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  • Jeff Roe: Cruz Could Play Big Part at Convention Unifying GOP Behind Trump

    06/24/2016 10:43:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ted Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, comments on what Trump can do at the Republican Convention to unite the party: Give Ted Cruz a prominent role. JEFF ROE: I would be remiss if I didn't point out that without data, without online fund raising, they kicked my butt anyway. That's on top of us raising $93 million, which was a record (at the time) for Republican primaries, getting eight million votes. Mr. Trump has a way to control the news cycle. I believe they will be able to put it together, but they have to get going now. The...
  • Highway project delays rack up $700 million cost overruns

    06/24/2016 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Catie Edmondson
    Madison— Faced with delays and inflation over the past five years, four major state highway projects — including a Madison artery — have accumulated overruns in excess of $700 million. While some of these increases come from faulty cost estimates or unavoidable inflation, the new figures underline the obvious: Delays can be costly for Wisconsin taxpayers. When projects are paused because of financial challenges in the state's road fund, the price of materials, labor and real estate can rise. The numbers compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel underline the urgency of a divisive issue for Wisconsin's Republican leaders: finding a...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Paul Ryan Says Democratic ‘Stunt’ Is Not ‘A Proud Moment For Democracy’(dumbass!)

    06/23/2016 9:50:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Alex Pappas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday reacted to the Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives over gun control by saying: “I don’t think this should be a very proud moment for democracy or the people who staged these stunts.” In his weekly press conference at the Capitol, Ryan said: “This is the people’s house. This is Congress, the House of Representatives, the oldest democracy in the world, and they’re descending it into chaos.”
  • Why Paul Ryan Wants Hillary Clinton To Win The White House

    06/21/2016 11:14:21 AM PDT · by BAW · 118 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | June 21, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Sources now indicate Paul Ryan wants Hillary Clinton to be America’s next president, and is doing everything in his power to secure that very outcome. If that allows Hillary to nominate up to three more Supreme Court Justices and thus tilt the balance of power of the Court so it represents far-left, progressive views, so be it. The forty-six-year-old Paul Ryan doesn’t care because he has already been promised, and wishes to make certain, that he is the GOP’s 2020 nominee for president. And it’s not just the 2020 election cycle that is currently on the table. Powerful Republican insiders...
  • Paul Ryan Just BETRAYED Trump After Teaming Up With THIS Liberal!

    06/21/2016 1:43:50 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 20 replies
    Headline Politics ^ | 6-21-16 | Wayne Dupree
    If you’re wondering why Donald Trump is so popular… Republicans are sick of electing good conservatives, only to watch them cave to the bullying tactics of those so very tolerant and nice liberals. One by one, elected Republicans compromise away their principles to sit at the cool kid table. Paul Ryan used to be pretty cool. Speaker Paul Ryan is joining Apple’s Tim Cook for a fundraiser next week in California. A couple of days ago Cook said Apple will not be sending any money to the GOP convention because they do not agree with Donald Trump. I’m sure that...
  • Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes

    06/21/2016 11:39:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company’s treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.
  • Paul Ryan's Treason

    06/21/2016 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 158 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    In an awkward interview with the Huffington Post, House Speaker Paul Ryan threatened to sue Donald Trump if he were to ban Muslim immigration or build a border wall with Mexico. Considering the current track record of suing Obama over abuses of power, this is little more than a confession of impotence. And yet it’s deeply troubling that a top Republican is willing to go to such lengths to fight for Muslim migration or for that matter illegal immigration in general.
  • The Religion of Peace Needs Protection

    06/20/2016 10:55:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This whole thing with redacting the 9/11 calling from the Islamic terrorist? You want to get...? (interruption) Let me just give you a preview of what's coming on that score. Grab audio sound bite number 23, 24. I mean, this will set everything up that's coming, including that I got a fascinating email filled with questions about things I said last week about who the left really considers to be their number one enemy. Us. Not militant terrorists. Not people that want to murder us. They hate us. They're scared of us. They -- whatever -- despise...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE!!

