August 10, 2016
Ryan beat Nehlen, 85% to 15%.
This is extremely disappointing. I didn’t expect Nehlen to win, but I expected him to break 20%.
What is going on in Wisconsin?
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) reveled in the aftermath of his commanding and expected primary victory Tuesday against Paul Nehlen, a Donald Trump-inspired opponent, by ordering cheese curds and beer for his supporters.
But Ryan’s celebration will be brief, with the skirmish only the latest in this tempest of a year for a Republican Party churning between Ryan’s traditional conservatism and Trump’s flaring populism.
Ryan, 46, who reluctantly sought and won the speaker’s gavel last year, faces immense challenges in the coming months: protecting the House GOP’s 59-seat majority, promoting a conservative policy agenda to an electorate that is mostly paying attention to Trump — and, like an overworked parent, trying to calm his party’s infighting.
It won’t be easy. And Ryan’s task is complicated by his profile, which has at times has made him seem like a relic caught in a populist storm.
Yeah, he definitely seems like a relic. Or we could use another analogy: he seems like a rotting rat carcass on a big, beautiful breakfast buffet table at a four star hotel.
Someone named Ryan Solen won the Democratic primary in the district. I don’t have any idea who Ryan Solen is, but I, Andrew Anglin, am hereby officially endorsing Ryan Solen for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
For non-Americans who might not know, this won’t make him Speaker of the House. He’ll just be a random Congressman. The Speaker of the House is chosen by the members of the House. So, if we still have a Republican majority in the House, they will choose a new Speaker.