House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he's voting for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
In an op-ed for the Janesville Gazette of Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan -- who sparked a political firestorm last month when he told CNN's Jake Tapper he was "just not ready" to back his party's nominee -- says he is now convinced Trump will advance the Republican agenda.
"I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people's lives. That's why I'll be voting for him this fall," Ryan wrote.
Later Ryan felt the need to deny that he had made any kind of deal with Trump:
Ryan said the endorsement is not the product of any deal with the billionaire developer. Trump won his endorsement, Ryan said, based on "an understanding of our mutually agreed upon principles." Ryan said he specifically wanted to go over Trump's approach to executive power, judicial appointments, and his position on abortion.
Yeah I think we know what those "mutually agreed upon principles" include. And none of them are good for the country.
I wish I could say I was surprised at how quickly Trump's outspoken critics among the Republican establishment have been brought to heel, but I'm not.
Right now Trump is using Hillary's vote on the resolution to use force in Iraq to attack her, calling the Iraq war one of the biggest blunders in history.
Personally I agree with him on that but the very same Republicans that are now biting their tongues while kissing his giant orange ass were gung-ho to go into Iraq in 2002.
Which means that either they are now in agreement with him, which I doubt, or they are simply too afraid to speak out against him because they fear the lunatic might actually win the presidency.
What was it that Ronald Reagan once said?
"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
Yeah, that's it.