Monday, December 05, 2016

Paul Ryan claims he has no problem with Donald Trump tweeting lies and conspiracy theories so long as he fixes this country's "big problems." Boy do I have bad news for Paul Ryan.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has no problem with President-elect Donald Trump tweeting lies and conspiracy theories, including dangerous allegations of mass voter fraud in the recent presidential election. 

In an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Ryan said he could not prove Trump’s baseless claim that “millions of people voted illegally,” which the president-elect tweeted to his millions of followers last Sunday. 

“I don’t know. I’m not really focused on these things,” Ryan said when anchor Scott Pelley asked him about Trump’s blatant lie. 

“I have no way of backing that up. I have no knowledge of such things,” he said. 

When Pelley continued to press him, Ryan said that the fact that the president-elect of the United States circulates false information on social media is not a concern to him. 

“It doesn’t matter to me. He won the election,” he said. “The way I see the tweets you’re talking about, he’s basically giving voice to a lot of people who have felt that they were voiceless. He’s communicating with people in this country who’ve felt like they have not been listened to. He’s going to be an unconventional president.” 

“Who cares what he tweeted, you know, on some Thursday night, if we fix this country’s big problems?” he added. “That’s just the way I look at this.”

If you ever wondered if there is an ounce of integrity remaining in the Republican party I think Paul Ryan just answered that question for you.


Perhaps the most chilling part of Ryan's response is the "I have no way of backing that up" statement.

Because that signals once again that we are living in a fact free world in which Paul Ryan either does not know who to trust for accurate information or is too afraid to learn that his party's president is pulling "facts" out of his ass.

This also signals to the American people that the Republican establishment cannot be counted on to keep Trump in check, and will instead give him carte blanche to do as much damage to the country as he sees fit while they sit on their hands. Just like they did when George W. Bush was in office.

In short, we are fucked.


  1. Anonymous4:45 PM

    Ryan is every bit as horrible as is Trump! Lying is OK? Fuck him and the Republican party. They truly are the most deplorable humans we have in our country!

    They feel operating w/no facts and lying is the way to handle our government? At least, they are all being up front about it!

    Time to go after their crap every time they lie, cheat and steal from us on the national, state and city levels! They ALL make me sick to my stomach!

    1. Anonymous5:54 PM

      Yep. Suddenly, everything the GOP side thinks and does is okay. There is no responsibility, no right and wrong, no struggle with conscience, no belief in accountability (remember how W would always say people had "to be held to account"? no more), and so on. They just accept everything that aids their selfishness. I've been saying all year that Trump could rape a small child in front of his voters and they'd be fine with it, and I think now that Ryan and just about every Repub in Congress would be okay with it, too.

    2. Anonymous6:20 PM

      Just a month ago, it looked like the Republican established as a whole had major issues with Trump. Ryan was among the most critical.

      I actually had hope that Ryan might stand up for what he believed in. Even though I've never agreed with Ryan, I thought he at least had an ounce of integrity. So WTF happened? Why's Ryan now doing this?

      I think the Republicans have struck some sort of a deal with Trump since the election. Trump gets tweet his BS and pretend to lead. The GOP will play along, as long as Trump keeps the corporate welfare coming.

      I never thought the GOP would manage to become even more soulless. As usual, Trump helps set the bar a little lower.

    3. Anonymous8:22 PM

      The left nears to fight fire like this with fire. I think I'll start a rumor that there is child porn on Trump's computer, along with those of Guiliani, et al. How do we know there isn't gay porn on Mike Pence's computer?

    4. Anonymous2:04 AM

      Why didn't Pelley ask Ryan why the gop did not fix the "big problems" in the country while they were blocking everything President Obama tried to do?

    5. Anonymous5:18 AM

      How long before Drumpf starts tweeting nasty things about his new buddy Ryan? Can't wait to see the sick look on Ryan's face as many of the GOP turn against him, just to suck up to the Donald.

  2. Anonymous4:58 PM

    They're not sitting on their hands. They're amassing fortunes. The love of money is their god. And they don't give a goddamn about the state of the union or the world.