    06/17/2016 4:33:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    In regards to Donald Trump, Paul Ryan has advised his fellow House republicans to "vote their conscience." Well, the same applies to Paul Ryan's primary on August 9th! Wisconsin republicans of the first district: VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE! VOTE FOR PAUL NEHLEN ON AUGUST 9TH! And if necessary, FOR THE DEMOCRAT IN NOVEMBER!! But VOTE AGAINST PAUL RYAN!!!!
  • Donald Trump Rolls Out Winning Platform: Cut Taxes, Save Social Security and Medicare

    06/19/2016 9:30:19 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Republican candidate Donald Trump focused this weekend on his economic platform: Cut taxes and regulations across the board while also saving Social Security, Medicare, and other government safety-net programs. Trump’s platform is nearly invincible in the general election if he stresses it enough, polling shows. Trump’s plan will also have a transformational effect on how people view his party. But he still needs to make the accounting work to ensure that his Third Way platform is feasible.
  • Ryan: Whether to support Trump or not is up to delegates

    06/19/2016 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2016 | John Siciliano
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says he has no influence over Republican convention delegates' decisions on whether to change their minds about supporting Donald Trump. Ryan, who endorsed Trump earlier this month, is the convention's chairman. But he told NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, "It is not my job to tell delegates to do, what not to do, or to weigh in on things like that. They write the rules. They make their decisions." Asked for his opinion on the matter, Ryan said, "My opinion is not relevant here." Trump reaffirmed Sunday that he can win the presidency...
  • Several GOP delegates working to block Trump's nomination: report

    06/17/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    At least 30 delegates are mounting a longshot attempt to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination on the convention floor, The Washington Post reported Friday. The delegates hope to change party rules next month to take away delegates who are pledged to the presumptive nominee but who may not actually support him. The attempt comes on the heels of a tough stretch for Trump, who has seen his favorability plummet and any lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton evaporate over his attacks on a Hispanic federal judge, comments this week about banning Muslims and other controversies. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/283912-several-gop-delegates-working-to-block-trumps-nomination
  • GOP's Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

    06/19/2016 12:51:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should "seriously" consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting increasingly backing positions that could single out a group based on their religion. "We really have to look at profiling," Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." ''It's not the worst thing to do." The presumptive Republican presidential nominee added that he "hate(s) the concept of profiling, but we have to use common sense." The statements are consistent with Trump's other, long-expressed views on...
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Blaming Trump

    06/20/2016 3:00:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Deborah Weiss
    Shortly after the Orlando attack, which left 49 dead and 53 others wounded, I predicted on my Facebook page that “despite the fact that the shooter pledged his allegiance to ISIS before launching fire, the FBI will spend weeks searching in vain for a motive. Experts will hypothesize that the shooter was disaffected, bored, insane or unemployed. It will be anything except Islamic terrorism. The whole thing will be a big mystery.” I further added, In no time at all, the President, the government agencies and the media will be lumping in 'homophobia' with “Islamophobia”, and “hate”, “extremism”, “terrorism” and...
  • #NeverTrump: The media is using you as pawns. Don't Let Them.

    06/20/2016 1:33:37 AM PDT · by weston · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2016 | Eugene Slaven
    The media's unbridled giddiness over the #NeverTrump camp's worsening Trump Derangement Syndrome is palpable. Without delving into the debate on the merits of the #NeverTrump movement, it is painfully clear that at this point, the #NeverTrump movement is aiding and abetting the left. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/06/nevertrump_the_media_is_using_you_as_pawns_dont_let_them.html#ixzz4C6e4K24k Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • How to Un-Hypnotize a Rabid Anti-Trumper

    06/19/2016 11:16:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | June 19,2016 | Scott Adams
    You think I’m overstating the case for persuasion. Perhaps you think Trump is doing well for a variety of reasons that include his accurate reading of the Republican base. But Trump’s accurate reading of the Republican base is part of the art of persuasion. None of what you see in Trump’s election success so far is luck or coincidence. It is technique. If you’re not trained to see it, the method is invisible. For example, I have already used several persuasion techniques in the paragraphs above. If I were to see another writer use these same persuasion methods on me,...
  • Secret Trump voters

