Election 2016 Guns

The Real Joke is Paul Ryan

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

As I'm sure you've heard, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump invoked the Second Amendment at a rally yesterday evening and implied that gun owners may need to shoot Hillary Clinton or the Supreme Court judges she nominates as president.

That was not a joke and it isn't funny, but Speaker of the House Paul Ryan insists that it was.

"I’ve been a little busy today. I heard about this Second Amendment quote. It sounds like just a joke gone bad. I hope he clears it up very quickly. You should never joke about something like that," Ryan said at a press conference after winning his Republican primary. "I didn’t actually hear the comments, I only heard about those comments."

A joke gone bad is a toady like Paul Ryan ever being treated like a serious person and being third in line to the presidency. Assassination is not a joke.

Donald Trump once said he could shoot someone and not lose support over it and I think he was right. There's nothing Trump could say or do that would prompt Speaker Ryan to withdraw his support for Trump.

Trump could literally shit on Paul Ryan's front porch and he wouldn't blink.

Paul Ryan would sell his own children before he'd give up a longshot opportunity to repeal Obamacare.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    The mental gymnastics and verbal contortions coming from the paracosm as they vainly attempt to deflect and deny that Trump was implying “Second Amendment people” could and/or should shoot a sitting President or Supreme Court justices, is remarkable to behold.

  • muselet

    It sounds like just a joke gone bad.

    I wish Paul Ryan had been asked to speculate on what the supposed joke would have been had it gone right.

    “A man walks into a bar and shoots the President. He didn’t like her Supreme Court nominees.”

    That doesn’t work.

    “Take my gun and shoot the President, please.”


    Righties simply don’t understand humor.


    • GrafZeppelin127

      Righties simply don’t understand humor.

      That’s because they admire themselves too much. And they have too much contempt for everyone else.

  • Aynwrong

    So this the “Trump reboot” huh? Yeah, good luck with that. The only way this reboot holds is if somebody wraps a muzzle around Trump’s head.

    • ninjaf

      And takes away his Twitter access.

      • Vic78

        How can he campaign without the Twitter?

  • Victor the Crab

    Drumph would shit on Ryan’s wife and kids and make them eat it, and it still wouldn’t make that overgrown Eddie Munster rescind his support of the oversized Cheeto. Paul Ryan has no soul and no conscience.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Paul Ryan would sell his own children before he’d give up a longshot opportunity to repeal Obamacare.

    I’m honestly not convinced that Ryan gives a shit about ObamaCare(tm).

    I think repealing it is his “signature issue” and it’s a way for him to stay relevant and raise funds, thus securing his political power. He, like almost all career politicians, is a sociopath interested only in helping himself.

    It’s not the opportunity to repeal ObamaCare(tm) he cares about. It’s the opportunity to advance his own career by tilting at that windmill.

    • JMAshby

      Ryan is one of the most ideological people in all of government, so I have to disagree.

      • Dread_Pirate_Mathius


        I suspect his ideology is “keep f***ing that chicken until Ryan is President.”

        The day ObamaCare becomes popular amongst his base is the day he’ll “forget” about his “ideological” objections.

    • Christopher Foxx

      I’m honestly not convinced that Ryan gives a shit about ObamaCare(tm).

      I’m sure he doesn’t. Like all modern Republicans Ryan sees it only as something Obama was for, and therefore he’s against. That’s as far as their “thinking” or ideology goes.