Paul Ryan: Ambition trumps honor

Trust Paul Ryan at your own peril

With a contested Republican convention appearing ever more likely, and the specter of House speaker Paul Ryan ominously beginning to suck the air out of the room, today is as good a time as any to review exactly what Ryan brings to the political table.

Let’s begin with the premise that Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says he’s not interested in running for president. He was equally adamant about being disinterested in the position of House speaker, stating unequivocally in Sept. 2015, “I don’t want to be speaker,” after John Boehner’s unexpected resignation.  The Oct. edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covers Ryan being sworn in as speaker.

Then the man touted as a fiscal and budget issues wonk, with a spending plan that would overhaul entitlement programs — when selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012 — ended up giving away the store as he shepherded through Barack Obama’s massive $1.149 trillion omnibus funding bill that Rush Limbaugh exposed as funding sanctuary cities and “all Middle East immigration programs” including the ones that have been “exploited by terrorists.” The much ballyhooed defunding of Planned Parenthood never happened.

In secretive negations, the text of the 2,009-page spending bill was released at 2 a.m. while the separate 233-page tax-extension bill was released just before midnight, ensuring no one read them. Ryan whitewashed his despicable deed by saying “Congress can now move into 2016 with a fresh start.” 

If you’re interested in more on what could be the brokered fill-in GOP candidate and his lawyer and former lobbyist wife with roots in a prominent liberal family? Here ‘tiz.

Then thank John Kasich who has purposely stayed in the race with no chance of winning any state other than his native Ohio. And congratulate the manipulative Mitt Romney who made robo calls for both Kasich and Marco Rubio, despite which the Florida senator suffered a decisive defeat. Romney engineered  the schemes to subvert the votes of the American people who were voting for Trump.

15 Responses to Paul Ryan: Ambition trumps honor

  1. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a very calculating individual. He endorsed McCain and McCain couldn’t even remember his name, calling him President Obama!! What he’s been doing to manipulate this election cycle sets my teeth on edge.
    Romney referred to himself as a conservative, but has always acted as a liberal. Look at his record as governor of Massachusetts.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Mitt Romney called himself a “severe conservative” – which was like GWBush calling himself a “compassionate conservative” – both of which translated – meant liberal. They both detest (real) conservatives, translated means traditional American.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I don’t trust the fast-talking Paul Ryan. He voted for TARP, the auto bailouts, Medicare Part D and No Child Left Behind.

    His Heritage Action lifetime grade is 61%
    Conservative Review gives him an F – 56%.
    (Paul Gosar for instance is 92% at Conservative Review. He’s not my congressman, just an example.)

    The most treacherous action by Paul Ryan was the above mentioned $1.149 Trillion Obama Omnibus.

    The failed Speaker, John Boehner, would like to see Paul Ryan as the nominee. They go back a long time. A young Paul Ryan worked to get Boehner elected to the House decades ago.

    He wasn’t ready for prime time four years ago when he “debated” Slow Joe Biden. If the GOPe foists him on us because of their hatred of Trump – they will pay a price. Rather, we will pay the price.

    • Fed Up says:

      Excellent reminders. If The GOP establishment tries to pull a fast one and foist Paul Ryan (or any other ringer) on us, there will be riots and these operators will be responsible for singlehandedly destroying the Republican Party. Romney, McCain and their ilk are all about themselves. Their “allegiance” to the GOP begins and ends with how they can use the party to benefit themselves
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    • Hunter says:

      I totally agree with you on this! He was shockingly not ready then and is not a conservative. I was disgusted that Republicans in the House didn’t throw him out as Speaker for backing Boehner’s budget.

      The only candidates with any legitimacy to get the Republican nomination are Trump and Cruz since they have both won in numerous states (more than 8).

      I think that under the current rules, another person who gets support from a majority of delegates from at least 8 separate state delegations is eligible to run as a candidate for the Presidential nomination. I think they can get that support at the convention. I’m not sure since I don’t fully understand the procedures at the National Convention, but that’s how I read it. If anyone actually knows, I’d appreciate an explanation.

  3. LEO IN TSN says:

    Mitt Romney is totally dishonest. His own campaign staff publicly referred to him in 2012 as “the etch-a-sketch candidate.” But on to RINO Paul Ryan. Paul RINO loves AMNESTY for illegal aliens, now numbering in the neighborhood of 40-50 million.

    “I walk in the shoes of foreigners” april 2013, & immigration truth
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/20/paul-ryan-job-u-s-lawmaker-put-shoes-foreign-citizens/

    AMNESTY – “Not if, but when” March 26, 2014
    http://www.alipac.us/f12/paul-ryan-amnesty-not-matter-if-but-when-299910/

    Ally for AMNESTY July 30, 2014 “I have always supported [AMNESTY]”
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/07/30/paul-ryan-i-m-still-a-fan-of-comprehensive-amnesty-bill/

    Lifelong history for AMNESTY, from Mexifornia to DC. 1996, guts reform bill that slashed immigration rates.
    http://baesic.net/minutemanproject/speaker-candidate-paul-ryan-a-disaster-on-amnesty-for-illegals/

    Paul RINO loves big government, and wants us subservient to a global government.
    “ Ryan, who collaborated with Hatch and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on the fast-track legislation…”
    “ Obama, Ryan and Hatch all worked overtime to win fast-track authority this summer. In doing so, they took on members of their own party and became targets for grassroots opponents of globalization.”

