This past weekend, Judge Jeannine Pirro delivered the following scathing commentary during her program on 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?
Folks, I want to be clear: this is NOT on President Trump. No one expected a businessman to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process. How would he know which individuals upon whom he would be able to rely? Many of them, friends and establishment colleagues of Speaker Ryan.
You, on the other hand, Speaker Ryan, know very well who the 15 hard liners, the 10 moderates, and all the other ones.
YOU, of course, know their demands. And if you didn’t, why didn’t you? Some actually shut down the government over ObamaCare and you couldn’t figure out what you needed to do to get their support?
You knew no Democrat was going to support it and that you would have to rely upon the Republicans. How could you possibly misjudge this?
And where was your whip [Louisiana Rep.] Steve Scalise in all of this? How tough a lift was this? And why start with this if you are not sure you’ve got the votes?
Now, I certainly haven’t spoken with the president about any of this. But I can only imagine that he and his aides took on health care because they believed you had his back. And you didn’t. You didn’t even test the waters. You had no consensus.
I hate it when Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi get to beat their drums and talk about what a great day it is for America that President Trump failed — when even they know ObamaCare is a total disaster.
The president on the other hand is handling this with dignity and he does not seem to want to criticize you. Saying this [when questioned about it]:
“I want to thank Paul Ryan. He worked very, very hard. I will tell you that.”
Mr. President, all reports are that you wanted to handle the tax cuts first but that Ryan convinced you to go with health care.
If that’s the case, not only has he hurt you with his health care debacle but the ripples will hurt you as you try to overhaul the tax code will come back at you.
The Freedom Caucus, feeling emboldened by their win with this health care failure, will now dig their heels in on the tax cuts.
Ryan has hurt you going forward and he’s to go.
The shame of this is that, in addition to putting your faith in someone who didn’t have your back, you made the decision, as opposed to letting ObamaCare explode — as it inevitably will — you decided to take it on anyway.
In January you said this:
“Give it two years, it’s going to explode like you’ve never seen it. Nobody’s going to be able to afford it. It’s a disaster. And that’s politically what we should do. But we don’t want to do that. We want to get something done and get it done right.”
I never put my faith in you, [Speaker] Ryan. I questioned you all through the campaign when you distanced yourself from candidate Trump whenever you felt the prevailing winds blowing against Trump. To me, your loyalty was always in question.
Yet what was never in question, to me, was your intelligence, your savvy, and your comprehension of the system.
So why? Why would you let this happen? What was your agenda?
The reason, Speaker Ryan, that you, and all your Washington colleagues, are held in such low esteem is because you have forgotten about us.
In spite of the fact that you RINOS were all working against him though, the president joined with you and relied on you. Trusting you. Believing you had his back. You didnt.
The American people won’t forget this and neither should the president.
Correct me if I’m wrong…but aren’t the Republicans supposed to be the fiscally-responsible party?
The Establishment or “Vichy” Republicans, must idolize or at least respect the Democratic Party because they seem Hell-bent on copying them in their actions, words, and deeds.
Just look at their track record over Obama’s tenure in the Oval Office.
As we say in Dixie, they ain’t done squat.
And now, like a bunch of Democrats, they expect us to forget their lack of intestinal fortitude, while in office, and to remember that “they” won the Presidency.
Oh, we remember them all right. But, not in the way they want us to. We do not remember them as leaders. Oh, no. Rather, Americans, here in the Heartland, remember them with all of the fondness that the French Resistance remembered the Nazi collaborators, or Vichy French, after World War II.
What slays me is the fact that the Establishment Republicans seem to be quite content, in their moderately left-leaning stupor, to be totally oblivious and tone deaf of their Base, average hard working middle-class Americans like you and me.
You know, the people who just voted the Republican Presidential Candidate into office.
Hence, their push for Obamacare-Lite
Thank God that President Trumph had the Testic…err…Intestinal Fortitude to walk away from the deal.
The Vichy Republicans keep on making bad choices.
They continue to push for maintaining the Washingtonian Status Quo while promising “change” because they erroneously believe that they know “what’s best for us”.
Americans did not elect Donald J. Trump as President because we were comfortable with the Washingtonian Status Quo.
If we were, we would have elected Hillary Clinton (shudder).
Spineless Vichy Republicans have been a barrier to Republican Success in governing for as long as I can remember. Like Quakers, Establishment Republicans seem to believe that passive resistance and reaching out to their sworn enemies as “friends”, is the way to defeat those who oppose you.
It was especially bad during Obama’s reign, as the House and Senate Republican Leadership apparently cherished their friendship with the Democrats more than they did the wishes of the folks back home. Yes, they talked a good game, but so did Jon Lovitz in those “Liar Sketches” during the old days of Saturday Night Live, back when they were actually funny.
Yeah, my wife Morgan Fairchild. Yeah, that’s it. That’s the ticket!
I believe that the Republican Party, even after American Voters clearly demonstrated how we want them to govern by electing a Citizen Statesman as Leader of the Free World, is stuck in a cycle in which their desire to protect their own hindquarters and cushy “jobs” has lead to a self-imposed isolation from the very American Citizens who were responsible for their having those cushy “jobs” in the first place.
The Republican Congress needs to listen to Donald J. Trump, who actually wanted to tackle America’s Tax Problems first and to remember that average Americans, like you and me, have given the President , not them, a mandate through which to fulfill HIS campaign promises. They also need to remember that we have the power to relieve them of the burden of their stressful jobs, and send others to Washington, who will listen to their “bosses”.
If it takes removing and replacing Cryin’ John Boehner’s replacement as Speaker of the House, Smilin’ Paul Ryan, to expedite the fulfilling of Trump’s Campaign Promises, so be it.
Especially since, as I reported on February 7th, courtesy of Breitbart News, that
The biggest recipient of Soros-connected cash in the GOP was none other than House Speaker Paul Ryan, who repeatedly attempted to undermine Trump over the course of the election. According to the records available online, the Soros firm’s workers gave $10,800 to Ryan. Included in that are two separate May 2, 2016, donations from David Rogers, a then-employee of Soros Fund Management who lives in New York City. Rogers left the Soros Fund Management firm right around that time.
Curiouser and curiouser…
The Grassroots Movement, which began so many months ago, with the Vichy Republicans kicking and screaming in protest, but eventually acquiescing to the inevitable, led us to a seminal moment in American Politics:
The election of Citizen Statesman, Donald J. Trump, as the 45th President of the United States of America.
The American People spoke…loud and clear.
Now is not the time for the Vichy Republicans to jump off of “The Trump Train” that carried them to victory in November.
Now is the time to stop making stupid political mistakes.
And, to Make America Great Again.
Until He Comes,