Conservatives in congress are giving Paul Ryan the benefit of the doubt after he helped finalize the abominable cromnibus with Nancy Pelosi. Outside of congress, not so much.
Conservatives applauded Boehner’s departure and looked hopefully towards Paul Ryan but he is now seen as a turncoat by many who are calling for his head.
Some conservatives are willing to grant him one mistake but other websites are lighting up with the sounds of rebellion.
Ken Crow, former leader of Tea Party of America, urged his many followers to begin searching for a local “candidate willing to primary Paul Ryan in the 1st District.”
“All patriots should contact your group’s leaders and begin organizing nationwide to put down this RINO in order that he is not re-elected to his seat in Wisconsin,” Crow wrote. “The Badger State patriots need to begin soliciting your State Senators, high-profile business leaders or the State Legislators who reside within the 1st District of Wisconsin.”
The Wisconsin Tea Party posted this on Facebook:
“The omnibus bill is a disaster because it validates the suspicions grassroots voters hold about GOP and makes them feel foolish for working so hard to elect a Republican Congress in 2014,” John Hayward of Breitbart wrote. “It also makes spending hawks like Ryan look insincere in their past pronouncements — he apparently doesn’t really have that much against wild government spending sprees — or, perhaps worse, it makes them look defeated.”
Tea Party dot org wants him fired. Personally, I’d like to see McConnell go next.
The Washington Post blamed talk radio for ginning it up to gain ratings. WaPo has no respect for the masses and their ability to form their own opinions. Their readers are the sheeple.
There no longer is a honeymoon which Paul Ryan thinks he has because the situation is too serious and has gone on too long.
Paul Ryan calls himself a “conservative”. He not only crashed and burned all of the conservatives’ most important issues in the omnibus, he is trying to walk it back to his predecessor John Boehner.
“This is divided government, and in divided government you don’t get everything you want,” Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican, said in a taped interview for NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Ryan put responsibility for the agreement on his predecessor, former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Ryan said the bill was largely negotiated when he became speaker seven weeks ago.
“I walked into the speakership seven weeks ago with this process already in place, with this cake already baked,” he told host Chuck Todd.
That seemed so dishonest, it just made things worse.
He can’t easily walk this back. His next move had better be a conservative one. It would be nice to hear him mention the constitution once in a while.
When Ryan was interviewed by Chuck Todd Sunday, he said the omnibus aka cromnibus supports his goals and keeps his principles intact.
“The question is, are you focusing on your goals?,” he said, “Are you keeping your principles intact? Are you advancing ideas that make a difference in people’s lives?”
God help us! These are the people fighting on our side.