Paul Ryan Comes Out Of Nowhere, Attacks Conservative Figures With Nasty Comments
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Former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan came out of nowhere this week and attacked prominent conservative figures with a slew of nasty comments.
During an interview on PBS NewsHour, Ryan was asked by host Judy Woodruff if he believes the Republican Party is "not inclusive."
Woodruff asked: “I want to ask you more about the Republican Party. When you were getting into politics, there was this really fierce debate going on in the Republican Party between being inclusive and not being inclusive.”
Ryan took the bait and smeared prominent conservatives as being nothing more than "entertainment" figures who only care about being popular.
“When you got into politics, the Republican Party was debating inclusiveness versus not being collusive. Has the not-inclusive side won?” Ryan asked.
Ryan added: "Inclusive politics is not winning the day these days. What I fear is occurring here is we have what I call these “entertainment wings” of our parties."
In response to Ryan's comments, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh tore into the former House Speaker for being a RINO (Republican In Name Only) and slammed him for trying to appease liberals.
To make his point, Limbaugh recalled how he had met Ryan when he was working on a project called Empower America, which was “a miniature think tank that had been set up by Bill Bennett and Jack Kemp.”
Limbaugh asserted: “Now, do we need to spend time parsing this, breaking this down?”
"Now, we all know who he’s talking about here when he says ‘the entertainment wing.’ He’s including conservative talk radio along with MSNBC on the left, and he’s claiming that all that does is polarize people and does not promote inclusiveness," Limbaugh said.
"What’s inclusiveness? Inclusiveness, in Paul Ryan’s world, means working with Democrats, means crossing the aisle, shaking hands, proving we can cooperate, work for the common good, and that people like me and the entertainment wings are preventing this from happening because we are doing nothing but polarizing people," he continued.
Limbaugh went on to argue that Ryan has also been a liberal who cares more about what ultra-liberals like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren think than conservatives.
"Now, this is the view that is espoused by people who do not believe that the left, with their madcap push for socialism, is a threat to anything. Paul Ryan doesn’t think the Democrat Party represents any kind of a crisis. He doesn’t think that this call for socialism, when he listens to Crazy Bernie or listens to Elizabeth Warren or any of these Democrats, he doesn’t hear anything that alarms him," Limbaugh said.
He added: “But when he listens to programs like this, he probably is alarmed. But this whole idea of inclusiveness is another one of these terms here that is meant by itself to actually mean exclusive. If you’re gonna be inclusive, you have to have things in common. And that’s the thing that troubles me most.”
Ryan has a long history of pushing liberal policies and ideas.