Is Paul Ryan Done as Speaker of the House?

Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan has been a conservative darling for most of the 17 years he’s spent in the House of Representatives, but his stint as House Speaker could be coming to an end in the wake of a divisive 2016 election cycle.

Ryan, who reluctantly took the job after John Boehner resigned in 2015, has angered GOP conservatives with his waffling stance on Republican nominee Donald Trump and his Boehner-like tendency to compromise too deeply with Democrats on spending battles. For many Trump supporters in the House – to say nothing of the American public – Ryan has become the ultimate symbol of the Washington establishment.

While Ryan is fairly popular with the House GOP at large, he is on probation with the Freedom Caucus – a group of about 40 representatives who are tired of watching their party give the farm away every time a budget fight materializes on Capitol Hill. Furthermore, they have had it with Ryan’s refusal to support Trump.

Earlier this month, Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine put it in blunt terms: “Given the stakes of this election, if Paul Ryan isn’t for Trump, then I’m not for Paul Ryan.”

According to the Washington Post, some on the right want to see some hard promises from Ryan before they commit to supporting his continued speakership:

Some members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus have crafted a list of demands — including deep spending cuts, changes to House rules and a promise to vote only on bills that have majority Republican support — in exchange for their support.

“If the speaker can’t answer yes to those on paper, I’m going to someone who can,” said Rep. David Brat (R-Va.). “From now on it needs to be on paper, in writing, with a blood oath of some sort pledging your house and mortgage on the line, too.”

Ryan’s ultra-conservative voting record makes him an odd target for this kind of siege, but alas, the country – and the Republican Party – is changing rapidly. Voters are growing weary of politicians who check all the ideological boxes yet are rendered powerless when facing down the worst of the Obama agenda. And that’s not even getting into the rising sentiment against illegal immigration and globalism, both of which Ryan heartily embraces.

At the end of the day, though, Ryan’s future in the Republican Party may be entirely tied to the November 8th results. If Trump wins, Ryan is likely safe. If he loses, however, he could face a tremendous backlash for his wavering, lukewarm support for Trump – a version of support that has been largely characterized by repeated public criticisms of the nominee. Should the House Freedom Caucus and the conservative electorate hold Ryan responsible for Trump’s defeat, it could signal the end of the line for the once-promising GOP superstar.

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  1. He should be done even if Trump wins. Ryan and his ilk destroyed the republican party. I only hope they haven’t destroyed the USA in the process.

    • No, the demotards beat them to it by decades….

    • Trump destroyed the GOP, moron.

      • no he didn’t, they destroyed themselves bc the idiots couldn’t handle a true American. if anything Trump exposed your clinton clown nuts!

      • Mr. Trump just exposed them for what they are. N.W.O. Elitists who only care about themselves and their high life styles, paid via your and my tax dollars.
        We the voters are also responsible because we keep voting in the same people time and time again hoping for them to do what they say they will do.
        Einstein called this insanity, doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a different result. How has that worked out so far? L.O.L.

        • Who are “them”? Pretty close to dTrumpf description – and stolen money instead of taxpayer funds. Dumping the half-wits in the House will solve the majority of problems caused in DC.

        • Arietta Geisenheimer

          How much of our money has been wasted and how many lives lost and imprisoned and murdered??These are the biggest crimes since the founding of AMERICA. Ihope we can right the ship.

        • Einerein WAS a pretty bright fellow. So unlike most posters on this site.

      • C William Hanscom

        Wrong. Trump had nothing to do with it. They did it all by themselves by sleeping with the Democrats in stead of standing with what they promised the very people who put them there. I know now you are a democrat because not only are you blind but stupid to boot. TRUMP HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT !!!

      • You should get out of your mother’s basement a bit more, you know, see reality and things like that.

      • Stop, with the one liners and explain, exactly how Trump destroyed the GOP….Ahhh….You can’t, since he’s NOT a politician.

        • My one liners make a lot more sense, period. You DID get one thing right, he definitely is not a politivian – he lies much more frequently AND is the GOP nominee – LOL!!!.

      • Arietta Geisenheimer

        Trump brought life to government in US

    • So true—amazing to see ( Thanks to Trump getting us all away from political correctness- a democratic tool to squelch the truth) The clear validation of so many in DC to be self serving and in the pockets of sponsors/special interest groups ( Corruption). Here’s who’s responsible : Who’s responsible for Our problems?

      One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

      It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.
      When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

      If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.
      If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
      If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan …
      If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.
      There are no insoluble government problems.

      Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.

      Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

      Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
      They, and they alone, have the power.
      They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses, provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…

      We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

      Vote Trump or loose our freedoms/ country forever!

      • I love the way how you express yourself.

        • Thank you– so important to get the true info out to people. Too bad the news Media is so one sided.

          • Arietta Geisenheimer

            You are the news media! IN fact, I heard some want to block “comments” because this is where we decipher the truth-not in the articles themselves.

          • Yea, der tRumpenfuehrer has only gotten about a $Trillion worth of free publicity from the “one-sided” media! Does seem pretty one-sided to me, too.

      • You speak truth, pretty rare on this site. Sadly, der tRumpenfuehrer will only make things worse than they are. If you are fond of felons, tRumpf is your man all right.

    • Good post.

  2. He’s married to a major Dem Lobbyist, that tells you where his loyalty is. FU Paul Ryan!

    • Who happens to be a millionaire +, so what’s Ryan care about you or me?

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      • Arietta Geisenheimer

        They are all millionnaires. THat is not the issue. The issue is “Are they working for the American people and are they ethical??” I think Paul Ryan is neither. He has shown his true colors and he has no courage in the fight for the life of our country.

