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There’s a thing about Republicans retiring that kind of sucks. We’ve spent years curating our image library for the best of them looking awful, and it’s kind of a bummer when we have to stop using them. With that mug, and a sociopathic streak a mile wide to go along with it, Paul Ryan’s given us limitless opportunities for mocking. He’s also just been way too good at showing exactly what he is, like in the No. 1 image we hate to say goodbye to:

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07:  Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (3rd L) shares a laugh with Republican members of Congress after signing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and to cut off federal funding of Planned Parenthood during an enrollment ceremony in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama has promised to veto the bill.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The official caption: “Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (3rd L) shares a laugh with Republican members of Congress after signing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and to cut off federal funding of Planned Parenthood during an enrollment ceremony in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2016 in Washington, DC.”

“Yay!!! We just voted to take people’s health care away again!!!” That one is definitely going in the hall of infamy, but there are just so many more.

Here’s one where he’s pretending he’s come up with an actual plan for replacing Obamacare, after seven years of failure:

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, March 9, 2017, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Here he is when he had to pull his first stab at it off the floor because even with a big enough Republican majority to pass it, he couldn’t get the votes.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference in the House Visitors Center following a Republican caucus meeting in the U.S. Capitol March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. In a big setback to the agenda of President Donald Trump and the Speaker, Ryan cancelled a vote for the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also called 'Obamacare.' (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Here’s his premature celebration after finally getting those votes. You know, for the bill they passed that doomed the Republican House majority.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04:  U.S. President Donald Trump (R) congratulates House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) after Republicans passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. The House bill would still need to be passed by the Sebate before being signed into law.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Here’s his “I’m totally candid and affable” face.

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Here’s his “I’m a very serious policy guy” face.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26:  Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers reporters' questions during his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol October 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Moments before Ryan conducted his news conference, the House passed a fiscal 2018 budget 216 to 212, beginning a process for the Senate to move forward on an overhaul of the tax code.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Here he is operating under the delusion that he can somehow control this guy.

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump speaks to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan after signing House Joint Resolution 41, which removes some Dodd-Frank regulations on oil and gas companies, during a bill signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s his kissing-up-to-Trump face:

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: (AFP OUT)  United States President Donald J. Trump laughs with United States Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, at the Friends of Ireland luncheon at the United States Capitol March 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. . The Taoiseach is visiting as part of the traditional St Patrick's Day celebrations  (Photo by Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images)

And maybe my personal favorite, because I like to imagine he got that contusion on his forehead by stepping on a rake:

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16:  U.S. President Donald Trump confers with U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) following a luncheon celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the U.S. Capitol on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Ryan and Trump continue efforts to find support in both the House and Senate for the American Health Care Act.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

And for old time’s sake, that brilliant 2009 “Road to Recovery” blueprint he masterminded.

The most lame chart, ever.

Yep, that’s Paul Ryan, the shining intellectual light of the GOP for the last decade.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 19:  Speaker of the House Paul Ryan delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

So long, Paul. Don’t let the door hit you, and please—we’re begging of you—stay gone.

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