Paul Ryan has been the bane of poor people all throughout the country. He claims that he wants to lift everyone out of poverty, but he’s done nothing to make that happen. In fact everything he’s done has hurt the poor and working poor. Which is very ironic considering he very much took advantage of Social Security when he was growing up. One would think that he’d have at least a little bit of sympathy for people that find themselves facing the same circumstances he faced in the past.
As we all know though Republicans don’t deal in sympathy. For instance they have no sympathy for Paul Ryan now that he’s decided to flee from congress this November. The Republicans have decided that they want Ryan to step down as the Speaker of the House, thinking they can get somebody better to fill the position.
Their judgement is flawed though, considering it would be hard for them to find someone equally cruel to the poor as Ryan is. We’re all aware that their main goal since 2010 has been to hurt as many disadvantaged people as possible, and Ryan has been really effective at it.
Unfortunately for all of us, Ryan won’t even consider stepping down. He said on Meet the Press this morning that,
‘We’ve all discussed this and we think the smart thing to do is to actually stay an intact leadership team. There’s so much more I can do to keep continuity. We have a great leadership team. There’s so much more I can do to help keep this majority.’ He later added that ‘there is nobody who’s come close to being able to raise the kind of funds I have and still can raise for this majority. It makes no sense to take the biggest fundraiser off the field.’
As is so often the case with Ryan he’s sounding very delusional. Is there anyone out there who really thinks the Republicans have even a remote chance of holding the majority in the House after the midterms? I didn’t think so. No there’s a huge blue wave coming for them, and it’s going to be brutal!
Ryan also thinks that the Republicans have a great leadership team, which is more delusion on his part. If their leadership was so stellar they wouldn’t be facing a massive defeat in November. Even most Republicans can see what’s going to happen to their party, and that’s why at least 43 of them have either resigned or have refused to run for reelection. The House will look a lot different in January of 2019.
When asked who Ryan thought would be the best person to take his place as Speaker, he said that he thought that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) should be his successor.
‘I think Kevin is the right guy to step up. One of the reasons why I was comfortable making this decision (to retire) is because we have a very capable leadership team.’
But the remaining Republicans don’t see it that way. They want Ryan to step down now because the prospect of a leadership race could divide their party heading into the midterm elections. They also worry that Ryan’s lame-duck status won’t allow them to accomplish anything before he’s gone.
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