    Paul Ryan, a man who doesn't know how to win (including failed run four years ago), must start focusing on the budget, military, vets etc. The Democrats have a corrupt political machine pushing crooked Hillary Clinton. We have Paul Ryan, always fighting the Republican nominee!
  • For Paul Ryan, a Long, Labored Path Leading Away From Donald Trump

    10/16/2016 5:50:36 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 16, 2016 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    Speaker Paul D. Ryan was in a hotel room in Cincinnati last May when he learned that Donald J. Trump — a man he barely knew, with no institutional ties to his party and a mouth that had already clacked his nerves — had secured the Republican nomination for president. Mr. Trump had recently lost the Wisconsin primary, which Mr. Ryan and other Republicans in the state thought would presage the reality television star’s demise. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas had made strides, and Mr. Ryan thought the campaign would snake into the summer. But he badly miscalculated. The ensuing...
  • The 1.3 Party System

    10/15/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Z Man ^ | October 14, 2016
    One of the many things that has been exposed by the Trump campaign is that America does not have a two-party political system. It has a 1.3 party system. A good example of this is how Paul Ryan probably had one of his cronies leak that lewd tape to embarrass the party nominee. Whether or not he orchestrated it is immaterial, as he clearly had foreknowledge and was prepared to pile on as soon as it was released. In fact, it looked like he was coordinating a revolt against the nominee until it became clear it was going to backfire....
  • Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan and the relationship that could shape Washington

    10/12/2016 11:25:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 12, 2016 | Robert Costa and Philip Rucker
    It was October 1998, and Hillary Clinton’s midterm campaign swing for Democratic candidates brought the first lady on a Saturday afternoon to a middle-school gymnasium in Janesville, Wis. A 28-year-old conservative upstart from the town was running for Congress — and Clinton, rallying 1,200 people with a rip-roaring denunciation of Republicans, was trying to stop him. Clinton’s efforts failed, of course. Paul D. Ryan went on to win, and he has held his House seat in Wisconsin’s industrial southeastern corner for nearly two decades as he has risen to become the highest-ranking Republican in the country. Clinton and Ryan did...
  • Paul Ryan Comes to Heel Behind Donald Trump Again.

    "Paul Ryan Comes to Heel Behind Donald Trump Again, Begins Pushing Trump Campaign Narrative on Hillary Clinton’s Catholic Smears" Trump needs to mend the rift. Swallow his pride and keep the team together. After the elections you can settle the arguments. Show the American people you are bigger then those who betrayed you and that you don't hold grudges.
  • CNN: Ryan's Job 'May Be Under Threat' From Pro-Trump Rebellion in House

    10/12/2016 4:06:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 110 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12 Oct 2016 | Mark Swanson
    Paul Ryan's job as speaker "may be under threat" from a pro-Donald Trump rebellion within the House of Representatives, CNN reported Wednesday. At issue for the top Republican in the country is a Monday conference call with House membership during which Ryan said he would no longer defend Trump or campaign for him, instead focusing on congressional races to ensure a GOP majority. Ryan's "position to abandon the GOP nominee has angered other Republicans who have expressed their concerns with Ryan's position on a private conversation call earlier this week," CNN's Manu Raju reported. "Why are these few votes important?...
  • Paul Ryan’s Home State GOP Headquarters Promoting Wrong Candidates

    10/12/2016 11:57:15 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 14 replies
    At least one GOP headquarters in Wisconsin appears to be confused about who is actually running for president this election term. When visitors walk into the Racine County GOP headquarters, a large presidential campaign poster is hanging on the wall to greet them – but it’s not a Trump/Pence poster – it’s a Romney/Ryan poster. -snip- A source familiar with the Racine County GOP office told us that when GOP volunteers go door-knocking, they take yard signs to pass out from all the other campaigns, but they don’t take the Trump/Pence signs. Local residents are still coming into the GOP...
  • Paul Ryan's Islamic Righteousness [John 12]

    10/12/2016 8:39:09 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Freerepublic | 10/12/2016 | Jan Sobieski
    Paul Ryan has had enough! He can no longer support Donald Trump and has broadcast his conviction publicly. Truly, the locker room jesting of Donald Trump was reprehensible, so standing on his principles, Paul Ryan can no longer support Donald Trump in good conscience. This is the new selective righteousness of the GOP. Paul Ryan's principles and this new righteousness bear very little semblance to America's traditional righteousness, but a striking resemblance to Islamic Righteousness. For example, Paul Ryan is outraged by the course jesting of Donald Trump, yet he fully funds the Planned Parenthood abortion mill / baby part...
  • Tripwire Crossed – The Last Desperate Plot of the GOPe…(The Timeline)

    10/12/2016 7:01:40 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 29 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 12, 2016 | Sundance
    There are many indicators the leaked 2005 NBC/Universal Trump video may have been a coordinated GOPe (UniParty) plot to remove the threat to their influence and affluence posed by the candidacy of Donald Trump. Here’s a summary of stories, interviews and excerpts related to this issue. [I’ll weigh in with my take after all of the information] Beginning with Lou Dobbs interviewing Jerry Falwell Jr.: Jerry Falwell, Jr.: The whole story just fell in my lap about six or eight weeks ago. I got a phone call from someone who is very close to the top establishment candidates and the...
  • (TWITTER) Insider Says GOP Coup Attempt Thwarted

    @JackPosobiec SCOOP: The DC Beltway is livid at Trump today. House staffers are telling me they all actually thought Trump would drop out this weekend RNC leaders were telling members that after the tape leaked that Trump would drop out so they all needed to unendorse him first So now its chaos, members were told Trump was dropping and Pence was taking over so that's why so many publicly attacked Trump But now Trump is staying in, and after his strong debate performance and solid support levels they are worried they just screwed themselves The establishment plan was Pence would...
  • Who ordered the GOP code red on Trump?

    10/11/2016 9:24:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 111 replies
    Oct 11 2016 | WilliamIII
    Don't tell it was Ryan's idea. Hes not a leader he follows instructions. Who gave the instructions to take out Trump?