Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Case of Mistaken Identity About Paul Ryan

("Saving Paul Ryan")

Have the courage of your convictions. Do the right thing. Stand tall and proud.

No matter the platitudes we hurl at Mr. Ryan as he heads towards the exit, no matter our pleas, don't count on his metamorphosis. There is no inner morality just waiting to explode. 

Mr. Ryan has been a willing partner on Mr. Trump's wild ride, his occasional protestations notwithstanding. The signature policy victory of this administration, the inconceivably ugly tax bill, had Mr. Ryan's fingerprints all over it. What Mr. Ryan pursued, Mr. Trump trumpeted.

And yes, I am certain Mr. Ryan privately blanched at the President's boorishness. But Mr. Ryan's distress was not of sufficient caliber to take arms against this ridiculous excuse for a President. For truly, they have been but partners in crime, these reverse Robin Hoods, willing to steal from the poor to give to the rich.

Paul Ryan is no saint. Just a wolf in sheep's clothing. 


Anonymous said...

And a man who professed a balanced budget as his hallmark principle.


Anonymous said...

Ryan will be remembered as the ultimate appeaser and enabler. "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis seek to preserve their neutrality"--RE