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The Freedom Caucus to support but not endorse Paul Ryan

October 22, 2015

 Well that did not take long. I no sooner finished my post on the possibility that the Freedom Caucus was poised to end Paul Ryan’s bid to replace John Boehner as the Speaker of the House when the grumblings started that the Freedom Caucus was starting to waver.

  In what seems like a very short period of time the Freedom Caucus member support climbed from somewhere around 25% to a super-majority of support after the Chamber of Commerce intervened. Here is more:

Hard-line conservatives cleared a path Wednesday for Rep. Paul Ryan to become House speaker when some of his most disgruntled fellow Republicans signaled that they would support his bid for the top job.

The decision to back Ryan by the House Freedom Caucus, a group of nearly 40 lawmakers that has risen in power and stature since its founding this year, came after the Ways and Means Committee chairman spent much of his day courting its support.

    So a super-majority of these so-called “hard-line conservatives,” these men of strong conviction, suddenly changed their opposition to Paul Ryan after the Chamber of Commerce stepped in, and we are still supposed to believe the establishment Republicans give a damn about you or I or what we think about them? The Chamber of Commerce spoke and the Freedom Caucus fell in line.

  However the Freedom Caucus stopped short of actually endorsing Paul Ryan:

The group stopped short of an official endorsement, which would have required 80 percent support, but members said a “supermajority” of the caucus would back a Ryan bid for speaker.

 paul-ryan I see it thusly: the Freedom Caucus does not have the courage of its convictions. Having stated widespread opposition to Paul Ryan the Chamber of Commerce stepped in (probably in support of Paul Ryan because of his support of amnesty) and convinced enough members to support the former vice-president, but the Freedom Caucus purposely stopped short of the 80% threshold to avoid making a public and official statement of endorsement, hoping to keep it on the down-low. I cannot think of anything more cowardly…

  Of course Paul Ryan said that without an official endorsement from the Freedom Caucus he would not run for the Speakership so now we will find out if he has more conviction than the so-called “hard-line conservatives” in the Freedom Caucus. 

  This is all a charade if you ask me; in this game Paul Ryan plays the role of reluctant leader who has to be persuaded to give up what he really wants to do in order to step up to the plate. Because he feels a duty and believes it is in the best interest of the United States he puts aside his personal aspirations. What a hero!

  It is all a chess game being played behind the veil and we are all the pawns. The interesting thing about chess is that sometimes the pawns can be the most valuable pieces in the game because they can be moved into a position where they can be sacrificed for the greater good…

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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  1. October 22, 2015 6:04 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • October 22, 2015 6:29 am

      Thank you again.

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      • October 22, 2015 10:08 am

        You’re welcome.

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  2. petermc3 permalink
    October 22, 2015 6:30 am

    The only parties true to their convictions in this game are the puppet masters.

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    • October 22, 2015 6:31 am

      So true!

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  3. lou222 permalink
    October 22, 2015 9:20 am

    Doesn’t he also want to be a Speaker that can NOT be removed, as well? I read they were not going to support him and now they are. They are starting to sound like the other side,,,,oh wait, they are all ONE! So, now they will support him BUT will not endorse him,,,hmmmmm. In the end, isn’t it all one and the same? Is everyone else as sick as I am of all the crap that we are having to endure because stupid people wanted to feel good and elect Obama TWICE?

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    • October 22, 2015 11:56 am

      As long as people feel good about themselves Lou, isn’t that all it’s about! Irregardless of how immoral, unethical or perverted they are. From the top down it goes, the worse being on the top, in an upside down world that prefers the ‘lie’ over Truth (which doesn’t make them feel good about themselves because it shows their rotten to the core).

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      • October 22, 2015 8:30 pm

        Exactly Zip, feeling good is all that matters to these people. But it is what is in the heart that matters: “For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.”

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      • October 22, 2015 8:48 pm

        Apropos Steve. And in this case it goes with: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
        That’s why there is no transparency. Only fabrications and cover-ups.
        OT, I see that Hilly is smiling like she knows she has the gold (presidency), regardless of the evident.

