And then he became Speaker of the House.
Paul Ryan says he doesn’t want to be a presidential candidate.
But for a guy who says he doesn’t want to be a presidential candidate, he’s making a lot of speeches about not wanting to be a presidential candidate. A certain Bill Shakespeare line comes to mind about now.
The GOP is pretty much already convinced that it’s going to lose the presidency.
If it’s Trump or Hillary, the GOP wants Hillary.
If it’s Cruz or Hillary, the GOP wants Hillary.
They just don’t have the testicles to come out openly and say it.
The GOP believes Trump or Cruz lose to Hillary. They’re planning on it.
The GOP is thinking, hell, we may as well lose with “our guy,” whomever “our guy” might turn out to be.
This is American Politics, ladies and gentlemen, politics writ large, and politics writ Establishment. This is the Old Guard Establishment GOP doing everything it can to ensure one of the Usual Suspects gets into the race. The GOP mostly consists of an assload of Surrender Monkeys.
First the GOP was shocked that Jeb Bush didn’t resonate. They were sure he was going to walk right into the presidency. Maybe even Mittens. VP?
Then each one of their other mealy-mouthed do-nothing empty suits fell by the wayside, including Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Lindsay Graham, George Pataki and Jim Gilmore. Hell, my dead cat Mose would have had a better chance at president than Jim Gilmore.
Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Scott Walker, Rick Perry — they persevered a while longer until it shook out to the final three.
Read carefully what Paul Ryan said on Tuesday:
Count me out: I simply believe that if you want to be the nominee for our party to be the president, you should actually run for it. I chose not to do this, therefore I should not be considered. Period. End of story.
So what is Paul Ryan really saying?
He’s saying there needs to be a back up plan, and that back up plan should include someone from the Old Staid Establishment GOP.
Who ran for president.
Wouldn’t that be a Jeb Bush or a Mitt Romney or a Lindsay Graham or a Mike Huckabee or a Jeb Bush or a Jeb Bush?
Hey, what about Jeb Bush?
You know, I think Jeb Bush might be available. At a moment’s notice. He speaks Spanish. He loves him some illegal immigrants. Syrians too, I’m sure. Come one, come all, no background checks, it’s an “act of love.”
But wait. Paul Ryan said we need a rule. A new rule. Delegates, we need a new rule. A rule that says to be the nominee, you need to have run in the primary. You need to have been an actual candidate.
Speaking of Paul Ryan, there is the Super Chapter 9. Ryan wants to go along to get along. And bail out PUERTO RICO with American tax dollars.
Look, I don’t trust ANY politician any more. Trusting a politician is a fool’s game and this country is already rife with a sufficient number of Free Cheese Fools.
Charles Krauthammer thinks that Ryan is just trying to rebuild the party early, seeing its destruction in progress.
But the bottom line? If Paul Ryan pulls the Lucy Football on his own denial, I won’t be gobsmacked. He’s done it before, he can do it again. Think: speaker.
53% of those polled think Paul Ryan is lying when he says he won’t accept the presidential nomination according to a Fox poll displayed on the Greta Susteren show, Tuesday.
You brought this on yourselves, GOP.