Paul Ryan just posted a shamelessly pandering MLK tribute and it backfired bigly


Every Martin Luther King Day, we must deal with the deluge of conservatives and right-wingers desperately parroting empty praise for the civil rights hero and making insincere appeals to “equality,” even though they represent everything Martin Luther King fought against.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent his entire career trying to destroy the social safety net and the majority of the past six years trying to strip healthcare coverage away from millions of Americans.

Which is why the internet reacted in fury when he posted a canned photo of himself staring at a bust of Martin Luther King, pretending to look pensive while in all likelihood fantasizing about all the ways he could make the lives of poor Americans even harder.

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The denizens of Twitter were quick to respond to this outrageously insincere attempt at virtue-signaling with the dragging it rightfully deserves.

Here’s a collection of the best responses.


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Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.