Monday, May 9, 2016
Open Letter to the GOP Establishment Care of Paul Ryan
Congressman Paul Ryan
Speaker of the House of Representatives
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Mr. Speaker:
It appears that you have taken down the Speaker's e-mail address and simultaneously made it impossible for anyone but residents of Wisconsin's 1st District to reach you through your House of Representative's e-mail account. This may have prevented meltdown of the Congressional e-mail server but it confirms your smug disdain for the wishes of American voters. So did your interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, excerpts from which are shown below.
Washington (CNN) House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he cannot yet support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
"I'm just not ready to do that at this point. I'm not there right now," the Wisconsin Republican told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" in an interview....
Really, Mr. Speaker? Millions of American voters have totally rejected the Republican Establishment agenda and you think "the first move" in a "unifying process" must come from Trump? What pretentious, pompous gall! The GOP establishment agenda is dead, Mr. Ryan and, what is more, it deserves to be dead.Ryan said he hopes to eventually back Trump and "to be a part of this unifying process." The first moves, though, must come from Trump, he said.
The GOP gained control of the House of Representatives in 2010 and of the Senate in 2015. Because the Constitution requires that all money bills originate in the House, you and your Republican peers have had the power to halt the Obama agenda in its tracks through the appropriation process for nearly six years. You failed to do so. The reason that Trump has prevailed against all comers is because the American people have rejected the GOP establishment program that has been on display since 2010 including:
- Its aggressive interventionism.
- Its purposeful inaction on illegal immigration.
- Its enthusiastic support for so-called "free trade" agreements that have destroyed millions of middle-class American jobs and undermined the U.S. economy.
- Its use of Omnibus Spending Bills to provide stealth funding for everything from Obamacare to debt limit expansion.
Trump would be insane to take one step toward mollifying this corrupt gang of double-dealing self-servers. By the way, the strength of the Bernie Sanders insurgency, the accompanying drop in the numbers of voters in the Democrat primary, and the large numbers of Democrats who crossed over to vote for Donald Trump strongly suggests that the Democrat wing of the establishment party is also at extreme risk.
I urge you to resign, Mr. Ryan. If the Republican Party is to survive, it must rid itself of the toxic neo-conservatives and globalist RINOs who currently sit atop its national leadership and instead focus on America First policies that will truly make America great again.
IMPORTANT POST PUBLICATION NOTE: Although it has received very little press coverage, it has been brought to my attention that former Vice President Dick Cheney is among the Republican establishment "leaders" that have announced support for Donald Trump. See this link for more information. This announcement, from the ultimate GOP establishment insider, should result in Mr. Trump significantly upgrading his security apparatus. At the risk of sounding overly suspicious, the only way I can conceive of Mr. Cheney taking such a step is if he had good reason to believe he would never have to cast that ballot. Mr. Trump would be well advised to watch his back, now more than ever.
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Posted by Frank Brady at 12:36 PM