Paul Ryan Wants Business As Usual vs Trump Republicans Who Want To Get Things Done

Republicans, particularly conservative Republicans, are none too happy with the recent RyanCare debacle that offered up a version of Obamacare-light but did nothing to actually allow free market powers to reduce the cost of healthcare, increase choice, and free Americans from the disastrous burdens imposed on them by the Obama regime.

Ryan had years to prepare an alternative. He wasn’t ready. Or, he didn’t care. Either way, his list of supporters has grown shorter and his enemies much-much longer of late.

Trump White House operatives, led by Vice President Mike Pence, have been dispatched to Congress to try and cobble together revisions that might save the bill and thus, keep Obamacare in place. Globalist pro-insurance company advocates like Senator Lindsey Graham are already rubbing their hands together, delighted to see the move to repeal and replace Obamacare (something they never really wanted to see happen) now floundering.

The primary issues with RyanCare are that it leaves in place a pile of federal government regulations, and continues to restrict true free market solutions which mean higher cost and less choice. Many Republicans are already looking at the 2018 Midterms and not wanting to engage in a political battle they fear will cost them votes. This has been the excuse of Republicans for years now, running on promises they have no intention of keeping, and they are increasingly unhappy with pressure from President Trump, a political outsider they despised since day one, to actually work to get things done.

On the Trump side are Republicans in states that overwhelmingly voted Trump and who fear voter backlash during those same Midterms who are angry that Ryan put them in this position in the first place.

Publicly, President Trump has been supportive of Ryan’s efforts. Inside the Oval, it is said things are not nearly so cordial between the two men. Trump wants results. Ryan wants to avoid real conflict with Democrats.

The next six months will likely determine who emerges victorious in this battle of do much vs do little.

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House Republicans Push Out First Version Of Healthcare Reform. Some Good. Some Bad. More Work Needed.

Congressman Paul Ryan has suddenly become very protective of a job he once claimed (often) he didn’t want – that of House Speaker. And it was with that great caution he oversaw what is (hopefully) just a first step toward repealing and (replacing?) the failed Obamacare legislation. Version one is not all bad, but remains a highly imperfect attempt that smells of pretending to do something without doing much at all. President Trump is congratulating members of Congress for the plan while also reminding them it is to be just the beginning even as Speaker Ryan appears to be making it increasingly clear this might be all the steps he’s willing to take.

The House healthcare reform plan does shift some of the power away from D.C. and back to the states, but not nearly enough. There is an outline for increasing choice, but it still lacks a market-driven incentive that would quickly lower costs. Mr. Trump demanded there be across-state-line competition for healthcare plans, thus growing the market, increasing choice, and likely lowering costs, as well as tort reform.

The Paul Ryan plan is absent those components. President Trump is already promising those changes are on their way – likely to be taken up by Congress later this year. A positive of the Ryan plan is its reduction/elimination of the taxes associated with Obamacare. Obamacare recipients are granted a two-year bridge between their current coverage, and the expansion of choices in coverage to soon arrive.

“Coverage” is an underlying theme. Not “care” but coverage. That was perhaps the single greatest fault of Obamacare. It touted health coverage while doing little to improve care. (Similar to the V.A. which “covers” veterans, but too often doesn’t actually “care” for them.)

The Ryan plan promises to lower the costs of prescription drugs, but again, the market emphasis to do so is too little while so many of the Obamacare-related government controls that always cause costs to skyrocket, remain in place.

Pre-existing conditions protection remains in place, as do coverage for children until age 26. These are good things, though, look for the Mainstream Media to largely ignore them as it goes into full-on attack mode over the proposed legislation.

And that is what Republicans like Paul Ryan need to understand and find the spine to ignore. Democrats and the media will attack them for whatever they do. Ryan needs to stop worrying about doing what is popular and start doing what is right. THAT is what got Donald Trump elected. He convinced enough voters that he was a man of his word who would set out to do what he promised – media detractors be damned.

As much as it pains the Republican Establishment to admit, the party needs MORE Donald Trump and LESS Paul Ryan. The healthcare reform bill released this week is, as President Trump indicated, a reasonable start.

Voters need to remind Republicans it is nowhere close to being the finished product.

