Is Paul Ryan Retiring?

Fake News says he is, but Lyin’ Ryan says no.  So, who do we believe more. Or less?

Zero Hedge: Paul Ryan Reportedly Retiring After 2018 Midterms; Speaker Denies.

According to a Politico report, House Speaker Paul Ryan is considering retiring after the 2018 midterms. In the report, Ryan has allegedly told his “closest confidants” that his current term as speaker will be his last:

Despite several landmark legislative wins this year, and a better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump, Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers. But the expectation of his impending departure has escaped the hushed confines of Ryan’s inner circle and permeated the upper-most echelons of the GOP.

To validate its report, Politico interviewed “three dozen people who know the speaker—fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists” and “not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.”

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Update: I just saw Breitbart’s story-

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) may be on his way out of Congress after the end of this term.  Sources close to Ryan have confirmed to Breitbart News that the Speaker is considering retiring after nine terms in the House…

He wouldn’t have to share the ballot with Trump again in 2020,” Politico writes.


30 Comments on Is Paul Ryan Retiring?

  1. Maybe his handlers told him the plan is to flip the House to the Democrats in 2018, so he might want to make plans to exit gracefully now, as they have someone else in mind to be Minority Leader.

    Or maybe just Fake News.

  2. He’s probably going to run for governor, to fight with Trump on the outside. lol. But the key word is, go outside, Ryan! Scoot! Get lost!

  3. Can’t imagine he’d have potential #MeToo accusers, I think he’s asexual & only enamored with himself.
    IF true, this is more than likely a drip, drip, drip soft-draining of the swamp via Trumpism.
    Guys like Ryan/Uniparty realize they can no longer hoodwink the rubes outside DC. Besides, he’ll have his pick of cushy lobbying jobs, probably in the foreign arena, may even hitch a ride with obama during his regular Shadow Foreign Affairs tour.

  4. Who cares, he goes to K Street w/Boehner and Cantor to make his millions and we get a new version of Boehner/Ryan/McConnell et al.

  5. “Despite several landmark legislative wins this year” ????

    More like; “After repeatedly obstructing President Trump and the American People, Ryan’s speaker’s position is in peril.”

  6. It’s just a rumor that his staff is spreading to every news org.? Does he think the public is going to rise up and demand he stay? LOL.

  7. Todays Quiz:

    A. Is Ryan lying when he said he would be leaving after the 2018 election?
    B. Is Ryan lying when he said he would not be leaving after the 2018 election?
    C. Is Ryan lying whenever he opens his mouth?

  8. You know what I like about posting as anonymous is that you dummies never know which anonymous you might be responding to. There could be 20 anonymous’ s and you would never know.

  9. This event cannot happen fast enough! in the old days they used to hang people for treason. Now they make him speaker of the house.

  10. “Take the money and run.”
    Maybe he’s a man of principle and thinks he’s stolen enough?

    You know the old saying: “A man with $9 Million is just as happy as a man with $10 Million.”

    izlamo delenda est …

  11. @ Anonymous(s)

    I figure if you are too lazy to make up some cute name, you should probably be ignored……… Of course I will begin now 😉

  12. What’s rong with Anonymous?

    That’s a big Greek family, ain’t it?
    Bill Anonymous
    Spiro Anonymous
    Cosmo Anonymous
    Pisistratus Anonymous
    Leonidas Anonymous

    They gotz a Giro shop in Dover ………. I think ………….

  13. We anonymous will not be shamed, nor silenced, nor forced to live in the shadows anymore! 😉

    I post maybe once a month, maybe twice a month.
    I used to post a lot and even have an avatar but I retired my ID for this place and walked away because at the time there were just too many A-holes and I stopped caring about the community.
    Politically I was in agreement with most everyone here, it’s just that at the time there were a lot of jerks that thought they were the monitors at the cool tables or something.
    How’s that for an honest answer?

  14. Oh, and I’m not the other anonymous posting today. The immediate post before this is me, but the others are not.

  15. Oh, for fuck’s sake … everybody here is “anonymous” except Aaron Burr.

    Let’s not get all in a huff about it.

    izlamo delenda est …


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