    Oh, and fuck Mitch McConnell and his bitch, Paul Ryan.


    1. Anonymous5:31 PM

      Don't forget Mitch McConnell wife, going to be part of trump admin.

    2. Anonymous6:07 PM

      @5:31 the coke, gun run, money launderer wife and family is ALL IN.

    3. Anonymous8:17 AM

      4:58 You are right on GeorgiaPeach. It has always been about the money and control. MUST control.

      People! Remember, these politicians work for the people. The taxpayers pay their wages AND benefits. How long will we all let this shit go on? When will enough be enough?

  3. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Trump’s baseless claim that “millions of people voted illegally,” which the president-elect tweeted to his millions of followers last Sunday.
    Oh I am sure there were millions of people that voted illegally and all for trump, hence the recount !!!! Bet they all had a russian accent also.

    These republicans all belong in the loony bin, just as long as they win, anyone can say or do as they please.

    Normally I don’t believe in stooping to their level, however being Mr. Nice Guy doesn’t work with these thugs, I think it is time some conspiracy theories are begun about them.

    Ryan should be kicked out of Congress for saying it is OK for the president to lie to the American public.

    Also the Democrats had better grow a spine and block everything. It may not stop them completely but at least they go on the record as opposing the madness.

    1. Anonymous6:32 PM

      I wasn't in favor of obstruction initially but now I am.

    2. Anonymous3:10 AM

      They have us by the balls and pussy.
      The dumbi down of amerika has most people no even oaying attention to what is going on.
      The rest of us are too depressed and traumatized to do anything. So many of us have just stopped watching the news and cut back on internet knowledge surfing.
      well played i guessed.

  4. Anonymous5:29 PM

    Every day I am thrown sideways when I hear how many white educated men and women voted for this clown. Educated? Where? How? They all profess that Drumpf is a billionaire. He is not! If he were wouldn't he pay the German, Russian and Chinese banks what he owes them? How is he managing to carry that much debt? No look into his tax returns because it would make us throw up.

    We must fight every step of the way to make certain no US banks give him a loan of any kind.

    Don't you have to wonder how many times those voters have been bilked out of their own finances or other deals? If they were stupid enough to vote for Drumpf that may well explain why they have no job or whatever it is they are searching for.

    1. Anonymous6:11 PM

      I have cut off communications with a long time colleague and friend because of his politics. He is intelligent and educated and has aging and health challenged mother and sisters. He him self is unemployed but still thinks he can get that next job. He's old and in my opinion self-deluded. Is he hanging on to an aging white man image? I think so. Haven't been able to talk to him since the election, cause I'd tell him that.

    2. Anonymous6:30 PM

      I never make friends with people with bad politics who would hurt my life if they could have their way. Fuck that.

    3. Some woman who lost her home because of 27 cents still voted for Trump. Now the stupid bitch regrets it because he put Mnuchin in his cabinet.

      Geez, what did you expect, lady? That's what happens when you vote against your own best interests.

      Not like she wasn't warned over and over.

    4. Anonymous2:09 AM

      The gop and the media covered up for Reagan when he obviously was afflicted with Alzheimers. Why are they now covering for the obviously mentally ill tRump? The man is a ticking time bomb.

    5. Anonymous8:57 AM

      Totally agree with you 2:09, that Trump is mentally ill. What will be the perceived slight that sends him over the cliff?

      Sometimes I think that (the awful) Pence is just biding his time, knowing full well that Trump will not be able to complete his full term.

  5. Anonymous5:36 PM


  6. Anonymous5:45 PM

    Keep in mind trump is not running his mouth at random with his comments standing up to chinas illegalities and bullshit. He knows them. He knows they violate WTO left and right.

    1. Anonymous6:12 PM

      And Trump's strategy, or game plan is? Trump's a loose canon even before he takes office.

    2. Anonymous6:22 PM

      Well, I hope he also knows that pissing off China is not the very best idea he's ever had. Don't's pissing contests are apt to cost us much more than we are willing to pay.