    06/19/2016 6:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Frederick News Post ^ | June 19, 2016 | Justin Griffin
    As the presidential election inches closer, someone you know might be harboring a political secret: voting for Donald J. Trump. There’s a good chance that you know someone, maybe even yourself, who is secretly voting for Trump. The statements that Trump makes — the name-calling, the personal attacks — have an effect on how voters both for and against Trump perceive the candidate. Some Trump voters are fine with it and think it’s all part of the show. Others find it appalling but perhaps necessary. Washington is pretty messed up. Maybe it deserves Trump. There’s also a narrative out there...
  • Hillary rally vs. Trump rally

    06/19/2016 6:27:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 52 replies
    While the NY Times likes to portray images of Donald Trump's rally as if though nobody had showed up, his supporters took to Twitter today to show what things really look like:
  • NRA officials split with Trump on wisdom of armed club-goers

    06/19/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, CNN
    Top National Rifle Association officials split Sunday with Donald Trump's position that armed club-goers are a good idea. "I don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking," said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive officer said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "But I will tell you this. Everybody, every American starts to have -- needs to start having a security plan. We need to be able to protect ourselves, because they're coming. And they're going for vulnerable spots, and this country needs to realize it." NRA lobbyist Chris Cox told ABC's "This Week": "No one thinks that people...
  • he hard truth for Republican politicians: Trump is their passport to success

    06/19/2016 7:12:54 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 18 replies
    teh Guardian ^ | 06/19/2016 | Chris R Barron
    Republicans in competitive down-ticket races are fighting to distance themselves from the party’s nominee. It’s a recipe for failure Whether Republicans in competitive races in the House and Senate like it or not, their fate is inexorably tied to that of the Republican nominee for president – Donald Trump. Over the last few decades, as the partisan divide widened, we have increasingly become a nation of straight-ticket voters. These facts haven’t stopped Republicans in competitive races in November from trying – almost assuredly in futility – to distance themselves from statements by Trump they believe will be unpopular in their...
  • Arizona GOP delegates resign rather than vote for Trump

    06/19/2016 6:48:22 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 123 replies
    AZ Family ^ | 06/19/16 | AP
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - At least two of several Arizona GOP delegates that have resigned say it's primarily because they refuse to vote for Donald Trump at next month's national convention.
  • First on CNN: Priebus probes state GOP leaders over anti-Trump push

    06/19/2016 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sara Murray, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly having conversations with state party leaders to discuss the latest push by convention delegates to nominate anyone other than Donald Trump. Priebus has spoken with GOP party chairmen in multiple states in recent days in part to get a better sense of how large the anti-Trump faction is among their convention delegations, according to two people familiar with the conversations. While Priebus has made clear in these conversations that he is not spearheading the latest push for a coup, his involvement sends a signal that the RNC is taking this effort...
  • Don't rule out violence against Donald Trump, says one of UW's brightest

    06/19/2016 4:08:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | June 19, 2016 | Chris Rickert
    An essay by an incoming UW-Madison doctoral student suggesting that violence might be the proper response to Donald Trump is drawing concern within the university’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Because apparently these days we’re a nation that is ready to nominate a buffoonish reality TV star for president and deem a “journalist” who excuses violence against that nominee as one of the “best-qualified applicants” at a world-renowned university. It all began with an essay self-described “smarmy liberal writer” Jesse Benn published on the Huffington Post earlier this month titled “Sorry liberals, a violent response to Trump is as...
  • Dobbs: Speaker Ryan is a tool for the Democrats

    06/19/2016 12:26:07 PM PDT · by Pelham · 22 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 14 2016 | Lou Dobbs
    video link: https://tinyurl.com/zen8e2k
  • Father’s Day Message for Paul Ryan: Our Sons Died, Step Aside

    06/19/2016 12:27:27 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Jun 2016Washington | by Julia Hahn18 Jun 2016Washington
  • Democrat Wants Taxpayers to Pass Drug Test to Qualify for Deductions [semi-satire]

