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Paul Ryan: ‘Count Me Out’ of Presidential Race

Paul Ryan: ‘Count Me Out’ of Presidential Race

“I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination for our party.”

In case there was any doubt, Paul Ryan has said he’s not the least bit interested in being the Republican nominee for president.

In a press conference Tuesday, Speaker Ryan said, “I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination for our party.”

Ryan spoke directly to delegates attending the Republican National Convention saying, “if no candidate has a majority of delegates on the first ballot, I believe you should only choose from a person who has actually participated in the primary. Count me out. I simply believe that if you want to be the nominee for our party, to be the President, you should actually run for it. I chose not to do this, therefore, I should not be considered. Period. End of story.

So let me say again: I am not going to be our party’s nominee, but I’ll also be clear about something else. Not running, does not mean I’m going to disappear.”

Ryan has been a vocal Speaker since he took over after John Boehner resigned. Ryan explained that he took the speakership with the condition that he would not conduct business like his predecessors.

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Ryan probably read the polls that say the party is enraged at him for selling out Republican voters with his budget sell outs and Fminus immigration/cheap labor rating.

Last name I heard for #nevertrump was Tom Coburn.

    RodFC in reply to rotten. | April 12, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Ryan has a challenger and he knows that Trump won his district. He may be looking for a job next year.

    However, if you believe him, he may not trying because he knows he can’t win.

    tom swift in reply to rotten. | April 12, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    the party is enraged at him for selling out Republican voters

    Why would selling out the voters enrage the Party?

    It never has before …

How many times did Ryan say he did not want to be Speaker?
how many deeds to bridges does KK have?

Subotai Bahadur | April 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Ryan said he did not want to be Speaker 5 times I believe.

Ryan also promised to return to Regular Budget Order [having real budget and appropriations bills that are voted on and on the record] after becoming Speaker.

>>>>”Ryan explained that he took the speakership with the condition that he would not conduct business like his predecessors.”<<<<<

He broke the pledge about Regular Budget Order with the Comprehensive Omnibus Budget Bill worked out in a series of private dinners with Nancy Pelosi, and thus acted just like his predecessor.

He is nothing if not consistent.

The party of stupid, led by the stupid.

That ***pooooofff*** noise you heard was all the Trump conspiracy theories going up in smoke

…but dont worry, they will still push them, endlessly, regardless of a lack of facts or logic. Have to have a boogieman to distract and blame all their issue on, afterall!

    Matt_SE in reply to StotheOB. | April 13, 2016 at 12:48 am

    All you had to do was scroll up. The Trumpkins are already proposing alternates for the parachute olympics.

    spartan in reply to StotheOB. | April 13, 2016 at 9:51 am

    The Trumpettes are running amok.

    Much of this speculation concerning Ryan, revolves a nameless source. Gee, where have we heard this before?

    A New York Observer article used an anonymous source this week to theorize that a scheduled meeting between House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican donors may be part of a larger conspiracy by the so-called “GOP establishment” to snatch the party’s nomination from the current crop of presidential candidates.

    The report, “EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan Despite Denials,” is based entirely on persistent rumors and the say-so of a single, nameless source.

    The Observer is published by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who more recently co-authored a speech that the billionaire businessman delivered in March to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-connected-newspaper-pushes-paul-ryan-conspiracy/article/2588233

    Just another coincidence ……

    Gremlin1974 in reply to StotheOB. | April 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    If you are willing to believe that there isn’t at least a 50% chance that Ryan is lying through his teeth, however, I am not that naive.

Birds of a feather

Globalist Liberal Mark Zuckerberg Attacks Trump and the Mexican Wall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcBWti3-w-c

Just like Rabidspierre and his squeeing “I love every one of his posts” fan gurl 🙂

Gotta wonder though, if they stop Trump and dump Cruz, if Ryan doesn’t change his mind like he did five times with the Speakership, who will it be? Jeb? Lyndsey? Carly? Mitch? Flakey-Flake?

Oh look, Baby Behoner’s lips are moving, that means he is lying!

Good for Ryan.

I don’t understand all the hate, when he’s doing the right thing here.

    StotheOB in reply to clintack. | April 13, 2016 at 10:15 am

    They are Trump supporters… hates all they really seem to have

    Divide and Conquer – thats the entire Trump gameplan

      Gremlin1974 in reply to StotheOB. | April 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      I am so not a trump supporter, I am someone who can look at history and deduce that Ryan is just saying what needs to be said at the moment, his words have no bearing on his actions and he has broken almost every promise he has made to the people. Actually I think Trump supporters are the ones trying to encourage him to say he will run, it will five Hi Grand Puba Donald something else to whine about.

Good.

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In honor of deBlasio, Hillary and C.P. Time, I present Paul Ryan, starring as Brer Rabbit in the Uncle Remus Classic:

“‘I don’t keer w’at you do wid me, Brer Fox,’ sezee, ‘so you don’t fling me in dat brier-patch. Roas’ me, Brer Fox,’ sezee, ‘but don’t fling me in dat brier-patch,’ sezee.”

(Don’t expect Millennials to get it, but hey.)

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