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Sarah Palin Targets Paul Ryan For Not Backing Donald Trump Fast Enough

Time to bend the knee.

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Sarah Palin told CNN's Jake Tapper today that she believed House Speaker Paul Ryan's refusal to endorse Donald Trump once he became the presumptive Republican nominee would lead to him being "Cantored, as in Eric Cantor." She suggested Ryan's political career was over "because he has so disrespected the will of the people."

Earlier this week, Ryan told Tapper he wasn't yet ready to endorse Trump for president, although he's said he would support the Republican nominee whoever it would be. "There's some work to be done here," Ryan said.

Palin offered her own theory as to why Ryan, who has been critical of Trump a number of times, although not by name. "I think why Paul Ryan is doing this is because it screws his chances for the 2020 presidential bid that he's gunning for," Palin offered. "If the GOP was to win now, that wouldn't bode well for his chances in 2020 so that's what he's shooting for." Palin said she'd be open to being Trump's vice presidential nominee but knows she would likely harm more than help him.

A Trump spokesperson said this week that Ryan, who is also going to be chair of the Republican National Convention, shouldn't be House speaker if he was unable to endorse Trump for president. In the CNN interview, Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and former governor of Alaska, was asked if she'd support Paul Nehlan, who is challenging Ryan in the August primary. "That's a good question, seeing as I haven't even got to call him to tell him I'm supporting him," Palin responded, "but yes, I'll do whatever I can for Paul Nehlan."

Palin said the problem with Paul Ryan and "his ilk" was that "they have become so disconnected from the people whom they are elected to represent, as evidenced by Paul Ryan's refusal to support the GOP frontrunner who we just said is our man."

In an interview on ABC's This Week, Trump said he didn't understand why Ryan didn't endorse him. "Even Governor Perry came out" and endorsed Trump wit ha "very beautiful statement," Trump noted. Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, had called Trump a "cancer" on conservatism when he was briefly a presidential candidate last summer.

Trump said he'd meet Ryan on Thursday, saying everything was fine when he and Ryan talked three weeks ago, "then all of a sudden, he wants to be cute." Trump called Ryan's refusal to endorse "just drama," insisting "we've got to be cheerleaders for the Republican party."

Later in the same interview, while explaining his plan to renegotiate the federal debt, Trump criticized last December's $1.8 trillion omnibus, Ryan's first spending bill as speaker, without mentioning Ryan's role in it.

A tweet from Trump on Friday may reveal most accurately Trump's thought process on Ryan's refusal to rubber stamp him as the Republican nominee. "Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party," Trump tweeted. "Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!"

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  1. TRUMP/PALIN 2016!!!!!!

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    2. TRUMP/BLUTARSKY 2016 for maximum kek.

      1. Hey, Bluto was clear, concise, honest and straightforward about his plans. He’d be a much better candidate than Trump or Palin.

    3. Why not? Can’t get anymore fucked up than it already is.

    4. Trump’s safest choice as a running mate may be Sarah’s youngest son :

      the mind is repelled by the thought of an assasin cretinous enough to risk replacing Donald with Trig.

      1. Actually Trig might be an improvement.

    5. In the same interview she said she’d be a detriment to his campaign and thinks he should look elsewhere for a running mate who’s less of a target.

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    7. I wouldn’t wish Palin on anyone. Let’s make it Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

  2. SANDERS/POPE FRANCIS 2016!!!!

    1. How about Sanders and Lenin’s corpse?

  3. “Palin said the problem with Paul Ryan and “his ilk” was that “they have become so disconnected from the people whom they are elected to represent, as evidenced by Paul Ryan’s refusal to support the GOP frontrunner who we just said is our man.””

    Except Paul Ryan represents Wisconsin’s First Congressional District which voted for Ted Cruz. Therefore, this entire argument is incredibly stupid since the people who actually voted for Paul Ryan didn’t say Donald Trump ‘is our man.’ Ryan isn’t going against the will of his constituents in any way.

    Sarah Palin has the unique ability to never say anything smart.

    1. And, who exactly does Palin represent these days? Why anyone gives a shit what she says about anything is beyond me.

      1. Her following is as relevant to current politics as Gary Johnson’s and, like Gary, she might as well shut up.

        1. Hey, Homple. Go home yo self.

          1. Have I in some way displeased you?

            1. *unplugs Homple’s power cord*

              It needs to take a break.

      2. About 8 years ago she represented something special in my pants.

        1. She’s still special in my pants….

          STILL WOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          1. Sorry…

            STILL WOOD!!!!!!!

            1. “Seek medical attention for erections lasting longer than four hours.”

              1. Look, if it didn’t fall off after the 1st year, I think he’s fine.

          2. I ‘would’ Paul Ryan.

            Hate-fuck the night away.