    06/19/2016 10:26:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis) has introduced legislation that would require taxpayers to pass a drug test before being allowed to itemize deductions on their 1040 tax forms. The bill is in retaliation for state laws that require welfare recipients to pass drug tests in order to receive benefits. "I am sick and tired of Republicans forcing poor people to jump through hoops to receive the money they are entitled to under the law," Moore complained. "We enacted these programs to help the unfortunate. Few members of society are as unfortunate as drug addicts. They are slaves to chemicals that their...
  • Chuck Todd To Paul Ryan: Supporting Trump Puts ‘Party Over Country’

    06/19/2016 8:23:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton: the patriotic choice for president? That seems the implication of Chuck Todd’s challenge to Paul Ryan in an interview aired on today’s Meet The Press. When Ryan told Todd that as Speaker of the House, he was supporting Trump, Todd retorted: “you just made a case though for party over country.” How absurd! As Ryan rightly went on to explain to Todd, “No I didn’t! I know Hillary Clinton won’t agree with anything we want to do. She’ll put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She won’t agree with any of the conservative reforms we’re trying to...
  • Tucker Carlson: Paul Ryan Is ‘Working for the Hillary Campaign’ (VIDEO)

    06/19/2016 8:06:49 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan continued to knock Donald Trump on Saturday.
  • Lawmaker wants the rich to be drug tested before receiving high-dollar tax deductions

    06/18/2016 5:40:00 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Andrew Bahl
    Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in February. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) A Congresswoman who is “sick and tired” of drug testing welfare recipients has introduced a bill in Congress that would subject the rich to many of those same requirements. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., unveiled Thursday the Top 1% Accountability Act, which would require those claiming itemized deductions of more than $150,000 on their tax returns to submit to drug tests or file for less generous tax deductions. The proposal is a shot across the bow at Republican governors in states, including Moore’s home state of Wisconsin, that require the...
  • Senate GOP Rebuffs Trump on Gun Control Call

    06/17/2016 6:09:55 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 165 replies
    News Max ^ | June 17, 2016
    Donald Trump — already the bane of many establishment Republicans — is now in a new battle with the GOP rank-and-file over gun control measures. The Washington Post reports that Trump's surprise call for congressional action on new gun-control legislation is getting the cold shoulder from his party and likely pit GOP lawmakers against their presumptive presidential nominee. The new wrinkle comes as Capitol Hill tries to cope with calls for new gun laws in the wake of Sunday's attack in Orlando, in which a gunman with terrorist allegiances killed 49 people and injured 53 at a crowded nightclub. Sen....
  • Paul Ryan: Donald Trump can help make reality of bold House policy agenda

    06/02/2016 12:53:48 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 18 replies
    gazettextra.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Rep. Paul Ryan
    But the House policy agenda has been the main focus of our dialogue. We’ve talked about the common ground this agenda can represent. We’ve discussed how the House can be a driver of policy ideas. We’ve talked about how important these reforms are to saving our country. And we’ve talked about how, by focusing on issues that unite Republicans, we can work together to heal the fissures developed through the primary. Through these conversations, I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives. That’s why I’ll be voting for...
  • Day after endorsement, Ryan slams Trump

    06/03/2016 12:45:25 PM PDT · by georgiegirl · 27 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 6/3/16 | David Wright
    (CNN)Just a day after House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump, he turned around and blasted the presumptive Republican nominee for attacking the judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit.
  • Republican elites retreat to a Trump-safe space: Mitt Romney's place

    06/08/2016 4:03:37 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    (CNN)One year ago the question hovering over Park City, Utah, was which presidential candidate could capture the hearts of Mitt Romney's friends. Less than a week later, Donald Trump said he was running for president and made them his enemy. And he beat them. Now, with Trump as the GOP nominee, those same Republican fundraisers, business titans and longtime friends of Romney are back to huddle far from Trump Tower. Attendees caution that Romney's annual summit -- The Experts and Enthusiasts, or E2, retreat -- is not an exclusive conclave for the #NeverTrump movement. Yet it is the closest thing...
  • House Speaker Ignores Mass Muslim Migration’s Connections to Radical Islamic Terrorism

