Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Speaker Of Bedeviled And He Shall Appear

Republicans are beginning to voice their displeasure with their leadership, and while Mitch McConnell may have scored a win with Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court, House Speaker Paul Ryan has nothing but failure on his scorecard in 2017, and his own party isn't letting him forget the fact.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Monday suggested that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) may need to be replaced to deal with the dysfunction in Washington. 
"We need either a change in direction from this Speaker, or we need a new speaker," Amash said during a town hall on Monday in response to a question about gridlock in Washington, according to CNN. 
He said Ryan should be replaced with someone who is "nonpartisan." 
The comments come after a top White House aide earlier this month sent a tweet calling for a primary challenge to Amash, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who opposed the House GOP's healthcare bill last month.

".@realDonaldTrump is bringing auto plants & jobs back to Michigan. @justinamash is a big liability.#TrumpTrain, defeat him in primary," Dan Scavino tweeted. 
Amash responded to the tweet, saying the Trump administration and establishment have "merged into #Trumpstablishment." 
"Same old agenda: Attack conservatives, libertarians & independent thinkers," Amash tweeted earlier this month.

Twitter beef between Republicans aside, the GOP is devolving (even further than they have with Trump now in charge) from smug frat boys plotting hazing rituals for Americans into whiny high school kids screaming over student council meetings.  I'm not sure how Paul Ryan ever got the moniker of policy wonk, but the guy's a fraud, and now that Boehner's enjoying his retirement puttering around the many golf courses in the Cincinnati area, Ryan's ineptness is showing daily.

Should safe Republican House seats start falling to Team Blue in upcoming special elections, then expect another revolt on the Hill.

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