Given Trump's most recent melt-down and vituperation, I sincerely hope Ryan
shows some fortitude, integrity and ethics, and reconsiders his position.
worfMcallen, TXWorf, you surprise me. Are you giving up on
"cheap shots" yourself? I look forward to having an "intellectual
discussion" after all these months.Paul Ryan is a very unhappy
man. He wanted Donald Trump to tone it down, and Trump turned up the volume. I
will grant you that Trump's followers like what he is doing, but no one,
and I mean "no One", knows what's going to come out of his mouth
and what he will do exactly. There's a lot of "hope" that he
doesn't go off on a bender and mess everything up after so many
anti-Trumpers decided to climb on the Trump Train.Each day brings
something new and different. It's one surprise after another. After Megyn
Kelly's latest criticism, I expect Trump to put her back on his enemies
list. I see that Trump is now courting Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico,
but after what he said about her I wonder if she will forgive and forget. And
then there's Mitt Romney. Does he not still have the adoration of Utah
@london josh,"I'm honestly getting excited about seeing
somebody with the guts to take on people, we've had enough diplomacy, we
need a real stand-up leader."So I take it, Trump doesn't
want to be an apologist for the United States of America? ;-)
rubbergoosebountiful davis, UT"Terrorist are coming up
from Latin America and some are caught."Do you find terrorists
hiding under your bed? Or maybe they're in your closet? Anyway, if you look
hard enough, you can find terrorists anywhere. Maybe their walking down State
Street right now!
Jimbo LowPLEASANT GROVE, UT" . . . Hillary will finish
the job of...how did you put it--oh yeah ruining America."Can
people assume that when you say "ruining America" you are expressing
frustration that you're not getting your way in the political fight? Many
who remark similarly are speaking in hyperbole, that American is no longer like
they imagine it was 40-50 years ago when most white Americans lived in a world
of self-entitlement and privilege. It's the old Sarah Palin rant to
"take America back", meaning oppose the de-whitening of America and the
multi-cultural demographic changes that were coming to dominate society.It was not that people lives were being destroyed or they were losing
their financial position (much less the image of America becoming devastated by
war like Europe in the 1940s), but the loss of advantage over others they felt
superior to in society. Being white is a post-white America does not mean loss
of one's humanity, it only means sharing what is available with others
previously left out. It also means that previous dominant groups no longer have
sole control over others in their daily lives.
Paul Ryan is beginning to see the folly of his ways. After declaring his
"support and endorsement" of Donald Trump by announcing that he will
vote for The Donald, Trump has moved on to again repeat the same
take-no-prisoners approach to politics. Ryan urged Trump to "tone it
down", but Trump is calling the shots and Ryan is following along afraid of
angering his new master.Hoping that Trump will support his
legislative effort in the House, Ryan is left adrift with his hopes on a sea of
turmoil. Who knows what Trump will do. Certainly not Ryan. Now we have Trump
railing against the Washington Post reporter for asking about the veterans
fundraiser money and embarrassing Trump to the point where he had to make good
on his promise.Also, we have the unearthing of the Trump University
fraud and the people he specifically targeted for a fleecing. Trump doesn't
like his scam being exposed, so he attacks the federal court judge overseeing
the case for being a "Mexican" - code for someone he and his supporters
shouldn't like.And this is what Ryan has bought into. He sold
his soul only to be disappointed.
This is news? sounds like a straight party vote if you ask me!
@rubbergoosebountiful davis, UTRyan, has not only not
"sold his soul" in endorsing Trump but actually sustaining the candidate
who may have received divine help as our country is being shown mercy from
above.10:12 a.m. June 3, 2016============= Yikes!See, this is the scariest comments I have ever read.Worse
than when Latter-Day Saints were saying GW Bush was being guiding by God. BTW -- You know the LDS Church has already made a public
statement deriding things Donald Trump has said that threatened Freedom of
Religion [Dec. 8th, 2015].I suspect there will be more before now
rubbergoose you must be kidding, right? Trump is "chosen" like
your religious leaders? Conservatives have a strange way here in Utah, of
imposing their religious beliefs onto elected officials. I remember Bush to was
chosen of God, too. Then there's the myth of St Reagan, and most recently
Mitt was the chosen one, the rest of America disagreed of course. But Trump? Love how religious people know who God would chose, conveniently
it's always the same person they chose, regardless of the persons actual
@Craig Clark:"Make no mistake about it, the GOP is a deeply divided
party over its presumptive nominee."The Republicans are coming
together slowly. I don't see the Democrats singing Kumbaya at this point
either. Hillary should be on her sweeping states victory tour and Bernie keeps
racking up victories and strangely getting further and further from the
nomination (how could I put this another way....deep divisions amongst
Democrats).This will certainly be an interesting election circus....I mean
rubbergoose,"....Paul Ryan sees the writing on the wall. We are
sailing into perilous waters. Out of 16 republican candidates Trump is the best
choice for these times...."______________________________Ryan has deep misgivings about Trump. It took him over a month to finally say
he would vote for Trump. He conspicuously avoided use of the word endorse. He
continues to oppose Trump’s immigration policy proposals to build a wall
and order mass deportations. Make no mistake about it, the GOP is a deeply
divided party over its presumptive nominee.
Trump reminds me of the man ordained for a calling by J Golden Kimball in
Wyoming, at the start of the ordination J Golden saw a package of cigars in his
pocket so included "Cigars and all" in ordaining the man to a calling in
the LDS church. Trump is chosen to be President "faults and all" Does
anyone but me, know of all the good he has done? He has helped many, many
people and has charity, something hard to find these days. Ryan, has not only
not "sold his soul" in endorsing Trump but actually sustaining the
candidate who may have received divine help as our country is being shown mercy
This shows what power does to an individual.Seems like we all have read,
through the centuries, what power does to a person. One will find this in
religion, philosophy, the rise and fall of civilizations, medical books
discussing mental illness. It runs the gambit.Those we saw as
moderate, clear thinking, educated, family oriented, decent, America loving
individuals........have sunk to the bottom. Any respect we may have
had for them.......gone.
