(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
I am bitterly disappointed by Paul Ryan. Brilliant and gifted, he has gone to the dark Progressive side of politics. If he is wondering, as his new book is entitled, “Where Do We Go From Here?” Well, at this rate, straight to hell Paul. Shame on you.
While Americans are distracted once again by a government shut down and while they are valiantly fighting off Obama while he tries to force himself on America collectively with Obamacare, Paul Ryan has been quietly working away at passing Amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. Ensuring a permanent Progressive stranglehold on America. To Paul Ryan: may your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen. You have betrayed the Constitution, Conservatives and America as a whole.
From Roll Call:
But as much as Democrats — and Republicans — seem to enjoy criticizing Cruz, the Texas senator has raised his profile with the CR and Obamacare issue, perhaps fueling his presidential prospects.
For Ryan, who is also rumored to be in the running for 2016, the calculus might be exactly the opposite.
By seemingly staying out of the fight, Ryan avoids the blowback if the government shut downs, if Obamacare is not defunded and if Congress fails to raise the debt limit.
For Ryan, name recognition is no problem, and he has always aimed to attract mainstream conservatives, many of whom believe the effort to defund Obamacare is a folly.
Staying silent and keeping off camera allows Ryan to let Congress work its will — and if it really came to it, perhaps he could step in as a fresh voice in the Republican Conference to urge his colleagues to keep the government and the global financial market running.
And Ryan may have calculated that his voice is better heard behind closed doors for now.
Of course, the chairman has been keeping busy. Besides working behind the scenes to find a compromise on immigration, he is writing a book, titled “Where Do We Go From Here?”
While Ted Cruz is proving his true Tea Party principles, Ryan is doing the opposite. Faux Tea Party wannabes like Ryan and Rubio are coming across as opportunistic with colors that run with the political downpour. We are not fooled and we are watching. The Progressives on the right side of aisle want Obamacare and Amnesty as much as the left. It is the destruction of America, our freedoms and way of life they seek for their own benefit. They attempt to wrap themselves in Tea Party flags and cloak themselves under a Christian fog, but what they are doing and putting forth is nothing less than Marxist evil.
Ryan is by no means alone in his machinations. He is joined by the top tiers of the Republican leadership:
Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republicans are working behind the scenes to advance it at a time the Capitol is immersed in a partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, has been discussing possible legal status for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. He’s also been working with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a fellow Virginia Republican, on a bill offering citizenship to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children.
Reps. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, and Ted Poe, R-Texas, are working on a plan to create a visa program allowing more lower-skilled workers into the country.
Goodlatte and the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, hold out hopes for floor action by late October on a series of immigration bills that already have passed their committees.
“I would think that would be the next agenda item in the queue after we’re done with this mess,” McCaul said this past week, referring to bitter divisions over the health law, the level of government spending and the growing federal debt.
The attention of House GOP leaders seems certain to remain squarely focused on the fiscal disputes until they are resolved, leaving immigration on a back burner for some time to come. But lawmakers and outside advocates insist that three months after the Democratic-led Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill, the issue is showing signs of life in the Republican-run House.
“Despite the appearance that would suggest everyone in Washington is focused on one thing, work is going on on other issues beneath the radar,” said Tamar Jacoby, head of ImmigrationWorks USA, a coalition of small businesses that supports comprehensive immigration legislation.
Goodlatte has made it clear he wants to see the issue solved.
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other members of the House Republican leadership also support a resolution to an issue that has become a political drag for their party.
Keep your eyes on Amnesty as well folks. Obamacare and Amnesty are the one-two knock out punches for America and despite lip service, Progressives on both sides are industriously pushing these agendas. The halls of Congress are turning into the Killing Fields of America. Where do we go from here? A political earthquake over the next three years. Bring on the tea baby.