Political Speak

For now the President is making nice with Ryan; that won’t last for Ryan put the skids to him with that ObamaCare Lite piece of crap he was peddling around DC. Ryan has lied to the Conservative faction at every turn. he needs to be hit on the head with the gavel and tossed out of the House chair.

Trump Praises Ryan on Health as Aides Privately Blame the Speaker

In public, President Donald Trump is standing by House Speaker Paul Ryan over the failed Obamacare replacement bill.

“I like Speaker Ryan; he worked very, very hard,” Trump said in the Oval Office after Ryan on Friday pulled the legislation from the House floor for lack of support. Instead, the president pinned the responsibility on Democrats.

Behind the scenes, though, the president’s aides blame Ryan for the bill’s embarrassing defeat, which stymied a Republican goal for more than seven years, a senior administration official said.

Asked whether Trump, Ryan, or the Freedom Caucus chairman, North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows, would be most to blame if the bill fails, the administration official said Ryan. The official insisted on anonymity to discuss internal White House deliberations. [snip]

Trump and his aides were heavily invested in the legislation. On Thursday, Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, took the unusual step of traveling to Capitol Hill to deliver an ultimatum: take a vote on Friday, win or lose. Ryan had sought to carefully build a majority for the bill, and it would be highly unusual for him to call the vote without knowing if it would pass.
Little Choice

Ryan had little choice but go along with the administration’s gambit.

Trump said Friday at the White House, before the legislation was pulled, that Ryan shouldn’t lose his job if the bill went down. He also said “no” when asked if the bill had been rushed or if he regretted pursuing a replacement of the Affordable Care Act ahead of other priorities such as a tax overhaul. [snip]

Ryan could have put the “buy insurance across state lines” and “tort reform” into the bill. He bent over for the lawyers and the insurance companies instead of giving the voters what they wanted.
He lost and that will come back to bite him. He needs to be voted out of the Speakership and even better, out of office.

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