In a move that shocked everyone, probably even himself, former GOP vice presidential candidate Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) used part of his time on Sunday’s Meet the Press to praise President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He seemed regretful that she did not win in the 2008 presidential election, and he firmly believes (with no hesitation at all) that she would have solved the deficit problem.
“Look, if we had a Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles as Chief of Staff of the White House or President of the United States, I think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now. That’s not the kind of presidency we’re dealing with right now.” (Meet the Press live transcript)
blatant lies incredible endorsement below:
Meet the Press host David Gregory noted that during the inaugural luncheon, Ryan was seen talking with Bill and Hillary Clinton and expressed curiosity about the conversation. Ryan responded that they were simply “just kind of chumming it up.”
“We were talking about personal health,” Ryan said. “Both of us lost our dads when we were young and we were just talking. I got concussions when I was young and Hillary was talking about hers.”
So we can assume that he joins fellow Republican Colin Powell in defending Clinton’s legitimate illness, even thought many in the GOP insisted that Secretary Clinton was faking her concussion and blood clot in order to avoid testifying at the Benghazi hearings. It would have been really cool for him to speak up when these cruel accusations were being made, but expecting a GOP “leader” to speak up against lunacy is unreasonable.
Gregory asked Ryan about his thoughts for his own possible 2016 presidential run. Ryan was quick to respond with “I don’t.”
“I think it’s just premature,” he added, “I’ve got a job to do. I represent Wisconsin, I’m chairman of the budget committee at the time we have a fiscal crisis.”
This is so transparent. The truth is, Ryan wasn’t so much praising Hillary Clinton as he was dissing President Obama. That’s what this was about.
One has to wonder if he’ll be singing this same tune in the 2016 presidential election should Secretary Clinton decide to run. Of course, we’ll all have this video to demonstrate that even the hardest right GOP supports our candidate. Do we even need a Republican nominee if even THEY are endorsing our candidate? I think we should all head over to Twitter to thank Congressman Ryan for being the first Republican to call for Hillary 2016! Be sure and use this hashtag: #Hillary2016.
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