        • They go in maybe a little wealthy or not at all but come out millionaires from the almighty donor dollars, along with all the benefits and perks we DID NOT okay and these will be removed and only 2 terms. Any taking of the almighty donor dollar and you are fired! PERIOD. We have had it.

          • Arietta Geisenheimer

            I agree. I was talking about people like Mit Romney who are already wealthy and Donald Trump. People are not necessarily dishonest because they are wealthy.

          • Like Job and Solomon. Trump is an honest rich man. Very Rare!

          • Arietta Geisenheimer

            Yes, if we do this we are arrested for bribery

          • That is why they go into politics. A single term in Congress and their pension of “full salary as a member of Congress” is set for life. That means that when they retire they will receive over $100K per year for the rest of their life after not contributing one cent to the pot. WE NEED TERM LIMITS THAT CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED THROUGH AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF STATES. These “criminals” will NEVER touch the subject on their own. A Convention of States is the only way to force it to happen.

          • Trump has said a Constitutional Amendment for term limits. Drain that swamp.

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        • They get millions of dollars from special interest groups for their votes.

          • Ryan, Boehner and McConnell already received $$$ front he TPP especially when they resurrected it from the “dead” pile.

          • Someone sent me a website showing where the senators and representatives gets millions of dollars if they vote a certain way. I believe that is called the “ESTABLISMENT”. No wonder they don’t want TRUMP to become President. They will lose all that power and money. Shame on them. The system is definitely rigged. But we still have too many walking dead citizens that roam amongst us that still vote for these crooks.

          • Also the lobiests are screwing up our nation with there pay to play scheme. Trump will put a stop on this.

          • Some doctor told me that the lobbyists run this country. That is how clinton got filthy rich. Pay for play. She took it to another level when she involved the muslims. Do you think that is why all the muslims are getting to come over here. By the way, obama is not allowing christians from these countries into the US.

        • Can you say TERM LIMITS?? Yeah, I knew you could!

        • Exactly. He was elected to help us the Dems and the massive overspending, going on, and he went right along with them, and caved!

        • I was sad to see how many times he sided with Obama on issues important to the party…abortion etc.

          • It’s called “Treason”. siding with the enemy against the people you are supposed to be representing.

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      • They’re all miliionares…..

      • His wife inherited monies after her mother dies…I suggest we you ask Ryan personally by writing him about his care for the party. Love to hear his answer..let’s be fair and do our homework before posting.

    • Not as dense as he appears!

    • Plus, his sister is being considered for SCOTUS by KILLery Klinton – if she wins.

    • You post well.

    • Arietta Geisenheimer

      Ditto

    • Sounds like the many (in the media) who are married to others who work for the clintons. Reminds you of the last 2 episodes of the Walking Dead.

    • She was a lobbyist before marrying Ryan…do your homework. I am just as frustrated at what is going on in my new found party but you must do your homework and not just throw stones.

      • Here’s the incestious relationships!

        IF YOU HAD A HUNCH THE NEWS SYSTEM WAS SOMEWHAT RIGGED AND YOU COULDN’T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, THIS MIGHT HELP YOU SOLVE THE PUZZLE.

        ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser.

        CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

        ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney.

        ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary.

        ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.

        CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

        Ya think there might be a little bias in the news?

    • Paul Ryan led so many young ignorant Republicans in the House of Representatives to vote for the Obama Omnibus bill, without even knowing what was in it. It included hundreds of millions of dollars for Obama to import unvetted Muslim rapeugees and terrorists into unsuspecting communities around America at taxpayer expense. Ryan is a traitor. There are many others who are truly conservative and stood against Ryan and Obama who are qualified to be Speaker of the House under a Trump Administration.

    • I knew he was a phony but I did not know what you have just told me. He is even a greater piece of scum than I thought. Married to one of them!

  3. If anyone is going to point fingers…then point fingers at the dumb-bell Republicans who voted Ryan back into Office. He’s been a career politician, and a prime example of what Mr. Trump has been saying all along. It’s time to rid ourselves of the elites in D.C. You can’t expect change, by re-electing the same back into political office. Time for new fresh ideas, instead of the same cronies being re-elected. I even voted against my own Republican Senator, because he’s been in office too long, and hasn’t done very little…only until it’s time for re-election…then he’s all out in force to get re-elected. I hope others will do the same an vote these career politicians OUT once and for all, so we can get back our country. Enough is enough.

    • Amen to that, along with McConnell’s and all other RINOS still in office!, if they remain in office so will the mentality, therefore out they should go!

      • We may have to kill them to get them out!

        • Hmm. I wouldn’t publish those comments, no matter how much you dislike them. I’m not your friend, but to quote Thomas Jefferson “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”

    • I call it old politics, we need new, like you said new & fresh idea’s.

  4. Michael Dennewitz

    That little sniffling moron is as self centered and money hungry as ALL the other politicians, corrupt as hell. DC needs one hell of a house cleaning… ?

  5. He is a traitor to the Conservative party and needs to be removed as soon as Trump gets in.

    • All Conservatives are traitors – get over it.

      • that’s why Trump needs to be president – he is not a politician! He will win so you better get use to it.

        • You got my support.

        • Arietta Geisenheimer

          Ditto

        • Not going to happen. Idiots only comprise about 35% of the electorate. That leaves 65% too intelligent to vote for dRumpf.

          • only the deaf, dumb, and blind are voting for clinton the clown. Get use to it bc Trump will be our next president! Thank God!

          • The deaf, the dumb (as in can’t talk), and the blind are so much more competent in their judgment than the True American Horror Story known as der tRumpenstein and followers it boggles the mind of all except the Lunatics.