    2. Your conclusion doesn’t follow your “analysis”.

      1. Try to follow me. I know it’s hard for you.

        1. Sarah Palin says, and I quote, ‘they have become…disconnected from the people they have been elected to represent.’

        2. Paul Ryan was elected to represent people who mostly voted for Ted Cruz, not Donald Trump.

        3. Therefore, the people Paul Ryan was elected to represent never said Donald Trump is ‘our man’ and Palin’s ridiculous concern trolling is probably the result of her not actually knowing what district Paul Ryan is from or how that district voted.

        You can’t say he isn’t obeying the will of his constituents when his constituents didn’t vote for Trump in the first place.

        1. You can’t say he isn’t obeying the will of his constituents when his constituents didn’t vote for Trump in the first place.

          His Republican constituents (the ones he needs to get reelected) overwhelmingly believe Republicans should support the Republican nominee. They’re team players.

          1. You know this because? We don’t know what the Republicans in Ryan’s district think. It’s quite possible they’re dead-ender NeverTrumpers…

          2. How ya figger, SIV? Mind reading classes are paying off?

            1. How do political parties work? Nearly all those who identify with the party come together to support the nominee. It’s political science 101 and why every candidate pledged to do so.

              1. And Ryan said he would eventually, too, you ridiculous taint. You have no point, you’re just trolling as a questionably superior alternative to suicide.

                1. Except that he hasn’t, because (as Palin pointed out) Ryan wants to run for President and a Trump win means he couldn’t do that until 2024. The reason Ryan’s not backing Trump isn’t anything more high-minded than Ryan wants the chance to run against Clinton after four disastrous years. Same reason many of these other asshats are doing it…because they think they’ll get to ride in and be the knight in shining armor for America. Of course that means for four years America gets raped by Clinton, but that’s a small price to pay if it means some politicians get a chance to move up the career ladder, right?

                  1. Except that he hasn’t, because (as Palin pointed out) Ryan wants to run for President and a Trump win means he couldn’t do that until 2024. The reason Ryan’s not backing Trump isn’t anything more high-minded than Ryan wants the chance to run against Clinton after four disastrous years. Same reason many of these other asshats are doing it…because they think they’ll get to ride in and be the knight in shining armor for America. Of course that means for four years America gets raped by Clinton, but that’s a small price to pay if it means some politicians get a chance to move up the career ladder, right?

                    Another mind reader.

                    1. Another mind reader.

                      More like a person who doesn’t let their distaste for Trump destroy their grasp on the reality of how all of the other politicians are.

              2. It’s political science groupthink 101

                FIFY

    3. Most Republicans didn’t vote for Trump period. He won with a plurality of votes, not the majority.

      1. Most Republicans believe Republicans should support the party’s nominee.

        1. If Paul Ryan’s constituents don’t like what he said, they can vote to have him replaced in November. I imagine that after being elected from that district 9 times in a row, never with less than 55% of the vote, Paul Ryan has a better grasp on what his constituents care about than you and Sarah Palin.

          This entire argument is fucking stupid anyway since a congressman is not bound to do literally everything a majority of his constituents want.

          1. Paul Ryan has a better grasp on what his constituents care about than you and Sarah Palin.

            Which is why he’ll support his party’s nominee. Palin is damaging Ryan’s standing amongst his Republican constituents by highlighting his hesitancy to do so. She knows exactly what she is doing.

            1. She NEVER knows what she’s doing. Your argument is silly.

            2. SIV, you giving Sarah Palin THAT much credit officially makes you a dumbass and your credibility from here on out is NIL, sir…

              1. What was his credibility before, exactly?

            3. The only voters Ryan is accountable to are the ones in his little corner of Wisconsin — the overwhelming majority of whom voted against Trump a mere month ago.

              So what makes you think these people like Trump enough to be angry Paul isn’t backing him?

              1. I didn’t expect to have to conduct a special education class but seeing as the short bus has unloaded…

                35% or so of Ryan’s potential Republican primary voters cast their ballot for Trump. Of the remaining 65% most believe Republicans should support the eventual Republican nominee. Now add those two sets together and a majority of Wisconsin’s1st district Republicans think Paul Ryan should be supporting Trump.

                1. Who even cares what the majority of his constituents want? Based on polling the majority of the republican party wanted the patriot act too yet we would have patted him on the back for standing against them. Screw what the majority wants. The majority is a gaggle of idiots. I see no reason why on the rare occasion Ryan gets one right that he should be chastised for refusing to blindly follow what is trendy.

    4. This election is making people stand on their heads. The “democracy is two wolves and a sheep…” folk are now the “People have spoken..” crowd. People who once preached the gospel of Adam Smith now question the validity of comparative advantage, economies of scale, and division of labor. It’s telling how quickly some people will abandon “core beliefs” if the guy/gal they went all in for is suddenly in opposition to those values.

    5. Except Paul Ryan represents Wisconsin’s First Congressional District which voted for Ted Cruz.

      If Ryan wants to represent the loser of the primary instead of the winner, he should resign as Chairman of the Republican Party National Convention.

      The Party nominated Donald. If you refuse to support the Party’s choice, you have no place running the convention.

    6. The last brawl she was in scrambled her marbles. Also looks like she’s been hitting the bottle more than a bit lately.

