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  • Ryan: Trump 'comfortable' with my vision for GOP

    04/27/2016 6:28:29 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/16 | Nick Gass
    "So I feel like we will be to be able to unify Republicans and conservatives to offer the country this fall a very clear and compelling choice so that the people of this nation get to decide where we go as a country," Ryan said. Asked whether Trump told him in his phone call with the candidate that he was comfortable with that vision for the party, Ryan affirmed. "Yeah, I said here is what we're doing, here's where we're going, here's why we're doing it. we decided this last year before the presidential election got even started," he concluded....
  • Paul Ryan: 'We Don't Have' Votes to Pass a Budget(to the Democrats' liking)

    04/23/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 27 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/22/16 | c burke
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is on the verge of failing to pass a budget, a setback reportedly highlighting the same internal GOP divisions that bedeviled his predecessor. "You need the votes to pass a budget," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters Thursday, Politico reports. "We don’t have them right now." According to CNN, Ryan doesn't need a budget since the two-year fiscal deal Ohio GOP Rep. John Boehner negotiated before stepping down as House Speaker last year set overall federal spending level for the next fiscal year. "But the budget drama is a big political black eye for Ryan and his...
  • Paul Ryan: I'm no John Boehner (Say he is more inclusive)

    04/21/2016 3:38:52 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/21/16 | Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
    Paul Ryan wants everyone to know he's no John Boehner. "I think I do it better," the House speaker told CNN during an interview this week, adding that his leadership style is different than his predecessor, whose resignation last year shocked Washington. "Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis." Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, has won over conservatives by trying to showcase a more inclusive leadership style than Boehner. But he's still beset by the same internal divisions that led to Boehner's ouster -- as his...
  • Paul Ryan: ‘We Won’t Have a Government Shutdown’(taking everything off the table)

    04/21/2016 10:09:30 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/16 | J poor
    In a portion of an interview with Manu Raju that aired on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% discussed his tenure as House Speaker and what he’s doing, including how he is handling the job differently from his predecessor John Boehner. But also, he vowed there would be no government shutdown. “I think I would do it better,” Ryan said. “Not to knock John, but I spend more time with all of our members on a continual basis. And so, because I was a person that wasn’t looking for this job, what I’m...
  • Paul Ryan Kills Another Innocent American

    04/21/2016 6:03:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/21/2016 | George Rasley
    Last November, the day before the Muslim terrorist attack in Mali that killed 27 innocent civilians, including one American, former Peace Corps volunteer Anita Datar, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shot down the idea of a religious test for refugees coming to America at taxpayer expense. Ryan said, "We will not have a religious test, only a security test," before touting his bill, the SAFE ACT of 2015, that allegedly gave extra scrutiny to those “refugees” coming to the U.S. from Syria and Iraq. Paul RyanAs we pointed out at the time, the bill was nothing more than...
  • Trump candidacy: Where some fear to tread others see a path to victory

    04/19/2016 6:26:18 AM PDT · by CapitalistCrusader · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/19/2016 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He’s a successful businessman making his first foray into politics. He wants to secure the southern border with Mexico and dump global trade deals. And like Donald Trump, he wants to be the Republican establishment's worst nightmare. He’s Paul Nehlen, who has emerged as a Republican rival to Paul Ryan, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in his home district in Wisconsin. Ryan, the most powerful elected Republican in the country, is the epitome of that establishment.
  • [From April 11, 2016] EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan (De

    04/18/2016 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    The Observer ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Out out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any of the candidates who have...
  • Ryan Is Right: No White Knights Should Apply

    04/15/2016 10:08:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2016 | Newt Gingrich and Ben Domenech
    As the Republican presidential race has narrowed to a contest between two candidates the Republican elites despise, each one with a razor-thin path to the nomination, the conversation among party figures in Washington has rapidly shifted from the desperate to the absurd. They talk of an “open convention” in Cleveland, where party leaders could parachute in a third, more favored candidate and render the entire GOP primary process null and void. House Speaker Paul Ryan, one focus of such talk, ruled himself out at a press conference on Tuesday. “I do not want, nor will I accept, the Republican nomination,”...
  • Paul Ryan says he can see why Trump's comments rattle Middle Eastern allies

