The Speaker Spat: Change the position, then hold a free-for-all

ryanIt’s pretty disturbing to hear that Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, and the rest of The Freedom Caucus are saying they would ‘look favorably’‘ upon the idea of speaker Paul Ryan.  Let’s see — Ryan gave us the TARP giveaways, openly campaigned against Tea Partiers in 2014 House primaries, got completely waxed in his 2012 debate with VP (and mental patient) Joe Biden, is so pro-amnesty that Luis Guttierez (D-IL) has endorsed him, and was part of the whole Eric Cantor-Kevin-McCarthy ‘Young Guns’ nonsense that “blessed” us with congressmen like Richard Hudson and David Rouzer. romney ryan

Jordan, et. al., have been talking about reforming the process in the House and changing up the speaker position.  I’ve long been in favor of modeling the speaker — in Raleigh and DC – after the one in the British House of Commons.  Basically a “traffic cop” or moderator of debates.  

And as far as the process goes, de-politicizing the speaker position and watering it down could help take us back to some sense of transparency and away from the old six-guys-in-a-smoke-filled-backroom environment we’ve been stuck in.  I can actually remember a time when you could actually see our government in action on C-Span.  Stuff honestly got taylorboehnerdebated. 

But here’s a thought.  Instead of hand-picking a candidate for speaker, do this:  Hammer out your reforms, and THEN throw the race open to whomever wants to take a crack at it.  I have  a feeling the crowd will be much smaller with the presence of fewer job perks.  

You have until the end of October – when Boehner is supposed to leave.  Take your time and do it right.  Rushing right into picking Ryan or whomever else The Washington Post wants solves nothing and puts us right back to where we started. 

6 comments for “The Speaker Spat: Change the position, then hold a free-for-all

  1. Browny Douglas
    October 11, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Where are you, Jim Demint?????!!!!!!

  2. October 11, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Newt Gingrich, Allen West or Michele Bachmann are looking better all the time!
    Outsiders are leading the Presidential Race, why not an outsider for Speaker!

  3. Kim
    October 12, 2015 at 5:57 am

    The single fact that Mexican hack Luis Gutierrez SUPPORTS Paul Ryan should say it all. We need to MELT the phones of every GOP representative in opposition to this open borders hack. A vote for Ryan=amnesty. Shame on Meadows for being such an idiot on this…

    • GUWonder
      October 12, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Melting the phone lines to the Obama Republicans does not seem to do much good unfortunately. They seem to only listen to phone calls from the lobbyists on K Street. But add a kicker. Tell them that you will go to the mat for a primary opponent unless they oppose Ryan, or if they make it through the primary, you will absolutely withhold your vote in November. And mean it! This Obama Republican rubbish has to be kicked to the curb. Ryan is worse than Boehner.

  4. Radagast
    October 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Boehner is toast (maybe). He said he’ll stay on until a new Speaker is chosen. McCarthy cooked his own goose when it was revealed that he was playing “spin the bottle” with Ellmers.
    Drudge is reporting that Paul Ryan is saying he will be more of a tyrant than John Boehner. His voting record in the House betrays him. So long, Paul!
    That leaves Jason Chaffetz. I think he would make a good Speaker, but I don’t think he has the votes.
    I agree with Rascal. Newt Gingrich, Allen West, or Michelle Bachmann would be great choices. Gingrich sez he would accept, I don’t know about West or Bachmann.
    Of course The Hildabeast and the MSM are making hay out of the “turmoil” in the House. Hell, it’s just the voters saying they are sick and tired of John Boehner and all the Boehner “look-alikes”, acting like Democrats in disguise.

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