Thursday, October 29, 2015

Can Ryan Unite The Republicans?

“Let’s be frank; the House is broken,” Ryan said in a speech after taking the gavel from Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to loud applause from lawmakers. “We’re not solving problems, we’re adding to them, and I am not interested in laying blame. We are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean.”
Reaching across the aisle, he urged Democrats and Republicans to work together, saying, “we will not always agree,” but “if you have ideas, let’s hear them.” He also cited the pressures felt by many working Americans.
“What a relief to them it would be if we finally got our act together,” Ryan said. “How reassuring it would be if we actually fixed the tax code, put patients in charge of their health care, grew our economy, strengthened our military, lifted people out of poverty, and paid down the debt.”


  1. "“How reassuring it would be if we actually fixed the tax code(with something make the poor pay more and the rich less), put patients in charge of their health care (by taking away insurance and letting them figure out how to be healthy by never seeing a doctor), grew our economy (by less regulations, more tax breaks and less corporate tax), strengthened our military (By cutting everything else but taking the military off budget), lifted people out of poverty, and paid down the debt (I'm just kidding about those last two until the Democrats have power of the house again).”

    Basically, it's the Republican version of Hope and Change

    1. A bit sarcastic today?

      Want a little sarcasm from the other side?

    2. No, it's too predictable. Honestly Lou, I really don't think it's that sarcastic, these are things that Republicans have frequently said except for the last two. They don't want Obamacare. They want poor people to pay more taxes. They want less regulation. They want less corporate tax. They want more money for the military. This pretty mainstream stuff.

      Now if you come back at me with quotes of what Obama said and didn't deliver, that's not the same thing. As an aside, what was up with candidates getting pissed off last night when people said their numbers didn't add up?

  2. Read the account of the speech above. Absorb the contents and then if you dare, disagree with any part of it.
    Now back to reality, Because of the never changing nature of politics, we shall get the never changing Pavlovian reaction. It is called conditioned reflex and notwithstanding the sensible practicality of the speaker he/she is invariably howled down by those on the opposing side.

    “Lets be frank, the house is broken”. Every one knows the house is broken, here on these pages even Lou and Rick can find that one point upon which they can agree.

    For a nation which invented so much, grew from a tin pot colony and became the economic leader in the modern world; where is the ability to fix a problem every one agrees exists?. Not only do you acknowledge the existence of the problem; most can see the needed solution, but sheer pig headedness prevents just one overture of cooperation.

    Cheers from Aussie

  3. Ryan just announced that he will not work with the President on immigration reform, which, in effect, is like dealing the Democrat Candidates an ace. I just don't understand why the man would throw away Hispanic votes, which the Republicans sorely need. What is he thinking?