Paul Ryan has more than proved himself a disaster as Speaker and leader of the House Republicans. He may be presentable as the wonkish House Representative schooling the obtuse Obama in that “round/square/oblong” fiasco of a healthcare conference back in the heady days of 2010 in the company of Obama’s regal prescience (“John the election’s over; I won”) but he is not fit to lead as Speaker; especially in a time of open civil war between the Trump administration and the Opposition Party, consisting of DemoMarxists, MSM/Big Fake News, McConnell/McCain/Graham and all the other Quislings hiding under the skirts of both parties (or should that be ‘burkas’)?
Instead of overseeing the (ahem!) protective wall being constructed around his Racine, Wisconsin mansion, Speaker Ryan should’ve had the Healthcare Reform Bill at the top of his stack and ready to roll the week of inauguration. He should’ve/would’ve/could’ve had the Freedom Caucus and key Senators like Cotton involved in drafting the bill as soon as the election results came in on the night of November 8th 2016, when the Republicans pulled off the biggest margin of victory since the mid-1920s. Just what the heck is wrong with this man?
From Caleb Howe at Red State:
Here is the situation. Already we’re seeing a concerted effort to replace the appellation “Trumpcare” with the new and blame-shifting “Ryancare.” At Breitbart, deep, deep, deep Trump and Bannon insider Matt Boyle is floating the idea that Speaker Ryan actually duped President Trump into buying in on the AHCA. The Washington Post wrote late Tuesday that Trump “loyalists” are warning the President to distance himself from it. Laura Ingraham said it’s a “trap” laid by congressional Republicans (read: Paul Ryan) to sabotage Trump in 2020. These are pretty big signs.
Here’s what the guy looked/sounded like just a few years ago …
The entire Republican caucus should’ve been united by Speaker Ryan on any kind of bill to get passed last month, never mind today. Where were they – snoozing?
As a result the focus is now on the divisions within the Republican party, with the DemoMarxists laughing and acting hysterically, and coming out with outrageous proposals even to the point of shutting down the government, whether with a discourse about the cost of building The Wall, or on the merits of a dysfunctional approach to Obama’s signature legislation.
This wasn’t too smart either, from Jeffrey Rodack at Newsmax:
House Speaker Paul Ryan is identified as the man in an October 2016 audio recording telling others he would never defend Donald Trump again.
Breitbart News said it obtained the tape recording of the man it says is Ryan talking by phone to fellow Republicans in the House. The recording was made Oct. 10, right after the controversial Access Hollywood tape of then-candidate Trump was leaked, according to the website.
“His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values,” the man identified as Ryan can be heard saying.
“There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump — not now, not in the future. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days.”
Breitbart reported the call was intended for just House Republicans, but it was unclear how many took part in the call.
The man identified as Ryan goes on to say: “Look, you guys know I have real concerns with our nominee. I hope you appreciate that I’m doing what I think is best for you, the members, not what’s best for me. So, I want to do what’s best for our members, and I think this is the right thing to do.”
Just how bland and insouciant can Speaker Ryan be, criticizing Obamacare for years, even as Romney’s VP pick, yet obviously not ready to take the full reins of House Leadership in steering the nation to years and years of prosperity. My, my, my, but where is Newt Gingrich when you really need him?
Seems to me as an observing observer, that Speaker Ryan is not/and hasn’t been, ready for true leadership, nor has he been loyal to Trump or conservatives, nor to the revival of the Constitutional Republic and the aforementioned landslide victory given to him through last November’s Republican vote; he certainly hasn’t shown the stomach to fight the DemoMarxists right in the pit of their own destruction, which on balance is a huge (HUGELY?) disappointment.
And from Breitbart on Lou Dobbs’ comment:
House Speaker Ryan should resign his post, says Lou Dobbs, the radio host, and anchor of Lou Dobbs Tonight on Fox Business Network.
Dobbs Tweeted his resignation call Tuesday morning after Breitbart posted a pre-election recording of Ryan saying he would never defend President Donald Trump, and as multiple GOP legislators walked away from Ryan’s Obamacare replacement proposal, the American Health Care Act.
In the audiotape, recorded Oct. 10, 2016, Ryan told his fellow GOP legislators that “I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.” Ryan spoke shortly after the public heard the Access Hollywood tape of Trump’s conversation in which he said about women that “when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Dobbs followed up his call for Ryan’s resignation with two Tweets calling for the full repeal of Obamacare. One Tweet describes Ryan’s proposed alternative as “RyanCare,” and said it is failing.
So I say, let the Speaker move on and move over, and let the spark of true republicanism be lit by the likes of a true ground floor Constitutionalist more willing to fight the DemoMarxist Opposition than the Freedom Caucus.
Ryan should be sent off in the same direction as Boehner to enjoy his government millions, and hopefully be replaced with someone who knows what he’s up to; willing as Speaker to lead and fight the pestilence that is the current sewer of Washington D.C.
And may the detriment be flushed away as soon as possible, joining the one a mile or so away from the White House currently housing a former president, his wife, and (gulp!) Valerie Jarrett. Now, pray tell, what is THAT all about?
No doubt a good and willing Speaker of the House would explain it in clear and piercing words.
See also full versions of:
Red State: Ryan should step down as leader Immediately
Ryan caught on tape Dumping Trump in October 2016
The American Spectator: Don’t Be Covered in Lies
Breitbart on Lou Dobbs: Ryan should Resign