The Way Backward

“Do you want to deport me and my sister?”

That was the question an activist asked Paul Ryan at a book-signing for The Way Foward on Saturday and Ryan’s response was quintessential.

“A couple weeks ago you voted for defunding DACA. It would put me and my sister up for deportation and we just had a question: do you want to deport me and my sister?”

RYAN: Thanks for coming. Read my book.

“We read it but do you want to deport me and my sister?”

RYAN: I want you to read the book.

Mister Ryan, are you one of the lizard people?

“Read my book.”

The brother and sister pair who initially asked Ryan if he wanted to deport them was escorted away by a police officer.

Another man attempted to ask a similar question and was quickly whisked away by Ryan’s staff but not before snapping a photo with Ryan and his shit-eating grin. And since Paul Ryan wouldn’t answer their questions, we can all answer on his behalf. And the answer is yes, he does want to deport them.

Behind Ryan’s best Madame Tussauds grin is a man who views minorities and the poor with contempt.

Ryan’s views on the matter have been annually telegraphed in his policy proposals and interviews off the beaten path where he has revealed his reverence for the likes of Charles Murray and Ayn Rand. His views are evident in the votes he has taken including his recent vote to end deferred action.

When Ryan is referred to as a “wonk” by the press what they’re really referring to is the innocent disguise Ryan has pulled over his face to obscure the fact that he is an arch conservative who steals lollipops from the hands of babies when he’s not kissing them.

The Republican party’s unrelenting xenophobia will be an inescapable factor in the 2016 election.

(h/t TPM)