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    Paul Ryan Declares for Speaker

    Paul Ryan Declares for Speaker

    “I never thought I’d be Speaker”

    It’s official: Paul Ryan has formally declared his candidacy for Speaker of the House.

    From CNN:

    “I never thought I’d be speaker,” Ryan said in a statement. “But I pledged to you that if I could be a unifying figure, then I would serve — I would go all in. After talking with so many of you, and hearing your words of encouragement, I believe we are ready to move forward as a one, united team. And I am ready and eager to be our speaker.”

    The speakership would be a dramatic career twist for the Wisconsin Republican, who was his party’s vice presidential nominee in 2012 and has repeatedly turned down pleas from colleagues to run for the post. He thoroughly enjoys his policy-heavy role as the chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

    The AP first broke the news on Twitter:

    Earlier today, Ryan secured a major victory against his detractors when Michigan Rep. Justin Amash publicly endorsed Ryan for the Speakership. Amash’s support came along with that of 70% of the House Freedom Caucus, which voted to support Ryan’s bid for the speakership.

    Earlier this week, Ryan said that he would consent to a run for the speakership—if the party would unite around him.

    Ryan is likely to be elected when the body votes next week.

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    A complete bum. Which describes just about every member of the GOP.

    The GOP wants war with its base? It’s got it: the party is dead. Like a ‘money pit house,’ the GOP is not worth fixing. It needs to be abandoned, and left to collapse.

    And we have the replacement: it’s called the Tea Party. And its already won 2010, 2012 and 2014.

    Let’s not permit these GOP bums work with the left to destroy our nation.

    Henry Hawkins | October 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    During that interview I heard this morning with Loudermilk (R-GA), sent out by the Freedom Causcus to explain their support of Ryan, he said they asked Ryan why it was that the likes of Harry Reid and Luis Gutierrez supported him. Loudermilk says Ryan told them their support is fake, done to damage his attempt to become Speaker via guilt by association. Oh, really?

    “In the wide-ranging 53 minute video, which took place in Chicago, both Gutierrez and Ryan outline their shared plan for adopting open borders: that is, a national policy of allowing companies to bring in and hire as many foreign workers as they would like. This “free movement” of people across national boundaries is the centerpiece of the open borders ideology to which Ryan has devoted much of his career.”

    Paul Ryan is already lying about his political allies, ultra-liberals like Gutierrez, and he isn’t even the Speaker yet.

    To lie to House representatives, even in private, is to lie to the citizens they represent, and Ryan has no qualms about it whatsoever. He’s 100% pure me-first, screw the people GOPe.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      But Henry, he also said he wouldn’t bring any immigration bills!

        Henry Hawkins in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm

        Henry, ya dumbass, I just provided video proof Ryan will lie out of political expediency. Why would you believe his ‘promise’ about bringing amnesty bills?

          Sammy Finkelman in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 27, 2015 at 5:23 pm

          What Rush Limbaugh said today that National Review reports is that he wrote or said:

          1. He would not bring to the floor a “comprehensive immigration” bill while Barack Obama is president – that is, during the remainder of this Congress.

          2. He would not bring to floor any bill dealing with immigration that did not have the support of a majority of the Republican caucus.

          Boehner had probably decided that already.

    Sammy Finkelman | October 27, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Paul Ryan is very innovative.

    He has evebn managed to overcome the 140-character Twitter limit:


    Paul Ryan @PRyan

    My statement after a meeting of the House Freedom Caucus:
    6:08 PM – 21 Oct 2015

    This goes to a photo that has 4 1/2 lines of text about 56 characters across.

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