"We were really hoping the negros were going to sit this one out" - Paul Ryan—
(@Nem_Zero) November 13, 2012
In an interview with ABC News’s Jonathan Karl which aired this evening, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan admitted that he took himself “off the grid” for a few days following the election, but his return to the public eye has proved that there are still plenty of hard feelings against the former vice presidential candidate.
Liberals in particular aren’t quite ready to put away the Handbook of Racial Code Words, to which alleged Confederate sympathizer Ryan previously contributed the word “breadbasket.” Ryan’s latest transgression? Telling a WISC-TV reporter that he was surprised by “some of the turnout, especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race.” Did you catch that “dog whistle”? Urban? Plenty of liberals did.
FYI, Paul Ryan, the rest of the country has moved on from using "urban" as a euphemism for "black."—
Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) November 13, 2012
Paul Ryan says he was "surprised" at turnout in "urban areas." Which is a nice way of saying he was hoping less black people would show up.—
Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 13, 2012
Paul Ryan is blaming the election loss on "urban" voters. But there is no racism in the GOP, nudge nudge wink wink—
(@ronsussman) November 13, 2012
Paul Ryan Blames Loss On ‘Urban’ People Whose Opinions Apparently Don’t Matter. LOL, "Urban." nationalmemo.com/paul-ryan-blam… #GOP via @MadameRamotswe—
Jason R. Carroll (@JasonRobertC) November 13, 2012
paul ryan says obama won due to "urban" turnout…because "urban" people aren't americans, right?—
james miao (@miaogyver) November 13, 2012
"Urban areas gave Obama the win"? Please go fuck yourself, Paul Ryan. YOU JUST DON'T GET IT. Also, you lost Wisconsin, you dumb him-bo.—
(@lalunkee) November 13, 2012
Paul Ryan: "I lost because of the urban vote." HA. You mean "urban" women, PoC, gays, veterans, poor, disabled, and college students? Right.—
Yesenia Olivo (@yesenianais) November 13, 2012
Paul Ryan is the sorest of losers, and shows why GOP is more irrelevant, considering urban voters something other than American.—
Hawaii Shira (@HawaiiShira) November 13, 2012
NBC’s Chuck Todd helpfully stepped in to remind Ryan that he lost “white” states as well.
Something to consider: the four states with the highest proportion of whites all voted for Obama: ME (96%), VT (95%), IA (93%) and NH (93%)—
Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 13, 2012
For someone who can’t admit defeat, Ryan certainly sounded gracious in his ABC interview:
The president deserves kudos for having a fantastic ground game, and the point I’m simply making is he won. He won fair and square. He got more votes, and that’s the way our system works, and so he ought to be congratulated for that.