All Hell Breaks Loose Within Republican Party as Paul Ryan Says He’d Sue Donald Trump

While none of the party leadership will publicly admit it, the GOP is an absolute mess right now. Suddenly a growing number of folks within the party are acting as if they’re “shocked” at the fact that Donald Trump is being exactly who he’s been since he launched his presidential campaign a year ago. It’s funny how they want to pretend to be appalled by his bigotry, racism and outlandish comments now — when just a few weeks ago they were coalescing around him after he became the party’s presumptive nominee.



The truth is, the only reason why they’re acting like they’re opposed to what he’s saying is because he used blatant racism – which even they couldn’t spin – to accuse a federal judge of being biased against him because he came from Mexican heritage.

Then after Trump’s appalling behavior following the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Republicans really seem to be inching toward trying to find a way to keep Trump from being the party’s nominee this November. That move would be tantamount to Republicans hitting the “self-destruct” button on their own party.

For more proof of what I mean, look no further than comments Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said on Thursday when he was asked what he would do if a “President Donald Trump” tried to ban Muslims or build a wall without congressional approval.

“I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan said.

Ryan quickly followed that up by stating he wasn’t sure if a “President Trump” would have the legal authority to unilaterally issue a ban on all Muslims.

While the statement in and of itself seems basic, it’s telling in that we have basically the most powerful member of the Republican party saying that he’s willing to sue a Republican president during a time when that presidential candidate is reeling from a nightmarish couple of weeks for his campaign.

Typically you’ll see party leaders going out of their way to not speak out against, or say anything negative about, their party’s presidential candidate. Especially someone as high-ranking as Paul Ryan.



Granted. while we still have a long way to go before November’s election, I just can’t see the Republican party letting Donald Trump come close to winning this November — if they even let him represent the party as its nominee. I’ve been saying this for months, I really do believe that there are a good number of Republicans who would rather roll their dice with Hillary Clinton and then try to beat her in 2020, rather than risk Donald Trump embarrassing their party for the next four years.

However, one thing I know for certain is, the next few months are going to be very… very interesting.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Greg Pennington

    And more to the point Allen. The GOP base is being exactly what they have been all along. We saw this same racism directed at our President by the GOP base and some of the members of Congress.Where was Ryan and the leadership then? The GOP could have stopped a Trump from ever happening. If they had done what was right and pushed back against the fringe years ago. Instead they used the base to attack and undermine our President. Now it’s too late. They lost control of their monster and now it’s attacking it’s master.

  • Ed Gabito

    When Republicans look at the mirror they see the image of DONALD TRUMP. He is exactly what they are.

  • Gerald Barnhill

    Trump hasn’t taken money from terrorist country,GOP need’s to pull their NUT’S out of OBAMA’A AND HILLARY MOUTH.AND BE REAL MEN.”BLACK MARKET” THEIR’S IS JUST AS MANY GUN’S COME ACROSS THE BORDER AS DRUG’S BUT WE DON’T BORDER’S THANK’S TO OBAMA AND HILLARY.SO FOOD STAMP’S WENT UP $40 MILLION .WE DON’T NEED A KING OR QUEEN OF E MAIL’S.THEY HAVE KING’S IN TERRORIST COUNTRY”S. GOD BLESS AMERICA . TRUMP IS NO RACIST YOU WATCH TO MUCH CNN,THE HILL.ALL THE COMMIE’S NETWORK’S.LITTLE WORM’S THAT DON’T KNOW SHIT BUT WHAT WHO SAID ,AND WHAT IS ON 2ND BASE.WTF

    • noah vail

      please, do us all a favor and go back on your meds before posting…

      • lynne

        get off the Kool aid

      • Gerald Barnhill

        GO SEE YOUR WIFE.

    • Harry Thorpe

      Really, if you are going to rant, it would be much easier for all of us to read what you have to say if you used proper English and grammar. And the use of all caps is not only annoying, but it tends to lessen the dramatic effect you are looking for. And you might want to think about what you are going to say first. Your rant above sounds like Trump after someone called him out of one of his many lies. Really, you should consider my excellent advice.

      • Gerald Barnhill

        FUCK YOU.

  • Diane L

    Who is for America and its culture and its people, and who is not. Pay attention to what is happening all over EU right now and get a clue what Clinton/Cash/Foundation has in store for USA.