Thank goodness we will have someone who won't be asleep at the wheel in 6
months. Terrorist are coming up from Latin America and some are caught. Some
may not be. President Obama said he doesn't think terrorist are
interested in going that route. We have been protected from a Commander in
Chief who ambivalent at best. Can Trump be rude? Yes! But he is competent,
loves are country and will fix some things that aren't beyond the point of
no return. Paul Ryan sees the writing on the wall. We are sailing into
perilous waters. Out of 16 republican candidates Trump is the best choice for
Sad.Who's next?Mitt Romney?Party above all else,
Party ahead of Principles??
Trump thanked Ryan for his endorsement afterwards by launching into more angry
tirades. Ryan had been hoping Trump would tone it down but it's becoming
clear to me that we shouldn't expect Trump to tone it down one little bit.
He's gone into overdrive.
I think Ryan was hoping to someday be the insurgent/non-establishment
candidate.Of course, the way he became Speaker screams the very idea that
he is a RINO from the establishment club.So much for that idea.He'd rather have a colonoscopy than endorse Trump...but he's got an
election to win.
Well, what more can you expect from the Speaker. He's caught between a rock
and a hard place. So he take the route that allows him a way to justify his
reluctance and not offend other party leaders who have succumbed to Trump's
nomination.Only a couple of months ago these people were saying that
Trump was the worst person to become president. They came very close to saying
they would rather Hillary Clinton become president because Trump was both
unqualified and incapable.Now they change there perception because
there is "hope" that Trump will support and promote "some" of
the Republican agenda. That's pretty thin. But even more important to
Republicans is getting a Supreme Court justice more to their liking. They
didn't break with tradition and the Constitution to block President
Obama's nominee to finally give in because Trump is their candidate for
president. This is key to the whole jumping aboard the Trump Train.They rationalize: Trump may not give us everything we want, but Hillary
certainly won't give us what we want. It's a strange bargain with the
devil, but it is a bargain they're willing to make.
Sold his soul. You can hope and pray that Trump supports your positions but you
can't change that he's unbecoming of the office of the POTUS. So sad
that we are attempting to elect a man who is focused on nothing more than self
aggrandizement. Look up demagogue. He fits the definition to a T. It's so
sad how many are falling for the charade. If he wins, we'll get what we
@Hutterite,Cheap shots doesn't cut it.On what do
you intellectually base your opinion?
"she is the one in the pantsuit that coughs a lot"...the one that just
wiped the floor with trump over foreign policy. Ryan didn't just pick
the loser, but bet on him. That's charity.
@FatherofFour:"GOP = Trump. All the way down the ballot."So
are you saying Dem = Hillary. All the way down the ballot?I don't
agree but as a Republican I would take that every day until November.
@Hutterite:"Picking the loser, eh?..."This is very easy--she
is the one in the pantsuit that coughs a lot. Paul isn't the only one that
Picking the loser, eh? Well, that's mighty nice of you, Paul.
This was always expected. It just wasn't very enthusiastic. Kind of a,
"Well, OK."But how does he stand on building the Wall he was
previously opposed to? Does he still oppose it?And how does he stand
on chasing down and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants? Does he still
oppose it?Ryan is apparently not very happy with his decision, but
it's now over and he's made it. It's interesting that he said he
will "vote" for Donald Trump but he still does not "support"
him. He has drunk the anti-Hillary Kool-Aid and his stomach hurts.When Sarah Palin called to "take America back", we understood her
meaning. When we hear Donald Trump say "Make America Great Again", we
understand the subtext. And we understand the extreme reluctance Ryan
experienced in making this decision. But, then, he has been a Party guy all
I'm not affiliated with any party, and used to have respect for Mr.
I think it is actually good of him to support Trump. Granted, I don't like
Trump for president and think he'll cause things to become ever worse and
our relationships with other countries will worsen as well. However, the people
of the United states chose Trump to be the GOP nominee so the party should fall
in line to back him. It is one way to show they care about what the people think
despite them doing otherwise before.
@riverofsun:"Yes, Mr. Ryan is willing to ruin America in order to try
to save the GOP."I think most of us voting GOP are hopeful Trump will
do some good things rather than hope Hillary changes course 180 degrees and does
everything opposite of what she has promised. Barak Obama has promised change
and we certainly have had that. Hillary will finish the job of...how did you put
it--oh yeah ruining America.
well I guess Glenn Beck has one less thing to talk about now...
The House GOP leader endorsed the GOP candidate? You don't say! And all of
the other GOP candidates are falling in line and supporting their presidential
nominee as well? Folks, there really is no difference between Trump and your
average regular republican. That's why he did so well in the primaries. GOP
= Trump. All the way down the ballot.
I have not seen such political enthusiasm since Ben Carson exited the race.
If you believe this - I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I willing sell at below
It's about time!
bring on the crazy train.Seriously, I'm ready for Trump to be
president. Seeing him call a reporter a sleaze the other day was interesting,
then when they said "is this how press conferences will go with you as
president" he simply said "yes".Maybe it's time for
somebody who is a leader rather than a politician. Maybe it's time to call
putin a scumbag rather than pander to him.I'm honestly getting
excited about seeing somebody with the guts to take on people, we've had
enough diplomacy, we need a real stand-up leader.
Yes, Mr. Ryan is willing to ruin America in order to try to save the GOP.How many others are in this club?
...and the Republican backbone loses one more vertebrae.
Vote Ryan OUT in November. He's just pandering.