    04/14/2016 1:35:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 | Donna Cassata, Associated Press
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the whole world is watching American politics and that he can understand how Middle East allies would be rattled by Republican front-runner Donald Trump's provocative comments. The Wisconsin Republican, who recently led a congressional delegation to the Middle East, dismissed the notion that a war-weary United States could retreat, as reflected by Trump's demand that allies pay more or else America will step back. Ryan, who has been compelled to tamp down speculation that he could be the GOP's eventual presidential nominee, said that approach is unrealistic. Ryan expounded on his tacit criticism of...
  • Letter: If We Vote Bernie, We'll Get Cruz or Trump

    04/13/2016 1:10:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Flagpole ^ | April 13, 2016 | Ed Wilde
    Some comments about Pete McCommons’ endorsement of Bernie Sanders: I'm not sure what you mean by "systemic flaws" that Bernie intends to fix, or what "traditional structures" he is going to change, but I agree that we have "deep problems.” But for me it is clear that any Democratic president will be more likely to deal with our problems in a progressive way than any of the Republican candidates. So I would vote for any Democrat over the likes of Cruz, Trump or Ryan, who appear to be genuinely dangerous candidates. So who is more likely to beat one of...
  • Ryan Broadens Path for Cruz By Dampening GOP Nomination Chatter

    04/12/2016 8:59:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | April 12, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan issued an emphatic statement Tuesday that he would not accept the Republican Party's presidential nomination this summer at the GOP convention in Cleveland, effectively broadening U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's potential path to becoming the party's nominee. "Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept the Republican nomination," the Wisconsin Republican told reporters at a news conference at Republican National Committee headquarters. "So let me speak directly to the delegates on this: If no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, I believe you should only choose a person who actually...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/12/2016 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    The Observer ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • Paul Ryan: I do not want, nor will I accept GOP nomination

    04/12/2016 12:31:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 77 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 12, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he would absolutely not be drafted as a presidential candidate. As businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich vie to win the GOP's nomination, many pundits had speculated that Ryan could have entered the fray during a brokered Republican National Convention in July. "I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination," Ryan said. "Period. End of story."
  • Paul Ryan to formally rule out White House bid

    04/12/2016 9:13:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    politico ^ | April 12. 2016 | Jake Sherman
    House Speaker Paul Ryan will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to again definitively rule out a White House bid this year, according to an aide. Ryan will appear at the Republican National Committee's headquarters on Capitol Hill Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.
  • Ryan Gains Primary Challenger(Make or Break Aug 9 Primary)

    04/11/2016 8:39:06 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 12 replies
    Walworth County Gazette ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dan Plutchak
    “It really comes down to three priorities,” Nehlen said in an interview with ConservativeReview.com. “Reclaiming the seat for Wisconsin's 1st district and 'we the people,' stopping Paul Ryan's cronyism and corruption and securing the border while enforcing existing immigration law.”
  • Paul Ryan, a Mirage Candidate, Wages a Parallel Campaign

    04/10/2016 8:49:28 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 10, 2016 | By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    As the Republican candidates for the White House battled in Wisconsin last week, Speaker Paul D. Ryan was conspicuously absent from his home state — but he was very much on the political stage. He visited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, where he also met with local reporters and made several statements affirming the United States’ commitment there, before heading to other Middle Eastern nations and Germany to discuss security and intelligence issues.
  • Ryan aide quickly responds to Drudge headline: "No"

    04/08/2016 11:39:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Speaker Paul Ryan’s press secretary had a one-word response to Drudge Report speculation that the Wisconsin Republican is wading into the presidential race: “No.”
  • The Paid DC Shills Continue – Erick Erickson Now Attacks Paul Ryan Primary Opponent…

    04/08/2016 3:37:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 4/7/16 | Sundance
    It’s predictable; it’s transparent (if you dig into it); and yet it remains as one of the most undiscussed aspects to the current political climate: Multi-media political pundits, including big name National Radio Talk Show Hosts, being paid by DC operatives, Super-PACs, and Campaigns to protect the establishment figures. (see here) They hide, at least they try to, behind layers of constructed LLC’s intended to protect them from sunlight. They also rely upon delays in legally required reporting timeframes to carry out their goals and avoid discovery until after they have been successful in their efforts.
  • IT BEGINS: Ryan Releases Presidential Ad (How many times has he said no?)

