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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Can Republicans govern if they can’t keep a promise they’ve made for 7 years?

"WE WERE A 10-YEAR OPPOSITION PARTY, WHERE BEING AGAINST THINGS WAS EASY TO DO. AND NOW IN THREE MONTHS’ TIME WE TRIED TO GO TO A GOVERNING PARTY. WE WILL GET THERE, BUT WE WEREN’T THERE TODAY."

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article140674448.html#storylink=cpy
McClatchy via Drudge
"Republicans exulted in November when they won the White House and both congressional chambers, promising aggressive moves on health care, taxes and immigration.

"But a spectacular stumble on the first agenda item amid intra-party squabbles begs the question of whether the party will be able to get anything done if it can’t deliver on a promise it has made for nearly a decade.
“ 'We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, faced with the biggest loss of his career. “And now in three months’ time we tried to go to a governing party. We will get there, but we weren’t there today.”
"Ryan got his job after House Speaker John Boehner stepped down, often pressed by a raucous conservative wing to take a harder line. But though conservative members groused about Ryan’s handling of the legislation – saying he had boxed out various factions, many expressed confidence Friday that he’d retain his seat – for practical reasons, as well as political." . . .


House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, as he and the Republican leadership scramble for votes on their health care overhaul in the face of opposition from reluctant conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Washington Times claims, Ryan unmasks himself as biggest threat to GOP, Trump presidency  . . . "By telling conservatives in the House and across America to go have intimate relations with themselves and not meddle in the medical-care matters of him and the rest of what passes as House GOP leadership, he has done American politics a favor.
"Specifically, he has convinced many conservatives that his time as maximum leader of House Republicans might best end before even more damage is done to the other lawmakers in his party, to President Trump and to the brand of the party and the president." . . . 

So, repealing Obamacare was a “Ted Cruz” issue now?   "Oh politicians, political advisors, and spin doctors. They will say anything, take any position, regardless of the truth. I have less than zero respect for them, this clip from The Right Scoop illustrates exactly why

"Then there is this guy, Rep. Kinzinger of Illinois who is going to “expose” the Freedom Caucus, whose members he blames for the shoddy Ryan care bill dying. . . "

Ryan unmasks himself as biggest threat to GOP, Trump presidency

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