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Paul Ryan Demeans Donald Trump Even More By Praising This Person

Paul Ryan demeans Donald Trump for “textbook racism,” demonstrating his own smug sense of superiority.

The way Paul Ryan demeans Donald Trump reeks of a sense of class superiority. In fact, the way certain Republicans act toward Trump as the presumptive nominee is startlingly similar to the climactic showdown in Jane Austin’s Pride & Prejudice. They treat Trump like the aristocrat Lady Catherine de Bourgh treats Elizabeth Bennett when she hears a rumor that her nephew Darcy is engaged to Bennett. The 1995 A&E miniseries has the best version of the confrontation, but YouTube only has clips of the scene from other versions. Here’s one from the more recent movie with Kiera Knightley.

I have already argued against Paul Ryan’s interpretation of Trump’s comments about the federal judge who ruled against him. Ryan, however, is doubling down on his attack. According to Politico he called Trump’s statements, “the textbook definition of a racist comment.”

Really? Is this what Ryan believes about Trump, or is he simply providing false confirmation for the Leftists’ “Trump is Hitler” message?

Pat Buchanan points out about the judge:

An appointee of President Obama, he has for years been associated with the La Raza Lawyers Association of San Diego, which supports pro-illegal immigrant organizations.

Sounds like a possible motive to make biased decisions to me.

It is interesting what happens when Ryan refers to someone who for a time really was racist, but who is considered cool and hip right now, unlike the reality TV star Trump.

As Piers Morgan observed, unlike Trump, Muhammad Ali was a real racist though he changed his mind.

‘All Jews and gentiles are devils,’ he once declared. ‘Blacks are no devils. Everything black people doing wrong comes from (the white people): Drinking, smoking, prostitution, homosexuality, stealing, gambling. It all comes from (the white people).’

He called for a complete separation of the races. ‘Integration is wrong,’ he insisted, ‘we don’t want to live with the white man. I’m sure no intelligent white person in his or her right mind wants black men and women marrying their white sons and daughters and in return introducing their grandchildren to half brown, kinky haired people. I want to be with my own. No women on this whole earth can please me and cook for me and socialise and talk to me like an American black woman. You can’t take no Chinese man and give him no Puerto Rican woman and talking like they’re in love and emotionally in love and physically.’

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Ali’s rampant racism even extended to wanting blacks who had sex with whites murdered.

‘A black man should be killed if he’s messing around with a white women,’ he said.

And if a black woman was messing with a white man?

‘Then she dies. Kill her too.’

Imagine if Donald Trump said any of these things about blacks or Muslims?

Attention Paul Ryan: THAT is “textbook racism.” Why are you placing that label on Donald Trump?

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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