Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets reporters as the White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan, at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Ryan began his remarks by promising help for devastated Puerto Rico, calling it a "humanitarian crisis." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Speaker of the House clearly had a very, very sore bottom this morning. Yet, he has his marching orders, even though those orders from the Billionaire Donor High Command will result in Speaker Paul Ryan leading his troops right over the edge of the cliff, row by row, into the swirling sea of defeat and despair, leaving nothing to show for his doomed party’s efforts but row after row of shiny, bright Republican helmets drifting out to the far horizon, never to be seen again.

Ryan has made it clear he intends to follow those orders.

“We already made that choice. We’re with Trump. We already made that choice. That’s a choice we made at the beginning of the year. That’s a choice we made during the campaign,” Ryan said. “We ran on a joint agenda with Donald Trump.”

He was not smiling when he said it.

The severe butt-lancing the GOP received in off-year partisan races in several states causing Democrats to feel something they haven’t felt in a year… optimism? It’s just “spin” the Speaker told one of the automatons at FOX News this morning.

Talking Points Memo reports:

“Democrats are saying, this is the beginning of our turnaround. What do you take from Ed Gillespie’s significant loss yesterday?” Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asked Ryan on his radio show, referring to the Virginia gubernatorial race.

“Obviously, you know, Democrats are going to do that, and we would be saying the same kind of thing,” Ryan said. “That’s the way the spin works on these things.”

And how, dear God in Heaven above, HOW can the GOP reverse the decomposition and decay, the stench of which has reached 65 percent of the American voting public?

Ryan said the election results show that Republicans need to pass legislation.

Well, DUH!

But what KIND of legislation? Legislation being demanded by the Billionaire Donor High Command ordering that Republicans MUST cleave to Trump’s ample bosom lest the donation purses be zipped shut with a resounding ZIP?

Eek. A conundrum!

Any Republican seeking to hold on to his or her seat who is not totally delusional realizes cleaving to the Trump Bosom means political death. That may be why so many sitting Republicans are heading for the exits rather than compounding their damnation by supporting the hellbound Trump agenda.

When Ed Gillespie went down to a nine-percentage point defeat in the Virginia gubernatorial race last night, Trump spared a moment to tweet that the reason for the defeat was that Gillespie did not cleave tightly enough to the Trump Teat.

Whatever it is that flows from that foul, flabby man-boob, Republicans have discovered it is toxic. It will kill their careers. The choice? Bow out now and hope to save their eternal souls, or continue sucking at the poisoned Trump Teat and suffer the consequences.