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Aww, Paul Ryan Doesn’t Want to be a Weekend Dad #breakingmyheart

I love when people in Washington reveal how out of touch they are with the rest of the country. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said today he won’t run for reelection, did just that with a couple of sentences Wednesday:

One thing I have learned about teenagers is their idea of an ideal weekend is not necessarily to spend all of their time with their parents. What I realize is if I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad. I just can’t let that happen.

So I will be setting new priorities in my life.

Now, let me ask you dads out there. Who among you is not a “weekend dad”? Who among you has the luxury of putting in a few hours of work and hanging with your kids during the week?

A lot of us aren’t just weekend dads. We’re “Sunday” dads, since we’re working Saturdays too. Paul Ryan knows full well that once he’s out of Congress, he’ll be invited to join numerous boards and provide high-priced “consulting advice” and make millions with a 30-hour work week.

I’m so glad he’ll have weekends and more with his kids. I’m sorry he spent trillions of our dollars on the way out the door of the Capitol that we all will have to pay back.

It’s nice he’ll be able to get about “setting new priorities in my life.” One of them, of course, will be running for president. I doubt he’ll do it in 2020, as some are speculating. The base hates him and anyone who challenges Trump in the primaries, unless it emerges that . . . welll . . . Trump shot someone on Fifth Avenue, is going to lose.

Ryan will spend the next few years doing the P90 workoout with his kids and taking them to Packers games – and Bucks and Brewers games, since he’ll have weekdays too – and playing tetherball in the backyard while waiting for everyone to forget he is one of the swamp creatures. And then, as his nest empties – since I think he is sincere about wanting to be with his family – he’ll be back in the political arena.

Ryan’s Unexpected House Help: Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan may not be able to control his caucus. But Trump can do for him.

From the Washington Examiner:

Barely a year ago House Republicans begged Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan to lead them after their most conservative wing compelled Ohio’s John Boehner to throw up his hands and walk away from the speakership.

Now it looks as if the man from Janesville needs his one-time nemesis — President-elect Trump — to step in and stop his unruly conference from squandering voters’ goodwill.

Over objections from Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., House Republicans privately voted Monday night to bring an independent ethics watchdog in-house — an office created in the wake of a torrent of ethical and corruption scandals that rocked Capitol Hill from 2006-2008.

Ryan hauled them into an emergency meeting hours later but before he could finish cracking the whip, Trump swooped in via Twitter, criticizing their priorities. Problem solved.

Video || Paul Ryan Says Trump’s Comments “Racist”

Poor Paul Ryan. He wants to be “Mr. Principles” when it comes to the Republican Party, but he also wants to be Speaker. And so he can’t really not support the Party’s nominee, but he made a big show of his reluctance to do so and the things he needed to hear from Trump in order to grant his blessing.

Trump, who knows more about negotiations than the Speaker of the House, met none of Ryan’s conditions, far as I can tell. So Ryan just endorsed him anyway, and now he has to live with it.

“I disavow these comments — I regret those comments that he made,” said Ryan, his voice cracking, concerning Trump’s remarks that the judge in the Trump University case can’t rule fairly because of his Mexican heritage. “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” Ryan said.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was one of the few big name Republicans coming to Trump’s defense.

“I know Donald Trump, I’ve known him for fourteen years, and Donald Trump’s not a racist,” said Christie, who met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City today. “The allegations that he is [racist] are absolutely contrary to very experience that I’ve had with him over the last 14 years,” said Christie, who spoke before the meeting.

Christie, I suspect, may have had a role in crafting Trump’s statement this afternoon that he will stop bad mouthing the judge.

Paul Ryan’s Demands Should Disqualify Him

What employer would hire someone who tells him that he doesn’t want the job but if he takes it, he can’t be fired — ever? That’s exactly what House Republicans may be about to do for Rep. Paul Ryan, D-Wisc., who announced his “conditional” run for speaker to Tuesday evening. “This is not a job I’ve… Continue Reading

Speaker Paul Ryan? Conservatives May Beg to Disagree

The Washington media are anointing Rep. Paul Ryan as the one man who can unite the Republican caucus, drawing in conservatives and establishment types alike. But before they crown the Wisconsin lawmaker, one of those Beltway denizens needs to talk to a real, live conservative. Ryan, who has spent nearly his entire professional career in Washington drawing a… Continue Reading

Biden: Romney and Ryan Running a “Con Game”

Vice President Joe Biden Sunday accused Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan of running a “con game” on voters, charging that the pair were conservatives masquerading as moderates. In his latest acerbic attack, Biden also asserted that Romney and Ryan were liars who “don’t have much character at all.” According to the Associated Press,… Continue Reading

Is Biden Fit to be President?

Thursday night’s debate raised more profound questions than who won and who lost. First, I’ll give you my scorecard – briefly, because you’ve already been deluged with post-debate analysis. I thought Paul Ryan came out on the winning end of the encounter. Notice I didn’t say he won the encounter. That would ascribe too much… Continue Reading

Ryan Takes Two Out of Three Post-Debate Polls

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan bested Vice President Biden in their debate Thursday evening, according to two out of three snap polls taken immediately after the contest. CNN put Ryan ahead by 48-44 percent, while CNBC had 53 percent of respondents labeling Ryan the winner compared to 41 percent tfor Biden. But 50 percent… Continue Reading