Don't You (Forget About): Paul Ryan

In the “Don’t You (Forget About)” series, we highlight key early Trumpist figures who would prefer to lurk in the shadows, hoping simple minds might forget their complicity. Today: the former Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. IN 2012, Paul Ryan was the future of the Republican Party. Young, handsome, and fit, straight, white, and male, and brimming with fresh policy ideas to screw the poor and middle class to benefit the rich, he was the paradigmatic 21st century Republican—so much so that Mitt Romney chose the 42-year-old “policy wonk” as his running mate. The duo lost by a mere five million votes.

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