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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:26 PM

 

Paul Ryan on Donald Trump: ‘This Is Not Conservatism’

Source: NY Times

Speaker Paul D. Ryan condemned on Tuesday the proposal by Donald J. Trump that Muslims be barred from entering the country, saying it is “not what this party stands for.”

Offering a markedly stern reproach for Mr. Trump, who leads most polls of the Republican presidential field, Mr. Ryan said he had opposed including religion requirements in a recent bill to tighten refugee admittance restrictions because freedom of religion is “a founding principle of this country.”

“This is not conservatism,” he said at the House Republican leadership’s weekly news conference. “What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for and, more importantly, it’s not what this country stands for.”

Mr. Ryan has made it a policy not to comment on the presidential race, making his comments on Mr. Trump — “an exception,” as he prefaced it Tuesday — all the more striking. He said that in addition to having Muslim members of the armed forces and in Congress, there were many Muslims fighting terrorism alongside the United States.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/12/08/paul-ryan-on-donald-trump-this-is-not-conservatism/



Gotta give him some credit on this one, he was spot on here.

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Reply Paul Ryan on Donald Trump: ‘This Is Not Conservatism’ (Original post)
Reter Dec 2015 OP
Pharaoh Dec 2015 #1
C_U_L8R Dec 2015 #2
houston16revival Dec 2015 #3
onehandle Dec 2015 #4
StevieM Dec 2015 #5
beac Dec 2015 #10
rockfordfile Dec 2015 #20
Kelvin Mace Dec 2015 #6
Lithos Dec 2015 #7
BeyondGeography Dec 2015 #8
hibbing Dec 2015 #9
Midnight Writer Dec 2015 #11
Skittles Dec 2015 #12
fbc Dec 2015 #13
Marrah_G Dec 2015 #14
sarge43 Dec 2015 #15
LiberalElite Dec 2015 #16
Maeve Dec 2015 #17
lark Dec 2015 #18
Nitram Dec 2015 #19

Response to Reter (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:29 PM

1. Welcome to the hell you created numbnuts!

 

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:32 PM

2. Ryan needs to get out of the gym more often

We're all seeing a fine example of today's Republican Party on parade.
Goose-step and all.
The GOP may be be broken, but they certainly created and paid for it.
And yes this is Conservatism in all its pitiful glory.
Ryan is just embarrassed that everyone now knows it.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:35 PM

3. Mr. Ryan is a FOOL

Trump is EXACTLY what the GOP and the Tea Party stand for

A different era would have labeled it, and it is an offensive term to some

WASP

White Anglo-Saxon Protestant

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:41 PM

4. I agree. It's not Conservatism. But it is Exactly What Today's GOPNRA Wants.

You made your bed. Lie in it.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:45 PM

5. Yes it is. (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 12:34 AM

10. Yes it is, and Ryan is SEETHING with

jealously that he never drew the crowds that Trump is.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 08:55 PM

20. yes it is.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:51 PM

6. Actually....

 

It is precisely what the party stands for. The fact that he wasn't kicked out of the party for saying it proves this.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 12:10 AM

7. The issue is this

It isn't whether or not people like Paul Ryan believe it... it's a fact that they are doing these comments as an attempt to bring back the very same voter who is being attracted to this type of bigoted nonsense. They *know* these are their core constituencies, why else would they make the effort to woe them back?

L-

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 12:16 AM

8. Not impressed....He/they just see an opportunity to get out from under Trump

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 12:27 AM

9. Of course it is

Go back and read some history.

Peace

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 01:43 AM

11. Listened to some conservative radio today. Every single one supported this.

Limbaugh, Levine, Beck, Savage, Gallagher and a local fellow who bills himself as "The Gun Guy". Not to leave out several guests on FOX NEWS (the hosts were not quite as enthusiastic, but they weren't exactly arguing with the guests).

I saw an interesting interview with a retired Republican Texas Congressman. He said the GOP is now the "Party of the Cranks". He said that all politicians have to deal with cranks, but the old way of dealing with them was to be polite and not offend them, while not explicitly agreeing with them.

The new GOP has decided to encourage, pander to and reinforce the Cranks, and now the Cranks control the message of the GOP.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 02:43 AM

12. actually, it IS conservatism

STOP DENYING TRUMP ISN'T ONE YOUR OWN

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 02:45 AM

13. No, conservatism is pretending you're not assholes

 

when you are as bad as Trump.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 03:07 AM

14. This actually speaks volumes about how extreme Trump is

Even the republicans are concerned about his hitler like speech. I am dating a republican (actually he is really moderate and I am bringing him over to the light side slowly) and he has never voted Democrat but he will vote for Bernie if Trump gets the nomination. I'm fairly certain with the current group of morons I can bring him over completely.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:19 AM

15. Yes it is, Mr Speaker. It's exactly what your party stands for.

The only difference is Trump doesn't use code and dog whistles.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 07:45 AM

16. Sure it is, Pauly - OWN IT. nt

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 08:49 AM

17. BUT Ryan will vote for him if he wins the nomination!

Eat it, Paulie-boy; you helped create it so you own it.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 02:47 PM

18. Good and bad.

It is exactly what Repugs stand for, it's what they constantly preach, fear of the minorities, Muslims are bad scary people. Listen to Limpballs and (Ins)Hannity, it's truly a constant refrain. It's not what this country stands for is correct but I'm really surprised he noticed with his head constantly being up the rich's butt and his disdain for everyone who isn't rich.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 04:04 PM

19. What Ryan means is "we don't say this stuff out loud."

You're supposed to talk about it in code.

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