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“Conservatives” Cave To Paul Ryan

“REPUBLICAN” RULE CONTINUES … They’ve done it again … So-called “conservative” lawmakers in the so-called “Republican” party in Washington, D.C. have anointed yet another big government liberal to lead the GOP.  And while there’s plenty of rhetoric heralding a change in “process,” the blunt truth is unavoidable … Meet the…

“REPUBLICAN” RULE CONTINUES …

They’ve done it again …

So-called “conservative” lawmakers in the so-called “Republican” party in Washington, D.C. have anointed yet another big government liberal to lead the GOP.  And while there’s plenty of rhetoric heralding a change in “process,” the blunt truth is unavoidable …

Meet the new boss: Same as the old boss.

The opportunity created by the resignation of liberal leader John Boehner – and the head-scratching collapse of his top lieutenant Kevin McCarthy – has now been squandered.  Completely.  Forget the radical reinvention of the U.S. Congress that was required if America was ever to regain its pro-freedom, pro-free market footing … another fiscal liberal is running the “Republican” party.

And this time conservatives have no one but themselves to blame …

This week, a majority of the members of the so-called “Freedom Caucus” have agreed to throw their lot in with the candidacy of liberal Paul Ryan.  On an anonymous vote, three-quarters of the group has agreed to support Ryan – whose unfitness for the Speaker’s office we’ve previously addressed.

Conservative lawmakers insist their kowtowing to the Washington, D.C. establishment – which convinced Ryan to run – came with important concessions.

“There were key procedural commitments made,” one U.S. House staffer told FITS.

Specifically, conservative lawmakers say Ryan has pledged to abide by the so-called “Hastert rule” (named after since-disgraced former Speaker Dennis Hastert) in which a majority of the “Republican” caucus determines how the party will vote on key issues.

Neither Boehner nor McCarthy would agree to that rule …

Of course the “Hastert rule” presumes dozens of liberal “Republicans” will keep their word and vote against their beliefs – which we don’t think will ever happen.  More ominously, it presumes dozens of “conservatives” would join the liberal GOP lawmakers if they were outnumbered – which we pray would never happen.

Seriously: These guys just signed away their convictions to GOP mob rule.

“Barely a fig leaf – more like a blade of grass,” one veteran national conservative activist told FITS of the concessions made by the GOP establishment to conservatives.

Indeed …

This was a defining moment.  A chance for GOP leaders to hold themselves accountable – at long last – to the people who put them in power in the first place back in 2010.

They failed … miserably.  They put in another status quo hack, a guy who according to conservative commentator Ann Coulter cares more about his “own self-regard and favorable press notices (than) accomplishing anything useful.”

Given the deficit and entitlement specters hanging over the nation’s capital, such a failure isn’t just inexcusable … it’s criminal.

Ryan has the keys to the kingdom now.  That means any deal he made with the “conservatives” to win the Speakership will be instantly forgotten the moment the first big bought-and-paid-for special interest bill reaches his chamber.

Which is precisely why the status quo put him there in the first place …

Sad …

We would once again reiterate our call for every member of the South Carolina “Republican” delegation to refrain from voting for Paul Ryan – to instead stand up to the status quo in Washington, D.C. and say the days of caving (over and over and over) are over.

“Paul Ryan is not a radical reinvention,” we wrote earlier this month.  “Nor is he even representative of a modest recalibration.  He is more of the same.  And that is simply unacceptable given the dire straights in which this nation finds itself.”

We warned “conservatives” ten months ago that a vote for John Boehner was a vote for the accommodation of liberal “bipartisansh*t.”  They didn’t listen.

They need to listen now … and if they won’t, then they need to be replaced by real conservatives.

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58 comments

flip October 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm

All that matters is Ryan promised NO immigration reform.A win for conservatives.Bye bye dems.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 22, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Yeah, but how long will it be before the POS breaks that promise?

My guess is, “not very”.

