Paul Ryan’s endorsement of the man who won the delegates was delayed to cause him maximum damage.
While Paul Ryan’s endorsement has finally been given to Donald Trump, he has disproven the cliché, “better late than never.” Leading up to his reluctant endorsement, Ryan has done everything in his power to hurt Trump in the national election and make his endorsement worthless.
Fortunately, Paul Ryan’s endorsement was already worthless and his power to hurt Trump is almost zero. It is still infuriating that he dragged his feet and basically campaigned against him, especially after the other candidates dropped out.
The Washington Post capitalized on this in condemning Ryan’s endorsement:
AS DONALD Trump was building a campaign on lies, bigotry, insults, fearmongering and unreason, a few Republican leaders of apparent principle offered some resistance. Foremost among them was House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). In March, Mr. Ryan insisted that “all of us as leaders can hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and decency” and that “we shouldn’t accept ugliness as the norm.”
Here’s a reminder of how much the Washington Post truly cares about ugliness:
Politics is full of ugliness and I’m not sure why Paul Ryan felt so compelled to single out Donald Trump. One might argue that “the highest standards of integrity and decency” are used to censor and punish political opinions.
That is certainly how the Washington Post’s editorial board is using them. They write of Trump:
The convictions that he does hold — against free trade and U.S. leadership abroad, for dividing the nation by religion and ethnicity — are antithetical to the principles Mr. Ryan has said guide him.
These are obvious descriptions of policy positions:
“against free trade” – I don’t think protectionism will make America great again, but neither will the secret managed trade deals that Ryan supports. The voters have spoken on the issue. If Paul Ryan can’t get on board he should resign as speaker, not use his position to help Obama and Hillary’s trade agenda. Let him speak for his constituents in Wisconsin, not for the GOP or for Congress.
“against… U.S. leadership abroad” – Majestic terminology for massive wealth transfers from the U.S. middle class to rich foreign corruptocrats and military contractors, mass murder abroad for fake reasons, risking World War III for no good reason, and sponsoring terrorists to destroy secular regimes. It is the same foreign “policy” as the Democrats, which is why the Washington Post is defending it. Trump calls it a “bad deal” for Americans to be strapped with the defense of far-away nations.
“for dividing the nation by religion” – Trump speaks in defense of Christians. How dare he! He also wants to figure out how to prevent the importation of terrorists before we provide a safe haven for Muslim refugees. This is to protect all Americans, Muslims included.
“dividing the nation by… ethnicity” – Code for not wanting to grant voting rights to millions of illegal immigrants from south of the border. Since the Washington Post wants to make sure conservatives never win elections, they are in favor of the current lawlessness in Obama’s opposition to enforcing immigration law.
Paul Ryan has basically given aid and comfort and plausibility to Liberals who want to portray millions of voters as bigots.