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Paul Ryan Takes a Step
Toward House Speakership

National Journal, by Tim Alberta

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/14/2013 4:54:11 AM

Paul Ryan's presidential prospects may have dimmed this week, but his future on Capitol Hill has never looked brighter. The budget compromise he struck with Sen. Patty Murray, which passed the House on a lopsided 332-94 vote Thursday, had conservative activists and outside groups howling. That might one day curb Republican enthusiasm for Paul Ryan the presidential candidate. But inside the dome, overwhelming support for Paul Ryan the policymaker—even from those voting against his proposal—armed him with a major legislative victory and a reputation as a bipartisan consensus-builder. That means bigger things

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: geo11, 12/14/2013 6:14:26 AM     (No. 9653228)

Ryan, Rubio and Christie are all non starters in my book. Each have sold out their base of true conservatives.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/14/2013 6:18:29 AM     (No. 9653231)

I think Paul Ryan is ideal for Speaker.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 12/14/2013 7:13:28 AM     (No. 9653260)

It will be a seamless transition. Just more of the same.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 12/14/2013 7:28:57 AM     (No. 9653269)

And I think Ted Poe would be ideal for speaker.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/14/2013 7:49:41 AM     (No. 9653288)

Ryan jumped ship and supports Immigration Bill and now pushes through a Budget Bill that goes after military Retirees while leaving alone civilian govt. workers. Ryan is dead to me. Just another sell out Republican who wants a DEAL at any cost.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/14/2013 8:07:40 AM     (No. 9653304)

Sorry, but the three mentioned would not get my vote for CIC. They have shown they are not to be trusted. After first hand witness the past 5 years many have learned a lot about trust. These guys are lacking a lot. Ryan as Speaker....The country could do better, surely. We would find the need to constantly watch him to keep our farm or he would gladly give it away. Do we want that certainty again? After being on the watch constantly for 5 years, most of us are ready for a break of some sort.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 12/14/2013 8:57:13 AM     (No. 9653380)

Poster 5 I´m with you? Ryan sold out on amnesty. Therefore, he has joined the mccain/graham ruling class elitist wing of the GOP.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 12/14/2013 8:58:35 AM     (No. 9653382)

Sorry, strike question mark.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/14/2013 9:01:13 AM     (No. 9653384)

"..bi-partisan consensus builder.." in the grand tradition of John McCain, John Boehner, Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, Kelly Ayotte, John Cornyn, Charley Crist, Eric Cantor, Olympia Snow, Mitt Romney, Bob Dole, Jeff Flake, Orrin Hatch, Lisa Murkowski, Lamar Alexander, and last but certainly not lease Mitch McConnell...all tremendous winners!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/14/2013 9:02:54 AM     (No. 9653388)

correction: ..certanily not least, Mitch McConnell.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/14/2013 9:58:00 AM     (No. 9653485)

Ryan got played. Making military take reductions in retirement pay while exempting civilians is simply tone deaf and stupid. Any one negotiating with the opposition needs to verify what they claim to be offering. Whether through gullibility, laziness, or stupidity, Ryan failed. He is not a leader.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/14/2013 10:13:51 AM     (No. 9653511)

If Ryan REALLY believes his budget deal is good, then he doesn´t even deserve re-election. He stands up and repeats that the increased spending (gave away the sequester savings) on the front end, with the cuts coming at the end in 2013..riiiiight !
Any politician who would condone painful cuts to the military, while giving raises to Federal works (IRS) needs to be thrown out.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mws50, 12/14/2013 7:39:56 PM     (No. 9654149)

Tom Delay would make an excellent Speaker, too. He knows how to destroy the liberal buffoons.

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