Is Paul Ryan a conservative beard for the GOP?
Any member of Congress who voted affirmative for this deserves to be horsewhipped...
Mark Steyn sums things up with this observation:
~A mere two months ago, in the days before Paul Ryan ascended to the Speakership, he received a word of advice from Newt Gingrich:
"I think Paul should be very cautious. He is the most prestigious member of the House on the Republican side, he has the best future, he's still very young. It's easy to get to 218 on the first vote," said Gingrich on "Fox News Sunday," before listing off a series of bills the House must resolve before December."You get to keeping the government open, to a continuing resolution, then you get to the debt ceiling, if you're not careful, by Christmas you resemble John Boehner," Gingrich said.Almost right. It's Christmas, and Ryan is Boehner on steroids. Trump exists because the base of one half of the two-party one-party state can't see what it gets from the arrangement. The new Speaker is now Exhibit A for that argument.
Drew M./AoSHQ: Heck of a job GOP! and Ace can't take anymore
Legal Insurrection: Major victory for Pelosi and Reid
Instapundit/Ed Driscoll: Why is Trump popular? and NRO notes GOP Leadership Fail
Rush Limbaugh: Some advice for Trump and why not let the Democrats run Congress?
Wombat: DaTechGuy: The GOP is not the cowboy in the western, it's the old broke down horse and AmPowBlog: Betrayal and Conservatives4Palin: Spending Binge
Regular Right Guy: Battered Speaker Syndrome