Paul Ryan

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

WI Republican Paul Ryan's Pledge of Allegiance 2.0 I pledge allegiance to the millionaires and billionaires behind Grover Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and to their interests above all others, so help me God, come hell or high water. The Pledge of Allegiance 2.0 is the implicit pledge made by signing Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge © 2015
Dead-in-the-heads say A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, PA, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up $1.50 a week … she said [that] will more than cover her Costco membership for a year. Paul Ryan, 11:51 AM - Feb 2018, extolling the munificent benefits bestowed on ordinary workers by the tax reform bill he championed  © 2018
Deindustrialization You know you'll destroy this town if you do this.  These are the best workers you've got, and this town has been loyal to you. Why don't you shut down a plant in a big city where it won't have that much of a devasting impact? Paul Ryan, responding to Rick Wagoner, General Motors' chairman and CEO, who called to tell him GM's assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan's hometown, will soon be closed after 85 years © 2018
Dysfunction in government The self-styled “Young Guns” [Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan] decided to make the GOP the “Party of No.” The United States was mired in the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression, yet Republican legislators planned to not  cooperate with the new [Obama] administration. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, How Democracies Die  © 2018
Healthcare We're not going to make an American do what they don't want to do. You get it [healthcare] if you want it. That's freedom. Paul Ryan, promoting Trumpcare's promise to poor people of their freedom to be uninsured and to die from preventable conditions, and its promise to rich people of their freedom to use tax savings to take yet another vacation © 2017
Kwiple dictionary the Honorable (thə on'ər ə bəl) adjectival phrase. A gender-neutral adjectival phrase traditionally placed before the name of a current or past holder of a high office. When in used before Donald Trump's name or the name of one of his kiss-asses, such as Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Devin Nunes, Mike Pence or Betsy DeVos, the usage is ipso facto  ironic. © 2018
Kwiplers say I accuse Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes (CA), Chairman Paul Ryan (WI), Ex officio Mike Conaway (TX) Tom Rooney (FL) Rick Crawford (AR) I. Ros-Lehtinen (FL) Trey Gowdy (SC) Elise Stefanik (NY) Will Hurd (TX) Chris Stewart (UT) Peter King (NY) Mike Turner (OH) Frank LoBiondo (NJ) Brad Wenstrup (OH) of abrogation of duty in investigating the degree of Russian interference in the 2016 elections ——— Specific charges ——— • Failing to call key witnesses • Failing to verify witness statements • Failing to supboena uncooperative witnesses & witnesses who lied • Leaking secrets for partisan gain • Denying Putin favored Trump • Failing to inform Democratic committee members of meetings • Prohibiting Democratic input to written committee reports • Failing to await special counsel Robert Mueller's findings • Putting Republican Party interests above the nation's © 2018
Profiles in courage I'm focusing on what's in my control, and that is what is Congress doing to solve people's problems. Paul Ryan, Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, when asked to comment on Trump's tweet suggested he recorded his conversations with FBI director James Comey © 2017
Profiles in courage I want to make sure my constituents don't go into an agitated and harassing environment. I want to engage with constituents in a way that they feel comfortable as well. Paul Ryan, announcing he's giving up face-to-face town hall meetings in favor of teleconferences and events held on the premises of local businesses © 2017
Profiles in courage Paul Ryan, chief advocate of the hated-by-the-public 2017 Tax Bill, fearing a potential defeat that would most likely kill his presidential chances, says he won't run for reelection in 2018, and will, without saying so, spend years collecting generous speakers fees from large corporations gifted by the bill  © 2017
Profiles in courage We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-Nazis, and those who espouse their views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms. Mitch McConnell, like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and other Republicans who fear being primaried by Trump supporters the next time they run, scoring easy points by bemoaning hatred without condemning Trump by name © 2017
Sleepers at the wheel say I trust Donald's judgment. Paul Ryan on Donald Trump  © 2017
Sleepers at the wheel say This party does not prey on people's prejudices. Paul Ryan, Republican Party leader, reacting to Donald Trump's failure to reject support from racists and overlooking the Party's decades-long Southern strategy © 2016
Snapshot Every time I see the sentence “Paul Ryan is the conscience of the Republican Party,” I think: What is that? Is that like being the quarterback of the New York City Ballet? Paul Ryan portrayed by Fran Lebowitz © 2017
Surely you jest Saying, “Nobody lives forever anyway,” Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, propose eliminating healthcare for the elderly, the poor and the sick True in spirit, false in fact [they proposed making it unaffordable  by anyone except the healthy wealthy, who'll get a big tax break to stay such]  © 2017
Trumpists say I don't know. I'm not really focused on these things. Paul Ryan, when asked if he agreed with Trump's claim that millions of illegal voters voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016  © 2018
Trumpists say  I don't know Steve Bannon, so I have no concerns. I trust Donald's judgment. Paul Ryan,  when asked if he had any concerns about Steve Bannon serving in the White House  © 2018
Trumpists say I think he's just trolling people. Paul Ryan, commenting on Trump's threat to strip security clearances from former top intelligence chiefs who criticize him © 2018
Trumpists say The President's new at this. He's new to government. So, he probably wasn't steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI and White Houses. He's just new to this. Paul Ryan explaining why Donald Trump asked FBI director James Comey to drop his investigation of Michael Flynn after everyone else at a meeting with them had been asked to leave the room © 2018