May 28, 2021 – The GOP establishment has been trying to wrangle control of the party from President Donald Trump ever since they worked with the Liberals to orchestrate his ouster. It was clear to everyone with half a brain who was paying attention that Speaker Paul Ryan worked against Trump from day one.
For years Ryan and the other donor class loyalists obstructed Trump at every turn. They are the ones responsible for losing the House and the failures of the past four decades to conserve, well anything. That same Republicrat establishment has gleefully approved of every single Biden appointee and has fought him on nothing.
This is what the Republicrat party did for decades on behalf of the uniparty. They played a role as fake opposition to the Left, while secretly working with them behind closed doors for the special interests of the elites. Paid to lose, that was the motto and creed of the Ryanesque GOP establishment while posing as “principled.”
Paul Ryan was groomed by the elite establishment, and they wanted to run him for president one day. They were furious when the Republican constituency stopped buying their bullshit and went for Trump’s America First populism. Ryan, who pretended to rail against Obamacare declined to do anything about it when Trump give him the opportunity.
Honestly, this came as no surprise as Paul Ryan betrayed the Tea Party, and that is bitterly remembered. Ryan spent his entire career browbeating the people he pretended to represent, encouraging them to lose to the Left as some form of losing “gracefully.” Danny Vinik wrote about this betrayal back in 2014 when the Ryan was collaborating with Democrats while simultaneously they were targeting Tea Party members.
The first significant break between Ryan and the tea party came at the beginning of this year, when he collaborated with Senator Patty Murray, the Democratic chair of the Senate Budget Committee, on a budget that avoided another government shutdown. That deal replaced $65 billion of the sequester over the next two years by requiring federal workers to contribute more to their pensions, implementing new fees on airline tickets, and cutting spending a decade from now. While the deal actually reduced the deficit by $20 billion in total, the far right was furious. ‘It is disappointing to see Chairman Ryan forget lessons learned this past spring, when House Republicans united to win reasonable spending limits in the face of President Obama’s hysterical predictions that even modest cuts would harm our nation,’ said Tim Phillips, the president of American for Prosperity. Erik Erickson, of Red State, wrote ‘Bend over America, here it comes.’
This past week, Ryan has hit the media circuit to publicize his new memoir, The Way Forward, in which he puts more distance between himself and the tea party. He has eschewed the phrase ‘makers and takers’ and even rejected his previous analogy of the social safety net as a ‘hammock’ that ‘lulls able-bodied people to lives of dependency and complacency.’ Ryan’s repudiation of these phrases will be seen as yet another dismissal of the tea party worldview.
‘I’m very disappointed in Paul Ryan,’ Judson Phillips, the founder of the Tea Party Nation, writes in an email. ‘He has a raging case of Potomac Fever and his only goal now seems to be embracing John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag of surrender.’
Ryan has not yet alienated his more conservative colleagues in Congress. And many activists, particularly those less attentive to the daily happenings in Washington, may not have even noticed his betrayal. But repeatedly this year, Ryan’s actions have made it clear that he is distancing himself from the tea party. It’s no longer a matter of if the full movement will turn on him. It’s a matter of when. – Danny Vinik
Ryan has made a career not only of betraying the grassroots working class base who put him in power, but he also publicly denigrated and humiliated them as well. Thus as if by script, once again, he is advising the GOP to go back to being paid to lose on behalf of the donor class, while at the same time he’s mocking and maligning the working class of the party.
On November 25, 2020 GOPUSA reported “Paul Ryan Surfaces To Say The Election Is Over; WI Recount Continues And A Lawsuit Is Filed“:
Nearly 400 uncounted absentee ballots from Milwaukee were found in the recount Tuesday as a conservative group asked the state Supreme Court to let Republicans who control the Legislature decide how to cast Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes.
The last-minute lawsuit was filed by the Wisconsin Voters Alliance, a group that got no traction with litigation in federal court before the election. The state’s high court asked for additional briefing as it decides whether to take up the new case.
The 386 absentee ballot envelopes from a ward on Milwaukee’s south side were not opened – and the ballots were not counted – on Election Day due to ‘human error’ at Milwaukee’s central count operation, said Claire Woodall-Vogg, executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission.
Meanwhile, former House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Janesville, said that it’s time to move on to ‘an orderly transfer of power’ to Biden’s administration.
‘So, the election is over,’ Ryan said Tuesday during an online conference sponsored by Bank of America, based on reporting from Politico. ‘The outcome is certain, and I really think the orderly transfer of power – that is one of the most uniquely fundamental American components of our political system.’ – GOPUSA
Ryan has no allegiance to anyone or anything. He is for sale to the highest bidder. This has been his modus operandi from day one, personal self enrichment.
In 2015, CNN’s Dana Bash wrote “Paul Ryan’s new partner: Obama“ which should tell every conservative whose side Paul Ryan has been on from the beginning:
If things had gone differently in the 2012 presidential election, Paul Ryan would be vice president right now.
Instead, he’s allied with the President he tried to defeat. As chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, he’s muscling a controversial trade bill through the House that could shape President Barack Obama’s legacy – and his own.
‘Yeah, the irony’s not necessarily lost on me. Look, I think the President on this particular issue is right and therefore I think this is good for our country, good for the people I represent. Trade is very important for America – it’s how we get more jobs,’ Ryan told us during an interview in his Capitol office this week.