    3. Anonymous6:29 PM

      Trump knows nothing. He proves it every day.

      With months in which to have planned it, he's not even close to half a cabinet.

      Trump knows nothing. He knows nothing about the Chinese except that he bears a personal financial grudge against them. It's all about Trump and always will be. Any idiot knows (except idiot wingnuts like you) that the majority of US manufacturing jobs fell to automation not to China. Why don't you go and learn something instead of desperately hanging around IM trying to make yourself relevant and failing every time?

    4. Anonymous7:12 PM

      @ 6:29 "Why don't you go and learn something instead of desperately hanging around IM trying to make yourself relevant and failing every time?"

      You actually make a couple of good points. So, why the fuck do you post here? Desperately trying to make yourself relevant also?

      Fuck idiots who show up without a good argument.


    5. Anonymous8:00 PM

      Chump buys dumped Chinese steel. That makes HIM an unAmerican criminal.

    6. He doesn't know shit.

      You can run a country like a business.

      Politics is not the same as negotiating a business deal.

      Plus, I'm sure after this election the entire world is aware that Trump lies, cheats and his word isn't worth shit. He violates contracts all of the time.

  7. Anonymous5:49 PM

    A must read. This says it all. Why a GOP elector is not going to vote for Trump:

  8. Anonymous5:57 PM

    That is just it, the voiceless people? Umm Hillary won by a 2.5 margin. That is more than half the country saying no to the con. He had better listen. I hope his conman cuts term limits and cuts all benefits to elected officials in DC. Now that kind of con man may make me think twice about the orange blob. He won. Omg that is like a spoiled child then goes on to do really bad things with no thought to what is right. Yuck ryan. He sure is an arse.

    1. Anonymous6:09 PM

      "more than half the country saying no to the con."

      Lol. You need to learn you some math.

      About 64.7 million people voted for Hillary, out of approximately 325 million people, around 19.9% of the US. Trump voters comprised about 19.2% of the US population.

      Alas the electoral college is all that matters in the end, as I'm sure you are aware.

    2. Anonymous6:51 PM

      Where did you get your supposed facts 6:09 PM? Doesn't sound at all accurate to me!

    3. No, it's not.

      First, half the country didn't even vote.

      Of those that voted, 46.2% voted for Trump and 48.2% voted for Clinton. The rest either voted for one of the many third party candidates or left president blank.

      All you can say is that the majority of those that voted did NOT vote for Trump. Trump has the support of barely 19% of the country and I suspect that is dropping daily as they regret their choice for various reasons including that he isn't going to build the wall or lock her up.

      Trump will enter office with one of the lowest approval ratings and it will stay there until he leaves or is impeached. No matter what Kellyanne says.

    4. Anonymous2:14 AM

      Kellyanne is as "classless" as tRump. Looks like someone pushed her off a barstool. I hope her paychecks bounce from now until the next election.

  9. Anonymous5:57 PM

    Yeah and eff mitch the bitch.

  10. Anonymous6:01 PM

    Remember the fairy tale "The Sorcerer's Apprentice?"
    Also found in Disney's Fantasia.

    Trump is the apprentice: He knows nothing about government, it's history, or how to govern. But he is believes he does. That's where things get really scary.

    1. Anonymous6:23 PM

      I watched that part yesterday! Yeah, Trump thinks he has the magic hat now and can make shit happen. And it will.

  11. Anonymous6:03 PM

    Why not, payback time!! Let the republicans rant and twitter.

    If Obama is trying to go out as being the Mr. Nice Guy and won’t use the recess appointment, then Joe should call in the senate and appoint Garland.

    At least it would take away one seat for trump to fill.

    Hey Democrats, Here’s How To Grow A Pair And Save The Supreme Court


    1. I've been in favor of this for months.

      I thought Obama should give Congress, Mitch McConnell and the Republicans one last finger and just appoint Garland. Then let them embarrass themselves "taking it back" when they convene after the inauguration.

