By Jeff Simpson
Janesville's own Paul Ryan (R-Wall St.), has been the elected rep from WI 1st district since 1999. In that time Ryan's district has seen thousands of jobs disappear. In that time also, inexplicably, Paul Ryan has went virtually unchallenged by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
One year, under the DPW direction of Mike Tate, John Heckenlively had to string together enough signatures the last weekend to get on the ballot because there was no other candidate. It was almost as if the DPW did not care too much for the working men and women in WI(but that is another blog).
It is not just the Democratic Party that is in awe of Paul Ryan, the Republican establishment also does. Paul Ryan as the Vice Presidential pick could not even deliver his own state and yet they still seem to look to him for leadership.
Although that is starting to fade with Ryan perpetually acting like a prima donna. Ultra right winger Pat Buchanon has some words for Pink Slip Paulie:
Ryan is a congressman from Wisconsin. He has never won a statewide election. As No. 2 on Mitt Romney’s ticket, he got waxed by Joe Biden. He was compromise choice as speaker, only after John Boehner went into in his Brer Rabbit “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” routine.Then there is the story, that we hope some reporters and politicians follow up on - that Paul Ryan sat on information that former GOP speaker of the House is a child predator.
Who made Ryan the conscience of conservatism? Who made Ryan keeper of the keys of true Republicanism?
Accusation made by attorney and best-selling “Gorilla Mindset” author Mike Cernovich. And he doesn’t imply the accusation, he makes it flat out. One thing we do know is that Ryan seems to have never allowed himself to be photographed with Hastert. Screenshot from Cernovich’s post at “Danger and Play”:
As Tom Morello tells us History is not made by the politicians or the billionaires its about the people who rise up.
This year someone decided to ignore the invincibility of Paul Ryan and the ineptitude of both parties and is stepping up to challenge Paul Ryan from within his own party. Paul Nehlen has had enough and is stepping into the ring.
Paul Nehlen seems to think he has a legitimate chance to beat Mr. Ryan, and his race has even drawn interest from such high profile Republican celebrities as Sarah Palin.
I never thought I would be on the same side as Sarah Palin, but politics makes for strange bedfellows and the stakes have never been higher.
With a worthy, well funded Republican challenger, followed by the November election, the Trump Phenomenon, the Dennis Hastert Hush money, the loss of thousands of manufacturing jobs in his district, his high profile role as Speaker of the House and his perpetual declining popularity, this is the year to send Paul Ryan to the place he has helped to send so many of his neighbors, the unemployment line.
I still think it is important to continue calling out Mr. Ryan's failure be it with your friends and family, via Letters to the Editor or calling radio talk shows, etc...
However there is one more thing that could be the most important thing you do all summer. In the August 9th Statewide Primary, Vote for Paul Nehlen.
Seriously, in a low turnout election anyway, show up to end Paul Ryan's career. If you are tea party, progressive, independent, Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Libertarian, Green, etc... there is nothing you could do that would be more helpful to America.
This is our one chance to rid the state, country and world of the biggest con man in politics. You can go back to party purity in the November elections when the fight is fairer and the Republican career politician isn't sitting on millions of dollars to keep his 144k/yr job.
Wisconsin, we CAN unite and do this!!