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Memo to House Republicans: Ryan’s Agenda Will Help Trump and Cruz

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan gave a speech recently in which he admonished conservatives not to rebel against his agenda as they did against that of the feckless John Boehner. 

And now that Ryan’s budget strategy has become public the reason for his preemptive strike against those conservatives seeking to keep him and the House GOP true to their campaign promises and the Republican Party principles is pretty clear. 

Speaker Paul RyanRyan’s oft quoted promise to make Republicans the party of “proposition, not opposition” is simply code for the establishment Republican aims of growing government and making it more efficient managers of the money the Leviathan extorts from producers. 

Last fall, on his way out the door, former Speaker John Boehner forced through a budget deal that would fund the government until the end of September, right before the Election. 

Ryan wants no change in the increased spending in that Budget and no fight with Obama about spending right before the Election. 

But some conservatives have other ideas. 

Conservatives in the House who mostly gave Ryan a pass back then now say they want to pass their own budget with far tighter spending restrictions now that President Obama has released his final budget. 

“If we are going to pass a Republican budget, it should reflect Republican ideals,” said Representative Mick Mulvaney, (SC-5) a member of the Freedom Caucus that is leading the charge. “That means lower spending.” 

This apparently did not sit well with Speaker Ryan. 

As The New York Times reported, “Mr. Ryan, himself a former budget chairman, looked away, like a mildly embarrassed father stationed near the sandbox where his kids are throwing sand.” 

But rather than backing an alternative based on conservative principles Ryan simply offered more talk. 

“This isn’t even a budget, so much as it is a progressive manual for growing the federal government at the expense of hard-working Americans,” Mr. Ryan said of Obama’s budget. 

Gee Paul, Obama is a progressive in favor of growing government, who knew? 

Ryan, like the establishment Republican presidential candidates, offers commentary, but no alternatives, because he and his leadership team don’t really want to give up the power and potential favors for cronies that all that spending provides. 

At least some House conservatives are not buying Ryan’s plan. The New York Times reports that at a recent meeting back home in Arizona, Representative Paul Gosar said Ryan had “folded like a cheap suit” on the vote for the omnibus spending bill. 

And more importantly in this historic presidential election year, overwhelming numbers of grassroots conservative voters aren’t buying it either. 

A recent FedUp PAC online poll found 89% of those responding to the poll thought Ryan’s position is a betrayal of conservatives.  Fighting Obama in Congress with a conservative agenda is “very important” to 93%.  The possibility that the Republican Congress will fail to stop Obama’s agenda is a matter of great concern to 92%.  Ryan’s comments were seen by 89% as an attack on presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. 

Abandoning conservative principles would mean giving up winning issues according to 65% of those polled.  Many conservatives remember how opposition to ObamaCare, amnesty, gun control and skyrocketing Federal spending helped Republicans in 2010 and 2014.  Ryan’s distaste for opposing Obama’s amnesty programs is a major point of disagreement, with 92% noting that it is a betrayal of the Republican platform. 

In a telling comment on the political futures of House and Senate Republicans, the poll found that House and Senate Republicans who line up with Ryan could find themselves in political trouble.  Only 5% of conservatives are more likely to vote for a congressman who supports Ryan’s budget plan, while 89% say they would be less likely.  Removing Ryan as Speaker has 84% support. 

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie attributed Donald Trump’s “yuuge” win in New Hampshire to the white hot anger of grassroots conservative voters at the betrayals and surrenders of Washington’s Republican establishment “leaders.” 

“Here are my quick takeaways from yesterday's New Hampshire Primary election," said Mr. Viguerie, “First, congratulations to the fathers of Trump's victory - Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Reince Priebus. Also let's not forget the many other architects of Trump's victory - all Big Government GOP politicians, consultants and lobbyists whose love of power, corrupt government and manipulation of the rules fueled the voters' anger.” 

Speaker Ryan’s reaction to Representative Mulvaney’s call for a budget that reflects Republican principles shows Ryan is completely tone deaf to what is driving the outsider candidacies of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump – they are not winning the Republican Primaries by campaigning against Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – they are winning by campaigning against Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Reince Priebus and the rest of the feckless, principle-free Capitol Hill Republican leaders and Ryan’s plan for this year’s budget will only fuel their candidacies.

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Anger = Change

I remember as a young man being told the longest word in the English Language was: ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM. Ladies and Gentleman, the definition of that word is alive and well in the citizenry. The thing that is amazing to me is: The RNC and GOP Establishment Leadership THINK that they can TINKER with the "will-of-the-people" one more time. I am a life-long Republican. I am Conservative in my dealings in business, with money and in my religious and political policy beliefs. I believe that people should take responsibility for their own actions, successes, failures & circumstance.

I also believe that everyone, (poor included), should share with one another. What you give away, comes back. If you do this, everything you NEED comes to you, without TAKING it from someone else. And if you HAVE abundance and you don't share it with those in NEED, then what you have will be taken away, before or after death anyway.

I have read that 25% of all Washington D.C. government workers will RESIGN if and when Donald Trump becomes President. That is not something to FEAR, it is something to CHEER. I can't believe anyone fears Trump after they have seen the Obama Legacy. If 25% of Washington D.C. government workers will RESIGN, then VOTE TRUMP!

You Betcha!

The tone-deaf leaders in the Republican Party will go to their demise with both fingers in their ears, singing la-la-la-la!

I am reminded of one of the first Verizon commercials for cellphones..."can you hear me now?" We are S H O U T I N G and they have their fingers in their ears!

We do NOT want feckless politicians...we DO want concerned men and women serving in Congress with a priority of doing what is best for AMERICA, not what is best for themselves!

Don't let the door hit you in the backside as you exit the Halls of Congress, NEVER to return!

Ryan Must Go

Ryan Must Go. No need to make it any more complicated than that.