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flip October 22, 2015 at 3:45 pm

You may be right.

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flip October 22, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Fuck you Boz.

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TARevolution October 22, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Right on, bro…

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flip October 23, 2015 at 11:34 am

I love myself. I love talking to myself. I am so brilliant. I just revel in my own brilliance. I don’t need other people to listen to me, I can listen to myself.

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TARevolution October 23, 2015 at 11:43 am

Liberals cannot STAND to think that maybe more than one person sees you as the ignorant and ass-backward freaks, you are…

Seems like Hillary’s CRASH and BURN would tell you how fucking repulsive you are to most. But maybe you’re just too stupid to figure it out.

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Bible Thumper October 22, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Good plan. 12 million illegals have entered the country since the last immigration law.

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Rakkasan October 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Thank God. Don’t know who would have built my house otherwise. The white boys sure as shit ain’t workin’ that hard. Hell no. They got hunting’, fishing’, drankin’, and flag protestin’ to take care of. Sheeit. God knows somebody got to defend our heritage.

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Bible Thumper October 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Not to mention South Carolina Gamecocks needs them to fill in while they search for a coach.

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Rocky Verdad October 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Boy you’re a one trick pony ain’t ya!!!! Seen any of them Spanish speakers down there in St. Augustine? I bet you have!!!!

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Superfly October 22, 2015 at 3:34 pm

35 wing nut extremist in the Tin-Foil Hat Caucus, is unrepresentative of America, and the GOP. Citing Ann Coulter, about anything resembling principle? Give me a fucking break, the only thing she is principled about is her next book deal, where after she agitates the GOP to go more to the extreme, only to declare that move as “liberal” and take an even more extreme position, and declare that to be modern day “Conservative” and Reagan-like, though only to the extent that these positions put money in her wallet. Same goes for the other nuts like Mark Levin, Savage, etc. You nuts are the RINO’s.

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Bible Thumper October 22, 2015 at 3:44 pm

You have to have a strong position to CAVE. 40 votes doesn’t give you that. They just got beat. They’re only option is to vote for Ryan or vote with the Democrats.

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stumpknocker October 22, 2015 at 3:48 pm

you are correct sir, never the less, i don’t think they will do it, their constituents will lynch them if they follow Ryan.

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Bible Thumper October 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

What other option exists other than not having a Speaker of the House. That would just leave them in an unwinnable political pressure cooker.

Sure their sopporters won’t like it but what choice is there? Some may get cover and vote Nay on the full floor of the House, but others will take the heat.

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stumpknocker October 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm

you are making too much sense, these 40 were elected to not compromise for them there is only hard right dogma or shut down the government.

Bible Thumper October 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

After a dog catches a car, it’s got to have a plan

SCBlues October 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm

“After a dog catches a car, it’s got to have a plan”
1. Catch car
2. Chew tire.
3. Spit rubber.
4. Chew more tire.
5. Spit more rubber.
6. Sleep.

Rocky Verdad October 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm

You forgot number 7 – hump poodle.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 22, 2015 at 9:52 pm

And do it again, LOL.

Rocky Verdad October 22, 2015 at 4:51 pm

No, that’s sugar coating what happened to them. They pushed Boehner out the door, and were in open rebellion. Then they did in McCarthy in the worst fashion, by threatening a rumor war that he was boning the chick from NC. And they took the position that they would get what they wanted. And suddenly on the cusp of a Constitional crisis they created, with the entire country about to crap bag their party, let alone them personally, suddenly it was “oh, it’s all a misunderstanding, it’s about process.” Well they ended up with a new process. They can’t challange the speaker, or say anything else they get killed. They’re worse off than before they started. They didn’t cave. They failed, in such grand and spectacular fashion it’s starteling.

teabillies October 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm

In other words, they aren’t very bright, but very, very gullible. Yet they’ll keep on listening to those mouth breathers on talk radio and the right wing think tanks.

flip October 23, 2015 at 7:41 am

NO immigration reform.Democrats can’t win. Checkmate!