          • it’s really ashame that you would put my country in the gutter, with clinton at the helm!. Clinton is unpatriotic, clueless, corrupt, angry, mean spirited, liar, thug lover, cop hater, do nothing woman and her supporters are just as bad. Guess you don’t mind open borders so EVERYONE can come thru, drug dealers, criminals, and the like. Guess you like clinton the clown don’t care about the children or women like your leader professes. She hates blacks, catholics, latinos, jews and God knows whoever else, this woman spews hate and you feel good that you are voting for this type of person. more power to you and your family. She doesn’t give a damn about ISIS and when they come here and kill eveyrone you won’t have to worry about your family, jobs, taxes, or anything else. End of story….

          • You’re really f..ked up in the head, aren’t you.

          • no that’s your department – any body who thinks Clinton would make a good president is definately effed up! you can’t handle the truth – so go peddle your lame posts somewhere else. TRUMP WILL WIN !

          • BTW HAVE YOU LOOKED AT THE MANY POSTS HERE SUPPORTING TRUMP! COULD BE BC HE IS THE GREAT WHITE HOPE!

          • U misspelled DOPE.

          • you should get a job with the clinton clowns – being a dope is right up your alley and theirs. TRUMP WILL BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT – READ IT AND WEEP!

          • that’s why they call obama – odummer and clinton Hi liar y Rotten Clinton!

      • C William Hanscom

        I take that statement personally rdells. I served my country with honor and I am NOT a traitor. I took an oath which I still stand with today unlike your buddies Hillary and Obama. Both . might I say , are traitors. They took the same oath I did. It was to protect the constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic. They ar both trying to destroy the constitution and the very country I and many other PATRIOTS fought for. Gonna make a statement be sure it is truth.

        • Would you trust anyone with the Intellectual maturity of a 6 yr old In the same room as the nuclear Red Button? Of courde you would! One cannot debate you pathological liars. The rules of the contest assume a grasp of reality that is simply not present. You Faketriots DO run pretty darn stupid.

        • WELL SAID MY FRIEND
          ”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””DONALD TRUMP 2016
          ”””””””””””””””””””’DONALD TRUMP 2016

        • Thank you, sir, for serving and speaking the truth.

        • We know you right winger. You get into politics to meet women. All these years I have been wondering why Repubs and TPs want political jobs such as being president or senators. So their agenda is hunting office women. Look, Trump is a billionaire but still wants a $400,000 job. These right wing people or conservatives only want those jobs to get the best looking women to grope. It all started with Herman Cain groping white women applying for jobs. Cain almost got dumped by his wife. Then came Roger Ailes who we thought was an angel. Roger was groping all FoxNews women until he was exposed by Gretchen. Then came Bill O’rielly being accused by Tantaros for groping. But Bill O was a champion of Family values. So Bill was cheating too by groping Andrea! Now we have their leader Trump being accused of groping 6 women. But he is lying and delusional that people will buy his lies. We do not know how Newt got his present wife before marrying her. He dumped his first wife on cancer operating table. Newt kids don’t talk to their father. Newt is could be a groper. Wait a minute – Clarence Thomas too! This is the biggest fish. Clarence Thomas is Supreme Court Justice-who is supposed to be pure and infallible. I believe it is a learned profession or contagious in GOP and TP-groping women. Megan Kelly is right. GOP is a party of gropers. Please vote for Hillary if you have not.

        • While you were serving, rdells was hiding under his/her bed.

          • Thank you to all who have responded accept rdells and pmbalele, neither of which have either common sense or brains.

        • Arietta Geisenheimer

          True

        • Arietta Geisenheimer

          Just would like to add that all liberals. are not extremists. I thought I was voting for the poor and underpriviledged for years. I was dupped and grossly uninformed. Thankyou Alex Jones and Mr Trump for telling me the truth and thank GOD for Youtube and social media. NOW, I AM AWAKE and worring about OBAMA handing control of the internet to the UN. CAn that be reversed???

          • Good on ya!!!! Is the Obama you refer to, Obama the Shill? How disconcerting seeing a president making himself look so cheap.

        • You are so right. Sign – A Korean Vet.

        • Thank you for your service. I to am a veteran of the Viet Nam era. I to took an oath to protect this Country and the Constitution. I am totally appalled at rdells statement that Conservatives are traitors. Not all liberals, just some are traitors. They hire people to riot at the Trump rallys just to be able to say that they are troublemakers. They lie just like killery does. She wouldn’t know the truth if it bit her on the a**.

          • C William Hanscom

            Thank you judy and thank you for your service. Funny how some will attack what is against what is true because they have been blinded by lies.

      • rdells a moronic liberal troll and idiot.

      • We respect our Constitution. Leave our country if you don’t.

        • It isn’t YOUR country, it’s My country. If you have so much respect for the Constitution why are you so anti-immigrant and foolish?

      • rdells – I’m confident that you don’t speak for even one conservative – get over it.

        • Lordy, I certainly hope not. A regular Psycho I can sympathize for, Psychos of a Conservative stripe are far beyond being helped.

      • If anybody is a traitor it’s you liberal / democrat / communists. The first conservatives even before America was official were the Founding Fathers. Liberals were called Whigs and you know what happened to them. When Conservatism takes control again, and it will, people like you should be afraid, very afraid.

      • You are a moron!

    • You are right!

    • IM ON BOARD
      ”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””DONALD TRUMP 2016

    • Even if TRUMP takes this & I pray he does….Our goal is still to get rid of Ryan! He will only HINDER Trump!

