Skip to comments.Trump: Ryan should remain Speaker even if healthcare vote fails
Posted on 03/24/2017 1:48:31 PM PDT by EveningStar
President Trump said Friday that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) should remain Speaker even if the afternoon vote on the GOP healthcare plan fails.
Yes, he said when asked whether Ryan should keep his job.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
There are two critical narratives here--separate but related facets of the relevant reality:
Obamacare was a grotesque extension of the unconstitutional meddling in civilian health care initiated by LBJ, which had already demonstrably managed to triple the percentage of GDP that went to health care by the time of the Clintons effort to extend the Federal role in civilian health care. It was already clearly evident that something as immediate as the relation of patient and physician is inherently local, inherently personal; and hence completely unsuitable for bureaucratic meddling.
The over two thousand year history of patient/physician relationships, had demonstrated before either LBJ, Clinton or Obama, the safety net that ethically responsible physicians had already extended to those in need--that is in never refusing treatment to one who could not pay. Thus by any measure, practical, legal or socially altruistic, the advent of Obamacare was a massive step in a very wrong direction.
Thus common sense, law & honest concern for the poor American or an unhealthy American, cry out for the repeal of Obamacare. We have no argument there.
But the other reality, is the present makeup of Congress--a Republican majority, but not a Republican Conservative majority. Hence Donald Trump tried to get a first phase of moving in the right direction through Congress--and I suspect he will try again, after getting some other needed things done. The all or nothing approach to health care fails to accomplish the little that really could be accomplished with a little patience and determination.
There are two targets on which we realists need to focus:
One, turn the tide of increased meddling, and begin to reduce the bureaucratic intrusion. At the same time, carefully explaining the realities to the voting public, to build a stronger grass roots movement to increase the strength of those who understand reality in Congress. The one thing we dare not allow is the pendulum to swing back to more intrusive policy.
Let's all take a deep breath and go forward to the extent we can. Let us make certain that our bold, brave and very intelligent President, understands that we remain all in for an American future--and that includes our clear understanding that there is nothing "American" about Obamacare.
Nope, President Trump continued to praise Speaker Ryan.
POTUS is not blaming any Republicans.
Agree, maybe the best thing that comes out of this is getting rid of Ryan!
It would have been better to say nothing.
Do you seriously expect the President to publically call out Ryan in public at a press conference? No, he won’t.
Ryan should join Eric Cantor in private life and leave us the hell alone.
Only keep Ryno if he starts licking Trumps’s boots.
You DO realize Paul Ryan ain't going anywhere, right? AND, even on the off chance he was, he would just be replaced by someone who will indeed fall inline with the elites once elected, just like Trump has done.
The ballot box no longer works. The process no longer works. It is rigged in the elites favor, regardless of what we do. To think otherwise is to be delusional.
Dear Mr. President,
Paul “Pelosi” Ryan needs to go!
Same here. Any time President Trump miscues, many here attribute a Machiavellian move is behind it. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
It’s like having to repeat a grade in school when you flunk.
Or maybe they are doing exactly what he wants?
Spend your time on congresspeople. Trump can”t do anything about Ryan.
+1 Some concerned Freepers need to chill.
President Trump is the World's Greatest Deal Maker. Let him pull some Senate Democrats over for a full repeal.
I hope Gohmert will be Speaker, eventually. But we may have to settle for someone like Hensarling.
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