Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Paul Ryan's Chatter: What?

Even the National Review can't quite swallow Paul Ryan's back-and-forthright gabble.  Here's the quote.  Following that, we have a test for Speaker Ryan. 

...The morning after Election Day, when I asked Ryan during a press conference about his branch’s role in checking the executive — and avoiding the mistakes of the GOP under Bush — he was circumspect in his reply. “I think the mistakes of the Republican government [were] that we didn’t do the right thing at the right time,” he said. “I think the mistake that we made in the past is we didn’t seize the opportunity when it presented itself. The opportunity is now here.”

When Ryan talks about doing “the right thing,” he’s voicing regret that Republicans refused to act boldly — by reforming Social Security, for instance — when they controlled government. But he’s also touching on something more foundational. “The opportunity” Ryan says that Republicans squandered under Bush was to prove that their party was committed to principles of limited government. Ryan now sees the chance to right both wrongs — to accomplish significant things, and accomplish them in a conservative way — with a unified government....

Remember this:  Paul Ryan voted FOR every single StupidBush spend-and-debt plan.  Every single one.  While some Wisconsin pundits come close to worshiping the ground Ryan walks on, actual Conservatives do not.

To be fair, Ryan does understand subsidiarity.  He just doesn't like to implement it very much.  So here's a quick pass/fail test for the Speaker:  Do you support an Article V convention?  That's a yes/no question, Paul.....

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