Paul Ryan’s Conservative Arrogance

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Here’s a Washington Post headline from this afternoon:

“Paul Ryan, House GOP leadership team split on supporting Trump”

That’s not really news, it’s been going on since the day after Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee.

Politicians are arrogant by their very nature and this is Conservative arrogance at its most potent!

Paul Ryan and the GOP elite are essentially telling America’s Republican Primary voters that they voted for the wrong man, that they wasted their vote. These “never Trumpers” certainly have a right to personally dislike the man who will be leading THEIR PARTY through the election cycle after the Convention, but one would think that responsible elected Republican leaders would at least appear to rally around the people’s choice for the nomination, for the sake of the party if for no other reason.

One would think that! But when the Speaker of The House Of Representatives goes on television and announces his personal opposition to Donald Trump and essentially tells the millions of people who voted for him that they have it all wrong, he’s committing a form of political treason by giving the presumptive Democratic nominee an advantage over his own party’s nominee.

If Rep.Paul Ryan continues making public pronouncements like this last one, one can only hope that the Republican voters in his home state of Wisconsin will remember his arrogant words and actions when he’s running for reelection.

Personally, I can see no path to victory for Hillary Clinton in November . . . but then I also bet against Obama’s second term. I was blind to how it could possibly happen. I guess I need to retake the ‘Prophet 101’ home-study course.

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One thought on “Paul Ryan’s Conservative Arrogance

  1. Perhaps you aren’t taking the mathematical probabilities into account, and that’s why you don’t see HRC’s path, or Obama’s previously. All issues aside, including who is nominated, the current Electoral College map of “safe” states for each party give the Dems a starting point of 217 votes, and the GOP 171. It takes 270 to win, and there are only 10 likely “battleground” (competitive) states. In all the other states, it doesn’t matter how you vote individually, the outcome’s already in the bag. That means as people have been voting in the recent past, it’s always easier for a Dem. to win. Try playing around with this interactive map: http://www.270towin.com/

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