ELDER PATRIOT – And you thought now that Republicans were given control of all three branches of government they would apply conservative and Constitutional principles to solve the problems of the American people?  How foolish.

If Paul Ryan’s healthcare plan was the repeal and replacement of Obamacare that Republicans promised he would’ve found the votes to get it passed.  That there are 31 conservative patriots blocking its passage and not a single Democrat having voiced support for it shows just how poorly constructed the bill is.

Ryan, working under a cloak of secrecy that angered Rand Paul and other Republican lawmakers that wanted a seat at the table during the writing of the bill, really had to work to put together a plan that would fail to lower costs but simply rearranges the deck chairs of who will be punished most under his plan rather than under Obama’s.

For those of you who doubt that Ryan would deliberately commit his party to political suicide take a look at these poll numbers that show Democrats getting a 33-point bump from the badly mishandled bill that has Ryan’s fingerprints all over it every step of the way.

The poll was conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group on March 23 and matches the lopsidedly populist anti-Ryancare results of a Quinnipiac poll released on the same day.  

This led Harry Reid’s former deputy chief of staff to tweet:

For an experienced party leader to commit such a gross miscalculation of voters’ reaction is not likely.  The fact that Ryan deliberately refused input from members of his own party points to the likelihood that he intended to torpedo the repeal and replace bill from the outset. 

If he honestly believed that members of his own party were off-base on some aspects of the legislation why didn’t he seek the necessary votes from Democrats?  That, after all, is the “sausage making” aspect legislation that us commoners find so distasteful.

So, it’s fair to ask why would Ryan have led his party to the precipice of politicide when the Democrats had been so marginalized by voters that they had been rendered impotent and perhaps relegated to the ash heap of history only months before?

There are two reasons.  Without Ryan’s help the left-right paradigm was dead and buried.  For politicians, and especially for the transnational corporations and bankers that control them, the left-right paradigm is essential to keeping the rest of us arguing over issues they couldn’t care less about while they push through global trade agreements and ignore our national sovereignty.

That is why stridently conservative Republican leaders supported Hillary Clinton’s campaign even though they knew it would also end gun rights, religious liberty, the pro-life movement, and the rest of the Republican fifteen-point agenda.  Hillary’s promise to continue leading us towards the globalist agenda was all that mattered to everyone from the Koch brothers, to Mitt Romney, to Paul Ryan.

The second reason Ryan was willing to fall on his filthy sword is to deal Trump a stinging defeat that may turn him into a one-term president.  This stalls Trump’s pro-growth agenda and may well spell defeat for his tax cuts as well.  It’s now become likely that the Dems, who only a week ago looked like dead meat in the mid-term elections, may well take back the house at which point they’d be able to block Trump without Ryan’s help (at which point he can return to acting as though he’s a conservative.)

Republicans who continue backing Ryan as Speaker should no longer be trusted.  It’s time to Drain the Swamp!

Mr. Trump, take control of this legislative initiative before Ryan succeeds in destroying your presidency.

HERE IS A LIST OF EVERY SINGLE TIME OBAMA COMMITTED AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE THAT DEMS & MEDIA COVERED UP “Impeach!” It’s been more than eight years since Democrats uttered that word – long enough for anyone to wonder if it was still in their vocabulary, considering the deafening silence through the dozens of serious scandals during President Obama’s administration – but now that President Trump is the man in the White House, it’s back with a vengeance. Democrats everywhere are wildly slinging the “I” word, hoping to nail Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors after the New York Times claimed a memo written by former FBI Director James Comey said the president urged him to end the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Some members of Congress are getting in on the action. They include Reps. Maxine Water, D-Calif., and Al Green, D-Texas. Even a Republican, Rep. Justin Amash, claimed Wednesday there are grounds to impeach President Trump. House Oversign Committee Chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, asked for the alleged Comey memo and other documents. Chaffetz tweeted that he is prepared to subpoena the information. And Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., invoked “Watergate.” Now the Democratic Party is reportedly poll testing impeachment as a 2018 election issue. More than 1 million people signed a petition calling on Congress to impeach Trump. Wasting no time Wednesday, the mainstream media sprang into action, enthusiastically echoing the left’s impeachment calls. MSNBC launched a Watergate ad implying Trump is America’s new Richard Nixon. “Watergate. We know its name because there were reporters who never stopped asking questions,” says MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who hinted that Trump is next on the impeachment chopping block. “Now, who knows where the questions will take us. But I know this: I’m not going to stop asking them.” Meanwhile, some overzealous members of the left plastered fliers around Washington, D.C., demanding all White House staffers resign Wednesday. The posters read: “If you work for this White House you are complicit in hate-mongering, lies, corrupt taking of Americans’ tax money via self-dealing and emoluments, and quite possibly federal crimes and treason. Also, any wars will be on your soul. … Resign now.” But constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, who voted for President Obama, warned “impeachment” enthusiasts not to get ahead of themselves with President Trump. Why? At this time, there’s no evidence Trump actually committed a crime. “The criminal code demands more than what Comey reportedly describes in his memo,” Turley wrote in a May 17 opinion piece posted at the Hill. Turley explained: For the first time, the Comey memo pushes the litany of controversies surrounding Trump into the scope of the United States criminal code. However, if this is food for obstruction of justice, it is still an awfully thin soup. Some commentators seem to be alleging criminal conduct in office or calling for impeachment before Trump completed the words of his inaugural oath of office. Not surprising, within minutes of the New York Times report, the response was a chorus of breathless “gotcha” announcements. But this memo is neither the Pentagon Papers nor the Watergate tapes. Indeed, it raises as many questions for Comey as it does Trump in terms of the alleged underlying conduct. A good place to start would be with the federal law, specifically 18 U.S.C. 1503. The criminal code demands more than what Comey reportedly describes in his memo. There are dozens of different variations of obstruction charges ranging from threatening witnesses to influencing jurors. None would fit this case. That leaves the omnibus provision on attempts to interfere with the “due administration of justice.” However, that still leaves the need to show that the effort was to influence “corruptly” when Trump could say that he did little but express concern for a longtime associate. The term “corruptly” is actually defined differently under the various obstruction provisions, but it often involves a showing that someone acted “with the intent to secure an unlawful benefit for oneself or another.” Encouraging leniency or advocating for an associate is improper but not necessarily seeking an unlawful benefit for him. . 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