  • Angel Lynn

    THE ONLY LAWSUIT THAT WILL HAPPEN IS TRUMP SUING YOU FOR PUBLIC DEFAMATION ON FALSELY ACCUSING HIM OF RACISM BEFORE THE CONVENTION TO CREATE TENSION TO HAVE HIM THROWN OUT, I HOPE TRUMP TAKES EVERYTHING YOU HAVE!

    • forKnowledge

      Ever hear of the first amendment? Guess not!
      Oh, and loose the CAPS.

    • Harry Thorpe

      Sad. So terribly, terribly sad. He has quite enough to do in the courts currently to bother with a nothing like me. Especially since no one has said anything that isn’t true. If I were a Christian, I would pray for you. You do have my sympathy, because you are in for a world of hurt.

  • forKnowledge

    About the Judge, apart from racism, Biden gave an excellent speech pointing out that if Trump were in office, his rants about the judge would be an impeachable offense, since it’d be a blatant example of the executive branch intimidating the judiciary.
    I’m not as convinced as you are that many Republicans will jump ship and vote for Clinton: the #s simply don’t support that claim, and the #neverTrump is mostly limited to political insiders.
    I’m also VERY cautious about Congress hypothetically keeping a President Trump in check, simply because these are the same people who rushed to endorse him (or “support him without endorsing him”, whatever THAT means) as soon as he spent one week without saying something overtly outrageous.

  • Ken Wright

    Ahhh yesss. The communist at their very best. Those key words: racist and bigot. From the looks of things there is a lot more of us “evil” people than you thought. Lets hope for a civil war shall we?

    • PRIME79

      Works for us. We won the last one, we’ll win the next one. Bring it!

  • Harry Thorpe

    He gave his campaign a LOAN that it will pay back with interest. He will have spent nothing out of his own pocket. He lies constantly. You have been had. The sad fact is, you will not realize that until it is too late.

  • Diane L

    There the libs go again…racist, bigot, misogynist….the pubic ain’t buying that crap anymore…and the mainstream media as much as they TRY to convince Americans that what they say is so…no one believes them either, except those who want something to hang their hat on that makes them feel better, is politically correct and NOT what will make this country http://wc4.net/t?r=4248&c=908&l=8&ctl=34B0:196ECEAEAB4BB9264EE7FFF026126C5449CA475AD5540ABF

    Learn how censoring liberal thought is done…

  • Diane L

    Those propaganda words no longer work with most intelligent Americans, in fact, my middle school students don’t even buy that technique….you wil have to think of some way else to try to censure conservative thought and ideals. Like Tolkien said in , ‘Lord of the Rings, the trolls and orcs will come out in force in the fight for middle earth….

  • Ron McLaughlin

    you know what they are afraid of ?–THIS– “We don’t care if the guy swears… or how many times he’s been married…or who he voted for, or what his income tax return shows. We want the problems fixed. Yes he’s an egomaniac, but we don’t care. We know he’s not a racist, or bad to women, or all the other things the liberal media is trying to label him with. We know he’s raised a good family, and that says a lot about him.

    The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two faced & gutless, and illegals are everywhere and Muslims are openly trying to hurt this country and make the civilized world adjust to them. We want it all fixed!

    We don’t care that Trump is crude, we don’t care that he has changed positions, we don’t care that he fights with Megan Kelly, Rosie O’Donnell, and so many of the elected establishment. We don’t care that Rubio, Cruz, Ryan, the Bush’s, and so many other top old and new Republicans refuse to endorse him for their own selfish reasons, and we know what they are. We don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorists, we don’t care that he tried some businesses that didn’t work out.

    This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegals, we are becoming a nation of victims, where every Tom, Ricardo and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in, AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED. And TRUMP is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want.

    We’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic and Republican Party. We’re angry about the Iran deal, the budget, treatment of Israel, military weakness, lobbyists, special interests, overpaid politicians with their self serving bills and back room deals, trade deals, loss of jobs, manipulated economic numbers, businesses fleeing, and even the phoney pay for play Clinton Foundation.

    Americans are no longer going to be fooled, and the movement is out to change the direction we’re taking. Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him, and all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, he’s flexible, and he’s also not a politician. And he says he’ll fix it. And we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.

    Public service has become elected greed. This may be our only chance to have a non-politician, despite his flaws, try and correct the mess, at least for 4 years. We must take the shot, because the consequences of putting Hillary Clinton in office are frightening. There is a tidal wave happening, and its going to overcome much of what’s happened to this country