      But I like the idea of having Biden do it IF he can get the votes. Biden is a nice guy but he is much more likely to embrace the idea of sticking it to the Republicans. After all, he's had to deal with the obstruction for 8 years.

      "On January 3, 2017, Democrats will hold the majority in the Senate for a few minutes, until the newly-elected Senators are sworn in. Biden could convene the Senate in those few minutes and call for a vote. The majority could then suspend the rules and vote in Merrick Garland."

      "The key here is that VP Biden would have to be willing to convene the Senate and recognize Senator Dick Durbin instead of Mitch McConnell. Durbin moves to re-nominate Garland, and Senate Democrats then vote to confirm him. They will have a quorum for those few minutes."

      "It’s bold. Garland would be confirmed by 34 Democrats and no Republicans. It will certainly enrage Republicans, but they’re already enraged and full of hubris about how they’re going to screw Democrats anyway, so what do they really have to lose?"

      Yeah, that would be a nice "Fuck You" parting gift for 8 years of obstruction.

      But no, I doubt the Democrats have the balls to do it. They're already planning on rolling over, playing dead and collecting their tax payer funded paychecks.

  12. Anonymous7:18 PM

    It is funny how stupid the media is. Dearest liberals, calling one thing cronyism is not turning on Trump.

    Calling out Cruz for shady practices wasn't turning on him either.

    Trump is FAR better equip to handle the Chinese bullies than anyone.

    1. Anonymous8:05 PM

      Trump has been whining about Chyyna while profiting from it and buying Chinese steel. He could have bought American steel made by American workers in the Rust Belt BUT HE DID NOT.

      I'm seeing a total lack of patriotism. There was no bullying required to make a greedy billionaire unpatriotic.

    2. How many things do you want?

      Alphabetical or Chronological?

      Oh, and what about emoluments?

    3. Anonymous8:38 PM

      Cronyism is what Sarah Palin had when she hired High School friends to cabinet positions because one loved cows when she was younger, and the others were just ass kissers.

  13. Anonymous7:39 PM

    I say go for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s Pay Back Time: Senate Democrats Will Delay And Obstruct Trump Nominees

    ............. There are legitimate questions that Trump’s controversial and unqualified nominees should have to answer, and those Republicans who are ready to rubber stamp questionable nominations should be held accountable. Because only 51 votes are required to confirm the nominees, Senate Democrats can’t completely obstruct Trump’s cabinet, but they can make life miserable for those who spent the last eight years obstructing President Obama.

    The shoe is now firmly on the other foot, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to get a taste of the consequences for his treatment of Obama. Democrats haven’t forgotten, and many of them are out to make the Republicans pay for their refusal to govern.

    Trump’s first hundred days may go up in smoke as Senate Democrats are going to do their best to make Trump a one-term president.

    1. But will they?

      Will they all be given backbones and balls for Christmas?

    2. Anonymous9:27 PM

      8:32, though there may not really be a God, hopefully there really is a Santa!

  14. Anonymous7:43 PM

    Still raking in the money, while shafting the taxpayers for security

    Pence to keynote Heritage Foundation event at Trump’s D.C. hotel

    The Heritage Foundation has reserved the “presidential ballroom” at President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel on Tuesday for an event to honor some of the group’s top donors — those who give at least $1,000 annually.

    And who keynoting the evening event at Trump’s hotel? None other than Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

    Trump’s hotel, in the renovated Old Post Office Building only blocks from the White House, has become a symbol of the potential financial conflicts for the incoming president, as two foreign nations have already scheduled events there.

    The Azerbaijani embassy will be co-hosting a Hanukkah party there this month. And the day after the Heritage event, Bahrain has booked the hotel for a “national day reception,” according to an invitation.

    The Heritage Foundation and Trump’s transition team did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    Trump initially said he will deal with conflicts by creating a “blind trust” and having his children running his multinational, multi-billion dollar empire. Financial and ethics experts say that arrangement would not amount to a blind trust, nor assuage concerns.

