The hallmark of the last several months is that the political class and their backers are at last revealing their true colors. Take Speaker Paul Ryan, for instance. His vaunted integrity was a manufactured illusion. The guy is a snake oil salesman.
Ryan said repeatedly he would support the Republican nominee. Comes time, and he doesn't support the Republican nominee. Ryan lied ... again. No wonder most Americans are fed up with establishment pols.
Like Obama, Paul Ryan has shown he is treacherous and can lie with astonishing ease. Ryan conned his way into the speakership in 2015 by peddling blarney to conservative House members. Then, in a despicable act of unforgivable betrayal, Ryan gave Obama, who loathes the Constitution and the legitimate citizenry, all the tools and money needed to ramp up Barack's domestic scorched-earth policy, begun on Day 1 of Obama's administration. Even Nancy Pelosi was shocked at how Ryan "gave away the store" in the $1.8 trillion omnibus (omnibust) bill.
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Double-talking conmen talk a good game to their marks to get their confidence, then rob them blind. There are scads of these charlatans in Washington, D.C., especially among the establishments of both parties. We the People are their marks. It's a calamity for us that the speaker's gavel is not in honorable hands, nor has been for some time.