By Neil Munro11 Jan 20165
House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% may become the GOP establishment’s 2016 candidate who can snatch the nomination or the leadership of the GOP away from pro-American populist Donald Trump, according to D.C. media chatter.
But the move — if it happens — may be too late.
Any fight between the increasingly popular Trump and the decreasingly popular Ryan would mark a last-ditch effort by the GOP’s establishment-business-wing to deny any political power to its conservative voters, likely splitting the party just before the elections that will decide which party gets to control the White House and the U.S. Senate. It might also damage Ryan’s long-term career plans, which are already being undermined by his unpopular policies and his complete failure in the 2016 budget negotiations, despite his support in the establishment media.
The media suggestions for Ryan suddenly appeared Sunday, Jan 10.
In a Daily Beast article about the media’s desire for a political fight at the GOP convention, veteran reporter Jeff Greenfield casually suggested the GOP’s establishment might sabotage Trump at the last moment by using the convention to give the nomination to Ryan, who was defeated in 2012 when he ran as the vice-president candidate with Gov. Mitt Romney.
“If party elders were to meet behind closed doors and deliver the nomination to, say, House Speaker Paul Ryan, that would qualify as a ‘brokered’ outcome,” Greenfield wrote Jan. 10.
Tai Kopan, a writer for CNN, floated Ryan as the media-backed silver bullet against Trump during a Jan. 10 article about a weekend event that showcased Ryan’s much-touted efforts to win more votes from lower-income Americans.
In rare joint appearances, six Republican presidential candidates gathered here on Saturday to talk about ways to address poverty in America, speaking to voters in the crucial early primary state and beyond about why the GOP has the best answers.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) 88% were moderators, and they questioned former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% in small groups about how to address systemic problems at the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity….
Please!!! Used Car Salesmen are way, way above this Trash!!! Most anything is!! I think I would align his character more like Sean Penn..................at least,he's an honest Commie!!
He needs to shave.
I think he is a closet muslim and just staring to come out. He is another one of the muslim commie halfbreeds boys.
Pretty Girlie-Looking, too. When will get some real men in charge again. Must be an enormous shortage of Testicular Fortitude.
The best way to address poverty in the US is too bring back manufacturing and too close the door on poorly negotiated 'free trade' agreements... Put America back to work by providing meaningful labor for the middle class and those on welfare... create government policy that encourages the rapid expansion of our nations Industrial and energy sectors.
America is not obligated to support jobs in the third world... by lowering our tariffs and permitting unfair and unsafe labor practices and wages to rule the world market place. Make no mistake global corporations are leveraging substandard wages, environmental and workers safety, to achieve huge unearned profit... Profits derived from taking advantage of poverty and suffering in the third world... rather than by adding value to the market place.
It's time to regulate the world market place... to ensure that profits are made the old fashioned way, by adding real value to the goods and services sold; not by leveraging the disparities found in world markets.
We can certainly never accomplish these goals if the TPP succeeds.
Neil you are so correct .. there are too few politicians we can trust anymore .. and for Ryan .. his muslimness is showing !
Excellent... I especially like the caption... Democracy is too important to leave to chance... says it all. This needs to go viral and copies should be sent to our elected officials... with a note. Don't expect us to accept rigged elections. Clean up the voter registration rolls and require citizenship and ID to vote.
This man is a National disgrace, he's turned his back on America, he is without Honor, and a despicable Liar, an Opportunist, getting ahead by any manner possible. I cannot believe he will sentence his Children, as well as Mine, to a life of Communism. Oh, they call it Liberal, Progressive etc, but it is Karl Marx, all dressed up to look like something nice. It is not nice, we're looking at a future with Maniacs, in charge of Nuclear Weapons, and with Obama financing them, they're coming. "Syrian" Refugees as a "Population Bomb" a Welfare America. Paul Ryan, go die!