    On Nov. 30, Trump tweeted he would be leaving his business “in total” but he has not elaborated, saying he will discuss more at a Dec. 15 news conference, which would be his first since the election.

    1. Not going to happen.

      He won't announce any details until after the Electoral College is a done deal. Maybe not even until after he's taken the oath of office.

      Trump's idea of leaving his business "in total" is not what anyone thinks it will be.

    2. Anonymous4:24 AM

      The Heritage Foundation, another toy of the Koch brothers. The billionaire club, to which Trump really, really wants to belong, now owns the country. They did it by buying the GOP.

  15. Anonymous8:08 PM

    To all woman who still feel like we're shit on in this world where men are forgiven for being pieces of excrement while we're condemned for having sex with our high school loves,

    my sister and I just completed our 2-story home we're sharing on the most amazing piece of land in near Homer AK.

    We built this house ALONE, with only a little verbal help from our electrician brother. it just passed inspections and we move in January.

    NEVER let a man call you anything but amazing. I've personally been called a bitch, cunt, whore, floozy, men and I just smile because I know it is them who they're talking about. Every man in the world who has called any woman one of those words is a worthless sack of skin.

    Hear that y-chromy douchebags!

    If you think your women is a bitch, you may want to look at how YOU treat her.

    1. Anonymous2:22 AM

      AMEN!! Congratulations to you and your sister. I hope you both spend many happy years in your new home.

    2. Anonymous8:51 AM

      Very impressive. I swing a hammer every now and then. My poor thumb and fingers. Much better with power/air tools.

      Hope you'll always be warm, cozy, and happy in your new home.

  16. Anonymous8:12 PM

    Mr. P90X has no balls and no ethics.

  17. Anonymous8:44 PM

    Their willingness to allow lies to go unchallenged has already caused one deluded individual to attack a pizza restaurant. No one was hurt then, but if next time someone does, the blood will be on Paul Ryan's hands.

  18. Anonymous9:01 PM

    What happened to that comment I just finished reading before reloading the page by someone writing about how fake news happens and was relating the fiction of Bar$tool and DUHkota and then advising everyone who doesn't know them to just STFU or something?

    1. Anonymous9:50 PM

      I tried to comment on it! Wha' happened?!

    2. Anonymous8:40 AM

      I know, right?

      Usually I copy a longish comment like the missing one to the clipboard as I compose my reply so I don't have to scroll up and down, back and forth, but I didn't this time.

      Sure 'nuff. When I reloaded the page it had disappeared. Oh well, it was off-topic anyway. Maybe that's the reason.

  19. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Obama Releases How-To National Security Guide So Trump Doesn’t Completely Destroy World

  20. Randall4:00 AM

    The question is "why the FUCK doesn't our media call them on their lies?"

    1. Anonymous8:59 AM

      Good question. I can only guess. We haven't had a real free press for quite awhile. We only have 'news' readers that read what they are told to read.

      Can hardly tell the difference between TMZ and the so called news.

  21. Anonymous4:21 AM

    Well, as Paul Ryan sees things, the "big problems" facing this country is that anybody has health insurances, that retired Americans and those with disabilities receive help from the federal government in the form of Social Security and Medicare, and that a lot of poor people receive healthcare through Medicaid. He also doesn't approve of most of the Constitution, except for the Second Amendment, and he doesn't want any millionaires to have to pay taxes. There are other things that Ryan thinks need to be fixed in this country, like ending public education and closing all state institutions of higher learning, but those listed above are certainly the biggest obstacles he sees to a sunny future for himself and the rest of the GOP. He and Donald Trump don't disagree on much.

  22. Anonymous8:22 AM

    He's the most disgusting little pisser in this entire painful charade.

  23. Anonymous12:31 AM

    In reality the republicans are a bunch of pussies - Trumps kinda crowd. They are afraid to stand up to him. They better watch out, he'll be grabbing all of them by the crotch. "And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” His words, not mine. Trump feels entitled. He owns the republican party and they are now all his bitches.


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