Meet the new boss. Pretty much the same as the old boss. (Not as orange.)

All of the DC-NY conservative intelligentsia are swooning and cooing over the rise of Paul Ryan to the speakership of the US House.  I have never understood the conservative fascination with Ryan.  He’s all for amnesty for illegal aliens.  He was all for the Wall Street bailouts. He’s been all for the debt ceiling increases.  He’s bryaneen OK-FINE with the spending increases we’ve seen during DC’s Republican era.

Ryan has been a good soldier for Boehner.  Boehner appointed him chairman of one of the most powerful committees in the House.  Ryan teamed up with Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy on this whole ‘Young Guns’ PAC-thingie that gave us the likes of,um,  Richard Hudson.  Ryan even campaigned in primaries for incumbents against Tea Party challengers. 

It’s been incredibly perplexing to see people, like — say — Mark Meadows, who clashed with Boehner, suddenly start singing Ryan’s praises.  Is Ryan going to guide the House down a path where the majority actually seeks to use the GOP platform as an agenda?  Let’s see: 

Rep. Paul D. Ryan is the new speaker of the House and he’s already signaling that things will be different under his leadership.

“No more favors for the few,” said Ryan, R-Wis., in an address before the full House on Thursday morning. “Opportunity for all. That is our motto.”

Actually sounds like the Democrat motto.  I think I’ve heard Barry Hussein himself use that catch-phrase.  MORE: 

Ryan, after easily being elected the 54th speaker of the House, called for an end to the current stagnant state of Congress and introduced his new vision; one that includes open debate, bipartisan cooperation, and a return to regular order.

In response to continued calls for reforming how the House operates, Ryan championed “opening up the process,” empowering rank-and-file members to immediately contribute and individual committees to begin drafting “all major legislation.”

Oh, so it’s about process — not ideology.  How very Dukakis.  Apparently, The “Freedom”‘ Caucus and the rest of the gang got bought off with promises of more podium time.  And that “bipartisan cooperation” thing?  There is a reason we voted for more Republicans than Democrats.   (Speakers O’Neill, Wright, Foley, and Pelosi knew of no such animal.)romney ryan

 And, that last paragraph in the above blurb?  Is he meaning to tell us the House is going to start actually behaving like the Founders meant it to?  (I won’t hold my breath. Tim Moore promised the same type of thing in Raleigh when he got started.  And look at what we got.

Ryan is a creature of DC.  That’s all he’s known in his adult life.  We’re stuck with him as speaker — at least for the time being.  But it’s pretty clear that we can’t back off of these people. If we’re not careful, we’re going to experience déjà vu all over again. 

9 thoughts on “Meet the new boss. Pretty much the same as the old boss. (Not as orange.)

  1. Well Paul is sending out emails to “former ” GOP donors like myself promising things will be different. My question is how can they be? Tillis and the Rinos just gave Obama a Gold master card for the next 2 years. So, with the debt/Immigration being the 2 most important issues to most conservatives what can they do about either one? This is 2013 cromnibus revisited with the same bad actors. Paul Ryan voted for the recents 2 year budget deal and is PRO amnesty. Unfortunately conservatives have been sold out once again.

  2. Whether or not he can/will achieve it or not, I am all for “no more favors for the few” and “Opportunity for all”. What is wrong with that approach?

    1. Nothing is wrong with that approach if Ryan were honest about it, which his history indicates he is probably not. The Speaker candidate who had an honest and genuine history of using that approach was Daniel Webster, who actually did it as Speaker of the Florida House. Ryan’s original demands to ”accept” the Speakership included one that was a blatant power grab and would have abolished a safety valve rule originally written by Thomas Jefferson.

      Ryan is also little more than a rent boy for the K Street special interests, just like Boehner was. He will listen to the special interests and not the people.,.

  3. “Tillis and the Rinos just gave Obama a Gold master card for the next 2 years.”
    BINGO!
    Fortunately, Hussein only has 14 more months to promulgate his “fundamental destruction of America”. Hopefully the limp dick Republicans will throw up some road blocks, but I’m not optimistic.
    After we gave the Republicans an “across the board” landslide in the mid terms, they stabbed us in the back, and gave Obama everything he wanted.
    Obama golfs, America sinks, and the Republicans cower in the gutter.
    However, the House Speakership is a mere sideshow. The ultimate goal is to keep The Hildabeast from reaching the White House.
    If that happens, then Obama’s favorite minister’s sermon: “God Damn America!” will come to fruition. God help us all!

  4. If you adhere to the pendulum theory of history then you realize that the liberal pendulum is still arcing upward. More than likely Hillary and Bill will have an easy stroll back into the White House. The liberal pendulum will mean more immigration, higher taxes, gun control, more government spending, a liberal foreign policy with something for all sides, more abortion, homosexuality, more transgenderation, and less and less religion, etc.

    As the pendulum swings upwards Ryan is better suited to be able to hold on than Boehner. Ol’ Boehner was getting pretty shaky on his feet and at those heights I doubt he could have held on. Mitch will not be able to hold on either. He don’t look so good either. Almost as bad as Harry Reid.

    Ryan was the best we could get. Like that pretty girl in the movie “Titanic.” Leonardo Dicaprio got her up on that wooden crate so that she would not drown and he himself stayed in the water and froze to death. So we got Paul up there on the wooden podium and we are in the water where we will be frozen out.

    1. Jr., conservatives have seen this rerun, many times, and we’re finished being herded aboard the RINO Titanic — even if it does fly the “Freedom Caucus” false flag. (Better change that to “Freedom Carcass,” you turncoats, due to potential truth-in-advertising issues. Also, fly the skull and crossbones. It’s more appropriate.)

  5. Ryan will once again show us he and his GOPe cronies will go to any length to lie and cheat their way to power. In about a week the promises will be a distant memory and the HFC will be back to square one. Unfortunately, they won’t get their usual support from us for falling for the ruse we out here in Realville didn’t buy from the get go. I will hate to say “I told you so”…

  6. “If you adhere to the pendulum theory of history then you realize that the liberal pendulum is still arcing upward. More than likely Hillary and Bill will have an easy stroll back into the White House. The liberal pendulum will mean more immigration, higher taxes, gun control, more government spending, a liberal foreign policy with something for all sides, more abortion, homosexuality, more transgenderation, and less and less religion, etc.”
    Well said, JR! (In other words: four more years of the failing Obama policies).
    However, I do not think the cause is lost. I think Americans are sick and tired of the moldy “Bush-Clinton” dynasty, and are ready for a change. Hillary is a wrinkled old broad, and her time is past. Jeb Bush should see the writing on the wall.
    To use the Titanic analogy, they are both clinging to the rail, and have the delusional hope that their “ship in the night” will come rescue them, despite all odds..
    As for Paul Ryan, I think he will be different than the drunken, blubbering idiot John Boehner was. He is younger, more articulate, and (is sober – at least for now).
    I share your doubts about Paul Ryan, but perhaps he will surprise us.

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