Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Rumor: Paul Ryan to be Primaried

The Wash Times reports:

A wealthy businessman with tea party ties confirmed Sunday that he is mounting a primary challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, saying that after donating to the Wisconsin Republican’s past campaigns he feels “betrayed” by the speaker on trade deals and immigration.

The businessman, who is not yet revealing his identity, promised that his run will “shake up the establishment in a profound way,” according to a political consultant close to the prospective candidate.

The emergence of a viable Republican challenger in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District is the culmination of a monthslong recruitment effort by tea party activists who say they were double-crossed by Mr. Ryan when he passed a $2 trillion spending package late last year.

Paul Ryan has some very serious credibility problems.  It's about time that he was held accountable for his back-and-forthright 'conservatism,' particularly on budget matters.  After all, he was Chair/Budget and Chair/Ways and Means during the time that Obozo got damn near anything he wanted. 

Ryan may blame Obozo, and that's true.  But Ryan stood aside and watched--or aided and abetted Obozo--rather than take any meaningful actions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

May he depart just like Jean Schmidt.