The Resistance Report
March 9, 2017
It’s (Russian Hack) a serious matter that we should just ignore, he (Paul Ryan) seems to be saying.
For GOP’s control Congress speaker, Paul Ryan, because of his great speeches in summary, from “Trump is Racist, But I Support Him” to “Russia Hack America’s Election is an Important Issues, But Lets Forget About It,” history will no treat him kindly.
Yes, it does take some “Spine” to confront Trump. And Trump is getting crazier and crazier, like the latest, taking America down to Putin level on killings, & Putin has killed so many, in far away wars and at inside, Russia, so for Trump to take America down to Putin level, is so insane. And so lots of confronting Trump is needed, from all people.
So who is to stop Trump? Well lots of American trying to through various means, such as protest and go to Town Halls, to boycott. But except for a very few and only now and then, like McCane GOP people, has mostly disappeared on the Trump issue.
So lots of Americans been calling GOP law makers, “Spineless.” And one GOP who gets hit a lot with “Spineless” word, is Paul Ryan, the American Senate Speaker.
Paul Ryan been saying things that sound so crazy, seems like history will be having fun remembering Paul Ryan. I mean Paul Ryan said: “Trump is a racist, but I support him” to recently, the CIA said Russia hacked the American election, and American press reports Paul Ryan said, in sum: “This is an important issue, but lets forget about it.”
Paul may not realize it, but history is recording everything that is going on. For example, look at some of the greatest people of history, like the Rockefeller, so much history written on then, some make them out to be great Americans, and yet other, wrote about the other side of them, the side that they are just horrible human beings.
I do not mean history is so important, that today is not important, so Paul Ryan may be just thinking of surviving the next election. But history is also important, because it keeps correct records, and with internet, this history keeping is often real time, like look at wikipedia.
Not to be too harsh on Paul Ryan, of course, Paul Ryan is between a rock & a hard place, meaning between Trump & his horde of supporters who have went after Paul Ryan for being critical of Trump many times. But consider the following report from Huffington Post.
Matt Fuller Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post
Paul Ryan’s Bizarre Response To Russian Meddling In The Presidential Election
Paul Davis Ryan, Jr. (/ˈraɪən/; born January 29, 1970) is an American politician who is the 54th and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Ryan is a member of the Republican Party who has served as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district since 1999. Ryan previously served as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, from January 3 to October 29, 2015, and, before that, as Chairman of the House Budget Committee from 2011 to 2015. He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, running alongside former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts in the 2012 election. Ryan, together with Democratic Senator Patty Murray, negotiated the landmark Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.
On October 29, 2015, Ryan was elected to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives following Boehner’s retirement, becoming the first person from Wisconsin to hold this position. He named lobbyist John David Hoppe as his Chief of Staff.
WASHINGTON ― After a round of news stories about House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stopping short of calling for a congressional investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, he once again stopped short of calling for a congressional investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
“We must condemn and push back forcefully against any state-sponsored cyberattacks on our democratic process,” Ryan’s statement on Monday promisingly began, adding that intelligence chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and his committee have been working “diligently on the cyber threats posed by foreign governments and terrorist organizations to the security and institutions of the United States.”
“This important work will continue and has my support,” Ryan added.
But does that mean the speaker supports investigating how Russia reportedly hacked the Democratic National Committee and published emails in an attempt to sway the presidential election?
That question still hasn’t been answered, and Ryan’s office did not respond to attempts to clarify his stance.
Based on Ryan’s statement, it sounds as if he is just reiterating his support for the hearings the intelligence committee has already undertaken ― like a September 2015 panel on global threats to computer networks and a March 2015 panel on “The Growing Cyber Threat and its Impact on American Business.” Those were the intelligence committee’s only two public cyber security hearings during the entire 114th Congress.
Nunes, who serves on President-elect Donald Trump’s national security transition team, also said nothing about investigating Russian attempts to tilt the election. Instead, he issued a statement on Friday that dedicated 43 of its 77 words to attacking President Barack Obama.
