Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Paul Ryan Won His Primary



(*Groan*)


Paul Ryan, the Republican party’s most senior elected official, has survived an insurgent challenge in his own backyard from an outsider candidate dubbed a “mini-Donald Trump”.

The US House speaker comprehensively beat maverick businessman Paul Nehlen in Tuesday’s Republican primary in Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district.

Ryan, who did not accept Nehlen’s challenge to a debate during the campaign, told reporters in Janesville on Tuesday night: “We knew we were going to do well. The outcome is exactly what we were hoping for and what we were expecting. Desperate candidates do desperate things for attention and I think that’s what we saw here.”

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said: “Congratulations to my friend Paul Ryan on a well-earned victory. Speaker Ryan’s commitment to faithfully representing the people of Wisconsin and making the case for conservatism have never changed, and his years of principled public service make him a trusted leader in our party.”


Jeb Bush tweeted his support for Ryan, saying: “Wisconsin Republicans rewarded strong, principled leadership today. There is a #BetterWay.”



You assholes have been in charge of this sinking ship since 1988.  Shouldn't you have found a better-fucking-way by now Mini-George?


Yes, Paul Ryan will continue to be with us.  And yes I've gone to bed with happier thoughts.

However I can take this much with me.

If the Speaker of the House is a member of your party and he loses his primary, you are guaranteed a congressional flip.  That always happens.

And while I have zero use for Ryan, I have even  less use for the wrinkled mummy from San Francisco who leads the Shadow Cabinet of the House.  

Painful as this is to admit, Ryan is preferable (*by millimeters*) to Pelosi.

1 comment:

Jew613 said...

I find Paul Ryan fascinating, plenty of politicians clearly despise those they rule over. But Ryan is so open in his contempt for the American people, particularly the working class.