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Paul Ryan: Trump won’t win in 2020 if the race is about him

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Posted By: JoniTx, 3/12/2019 10:28:05 AM

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan is offering President Trump unsolicited advice for 2020: Don’t make the race about yourself. “The person who defines that race is going to win the race. If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn’t going to win it,” Ryan said Monday during a speech in Vero Beach, Fla. Ryan said there are some Democrats he believes can beat Trump in the 2020 presidential election, though he did not say who those Democrats are, according to the TCPalm. The Wisconsin Republican retired from Congress in 2018. He had a contentious relationship with Trump

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1 3/12/2019 10:30:12 AM (No. 2209)
Shut up and sit down, weasel.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: coldoc 3/12/2019 10:31:12 AM (No. 2186)
If I never hear from this traitor again it will be too soon. Hide behind your wall, speaker Gutless.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: trackman999 3/12/2019 10:31:54 AM (No. 2208)
It never was about Trump. It´s about the American people who have enough of dems/libs intent on killing the American Republic as founded . Ryan is too arrogant to know that.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: trackman999 3/12/2019 10:33:40 AM (No. 2181)
My mistake...should be people that have HAD enough....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: pensom2 3/12/2019 10:39:01 AM (No. 2215)
Faux Republican. RINO.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: 66Strat 3/12/2019 10:39:54 AM (No. 2192)
As my father used to say, I only care about the opinions of those I respect. In Ryan´s case a few choice expletives come to mind that my dad would probably not appreciate.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: AlpineLace 3/12/2019 10:41:09 AM (No. 2191)
Yeah - he has been right about so many things of late.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 3/12/2019 10:42:40 AM (No. 2224)
Does anyone care what this has-been has to say about anything? Shut up Paul and enjoy your retirement. Take up a hobby. Try sailing. Bet you can´t circumnavigate the globe alone! Try it we dare you.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 3/12/2019 10:43:57 AM (No. 2202)
Put me in the "Dead to Me" column.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chuzzles 3/12/2019 10:48:48 AM (No. 2195)
Given how he and Romney threw the election in 2012 to Obama, and then Ryan proceeded to undercut the nation and then Trump as much as possible, I just do not think he should be talking about anything.

He helped to deliberately throw the House into democrat hands, and how is that working for you Ryan?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/12/2019 10:51:55 AM (No. 2178)
Paul Ryan is so rotten his teeth are looking black.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: George R. 3/12/2019 10:54:52 AM (No. 2223)
Ryan is an America-Hating Traitorous weasel. Sit the F down and shut the F up!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: moebellini3 3/12/2019 10:55:52 AM (No. 2190)
Paul Ryan turned out to be the biggest fraud in congress. The reason democrats won the house is because of Paul Ryan. Point blank, he´a a freakin loser. Trump won because he´s Trump, Ryan´s a loser because he´s Ryan. Got it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 3/12/2019 10:56:54 AM (No. 2222)
Ryan said Monday during a speech in Vero Beach, Fla.

What is he doing in Vero Beach, FL giving speeches?

Ryan is probably right, though. Democrats will likely focus on Trump´s personality. They have nothing else to focus on.

Trump will focus on America. That´s what happened in the last election. Worked out well for us!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: chumley 3/12/2019 10:58:54 AM (No. 2184)
Aw give him a break. He´s just doing what his owners said to.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFNader 3/12/2019 11:00:32 AM (No. 2207)
As they say in hockey country-"loser/hoser".
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Reply 17 - Posted by: wilarrbie 3/12/2019 11:03:34 AM (No. 2187)
There are knives sticking out of the backs of Americans and the president. Ryans´ fingerprints are all over them.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Edgelady 3/12/2019 11:03:41 AM (No. 2188)
Why would anyone put any credence to anything Paul Ryan says?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: AltaD 3/12/2019 11:03:47 AM (No. 2206)
Shouldn´t he be focusing on helping his pals with their convention in Milwaukee?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 3/12/2019 11:10:30 AM (No. 2194)
Projection. He should know. It was Obama not Trump that made it all about himself with all his I I I I speeches.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: BirdsNest 3/12/2019 11:12:47 AM (No. 2189)
Go away. Far, far away. When I want your opinion, I will ask for it.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: AGGW 3/12/2019 11:16:02 AM (No. 2212)
If he is such an expert on winning, why did he and Romney lose?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 3/12/2019 11:16:51 AM (No. 2216)
The last time I listened to Paul Ryan was when he promised to do better than Crybaby John Boehner....and didn´t.

Paul Ryan can just go shut the Hell up-
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Reply 24 - Posted by: TXknitter 3/12/2019 11:17:24 AM (No. 2211)
Paul Ryan - the little man of ultra low character and zero credibiility to any God-fearing conservative says what in his speech? Nobody cares except globalist Republicans and the pathetic loser NeverTrumper crowd!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: bpl40 3/12/2019 11:22:17 AM (No. 2218)
He deliberately threw the House away. Now he is trying the same thing with the White House! Go away Paul. You have done your part of the damage.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/12/2019 11:22:39 AM (No. 2200)
A real team player arent you Lil Eddie Munster. If Trump wants your opinion, I´m sure he will ask you for it. You are way out of your league there former Speaker of the House. Keep it up and PDJT will put a public smack down on you. You want to be made fun of ridiculed and made to look a fool of at one of his massive rally´s? Keep it up boy.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: qr4j 3/12/2019 11:23:48 AM (No. 2179)
Paul Ryan is one of those establishment types that tell the rest of us to suck it up and vote for the likes of McCain and Romney, even if we find them lacking in commitment to Reagan conservatism. And most of us hold our nose and do so because the viable alternative is so much worse.

