It has to be no fun being House Speaker Paul Ryan….

Somewhere John Boehner is smiling….

The former GOP House Speaker has to be laughing at the plight of his predecessor Paul Ryan….

Sandwiched between a President and party leader that ran against him and place he works at,  and doesn’t have an ideology , or least the same as the party he adopted and REALLY doesn’t understand ….

Paul Ryan is watching members of his party jump ship and announce they aren’t coming back after next year….

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The Republicans have a comfortable majority in the US House of Representatives and was thought of having little to worry about in next years Midterm elections….

But NOT anymore …..

With little in legislation to show, and internal fighting within the House and Senate?

What’s a guy to do?

Please …I do NOT feel sorry for Ryan or McConnell or Trump……

These guys juiced up their supporters by making promises they can’t keep these days….They deserve EVERY lump they get….

The GOP staffer who recently departed said House members have grown discouraged because the Senate often fails to even take up legislation they send over. But more often, he said, the gripe is over Trump disrupting any legislative momentum with controversial comments that overtake the news.

Republicans then have to respond to the president’s remarks. And while many of them personally abhor Trump’s bombast, they feel they can’t criticize him because their constituents still adore the president.

Republicans also live in constant fear that Trump will sell them out in a spur-of-the-moment deal with Democrats, as he did on the debt ceiling last month, or an off-the-cuff comment. Moderates took a tough vote for an Obamacare replacement bill only to hear the president call their proposal “mean” — a gift to liberal groups looking to pick off swing districts.

More traditional Republicans also worry that Trump will upend their carefully laid plans. The president keeps insisting, for instance, that he wants a bipartisan tax bill when GOP leaders have been writing a partisan one. He also ended Obamacare subsidy payments to insurance companies, injecting uncertainty into health care markets. And he cut off work permits for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors.

Republicans hope that tax reform will succeed and blunt the GOP departures. If it falls through, though, they’ll be ready for more Republicans to follow Tiberi out the door…..

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My Name Is jack
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Amusingly, James in his post@9:24 concedes my point. Trump is trying to get the Republicans in the House to go along with the Senate so the tax cut proposal may pass without Democratic participation under reconciliation as per my post @6:48. He is so obsessed with this “compromise”jargon that he wants desperately to believe that Trump and the Republicans want the Democrats involved when the plain facts show just the opposite. Par for the course I might add.He doesn’t even understand what he is posting.… Read more »
Keith
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No, they won’t. Not in any substantive way at least.

Democratic Socialist Dave
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If the Democrats, or some Democrats, go along with any tax-reform bill, it will DEFINITELY have to be separate from the Budget bill. No Democrat with an ounce of party loyalty (and for that matter neither independent) wants to enable a way around the filibuster through Reconciliation. But it seems clear that Trump is being too clever by half; thinking that he can use his supposèdly brilliant business negotiating strategy to play the two parties off against each other — i.e., scaring each with the… Read more »
Zreebs
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Did Jack say that the Senate would pass the tax cut proposal?

My Name Is jack
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While James was conned,Like for the hundredth or so time by Trump,that he wanted Democratic help on tax cuts(see his comment@10:45 10/21),Trump had House Republicans on a conference call yesterday urging them to adopt the Senate tax cut proposal so they wouldn’t have to deal with the Democrats.(source:Political Wire).

Rather than listen to the total BS this bastard mouths off mindlessly,he should watch his Actions and almost uniformly they are in support of conservative Republican objectives.

My Name Is jack
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I’ve said there were a few here and there just like a few conservative Democrats are still around.

Neither are significant within their respective parties.

Indeed they are not even worthy of discussion.Yet, as I’ve often commented, this site is consumed with minutiae which is of no import.

This is a good example.

My Name Is jack
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He just refuses to admit what the Republican Party has become. Unlike CG who essentially would just like the party to return to what it was a couple of years ago before it was seized by the Trump cult,James wants to imagine the GOP as it was in the seventies with a vibrant “ moderate” wing .Accordingly, he likes to pretend that Hard Right conservatives like Paul Ryan are “moderates”because they aren’t quite as bad as the Tea partiers and Trump at least verbally, although… Read more »
Keith
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You aren’t making any sense.

Keith
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Nice word salad James. But nothing you wrote is accurate.

My Name Is jack
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See my second paragraph @11:34.

Keith
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He was a complete failure. James should have taken that class.

My Name Is jack
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Yeah Boehner was one of the most ineffective Speakers in modern history,yet James brings him up constantly as a paragon of “cooperation”and “compromise.”

Most of this apparently is nothing more than a product of his fertile imagination or his well known penchant for simply inventing out of whole cloth matters that never even happened.

Keith
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What did Boehner work with Democrats on, what issues James? And please don’t reference the continuing budget resolutions because that’s not compromise, that’s self preservation. Boehner is no longer Speaker because he couldn’t control his caucus, they ran him and they still aren’t compromising with the Democrats. His inability to get anything done led to his resignation.

My Name Is jack
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Tell us all about Ryan’s efforts to “work with Democrats”James.

Maybe you should write him with your little civics lesson.

See Paul doesnt understand these things like you do.

My Name Is jack
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As usual you are vainly trying to prove ,with some barely intelligible and confusing language I might add, that there is any fundamental difference between Trump and Ryan on major issues.

There isn’t.

Who gives a damn if Ryan is “happy?”

And what does that have to do with anything?

Talk about irrelevancy?Ths is a stretch for even the goofy likes of you?

Paul Ryan is in full support of the Donald Trump Legislative program.

Keith
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Are we feeling sorry for Paulie? Like we felt sorry for Boehner?

Paulie enjoys screwing children and poor people, and has never crossed Trump.

Love the way Bannon has gone after Bush. Such a sorry lot they all are.

My Name Is jack
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My recollection is as follows, 1)Trump wants to repeal Obamacare.Ryan wants to repeal Obamacare. 2)Trump is supporting a massive tax cut for corporations.Ryan is supporting a massive tax cut for corporations, 3)Trump is supporting eliminating the estate tax for 3000 of the richest people in the country,Ryan is supporting eliminating the estate tax for the 3000 richest people in the country 4)Trump is supporting a massive tax cut for the wealthy.Ryan is supporting a massive tax cut for the wealthy. 5)Trump is supporting a massive… Read more »