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I think were going through a time where the curtain of corruption, political favors and secrets, corporate influences, dishonesty, and sexual crimes is being lifted for all the world to see. Maybe this is a time where the world realizes all isn't what it seems to be. Maybe Trump was the catalyst used to expose it?
originally posted by: rickymouse
Ryan wasn't that bad in my opinion. I don't actually think he wanted the job as speaker of the house. But it was thrown on him to take it. Trump does have an overpowering personality, that is the truth. I think that the explanation of civility of Republicans and Toughness of Democrats. But Democrats seem to be incapable of civility these days for some reason, it has really gotten worse in the last ten years.
originally posted by: chr0naut
(Note: Trump was also, previously, a member of the Democratic Party and a Democratic Party Presidential candidate.
The book out Tuesday by Politico's Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, "A Hill to Die On," is full of juicy nuggets about Congress from Election Day '16 through the shutdown (some gleaned from phone calls they were allowed to eavesdrop on).
Here's a sneak peek at one of my favorite recurring themes — the fraught relationship between President Trump and former House Speaker Paul Ryan: On Oct. 10, 2016, three days after the "Access Hollywood" tape emerged, Ryan held "a rare conference call with all House Republicans.
Ryan's message on the call was blunt: Republicans should feel free to abandon Trump."
"I am not going to defend Donald Trump," Ryan said. "Not now, not in the future."
"He couldn't shake the fact that Trump was so vulgar. People just don't talk like that where I'm from, he thought."