It seems like Paul Ryan is working very hard at running for a future presidential campaign. Everything is so well staged. Everything appears to be dignified. Most notably things seem to make him appear like a young Jack Kennedy. It seems like Ryan’s handlers are preparing him to look like a leader for a run for something bigger, in the near future.
If that is indeed the case then Paul Ryan needs to be well vetted on his true leadership capabilities and where he specifically stands on smaller government because frankly, for all of his yammering and staged personality, I find him sorely lacking in his performance claims.
- What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to cut taxes and spending and rein in the debt?
- What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to limit the size and scope of the federal government and return authority to states and to the American people?
- What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to get rid of Obamacare and promote health care solutions based on free enterprise, not government controls?
- What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to protect America from foreign threats, secure the border, and develop a robust, principled foreign policy that puts America first?
- What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to ensure that our judges and lawmakers uphold the Constitution of the United States, starting by halting executive overreach?
But first, let us flashback to November 17, 1998…when Paul Ryan set foot on the political path to Speaker of the House…and beyond? Take your time and really listen to the whole question and answer segment, especially after the section on his family.
Note: And remember when Paul Ryan said: “I want to say to the American people: We hear you. We will do right by you. And we will deliver.” (Begin at 4:19)
In case you missed it, watch and listen to Thomas Massie: At least McConnell got health care bill to a vote.
And thanks to Thomas Massie, that is why I keep asking those original questions of Mr. Speaker and why you should ask him too, especially now it appears he is walking the walk on that path to a presidential run.
#NoBailouts #FullRepeal #CutCapBalance
In fairness I must point out Jim Geraghty’s piece in National Review: A Busy House but specifically quote him in paragraph three :
“In fact, the House keeps sending bills over to the Senate, month after month: 250 in all so far this year…. Quite of few of those bills are minor — …but a significant number would count as accomplishments worth boasting about on the campaign trail next year if they were signed into law.
Oh yeah, and #WeAreStillWaiting Mr. Speaker.
Additional Research: What has really changed in the last twenty-two years?
- MAY 27, 1995: Washington Saturday Journal: Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; Start at 33:00.
- APRIL 14, 1999: Social Security; Start at 12:35.
- MARCH 26, 2009: Republican Budget Agenda House Budget Committee Ranking Member Paul Ryan talked about developing the fiscal year 2010 budget.