That didn’t take long. The once-promising Paul Ryan finally got a taste of power and promptly jumped into the same slime pit his predecessor John Boehner lived in.
The new speaker of the House has “curated” his first trillion-dollar appropriations bill by betraying everything Republican voters keep hoping their leaders will support and instead checking off President Obama’s Christmas wish list.
In addition to fully funding Obama’s refugee schemes that will bring thousands of Syrian refugees to the U.S. and give them taxpayer-funded benefits, the spending bill also allows grants to go to sanctuary cities and keeps funding Obama’s 2012 amnesty for “DREAMers.”
It also continues immigration and resettlement programs, along with quadrupling the number of foreign worker visas, while killing funding for a border fence.
In addition to all the immigration giveaways, the bill gives government funding to Planned Parenthood despite the recent Senate vote to defund the nation’s No. 1 baby-killing organization. So no help there, either.
This is just the latest backstab from the GOP leadership, which continues to seem more intent on leading the Democrats.
It’s a given that corruption is the norm in Washington, D.C., but wouldn’t you just love to be a fly on the wall at some of these backroom deals? You can guess at the parameters of some of these agreements, but the actual details will never come out in the press, unless someone writes a tell-all book years from now.
Obviously, the deal with the devil that Ryan made is similar to the contract formerly held by Boehner, to wit, he will cut conservatives out of any meaningful role in Congress, in exchange for Democrats’ votes on some key legislation. But the finer points, those aren’t easily discerned. It’s all hush-hush.
Speaking of which, what’s up with Ryan’s beard?
The formerly clean-shaven congressman appeared after Thanksgiving with a five o’clock shadow that is now turning into full GI Joe chin armor.
I get concerned whenever a public figure disappears for a few days then comes back substantially different, kind of like when Miley Cyrus stripped and twerked in public for the first time.
I’m worried the real Paul Ryan was invited to the White House basement, clubbed over the head and replaced with a reptilian alien-human hybrid clone programmed by veteran operators of MK-Ultra.
Eh. Maybe not.
But he certainly downloaded the personality of a human lizard at some point.
Whether he’s human or alien, Ryan has definitely become just another reason to leave the GOP, which has done nothing but abuse the voters who have supported it.
Then the GOP leadership wonders why people are looking at Donald Trump as the potential next president.