House GOP Speaker Paul Ryan looks to step down after next years Midterms..

Somewhere John Boehner is smiling…..

Riding herd over the Republican House with Donald Trump around isn’t a job one would want to hold for a long time these days….

Ask Boehner….Ryan did….

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Despite several landmark legislative wins this year, and a better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump, Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers. But the expectation of his impending departure has escaped the hushed confines of Ryan’s inner circle and permeated the upper-most echelons of the GOP. In recent interviews with three dozen people who know the speaker—fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists—not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.

Ryan was tiring of D.C. even before reluctantly accepting the speakership. He told his predecessor, John Boehner, that it would be his last job in politics—and that it wasn’t a long-term proposition. In the months following Trump’s victory, he began contemplating the scenarios of his departure. More recently, over closely held conversations with his kitchen cabinet, Ryan’s preference has become clear: He would like to serve through Election Day 2018 and retire ahead of the next Congress….




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Scott p

I always got a kick out of Republicans who claimed the booming economy under Clinton was actually do to Reagan’s actions. Conveniently forgetting the intervening presidency–and recession– of GHW Bush.


Well the fact remains the Clinton Administration warned Bush about the potential of this type of attack, and by all accounts the Bush people didn’t even read the report.

My Name Is jack

Elementary politics….

Whomever happens to be President during bad economic times is going to catch most of the blame.

Conversely, whomever is President in good times will get most of the credit.

One can argue that isn’t necessarily “right,”but such doesn’t change this simple reality.

Scott p

Clinton deserves part of the blame for 9-11 yeah. As do GHW Bush and Reagan.


Clinton’s policies (going after Microsoft for years, etc) might have led to the other aspects of the economic policies of 2001-2002 though in regards to the bursting of the tech bubble.


Scott’s logic would be the same one used by those who say that Bill Clinton’s policies caused 9/11.

While it is true that Clinton refused bin Laden when he was offered up to the U.S., neither he nor GWB are responsible for 9/11 and neither Coolidge or Hoover “caused” the Depression.


I would tend to side with this analysis on Coolidge and the Depression