Paul Ryan Double-Crosses Trump, Cuts Damaging Deal With Democrats
By Mick Farthing|January 31, 2018
Paul Ryan Double-Crosses Trump, Cuts Damaging Deal With Democrats

When it comes to loyalty to the President, Speaker Ryan has been a big question mark.

In fact, his dedication to the entire conservative cause has been a question mark. At times he talks a good game, but there remains an awful lot of doubt based on his shifty actions.

So when it is time to move legislation forward, it’s not always clear where Mr. Ryan will stand. As a result, the conservative movement is weakened. Not because the left is that effective. But because the right refuses to put its strongest players in the top positions.

We would not be shocked to learn that Mr. Ryan would betray conservatives. In fact, he and some other RINOs are about to try to do just that.

From The Federalist:

“While most of Washington remains consumed on the drama surrounding immigration negotiations, leaders in the House have quietly pursued other policy objectives. According to multiple sources on Capitol Hill, House leaders, particularly Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), have concocted a plan that would 1) use a budget gimmick that arguably violates the law to 2) bail out Obamacare and 3) provide taxpayer funding to plans that cover abortion.”

This is precisely why Mr. Ryan and others like him are called RINOs. They are not Republicans in the sense of traditional conservatives. It’s just a name they wear, so they can organize. And maybe the Democrats didn’t want them.

Part of the problem with analyzing these issues is that the legislation is incredibly lengthy and obscure. Most Americans don’t have the time or patience to wade through thousands of pages of proposed bills. So we rely on those who do. And we hope we get the straight story.

Even a summary of Ryan’s plan is lengthy. And the details are not as important as the general thrust of what Mr. Ryan and other RINOs such as Senator Susan Collins have in mind.

“Make no mistake, this plot would violate just about every principle conservatives hold dear. It makes no attempt to repeal Obamacare. Instead, it strengthens and entrenches it. It relies on budgetary smoke-and-mirrors to raise federal spending—a gimmick so laughable that it would destroy any credible claim Ryan could make toward fiscal responsibility and honest budgeting. It would also increase taxpayer funding of plans that cover abortion, because Democrats will never agree to this scheme if it includes robust pro-life protections in law, as doing so would effectively prohibit exchange plans from covering abortion.”

The fact that Mr. Ryan is moving on this largely behind the scenes ought to tell you something.

In fact, it tells you a few things:

  1. Ryan is no conservative.
  2. The proposal is a gift to the left courtesy of some who occupy leadership positions within the Republican Party.
  3. The Republicans at the state level need to run and support real conservatives in the Republican primaries instead of disingenuous individuals such as Ryan. And we’re being polite there.

In short, it’s time to drain the swamp and send Ryan packing before more harm hits Americans.

Source: The Federalist

Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
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