Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Paul Ryan’s America is the Republican Party Ideal: White White White (and he’s proud of it)


Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) posted this photo to his Instagram page. This is the Republican party. Look at this hard, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida. Can you find a non white person in this picture? Not even a waiter walking through the room. This is America circa 1947. And this is in the 8th year of a black president. Shameful.

This week, and for the next couple, politics and showbiz are interchangeable. Just wait til D list celebrities Scott Baio, Antonio Sabato Jr and Kimberlin Brown speak at the RNC. They’re not even the D list. They’re the duh list.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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