I admire Zennie’s willingness to broadcast his opinions to the world. I don’t agree with him on what he says on most things but he’s way off base in this Paul Ryan video.
The real Paul Ryan doesn’t want to hear you if you dissent to his ideas. He will either, as Think Progress reported, sneak out of a backroom to get away from you. But if you are a white guy that has a racist idea, he’ll let you talk. But if you’re a white woman who disagrees, he’ll tell you not to talk.
Paul Ryan, man, kinda looks like a racist to me. Even if you don’t make racist comments, you allow them, it’s the same thing.
He faults Paul Ryan for:
- not interrupting a man blasting illegal immigration
- trying to dissuade a woman when she calls that man "racist"
- for kicking a yelling woman out of a campaign event
#1 The man that blasted illegal immigration did not come across as racist to me. His words weren’t the most elegant but they were not racist. He wanted an end to the loopholes that help illegal immigrants. Plus, he’s a veteran and he has earned the right to speak about anything.
#2 The woman that called him a "racist" is out of line. That kind of behavior would have thrown the room into a frenzy. Paul Ryan was right to stem the flames.
#3 The woman that was escorted out was not escorted because she disagreed with Ryan but rather because she was yelling and angry. Hardly the demeanor allowed at the event.