He’s the budget committee chairman. Pretty sure chairs have to tow the line of their leadership. I suppose he could resign from his position in protest, but I would rather have him in the process than out of it. He pretty much sat out of last years negotiations...most likely at Boehner’s direction, and that was a debacle.
Seeing FR people throw everyone from Ryan to Rubio under the bus in recent weeks is depressing. The fact is these guys are doing more to move the ball in the right direction than almost anyone else out there. No one in office is going to do 100% what we want. There are battles to fight and battles to avoid. I would love to see Ryan or something challenge boehner for the post, but I don’t see anyone in the House even whispering about it.
Rubio is massively pro-amnesty, which would/will be the end of the GOP and conservatism in the US.
“Seeing FR people throw everyone from Ryan to Rubio under the bus in recent weeks is depressing.”
You should be depressed because of why we are throwing Ryan and Rubio under the bus. It’s because they were touted as Tea Party guys and they are turning into establishment guys.
As far as our expectations of getting 100% of what we conservatives want, give me a break. Conservatives haven’t been getting anything we want, we’ve been getting big government and a crippling of personal freedoms for many years. The government is confiscating more and more of what we have. The GOP is really giving 0% of what conservatives want, which is simply “freedom” that this country was founded for. We just want a road block in front of the Obama agenda, but all we’re getting is a gate that goes up and down.
Stop lecturing conservatives like we’re expecting too much. If expecting the Constitution to be followed is too much, than this nation is on its way to disintegration.
You would have to wonder, if FR was around during the 1980’s, how many would have thrown Reagan under the bus for bailing out the S&L’s.
I agree with you. Both Ryan and Rubio are quite conservative, even though there are certainly going to be areas with which one person or another may agree. I can’t think of any politician I agree with all the way.
I think one reason they have survived so far without drawing much overt GOP criticism is that they are both very intelligent and mature, and I suspect the GOP-e is a little intimidated by them.
I’d love to see Ryan as Speaker, and while I’ve seen no mention of it, he has the presence and probably a lot of support even among people in the House who are not as conservative as he is. While some House members may have been cheering Boehner’s expulsion from various committees of some of Tea Party junior members, I can’t imagine that House members as a whole are very thrilled to see the House being humiliated and kicked aside by Obama while Boehner stands by apologizing for having irritated His Regal Highness.