“I tried so hard to kill the elderly and the poor… but, alas, they live.” https://t.co/jnt1B9Mvgm
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) December 19, 2018
Ryan didn't *fail* to control the debt. He knowingly expanded it by more than any politician in non-war, non-recession US fiscal history https://t.co/CLZ4hUSS7D
— David Frum (@davidfrum) December 19, 2018
Not permanently, I’m sure; like herpes, Repubs of Ryan’s stamp are prone to reappear whenever our political system’s immune system is stressed. But at least his “I Am the Most Earnestly Concerned Policy Wonk” stand-up routine should be limited to the talk shows instead of the news broadcasts for a few blessed months.
Anti-encomium (anticomium?) from the Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver’s premier pig-bladderer, Mr. Charles P. Pierce:
Speaker Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny starver from the state of Wisconsin, has spent this week bidding farewell to Our Nation’s Capital, and taking both his prodigious ego, and parading the tattered remnants of his utterly undeserved reputation down the boulevards of Washington. To complete the metaphor, somebody should have walked behind him with the shovel and a bucket. Ever the charlatan’s charlatan, and in keeping with the spirit of the season, his prolonged valedictory was as full of shit as the Christmas goose.
It began on Tuesday, when we all paid for a six-part miniseries on the electric Twitter machine chronicling Ryan’s rise from his poor but humble origins as the scion of a family that got rich on government construction contracts, to his hardscrabble years when we all paid for his needs through the Social Security survivor’s benefits he received (you’re welcome again, bumblefck), to his career in politics…
The Twitter epic was bad enough but then, on Wednesday, he favored us with a Farewell Address that, quite honestly, if you spread it on the Gobi Desert, you’d have a cash crop of anything you planted within a year.
(Before going on, can we ask, please, who in the fck did he think cared about what he said in his long goodbye? Democratic politicians never had much use for him. The scales seem to have dropped from the eyes of his misbegotten acolytes in the elite political press; make no mistake, Ryan’s rise to eminence represents yet another monumental failure on their part. And the Republican power base in the House wanted him replaced by Jim Jordan, for pity’s sake.)…
He had one major policy goal and, thank Baal, he only achieved half of it. He did manage to shove so much of the nation’s wealth so far upwards that it now endangers the crew of the International Space Station. However, he failed to throw seniors into the loving arms of his donors in the financial-services industry, and he also failed to turn their health-care over the his donors in the insurance industry. Poor Paul. He was so sad about this…
When @SpeakerRyan came to Congress, @BillClinton proposed a budget that had a $100+ billion surplus. After 20 years in which Ryan chaired Budget, then Ways & Means and then was Speaker, the deficit is $985 billion. We owe him a debt we can never repay.https://t.co/UnoxkKGc0A
— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) December 19, 2018
Wait — did someone say ‘going away’? Nah, I’m sure this is just one more example of Ryan’s and his fellow GOP “leaders” looking the other way while a hostile government infiltrated America…
A minor case brought by an obscure party named in the last of the Steele Dossier memos contains a couple interesting-ish nuggets.
One of them: the Steele Dossier reached Paul Ryan’s office before it was published.
Soooo… what did Paul Ryan know and when did he know it? https://t.co/6xkNvZdbtg
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) December 20, 2018