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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rep. Dave Brat: Ryan Should Explain Agenda Before Holding Speaker Vote

In two days, the members of the House of Representatives are being asked to vote for a Speaker who will push through an agenda in 100 days. The question remains: what agenda? I will not vote for any speaker until I know the complete answer to that question.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said Trump has turned politics on its head and that that Trump "heard a voice in this country that no one else heard."

Not quite.

Some of us were listening to the voices of the forgotten and downtrodden American workers. Some of us have been struggling to carry that message to the elites and media in D.C. who have, until now, paid no attention to what those voices had to say.

Tuesday was not a surprise. It was a referendum, a call to attention and action by those who for years have felt abandoned by the political insiders, party elites, and corporate media that control Washington, D.C.

Not everyone missed what Trump heard. Some of us were listening and many of us have run on these breakthrough issues for years. The fight began with the Tea Party revolution in 2010 when folks made it very clear they were not happy with how things were being run in D.C.

Afterwards, GOP leadership promised to repeal Obamacare and to end Obama's rule by executive order. They said they would fight "tooth and nail;" but then left the teeth and nails at home.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Trump needs to dump Ryan. Ryan wants to mess with Medicare. THis old deplorable is not happy to hear that.