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Monday, November 7, 2016
Paul Ryan Urges All Americans VOTE for TRUMP and Republicans
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wants you to vote for Donald Trump.
In an op-ed published on CNN Saturday, Ryan urged Republicans across the country to vote for the Republicans on their ballot on Election Day — including Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, someone Ryan has been at odds with in recent weeks.
Ryan wrote that the election offers Americans a “fundamental choice” between either “the current path of decline” or a “better way that offers more freedom for every single American.”
“Only Republicans are offering a better way. A unified Republican government will dedicate itself to reclaiming our founding principles and solving the country’s problems,” he wrote. “This is not just a vague promise — we have put on paper the details for how we will address the big challenges of the day.”
The Wisconsin Republican went on to explain how the Republican Party plans to address the biggest issues facing the country, touting a six-point plan called “A Better Way.”
“This is our job as leaders: to offer positive solutions and empower people. Our duty is to tackle our problems before they tackle us,” Ryan said.
Hillary Clinton feels no such obligation. She has offered no new ideas to address our biggest challenges, and that is no accident. For her, the driving force is the government — not the individual — and the bureaucracy is filled with unelected insiders who decide what is best for us on their whim, not our consent. It is as arrogant, condescending and paternalistic as it gets.
This is how Clinton can so casually classify whole groups of people as “deplorables.” And it is how the Clintons can treat transparency like it’s something for other people, not for them.
That’s the thing about these latest revelations on emails. We may not yet know all the details, but one thing we can be sure of is that Hillary Clinton has no one but herself to blame. She created this separate server, and then she enabled a culture in which people would mishandle sensitive information.
“If Republicans do not turn out — if we sit this one out — we will open the door not just to Hillary Clinton but also a Democratic Congress eager to give her a blank check,” the Speaker went on to write. “That’s what we get if we don’t win: more scandal, and more of the same.”
“Choose a better way. Vote Republican,” he concluded.
Following the Washington Post last month publishing audio of Trump speaking extremely lewdly of women in 2005, Ryan denounced Trump and renounced his support for the billionaire businessman.
But given the magnitude of what’s at stake in 2016, especially in congressional and local races, Ryan likely felt his best option — as the leader of the Republican Party — was to support Trump.