Musings —06.08.2016 08:53 AM—
Most of our guests were appalled, and rightly so: “Trump’s a racist, but I won’t not support him.” Personally, I think I see Ryan’s “strategy,” if you can call it that.
- If Ryan withdraws his support for Trump, as one GOP Senator did yesterday, the default position is that he supports Hillary, or he is indifferent to the implications of her winning.
- If Ryan doesn’t condemn Trump, as many in the GOP didn’t do yesterday, he risks being lumped in with the sonofabitch.
So, he chose a middle course: he did both. Call Trump’s textbook racism “textbook racism,” but continue to support the racist. That’s the only way, he figures, he can remain the candidate to beat President Hillary in 2020.
The problem? Paul Ryan is sucking and blowing at the same time. He’s trying to be all things to all GOP people.
I don’t think it’ll work. You?