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      • October 23, 2015 5:28 am

        Thanks Zip. I watched a clip of her while she was reading one of the emails from Chris Stevens and she got this little smile on her face and then said she could see him laughing as he typed it because it was a joke. It was not a joke and she knows it but this falls into what you shared: her heart is deceitful!

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    • October 22, 2015 8:26 pm

      They are one in the same to me Lou but they think they can sneak this through without us seeing what they are up to. They have disdain for the voters and they think we are too stupid to see through their game. They may be doing this behind the veil, but the veil is not that thick!

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 23, 2015 6:56 am

        I guess he is in, well at least, he is running for Speaker and the 3 groups of Republicans, might not endorse, but will support him. Just another piece of the puzzle put in place for our control.

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      • October 23, 2015 6:59 pm

        Exactly, and whatever happened to his threat not to run if they all didn’t endorse him? What a phony, he planned on running all along.

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  4. lou222 permalink
    October 22, 2015 9:22 am

    OT, does anyone own a Keurig? If so, was it fun to have to begin with and now not used much? I am pretty frugal with money and kind of want one, but need to justify getting it. I know this is not in with the problems of the day, but would like to know your thoughts, then I will get back to the important stuff.

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    • petermc3 permalink
      October 22, 2015 10:43 am

      Save your money Lou. I gave mine away. It’s expensive, it’s work and time consumingmaking one cup at a time. Paraphrasing BB King the thrill is gone rather quickly.

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 22, 2015 12:24 pm

        I kind of thought that, Peter!

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    • October 22, 2015 8:32 pm

      My son has one and he loves it because he likes different flavors of coffee so he can have a couple of cups of different brew depending on what he feels like and does not have to worry about making a pot. I use it when we run out of coffee but I am a plain old black coffee guy so I just use a regular coffee maker.

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 23, 2015 6:59 am

        We make pot after pot in Mr. Coffee, so guess it would be “convenient”, but maybe that just is not for me. I like my tea, as well. I will probably pass on getting one. See how easily I talk myself out of BUYING something? I am so low maintenance! Haha.

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      • October 23, 2015 7:00 pm

        I just have coffee in the morning before work, after that I don’t have the coffee pot on.

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  5. October 22, 2015 10:02 am

    I was under the impression that Ryan was wanting the endorsement of all caucuses. The way things are shaping up with the Freedom caucus, he is not going to get their endorsement because too many of them oppose him. Is he backing down on the absolute position of unanimous endorsement?

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    • October 22, 2015 8:33 pm

      That is what he said but apparently he lied because it is being reported he is going to run. What a phony!

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  6. lou222 permalink
    October 22, 2015 11:32 am

    OT, I am trying to listen to the questioning of Clinton while cooking…it is going “as usual”, Hillary is in such control and her cheering squad behind are smiling at times…Sheila Jackson-Lee is to her right (our left) watching or trying to be SEEN, she is such a camera hog. David Kendell, Clintons main attorney is to her left (our right). Cummings did not disappoint me in his ranking member opening speech, yuck. I imagine that nothing will come from this, the Republicans, so far, as being nice to her, well maybe Peter Roskam, from Illinois, was not letting her not answer questions. However, she rambles on and is using up time, figured that would happen.

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    • petermc3 permalink
      October 22, 2015 11:58 am

      This dog and pony show will seal the election for her…just as both sides planned it. This is important since Obama won’t have to plan in declaring Marshall law once he’s sure she has the election sewn up. Next stop: Von Ryan’s express.

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    • lou222 permalink
      October 22, 2015 12:23 pm

      Rep. Pompeo from Kansas really had Clinton flustered! She was bristling! Ha!

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      • petermc3 permalink
        October 22, 2015 12:29 pm

        Her fat slob sob sister cheerleader Ms Sanchez has just rescued Ponderosa ass. They’re back on track and on offense once again.

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 22, 2015 2:19 pm

        Jordon was not easy on her, but Cummings had to get in one his shouting/bully attitudes with Gowdy before I turned it off…..I dislike him and he is so predictable

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    • October 22, 2015 8:34 pm

      I haven’t seen any of it yet but I might try to watch a couple of clips before I go to work in the morning.

