President Obama had a good laugh after House Speaker Paul Ryan got a taste of how he has been treated by the right-wing all these years.
Angry over Ryan’s support of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, conservatives are lashing out at him and accusing him of being a Muslim, pointed at Ryan’s beard as evidence.
Ryan has been sporting a beard since taking over as House Speaker. Conservatives were hoping that Ryan would oppose the spending measure and force a government shutdown to hold America hostage until they get what they want, which is basically the destruction of the federal government.
But Ryan worked with Democrats on the bipartisan legislation and pushed it through the House even as the rabid “Freedom” caucus voted against it.
So, Paul Ryan is now feeling the wrath of conservatives. They have already branded him a traitor, and are accusing him of being a Muslim who secretly works with President Obama to bring Muslims to America to bring the country down.
Here are some Twitter posts from conservatives demonstrating their hatred of Ryan.
Of course, if having a beard is now indicative of being a Muslim, I guess the cast of Duck Dynasty better be concerned. Their beards are even longer and thicker than Ryan’s.
In addition, the talking heads of conservative media have also attacked Ryan as the new enemy who needs to be toppled.
According to The Hill, Ann Coulter is already calling to primary Ryan. Breitbart is accusing Ryan of betraying America. Laura Ingraham has declared Ryan an enemy of the conservative base. And Rush Limbaugh says Ryan sold the country “down the river.”
Clearly, the honeymoon is over after just seven weeks of Ryan holding the gavel.
Here’s a video of The Young Turks discussing the situation.
Tea Party conservatives will never be satisfied until the country is burned down and there is nothing but ashes left. But Republicans only have themselves to blame because they unleashed this loony wing of the party upon the nation. They made a deal with the devil to win in 2010 and now the devil is turning on them. President Obama must be having a laugh about all of this. In fact, he really did laugh about it after Ryan mentioned it to him during a meeting.
As Ryan and Obama were putting the final touches on the spending deal, the now-bearded Speaker told the president that some on the right have accused him of being a Muslim, Al Hunt recounted in a Bloomberg View column.
“The president, who has long faced the same absurd allegation, chuckled,” Hunt wrote.
Now Ryan knows a little about what President Obama has had to deal with over the last seven years.
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