Bye, Paul Ryan

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Several news outlets are reporting that Paul Ryan will announce today that he is not seeking re-election and will retire from the House.

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  1. uncledad  •  Apr 11, 2018 @10:55 am

    It's too bad Ryan had to call it quits before he could realize his dream of throwing millions of old and disabled folks off medicare and SSI. SAD!

  2. Bill  •  Apr 11, 2018 @12:02 pm

    Sometimes one wonders, where are these not-seeking-re-election/retirees all going?

  3. Bill  •  Apr 11, 2018 @12:12 pm

    John Boehner was easy to find.  He’s a lobbyist, a board member for a tobacco company, and now a board member for a marijuana company.

  4. Swami  •  Apr 11, 2018 @12:27 pm

    Now he'll be able to devote the time to look for his spine!

  5. Swami  •  Apr 11, 2018 @12:27 pm

    Now he'll be able to devote the time to look for his spine!

  6. Stella  •  Apr 11, 2018 @4:12 pm

    Anybody wanna bet that Scott Walker will get out of his way soon?  It's a really nice mansion, and life must go on as it has for some of us.

  7. Swami  •  Apr 11, 2018 @4:19 pm

    uncledad.. smiley  Yeah, it is sad, but you can't say that Ryan didn't give it the old college try.

  8. c u n d gulag  •  Apr 11, 2018 @8:19 pm

    So, poor Paul "Privatizing" Ryan, conservative policy wanke… Er… Policy wonk supreme, got only a few of his political career goals accomplishments done:

    1.  Two massive tax cuts for the rich. And a lot of other benefits for the wealthy ONLY.

    But he failed in his three main goals:

    – Privatize/Eliminate Medicare. 

    – Privatize/Eliminate Medicaid.

    – Privatize/Eliminate Social Security.

    – Let millions of sick, disabled, old, young, poor, LGTQ people lose rights, and their lives, while increasing the wealth of corporations and their owners and investors.

    He'll now make millions a year being a member on countless corporate boards in the coming yeayearryeayearrs.

    Unlike normal "folk," who fall 'down,' conservatives always fall 'up,'

    Fuck him.

  9. aj  •  Apr 11, 2018 @9:11 pm

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    Nunes is calling for FYI director Wray to be impeached. What does Ryan say? Nothing as usual. I can't say what I really think about Ryan,  I might get banned. He is a complicit smirking pile of enabling garbage who believes in nothing. He has shown us exactly what he is.

  10. Doug  •  Apr 11, 2018 @10:03 pm

    There's been talk today about how Ryan is a good man who has been offended by Trump. Some of that is true. Democrats do the politically expedient thing and it's called wisdom – by Democrats. 

    The question which Ryan won't answer is IF.. If the polls did not show he's out of a job in January because of a Democratic wave, would he stay on as Speaker and put up with Trump's buffoonery? I think Ryan would eat Trump's deification (ducking the filter there) for the next two years if it meant he could craft legislation. 

    Being the minority leader is a protest position – there is no power in the House when you are the minority. Ask Nancy. Ryan refused to trade places with her. My 2 cents.

  11. chris  •  Apr 12, 2018 @4:39 am
  12. grannyeagle  •  Apr 12, 2018 @1:49 pm

    Another rat jumping ship.  Watch out for the fleas!!!