    04/07/2016 5:29:49 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 130 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/7/16
    A new video released by House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% has reporters chattering about whether or not it serves as a subtle campaign ad, as his supporters continue to whisper his name as a potential Republican presidential nominee in a brokered convention. The video features footage from Ryan’s speech calling for a better brand of politics. That talk implicitly criticized Donald Trump’s brand of campaigning. The video is the latest of a series of web videos produced by his digital communications director Caleb Smith to highlight the Ryan brand of politics. Smith’s video includes multiple camera angles, a...
  • Hatch: Ryan could be drafted at convention

    04/07/2016 11:06:21 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 78 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/07/1 | Naomi Jagoda
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said there's "potential" for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to be drafted as a presidential nominee at a Republican convention because he is the one person who could unify the party. "I think it's just natural that that speculation would happen because he's one of the great leaders here on Capitol Hill and one of the people who brings both sides, all sides together, I should say," Hatch told reporters Thursday.
  • Wisc’s Most Important Election Wasn’t Yesterday’s Presidential Primary (Defeat Paul Ryan Primary!)

    04/07/2016 6:04:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 15 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/6/2016 | George Rasley
    If you believe, as we do, that it is time to break the Washington Cartel’s grip on the national Republican Party, and to nominate and elect a conservative outsider as President, yesterday’s Republican presidential primary was good news. But if you want to break the Washington Cartel’s grip on power, and its outsized influence over the Republican Party, yesterday’s presidential primary wasn’t the most important election. Paul RyanWisconsin’s most important election is the coming August 9 Republican Primary in which conservative entrepreneur Paul Nehlen is taking on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s Fist Congressional District. Yes, it...
  • BREAKING Jake Ryan Has Been Arrested by FBI April 6, 2016(OREGON STANDOFF)

    04/06/2016 8:54:44 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/6/2016 | GavinSeim/IShallNotBeSilent
    Gavin Seim: (at:03)..."Gavin Seim here with an update from Oregon and a few of the things going on. I just got word that Jake Ryan had been arrested. He just appeared in court this morning. Sheriff Tom Rummel (Sanders County, Montana) did not honor his oath, he did not defend the Ryan Family. He did not stand up to the federal government. He decided it was easier to lie down and be a coward and become complicit with treason. He like all these other sheriffs who refuse to stand with us. We have to stop pretending that sheriffs who say...
  • Paul Ryan could make 2016 normal again (Good Lord!!)

    04/06/2016 3:41:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/5/16 | Kathleen Parker
    And then there’s this other guy named Paul Ryan. Over on Capitol Hill, far from the madding crowd of rallies and racehorses, the newest speaker of the House of Representatives has been quietly reinventing the Republican Party by creating a new governing template. snip With a jaundiced eye, one notes that Ryan’s pro-people template seems rather well-timed for a contested convention and perhaps for unifying the party given the divisiveness and repulsion posed by Trump and, almost equally, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). Plainly, it would be dicey for party leaders to bypass Cruz or Kasich, but Cruz will lose in...
  • Paladino: ‘Anyone interested in primary to defeat Elise Stefanik?’

    Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino is circulating a call for primary challengers to Rep. Elise Stefanik, a North Country Republican who is heading into her first re-election bid. In an email sent to supporters Wednesday, Paladino called Stefanik a “RINO Washington elitist establishment sell-out.” “Ron, we are done with Elise,” he wrote in response to an email from Ronald Deeley, a conservative activist from the western side of Stefanik’s district. “She drinks the cool aid (sic). Clearly she’s a fraud.”
  • Forget Trump. Paul Ryan is the likely GOP nominee

    04/05/2016 10:15:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 5, 2016 | Jake Novak
    But even if an almost best-case scenario shakes out for Cruz, this is a suicide mission whether he realizes it or not. Because a brokered convention needs two — not just one — sacrificial lambs. Coming within 100-150 delegates of Trump will do a lot to convince any remaining delegates not that Cruz is the answer but that Trump really doesn't have any chance of getting enough Republican support to even remotely challenge Hillary Clinton in the general election. . . . Ryan's chances of winning are a different discussion, as is the crucial decision of who would be his...
  • YES Cruz Can Still Win Nomination Outright, NO Paul Ryan is NOT About to Be Foisted on Us,

    04/05/2016 7:02:12 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 92 replies
    The most recent propaganda angle with Team Trumpster has been that 'a vote for Cruz is a vote for an open convention in Cleveland... where the 'Establishment' is going to ram-through Paul Ryan on the 2nd ballot.  'So you gotta vote for Trump- don't you see?' Except that Paul Ryan is running out of ways to say 'I'm not running'.  Yes, the strategy in gaining his current position as Speaker of the House was 'Aw shucks, I'm not interested'... waiting until the demands for him grew louder and wider... then -reluctantly, of course- accepting the will of the people and a...
  • Pat Buchanan: Delegates for Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Must Unite to Exclude Establishment

    04/04/2016 5:59:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2016 | Staff
    The GOP convention delegates elected for Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) should unite to exclude establishment gate-crashers from the 2016 nomination process, says Pat Buchanan, the former staffer for Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan who has long championed populist pro-American policies. The delegates can exclude the establishment’s drop-in candidates by reinserting “Rule 40” into the special rules for the 2016 convention, Buchanan says. Rule 40 was inserted into the 2012 rules to block challenger Rep. Ron Paul, and it requires that each convention candidate must have won eight state primaries. If the Cruz and Trump delegates revive...
  • Charles Koch Is Privately Committed To Getting Paul Ryan Nominated In Cleveland: Source

    04/04/2016 5:16:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | April 4, 2016 | Ryan Grim and Sam Stein
    Charles Koch is confident House Speaker Paul Ryan could emerge from the Republican National Convention as the party’s nominee if Donald Trump comes up at least 100 delegates shy, he has told friends privately. Koch believes Ryan would be a “shoo-in” at a contested convention, should the campaign get to that point. Though Koch’s wealth gives him significant influence within the Republican Party, it does not necessarily translate into skill in political prognostication. Still, he and his brother David are fond of Ryan. As a source close to the brothers told The Huffington Post, they appreciate the agenda he has...
  • Koch Privately Committed To Getting Ryan Nominated In Cleveland: Source

    04/04/2016 1:58:39 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    MSN News ^ | Apr 4, 2016 | Ryan Grim|Sam Stein
    Charles Koch is confident House Speaker Paul Ryan could emerge from the Republican National Convention as the party’s nominee if Donald Trump comes up at least 100 delegates shy, he has told friends privately. Koch believes Ryan would be a “shoo-in” at a contested convention, should the campaign get to that point. Though Koch's wealth gives him significant influence within the Republican Party, it does not necessarily translate into skill in political prognostication. Still, he and his brother David are fond of Ryan. As a source close to the brothers told the Huffington Post, they appreciate the agenda he has...
  • Top Republicans believe Paul Ryan will be nominee

    04/04/2016 6:14:42 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 370 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/16 | Mike Allen
    On the eve of the Wisconsin primaries, top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal about their long-held belief that Speaker Paul Ryan will wind up as the nominee, perhaps on the fourth ballot at a chaotic Cleveland convention. One of the nation’s best-wired Republicans, with an enviable prediction record for this cycle, sees a 60 percent chance of a convention deadlock and a 90 percent chance that delegates turn to Ryan — ergo, a 54 percent chance that Ryan, who’ll start the third week of July as chairman of the Republican National Convention, will end it as the nominee.
  • Concerns About Paul Ryan Emerging Out of Ted Cruz-Created Contested Convention