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flip October 23, 2015 at 7:40 am

You are an idiot.They got rid of Boehner and NO immigration reform,liberal.

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Rakkasan October 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm

+10. And BTW, the Freedumb Rant & Tantrum Caucus is lying, just like Paul Ryan does when he makes budget proposals.

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stumpknocker October 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

he won’t last 6 months before he tells the right wing nuts to fuck themselves and resigns.

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Rocky Verdad October 22, 2015 at 4:51 pm

No, he’s already told them to go $#% themselves.

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flip October 23, 2015 at 7:44 am

NO immigration reform! $%%# illegals! NO voting!!!

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Cbb October 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm

According to the comments I have read here and elsewhere, I don’t think anyone alive would satisfy “comsertives”. Who should they have chosen that would (realistically) have gotten the majority of house republican votes?

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TARevolution October 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

The Conservatives signed off on him. It’s the media acting like this is the end of the world.

Democrat is such a FILTHY word…the liberals have to embrace a Republican, in hopes he will throw them a bone….That’s what Obama has done to the Democrat Party…it’s in a shambles…

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Rocky Verdad October 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm

They gave up like the scared little girls they are. Face it. They lost. Lost big. Lost huge. Lost yuuugggeee!!!! Trump is even laughing at what idiots they are.

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TARevolution October 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm

The GOP lost, America lost, when Obama got elected. And it was even worse when he was re-elected…

To try to blame the Republicans for losing to the media, the Democrats and Obama, is Bullshit…It’s better to focus on what you’ve done to us.

The country is in a fucking mess. If that does not wake up the people…we’re dead. It’s as simple as that…The House Speaker for the next year will change that very little…

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Rocky Verdad October 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Nah my friend, you’re just wrong that GOP and America lost. America won with President Barak Hussien Obama. You’r just unable to, or unwillig, to admit it. Viva Obama!!!!! And Viva Michele!!!!!

TARevolution October 22, 2015 at 5:21 pm

We won $19 Trillion in debt, billions more for energy, 94 million unemployed, 50 million on EBT, food costs astronomical and a steep decline in household incomes…on top of an outrageous spike for health insurance, that is worthless,….

That’s not winning Dumbass.

Rocky Verdad October 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm

No, you pay less for energy, more insurance coverage, and 5.1% unemployment. (That 94 milion figure is people not in the workforce, up from 90 million under the last administration). Oh my!!!!

You can't hack it. October 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Why can’t you do better for yourself? Me and most people I know ate doing much better now. You need to pull up ypur boot straps and quit blaming Obama, loser.

The Donald October 22, 2015 at 8:11 pm

I’ve doubled my 6 figure income in the last 3 years, dumbass. What’s wrong with you, loser?

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 22, 2015 at 10:21 pm

You need to pay your respect for Madam President Clinton ASAP !

flip October 23, 2015 at 7:46 am

Like Biden hiding behind his dead son and then NOT running cause the Clinton Mafia threatened to destroy him?

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TARevolution October 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Until we rid the White House of the Cancer that inhabits it, it does not matter. The House maneuvering just gives the leftists like FITS a diversion to keep the eyes off of Hillary…and the post-Obama meltdown of the Democrat Party.

Once we get all 3, WE BETTER Flush the Democrats out the toilet system…

It’s something ‘W’ refused to do…and it burned us, so that we ended up with the slimiest, most-ignorant, America-hating president in my lifetime.

We’ll get it right because the American people are controlling it now for the GOP…

Trump Slaps the Shit of of the Media, the moderate FITS-types and the Democrats….and he’s on fire…Only the Democrat-loathing Republicans have any chance for the nomination…and if we nominate a Conservative…WE WIN…End of Story…

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Rocky Verdad October 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

There’s cancer in the White House. We better tell the President before it hurts someone. Thanks for the heads up. Looozzzzzaaaaa!!!!!

