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Friday, July 12, 2019

New Book: After the release of the Access Hollywood tape, which featured the future president bragging to Billy Bush about how his celebrity entitled him to sexually assault women, Paul Ryan canceled a scheduled appearance with Donald Trump and announced he would not campaign on behalf of the Republican nominee.

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#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-11 10:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


... Paul Ryan finally admits ...

How long do we have to wait before the current crop of Republicans "will finally admit" what they think of Pres Trump?

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#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-11 10:53 PM | Reply

- Ryan was knowingly complicit in Trump's nightmare government.

He was a prime enabler of Trump's insanity.

Greed over morality, and now he wants a pass.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-07-12 01:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

Paul Who?

Sorry pal, you had your chance, and you chose to enable. Then, on your way out the door, you borrowed an additional 10% of all the debt rung up since 1776, just to give yourself a tax cut at your new job. Go eff yourself.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-07-12 01:31 AM | Reply

Trump can run a faster marathon than Paul Ryan.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 01:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump can run a faster marathon than Paul Ryan.

#5 | Posted by snoofy

Maybe if the marathon is only 2 seconds long and he reaches out for the tape with his combaround.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-12 02:26 AM | Reply

... revelations that only further highlight how Ryan was knowingly complicit in Trump's nightmare government.

Thanks for nothing, cowardly Ryan

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-12 02:36 AM | Reply

Paul Ryan's Deficit exploding tax cuts are dreamy

--- jeffgnoles

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-07-12 12:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump has turned the entire Republican party into a bunch of beta males.

#9 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-12 12:49 PM | Reply

- Ryan was knowingly complicit in Trump's nightmare government.
He was a prime enabler of Trump's insanity.
Greed over morality, and now he wants a pass.
#3 | Posted by Corky

That is BS and you know it.

#10 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-07-12 12:57 PM | Reply

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Thanks for confirming it's validity, Mr Perfect Reverse Barometer.

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#11 | Posted by Corky at 2019-07-12 01:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Paul Ryan canceled a scheduled appearance with Donald Trump"

Sounds like Paul Ryan has some rape skeletons in the closet, and he didn't want to get too close to another rapist, in case those pesky liberals start digging up dirt.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 01:45 PM | Reply

Some of you talk about "enabling Trump" or the GOP congress are a bunch of "Trump enablers."

Serious question: What specifically are they enabling? Which actions, etc?

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-12 02:36 PM | Reply

See: Merrick Garland
See Also: Neil Gorsuch

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 02:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

See: Merrick Garland
See Also: Neil Gorsuch

That's a McConnell thing, not a Trump thing.

And, had Hillary won you (plural to all Dems,libs and proggies) would have been elated because Hillary would have nominated not only someone younger, but she would have picked an outright LW activist judge.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-12 02:58 PM | Reply

"That's a McConnell thing, not a Trump thing."

It's a Trump thing, because Mitch did it to run out the clock in case Trump won.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 03:00 PM | Reply

(The rest of your post changed horses to a pointlessly vapid emotional argument.)

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 03:01 PM | Reply

in case Trump won.

#16 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Exactly. There was no guarantee that Trump would win and it was wisely believed he would have lost.

(The rest of your post changed horses to a pointlessly vapid emotional argument.)

#17 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Call it what you want. It's a true statement and you know it.

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-12 03:04 PM | Reply

It's not just on this thread. "Enabling Trump" is a recurring thing with Danforth, as if enabling Trump is a horrible thing.

Again, what specific actions are congressional Republicans "enabling" that should warrant universal condemnation?

As it pertains to Trump, what are congressional Republicans doing now that is somehow different from congressional members of both parties in the past as it pertains to POTUS?

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-12 03:07 PM | Reply

"but she would have picked an outright LW activist judge"

this is the thread where jeffyj, in addition to knowing it all/all the time, demonstrates his powers of seeing into an alternate future

the guy must be a gazillionaire possessing such super powers. You would think he would have his own web site to showcase this remarkable talent instead of parking his geniuse on someone else site

#20 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-07-12 03:07 PM | Reply

Paul Ryan Finally Admits What He Really Thinks of Trump

So what paul ryan really admitted is what he was willing to do to america in order to get tax cuts for the rich.

