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I read about this morning. I guess Paul Ryan can read the winds of change as good as anybody else can.

I am SO looking forward to November!!!

And with Trump hinting at firing Mueller, it just gets better and better!

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But Ryan's retirement makes it more likely that the succession battle will be one for minority leader. He downplayed his own effect on this year's elections, saying, "I really do not believe whether I stay or go in 2019 is going to an individual person's race for Congress." That might be true, but it will not be easy to convince Republican donors to pony up now that the speaker himself has surveyed the terrain and chosen to pack it in. And with many state filing deadlines still to come, expect to see yet another wave of House retirements.

Paul Ryan will retire from Congress.

The rumors have been floating around for quite a while now. About !@#$ time! What a shame that being Speaker with a GOP president (this GOP president) turned out not to be the perfect scenario he'd been dreaming of all these years.

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For the most part I believe he was a modern Republican....small government..big military...low taxes....if you give out too much handouts people become dependent and not self-sufficient.....etc. There are a lot of him around. I feel he really deep down was a good man that believed in what he was doing.

Naturally, I didn't agree with him much. I'm sure in his "retirement" he'll become a speaker, businessman, or lobbyist and continue to enjoy his tax cuts and make millions.

What I can't respect about him, nor the whole lot of them, but him as the leader is that how under Obama he was all about the deficit and yet he presided over the largest increase in the deficit impending in modern times, except for times of war.

Paul Ryan's Deficit Hawk Routine Was an Act - The Atlantic

Another reason I can't respect him is that he never stood up to Trump because he was salivating so much at the tax cuts and the impending budget cuts that invariably resulted.

Paul Ryan, Trump Enabler - The Atlantic

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I have thought Paul Ryan to be a hypocrite since learning that he benefited from social security as a child but wants to rip it away from others.

Entitlement-hating Paul Ryan collected Social Security benefits until he was 18

And talk about a swamp dweller,

"Paul Ryan has somehow amassed a fortune of between four and seven million dollars without holding any job except "Congressman" for the past 20 years."

Paul Ryan Will Retire as House Speaker After Tax Cut Amid Donald Trump Chaos

I love Charlie Pierce's description of Ryan as "the zombie-eyed granny starver."

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I have no more respect for Paul Ryan, than I do DJT.

He looks like Trump's hand puppet.

His kid's are teenagers. He's been a weekend dad for a long time. It didn't bother him.

The rats are abandoning the Titanic.

Good riddance!

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I have no more respect for Paul Ryan, than I do DJT.

He looks like Trump's hand puppet.

His kid's are teenagers. He's been a weekend dad for a long time. It didn't bother him.

The rats are abandoning the Titanic.

Good riddance!

I don't think of him as a hand puppet because he hasn't changed all that much. He was just as bad during the Obama years. In fact, Obama-hatred and his rhetoric rose him to power. Much of the Trump agenda was his: tax cuts and budget cuts and keeping the military strong (he abandoned the idea that we must also keep the deficit under control as did Trump). He was silent to a lot of the other stuff because he seriously wanted to get that agenda through. Again, I do think he feels that agenda was good for the country.

The only way it would be an abandoning of ship is if he opened his eyes. Not sure if I can give him that credit, but perhaps.

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Naturally, I didn't agree with him much. I'm sure in his "retirement" he'll become a speaker, businessman, or lobbyist and continue to enjoy his tax cuts and make millions.

Many who leave the House then run for a Senate seat representing their state when they get a chance. He may wait until things quiet down a little in DC (until you-know-who is gone), and then do that. Or, there is plenty of interest in the GOP in him running for president at some point. People seem to find it hard to give up the kind of power you have serving in the top levels of government. I doubt he'll be content to "just" make lots of money in relative obscurity from here on out.

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Quitting, when you know you are facing a potential blood bath in November, is abandoning ship.

Ryan knows how deeply unpopular the Bum is.

Ryan knows there is a wave of discontent among teachers in deep red states. My own state is a perfect example, as is West Virginia and Arizona.

Hundreds of thousands of people marching against the NRA doesn't bode well for Ryan and his ilk.

He is abandoning the ship.

I am sure Hitler believed he was doing what was best for Germany.

I am not saying Ryan is Hitler, but plenty of misguided and downright crazy people believe in what they are doing.

Ryan won't be missed by me!

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