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Chuck Todd To Paul Ryan: Supporting Trump Puts ‘Party Over Country’

Chuck Todd To Paul Ryan: Supporting Trump Puts ‘Party Over Country’

MTP Host Thinks Hillary Clinton’s the Patriotic Choice for President?

Hillary Clinton: the patriotic choice for president? That seems the implication of Chuck Todd’s challenge to Paul Ryan in an interview aired on today’s Meet The Press.

When Ryan told Todd that as Speaker of the House, he was supporting Trump, Todd retorted: “you just made a case though for party over country.”

How absurd! As Ryan rightly went on to explain to Todd, “No I didn’t! I know Hillary Clinton won’t agree with anything we want to do. She’ll put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She won’t agree with any of the conservative reforms we’re trying to do.”

But in the mind of Chuck Todd and others in the MSM, supporting the Dem candidate isn’t merely preferable, it’s the only decent, American thing to do!

Chuck Todd Tells Paul Ryan- Supporting Trump Is Putting ‘Party Over Country’ (1) from Mark Finkelstein on Vimeo.

CHUCK TODD: I sat down with the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and talked about his dilemma: keep his party united, or reject a presidential candidate whose values he does not share.

PAUL RYAN: Well, first of all, I feel like I have certain responsibilities, as not just congressman Paul Ryan from the First District of Wisconsin, but as Speaker of the House. And imagine the Speaker of the House not supporting the duly-elected nominee of our party, therefore creating a chasm in our party to split us in half, which basically helps deny us the White House and strong majorities in Congress. The last thing I want to see happen is another Democrat in the White House, I don’t want to see Hillary Clinton as president. I want to see a strong majority in the House and the Senate. And I think the way to achieve those goals is to have a more unified party than a disunified party. Now having said that: you know me well, Chuck. If something is done and said that I don’t agree with, that I think that puts a bad label on conservatism, then I’m going to speak out on it, as I have, as I will continue to do, and as I hope I don’t have to keep doing.

TODD: You just made a case though of party over country.

RYAN: No I didn’t! I know Hillary Clinton won’t agree with anything we want to do. She’ll put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She won’t agree with any of the conservative reforms we’re trying to do. I have spoken with our nominee a number of times about our agenda, about conservative principles, and about the policies we need to put in place in order to save the country, and we have so much more common ground than any other thing, and that is why I’m voting for our nominee.

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Well, Chuck Tudd just did make a case for Democrat Party over country.

Elect Hillary Clinton and there will be no more United States of America, not the one we know.

Politicians place personal gain and party over country consistently. It isn’t about us or the Constitution.

    MattMusson in reply to showtime8. | June 19, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I wish that Politicians were putting their personal gain over the country. That is not true. It is not personal gain. It is the gain of their ruling class.

    It is not personal. They put their entire group above the country because they cannot believe anyone but their group is smart enough to run the country. They feel like it is their due to rule us. (not lead us)

Common Sense | June 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Hey Chucky boy Hillary clearly violated federal law by placing highly classified material on her home brew server in her basement. So with out a doubt the dems have truly placed there party before our National Security.

Folks this is just the start. The media is in the tank for Hillary and they don’t give a dam what she did. Trump will be under a blister attack from now till the election.
Fairness and truth will from the media will not happen.

Common Sense | June 19, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Rats should be their not there. Wish we could edit.

Why do I suspect this whole enterprise between Ryan & brother Chuckie was nothing but a choreographed dog & pony show designed to bash Trump? Paulie trying to position himself as a true leader making the best of a bad situation by “support” of the duly selected candidate of the party voters. While making it known he as a responsible party leader will manfully strive to moderate some of more “out there” statement’s of said candidate.
While Chuckie plays the role he sees himself born to play. A 21st century “uncle Walter” guiding the narrative to the desired conclusion sought by the D.C. players club.

What kind of statement did you expect from the closest thing to official house organ of the Clinton campaign?

These guys want to put their party over country, and continue with the destruction of same. Bah!

Trump-phobia.

Is it because he promotes abortion rites? Clinical/Planned cannibalism? Progressive wars? Opportunistic regime changes? Devaluation of capital and labor? Anti-native policies (e.g. refugee crises, mass exodus)? Class diversity (e.g. racism, sexism)? Selective exclusion (e.g. “=”)? Selling Americans in a global auction? Eminent domain through regulation, welfare, redistributive change, administrative discretion, judicial decrees, executive order, etc.?

