Days after denying rumors of his impending retirement, U.S. speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday that he was not seeking another term in the U.S. congress.
Ryan – elected speaker in 2015 – steps down as his “Republican” majority faces a pernicious threat from Democrats in the 2018 midterm election.
Curiously, the 48-year-old politician stated that he would be “leaving this majority in good hands with what I believe is a very bright future.”
In fact Trump, on cue, took to his Twitter page to praise Ryan …
“Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question,” Trump tweeted. “We are with you Paul!”
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Despite the glaring failure of the GOP majority to repeal Obamacare, secure our nation’s borders, provide significant middle class tax relief 0r cut wasteful spending (among other things), Ryan had the audacity to say the country was better off thanks to his “leadership.”
“I like to think I’ve done my part, my little part in history to set us on a better course,” Ryan said.
America is more than $21 trillion in debt – with $1 trillion annual deficits once again looming on the horizon. Even if the U.S. economy is able to expand at a three percent annual clip (a threshold it hasn’t hit in more than a decade), there is nothing short of fiscal armageddon ahead.
Just last month, Ryan’s “Republicans” approved another $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. This Democratic-backed boondoggle – which Ryan rammed through the House without even allowing his caucus time to read it – gutted funding for Trump’s proposed border wall yet kept money flowing to liberal “sanctuary cities” (including those whose leaders tip off the targets of federal agents who are trying to enforce our nation’s already lax immigration laws). Additionally, this “bipartisan” spending orgy included $500 million in federal funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood – meaning the organization’s gruesome fetal body parts scam will be allowed to continue.
But hey … let’s all pat Paul Ryan on the back, right?
Ryan’s ascension to the Speaker’s office three years ago didn’t fool us …
“Meet the new boss: Same as the old boss,” we wrote.
Amazingly, though, Ryan actually found a way to be worse than the old boss.
Who will “Republicans” choose to replace him as speaker? Well, depending on the outcome of November elections it may not be up to them … which at this point is just fine with us.
Frankly, it’s getting harder and harder to pretend any of this matters …
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