(the tax cuts that they all LIED and said would pay for themselves)

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-12 03:10 PM | Reply

Again, what specific actions are congressional Republicans "enabling" that should warrant universal condemnation?

#19 | Posted by JeffJ

That question has so many answers that it would take hours to type them all.

They could have begun by insisting he actually divest himself from his businesses. That alone would have been enough to impeach him if they cared about the country.

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-12 03:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If Paul Ryan had said this while Trump was running it would be huge.

If Paul Ryan had said this while speaker of the house it would be massive.

If Paul Ryan was still in office this might matter.

But none of these are true and he didn't even say it openly.

Congratulations Ryan you're going to the same part of hell that all enablers of mass suffering go to.

#23 | Posted by Tor at 2019-07-12 03:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Which of paul ryan's former puppetmasters is signing his paychecks today?

After you mortgage america's future to give tax cuts for billionaires, you need to take a highly paid fake job as your payoff right?

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-12 03:19 PM | Reply

What a weasel.
History will judge very harshly all of the Trumpenablers.

#25 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-12 03:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"in case Trump won.
#16 | POSTED BY SNOOFY
Exactly. There was no guarantee that Trump would win and it was wisely believed he would have lost."

Yeah, so?
Mitch still ran out the clock in case Trump won.
You're denying that's what happened?
???

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 03:44 PM | Reply

"As it pertains to Trump, what are congressional Republicans doing now that is somehow different from congressional members of both parties in the past as it pertains to POTUS?"

Let's say, in the past, the GOP was enabling the GOP President.
Then, they'd be doing nothing different.

Why does it have to be different than the past to be "enabling Trump?"
???

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 03:48 PM | Reply

"enablers"

*drink*

#28 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-12 03:50 PM | Reply

"enablers"

*drink*

#28 | Posted by Rightocenter

ROC thinks that hearing the same thing over and over means its funny rather than noticing it's an epidemic.

If everyone is saying your party is enablers, your party is probably enablers.

You can't deny or disprove it so you make jokes about it.

(Here's the part where you switch to you other tactic of fantasizing about your opponent's mood.)

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-12 03:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Didn't stop the a$$***e from passing his fracking tax bill he's been waiting in the wings with to frack me out of $8000. Frack you Ryan and the crap that you rode in on. Frack you too you ignorant orange slot.

#30 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-12 07:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BAY

Anybody who joined a campaign as Mitt Romney's wingman and KKKarl Rove behind the curtain can't be all that much.

That should have told you something right there.

Aside from that, Ryan is a sniveling coward.

#31 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-07-12 08:23 PM | Reply

If I can intervene as a 3rd voice...

I THINK Jeff's point (feel free to correct me here) is that Republicans are behaving no differently from a legislative standpoint than they would if it had been Jen Bush or Chris Christie or (God forbid) Ted Cruz in the Oval Office. If their legislative priorities haven't really changed (tax cuts and voter suppression ... is there really anything else?!), then they shouldn't be seen as "enabling" Trump.

I think Danforth et al's point is that Republicans don't hold Trump accountable to pretty much anything in terms of behavior, his businesses, tax returns, public statements, policy, etc., even if these types of behaviors would be career-ending for any other politician. This "enables" Trump to not only continue being Trumpian but to actually escalate his behaviors for lack of political consequences. Occasionally we get someone like Ryan or Romney who DO say something, but it's ALWAYS in the least consequential way possible.

#32 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-07-14 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Well said, Dylan.

As it pertains to Trump's behavior are Republicans behaving any differently than Democrats did when Clinton was engaged in all of his shenanigans?

Fact is party members are generally going to back their President regardless of how they feel about him personally.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-14 12:51 PM | Reply

when Clinton was engaged in all of his shenanigans?

Was Clinton doing anything that threatened the national security of the US? Or does boinking (and then lying about it) a consenting adult intern, who initited the conduct, somehow equate to helping, and benefiting from, the actions of a foreign adversary to interfere with our democracy?

#34 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-07-14 07:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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