    04/03/2016 8:59:08 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 96 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | April 2, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In recent weeks, there has been increasing discussion about the possibility that House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% could emerge out of a brokered convention as the Republican nominee if the donor class is successful in denying Donald Trump the requisite 1,237 delegates. Just as Paul Ryan’s ascension to House Speaker represented a total repudiation of the GOP electorate by GOP lawmakers, Ryan’s selection as the Party’s nominee would similarly represent the donor class’s silencing of voters and voters’ views on immigration, trade, and foreign policy that have transformed the country and its role in the world. [...] Although Sen....
  • ‘Miss America’: GOP Bigwig Alex Castellanos Claims House Speaker ‘What Delegates Really Want

    04/03/2016 9:30:16 AM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Highlights of an essay sent by long-time GOP consultant Alex Castellanos to his NewRepublican.org mailing list: When Tides Recede at Conventions […] Most convention goers, especially unbound delegates, are proud members of the GOP establishment.   […] Neither this convention nor the Republican Party wants Ted Cruz as their nominee for President.  Republican regulars suspect that in a general election, he would be Richard Nixon without the charm, Barry Goldwater with diminished powers of attraction.  Cruz, they fear, is the narrowest possible expression of the Republican Party’s appeal and would lead the ticket to slaughter.  It is a testament to...
  • Paul Ryan Emerging Out of Ted Cruz-Created Contested Convention as Nominee Dominate Wisconsin

    04/03/2016 8:34:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 250 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 02, 2016 | JULIA HAHN
    As Capitol Hill aides have explained, amongst Washington’s GOP political class Ryan is regarded as the “Republican Jesus.” Indeed, National Review, which helped put the third world migration enthusiast Paul Ryan into the Speaker’s office, seemed to embrace the idea of nudging him into the Oval Office. National Review’s deputy managing editor penned a piece entitled, “Paul Ryan for President!” writing: “One can imagine a case where Trump and Cruz control 60 to 70 percent of the vote between them, and neither one will budge, and no other candidate or boss will consider helping either one. Then it will be...
  • Wisconsin isn't warming to Donald Trump [2015]

    04/02/2016 11:40:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    jsonline.com/ ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | Craig Gilbert
    While Donald Trump is dominating the GOP field in national polls, you wouldn’t know it from his tepid support in Wisconsin, which may be as resistant as any place in America to the lure of Trump-mania. About one in five Wisconsin Republicans supported Trump in the past two statewide surveys by the Marquette University Law School. That compares to the high 20s, 30s and even low 40s that Trump has drawn this fall in other states and nationally.
  • Caddell: A Vote for Cruz in Wisconsin Is a Vote for Paul Ryan

    03/31/2016 8:30:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | John Hayward
    Caddell said he believes the GOP Establishment is “using Cruz as a catspaw.” “Look, you don’t really think that Jeb Bush, and Lindsay Graham, and some of those who have endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)… you don’t really think they want Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), do you?” Caddell asked. “They’re using him to stop Trump.” ... If Trump can’t recover and get the delegates he needs, Caddell thought Senator Cruz would likely find himself discarded after the first ballot at the convention, his usefulness to the Party bosses at an end. “If they can stop Trump, then Cruz will pick...
  • #NeverReformConservatism at the Wall Street Journal

    03/30/2016 11:08:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 29, 2016 | Ross Douthat
    I see that the Wall Street Journal editorial page has risen to the defense of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s relatively muted response to Trumpism, and what they’ve come up with is quite … revealing. In my deliberately tart critique of Ryan and the rest of the G.O.P. leadership, I suggested that he and other prominent conservatives were taking a “first, change nothing; second, do nothing” approach to the challenge of Trumpism, and essentially lying still and hoping the danger would pass over. The Journal’s counter-argument is a straightforward endorsement of exactly that approach: Trumpism too shall pass, the editorial avers,...
  • Paul Ryan faces primary challenge from wealthy businessman ‘betrayed’ by House speaker

