Paul Ryan Endorses Textbook Racist Campaign
Today, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan described Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as “sort of like the textbook definition of a racist”.
Speaker Ryan said of Trump’s racist declaration that no Hispanic is qualified to serve as judge in any legal case Trump is involved in, “I think that should be absolutely disavowed. It is absolutely unacceptable.”
The word “absolutely” does not mean what Paul Ryan thinks it means.
Merrim-Webster’s definition of the word “absolutely”: Complete and total; not limited in any way.
A complete and total, unlimited disavowal of Donald Trump’s textbook racism would have to include a disavowal of Donald Trump himself. Paul Ryan, however, has his own definition of the word “absolutely”: Incomplete, partial, and limited.
Paul Ryan stated today that, even though he thinks that Donald Trump is a textbook racist, he continues to endorse Donald Trump for President. Ryan explained, “At the end of the day, this is about ideas. This is about moving our agenda forward, and that’s why we’re moving the way we’re moving.”
This is about ideas, huh? This is about moving an agenda forward?
Apparently, Paul Ryan wants to move racist ideas and a racist agenda forward.
If Paul Ryan truly found racism absolutely unacceptable, he wouldn’t accept it.
Instead, Paul Ryan is not just accepting racism. Paul Ryan is endorsing racism. Paul Ryan is helping racism move forward, to give it the power of the White House.
Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, who had previously endorsed Donald Trump, is now doing what Paul Ryan is too cowardly to do.
Mark Kirk is disavowing his previous support for the Trump for President campaign, and has declared that he will write in the name of a retired U.S. general on the ballot instead.
If Paul Ryan had any moral principles, he would do what Mark Kirk has done. Paul Ryan is, instead, exposing that the Republican Party establishment is all to happy to accept extremist racists, and to use racism as a political tool to its advantage.
Paul Ryan ought to be ashamed of what he did today. Instead, he doesn’t even understand the hypocrisy.