Thursday, June 23, 2016

Paul Ryan, capitulating cuckservative

Mara Liasson, who has spent most of the last year smugly missing the mark, hit the bullseye yesterday in an article with the descriptive title "Trump Just Gave The Speech Republicans Have Been Waiting 20 Years To Hear".

I couldn't agree more. This is Pat Buchanan with even more moxie, with independent wealth, and without the religiosity.

This isn't an act. Trump has learned a lot in the last few years. He's internalized it. The Snake. The gene thing. The existential threat non-Western immigration into Western countries presents. The phrase "America First", unapologetically, over and over and over again (four times in yesterday's speech). The wall. Interests over principles.

Paul Ryan, epitome of a cuckservative, doesn't get any of it. As just one example, Ryan stands resolutely alongside Hillary and Obama and against Trump on the Muslim Question.

The following graph shows the percentages of people, since the Orlando shooting prompted Trump to reaffirm the call for a 'temporary' stop to the movement of Muslims into America, sans those answering "don't know", by partisan affiliation, who agree with his proposal for a moratorium on Muslim immigration and a ban on travel from majority-Muslim countries into the US (n = 1,793):

Women, especially fertile young women without children, have little desire to stop the invasion. The more likely the chances of that invasion being successful the less likely they are to resist, desiring submission to the invaders instead.

That tendency shows up here as well. Unmarried women under the age of 40 on the Muslim ban (n = 264):


Anonymous said...

I honestly don't get Ryan's insistence on Muslim immigration. This sure means more to him than spending, as he made clear by the Omnibus spending bill earlier, so my question is, what principles exactly is Ryan standing up for? I don't think mass Muslim immigration is a conservative principle.

Audacious Epigone said...


It's the Jack Kemp conservatism. It's not the Muslim immigration is a good or a bad, it's that people are totally fungible, and the Magic Dirt will turn these inbred MENA Muslims into good American laborers and consumers with the right tax incentive policies in place.

It's doesn't get much more naively cuckservative than Paul Ryan.

Mil-Tech Bard said...

Ryan is an honest politician.

He was bought once and is sticking to it.

Joshua Sinistar said...

Whores love their pimps. The more abuse, the more they love them. Whores are never leaders, they're not even followers, they're just whores.

Anonymous said...

I honestly don't get Ryan's insistence on Muslim immigration.

Why. how is it any different than his insistence on African or Central American immigration. The "smart guys" in the Republican Party and Conservatism, Inc. realized long ago that if you control the medias, you control the culture, and when you control the culture you'll control the politics. They made the cold blooded decision to collaborate for cash and prizes today and to hell with the future and the country. They believe what you believe. They don't go walking through the ghetto at night naively thinking it's no different than walking through a white neighborhood. They don't send their daughters to schools with more than a token number of blacks and browns. They know. They only care about the payoff, from the feds and from the donor class.

It's not the Muslim immigration is a good or a bad, it's that people are totally fungible

They might actually believe this about (Arab) Muslims, but they couldn't possibly believe it about, say, Somalians or Haitians. They know multiculturalism/multi-racialism is a train wreck and means the end of traditional America, Western Civilization and its peoples, conservatism, and even their own party, but you can't make money defending those things from the system. Instead you get "the treatment."

Virginia Watkins said...

Paul Ryan has gone the way of the self centralist, like Eric Cantor. He no longer represents Wisconsins 1st District, he represents Paul Ryan. Wisconsin needs to vote him out, just like Virginia's 7th District, they have August 9,2016 Primary to vote him out and vote for Paul Nehlen.

All I've seen of Paul Ryan is someone who does the job for the perks. I think that all politicians have term limits, Board of supervisors/ Mayor on up to President.

Audacious Epigone said...


Yes, they're a mix of naifs and quislings and sometimes both. Ryan probably believes, without examining it deeply or putting any pressure on where his own experience shows an incongruence with what he believes, that Somalians and Haitians currently create all kinds of problems but down the road with the right incentives and propositions blah blah blah we can get them there. That's all in the hazy future though. For now, they're pawns that aren't going to get anywhere near his own lawn.


Unfortunately Ryan's district is full of people like him. The real mistake was the GOP allowing him to become speaker of the house instead of just some obscure congressman being bought and sold in the usual way.