And yet the Paul Ryans of the GOP cannot hold their nose when a candidate does not fit their mold of conservatism. Reagan´s rule not to speak ill of other Republicans applies only when their establishment candidate is running.

I am really disappointed with Ryan. Sometimes it is best not to say anything if you have nothing nice to say. Ryan should listen to that motherly advice.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: RoosterBob 3/12/2019 11:38:06 AM (No. 2180)
I scanned the previous comments on mr. ryan, (small caps deliberate,) and see that mine would be just peeing in the ocean.
Now, we need to clean up those GOPe´r who voted for this fundamental orifice for Speaker when much better choices where available.
PS I ain´t talkin about Kevin McCarthy
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 3/12/2019 11:43:33 AM (No. 2210)
Clueless fool who is owned by the Open Borders, Screw-the-American-Workers US Chamber of Commerce.

Loser giving advice on winning? LOL!

Go away, and shut up, Ryan. You have screwed average Americans way too many times already.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Vaquero45 3/12/2019 11:43:51 AM (No. 2182)
Memo to Psul Ryan:

Shut up, fool.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: vandal5005 3/12/2019 11:54:33 AM (No. 2204)
Mr. Ryan, please recuse yourself from public life and concentrate on further being a donor class whore.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: jacksin5 3/12/2019 12:02:27 PM (No. 2201)
It´s always more about the Cause than it´s leader. Ryan couldn´t lead a troop of Girl Scouts to an Ice Cream Parlor.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/12/2019 12:07:04 PM (No. 2199)
Don´t call us, Paulie. We´ll call you. (Don´t hold your breath)
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Reply 34 - Posted by: ravenhaven 3/12/2019 12:13:37 PM (No. 2183)
Perpetual loser. Hasn’t he done enough damage?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: ginadee 3/12/2019 12:17:59 PM (No. 2214)
Ryan, you were a loser in congress and as speaker. You are a loser now with your prediction about President Trump. You will be a loser in the future. Why? ´Cause you´re a loser.
Sit down and shut up. No one wishes to hear from you.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: dman 3/12/2019 12:24:15 PM (No. 2203)
Paul who ???
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Reply 37 - Posted by: judy 3/12/2019 12:37:14 PM (No. 2217)
Ryan, the guy who gave a 9 month notice for his resignation, failed to build the wall, failed to repeal obamacare failed to win as VP should just go away. If the race was about Trump he would have lost in 2016, it was about Make America Great Again! Great lost Ryan & go with Romney, Kasich, the chamber of commerce, the Koch Brothers, Krystol, Will, Jeb to the democrat party.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Moritz55 3/12/2019 12:56:39 PM (No. 2219)
So many (nasty) responses, but only #3 gets it. The next election needs to be about the President’s accomplishments and goals for the American people. If we let it devolve into a fight over personalities, which I’m sure the Dem/Soc’s would love, then we’ll be surrendering our strongest weapon and will be dancing to their tune.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: PChristopher 3/12/2019 12:58:22 PM (No. 2205)
Eddie Munster needs to crawl back in to his coffin and shut up
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Reply 40 - Posted by: rochow 3/12/2019 12:59:33 PM (No. 2197)
Lyin´ Ryan at it again! This from the lousiest speaker ever,from a VP looser. You tried your best to undermine this President. You will never, ever be in the Oval. You are part of the swamp and will always be. No one needs your advice! Go away and hide behind your double walls!
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Reply 41 - Posted by: jimincalif 3/12/2019 1:08:04 PM (No. 2193)
Key word from article - "Former".
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Reply 42 - Posted by: winnie1 3/12/2019 1:23:01 PM (No. 2221)
Paul why didn´t your run for re-election? Could it be your polling in Wisconsin was at 18%?
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Reply 43 - Posted by: 49 Ford 3/12/2019 1:44:42 PM (No. 2196)
I´m going to stick my head out of my foxhole and suggest that Ryan is right. If the election is cast as a referendum on PDT´s personality he could very well lose. The suburban squishes who stupidly delivered the House to the Democrats would see to it.

But the president is not about to let that happen. He will forcefully define his opponent as the Marxocrat he or she is, and stay on the offensive from start to finish (I´m thinking 1988, Lee Atwater and the hapless Dukakis).

Of course the Dem nominee will fight back, and in the process fully expose his or her own extremism. Bottom line: landslide for Trump.

(That´s my hopeful thinking, anyway).
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Reply 44 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/12/2019 1:46:21 PM (No. 2198)
Trump haters like Ryan will never get it. It´s not about Trump. It´s about Trump standing up for us and America. If he has to be loud and boisterous to get the message across, well, when you are successful you get to toot your own horn, especially when the media refuses to report the real news.

I once thought Ryan was a decent and capable guy. What a disappointment.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: jmsdpm 3/12/2019 1:52:43 PM (No. 2220)
You mean like in 2016?
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Reply 46 - Posted by: winnie1 3/16/2019 8:51:03 AM (No. 2213)
Like you didn´t win with Mitt right? Paul when are you going to start your lobbying job for the Chamber Of Commerce? You have been working for them when you were in congress, so continue on.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: radrelic 3/16/2019 1:18:56 PM (No. 2185)
I am not rich white but blue collar background who attended college and never a fan of the Apprentice like some of my posterity.

But to get to the point, I like the President´s personality and love his tweets. And on here have learned that he is in command of the national mnarrative by way of same tweets, Big ETC,
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