    06/14/2016 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/14/16 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Specifically, the three questions Ryan’s office is refusing to answer are: 1.) Will Speaker Ryan immediately pull all funding for Muslim refugee resettlement in America? 2.) Does Speaker Ryan think America should allow any Muslims to continue immigrating into America after this terrorist attack? 3.) Since President Obama is still refusing to call this radical Islamic terrorism, Donald Trump is calling for the president to immediately resign from the White House. Does Speaker Ryan agree or should President Obama yet again be allowed to keep ignoring the threat and face no consequences? Ryan, of course, as Speaker has facilitated the...
  • Paul Ryan: A Muslim Ban Is "Not In Our Country's Interests"

    06/14/2016 8:09:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Charles Spiering
    After presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reasserted his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, House Speaker Paul Ryan signaled his dissent.
  • After Orlando, Republican Party Unity Behind Trump Grows More Elusive

    06/14/2016 7:11:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    House Speaker Paul Ryan told a room of Republican donors and elites in Park City, Utah last weekend that he endorsed Donald Trump to keep the Republican Party together. That explanation implied that if the highest ranking Republican didn't support the top of the ticket and went against the legitimate winner of the primary electoral process that the Republican Party would limp forward as a divided party with no chance of electoral success. The Speaker suggested that he put party above personal preference for the sake of unity. Just days later, party unity appears even more fragile. Since wrapping up...
  • Paul Ryan Lies to O’Reilly: Says He Passed Bill to Pause Somali Refugee Program

    06/16/2016 6:33:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In a Wednesday interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, House Speaker Paul Ryan made a demonstrably false declaration about his efforts to pause the Somali refugee program. During the interview, O’Reilly criticized Ryan for failing to message on immigration controls and asked Ryan specifically about the Somali refugee crisis in Minnesota. O’Reilly: “We have a Somali problem up in Minneapolis-St. Paul. [We] have a problem there and those are refugees from Somalia. And if, God forbid, some refugee comes in and blows people up, it’s going to be grisly.” Ryan replied by explaining that he passed a bill to pause...
  • The difference between them and us is glaring and “They” still don’t get it

    06/15/2016 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/15/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The news that an Iowa Republican State Senator has dropped out of the Republican Party is indeed significant. I, like many others across the country, have done the same thing. The “bold” move by Senator David Johnson whose district is described as “heavily Republican” came as what I initially thought might be good news, “Finally they are beginning to understand our frustration with them and responding accordingly,” I thought; but I was wrong. I had hoped that Johnson left the Republican Party because of Paul Ryan’s childish grandstanding or his lies about ending Obamacare. “Maybe Ryan’s insistence upon helping Barack...
  • Paul Ryan's "flexibility" (aka "betrayal") on gun control compromise

    06/16/2016 12:24:50 PM PDT · by Javeth · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | October 23, 2015 | Tim Macy
    As I warned you in a previous alert, Rep. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty (giving the franchise to millions of anti-gun voters), and he has a record of compromising gun rights. For example, Ryan voted for the Thompson-King amendment last year — an anti-gun amendment that would add an additional $19.5 million to pay states to turn in more names to the federal gun-ban (NICS) list. More names into the NICS system? You mean like adding more law-abiding veterans and senior citizens? These Americans have done nothing wrong, other than choosing to live in a country that wants to strip them...
  • Hey, Paul Ryan, SHUT THE (BLEEP) UP!

    06/17/2016 8:56:04 AM PDT · by orchestra · 14 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 6/16/2016 | Amy Moreno
    The Speaker of The House is a One-man SuperPac for Hillary Clinton Every time we turn around, nincompoop Paul Ryan is attacking our party’s front-runner, Donald Trump. The people’s choice. And I’m pretty damn sick of it. I’m sick of his elitist attitude. He’s “Smug Mittens” without the baller cash.
  • 'Muslims are our partners': Paul Ryan wallops Trump a day after terror speech...

