Who was listening to Mark Steyn guest host for Rush on Thursday when news of Kevin McCarthy’s dropping out of the Speaker race broke?
While Mark was talking about it, Louie Gohmert called in to describe what happened. He told Mark that he was shocked that Boehner decided to postpone the Speaker vote because of it. There were still two men who had put their names in — Chaffetz and Webster. There was no reason to postpone the vote simply because McCarthy bowed out, except of course, because Boehner doesn’t want to hold the vote for Speaker without having a Boehner-approved stooge in the race.
Enter Paul Ryan.
I used to like Paul Ryan quite a bit.
But then he let the bumbling ignoramus Joe Biden kick his ass six ways from Sunday in the Vice Presidential debate and the shine quickly wore off.
Boehner clearly wants him to be his replacement.
And an endorsement by Boehner makes my spider sense tingle.
I think it’s safe to say that whoever’s good for Boehner will be bad for the Republicans and, by extension, the American people.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Paul Ryan’s fellow open-borders advocate, the always detestable Luis Gutierrez has given his full-throated support of the Wisconsin RINO.
With endorsements like these is it any wonder Paul Ryan isn’t exactly a favorte?
Breitbart is holding a poll asking readers whom they would like to see as Speaker and right now, Trey Gowdy is far and away the number one pick with just under sixteen thousand votes (29.84%). Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is in second place with just over nine thousand votes (17.39%). And Paul Ryan? He’s just shy of three thousand votes (or 5.49%).
Republican voters want a fighter. We don’t want somebody who will “work with the other side;” we want somebody who will beat the snot out of the other side. Americans want a Speaker of the House who will stand up for the people in the face of this wretched tyranny. Is that surprising? There’s a reason Congress’ approval rate is in the toilet. Americans expect the branch of government most closely linked to the people be a voice for the people. And between the radical Democrats and the John Boehner-led Republican Leadership, that has not been the case for a very long time.
This is an opportunity to bring the House of Representatives back to being representatives of the people.
Does anybody see Paul Ryan doing that?
Yeah. Neither do I.
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