Time to replace Paul Ryan as House speaker

Paul Ryan failed miserably in his first important task for the Trump agenda. Since 2009, the Republicans have campaigned in the elections of 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 that they would repeal and replace Obamacare.  One would think that given this history, the Republican leaders, such as Ryan, would have a well thought out plan to repeal Obamacare.  Ryan probably did not believe that Trump would win and was unprepared to lead the fight to repeal Obamacare.  Ryan did not support Trump during the primaries and did his best to damage Trump. Moreover, since Trump's election in November, Ryan and the Republican leaders should have been working on a bill to repeal Obamacare to consider immediately after inauguration.  But it seemed that Ryan had a plan with little if any input from conservatives.  Trump had to step in to force compromises and adjustments to appeal to conservatives. But it came down to about fifteen Republicans, mostly from the...(Read Full Post)

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