The Tea Party seems to think that government is like pregnancy caused by rape – You can just “shut that whole thing down“. Virtually every right-wing loudmouth is coming out in condemnation of newly elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. His sin was passing a budget deal that prevented a shutdown of our government for a second time. The deal combines $1.14 trillion in new spending next year and $680 billion in tax cuts over the coming decade. The tax cut package was completely unacceptable though because it did not also defund Obamacare or Planned Parenthood. Everybody from Ted Cruz to Rush Limbaugh came out attacking Ryan, saying he surrendered to Democrats.
Then there was the most serious issue of all – Paul Ryan’s beard.
This all sounds insane, but it really is happening. Paul Ryan is getting trashed for cutting taxes, and because he grew a beard. This is not satire.
The fact that Paul Ryan did not shut down the entire federal government over Planned Parenthood meant that there was a conspiracy in your average Tea Partier’s mind. That’s when they realized what the problem was; Paul Ryan turned into a Muslim.
I bet Paul really regrets taking the job. He won’t ever be able to run for president after actually preventing a government shutdown.
Watch The Young Turks hilarious commentary to the Tea Party Ryan bashing below:
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