The Best Reactions To Paul Ryan’s Giddy ‘Dawn Of A New, Unified Republican Government’ Speech

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11.15.16 3 Comments

Despite demands by politicos and pundits alike unhappy with his prior performance, it seems House Speaker Paul Ryan will stay in the job for the time being. Maybe that’s why the occasional critic and supporter of President-elect Donald Trump congratulated the Republican Party’s nominee so quickly. That, and why he couldn’t contain his glee during a Tuesday morning press conference almost a week later, when he welcomed attendees by calling it “the dawn of a new, unified Republican government.”

“Feels really good to say that,” he said, adding: “This will be a government focused on turning President-elect Trump’s victory into real progress for the American people. Our team is very excited, and we cannot wait to get to work. At the same time, we recognize that the task ahead of us is enormous. If we are going to put our country back on the right track, we have got to be bold and we have to go big. This country is expecting absolutely no less.”

Flourishes notwithstanding, all anyone in the press and online could focus on was Ryan’s “dawn” comment:

That, and how unbelievably happy the Republican Wisconsin representative was to say it during his press conference. Hence why the Internet erupted with plenty of jokes at Ryan’s (and the “unified” party’s) expense. Star Wars was especially popular:

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