    • Absolutely!

    • Arietta Geisenheimer

      Yes

  6. He should have supported Trump if he wanted to stay

  7. His “ultraconservative voting record” exists only in the authors mind. An examination of his voting record shows him favoring Trade Promotion Authority (fast track for bad trade deals), suspending the National Debt Limit and favoring the omnibus spending bill giving Obama $1.15 Trillion in discretionary spending (including the Amnesty and federal entitlements for invaders programs). He’s also colluded in using NRCC funds against conservatives in Republican primaries instead of against Democrats in elections.

  8. RYAN IS TWO FACE TELL ONE PRESON ONE THING AND TRUN AROUND AND TELL SOME ONE ELSE.

  9. As Donald Trump can attest, support from Ryan is not worth a plugged nickel. Moreover, there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi.

  10. I was hoping the voters in his District would have not nominated him. They have a second chance to remedy this on 11/08/2016.

  11. He’s done as far as I’m concerned. He turned his back on the people who selected to run for President. If he didn’t like Trump, too bad, we picked him to represent us, Paul Ryan had no business turning his back on the voters! He is just another, “Republican Insider!” He can go, join the Political Party that Hillary Clinton belongs to, the Democratic Party!

  12. Ryan is a RINO; HE HAS TO GO!!!

  13. If Eddie Munster is ousted he has nobody to blame but himself. A party traitor is all I see in his position. Should have stood with the voters, and Trump, IDIOT!

  14. Hopefully his days are numbered. People need to contact their representatives and make their request known and do it in a powerful way!

    • Congress is Americas last line of defense against an uncontrollable self serving President ( Obummer). By aiding this president everyone in congress is part of the problem. Many of POTUS actions where Impeachable and this congress allowed it in spite of the wishes of the American people and the many times our constitution was bypassed ( promotes Socialism). Ryan was the Speaker and a gutless one at that. This says it best:
      Who’s responsible for Our problems?

      One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

      It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.
      When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

      If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.
      If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
      If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan …
      If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.
      There are no insoluble government problems.

      Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.

      Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

      Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
      They, and they alone, have the power.
      They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses, provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…

      We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
      Maybe we need to call a “Convention of States” to sort out the problems within. Obama, Clinton, and George Sorros are the major source of corruption and should be indicted and put in prison for crimes Against America/Our people/& Constitution.

      Go Trump or kiss our freedoms goodbye forever!

  15. when is ryan going to ask:
    how is the most corrupt person in US history able to run for president,

    WHEN SHE IS UNDER AN OPEN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION???

    never, get rid of this scumbag

  16. Romney, Ryan, De’niro, Madonna, Adella, all of the critics of trump be damned, your vote falls short

  17. He’s a traitor and needs to be removed from office immediately!

  18. He’s too weak, he’s a pussy next to Obama, he caved in to Obama and gave him everything that Obama wanted, gave Obama a GIANT spending Bill when we are trying to curb spending. Ryan is a waste and he demanded to much change in the speaker that he wanted too much time for himself!!

  19. Obamas looking for a hidie hole at this time, he’s involved with this whole corruption deal…. At the top of it. Electronic mail proves this.

  20. Contact the House Freedom Caucus, as I did and tell them you “DEMAND Ryan VACATE the SEAT of SPEAKER”. Two members to contact and their DC numbers are
    Curt Clawson 202-225-2536
    Ron DeSantis 202-225-2706

  21. Once DTrump is sworn in as President Ryans days are numbered

  22. Can only hope they dump him. Like McCain and others they are true Democrats.

  23. There is no one running that I am crazy about, but having said that I will vote for Trump. I cannot believe that Paul Ryan is being so obstent about this. He knows what’s at stake. What’s he going to do when Trump wins? Resign? He will have to work with him. Hillary will be our worst disaster, I did think Obama was because he has done all but destroy America. I could not believe our so called leaders let him get by doing all the things he did to our country. He should have been prosecuted for treason. He did more damage his time in office than any one person has. Now Hillary is planning to do worse. God Bless America

    • EXACTLY the point and truth SJC . We are experiencing The result of turning from GOD .Until we Repent from teaching godlessness , slaughtering the unborn , and accepting gay marriage nationally , we will only continue to get worse

  24. Wow, she (the lobbyist) has got him by the balls and the wallet. That is a powerful combination.

  25. ryan should be done – i have no respect for what he did to Trump and supporters. a turncoat!!!! a disgrace!!!!

  26. I do not condemn Ryan for not supporting Trump. I do not want to vote for Trump and I have voted Independent leaning Republican all my life. I do not like and do not support either candidate this election. I think Ryan was, and is right, if he is really supporting the down ballot Republican House and Senate candidates. If we can get them elected we can stop the damage that we all know for a fact that HRC will cause and hope that Trump can be controlled if he is the elected one. My feelings are that there is only two ways Trump can go if elected, he will either be the best or the worst president ever and nothing in between.

    • So you don’t like Trump’s policy platform ? Or you don’t like Trump . His policies seem to me to be near excellence . His demeanor may be pompous . O.K . Somewhat . Arrogant ? Slightly . Bad hair days ? Definitely . So what are we voting for ? A face and t.v. personality ? Or a constitutional defender and a respector of it and the U.S.A? Plus these qualities are common in leader types .

  27. Can’t wait to hear his famous words, “You’re Fired,” after Trump wins. I just know he’s going to clean house. It’s long overdue.

  28. The original stupidity was not honoring the “PLEDGE”. Marco did, everyone else was sour grapes. Here they had a person people could and did rally behind. They were too concerned over his manners and which fork he should use. The Donald, he plays hardball. The rest of the party not so much. You reap what you sew. Ryan will get his.

