Republican speechwriter slammed for promoting alternate history to criticize critical race theory

Republican speechwriter slammed for promoting alternate history to criticize critical race theory
President George W. Bush discusses the war on terrorism with about 1,100 attendees at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force March 27. The president landed at nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and traveled to the museum, where he spoke for about 40 minutes. President Bush thanked Airmen for their role in the fight against terrorism and outlined the need for continued support to Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ben Strasser)

Remember this guy? In the stream of the QAnon loving Republicans today, you'd think they have just forgotten him. He denounced Trump (far too late), and got onboard with vaccines (too soon for the Qanon conspirators). If you want to know a lot about where the Republican party is right now, take a look at the people who go to work in the Republican infrastructure. They know what the base wants, and they will say whatever it takes to continue to be relevant. Enter Ned Ryun, former Bush speechwriter, son of Kansas congressman Jim Ryun, who was defeated by Democratic candidate Nancy Boyda in a bit of an upset, and now, a ridiculous puppet for outright bonkers ideas.


Too bad he isn't here to answer that, right Ned? Care to answer how that came about? The response to Ned's comments highlights exactly the problem.

Others join in:



Even I couldn't resist a response.


Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King delivers the knockout blow:


It is a terrible thing, Ned when you forget that this is recent history and there are still people alive who remember what happened. It may be before me, but it wasn't before my parents — and that should tell you there are a whole lot of Americans alive who were here, and would wildly disagree with your weird 100% take.

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