Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com
Retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will leave two distinct legacies: a weak Trump enabler, and a policy fraud.
Ryan simply lacked the moral and political courage to stand up to Trump and his reckless, dangerous, hateful ways.
Scared of offending Trump supporters, Ryan submitted and let Trump run wild, completely unchecked by the Republican Party or by the Congress Ryan runs.
As for the stunning dishonesty over his supposed signature concern about debt spending and deficits, Ryan revealed himself to be a complete fake.
Often hailed by the D.C. press as some sort of star “policy wonk,” Ryan instead has been a congenital liar his entire career about the two hallmark issues:
Paul Ryan rose to prominence by weaponizing Obama-era deficits and winning plaudits from centrists for his austere math.