Paul Ryan

Will Ryan sellout to K Street?

Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner

As House speaker, he will undergo immense pressure from the business lobby to play ball. Past speakers went along with such pressure, in part because it never occurred to them to resist — it was assumed business was always an ally.

Mark Meadows: Speaker candidates should oppose budget deal

Allahpundit, Hot Air

It’s revealing that Meadows didn’t issue an ultimatum to abandon the deal, insisting instead that Ryan merely vote no to signal his disapproval. That’s a minor demand; no doubt Boehner is fully encouraging Ryan to oppose the bill behind the scenes in the name of building a bit of goodwill with conservatives.

Daniel Webster still running against Paul Ryan for Speaker

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Unlike Ryan, Webster has very publicly articulated reforms he would make to the House GOP conference structure. Specifically, he told Breitbart News in a recent exclusive interview, he wants to spread power away from the Speaker’s office toward the membership of the House.

Ryan schedules Victory Party for Thursday’s Speakership vote

Neil Munro, Breitbart

“Just what we need, another arrogant politician in charge,” a senior House GOP aide told Breitbart News. There is still an off-chance that Ryan could be defeated on the floor, or forced to win a second ballot.

Levin: Why we don’t trust the GOP establishment

Chris Pandolfo, Conservative Review

As Levin pointed out, if Republicans want conservatives’ trust and votes, they’ll need to earn them. That starts with using budget reconciliation to fully repeal Obamacare like the GOP promised.

Speaker’s Race Still Wide Open – Just Say NO To Paul Ryan

Back in January, 25 Republicans voted against John Boehner and the number of those dissatisfied with the establishment Republican “leadership” of the House has only grown since then. For conservatives to win this fight your Representative needs to hear from you NOW on the phone and through social media and email. Here's how to contact your Representative to demand they vote for a principled limited government constitutional conservative, like Daniel Webster of Florida, for Speaker.

GOP Congress: A Vote for the Rule on the #ZombieBudget is a Vote for a Primary Challenge

Any Republican that votes to bring the #ZombieBudget to the Floor deserves a Primary election challenge. We urge you to call your Representative, the House switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell him or her you demand a NO vote on the rule to bring the #ZombieBudget to the House floor and an end to the secret deals with Obama to increase spending and the debt ceiling and burden our children and grandchildren with billions of dollars of new Establishment Republican debt.

Ryan represents all that’s wrong with GOP

Mark Krikorian, National Review

Elevating Paul Ryan to the House speakership, where he will be one of the main public faces of the Republican party, suggests that the party’s poobahs and panjandrums still haven’t learned their lesson. Ryan as chairman of Ways and Means worked. Ryan as the de facto leader of the GOP does not.

Business as usual: Ryan taps lobbyist for COS

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Ryan’s decision to surround himself with lobbyists—hiring one as his chief of staff—could be a troubling signal that he’s going to operate just like Boehner did. Boehner’s affinity for lobbyists—something Ryan seems to be following—is something that earned him a reputation unlike any other Speaker in U.S. history.

“Speaker” Paul Ryan Waiting For “President” Clinton, Bush Or Rubio To Pass Amnesty

Jim Jordan may think that Paul Ryan “has the kind of vision and is the kind of messenger our party needs,” but as long as Ryan has the same vision as Hillary Clinton does on amnesty for illegal aliens, massive increases in H1B visas, breaking the spending caps and funding Planned Parenthood, executive amnesty and Obamacare the grassroots demand for change in the Republican “leadership” on Capitol Hill is only going to get stronger and the fissure in the GOP is only going to get deeper.

Gohmert sticks to principle, backs Daniel Webster for Speaker

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

“Since the beginning of this contested race for Speaker of the House, it has been my pledge to support Congressman Daniel Webster,” Gohmert said in a lengthy statement on Thursday evening.

Constituents bombard Freedom Caucus with calls

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

Constituents are burning up the phone lines in conservative offices on Capitol Hill. They are mad at the conservatives on Capitol Hill not for standing up to Paul Ryan, but for a perception that they have cut a deal with Paul Ryan.

Huelskamp still uncomfortable with Paul Ryan

Pete Kasperowicz, Washington Examiner

"I'm still uncomfortable, still not for sure how Paul Ryan would run the institution differently from the current speaker," Huelskamp said on C-SPAN. "How would he be different than John Boehner? The current leadership's been rejected by the American people and Republican voters, and we want some specifics."

Save us from Paul Ryan and the Kemp boys

Ann Coulter, Daily Caller

Like Kemp, Ryan acts as if he’s the tribune of blacks and Hispanics, chastising Republicans for “preaching to the choir.” He prefers to preach to the mariachi band — one of which serenaded him on his visit to an immigrant rights group in Chicago, a few months after his failed vice presidential bid.

Here’s How The Election For Speaker Of The House Is Going To Play Out

Members of the Freedom Caucus, the House Liberty Caucus, the Tea Party Caucus, the Conservative Opportunity Society and other conservatives still have the votes to stop Paul Ryan and his plan to eliminate the last vestiges of democracy in the House of Representatives. If the remaining patriots in their ranks will stand fast we can still win this fight. Here's how to contact them to demand they oppose Paul Ryan's power grab and vote for a limited government constitutional conservative for Speaker.

Paul Ryan sold Freedom Caucus a Bill of Goods in private meeting

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

If he moves forward with a bid for the House Speakership after failing to receive the endorsement of the House Freedom Caucus–something he and his office said they would not do–even members in the Freedom Caucus who would have supported him will have reason to believe that Ryan is entirely untrustworthy and dishonest and withdraw their previous support for him.

Paul Ryan and the suicide of the GOP establishment

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Is Paul Ryan part of the answer to the GOP Establishment’s suicidal impulse here? Does he even realize that after all this time in Congress he is now seen by some, in the words of that old saying, as “part of the problem and not part of the solution”?

Glenn Beck Unloads on Freedom Caucus Over Support of Paul Ryan

Oliver Darcy, The Blaze

Glenn Beck turned to his Facebook page late Wednesday night to blast the House Freedom Caucus over its support of Paul Ryan for House speaker. Calling Ryan a “man who asked to be made king,” the conservative radio personality said he felt betrayed by the hardline conservative group and accused it of selling out.

The House needs a Speaker, but not an Emperor

Jazz Shaw, Hot Air

The position of Speaker is a critical one and it was designed to be determined by a (hopefully broad) consensus of the members, or at least the members of the majority. What Paul Ryan is asking in exchange for rescuing the party from itself is essentially the cancellation of any sort of competitive election or airing of competing ideas.

The ball is in Paul Ryan’s court again

Erick Erickson, RedState

If Rep. Paul Ryan refuses after two-thirds of the House Freedom Caucus were willing to support his Speakership, it is not the conservatives who are unreasonable. It’s the man who refused to compromise on his demands. At least that’s what the establishment always tells us about conservatives unwilling to compromise.