Paul Ryan and his 'conditions' should go back to Wisconsin

Paul Ryan is a very arrogant man.  People who run for speaker have to campaign to get support.  They try to appeal to members with promises to do things.

Not Paul Ryan.  He doesn't want to campaign for the post; he wants to be coronated like a king, and wants his subjects to obey his conditions before he will graciously accept the throne.

1) He wants to change the rule that allowed conservatives to get rid of Boehner, making it impossible for a member to declare the speaker's chair vacant and challenge the speaker.  This would allow Ryan to continue Boehner's collaboration with Obama without having to fear another revolt from his ranks.

2) He wants it clear that his family comes first.  How many times have we heard about his "young children"?  Sorry, Paul  if you run for an important job, the job comes first.  Ryan sounds as if he wants to be a part-time speaker so he can spend more time with his family.  Well, the speakership is a full-time job.  We need someone who is going to press the battle against Obama and the liberals 24/7, not disappear for weeks on end for family time.

3) Ryan also said he wants the GOP to be not an "opposition party," but a "proposition party."  But under his leadership at the House Ways and Means Committee it has been neither, giving Obama a blank check.  I fear that these are code words, that the desire to avoid being an "opposition party" is code for further accomodation with Obama.

4) Ryan said the next speaker has to be "unifying."  He phrased that as a condition, and I think that is a coded demand that everyone back his leadership.

Ryan promises to be a visionary and communicative speaker, but he himself got his clock cleaned by Joe Biden in the 2012 VP debate.  And when in the past ten years has Ryan been either visionary or communicative about a conservative or constitutionalist agenda?

As we've recently learned, Ryan has been on the bandwagon for amnesty for illegal aliens for some time.  He's big buddies with Luis Gutierrez and actually once said that his job is to put himself in the shoes of foreign immigrants and serve their interests.  No, Congressman Ryan, you weren't elected by foreigners; you were elected by American citizens to serve their interests.

I remember the times when Paul Ryan used to be a frequent guest on Mark Levin's show.  As budget committee chairman at the time, he would spin elaborate fantasies about how spending would get under control  not immediately, of course, but in five or ten years.  Those ten-year plans never came to fruition.  I knew he was a fraud then.  The difference is that now, with Breitbart's great reporting, we all know.

By the way, the most "conservative" candidate in the race for speaker, Jason Chaffetz, has thrown in the towel and said he would back Ryan.  Harry Reid and other Democrats have endorsed Ryan.  Is it hard to guess why?

Ryan, by demanding strict obedience to his rule, would be as awful a speaker as John Boehner, repressive to conservative interests while continuing to collaborate with Obama.  His constant claims that he doesn't want the job unless coronated, and his supposed desire to spend time with his young children, are disingenuous for an important position such as this.  I think he should resign and spend all the time he wants with his children, and let his constituents, whose existence doesn't seem to be in his calculations, choose someone else who will actually put their interests first.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

Paul Ryan is a very arrogant man.  People who run for speaker have to campaign to get support.  They try to appeal to members with promises to do things.

Not Paul Ryan.  He doesn't want to campaign for the post; he wants to be coronated like a king, and wants his subjects to obey his conditions before he will graciously accept the throne.

1) He wants to change the rule that allowed conservatives to get rid of Boehner, making it impossible for a member to declare the speaker's chair vacant and challenge the speaker.  This would allow Ryan to continue Boehner's collaboration with Obama without having to fear another revolt from his ranks.

2) He wants it clear that his family comes first.  How many times have we heard about his "young children"?  Sorry, Paul  if you run for an important job, the job comes first.  Ryan sounds as if he wants to be a part-time speaker so he can spend more time with his family.  Well, the speakership is a full-time job.  We need someone who is going to press the battle against Obama and the liberals 24/7, not disappear for weeks on end for family time.

3) Ryan also said he wants the GOP to be not an "opposition party," but a "proposition party."  But under his leadership at the House Ways and Means Committee it has been neither, giving Obama a blank check.  I fear that these are code words, that the desire to avoid being an "opposition party" is code for further accomodation with Obama.

4) Ryan said the next speaker has to be "unifying."  He phrased that as a condition, and I think that is a coded demand that everyone back his leadership.

Ryan promises to be a visionary and communicative speaker, but he himself got his clock cleaned by Joe Biden in the 2012 VP debate.  And when in the past ten years has Ryan been either visionary or communicative about a conservative or constitutionalist agenda?

As we've recently learned, Ryan has been on the bandwagon for amnesty for illegal aliens for some time.  He's big buddies with Luis Gutierrez and actually once said that his job is to put himself in the shoes of foreign immigrants and serve their interests.  No, Congressman Ryan, you weren't elected by foreigners; you were elected by American citizens to serve their interests.

I remember the times when Paul Ryan used to be a frequent guest on Mark Levin's show.  As budget committee chairman at the time, he would spin elaborate fantasies about how spending would get under control  not immediately, of course, but in five or ten years.  Those ten-year plans never came to fruition.  I knew he was a fraud then.  The difference is that now, with Breitbart's great reporting, we all know.

By the way, the most "conservative" candidate in the race for speaker, Jason Chaffetz, has thrown in the towel and said he would back Ryan.  Harry Reid and other Democrats have endorsed Ryan.  Is it hard to guess why?

Ryan, by demanding strict obedience to his rule, would be as awful a speaker as John Boehner, repressive to conservative interests while continuing to collaborate with Obama.  His constant claims that he doesn't want the job unless coronated, and his supposed desire to spend time with his young children, are disingenuous for an important position such as this.  I think he should resign and spend all the time he wants with his children, and let his constituents, whose existence doesn't seem to be in his calculations, choose someone else who will actually put their interests first.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.