Conservatives just helped oust a speaker who was okay with the Wall Street bailout, debt ceiling increases, and amnesty for illegals. Now, they and the rest of the House are ready to replace said speaker with another guy who pretty much has the same positions on those issues!
Mark Meadows appears to be getting on board with Paul Ryan. (We know he reads this blog faithfully. He’s commented here before. It would be nice if he would comment on this post — explaining why it is he can “live” with Speaker Ryan.)
Ryan — coming off that *fantastic* performance in the 2012 presidential campaign where he got waxed by Joe Biden — has issued a set of demands. Apparently, for him to run, everybody has to support him. Everybody has to do what he says. And he HAS to have a schedule that allows him to maintain his current level of family time.
Try making those demands to your boss. See how well it works. (Let me know if it DOES actually work.)
Walter Jones is not rolling over and playing nice:
Conservative members of the House are pushing back against Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) demand to nullify the procedural rule put into place by Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson, which was used by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and the House Freedom Caucus to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) exclusively told Breitbart News that Ryan’s demand for changes to the ‘Motion to vacate the chair’ rule proves he wants complete power and control.
“Paul Ryan isn’t even Speaker and he is already trying to take away power from members and consolidate it in House leadership. The reason John Boehner had to resign as Speaker is precisely because members are sick and tired of the way he concentrated power within leadership at the expense of members. Paul Ryan’s demands to change the rule to vacate the chair doesn’t solve that problem, it adds to it. This is exactly the kind of approach I don’t want to see in a potential Speaker. It’s one of the many reasons I will not be voting for him for Speaker—in addition to the fact that he has voted for big-government spending bills, bailouts for Wall Street and Detroit, TPA, and is openly in favor of amnesty. I’m supporting Congressman Dan Webster for Speaker because he will finally restore regular order and won’t bully members into voting against their consciences.” […]
Ryan spent 2012 and 2014 campaigning against Tea Partiers in primaries. He was a staunch ally of Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy. I don’t see what it is about him that has the so-called conservative intelligentsia swooning over him.
But, if this is the alternative to Boehner — we should have simply BEGGED ‘The Orange Man’ to hang around. The Ryan era won’t be much different from what we’ve been seeing since 2011.