Rep. Paul Ryan's hometown newspaper, the Janesville Gazette, poked at the congressman and Sen. Ron Johnson in an editorial and accused the two of playing games with their endorsement of Donald Trump.
Apparently, as the story goes, the Gazette noticed how Ryan and Johnson are using semantics to play both sides of the rhetoric fence with their dubious "endorsement" of the party's nominee.
JG Editorial Excerpt:
To watch Republicans attempt to navigate the minefield between their own belief systems and Trump is like watching a schoolteacher question a first-grader suspected of stealing his best friend's Twinkie. It's awkward and entertaining all at once.
To be fair, the Gazette won't have any of those amusing problems when they endorse Donald Trump.
Because you see, what many local readers might not realize is that the Janesville Gazette has never, I mean NEVER endorsed a Democrat for president in the history of the newspaper's long existence. They could not bring themselves to endorse one of FDR's terms. Not Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton or Obama either. So I highly doubt they'll start now.
But that's right folks ...the Gazette has never endorsed a Democrat for president dating all the way back to 1852. Cripes! Think about that. Before that, when the GOP did not exist - they endorsed a Whig!
So yeah. They don't understand what could possibly be the hang-up for some republicans, particularly with a shape-shifting co-opting hyper-partisan careerist like Paul Ryan, to waffle around an endorsement of their party's nominee.
As you will eventually see, the Trump endorsement will come easy for the party-first newspaper Gazette. Just ask them.