The most unpopular illegitimate president in our nation’s history may be ‘taking down’ Republicans with him. We all remember the large number of prominent Republicans who denounced Trump during his campaign. He was justly labeled a racist, immoral, and a sexual predator. His strongest critics were Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Both refused to support him based on his lack of qualifications, but more importantly because of his support for white nationalism, and his lack of respect for all women.
After Trump’s questionable election, Romney virtually begged Trump for a cabinet position. Trump had his revenge when he shunned the hypocrite, and Romney lost any respect he might have previously retained.
Ryan disappointed the entire nation. After the election, he not only displayed the highest level of hypocrisy I have ever seen, he literally bowed to Trump’s every wish. Ryan immediately became Trump’s “whipping boy.”
Possibly more critical to Ryan’s future was his inability to encourage Republicans in the House to pass Trumpcare and repeal Obamacare; a dream they pouted about for seven years. He proved himself incapable of governing. There is virtually no difference between himself, and the previous Speaker of the House, John Boehner.
The victory came for the American people who are in favor of Obamacare. Trump’s hasty bill would have been a disaster for the vast majority of the those most in need of sufficient healthcare.
A recent poll conducted asked Americans if they approved of Ryan’s job as the Speaker. A Pew Research Poll revealed that only 29 percent of Americans approve of Ryan’s performance, and 54 percent disapprove.
“About half of Republicans and Republican leaners (51%) say they approve of the job Ryan is doing, while 31% say they disapprove. A greater share of Republicans currently disapprove of the job Ryan is doing than disapproved of Boehner in 2011 (19%) or Gingrich in 1995 (23%).”
As it is with all 435 members of the House, Ryan faces reelection in Wisconsin in November of 2018. Will the voters of Wisconsin face the truth; Ryan is not what he appears to be. He lacks the intellect, and moral fiber to represent his state. His tax plans have proven to be disastrous, and he is not a leader. Most importantly, he mimics Trump in the fact that the American people cannot trust him. He lies nearly as frequently as your illegitimate president.
Personally, nothing would please me more than if 2018 would rid congress of Ryan, Chaffetz, Nunes, Byrne and other representatives unfit to be in Washington.
I can only dream that the control of the House might return to Democrats.
By James Turnage
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