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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:25 AM

"Paul is embarrassed about Trump and now he has the power to do something about it"

‘Life after Trump’: Paul Ryan Is Now Reportedly ’Embarrassed’ by the President — and Is Pushing Fox News to Dump Him
http://www.smirkingchimp.com/node/86690

Remember former House Speaker Paul Ryan? I don’t.

But a new report from Vanity Fair describing the chaos inside Fox News — where Ryan serves as a board member — reminded readers that he’s still something of a player in conservative politics. And according to the report, written by journalist Gabriel Sherman, Ryan is now, after having given up all his constitutional power, finally interested in standing up to the president.

The report describes the behind-the-scenes crisis emerging at Fox, which has been thrown into turmoil as the Democrats’ rapid impeachment push knocks the network off-kilter. Most dramatically, that disruption has played out in an on-air feud between hosts Shep Smith and Tucker Carlson. Sherman found that Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace felt compelled to intervene and tell Smith to back off, though a spokesperson for the network denied this claim.
The report continued:

The ultimate referee of this fight will be Lachlan Murdoch. In recent months, Rupert’s oldest son has been holding strategy conversations with Fox executives and anchors about how Fox News should prepare for life after Trump. Among the powerful voices advising Lachlan that Fox should decisively break with the president is former House speaker Paul Ryan, who joined the Fox board in March. “Paul is embarrassed about Trump and now he has the power to do something about it,” an executive who’s spoken with Ryan told me. (Ryan did not return a call seeking comment.) But a person more sympathetic to Trump has told Lachlan that Fox should remain loyal to Trump’s supporters, even if the network has to break from the man.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/madness-at-fox-news-as-trump-faces-impeachment-lachlan-murdoch

Of course, Ryan had significant power to stand up to Trump and “do something about” him in 2017 and 2018, when he was House speaker. But ultimately, he wouldn’t have gotten that job in the first place if he wasn’t willing to put the interests of the GOP over the interests of the country, which these days is a requirement for party membership.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:28 AM

1. Paul Ryan still thinks that there is a lane for him to be POTUS.

Several Goopers do. That's why they'll throw Schmuck a l'orange overboard. (Notice the hyphen? LOL)

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 11:01 AM

5. Paul Ryan's plan

had always been to fuck up the economy, lay low while his part in fucking it up is forgotten by the <Squirrel!> media, and after the Democrats get in an unfuck it, he can run against the "Tax and Spend Democrats."

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:49 AM

2. So he has more power as a Fox executive

than he did as Speaker of the House?

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:08 AM

3. Paul and his family moved back to DC

now he advising fake news to cut t-rump loose.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:43 AM

4. Fox Hasn't Figured Out They Can't Dump Trump and Hold On to His Cultish Followers.

The GOP faces the same dilemna which is why they will be reluctant to separate themselves from Trump.

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