Few things run as deep or sting quite as badly as betrayal does. Democrats know this firsthand. No, not the social justice snowflakes that weep with every new cause sold to them by MTV, but real Democrats. Classic liberals who are like today’s Libertarians in some ways, minus taxes. They are somewhat rare these days, but they still exist. These are the voters who are pro-choice, maybe gay, but still love their country enough to not want it killing leaders in Libya for no reason or running gun via Eric Holder.
Obama betrayed every single one of them.
Today Paul Ryan defined the snake spoken about in many of Donald Trump’s speeches. Breitbart is reporting that audio has been found from October of last year where Speaker Paul Ryan said that he was “abandoning” Donald Trump for good and that he would “never defend him.” Perhaps it was warring spouse talk. Sometimes we say things when very angry that we don’t really mean, and let’s face it, even Trump can likely be frustrating at times, especially if one is tied to the elite and status quo. That would, in many ways, define Ryan.
Trump likely forgave such outbursts because he certainly had grabbed a few comments that he didn’t mean, too. After all, Ryan has said, “His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values. There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future. As you probably heard, I disinvited him from my first congressional district GOP event this weekend—a thing I do every year. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days.” (more below)
Still, with all of the problems happening that seem like acts of betrayal within Trump’s circle, this October 10, 2016, recording does make a person ponder if Ryan may still harbor such thoughts or be working – even subconsciously- against the president.
Ryan made the comments to “his members of the House,” according to Breitbart. It happened after the Access Hollywood leaks regarding crass, but common, “adult rated” talk about Trump getting shot down while trying to seduce an attractive female. Rather than doing what most of America did and say, “Ouch, yeah, I have been shot down before,” or even, “that was crude and unneeded from him,” Ryan goes further. He said, “I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,” according to reports.
There could be a few reasons for this. One, clearly, was to take the moral high ground in front of “his members” so that when he ran in the future for public office, he can say that he supported Trump, but never liked his talk. Can’t we just hear “RYAN 2020” already? That is the game of politics, to pretend that since one is so pure that they would have NEVER said such things to or about somebody. It is all part of the game, we get it.
Secondly, the GOP was still unsure of what they were going to do, with proven warmongers like the Bushes voting for people other than Trump. Ryan would want to remain in their good graces because everyone imagined that Trump was going to get hammered on election night. Thirdly, perhaps he was really upset at Trump for having said this and, while Ryan’s never been a huge supporter of the presidents, he was trying to help him win. The Access Hollywood comment leak was going to dampen the run and Ryan may have just been furious at the new hurdle. This third option paints Ryan in a very forgiving light, but it is possible.
The fourth option is to be worried about, however. The fourth scene shows that Ryan is out to get the president and was caught on tape admitting it! Many are asking if this is the correct light in which to cast him in because, some say, “look at TrumpCare, that is not a repeal.” Sadly, this is the case, too. Trump promised America a repeal and replacement plan for Obamacare and what Ryan is selling is a new plan that does not repeal. Oh, it takes away the fines and has some good ideas, but this is not a repeal. Trump has not lied to anyone yet, since it is still being ironed out, but this is not a good sign.
Paul Ryan’s spokesperson, Brendan Buck, has said, “The world is well aware of this history. This was in response to that, but as everyone knows, they came together toward the end of the campaign and the speaker vocally supported him and even campaigned with Pence.” While this is true, how much of the “they” that came together did so without Paul Ryan’s help or effort? We know fully who won. This seems like a whitewash in some ways, a perfect spin.
It is also being reported that Sen. Rand Paul has been warning Trump and anyone that will listen that the bill (that he roamed D.C. “searching” for) is going to be destroyed once it hits the Senate. It’s notable that Ryan kept his word and did not campaign for Trump during the end of his run, as promised in the tape. This was likely to preserve his own future. Trump forgave Ryan in total it seems and it may come back to haunt him since he said that Trump’s comments are not “principles and values” of the GOP. (more block comments are shown by Breitbart and printed below)
Ryan is so pious that it almost makes one wretch. How would blue humor be a “principle” of anything? Are we to now hold one another up to where every comment that we make is suddenly reflective of our principles? If so, there is no sinner alive who can ever be cleaned and no saint in existence who can ever laugh at a dirty joke. If Ryan is saying that everything that we have ever done wrong is now worth giving the nation over to Clinton, who would bring her high taxes, satanic spirit cooking and pro-Saudi Arabian liberalism into America, then there is but one question left.
Paul Ryan, if being crass or saying something when you are angry or let down defines a person THAT much, then why should Trump forgive you for what you said in October under similar circumstances? That is food for thought, Mr. Ryan, so eat up.
More of Paul Ryan’s comments. These seem to show members debating on saving their futures by not helping Mr. Trump;“
“Look, you guys know I have real concerns with our nominee,” Ryan continued. “I hope you appreciate that I’m doing what I think is best for you, the members, not what’s best for me. So, I want to do what’s best for our members, and I think this is the right thing to do. I’m going to focus my time on campaigning for House Republicans. I talked to a bunch of you over the last 72 hours and here is basically my takeaway. To everyone on this call, this is going to be a turbulent month. Many of you on this call are facing tough reelections. Some of you are not. But with respect to Donald Trump, I would encourage you to do what you think is best and do what you feel you need to do. Personally, you need to decide what’s best for you. And you all know what’s best for you where you are.”
Paul Ryan’s comments about preparing for Clinton win, seeming to show that he knew it was risked. He was willing to risk Clinton in office OVER LOCKER ROOM TALK!;
“But the last thing I want to do is to help Hillary Clinton get the presidency, and get Congress,” Ryan said. “Look, she’s a failed progressive. She’s running an abysmal campaign. I mean, it’s just—it’s amazing how easily she could be beaten. She will take this country in the wrong direction. And the last thing we need is four more years of Obama policies or two years of a Clinton presidency with a Democrat Congress. Could you imagine what that would look like? So the last thing we want to be doing is giving Hillary Clinton a blank check in Congress.”
“That’s why I’m going to spend the rest of this month fighting for Congress, fighting for our majorities,” Ryan continued. “I’m going to spend the next 28 days working hard with all of our members to get re-elected because we need a check on Hillary Clinton if Donald Trump and Mike Pence don’t win the presidency. Greg Walden will get more into what that looks like and what polling looks like, but I want to basically close with this: His comments are indefensible, they’re not in keeping with our principles, so I’m not going to try to defend him. I’m going to focus on Congress, I’m going to focus on upholding our values. We have a great, great policy agenda—A Better Way—that we need to take to voters and show what our party actually stands for and what it’s stood for for generations.”