There are no bigger traitors to the American people, or bigger hypocrites in our government than Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. These two failed Republican ‘leaders’ are the primary reason why our government is completely dysfunctional.
McConnell stood before the media in January of 2009 and promised that his party would do nothing as long as a black man was in the White House. Their goal was to make President Obama a one-term president. That was nine years, one month, and 24 days ago. They continue to do nothing unless you count ‘tax reform’ which is nothing but a gift to Trump and other wealthy Americans, and will harm the working class, add to the number of Americans living in poverty, and increase the national debt.
Ryan had everyone fooled. Republicans and Independents such as myself once believed that he was intelligent and cared about our nation and the American people. He is nothing more than a ‘party first’ man. He is not concerned with the future of the United States of America.
Both McConnell and Ryan were members of the ‘anybody but Trump’ club, until Trump was elected. Today they bow to every demand made by their fuhrer, even when they know that his proposals will harm the majority of our nation’s people. The term is ‘hypocrite.’
Insiders in Washington are claiming that many Republicans are also disappointed in the two failed politicians. There is no sense of urgency from the party leaders although Democrats continue to win special elections in areas Trump carried easily on November 8, 2016. A Democrat won in the reddest state in America, Alabama. McConnell and Ryan offered the Republican special, ‘alternative facts,’ after the fact.
Right wing extremists are upset with Ryan who failed in his attempt to repeal ‘Obamacare.’ The House is divided, and it remains that way although Ryan was expected to unify Republicans. Ryan’s attempts to appease the different factions in the GOP failed miserably.
Personally I’m pleased. McConnell will be remembered as the worst Senate Majority Leader in our nation’s history. His 30+ years in the Senate have not accomplished one positive result for the American People. Ryan has been exposed as a fraud.
A vote against Republican candidates in November will be a vote against McConnell and Ryan.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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