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….
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…..