  29. Hoping his kids suffer a whole lot with such a piece od slim father.

  30. Ryan was never a good fit for speakership to begin with. I’ve said it many many times. He’s a self centered wimp who I like to call Elf Boy! Not a team player but an Obama ass kisser! He definitely needs to go no matter who is president. Trump will be president and I think he should squash him like the little rodent that he is!!

  31. Ryan must go no matter what—the R party will be much better off without him

  32. We need Tray Goudy as speaker. He may be small but he seems to be an intelligent man, a fire ball.

  33. PAUL RINO. AUF WIEDERSEIN, CHEERIO,MA AS SALAMA, KAPUT, VAYA CON SISSIES,AU REVOIR, ADIOS, TAKE KARSICK WITH YOU. KARSICK WON’T SUPPORT TRUMP BECAUSE TRUMP REFUSED TO GIVE HIM THE FREE TOASTER. WYO WYO OHIO YOU GOT THIS RINO?
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/spiritofamericapartybook/2016/05/04/fbi-endorses-trump-hitlery-gets-two-terms

  34. Ryan as the highest official in Republican Party should give his full support to the nominee Donald Trump, his loyalty to the party is in question, he should resign before Trump decides to remove him.

  35. We tend to call Ryan a “wussy”. He only thinks about what HE wants and what HE wants to be. I personally would not hire him as the cook at McDonald’s.

    • Oh, I would put him on at McDonalds. That way he could experience part time work, little or no benefits and Obamacare that he continued to enable through his worthless promises to defund.

  36. Republicans need to get out to vote for Trump. Don’t sit home.

  37. No just the crooked liberals

  38. PAUL RYAN AN MITT ROMNEY ARE DIE HARD SOCIALIST, FOLKS THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE, THERE WARING A LARGE REPUBLICAN OVER COAT FOR MANY MANY YEARS ”””’ONE STINKS AN ONE SMELLS, ””’RYAN STILL HAS HIS TONGUE UP OBAMA ASS HE JUST LOVES IT, RYAN IS TRAITER FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS HE NEEDS TO BE BOOTED OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE HE HAS TO GO THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE
    ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””DONALD TRUMP2016
    ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””’DONALD TRUMP 2016
    ””””””””””””””””””””””DONALD TRUMP 2016
    ”””DONALD TRUMP 2016

  39. I said, before he got the job, he would be useless.

  40. NOW LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT NOW. HE IS WORKING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE CONSERVATIVES. IF WE ARE GOING TO CLEAN UP GOV. IT STARTS NOW, BY THE BOOK. HE CROSSED THE LINE ON WHO HE SERVES. —–THE PEOPLE— NOT HIMSELF OR THE ELITE PARTY. THE PEOPLE ARE WANTING TRUMP AND THAT SHOULD BE HIS JOB. WE DO NOT WANT HILLARY—SHE WOULD BE THE DESTROYER FOR OUR COUNTRY AND WE THE PEOPLE CAN SEE IT. THE MORE AND MORE THAT COMES OUT ABOUT HER —IT WOULD MEAN OUR DEATH WISH.

  41. Paul Ryan should resign he is only out for himself and not for the American people. He needs to go and now I no longer support this asshat. GET OUT NOW PAUL RYAN YOU ARE A DISGRACE

  42. One can hope he loses his seat November 8th.

  43. He is a traitor and selfish. I would never vote or support him in any future endeavors.

  44. Yes he made a BIG MISTAKE

  45. Self serving like many of them, the swamp is (s)teaming with them.

  46. Let’s all pray that Trump wins and stays safe. I don’t trust Hillary and what she will try to do if she loses.

  47. If I can help paul rino is gone.

  48. soldier for liberty

    Fuck paul ryan traitor!!

  49. Pforfreedom for all

    He is a TRAITOR just like KILery, he is there to destroy the republicans

  50. Paul Ryan has done nothing for his fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives and has teemed up with Obama and helped push all of his executive Dissensions.

  51. “Ryan’s ultra-conservative voting record makes him an odd target for this kind of siege.” What a bunch of BS! Rino Lian Ryan is a socialist Obama butt kisser. The sooner this traitor goes, the better!

  52. Get rid of this Rino, I knew he was no good from day one!

  53. and the establishment reps wanted him as president. suppose some of them should get hellerys lawyer?

  54. RINO RYAN!!!! VIETNAM VET

  55. Ryan is a rino. No different than who he replaced he is no conservative

  56. Mr Ryan need to wake up to the Fact that MR Trump is the nominee, the American people whats him its our Choice not your get behind the party or get the hell out the People have spoken

  57. I don’t call him RINO Ryan for nothing. – And a heads up on Rob the RINO Portman from Ohio too. – He is about tp be elected but both of them need to be sent packing. – Back stabbers and saboteurs.

  58. Arietta Geisenheimer

    Paul Ryan is a globalist. He should be done when Trump wins and he will win!!!

  59. Ryan is a liberal rino who helped Democrats spend trillions in additional US debt.

  60. He has been a total disappointment for me. When he was running with Romney I thought he was a real Conservative but as Speaker he has shown anything but conservative views.

  61. As far as I am concerned. Paul Ryan was finished when he didn’t immediately endorse Mr. Trump instead of coming out with that RHINO horses-it. I expected a speaker who would fight for our nominee and not the waffling SOB that we got. I would say more but it would be more of the same.

