Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media Politics

Fool Me Once …

Regardless of whomever wins The White House, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell want to assure us that they will protect our interests over the next four to eight years: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan appear to be on opposite sides of the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Paul & Renee’s big FAT Lie

In the real world, if you mislead people in order to get them to hand over their money to you — It’s a crime.   In Raleigh and DC, it’s dismissed as business as usual.  Our nation is teetering on a precipice.  These people we…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media Politics

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…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Are we being played on Boehner-McCarthy-Ryan speaker “drama”?

El Rushbo apparently thinks so:  […] Limbaugh suggested that the House Freedom Caucus members engaged in large-scale Kabuki dance in conjunction with the Republican establishment to ensure Ryan’s Speakership. After Ryan issued his list of demands for conservative lawmakers, “you would not think that the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#nc-03: A split decision on Paul Ryan

Walter Jones has clearly not had John Boehner as a part of his fan club.  There’s been evidence that Boehner and sources close to him have been behind recent primary challenges to Jones. Jones has also been credited with having a major impact on Kevin…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Mark Meadows Media Politics

Paul Ryan. WHY ???????????

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…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

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

It’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…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

Murray-Ryan budget deal: selling us a bill of goods

We’ve got 535 voting members of Congress. Yet. this “bi-partisan”, “disaster-averting” budget deal announced yesterday got hammered out in private talks between Senate Budget Committee chairman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan. Two people out of a potential population of 535.  We’re…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics

A tale of two VP nominees: Biden & Ryan

The media and the left have told us — again and again — that a vice-presidential nominee MATTERS because he /she will be “a heartbeat away from the presidency” if the election goes their way. The mainstream media jackals are baying at the moon, calling…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics

Pundits compare Paul Ryan to Kemp, Palin

  The young whippersnapper from Wisconsin is getting poked and prodded from all directions by all-comers since he was publicly announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate over the weekend. Matthew Cooper, writing in National Journal, sees a little bit of the 1996 and 2008 GOP…