    7. Ryan is about to be cantored. It will not matter what Ryan does.

  4. The purges have started early this year.

    1. They started a couple months ago when Trump’s henchmen Roger Stone threatened delegates who changed their vote to Cruz after becoming unbound…

      1. Stone said he’s a libertarian.

        1. And if you can’t trust the honesty of a political spokesman, why, what CAN you trust.

          1. I didn’t say that Stone is a libertarian, or that I believe he’s a libertarian. I only said the Stone himself claims to be a libertarian.

            1. That being said, I might ask, what in the world advantage does the guy see in making that claim? Is he plotting to steal that big 1% of votes for Trump? That would be a very strange move indeed. You know that phrase bigger fish to fry sometimes ring true.

  5. Is there anyone here who wouldn’t like to see Paul Ryan get primaried?

    1. Primaried by whom? A pro-Trump retard? Why should we be in favor of it?

      1. Because it’s Trump’s party now and you have to fall in line. Didn’t you get the memo?

        1. It’s actually a great time to hang em’ up. If Ryan was smart, he’d git before the shit goes down.

          1. He will if he thinks he’s going to lose.

            1. Ryan is down 5 points in the most recent poll. That is about the MOE. Still…

  6. This is the idiot she is backing instead:
    http://bit.ly/1T5YY0L

    1. None of that made sense.

  7. There’re a lot of things I dont like about Paul Ryan.His Anti-Trumpism isnt one of them.

    1. Politicians of elite choice increasingly exhibit the concentrated tendencies of that which they can’t wait to pencil into the deepest goddamn prison.

      1. AC I love it, but I don’t understand it….

        1. That’s the beauty of AC

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  8. Hops for Prez and some goddamn Objectivity for veep and fuck all the other politico-senescent bullshit into the waistband of strategic fuck my throat with a motherfucking flip-flapping drill plugged into the asshole of a giant fluttering magician tossed from a passing UFO for insubordination and the defacement of alien property aka fucking abduction graffiti.

  9. PAUL RYAN/ A WELL-FORMED STOOL 2016!!!!!

  10. Eddie Munster is the GOP version of Martin O’Malley, just more successful. But he’s just another phony asshole who rode the tea party train to power, exactly like Marco Rubio.

    1. Ryan’s Tea Party-cred is nothing but media and party establishment propaganda. Ryan voted for TARP and Obama’s auto bailout.

  11. I have a lot of respect for Ryan for resisting the call to endorse Trump. It will cost him politically, I have no doubt, but it is still the right thing to do. Trump is unfit to be town dogcatcher, let alone President.

    As for Palin’s whining about how (a plurality of) voters picked Trump — Wisconsin voters didn’t. That voters in *other* states are douchebags isn’t Paul Ryan’s problem. 🙂

    1. I’m sure he’s doing it for the wrong reasons, so I don’t respect him at all for it. I bet he would have pissed all over himself in his rush to endorse Jeb.

      1. Yep. I like that he hates Trump. But that’s about all he has going for him.

        1. The guy opposing him backs Trump. August tells the tale.

    2. Trump is unfit to be town dogcatcher, let alone President.

      Translation: Republican peasants are unfit to pick their presidential nominee. Their betters should make their decisions for them.

  12. and to think, i thought mccain did good when he put her on the ticket. i’m never going to live that down if she keeps thinking she’s important.

    1. I don’t think McCain hurt himself by picking Palin for VP. It’s just that McCain is such a giant douche bag that he was never going to win anyway. People had already endured 8 years of the necons, and they didn’t want more of it.

      1. i definitely agree he wasn’t going to win anyway, but despite the initial bump, i think she ultimately was a drag on the ticket. he should’ve picked lieberman. not because lieberman was so special, but because the only way he wins that race is remind people of what they liked about him in 2000. at the very least, it would’ve been a good gesture that might’ve sped up the destruction of the political parties to see them go nuts at the idea that they should work together in a meaningful way. and sarah palin would be chasing moose in alaska instead of trending on social media if hadn’t picked her.

  13. “Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party,” Trump tweeted. “Wrong, I didn’t inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!”

    The cucks seem to think the Republican Party is their personal property. Because it has been. Well, it’s not anymore. There was a contest. Trump won.

    I don’t see how they think they’ll get back at the wheel by scuttling the ship. The more they stab Trump in the back, the more any loss will be blamed on them, and the more Trump2 in 2020 will have an argument to lead the party over the cucks.

    1. when, not if, trumps loses, you don’t think the first finger he and his supporters are going to point won’t be at the party? when blame is inevitable, lay back and enjoy it.

      1. Trump by a LANDSLIDE.

    2. Ending the cucks and the betas rule over the Teathuglican party is almost as important to me as seeing that Kenyan bastard Block Insane Yomomma kicked out on his ass out of the White House.

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  20. RE: Sarah Palin Targets Paul Ryan For Not Backing Donald Trump Fast Enough

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    This asshole is “open” to raising taxes and the minimum wage.
    Why not endorse Heil Hitlery?
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