  62. WE didn’t want Ryan and this is proof that we were right, but the other Republicans accepted him and they now need to be removed for not doing as we asked them to do. Nothing unusual with that in any case and why with Trump in the WH, we will remove 98% of Congress because they have betrayed us and were elected as our employees and not our bosses, and they will leave with NO benefits or perks of any kind. New Congress only 2 terms and if caught taking almighty donor dollars, immediately fired! Ryan has a problem with half of his family being democrat and since his wife is one, he has been unduly nullified as a republican!

  63. Tea-baggers demand their candidates promise actions that the Constitution does not allow such as prohibiting immigrants of one religion, enforcing christian mandates and prohibitions as secular law or forcing gender roles just because members of one religion are fearful.

    They expect their candidates to “represent” them and don’t tolerate candidates teaching them anything different. If those candidates are elected, they find themselves unable to make any law because other legislators remember middle-school civics. They can threaten to shut down the government if they don’t get their way and the adults in the room can only wait for the tantrum to subside.

    Since their supporters “know” that everyone else is either a fool or a charlatan, the legislator can buy them off by investigating (actually harassing) office holders who disagree. That does not get anything done but sounds so righteous. Representative Ryan cannot change that because his party long profited from ignorance. They reap what they so long did sow.

    • FYI: I do not vote for representatives with the idea of them “teaching” me anything; my vote is to put someone in place who will support positions that I support. Failure to act in this manner will cause me to select another representative in future election cycles.

      • Thank you! That proves my point exactly.

        If a legislator can’t convince the adults to pass a law but will be voted out of office if he compromises at all then nothing will be passed. If I refused to do my job, I would be fired. If your legislator refuses to do the job of government, you would continue to elect him. Hearings with no effect but to harass those in the Executive branch have not changed anything but must make you feel like a real man.

        That is why the party needs to split off the tea-baggers or resign itself to having lost the Presidency and with it the Supreme Court. The Senate is next while the House will hold out until demographics destroy the gerrymandering that has kept useless posers in office.

        • You are a “chooch” -Italian street argot for an “ass”. The preponderance of any one group over any coalition of most or all others will do it’s own gerrymandering, and they won’t need you to tell them how to do it.

          • Insults are as effective against me as they are for Mr. Trump.

            The November 7 issue of “National Review” says: “over every four-year presidential cycle, … a 2 percent increase in minority voters, a 1 percent increase in college-educated whites, and a 3 percent decrease in white non-college voters,…over 20 years — six presidential cycles — that’s twelve points more minority and twelve points less white.”

            My state of Colorado enacted a non-partisan redistricting plan that produced competitive districts. That means a candidate cannot just serve one extreme. Please argue that serving all of the people is not better than serving an extreme 5%.

            Exactly because one party has been controlled by its extremists at the caucus level, my state is passing a state Constitutional amendment requiring a public vote for all primaries of all parties that is even open to non-declared voters.

            Colorado is working it out and does not need you to tell us how to do it.

          • Any one who would vote to make marijuana a legal “recreational drug” is not only extremely uninformed, which your citizens did in fact do, so I must just write you off. I don’t know if you are high or not – either way, your tender sensibilities will not admit of anyone who has the temerity to say something you don;t like, as you have said of me. So -go away, and leave me alone. Any populace that is stupid enough to “legalize” a very dangerous drug for non-medicinal purpose is clearly not thinking clearly. Check out some of the 15,000 articles under “marijuana: on “PubMed”, and then come back and tell me how I can possibly know what your state of mind is, because you just rattle on, and make my point. That Colorado is finally figuring out what it’s problems are – well, that’s a start. Now if they use their brains and repeal the so-called legalization of weed as a recreational drug, then they’ll be making more progress.

          • Are you saying that our entire state is high, ignorant or fools to avoid responding to the original argument? Be prepared to back that up or be just another Trump.

            PubMed is not relevant because research is censored. The DEA decides which drugs to make illegal before any research and which studies to even allow in the U.S. They systematically prevented studies not designed to affirm the DEA and opposed the funding of proposals by researchers and institutions that did not previously affirm the DEA. The DEA received a court decision that allowed it to decide whether foreign research (largely favoring decriminalization) could be considered in U.S. court and rejected all of it in a stroke. What are they afraid of?

            Colorado has had few problems with a legalization that merely expanded on what it and California had done with medical marijuana. The DEA has only raided a few who have broken other laws or encouraged product to be exported beyond the state line. Suits by tea-bagger county sheriffs and adjacent states failed in court. We serve as the model for other states with the same issue on the ballot.

            That said, the tea-baggers and the Republican state party officials oppose the primary proposal while the newspapers and the polls favor it. It says a lot to so strongly oppose the possibility of a fair fight in the future.

          • So you have your tin foil hat on to keep the black helicopters away, do you? Your reply makes my point for me. The idiots that clamored for their own way with their drug addiction bought enough politicians who were just stupid enough to vote for it. So we can’t trust any item or information from the Federal government because there is a vast conspiracy to keep people from finding out what really happened at area 51? I think it’s probably because many foreign institutions don’t have standards for research as high as we do and the little green men from Mars are watching with hidden cameras all over your house. Some model – a state with a large number of stoners roaming the highways. If you are lucky, one of them will run into you because she was high, and maybe that will bring you to your senses, because I see no likely probability of it happening any other way. You just keep frying your brain and after a while you will find out that because of the half-life of marijuana you are high even when you aren’t smoking but it will seem normal because it has become normal for you. And you’ll just continue to load your brain and smoke even more – some day that will all catch up with you but by then you may have permanent brain damage and that you will live to regret. But there is little point telling you these things because drug users are excellent rationalizers (to wit: your PubMed comment) Not all Coloradan’s are in favor of drug use, but they do do not appear in the majority or just don’t care. Watch your number of automobile collisions in the next few years. Those numbers you won’t be able to refute, but then again drug addicts are outstanding liars, so who knows what you’ll say. I heard the same crap 50 years ago from potheads, so nothing has really changed, except that the weed is stronger by far and so much more dangerous. Maybe your personal physician can explain some of the damage it does. BUT WAIT !!! He probably got that from PubMed himself, so you can’t trust him/her either.

