A Real Leader

A Real Leader

by digby

He'll hand him the rope:
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reiterated Tuesday that he would support Donald Trump if he wins the GOP nomination, even as the Speaker called on the party’s front-runner to tone down his rhetoric amid a spate of violence at recent campaign rallies.

For a second day in a row, Ryan condemned “people on the left” who have tried to disrupt Trump events. But he also made clear that presidential candidates have a responsibility for the type of environment they create at their campaign events.

“All candidates have an obligation to try and provide an atmosphere of harmony, to reduce violence, to not incite violence, and to make sure we are appealing to people on their best ideals,” Ryan told reporters at a news conference at the Republican National Committee’s headquarters. 
“We are going to unite the country around ideas that unite the country, so that we can actually fix our country’s problems,” he added.

Yeah. That'll happen.

Most of the conservative movement true believers are supporting Cruz and they hate Ryan. Maybe he knows that and is rooting for Trump for that reason. It doesn't matter though. Every time these guys "condemn" Trump's rhetoric and then say of course they'd vote for him, they are telling their rank and file that it's ok. I'd guess that deep down, as far as they're concerned, it is.