    03/28/2016 5:09:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 3/28/16 | S.A. Miller
    A wealthy businessman with tea party ties confirmed Sunday that he is mounting a primary challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, saying that after donating to the Wisconsin Republican’s past campaigns he feels “betrayed” by the speaker on trade deals and immigration. The businessman, who is not yet revealing his identity, promised that his run will “shake up the establishment in a profound way,” according to a political consultant close to the prospective candidate. The emergence of a viable Republican challenger in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District is the culmination of a monthslong recruitment effort by tea party activists who...
  • Ryan moves stir White House talk

    03/28/2016 10:32:50 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | SCOTT WONG
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) could be in prime position to run for president in 2020 if Donald Trump leads the GOP to a monumental collapse in November. With his youth and sunny, Reaganesque message, Ryan could be a formidable White House candidate in four years’ time, when the Republican Party may be searching for a safer standard-bearer after the roller coaster ride of 2016.
  • Paul Ryan faces primary challenge from wealthy businessman ‘betrayed’ by House speaker

    03/28/2016 8:08:38 AM PDT · by bigbob · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-28-16 | S.A. Miller
    A wealthy businessman with tea party ties confirmed Sunday that he is mounting a primary challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, saying that after donating to the Wisconsin Republican’s past campaigns he feels “betrayed” by the speaker on trade deals and immigration. The businessman, who is not yet revealing his identity, promised that his run will “shake up the establishment in a profound way,” according to a political consultant close to the prospective candidate.
  • Scott Walker: Nominee at Brokered Convention Will Be Someone ‘Not Currently Running’

    03/24/2016 3:28:50 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 188 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said Thursday that in the event of a contested convention, the Republican nominee will likely be someone who is "not currently running." "I think if it's an open convention, it's very likely it would be someone who's not currently running," Walker said. "I mean, who knows. The one thing I qualify -- it's like the qualifications you see on those ads you see for car dealerships. I think any of us who comment on this election have to qualify that almost every prediction's been off, so it's hard to predict anything," Walker added. Walker's own run...
  • Ryan: 'Disheartening' politics risks distrust of government

    03/23/2016 6:01:39 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 59 replies
    ap ^ | 3/23/16 | a fram
    This year's political campaigns are discouraging and risk alienating people from government and dimming their hopes for the future, House Speaker Paul Ryan says in a speech aiming to describe "what politics can be." The remarks by Ryan, R-Wis., come amid campaigns for each party's presidential nomination that have been particularly overheated on the Republican side. GOP front-runner Donald Trump and his party rivals have repeatedly belittled each other with personal insults, while the Democratic contest between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been less confrontational. "Looking around at what's taking place in politics...
  • Paul Ryan: I Know Best

    03/18/2016 8:22:03 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/17/16 | j hayward
    An unintentionally revealing interview with House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% shows exactly why he’s being touted as an establishment replacement for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, and also why Trump is the shocking frontrunner for the 2016 nomination. Like some modern Marie Antoinette, Ryan seems to be utterly clueless about the state of the nation, and utterly condescending towards the voters he needs to keep his job, according to his answers in the interview with CNBC interviewer John Harwood. But first, with some throat-clearing modesty, Ryan wants to distance himself from establishment calls that he should...
  • Paul Ryan: I Know Best

    03/18/2016 5:50:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3-18-2016 | JOHN HAYWARD
    An unintentionally revealing interview with House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shows exactly why he's being touted as an establishment replacement for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, and also why Trump is the shocking frontrunner for the 2016 nomination. Like some modern Marie Antoinette, Ryan seems to be utterly clueless about the state of the nation, and utterly condescending towards the voters he needs to keep his job, according to his answers in the interview with CNBC interviewer John Harwood. But first, with some throat-clearing modesty, Ryan wants to distance himself from establishment calls that he should take...
  • Ryan huddles with GOP donors

