There’s plenty of positive news out there about the incoming Congress and how beautifully diverse it is, at least on the Democrat’s side of the aisle. However, let’s not forget about those who are departing, and how satisfying it is to watch them leave. In particular, Paul Ryan, who is so unpopular that even Breitbart is taunting him with his 12 percent approval rating.
It’s 2019 and Paul Ryan has left office with a 12% approval rating. I just wanted to type this sentence so it lives on my twitter feed forever.
— Soraya Chemaly (@schemaly) January 3, 2019
At only 48 years old, Ryan has decided to give up on his dream of ending Medicaid and become a lobbyist, where he can make more money without being so visible to his critics. He’ll leave Congress after giving up his Speaker of the House position to Nancy Pelosi now that the Democrats have taken back control. As his final act, he reportedly failed to show to hand over the gavel to Pelosi, as is the tradition.
Where was Paul Ryan, and why did he not have the Courage and Integrity to pass the Speaker's Gavel? pic.twitter.com/Gg4RuPqzIA
— Anthony J. (@meack58) January 3, 2019
The 10-term congressman has been quiet during his final months as a lawmaker, staying silent on Trump’s antics and avoiding press attention. However, this did not cause people to forget about his crusade against the Affordable Care Act, his passion for cutting aid to the poor, his posting of ridiculously racist cartoons, or his Ayn Rand fanboyism.
As we say goodbye to Paul Ryan, please join me in recognizing his career accomplishments:
— Turnip (@Turnip2020) January 3, 2019
Never forget: No speaker of the House has ever ended his tenure on so shameful a note. https://t.co/SAZ8yIaQ5o
— The Nation (@thenation) January 3, 2019
To Paul Ryan,
On behalf of every working American who watched as you tried to barter their health insurance for a tax cut for the rich, good riddance. History will forever remember your role in degrading our democracy.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) January 3, 2019
Sure, sex is great, but have you tried prying Paul Ryan’s nameplate off the Speaker of the House’s office? https://t.co/4UtrmuKl3f
— Alt. U.S. Press Sec. (@AltUSPressSec) January 3, 2019
Tonight is Paul Ryan’s last night as Speaker. Good riddance, traitor.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 3, 2019
No matter what happens this year I think we can all agree Paul Ryan is a titanic chode & one of the biggest disgraces in American history. Good riddance, mini-Koch bro. Hope you gain 300lbs & have to petition your health insurance co for a pre-existing condition.
— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) January 3, 2019
the gop majority and paul ryan's congressional career are dead and obamacare is alive
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 3, 2019
I hope Paul Ryan signed up for the ACA.
I heard he lost his job today.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) January 3, 2019
Congrats to Paul Ryan on finally getting Paul Ryan off government welfare https://t.co/rkX4vFZPcy
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) January 3, 2019
BREAKING: A jellyfish was seen leaving Congress today!
It was soon discovered that it was just Paul Ryan and his spineless, soulless body.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) January 3, 2019
The Paul Ryan era is over. He will go down as the least popular, worst House Speaker in modern GOP history. Quite the achievement when you consider Dennis Hastert, a pedophile, was one of his predecessors.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) January 3, 2019
We now cut away from coverage of Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a live look at the retirement party of outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan, already in progress… pic.twitter.com/C7atBoSHDI
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 3, 2019
Twitter also can’t help but point out the absurd double standards of everyone pondering about the “likability” of female politicians and the appropriateness of their past actions and photo shoots when Paul Ryan exists.
Waiting for all the articles about Paul Ryan’s unlikeability considering he’s leaving office with a TWELVE PERCENT approval rating.
Just kidding, the media is going to blow smoke up his ass like they always do and save the smear jobs for women candidates/politicians.
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) January 3, 2019
It’s hard for me to figure out why @AOC would or should feel embarrassed about videos of her having a good time and dancing in high school when Paul Ryan took these photos while running for Vice President pic.twitter.com/ZDfIhyKb2z
— elan gale (@theyearofelan) January 3, 2019
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) January 3, 2019
Absolutely no one likes Paul Ryan yet somehow no one has ever written a story about whether he’s likeable https://t.co/NEz5IHT1xw
— Adam Jentleson 🎈 (@AJentleson) January 3, 2019
Wonder how many times Paul Ryan was described as ‘scurrying’…. https://t.co/WYobKoDIRb
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) January 2, 2019
The most unlikeable national leader according to the polls is Paul Ryan, at 12% favorability. So let's stop pretending Elizabeth Warren has a problem.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 3, 2019
Paul Ryan left office with a 12 percent favorable rating. 77 pct unfavorable. So of course Savannah Guthrie wants to ask Pelosi about her approval ratings. Get better, dc press. Seriously.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) January 3, 2019
Paul Ryan left Congress with a 12% approval rating. Aside from being absolutely dreadful in all ways, it appears HE’S VERY UNLIKABLE.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) January 3, 2019
Surprisingly, Paul Ryan might not be the saddest sight leaving the White House today. Remember Trey Gowdy? He was murdered by Twitter user Stonekettle.
When you leave office, the new congress votes on who was the biggest loser of the old congress. That person is then forced to dress up in clown clothes and wander the streets of Washington, mocked and jeered by crowds, eventually to die forgotten and alone under an overpass. pic.twitter.com/mH3KMvzf4z
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) January 3, 2019