Did I miss something during the GOP primary? Did Paul Ryan get elected to a national position while I wasn’t looking? Sure, he is the Speaker and I have respect for the position and for Paul Ryan personally. But he was elected by the people in one out of 435 Congressional districts. When he says he will see if Donald Trump will come toward HIS positions on policy before endorsing and supporting him, I wonder if he realizes that the reason Trump is the nominee is because Republicans are really mad at the Washington insiders that Ryan represents.
This is no time for hubris from members of Congress whose approval rating is 12 percent. It's time for humility, contrition and repentance for squandering the majority and continuing to fund Planned Parenthood; approve the Iran deal; push for Syrian refugee relocation; raise the debt ceiling; allow moves forward for Obamacare, open immigration, and cuts in Social Security; and lead the charge to give Obama a trade deal that the majority of Republicans hate.
Instead of asking Donald Trump to accept the policies that Republicans reject, maybe Trump should ask Congressional Republicans to do some math on the votes and realize that Trump has received more votes at this point in the process than McCain in 2008 or Romney in 2012. Trump surely wants to have the support of the elected Republicans, but it’s the elected Republicans who should want the support of the party’s nominee, who when he wins and sends Hillary packing, will be the head of the Republican Party.
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