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D.C. Whispers Report On Republican Delay Of Trump Agenda Confirmed In Real Time

48-hours earlier, D.C. Whispers went live with the following headline:

Ryan Works With Pelosi & Schumer To Stall Trump Economic Recovery

Some (foolishly) doubted the story’s legitimacy. Today, Drudge went with this related headline:

REPUBLICANS FEAR FOR SAFETY AS OBAMACARE PROTESTS GROW

Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., fields questions from an audience at the Tower Theatre in Roseville, Calif. on Feb. 4. He faced the rowdy crowd and had to be escorted by police as protesters followed him shouting "Shame on you!"

The Drudge story links to a just-published Politico Article outlining how fearful Republicans have become over the “repeal of Obamacare” backlash:

“…Also discussed at the closed-door conference meeting was how to engage Democratic constituents to ensure they feel they’re being heard. After Reichert (R-Wash.) spoke about the security side, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stood up to talk about how to engage constituents in a “congenial” manner.

…The presentation was particularly important, those in attendance said, because it’s not just the most politically vulnerable, moderate members being targeted by protesters. Conservatives have also seen Democratic activists show up at events, including one recently hosted by Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), who ousted former Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Many of these lawmakers in safe districts have never dealt with such severe blowback.”

And here is the D.C. Whispers report which included very pertinent information on the very same subject made public 48-hours before the Politico piece:

“…The first evidence of this tactical delay on the part of Ryan to ensure nothing getting done remains the D.C. status-quo, is to declare almost all attention/energy/focus will be on dealing with “fixing” Obamacare.

Pay attention to the wording. Watch “repeal and replace” become secondary to “fixing.” Ryan intends to initiate a patch-work approach that will take up a great deal of legislative time, receive significant media attention,  but in the end, get little actually accomplished by of way of “repeal and replace.”  In the meantime, the delay in such critical components of the Trump economic recover plan – namely sweeping tax reform, will be further delayed.

In effect, Paul Ryan and his cadre of Establishment Republicans will do to Trump what they rarely appeared willing to do against Barack Obama – namely use the power of the legislature to contain a president’s agenda.”

PAY ATTENTION. IF YOU WANT THE REAL NEWS BEFORE IT’S NEWS – BOOKMARK D.C. WHISPERS NOW.

DEVELOPING…

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Trump Rightfully Rips Clueless Republican Leaders Following Weakening Of Ethics Board Powers

Republican leaders, happy to now have control of both houses of Congress, (thanks to voter support for Donald Trump) did something so politically stupid it evoked an immediate reaction from the President-Elect, who called them out for their lack of political perspective. The genesis of the Trump rebuke came in the form of a proposed reform of the Office of Congressional Ethics by Republicans, weakening the office to the point investigations would now be conducted “in-house” and under nearly full control by members of Congress.

Mr. Trump was none too pleased with the effort:

The clueless duo of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have yet to formally respond to the President-Elect’s demands that Congress focus fully on far more important issues than those related to protecting the cash-corruption money machine that has long infested this nation’s legislative body. It is a glimpse into how Mr. Trump intends to govern as a president of the people first, not of a political party.

If members of Congress misbehave, be they Republican or Democrat, this president will call them out publicly for their misdeeds. The entirety of the Political Establishment in America now lives in fear of what a Donald Trump presidency will bring – namely America-first policies that favor the American people, and not the political elite.

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Donald Trump Thumps Paul Ryan In Just-Released GOP Leadership Poll

Earlier this week, House Speaker Paul Ryan attempted a kill-shot coup against Donald Trump’s candidacy. The timing was in part, intended to halt Trump’s momentum following what is now widely regarding as a remarkably strong performance at the second presidential debate that had the New York billionaire repeatedly pummeling Hillary Clinton and her campaign.

A new poll suggests Speaker Ryan is losing his war with Trump.

What Ryan, and so many other anti-Trumpers don’t understand, be it through choice or ignorance, is that Donald Trump represents something far greater than Donald Trump. Trump is the embodiment of years of voter anger and disappointment in a leaderless Washington D.C. and a federal government that continues to grow bigger and more expensive while becoming increasingly less effective at doing anything right.

Donald Trump’s imperfect but plain-spoken version of America-first patriotism has millions holding out hope that for the first time in a very long time, the 2016 election is offering a real choice. Trump is the choice of dramatic change, while Hillary Clinton is the choice of more and more of the same.

Speaker Ryan feels himself marginalized by Trump’s popularity, and his attempted attacks against Mr. Trump were both petty and self-serving. Voters are realizing that, and Ryan’s status both within and outside of the party, is now rightfully suffering.