          • Like the decriminalization of marijuana, open primaries appears to be passing in Colorado. I am not and do not know any marijuana users but knew a lady who committed suicide due to pain prior to legalization. I wish she had waited.

            Enforcers claimed/purchased medical justification to prohibit ethanol and labelled all contrary research irrelevant. We should ignore that along with the insults while measuring the results.

            Small increase in cases of drivers incapacitated by marijuana in Colorado have been compensated by larger reductions in those incapacitated by alcohol and opiates/opioids. Other prescription drugs are largely unchanged with the net result positive. Overdoses from legally prescribed opioids have declined without being replaced by overdose deaths by users of marijuana as a painkiller.

            Similar youth results can’t be claimed as a triumph. The use of ethanol, tobacco and other drugs has declined due to competition from marijuana. Since none of those is legal or desirable, one must call the result a wash with more work to be done.

            Another trade-off is crime. All of those are illegal for minors. Few minors steal to fund a habit and most of their sources involve friends and relatives. The small reductions in cocaine and methamphetamine could be an improvement but could also be random noise.

            A similar pattern for adults (who do steal to finance a habit) can be considered an improvement as can minor reductions in cocaine and methamphetamine (with no change in heroin). Those are almost irrelevant against nationwide increases in heroin addiction and auto theft (for all purposes).

            Proof awaits other states (whose legalization appears to be passing) showing marijuana to reduce addiction to prescription opioids (which is now the gateway to heroin). The delay between opioid addiction and adoption of heroin complicates analysis.

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  65. Paul Ryan Is an amnesty sUPPORTER’! hE nEEDS tO gO”!

  66. It sounds to me like he’s more of a Hil lair y backer than anything and more or less a traitor to the Republican Party and American people!

  67. No matter who wins the Presidential election, P*$$y Ryan needs to go as speaker. If Trump wins, I would expect him to push for Ryan’s removal as speaker. I don’t want that globalist back stabber in line for President as he is now.

  68. The nominationj of Paul Ryan was a miscarriage, he should have never been confirmed.
    He is just a skinnier version of Boehner

  69. Arietta Geisenheimer

    Ryan is a jerk. HE works for wallstreet. He appears to be someone full of himself. I dont trust him. I hope he can be drained from the swamp!

  70. One can only hope he is done.

  71. paul is probably a nice man,,,,but he should resign and let someone do the job who cares for America.

  72. People, if you are ss disgusted with Traitor Ryan as am I, please do as I did – contact the House Freedom Caucus and “DEMAND Ryan VACATE the SEAT of SPEAKER”. The names and DC numbers of two members are –
    Curt Clawson 202-225-2536
    Ron DeSantis 202-225-2706
    Please call them, it’s imperative we put someone in as Speaker who will work with President Trump. Obviously, Ryan will work against him and we the people.

  73. First, his phony reluctance to accept the Speaker position sure didn’t fool me. The man has lusted for that job since day one in the House. Second, check his voting record. The last time he actually acted like a conservative may have been regarding Obamacare, otherwise he votes like a democrat. He has “promised” to repeal / overturn Obamacare two or three times. He has “promised” to defund Planned Parenthood as late as the last budget he negotiated with Obama and approved as his first act as Speaker. Obama got everything he wanted and the country got zip, zero, nada thanks to Ryan’s gutless showing. He has always talked the talk, but has never walked the walk. Even now his latest ad talks about “rolling out” all sorts of new reforms. He has been making that same speech for over a decade and has “nothing” to show for it. Not sure who he is married to but it’s his record that is most damaging to conservative Americans. Way too GOP Establishment for me. He should be outed as the stinking Rino he IS. IT TAKES A LOT MORE THAN TALK TO MAKE A GOOD POLITICIAN AND RYAN IS CERTAINLY PROOF OF THAT. He should be sent back home to work in the family business because in Congress he has been a disaster.

    • You said things so well. Without regard to the outcome of the November 8 election Ryan should be removed as “Speaker of the House” and replaced with someone without ties to that lying Mitch McConnell. Since all spending is supposed to originate in the House perhaps with a strong, conservative speaker we can curtail some of McConnell’s “go along to get along” antics.

  74. Predictably, the ultra conservative community–Teanderthals and the like–stride forward to roundly denounce a major GOP figure for his “failure” to adhere to their extremist ideology. Poor Paul–rudely consigned to the RHINO herd. When will you simplistic, ultra-rightist sheep ever come to terms with that core principle of politics, namely that politics, within a democratic society, necessarily involves compromise?

  75. Let’s hope so; he’s been terrible! Just as bad as Boehner was!

  76. Ryan needs to come clean and put a “D” behind his name. I’m sick to death of RINO’S

  77. If Ryan can’t even convince his wife to vote republican, how the hell is he going to convince the people? It’s time he steps down from speaker of the house. The same way the political ideology in his home is split, his ideology has speaker of the house is split. The sooner he is ousted as house speaker, the better.