The bill Ryan and Obama are working on would make it easier for presidents to move big trade deals through Congress. It comes as Obama is seeking congressional approval of a historic trade agreement with 12 nations in the Pacific, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Japan.
The Senate approved the so-called fast track authority last month, despite opposition from some members of both parties. But it’s facing a tougher climb in the House amid concern from a sizable bloc of conservatives. – CNN
In 2015 Ryan was working hand-in-hand with Obama to help him “cement his legacy” with Trade deals that harm the American worker, and benefit only the corporate donor class.
In March of this year, Ryan decided to help Dick Cheney’s horrid daughter: “Former House Speaker Paul Ryan Planning To Host Fundraiser for Liz Cheney.” Yes, fundraisers, the only thing Ryan and Cheney care about:
The fundraiser will be held on March 25 in Alexandria, Virginia, as first reported by Politico. The suggested contributions are $5,800 to co-host and $2,900 to attend.
Cheney was one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach the former president, as IJR reported.
This is a constant for the conservatives, having their own party and leadership constantly undermining them and not representing their interests. This sort of betrayal is unknown among the Democrat constituency; the Democrats always stick together.
Paul Ryan’s most recent display of his contempt for the conservative base and working class came last night in a speech he made at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. While pretending to be a pseudo-conservative, Ryan spoke on behalf of the Liberal elites and the corporate donor class, once again being their little errand boy.
The number of GOP voters in 2021 who care what Paul Ryan thinks on any subject: 0
Ryan joined a lobby shop operated by Bill Clinton's advisors after helping to steer Fox News into the iceberg on election day. He's less credible than Frank Luntz's toupee at this point.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) May 27, 2021
Absolutely no one cares about what Paul Ryan has to say.
Paul Ryan left the Republican Party in such bad shape after losing with Mitt Romney in 2012 that we literally had to do an autopsy on the party. pic.twitter.com/m9eV7leLIo
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) May 27, 2021
Matt Gaetz correctly identifies Ryan as a scumbag swamp creature.
In the above video of his speech, Ryan invokes the legacy of Ronald Reagan to claim that Reagan is and was essentially an establishment Democrat. It’s disgusting to watch him piss all over Reagan’s legacy in such a disingenuous way.
Much like the Reagan Battalion, there is a group of establishment liberals, masquerading as conservatives who have taken to idolizing Reagan and creating a pan-Reagan religion. They think that they can manipulate older Republicans and turn them against the fresh, energetic, populist America First base. The idea is to fracture and destroy the GOP from the inside. As Kennedy said “infiltration instead of invasion.”
“I am a Reagan Conservative” Ryan sneered from behind the podium bearing the legendary “A Time for Choosing.” This sign should really read “A Time for Losing,” more in keeping with Ryan’s career path.
“It was a long time before I took an active interest in politics and when I did, I just naturally identified with the ideas of Ronald Reagan” he claims.
He then went on to blather about the “creed of free enterprise, and boundless opportunity, limited government in a free society” that working class conservatives never are privileged enough to experience as they are fighting to survive. That America, from Reagan’s time doesn’t exist anymore and it hasn’t for a long time because of the spineless GOP who allowed the Left to colonize this nation.
Ryan knows exactly what he is doing, by trying to appeal to the nostalgia of the other Republicans and trying to trick them into believing that by going back to the decades of failed policies, they can somehow get that America back. The pissant has no shame as he continually refers to “we” taking credit for the gains the party has made that had nothing to do with him whatsoever, while then blaming Trump and populism for what he claims is a crisis in the party.
His words sound nice and grand, but in reality they are as hollow and empty as his soul. Clearly the GOP establishment is once again turning to their chosen and groomed choirboy wonk, Paul Ryan. His assignment? To revive the failures of the past three decades and return to the paid-to-lose stance they have always held as the fake opposition to the Left. Deep down, these people are no different than Democrats and they want the same corporate friendly policies that benefit them as billionaires and millionaires.
This is the most disgusting, self-serving prostitution and debasement of truth, virtue and goodness that I have had to witness in recent years. Calling on conservatives to become the Democrats is not a winning strategy. But, once again Ryan wants a “Time for Losing” for the American people.
This pissant! Ryan's taking credit, 'we' he says, speaking for the GOP. My ass. It was Trump pushing from all the roundtables he held with the business leaders to persuade for HIS programs. GOP rode on his coattails.
— BK Masterson (@RadicalForLiber) May 28, 2021
How embarrassing, trying to claim credit for something he didn’t do, while smearing the man who created these historic accomplishments.
Give him credit, though. The party right now is terrified of the AmericaFirst/Trump direction of the majority of the party now and they must pull on that leash they think they hold on the PARTY. I don't think this is the way to do it. His words are great, but empty.
— BK Masterson (@RadicalForLiber) May 28, 2021
His words are as shallow as his personality.
He keeps talking about Conservative, but that's false. A squishy Republican, in negotiation w/Left, he caved on every budget he touched. The squishes go conservative only to win small points of insignificance.
— BK Masterson (@RadicalForLiber) May 28, 2021
This is so true, he isn’t really a conservative, what he is calling for is essentially the neo-liberalism of the past four decades, wrapped in a veneer of so-called conservatism.
I couldn’t have said it better myself!