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Team Hillary Gave GOP Establishment A Heads Up Before Releasing Anti-Trump Naughty-Word Tape

Clinton operatives, alleged to be working in conjunction with the Washington Post, released a brief audio tape from eleven years ago that captures Donald Trump in some unsavory locker-room banter that included a reference to grabbing a certain part of the female anatomy. Multiple sources have now indicated this tape’s release was initiated weeks earlier, and that both House Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP Chair Reince Priebus, had been made aware of its intended use – and then failed to notify the Trump campaign, making them complicit in the Clinton Machine’s intent to harm the Trump campaign.

Trump was quick to issue an apology for the more-than-a-decade old and thought to be private, comments. The Republican Establishment was just as quick to condemn Trump for them. In fact, Ryan, Priebus, Mitt Romney, and Jeb Bush, and others, all condemned Trump within the same hour of the audio tape’s release. It should be noted that condemnation has been far stronger than any rebuke of Hillary Clinton’s long record of corruption and political misdeeds, or the fact a leading figure of her 2016 campaign is husband Bill Clinton, who stands accused of rape and multiple counts of physical abuse toward various women.

Speaker Ryan was scheduled to do a political rally appearance with Trump today. Instead, he indicated he was disgusted and horrified by Trump’s naughty words from eleven years ago, and abruptly cancelled the appearance.

Apparently, that cancellation had been in the works all along so as to embarrass Trump. Ryan has no desire to see Donald Trump win the 2016 election, because the current Republican and House Speaker is said to have every intention of running for president in 2020.

It truly is Trump vs everyone else connected to the political and media establishment.  Few would disagree that what he said all those years ago was in very poor taste. But come November, will voters remember that it is what Hillary Clinton has actually done that makes her so dangerous to this country?

We shall see.

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OH MY – Trump Just Fired Shot Across The Bow Of The Paul Ryan Primary Race

Paul Ryan has been at it again, taking offense at Donald Trump’s ongoing message of increased immigration protocols for areas involved with Islamic terrorism. So what does Mr. Trump do in kind?

paul ryan challenger paul nehlen

He gives a world-class shout-out to Paul Ryan’s Republican primary opponent, businessman Paul Nehlen:

Thanks to @pnehlen for your kind words, very much appreciated.

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Paul Ryan Begged To Be Allowed To Speak At Trump GOP Convention

Apparently, it had nothing to do with wanting to be in Cleveland to support insurgent GOP frontrunner and presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and everything to do with growing fears the House Speaker faces a very real challenge to retain his seat in Congress as Republican primary opponent and Trump supporter, Paul Nehlen, is surging in his bid to unseat Paul Ryan.

Whispers indicate Ryan campaign operatives have been involved in increasingly frantic negotiations with Trump campaign manager and convention supervisor, Paul Manafort for the past several days. Manafort, while open to allowing Ryan a prime-time spot with potentially millions of viewers, (including those whose votes he hopes to secure back in his home state) is said to have made it clear that such a gesture would not be given without expectations – namely that Ryan is to fall in line and end his direct involvement in the never-Trump machinations that even now, continue to fester among some within the GOP Establishment.

“Tell the Speaker to cut the sh*t.”

Speaker Ryan’s team is said to have initially put up some resistance, taking offense to Mr. Manafort’s presumption of current political superiority. Then new polling data indicated Manafort did in fact enjoy political leverage, and was clearly prepared to use it, including a threat of banishing the Speaker to window-dressing status at the convention.

Within forty-eight hours, Team Ryan was literally begging to be granted a prominent speaking role at what is now being called the, “Trump Convention.” 

Months ago, Donald Trump promised voters he would be the one to fight the entrenched powers in Washington D.C. that have for years suffocated American potential.

If his already successful re-shaping of the upcoming Republican National Convention is any indication, Mr. Trump is already making good on the initial phases of that promise.

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Paul Ryan Campaign Scrambles To Survive As Poll Shows 30-Point Drop In Approval

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Paul Ryan Campaign Scrambles To Survive As Poll Shows 30-Point Drop In Approval

Just a quick update on the Paul Ryan vs Paul Nehlen primary battle. Speaker Ryan, one of the most powerful Establishment Republicans in the nation, and a constant critic of Donald Trump and Mr. Trump’s popularity among voters, is now officially in a fight to keep his own Wisconsin congressional seat.

