Ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, there has been a contingent of conservatives poised against him.
Trump’s entry into the world of politics signaled the end of an era. An era of poisoned, insider politics in which both democrats and republicans exploited the American people for their own gain. An era where special interests, big business, and foreign donors had more say in the course America took than the American people.
Donald Trump’s clear plans for the country, not to mention his bullish and uncompromising personality, meant business as usual would end–should he win. Never-Trumpers began to resist him during the primaries, hoping to erode his growing momentum. They even want as far as propping up another outsider, Ted Cruz, hoping he would take the nomination from Trump.
Even after Trump got the nomination and was heading into the general election, there were empty-headed conservatives opposed to him. They would rather have a Socialist dictator like Clinton win rather than their own party’s nomination. People like Senator John McCain and Lindsay Graham had strong words against Trump; even now they seem opposed to his leadership.
Perhaps the worst of all was the waffling support of Paul Ryan. Despite being Speak of the House and an important conservative in Washington, Ryan seemed more often to support Obama during his time in office than his own party members. During the election, there was even wild speculation that republicans would install him as the nominee, in order to block Trump.
Now that Trump’s President, we are forced to question Ryan’s motives on just about everything. Even with a majority in Congress, Republicans–under Ryan–often bow to the bratty and irrational antics of the losing left. Instead of manning up and pushing Trump’s agenda forward, Ryan plays the same political games.
Now with the failure of the Obamacare replacement, people are calling for a change, including Judge Jeanine Pirro.
From Fox News:
Paul Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of the House.
The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his health care bill. The one trumpeted to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The one that he had seven years to work on. The one he hid under lock and key in the basement of Congress. The one that had to be pulled to prevent the embarrassment of not having enough votes to pass.
But this bill didn’t just fail — it failed when Republicans had the House, the Senate, the White House.
And the timing? It failed within the first 70 days of President Donald Trump’s administration. A president who made replacement of ObamaCare the hallmark of his campaign. And then used valuable political capital to accomplish it.
Americans elected the one man they believed could do it. A complete outsider. Someone beholden to no one — but them.
And Speaker Ryan, you come in, with all your swagger and experience, and you sell him a bill of goods which ends up a complete and total failure. And you allow our president, in his first one hundred days, to come out of the box like that? Based on what? Your legislative expertise? Your knowledge of the arcane ins and outs of the bill writing process? Your relationships? What? Your drinks at the Hay-Adams with your pals?
As something of a novice to politics (but not to leadership), Trump needs the support of every conservative in Washington. Yet Paul Ryan seems unwilling to go to bat for the president and make sure the changes they wished to make since Obama can actually happen.
Remember, Ryan was made Speaker during the dark years of President Obama. A time when liberals run the country like their personal, Socialist paradise. He had to watch our values get flushed down the toilet for the glorification of Obama’s ego. Yet now that a real conservative leader is in the White House, Ryan is playing games.
Perhaps a change is needed. Perhaps more uncompromising conservatives need to step up and help Trump drain the swamp. Until then, we will be forced to shake our heads in dismay.
Source: Fox News