Paul Ryan sticks the knife into Trump – et tu brute?

 

 

Paul Ryan couldn’t even wait until after the fall election to stick the knife into Trump. In a revealing “gotcha” piece at the New York Times on Tuesday, Ryan leaves little to the imagination about how he feels towards Trump and plenty of dog food for the media hounds to feast on. There are a number of YouTube media types analyzing the piece out there, I found them all sickening. Yes, the Morning Joe was the worst. I’ll spare you and give you this.

At least they attack Ryan.

Thank you, Paul Ryan, for helping the Democrats sweep the GOP from power in November! It might not have been possible without your help!

 

 

Looks like Paul Ryan forgot who was who and in what position. After all, the people spoke and elected Trump, not Paul Ryan.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he’s “very comfortable with the decisions” he’s made during the Trump administration. “I would make them again, do it again the same way,” he told The New York Times in an interview published Tuesday.

Ryan made a determination after Trump’s election that to defy the president too forcefully would invite a counterreaction. He tends to speak of the commander-in-chief as if he were sharing a coping strategy on dealing with a Ritalin-deprived child. “It boomerangs,” Ryan says of being too critical of Trump. “He goes in the other direction, so that’s not effective.” He added, “The pissing match doesn’t work.”

 

Many have criticized Ryan for his soft approach to criticizing the president’s controversial moves, as he rarely speaks directly in opposition to President Donald Trump’s statements, but the speaker says he’s helped to avoid “tragedy” behind the scenes.

“I can look myself in the mirror at the end of the day and say I avoided that tragedy, I avoided that tragedy, I avoided that tragedy,” said Ryan. “I advanced this goal, I advanced this goal, I advanced this goal.”

When asked exactly what tragedies he’s helped avoided, Ryan returned to his tactical silence: “No, I don’t want to do that,” he told the Times. “That’s more than I usually say.” Read more at

Fortune and  NY Times   if you haven’t used up your freebies.

Bonus:

The Godfather II – Michael talking with Senator Pat Geary

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