    There is more in his history describing his unquenchable love for the Left, but for brevity let’s pick – say, oh, the 2nd Amendment.
    “. . . after all, when President Obama pushed his failed gun control agenda in 2013, Congressman Ryan went on Meet the Press and left the door open for deeper legislative involvement on guns.”

    …and who loves Paul RINO?
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says:
    “I’m a Paul Ryan fan! … generally speaking we’ve been able to work with him.”
    RINO Paul Ryan is a traitor, and he is being dropped on US right out of the bowels of the DC Establishment. His selection as House Speaker was a terrible con job, and this will be much worse.

    God bless America.

    • Realist says:

      I fear we’ve been had. This is where being willing to “negotiate” and “compromise” has gotten us, and why I distrust Donald Trump who glibly bandies those concepts about as evidence of his “deal makering” abilities that he claims will “make America great again. ”

      I trust him as much as I expect my dog to use toilet paper.

      • azgary says:

        Trump is the only one against “deals” with obama on things like obama trade and fast tracking it:

        By PAUL RYAN And TED CRUZ
        April 21, 2015 7:36 p.m. ET

        By establishing TPA, Congress will send a signal to the world. America’s trading partners will know that the U.S. is trustworthy and then put their best offers on the table. America’s rivals will know that the U.S. is serious and won’t abandon the field. And the American people will know this trade agreement is a good, fair deal
        http://www.wsj.com/articles/putting-congress-in-charge-on-trade-1429659409

    • azgary says:

      Ted Cruz Channels Paul Ryan: ‘A Lot of Misinformation’ on Obamatrade That ‘You Can Get on the Internet’

      Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, defended his decision to vote for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)—among other deals—during a Thursday interview with the Hugh Hewitt radio program…….

      ……..Cruz, by saying that, was essentially making the exact same claim—blaming the Internet for what he argues is “misinformation”—as House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56%
      . Ryan made the claim on Fox News earlier on Thursday in response to Breitbart News reporting highlighted by the massively influential Drudge Report. Ryan, with whom Cruz pushed Obamatrade in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in late April—one that’s been used by Speaker John Boehner to try to rally support for Obamatrade—has been essentially discredited by various false statements he’s made throughout this process.

      That Cruz would use the same talking points as him is interesting and probably disappointing to many conservatives. That Boehner is using Cruz to push Obamatrade is probably even more disappointing to most conservatives, and Cruz’s press operation hasn’t–over the past 48 hours, since Boehner ratcheted up his decision to use Cruz’s support for this to whip votes for it–given Breitbart News any comment in response to that revelation despite multiple opportunities to do so.
      http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/11/ted-cruz-channels-paul-ryan-a-lot-of-misinformation-on-obamatrade-that-you-can-get-on-the-internet/

      • Hunter says:

        You, of course, failed to report that once Cruz realized that the trade deals included immigration components, he came out against the trade deal and voted against it.

        Even though you “Trash Can” Trump supporters are against free trade, there have been plenty of examples of free trade helping economies grow and restricted trade hurting economies. In general, free trade makes most people in economies that have it better off. You Trumpettes should read Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. Even back in 1776, he knew that the Mercantilism Trumpettes want to go back to was harmful to most workers and consumers. Apparently, for Trumpettes, the field of economics stopped advancing in 1775.

        By the way, aren’t you concerned that you are infringing on Breitbart’s copyright by copying so much rather than just posting the link and a brief summary?

    • Straight Talker says:

      After years of Obama and disappointing presidents preceding him, we are looking for a conservative savior. Unfortunately too many are placing their hopes on a charlatan who has been a Democrat, Independent, aligned with the Reform Party and is now, conveniently, a Republican. When Michael Bloomberg does the same hopscotching, we rightly call him out as having no core. Why does Donald Trump, who not only switches allegiances, but is crude and lewd in his speech get a pass? I seriously don’t get it.

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        We have become a nation of tax paying serfs at the mercy of lawless government elites. That’s why there is a Trump.

      • Hunter says:

        That’s partly why there is a Trump. The other part of the explanation is that Republicans are letting their anger and frustration cloud their reason. Cruz is a conservative Republican who will move things in the right direction. Trump will make a mess of the country by pandering to people’s emotions by promoting bad policies. Trump won’t even reduce the federal government deficit according to his plans. The federal deficit is probably one of the most critical factors increasing trade deficits since we buy goods from other countries and they accept treasury bills in exchange.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    A picture is worth a thousand words, or so it is said.

    In the story linked below, you will see how the pro-amnesty Paul Ryan has no problem building a fence around his own mansion, but the legal citizens of border states get no help from him.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/17/paul-ryan-builds-border-fence-around-mansion-doesnt-fund-border-fence-omnibus/

    And is his poor attempt at growing facial hair a non-verbal message of solidarity to his Muslim prez and pals?

  5. Doc says:

    mitt romney…paul ryan…john boehner…all as worthless as can be…