DOA: Ryan’s proven wrong –This is NOT “the moment”

Within 30 minutes of the scheduled 3:30 (ET) floor vote on the health care bill, President Trump called House Speaker Paul Ryan, and asked him to pull it from consideration.. This is the second day in a row an expected House vote did not take place due to lack of Republican support for Ryan‘s flawed scheme.

Ryan responded by declaring Republicans “came up short. I will not sugarcoat this. This is disappointing day for us,” Ryan said. “Doing big things is hard. We will need time to reflect on how we got to this moment.”

Paul Ryan should have heeded the wisdom of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as he tweeted, “Why would you schedule a vote on a bill that is at 17% approval? Have we forgotten everything Reagan taught us?”

Speaker Ryan has repeatedly pressed for passage of his version of a healthcare bill trying to configure it as a repeal and replacement of ObamaCare, using these words of urgency, “This is the moment. This is the time.”

It is only “the moment” if Dead On Arrival has extra meaning for him.  Ignoring the looming concerns of conservative House members, Ryan has put his own ambition ahead of providing accurate advice to President Trump, who ultimately will take the blame for this debacle.

There has been, in fact, no repeal. It obviously follows that RyanCare is no replacement.

What needs to replaced first is House Speaker Paul Ryan.

The U.S. Constitution addresses such concerns regarding the Speaker in Article 1, Section 1, clause 5.

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8 Responses to DOA: Ryan’s proven wrong –This is NOT “the moment”

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    Is Newt Gingrich the only one with a brain?

    How I wish that Gingrich was VP. (Yeah, there’s all that ancient baggage about Newt divorcing his cancer-stricken wife—-I get it.)
    But
    I don’t trust Pence.

    What the h has happened to Trump?
    Let Capitalism work.

    Who put the hell in healthcare? The Federal Government.

    The Fed have ruined the VA; Amtrak, and the US Post Office.
    The 3 strike rule should apply.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Paul Ryan sounded like an old hen clucking away on not having enough votes. He certainly doesn’t command respect from many. Now, he says, we have to get on with the rest of the agenda naming all conservative items. He couldn’t get Obamacare repealed or replaced, so maybe we shouldn’t let him near anything else. I don’t blame Trump for this. This was Paul Ryan’s baby (for 7 years). I hope Trump does his own thing with others with more heft than Mr. Crossfit.

    • Hunter says:

      Ryan should be replaced, but Trump is not blameless. Republicans should vote on a simple repeal bill that JUST repeals Obamacare. Any Republican voting NO should get a primary challenge and never get a vote from conservatives again. If it actually passes, then we can see if Trump will sign an Obamacare repeal bill. He has said he won’t support a simple repeal. If Trump was for repealing Obamacare, there would have been a simple repeal bill run in Congress. The fault lies with Ryan, McConnell, and Trump. None of them really wants to repeal Obamacare – they just want to tinker with it to make it better. They are all pathetic excuses for Republicans.

      • PC and State Committeeman says:

        You are so right Hunter. Trump should have known better than to trust this Rino sleeze ball Lyan Ryan. Does Trump forget he was maligned by this pansy a$$ little POS? Yet he keeps him on as well as Comey and what’s up with choosing Elaine Chow (McConnell’s wife). Maybe leopards can’t change their spots, oh yeah they can’t!!! I hope I never have to tell my friends I told ya so when they told me I was wrong to support another before the primary. Trump won the primary and I then supported him but have never lost the nagging doubt that he may not do all that he promised. I hope I am wrong.

      • Hunter says:

        It’s not like Trump was taken advantage of. Trump is part of the problem. He doesn’t support a simple Obamacare repeal bill either.

  3. Frankly Speaking says:

    Ryan wants to blame this mess on Trump. Trump’s only error is in relying on lyin’ Ryan. I agree with this SRAZ post. He has to go. He’s proven to be worse than ineffectual. He is self serving and deceitful.

  4. terry dudas says:

    Somehow, I think Trump played ‘brinksmanship’ on Ryan. If so, it worked. The country MAY get a much better plan if real brains (not Ryans) are in charge.

    • Hunter says:

      We need a repeal before a plan. If Republicans can’t get a consensus on that, then any new plan will almost certainly be worse than Obamacare. The best plan, of course, is to get the Federal government out of the health care industry and let the free market meet people’s needs economically.