    06/14/2016 11:54:38 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 152 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2016 | David Martosko
    House Speaker Paul Ryan drove another wedge between himself and Donald Trump on Tuesday with a stinging rebuke of his party's presumptive presidential nominee's proposed pause on non-citizen Muslim immigration – saying 'Muslims are our partners' in the war on terror. 'I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country's interest,' Ryan said during a press conference at the Republican National Committee's Capitol Hill headquarters. 'I do not think it is reflective of our principles – not just as a party, but as a country,' he said. 'And I think the smarter way to go in all respects...
  • Paul Ryan: We Have Not Pushed Kate’s Law Because We Do Not Want to Clog Up Jails with Illegal [tr]

    06/16/2016 10:48:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In a Wednesday Fox News interview, Speaker Paul Ryan seemed to suggest that the reason the House has not pushed Kate’s Law is because he is opposed to “clogging up our jails” with illegal alien drunk drivers.
  • Paul Ryan says American freedoms at risk in separation-of-powers debate with Trump

    06/16/2016 12:41:47 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 112 replies
    House Speaker Paul Ryan talks to reporters at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill on June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., issued a stern warning Thursday about the rhetoric coming from Donald Trump about the way government should work. “We will lose our freedoms in this country, including all of the Bill of Rights, if we don’t robustly defend the separation of powers,” Ryan said at his weekly press conference inside the U.S. Capitol. Ryan was asked by reporters numerous times about Trump’s recent conduct. Just this week, the presumptive Republican presidential...
  • Paul Ryan Lies to O’Reilly: Says He Passed Bill to Pause Somali Refugee Program

    06/17/2016 6:13:36 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | June 16, 2016
    In a Wednesday interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, House Speaker Paul Ryan made a demonstrably false declaration about his efforts to pause the Somali refugee program. During the interview, O’Reilly criticized Ryan for failing to message on immigration controls and asked Ryan specifically about the Somali refugee crisis in Minnesota. O’Reilly: “We have a Somali problem up in Minneapolis-St. Paul. [We] have a problem there and those are refugees from Somalia. And if, God forbid, some refugee comes in and blows people up, it’s going to be grisly.” Ryan replied by explaining that he passed a bill to pause...
  • Plurality of Likely Voters Now Agree With TRUMP – Support Temporary Muslim Ban in US

    06/17/2016 11:45:48 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 30 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 17, 2016
    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan vowed today to stop Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the United States. Ryan, an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, said he he will, “Sue any president that exceedis his or her powers.” For the record– 47.2% of likely voters agree with Trump today that the US should temporarily stop all Muslims from entering the United States. 45.5% of likely voters disagree. That number has increased by 13 points this month.
  • Paul Ryan On Stopping Trump's Muslim Ban: We'll Sue Him!

    06/17/2016 9:03:03 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 341 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 6/17/2016 | Tierney Sneed
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has made clear he doesn't agree with a proposal put forward by Donald Trump -- whom Ryan has endorsed -- to ban Muslim immigration into the United States, but in an interview with the Huffington Post Thursday, Ryan floated taking a President Trump to court if he tried to implement such a ban or some of his other controversial proposals unilaterally. “I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan said in a back-and-forth about Trump's claims that he could implement a Muslim ban or build a Mexican border wall without congressional...
  • Democrats heckle Ryan on House floor day after Orlando nightclub massacre

    06/14/2016 1:15:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 14, 2016
    The debate over how to stop attacks like the terror massacre in Orlando erupted on the House floor late Monday as Democratic lawmakers loudly criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other GOP leaders for taking no action on the nation’s gun laws. The disruption underscored the political divide in the wake of the attack, with many Democrats looking to tighten gun laws in response and Republicans looking to crack down on the strain of radical Islam that seemingly motivated the shooter. The flare-up on the floor erupted when Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., attempted to ask Ryan when bills curbing...
  • Speaker Ryan Distances Himself From Trump Muslim Ban

    06/14/2016 4:10:02 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 14,2016
    Ryan and like-minded establishment Republicans have struggled to reconcile their desire to unify the party in advance of a tough fight against Democrat Hillary Clinton while at the same time separating themselves from some of the positions and rhetoric of Trump, who defeated 16 rivals to win the presidential nomination Ryan said "the smarter way to go" would be to have a "security test" for Middle Eastern immigrants to ensure proper security screening. He noted that the House passed legislation to tighten visa restrictions that President Barack Obama signed into law, but that the Senate had blocked another measure that...