Ryan Sworn In As Speaker…Will It Matter?

The one thing in Washington DC that is cheap is talk. It’s everywhere. Let’s face it, politicians love to blather. As the GEICO commercial says (which by the way stands for GOVERNMENT Employees Insurance Company), it’s what they do! Well, Paul Ryan did a nice job of it yesterday in accepting the role of Speaker of the House of Representatives, taking over from outgoing John Boehner.

Oh, Paul said all the right things. We’re going to fix what’s broken in Washington. We’re going to re-write the tax code so it’s more fair for everybody. We’re going to help students out with their student loans, we’re going to get the economy moving again, we’re going to fix the rotting healthcare system…it went on and on. And he’s going to do it with bi-partisan support, because after all, that’s what Republicans do. They reach across the aisle and seek some sort of compromise. It’s what they do.

Unfortunately, it all rang hollow in my eyes. It seemed more like a GEICO commercial than it did a political speech from a former vice presidential candidate, who finally got into the presidential succession line. Paul Ryan says the right things. Now the question is, will he actually DO the right things? I kind of doubt it.

Time and time again, we’ve seen this in politicians. They tell us they’re going to “repeal and replace Obamacare”. They tell us they’re going to hold Lois Lerner’s feet to the fire. They tell us that Hillary Clinton is going to pay for Benghazi. They tell us that they’re going to stare down Obama. They tell us a lot, and what have we learned through all of it? Talk is cheap. The real question is, what are WE going to do about it.

It’s not that I don’t doubt Paul Ryan’s sincerity. I’m sure he WANTS to do those things. But are you honestly going to tell me that Democrats in the House and Senate are going to work with anyone with an (R) next to their name? Not in this partisan atmosphere. I may have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night.

No, Paul Ryan, like most of the people in Washington, do say the right things. The problem is they never act on it. If Ryan really wants to be different…if Ryan really wants to be a Speaker that gets things done, and gets them done in a conservative way, and not just be another RINO, what we need is action. We need guts. And we need something Paul Ryan can’t provide. We need leaders across the Capitol in the Senate that have a pair of balls as well. Any 9th grader that got through Civics class can tell you that the House of Representatives can’t do squat on their own. They need the Senate to help them out to pass legislation. And they need a president who is a true leader, not some guy that likes to play golf and shoot baskets, and doesn’t care about working and playing nice with others. What we need is an overhaul that we didn’t get in 2010, and an overhaul that we didn’t get in 2012, and an overhaul that we didn’t get in 2014.

The good news is, we have a chance to finally get that overhaul in 2016…but only if 47% of Americans wake up and realize that they are being duped. Liberals fall into two categories. The first is the “save the whales” folks that want to sing Kumbayah and want to have everything all nicey-nice. And the second is the power players that want to control everything. It’s going to take the “nicey-nice” folks to wake up and get educated that there is no free lunch, there isn’t any save the whales campaign, and there isn’t “world peace”. Will they do it? I don’t think so. Because after all, when it comes to liberals… it’s what they do.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!


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