The establishment cannot help but reveal the overlapping and convergent interests of its managing factions.

inspectorudy | June 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

I am the same as I was three months ago, I want to defeat and indict hillary! I am losing heart because Trump does not seem to get it that hillary is his enemy, not Bush and Cruz. He may think they are but when the Demorat machine kicks in shortly he will realize that it is only hillary he must defeat. I am not sure he has the ability to shut his mouth about everything else but her and go for her throat. There will be no revolt at the convention and he knows it unless he keeps attacking everyone but hillary.

I have to admit Mark Finkelstein had me. I thought he purposely sets up his posts on Trump for easy rebuttals. But “How absurd!” Seems to suggest not.
What Chuck Todd is trying to do is to mimic conservative warning that by supporting Trump the establishment Republicans chose party loyalty over conservative principles. Conservative principles are good for the country and are therefore in conflict with party loyalty.
I don’t totally agree with it because Trump’s impeding loss will be also a huge loss for the GOP because he will sink the down ballot candidates. Mia Love is in dead heat now, for instance.

Bitterlyclinging | June 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

I was told long ago by a good friend who works around the periphery of the DC Intel community that “DC is full of people who would sell out their country in a heartbeat if they thought the sale would give their party one leg up on the other.”
Speaking of putting party over country the media kept their mouths zipped during Obama’s Cairo speech when he proclaimed “America has always been a Muslim country!” First Mosque built in the 1930’s. Today they’re eagerly participating in raising the decibel level the Obama/Rhodes echo chamber is making to cover the fact that Obama is importing 100 Omar Mateens per day into the United States.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Bitterlyclinging. | June 19, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Speaking of putting party over country the media kept their mouths zipped during Obama’s Cairo speech when he proclaimed “America has always been a Muslim country!”

    The Republican party and, specifically, members of the houses of congress were pretty darn quiet as well.

After a statement like that, Chuck Todd should be removed from MTP until after the elections. No one that partisan should have a ?Sunday morning show. Further, no Republican should go on the MTP show until after the elections, if then.

#Walker2016 & #TedCruzSCOTUS2016

Write in “country, Constitution and common sense” over “Let me remake America in my image.”

I would love to see somebody reach up and slap the snot out of Chuck Toadie!

Paul Ryan is an example of the patheticness of the Republican political clasthat got Trump where he is.

I suppose he thinks he is screwing Trump. In reality, he is screwing Trump in the same cadre of people would never go for Trump anyway. In the meantime he is doing great damage to himself.

I seem to remember one poll saying Ryan was winning in his primary, I also have seen other polls saying he was losing. If he wins the primary the people will switch and vote for his opponent. If he manages to win the election, I suspect that there will be a major battle over whether he is reelected speaker.

So instead we should have a woman who knowingly and willingly subverted national security in an arrogant attempt to keep her dealings at State hidden from the eyes of those who had every right and obligation to know?

Chuck Todd was a small-time shill when he was thrilled to get 2-3 minutes at a time on C-SPAN, and he’s still a small-time shill now that he’s been given a bigger stage. He’s a stark reminder of just how bare the cupboard is in terms of talented and principled journalists in this country.

    inspectorudy in reply to Dagwood. | June 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    I am puzzled by the “So instead we should have a woman knowingly and willingly etc”. Why does that follow? If Trump doesn’t pull out of his nosedive soon, you will be right but what do we have to do with his performance? We all sit all over the country wondering what the hell he is doing. We thought the same thing when GH Bush ran against clinton. We kept thinking that he was going to come out with clinton’s trip to Russia and expose the lying, draft dodging bastard for what he was but he never did. Trump had better start to attack hillary and never stop! If it means calling her a lying crook so be it. He called a lot of honorable Republicans liars with no problem at all.

      Dagwood in reply to inspectorudy. | June 19, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      It follows, rudy, because Todd apparently believes that to support Trump would be to place party before country, yet you won’t see him suggesting to a Democrat that supporting HRC is placing party above country.

Ryan is scum, as is every leader of the GOPe. Whores of the lowest class.

Like the old joke says, “we’ve established what you are, now we’re just haggling over price”.

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