We all know Paul Ryan (R-WI). He’s the Speaker of the House, former vice presidential candidate from 2012, and perennial stooge for the Trump administration. Politicians who do and say regrettable things sometimes try to find ways to humanize themselves. In some cases, it doesn’t go exactly as planned. Speaker Ryan decided that he’d riff off of Jimmy Kimmel’s popular segment and read some mean tweets about himself.
The video can be seen below:
Some of our favorites include:
“Paul Ryan is proof that you don’t need a spine to do p90x.”
This refers to this photo series during the 2012 election that was also meant to ‘humanize’ the then-VP candidate…
There was also this gem:
“I want to high five Paul Ryan’s face with a shovel. Just hard enough to make him see birdies. Hate that smug look.”
If this was meant to humanize him, it kind of backfired.
People called him out:
Paul Ryan is pretending to take the high road against hatred in politics while his political committee is running viscous anti-immigrant ads in Ohio.— Stop the Speaker (@StopTheSpeaker) July 26, 2018
Paul Ryan is the worst kind of hypocrite. https://t.co/6jDBNHu4Fd
Paul Ryan reads mean tweets? How about Paul Ryan reads people's healthcare bills? Or maybe Paul Ryan goes to a soup kitchen and doesn't pretend to wash dishes this time?— EARL (@DavisFarthing) July 25, 2018
plus, he wants to steal my social security, my pension and the next generation's health care. Oh, and for those folks who are disabled or in other ways physically challenged, you need to accept that his America is not for you.— salvatore j fallica (@sjf1) July 26, 2018
We’re not laughing with you. You’ve done too much damage to our country. Being called Eddie Munster is the least of your problems.— Barb (@shellshocked103) July 25, 2018
Others just called out the wholesale stealing of Kimmel’s bit:
Did Paul Ryan make this video in his office but add his own fake laugh track like this was a Kimmel bit?! I'm so confused. https://t.co/vtCLtQqTKH— CT (@trizzum) July 25, 2018
Congrats on coming up with this wholly original concept!— Chip Hinkleman (@ChipHinkleman) July 25, 2018
Congrats on stealing this bit and executing it poorly— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) July 25, 2018
And someone posed this important question:
Reading the more extreme type of comments is just a way to avoid substantive criticisms. Why don't you try responding to THOSE?— AprilFoolsRebel (@AprilFoolsRebel) July 26, 2018
Accountability isn’t Congress’ forte.