Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

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\.

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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.

Enumerati

Ryan’s Approval Rating Even Lower than Trump’s

34%

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.

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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.

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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.

Enumerati

It’s Pay It Forward Time for Ryan — with Campaign Cash

$1.2 million

Speaker Paul Ryan “is distributing $1.2 million from his personal political accounts to roughly half the House Republican Conference today,” according to Playbook.

Poetic Justice

Et Tu, Bannon?

On Capitol Hill, the intrigue’s as thick as the Roman Senate.
If Trumpcare fails, Ryan loses, and for Bannon, that’s great.
So, in a sneak attack,
When Steve stabs Paul in the back,
It’s all for the goal of deconstructing the “administrative state.”

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Ryan Speaks More with Trump than Obama — Duh!

I have spoken more with Donald Trump in the last month more than I have spoken with Barack Obama in the last eight years.”

— Speaker Paul Ryan, quoted by the Washington Examiner. It should be noted that Ryan has been speaker only since October 2015, prior to which why would the president speak regularly to a congressman from a “flyover” state?

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If Trump Loses, Hannity Will Blame Ryan

If in 96 days Trump loses this election, I am pointing the finger directly at people like Paul Ryan.

— Sean Hannity, quoted by Yahoo News.