House Speaker Paul Ryan: Party Politics “Trumps” Racisim

by: AFRO Staff
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“Ryan, the Speaker of the House Republican Congressman from Wisconsin, blasted Trump this week, saying Trump’s criticism of a judge because of his ethnic background are “the textbook definition of racist comments.”Racism

“I regret these comments that he made,” Ryan said. “Saying a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of the textbook definition of racist comments. … I think that should be absolutely disavowed.”

Ryan also called Trump’s comments “indefensible” — but in a preposterous pronouncement, he still plans to support Trump for president.

So here’s what it’s come to: The Republican leadership admits Trump, their nominee for president, is racist, but nevertheless still pledge their support for him for the White House.

Clinton, Ryan said, is not an option to occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

This drama is all taking place during a time when GOP Chairman Reince Priebus says he wants more diversity and racial inclusion within the Republican Party.

That’s comical. How can we take Priebus and the GOP seriously?

The history of this country is clouded with consistent attempts to hide or ignore White racism, particularly when it conflicts with perceived national interests.  For that reason we applaud the Republican Speaker of the House who in an extremely rare instant has labeled an action as being what practically every minority individual in this country already knows to be BLATANT racism.

However, in making this unusual declaration (particularly as a Republican conservative), we are nevertheless STRUCK by the simultaneous clarity this Republican party spokesman is providing us with respect to where the importance of addressing racism stands in connection with the Republican party.

By continuing to support Trump, Ryan is clearly stating his party’s expectation that minorities should accept the Trump insulting racist dribble with smiles and their votes!

Ryan and the Republican party cannot expect minority support while simultaneously ignoring the threat of Trump’s racism.

Republicans cannot, nor should they be allowed to expect, both.

For Ryan to expect American minority citizens to support a Republican candidate that is now recognized, even by him and other Republican conservatives as being a blatant racist, is absurd and clearly justifies that party receiving no minority support or votes.

With all the infighting within the GOP, we believe the Republican Party, which has been off the rails ever since Trump appeared, has now precipitously fallen over the cliff as it is heading into the Republican National Convention in July.

And Ryan, a GOP leader, has shown us his true colors:

Now that the Republican position has been made clear as to where racism stands in their list of democratic ideals, it is more important for all minorities to register to vote and be prepared to finally shut the Republican party down and out in November.

We continue to condemn racism — and we condemn Trump, Ryan, and the racially insensitive actions of the entire Republican Party.

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