Tag Archives: Paul Ryan


Ryan: Trump Stands Up for the ‘Forgotten Man’

“He’s not taking any crap. I mean, he’s taking on political correctness; he’s taking fights that a lot of people want to see fought. The forgotten man that he speaks to is a person that finally feels like they’re being taken seriously, they’re being paid attention to. And he’s concerned about their issues. … That is the guttural core of what I would call the party base right now, the Trump base.”

— Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), telling PBS Newshour that President Trump’s popularity is because he stands up for the “forgotten man.”


Ryan: If Campaign Is About Trump’s Personality, He’ll Lose

“The person who defines that race is going to win the race. If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn’t going to win it.”

— Former Speaker Paul Ryan, quoted by TCPalm. On the 2020 presidential race.


Paul Ryan Has Been Singing the Same Tax Song for Three Decades

“Our tax system is punishing all those qualities that make America great.”

— Speaker Paul Ryan, in a video celebrating the GOP tax bill, when he was a 28-year old congressman.


Ryan: Have More Babies or No More Entitlements!

“This is going to be the new economic challenge for America: people. Baby boomers are retiring — I did my part, but we need to have higher birth rates in this country. Baby boomers are retiring and we have fewer people following them in the workforce.”

— Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), suggesting that Americans need to have more babies or risk a collapse of popular entitlements like Medicare and Social Security, The Hill reports.

Poetic Justice

Lumps of Coal

Healthcare reform just gets more twisted and vicious,
And tax reform looks like a lot of unfinished business.
They’ve all been naughty, not nice,
And after checking his list twice,
Santa Ryan says Congress has to stay in session through Christmas\.


Ryan Thinks Tax Reform Will Be Easier than Healthcare

“I believe it’s going to be far easier for us to do tax reform than it was for, say, health care reform.”

— Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), in a CNN town hall meeting.


Ryan’s Approval Rating Even Lower than Trump’s


A new Bloomberg poll finds more people now view Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in a negative light rather than a positive one, 48% to 34%. Just six months ago, only 31% held a negative view of Ryan, while 47% looked at him favorably.


Steve Bannon’s Candid Assessment of Paul Ryan

“A limp-d*ck motherf**ker who was born in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation.”

— White House adviser Stephen Bannon, quoted by HuffPost, describing Speaker Paul Ryan in the new book, Devil’s Bargain by Joshua Green.


In 2009, Ryan Still Had a Conscience

“I don’t think we should pass bills that we haven’t read that we don’t know what they cost.”

— Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), interviewed on MSNBC in 2009.

Poetic Justice

Rhymes with ‘Paul’

Paul Ryan’s first attempt at Trumpcare 1 was a nice try.
But now has to pass Trumpcare 2 — or explain why.
Ryan’s about the politics,
While Trump’s about the optics,
And if he fails, Paul Ryan is Donald Trump’s fall guy.