Except for the toddlers throwing temper tantrums in the streets for the past week, most Americans are elated that Trump won the election, and sincerely relieved that Hillary did not. The Trump victory gives the citizens a genuine chance at some of that elusive hope and change we’ve heard about for the past eight years.
Many people are of the mind that a Republican majority in both houses will make Trump’s job easier, but they’re forgetting just how far to the left some people in government actually lean. Case in point is Paul Ryan. Here is Lou Dobbs’ take on Ryan.
According to Politico via Breitbart, House Republicans on Tuesday afternoon unanimously nominated Paul Ryan for a second term as Speaker. The GOP conference gave the Wisconsin Republican voice-vote approval, forgoing a secret ballot tally that would have shown how many Republicans oppose Ryan leading the chamber.
“Ryan still must win a floor vote in January to officially retain his gavel. That will require him to garner the support of a majority of the House, typically 218 Republicans — giving him little wiggle room with his conference,” Politico notes.
According to the report, “Toward the end of the closed-door conference, Rep. Louie Gohmert used an open mic to accuse Ryan of being soft on border security after Trump won and ‘insulting’ the President-elect by suggesting in press conferences and on TV that Trump ‘heard a voice’ no other politicians had.”
Ryan was nominated by House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who shares Ryan’s support for open borders immigration policies. A 2015 PBS documentary revealed how both Ryan and Mulvaney were at the center of the 2013-2014 La Raza-backed effort to enact Obama’s amnesty agenda.
According to Pew polling data, Ryan’s expansionist immigration agenda is opposed by more than nine in ten GOP voters. Similarly, nearly nine in ten GOP voters oppose Paul Ryan’s vision on trade, according to polling data from a recent POLITICO pro-Harvard survey.
It remains unclear whether members of the House Freedom Caucus will vote in January to re-elect as House Speaker a man whose globalist positions on immigration and trade are opposed by the vast majority of their constituents.
I’m not sure who’s the worse culprit here, Paul Ryan or the Freedom Caucus, but I’ll stick with Paul Ryan because the Caucus has proven to be nothing more than yes men to him. They have completely foregone their stated purpose to give “a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them.”
Ryan is the one who sets the political agenda, determines what legislation makes it to the floor and assigns the committee memberships.
We’ve watched Ryan rubberstamp every request from O for the past few years, so it’s pretty much a given that he will be the roadblock for Trump. His agenda is the polar opposite of Trump’s claims to secure the border and boot out the illegal immigrants.
Every single Republican Congressman approved him on Tuesday and that floor vote in January will be no different.