ELDER PATRIOT – Our friends at Breitbart have come into possession of a tape that explains why Donald Trump should never trust House Speaker Paul Ryan.
When Trump’s campaign reached a bump in the road Ryan ran away rather than defend his party’s nominee that was the only person standing in the way of a Clinton presidency. Here is a portion of Ryan’s comments:
“I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.”
“His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values. There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future. As you probably heard, I disinvited him from my first congressional district GOP event this weekend—a thing I do every year. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days.”
Since Trump’s election Ryan has done nothing to suggest he has changed his tune. He continues pushing his “Better Way” agenda that includes retooling Obamacare and not “repealing and replacing” it as President Trump promised during his campaign.
Ryan blocked fellow Republicans from participating in writing the new health care legislation and has aggressively pushed the bill since he released it for public consumption. Make no mistake Ryan owns this bill that represents his vision of what now can only be labeled “Ryancare.” There’s little argument that it is another entitlement that Ryan is backing as a way of undercutting President Trump’s economic renaissance.
Ryan is so intent on leading Trump into this trap that he’s blinded himself to the fact that Rand Paul has declared Ryan’s version of health care reform dead on arrival when it reaches the Senate. That’s if Ryan can even get it passed out of the House where he faces mounting opposition from members of his own party.
Ryan is courting his own political destruction and he doesn’t even realize he has been outmaneuvered by Trump over this. While Ryan is aggressively making Power Point presentations in an attempt to win votes he has also inextricably tied his name and reputation to what can best be described as Obamacare lite.
After listening to Senator Paul, President Trump has said that negotiations are open to improving the bill or, failing to reach consensus, he’s considering the option of letting Obamacare implode under its own weight as a political solution to Marxist Democrats’ entrenched opposition to any alterations to Obamacare. Either way Ryan will be vilified.
As a result Ryan’s reign as Speaker is soon to be challenged by members of his own party. Even if he survives he will have had his arrogant wings clipped by Trump but more significantly the American people will get the best possible health care plan possible.