  78. All this Bull Sh$t has to stop. What is needed is to Elect Donald Trump as our next President. All the Liars and Cheats will be throw out of Power in Washington DC. Trump will DRAIN THE SWAMP. He will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
    BOBBY ~!~

  79. Ryan is a RINO, and he has no business serving as Speaker of the House. He’s a weak-kneed weasel!

  80. He should be out whether Trump wins or not. He gives Obama everything he wants and I doubt he will work with Trump or bring bills forward. I guess I will have to call all the Freedom Caucus Members as I did before to get Boehner out and I hope others will also.

  81. Paul Ryan is a WIMP Trojan Horse who should be thrown out of the Republican Party.

  82. The information here is an Oxymoron. How can you be right of the CONSERVATIVE VOTE, and Give the Farm Away?
    Ryan is a creeping thing and worse than any wolf. He is a duplicate of Boehner, who was, is a traitor to America. BTW: How is it these SPEAKERS can over rule US, we the people?
    How is it that our representatives, our Congress can be over run by one puke in a snake skin?
    I am with David Brat and Jim Brindinstein.
    Ryan needs to be removed for HIS FAILURES as a Conservative and a Failure in protecting the people from the Progressives who are destroying America

  83. michael schimanski

    Ryan does not seem to care about our Constitution , our people , our nation . New world order , globalization and open borders like hillary wants will destroy America , the land WE all love and the land he does not seem to care about . Ryan , like hillary and the democrats want to allow millions apond millions of illegal aligns to come in through open borders to devastate America , all at the taxpayers expense .

  84. MyronJPoltroonian

    I think the following letter from a life long Democrat to his senators goes a long way towards distilling what has inspired the Taxed Enough Already movement and in explaining the rising popularity of Donald Trump.

    Senator Patty Murray

    Senator Maria Cantwell

    Washington, DC 20510

    Dear Senators:

    I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

    Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

    Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.

    In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance. (Let’s eliminate that exemption and put the Congress under the Affordable Health Care Act)

    You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

    You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote ) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud and absolutely no congressional oversight?

    I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

    As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 -1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

    While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

    As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

    The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

    I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

    My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.

    For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits and replacing their retirement with the same Social Security plan the rest of us will receive (if they don’t put that program into bankruptcy) . This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

    Sincerely,

    Bill Schoonover

    Washington State

    Maybe….just maybe this is the reason the political establishment is against Trump. He may just kill the goose……

    IF WE SEND THIS TO ENOUGH PEOPLE MAYBE WE CAN START A MOVEMENT TO CORRECT THIS FIASCO!

  85. RINO Paul Ryan should step down as Speaker of The House—-IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He has consistently stood by Obama and his policies, contrary to his being a “CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. I’m hoping the voters of Wisconsin vote him completely out of office because he’s a Democrat in Republican’s clothing, his wife is a Democrat and she has biased him against Trump. That is not GOP to me. Man up Ryan and quit hiding in your wife’s skirt. He is also a back stabber and totally two faced.

  87. Throw the RINO out.

  88. Paul Ryan is NO Conservative. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and a turn coat. I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him. He needs to be removed from the Speaker position. I thought he was honorable at one time in 2008, but his actions since then have proven otherwise. If obama says JUMP Little White Boy, Ryan jumps. He does NOT deserve to represent our Conservative group. Get him out of the Speaker position. We don’t like turn coats or obama lovers!

    • This whole damn Federal govt is almost worthless. There are a few Representatives that are still good, but most of them are sucking from our Federal govt’s Treasury tit and don’t plan on doing anything to change that. There is no such thing as being Patriotic to America or her people. There is only being greedy to themselves and their pocketbooks.

      VOTE TRUMP TO TURN THIS GOVT. UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE OUT AND GET RID OF THE DRIFTWOOD THAT DOES NOTHING TO HELP ANYONE!

  89. Ryan should have already been dumped as Speaker of the House.

  90. As far as I am concerned, he is done in my opinion. I would never support him for anything again. He’s a traitor to his party. Who does he think he is? The people in his party nominated Trump and he has the arrogance to go against their wishes. f him

  91. It is long past the time to get him out! This guy is not even a republican, or a conservative. Anyone that could even consider supporting Hillary Clinton should be thrown out of the party. They darn sure can’t be a conservative. Hillary is the most liberal of the liberals, and she darn sure only cares what the rich want her to believe in.

  92. If these congressmen/women care to continue their hold on the house they had best get rid of PAUL RYAN. This guy is the worst of the SLEAZE.

  93. Stick a fork in him-he is done!

  94. I don’t even recognise him as a Republican !

  95. If present congressmen/women plan to stay in the house PAUL RYAN had better removed, and immediately. This POS is no friend nor does he represent the GOP. And those 70 who jumped on his wagon need to be gone as well.

  96. Ryan is done.

  97. Ryan was a loser with Romney and is a RINO. Needs to resign or be ousted…now. My opinion.

  98. ONE CAN ONLY HOPE!!!!!!!

  99. TOAST-DROPPED LIKE A BAD HABIT.

  100. Hope he gets replaced for the sake of our country. Didn’t know his wife is a major Dem Lobbyist but we are
    finding out many in high places in govt have spouses in the liberal media, etc. – so much conflict of interest and
    so corrupt it’s getting to be the norm unfortunately.

  101. “Conservative darling”? He was never conservative. He is what we used to call a shyster politician. But then that makes him like 99 percent of the rest of them doesn’t it.

  102. I hope he is done, period. He is a turncoat who does not honor his word. He’s done.

  103. Ryan is done either way. He has done absolutely nothing for our freedoms. He is tough until he faces any opposition from Democrats. Then he lectures true conservatives how to be conservative. He wins reelection in a liberal state multiple times. Coinsidence? I doubt it. It is the same reason why Christie wins Governor in New Jersey.

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