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The Donald October 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

I love that! The Loooozzzzaaaa. It’s huge! It’s great! It’s the name of my next reality TV show, “Who’s the Looozzzzzaaaaa”?

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History October 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm

GWB has been gone for years. He fucked things up so bad, that it just seems like he may still be there.

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tomstickler October 22, 2015 at 4:29 pm

I guess Ryan’s alleged friend who was quoted just recently to bolster his argument that Ryan would not accept the job of Speaker was wrong when he said “Ryan’s not a fucking moron.”

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TroubleBaby October 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

The best line of Ann Coulter’s write up:

“After Paul Ryan helped Mitt Romney lose the 2012 election by doing the impossible — losing a debate to Joe Biden”

lol…so funny…probably not 100% true(Romney stuck his foot in his mouth plenty of times), but it’s got some truthiness to it in that Ryan’s loss didn’t help.

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Rocky Verdad October 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Ann’s upset because Paul won’t give her the Wisconsin bull horn.

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Rakkasan October 23, 2015 at 3:48 am

Thanks Baba!

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Who is Sid? October 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

What else would you expect from a bunch of kooks who have the spent the day talking about Sidney Blumenthal? AHA – it is all his fault that Chris Stevens is dead. Good job Gowdy, you dumbass. What a farce and waste of money. I wanna see The Donald hold up to 8 hours of stupid questions and nasty insinuations. The crybaby can’t handle 3 hours of debate.

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Where'd he go? October 23, 2015 at 9:20 am

The cry baby can’t handle 5 mins on Jimmy Kimmel!

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Roger October 22, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Lets see put Cruz in as speaker and lets see him do better…..just more Teabagger shit….

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euwe max October 22, 2015 at 9:28 pm

A “real” conservative is like a leprechaun… everyone has heard of them – but no one has actually seen one.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 22, 2015 at 9:58 pm

They are out there. Fly some dollar bills, they’ll be there.

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nitrat October 23, 2015 at 8:24 am

Gee…no story yet on the pathetic and abysmal performance of Pinhead Trey Gowdy and his Freedom Caucus/TEA Party Committee of idiots?

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nitrat October 23, 2015 at 9:11 am

The Hastert Rule blatantly subverts majority rule and democracy by preventing votes on bills by ALL of the representatives who represent ALL Americans in the US House.
Do American citizens not realize that?
A thinking, thoughtful Libertarian/Republican would worry about that if they came close to being truly patriotic Americans who believe in the US Constitution; which comes first? Country or ideology?
When they don’t believe in majority rule, they don’t actually believe in democracy.
But, in 21st century America, those Libertarian/Republicans are good old fashioned 20th century fascists who believe in a tyranny of the minority.
In this case, tyranny by 40 Libertarian/Republican, Club for Growth and Koch owned, politicians.

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William October 23, 2015 at 9:50 am

Absolutely. People wonder why government has become dysfunctional, but all they have to do is look at a system where 29% of the members of the House of Representatives have an absolute veto on all legislation. It makes the Senate’s 60% to defeat a filibuster rule look like a cake walk. The house is supposed to represent the people. Based on population. It was the democratic part of being a Democratic Republic. It allows all the people to have a voice on legislation. It was never intended that one Party would turn total control over to 29% if the members.

But your point is well taken. Republicans really don’t believe in democracy. They are much more comfortable with plutocracy.

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Nölff October 23, 2015 at 9:27 am

Paul Ryan is all: “OK. I’ll be speaker, but you all have to like me before I do it.

I have kids and I don’t want them to be exposed to the media. I’ll have to spend time away from them… but I’ll do it if you’ll be my friend. Y’know? I didn’t even think of my kids when I ran for Vice President. Silly me.

Look at this cool photo of me working out in the gym. (It’s not really a gym though. It’s a photo studio) HELLO LADIES!”

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