Nehlen, a businessman and Trump supporter, has in just a single month, closed the gap by more than half between himself and Ryan. Should that trend hold for another four weeks, he could very well defeat the House Speaker, a result which would be a seismic shock to the political status-quo in America.

Ryan is currently polling at 43% to Nehlen’s 32%. Just a few months earlier, Nehlen was in single digits.

Nehlen had this to say about the most recent poll numbers:

 “Everything that Americans despise about their government, Paul Ryan represents… Can you name one time when Paul Ryan fought as hard for you and your family as he’s fought for corporate America?”

In one month, Wisconsin voters in Ryan and Nehlen’s congressional district will have a chance to decide of Mr. Nehlen criticism has enough merit to warrant Paul Ryan is sent packing.

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Why Paul Ryan Wants Hillary Clinton To Win The White House

Sources now indicate Paul Ryan wants Hillary Clinton to be America’s next president, and is doing everything in his power to secure that very outcome.

If that allows Hillary to nominate up to three more Supreme Court Justices and thus tilt the balance of power of the Court so it represents far-left, progressive views, so be it.

The forty-six-year-old Paul Ryan doesn’t care because he has already been promised, and wishes to make certain, that he is the GOP’s 2020 nominee for president.

And it’s not just the 2020 election cycle that is currently on the table. Powerful Republican insiders are still hinting at a NEVERTRUMP moment at the upcoming GOP convention – and Paul Ryan is their top choice to emerge as a viable alternative.

That is the motivation behind Ryan’s multiple rebukes of Donald Trump’s views on immigration and gun rights in recent days. Ryan has all but given a full-throated defense of illegal immigration, including from nations that are known producers of terrorism, so that he can appear as the political alternative to Donald Trump, a candidate who garnered more primary votes than any Republican in history.

Then came Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent announcement that his company would not be helping to sponsor the Republican Convention this year due to Mr. Trump’s alleged racism and bigotry. (a fabrication created by the far left – of which Mr. Cook no doubt already knows.) 

And what does Paul Ryan do after this announcement is made? Embrace Tim Cook by joining the Apple CEO for a fundraiser the following week, thus sending yet another anti-Trump message. This message is not intended to the American people so much as to the political power brokers of whom Mr. Ryan so clearly has sworn his allegiance to.

Speaker Ryan is not representing actual Republican voters who overwhelmingly chose Donald Trump to be their nominee, but rather the entrenched powers in D.C. who are in turn complicit in allowing the federal government to be controlled by such anti-American influences such as Saudi Arabia and the United Nations. 

Paul Ryan is a globalist whereas Donald Trump is an American-first nationalist.

Therein lies the conflict – one that represents the very soul of America. 

Mr. Trump’s unlikely ascendancy to the top of the GOP ticket is a direct threat to the globalist agenda and Paul Ryan has been given very clear marching orders to do all he can to prevent a Trump victory from happening. If that means working directly or otherwise to help Hillary Clinton into the White House in 2016, then so be it. The fact is, there is very little difference between the policies of Clinton or Paul Ryan as they are two sides of the very same coin.

Columnist Daniel Greenfield just this week declared Paul Ryan a traitor.

Sadly, Mr. Greenfield is correct.

2016 will not be an election of Republican vs Democrat but rather one of an America that once was and might be again vs an America that is fully absorbed into the globalist collective that would see it utterly destroyed.

Choose wisely. 

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Paul Ryan Taken To The Trump-Manafort Woodshed…

House Speaker Paul Ryan made some political waves of late with his “I’m not ready to endorse Trump yet” declaration during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.

It was apparently a poor choice of words that now has the Eyes of Manafort settling upon the still newly-minted Speaker.

Within twenty-four hours of Paul Ryan’s seemingly anti-Trump statement, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, who has already experienced first-hand Trump campaign supervisor Paul Manafort’s penchant for steely-eyed conversation, was on the phone to Ryan demanding he meet with Trump no later than next week so as to further unify the Republican Party as it prepares to go to General Election battle with Hillary Clinton.

Apparently, Speaker Ryan was quite quick to agree, eager to avoid an ongoing conflict with both Donald Trump and Paul Manafort.

The meeting will take place in Washington D.C. next week and will no doubt reveal an entirely new and supportive tone from Speaker Paul Ryan.

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