Should Trump lose in a landslide, Ryan and other Republicans will interpret it as a repudiation of his boorishness and not the extreme far-right ideology they share with Trump.
Here’s evidence: Days before Ryan abandoned Trump, the speaker was quoted in the New York Times as disagreeing with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about divided government. “Divided government is actually the best government,” McConnell told the Times. Ryan said sharing power “breeds dysfunction and prevents major accomplishments”:
“I’m tired of divided government. It doesn’t work very well. We’re just at loggerheads. We’ve gotten some good things done. But the big things — poverty, the debt crisis, the economy, health care — these things are stuck in divided government, and that’s why we think a unified Republican government is the way to go.”
A former liberal radio talk host who likes to ask the “follow-up question” at Democurmudgeon.blogspot.com