— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 8, 2017
Nobody loves a quitter, but dayyum Paul Ryan has a lot of enemies! Of course, he’s taken credit for a budget bill that will explode the deficit while giving still more of our common wealth away to the least deserving plutocrats, while failing to rein in the worst impulses of the leaders of “his” party. And he’s abandoning ship just in time for an actual avowed white supremacist to take the lead in the GOP primary for his replacement, and guaranteeing that we’ll all get to watch at least two of the least appealing Repub congresscritters (Kevin McCarthy & Steve Scalise) fight like crazed weasels to take over his “throne”. Also, he’s the Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver. But the Media Village Idiots always seemed to love him — yet the concensus of public comment right now seems to be GOOD RIDDANCE, at best. Of course the NYTimes is still slobbering over his “bravery”, and there may be television pundits still standing up for their Pauly Blue Eyes…
STAFF: Mr. Speaker, the CBO now estimates trillion-dollar deficits through the current administration.
RYAN: What a great tax bill. I’m living the dream! Time to step down now… https://t.co/i0F32E6doY
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) April 11, 2018
Spend two years enabling an anti-democratic, incompetent man-child. Do long-term damage to the nation’s fiscal health. Exacerbate the nation’s political divides … Walk away when it’s clear that your party will lose the House. Never change Paul Ryan
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) April 11, 2018
Paul Ryan announced this morning that he's cashing out and heading for a country with a non-extradition treaty before Republicans finish imploding the country.
Well, OK, I might be paraphrasing Ryan's retirement announcement a bit.
Just a bit.
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) April 11, 2018
Paul Ryan leaves the House intelligence committee in tatters and trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) April 11, 2018
This is true but Paul Ryan's defining legacy is being complicit in the shredding of democratic norms. https://t.co/WsALECOxFe
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) April 11, 2018