Paul Ryan Once Again Proves How Spineless He Really Is (Video)

paul-ryan-face-the-nationI’ve made no secret of the fact that I think Paul Ryan is one of the biggest scumbags in all of politics.

He’s a hypocrite, a coward and he’s made his disdain for impoverished Americans quite clear.

Well, during an interview Ryan was confronted by Bob Schieffer concerning a comment he wrote in his recent book titled The Way Forward, where he talked about the government shutdown: 

“In short, the strategy our colleagues have been promoting was flawed from beginning to end. It was a suicide mission, but a lot of members were more afraid of what would happen if they didn’t jump off the cliff.”

Which prompted Schieffer to ask, “Why didn’t you say that back then?”

A valid question considering, to this day, many conservatives still blame the government shutdown on President Obama. When in fact Republicans were the ones who caused it.

And in true scumbag fashion Ryan said:

“Because I want party unity. I don’t think it was constructive for conservatives to be carping at each other. At the same time, the purpose of that passage is to try and unify our party. I don’t think we can succeed if all we do is criticize and define what we are against.”

So, let me get this straight. A United States Congressman, someone who’s supposed to be acting in the best interests of the American people, didn’t speak out against the government shutdown – because he thought “party unity” was more important?


I guess for Paul Ryan it’s not about what’s best for the American people, or this country, but what’s best for the Republican party. Honestly, coming from someone like him, that sounds about right, doesn’t it?

It’s ridiculous.

This wasn’t some kind of small thing, or normal Republican obstruction – this was shutting down the federal government. And even then, he didn’t have the courage to speak out against his own party.

But let’s not fool ourselves. He didn’t speak out against the shutdown because he’s too much of a coward to dare risk ticking off some of his conservative base. If he had called out some of his fellow Republicans, he would have risked angering many tea party voters who were very supportive of the shutdown.

And we know a man with 2016 presidential aspirations sure as heck isn’t going to do that. Heck, why do you think the government was shut down to begin with? Because Ted Cruz was desperately pushing for it in an attempt to pander to tea party voters. All so that come 2016, he can use it as a campaign tool to show how “conservative” he is.

Though I guess at least one positive thing did come from Paul Ryan’s comments from his book – he finally admitted that Republicans are the ones to blame for the government shutdown.

Watch the interview below via Face the Nation

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  • Stephen Barlow

    I am actually just sick of partisan politics. End both parties and have all independents running in one single election, no primaries. Winner take all.

  • forpeace

    I wish being spineless was Paul Ryan’s only problem!

    I have so much to say about him, but these are two important ones:

    “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.”
    – Paul Ryan in a 2005 speech to a group of R and devotees called the Atlas Society.

    But, intentionally, he forgot to mention his idol “Ayn Rand” aka the Welfare Queen was living high on Government Assistance.
    “My family and I were enjoying Government Social Programs for years.”
    – Paul Ryan – 2012 VP debate
    According to Paul Ryan government social programs and assistance are good and perfectly fine to use if he and his family use it, but It is only Welfare if someone else uses it.

  • Corey

    Conservative ideology supports totalitarianism, like dictatorships, the KKK and NAZI’s. This is a well documented fact. Oddly, these “rough individualists” are the same that start lynch mobs and believe genocide is a means to an end. There is nothing good about conservative ideology. Apparently some studies show more people attempt suicide when conservatives are in power. And the hypocrisy delves deeper as Paul Ryan benefitted from government hand-outs when his father passed away when he was in Highschool from what I understand, as did his family. So now, wanting to deny others the same opportunity to get help in making a better life for themselves, he would rather see a single mom with kids have to skip meals so she can feed her kids, and not get a helping hand in the form of fuel assisstance, food stamps, after school programs her kids could attend after their get out of their school day so she can work and possibly go to school etc. Adding more hypocrisy to the pic, Paul Ryan, from what I understand, used to make all his people read that heinous Ms. Rand’s books, who she herself was a government mooch as she lay dying of cancer she probably caused herself from smoking, who bad-mouthed religion, had a relationship with a married man and was a pill popper, an immigrant non-the-less too, all things Paul Ryan and his merry bunch hate.

  • Rebecca Greeneyes Malagon

    Ugggghh !! This Fucking Guy !!! I won’t even get myself started on this Snake.