As for Ryan, he’s already taken a decidedly less aggressive stance toward Trump since he won. When Ryan had a chance to speak out about Trump’s decision to make Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon his chief strategist, the speaker said he was “not looking backwards,” though Bannon has personally gone after Ryan. And amid questions about how Trump will handle his businesses and potential conflicts of interest, Ryan’s answer was “however he wants to.”
After The Washington Post reported the CIA’s conclusion that Russia had intervened in the presidential election, Ryan’s spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, issued a statement on Sunday saying that “Ryan has said for months that foreign intervention in our elections is unacceptable.”
“The speaker can not comment on or characterize the content of classified briefings but he rejects any politicization of intelligence matters,” she said.
That statement didn’t seem to answer anything, so Ryan came out with his new statement that simply reiterated the previous statement using more words.
“As I’ve said before, any foreign intervention in our elections is entirely unacceptable,” the statement read. “And any intervention by Russia is especially problematic because, under President Putin, Russia has been an aggressor that consistently undermines American interests. At the same time, exploiting the work of our intelligence community for partisan purposes does a grave disservice to those professionals and potentially jeopardizes our national security. As we work to protect our democracy from foreign influence, we should not cast doubt on the clear and decisive outcome of this election.”
It’s that last sentence that’s particularly interesting. Ryan doesn’t think we should “cast doubt” on the outcome of the election ― which may indicate that he does not support a congressional investigation into how Russia played the American electorate.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), meanwhile, made it clear where she stands on investigating Russian interference.
“The U.S. intelligence community has determined that Russia interfered in U.S. elections,” she said. “There must be no equivocation or ignoring the seriousness of the intelligence community’s conclusion about Russia’s actions. Regardless of the outcome of the election, the American people deserve to know the truth and a commitment to protect our democracy from foreign meddling.”
Pelosi then said Congress has a responsibility to investigate “Russian hacking into our election,” and she said she supported a proposal to form a bipartisan, independent commission.
“Speaker Ryan must join the bipartisan call for a formal investigation into Russia’s unprecedented assault on our democracy,” she said.
As for me, I am from San Francisco Bay Area & in the area & around it, are lots of great river & stream rafting, but California being California, government is not shy of getting involved for public good. So lots of regulations like life vest & helmets requirement & there lots of tourism business, offering river & stream rafting, & these business are also regulated, like registration & inspection of all sorts, even the raft leader, on some river have to take a test for license, if they can do the job.
No matter how much u love or hate big government, one thing for sure, with all that regulations & risk control, the public feels pretty safe & happy about rafting California’s rafting business boom, on the back of the government’s concern about the public.
& still u know, on one of my trip to rafting, I got to know raft master, meaning guy who controlled the raft pretty well because it was a few days & nights trip he said, in sum: “Terence we coming up on some very wild rapids & u better be careful, because it u fall off, hours before u get back on.” I bought this whole issue up, because this past election cycle is something no American has seen before & seems like very wild rapid & I never thought of myself as a raft master or government before, but maybe I am in sort of a way, because I have been giving “Warning” to people left & right to “Be Careful” & not thrown off the raft.
& here, as a government or raft master, I just mostly concern about people’s safety. Like other day, I said one victim, thrown off the raft, is Paul & again his infamous words in sum: “Trump is a racist, but I support him.”
I mean, here when Paul said that, is the catch Ryan does not understand, Election Day, is just one day about power structure, in a period of time, but there are thing like a continuum of politics, over time. Now I just want u to think of Paul & to just imagine, he is not in his 50s or 60s, but perhaps 80s or 90s, close to end of his biological life & perhaps he feels like reading more, in his old age & so he goes to the bookstore & “Wow” an interesting sounding book on politics.
So Paul bought the book & at home, he sits comfortable reading & his grand kids at his side, & Paul started to read& comes across a section on called: Racism in America and so he reads it and then Paul saw a paragraph on “Ryan called Trump a racist but support Trump for President of the United States of America.”
Then like OMG, perhaps Paul might think, this is a book, what is wikipedia saying about me. So maybe Paul thinks to himself, maybe I have to hire a full time staff, to keep this information that I supported a racist to be president, out of Wikipedia.
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