    03/18/2016 3:09:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    politico.com ^ | 3/17/16 | Isaac Arnsdorf , Kenneth P. Vogel and Jake Sherman
    PALM BEACH, Fla. ― House Speaker Paul Ryan met Thursday night at a pricey French restaurant here with some of the party’s biggest donors to assess a political landscape dominated by one vexing question: what to do about Donald Trump. The dinner was a highlight of a secretive two-day conclave, convened under heavy security by a donor group headed by New York hedge-fund manager Paul Singer, that is being viewed as a pivotal moment for the big-money effort to block Trump from the Republican presidential nomination. Sources familiar with the gathering said it was not intended to rally a last-ditch,...
  • Doomsday Savior? How Paul Ryan Will Pick the Next President

    03/17/2016 3:38:10 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/16/16 | Adam Phillips
    It’s hidden there in plain sight, even if it hasn’t happened since the election of 1825: The people will not pick the next president, Congress will. We wrote about this last week on Medium, and now the story is beginning to flesh out. Politico reports that leading conservatives will meet on Thursday to plot out a third-party spoiler plan to beat presumed nominee Donald Trump. With Marco Rubio suspending his campaign after losing the Florida primary and it is beginning to appear he will reverse his previous words to support a nominee Trump. Because there will be a third party...
  • House votes to oppose Obama amnesty in Supreme Court

    03/17/2016 11:22:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 17, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The House voted Thursday to add its voice to the Supreme Court case seeking to stop President Obama’s deportation amnesty, escalating the stakes in what’s shaping up as a major re-calibration of presidential powers. Speaker Paul D. Ryan pushed the vote, saying he wanted the entire House to go on record defending its powers against encroachment by the executive branch. “This is not a question of whether or not we are for or against any certain policy,” Mr. Ryan said. “Members who are making immigration policy arguments are missing the point here. This comes down to a much more fundamental...
  • Boehner: If GOP can't agree, he's for Paul Ryan

    03/16/2016 4:03:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | March 16, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former House Speaker John Boehner says he'd support his successor, Wisconsin's Paul Ryan for president if Republicans cannot nominate any candidate at their national convention this summer. Boehner, who has endorsed John Kasich, tells the Futures Industry Association that if Republicans can't agree on the first ballot to nominate Donald Trump, Kasich or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he's "for none of the above."(continued)
  • Boehner Withdraws 2016 Support for Paul Ryan, Backs John Kasich Until First Vote

    03/16/2016 2:55:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Mar 201677 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Former House Speaker John Boehner has taken a step back from his promise on Wednesday morning to back House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% for the GOP’s 2016 nomination. “He has endorsed Governor John Kasich,” his spokesman, David Schnittger, told Breitbart News via email. “His off-the-cuff comments this morning [in Florida] were about a hypothetical scenario in which none of the current candidates are able to secure the nomination at the convention,” said Schnittger, a “senior policy advisor” at the D.C. lobbying firm, Squire Patton Boggs. Establishment GOP leaders are hoping to defeat Donald Trump’s drive for the nomination, and...
  • It Was Barzini All Along (GOP Inc. plots)

    03/16/2016 11:41:17 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 8 replies
    Hotgas.net ^ | March 16, 2016 | Joseph K
    There has been much talk of a bro­kered con­ven­tion these days, as the heads of the var­i­ous fac­tions that make up the crime syn­di­cate known as GOP Inc. hun­ker down in dim, yel­low rooms to plot the destruc­tion of the crass inter­loper Don­ald Trump. Until now I haven’t taken such talk seri­ously, because a plau­si­ble bro­kered con­ven­tion strat­egy requires a viable can­di­date to rally around, and none of the oafs, nin­nies, and gimps being floated strike me as viable. Bush, Rubio, and Rom­ney stink of fail­ure and las­si­tude, and the selec­tion of any one of them as the nom­i­nee would...
  • Boehner endorses Paul Ryan for President

    03/16/2016 6:27:12 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | 3 16 2016 | Patrick Temple-West and Jake Sherman
    Former House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday endorsed current House Speaker Paul Ryan to be the Republican presidential nominee. At the Republican convention, “anybody can be nominated,” Boehner said at a conference in Boca Raton, Fla. “If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above,” Boehner said. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above. I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee.” Over the last few months, Boehner has privately said that he thought Ryan would be a good candidate...