Paul Ryan: “I don’t want to be speaker”

Ryan & ObamaAnd 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.

GOP InvertebrateThe 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.

GOP RINO FactsFirst 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?

Meb Bushney 2016Then 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?

GOP Fat Cat Old Guard Establishment

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.


Tuesday: a traveling day for BZ

Today — as incongruent as it may seem — my wife and I are traveling from the Mendocino coast back to my aerie in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Because I will be occupied by driving, I won’t be able to blog about the election today, until perhaps much later after I get home.

In the meantime, I have but this to submit:

A photo from a point somewhere within my general mountain locale.

Couldn’t quite tell you where this may be.  Ahem.

But it certainly represents my true feelings today, Obama Removal Day.




Obama Ends Campaign in Half-Empty Arena


President Obama’s big rally tonight (Monday night – BZ) turned out to be just like his first, opening salvo of the 2012 campaign: a half-empty arena in Ohio. According to RealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy, there were “empty seats scattered around the upper-level of Nationwide Arena … Four years ago, after all, Obama was easily filling venues larger than that …” The event even featured Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, and Obama still couldn’t fill it out.

This photograph immediately comes to my mind:

Ladies and gentlemen, think of it, the ramifications of it all:

– Even with the White House Bully Pulpit
– Even with the Demorats controlling the Senate
– Even with the might of the entire DEM/MSM behind him
– Even with the sound of his voice on TV and radio literally every day
– Even with the guilt of Caucasoids nationally

Mr Obama is still not walking away with the race.

Against Mitt Romney, for God’s sake!

Tomorrow: there’s a surprise in every package.




The Ryan-Biden debate, observed:

This post will be fluctuous and updated in something in terms of real time, on Thursday.

I will be monitoring the debate via livestream and updating when applicable.

Live-streaming here.

Mr Biden seems to think that a strategy is to smile when Paul Ryan is replying.

A smile to a fact is not a strategy.

On the other hand Martha Radditz is favoring Biden.

And Ryan is NOT being aggressive — as Romney was aggressive.

Biden continues to smile as if Ryan is an imbecile.

I suspect it is playing.

Ryan drank water.  Biden drank nothing.  A minor point but significant to casual viewers.

Bad: just Biden was seen as interruptive.

Ryan is too deferential to Joe Biden.

Ryan needs to STEP UP and verbally SQUASH Joe Biden, to run roughshod over him.  He is entirely too deferential yet.

Biden got too many “last answers.”  UNanswered by Paul Ryan.

Biden is not coming out as an imbecile.  Assuaged by Radditz.

Biden continues to refer to Ryan as “my friend.”

So far, Romney has impressed me more than Ryan in this venue.  Ryan has been, then, like Obama, too entirely conciliatory.

I am concerned that Ryan is much more quiet than Romney.

Ryan was entirely TOO QUIET and TOO DEFERENTIAL.

Ryan didn’t TAKE CHARGE and make the debate over the Benghazi embassy!

So far Biden took charge and didn’t let up and wasn’t allowed, via Raddatz, to allow anything other than that.

Not ONE MENTION of Christopher Stevens, or his death or that of three other SEALs.

Ryan informs on his Catholic faith.  And how it informs his belief on abortion.

Biden tried to make things as Romney vs Ryan.

Too much derisive sneering on the part of Joe Biden.

Factually, a slight nod to Ryan.

A lesser nod to Joe Biden.

A + to Joe Biden.

A – to Paul Ryan.

First impressions.