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 23, 2015 7:04 am

        I tried to hang in there off and on yesterday. She kept her cool and she had the total backing of the left. They apologized for that BAD RIGHT and talked off topic about other things. The Right was abusive and badgering, or so they say, but damn, they want the truth, that is not too much to ask. And, as usual Cumings pulled his “angry” face out. You know what pisses me off the most is the lives that were lost! The left is not concerned about them, only to protecting their queen. She lied and there are alot of “untruths”, but that will not matter. The media will come out in her favor, if they have not already this morning. Plus, Clinton said she does not care what anybody thinks of her. She is flying high today!!!!

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      • October 23, 2015 7:01 pm

        Sounds like about how I thought it would go, sounds like I didn’t miss much.

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  7. October 22, 2015 9:59 pm

    In the video, Ryan begins by adopting a left-wing narrative about GOP voters and suggesting that their opposition to mass migration is fueled by “ignorance.” Ryan rejects the idea that America is “a country”— i.e. a land with a fixed border and heritage—but instead an “idea” since ideas don’t have borders.In the wide-ranging 53 minute video, which took place in Chicago, both Gutierrez and Ryan outline their shared plan for adopting open borders: that is, a national policy of allowing companies to bring in and hire as many foreign workers as they would like. This “free movement” of people across national boundaries is the centerpiece of the open borders ideology to which Ryan has devoted much of his career.

    We want to have a system where people can come here and work– go back and forth if they want to… so that we have an open door to the people who want to come and contribute to our country, who want to come and make a difference in their families’ lives, and our economy… That’s why we have all of these various principles that we agree work if we put this together… and that’s why it’s very encouraging to see Republicans and Democrats coming together on this issue.

    We are done. Sold out once more.

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    • October 23, 2015 5:31 am

      Thanks for sharing that info. It sounds pretty one world government-ish to me and it is pretty scary because this seems to be where we are headed with the CoC in control of the Republican party.

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    • lou222 permalink
      October 23, 2015 7:26 pm

      Hey, if that is how they want it, guess we will just leave our doors open and the keys in the car ignition,….they might want to share OUR stuff as well…..IN A PIGS EYE!!

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    • lou222 permalink
      October 23, 2015 8:24 pm

      Bunker, correct me if I am wrong, but is Ryan supposed to be an improvement over Boehner? Well, maybe at least he is not a “crier”, so that would be an improvement. Other than that, I got nothing!

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      • October 23, 2015 8:59 pm

        No, he will form a coalition with the Dems I am afraid.

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      • October 24, 2015 6:38 am

        I don’t see him as am improvement either but that is how they are going to portray him. He is already making statements about how the GOP has to stop just being obstructionist and that has me worried.

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 24, 2015 9:17 am

        The Republicans are ALWAYS the ones at fault, even the Republicans think so…..how screwed up is that?

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      • October 24, 2015 2:49 pm

        They keep losing because conservatives stay home yet they will not nominate the more conservative candidate because they think he or she cannot win. They apparently will never learn…

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 24, 2015 3:40 pm

        Yes, I guess we just need to shut up and take our medicine, right? Tell me how the Republicans (other than a handful) are any different than the Democrats? I guess we should say what Hillary said “at this point, what difference does it make?” That should cover our bases and we can stop wondering if we are going to pull out of this vast swirling, down the tubes spiral….I kind of think that answer will be a big NO!
        I have friends that will not vote for Trump IF he is the candidate….so that pretty much sums it up, they would rather have Clinton and she WILL be the candidate, she has earned that right and it is hers for the taking. Sanders will have a nice cushy place in the Administration or at least be promised a place. However, in the end he will be shoved aside as a useful idiot that played their game, but it is a “no win”, so he will have been used and tossed, like numerous people in the Clintons past. I fail to see how others cannot remember this, but guess they have a very short attention span.

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      • October 25, 2015 6:40 am

        Clinton will be the nominee because that is who the establishment wants and in a normal election period Jeb would also be the nominee for the same reason. But Trump has changed the dynamics because he cannot be suffocated out of the race due to a lack of funds therefor he is in for the long term. Personally I don’t think Trump can win the Presidency but if enough people have finally said enough is enough he could pull it off.

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 25, 2015 7:14 am

        If it is Trump, I WILL vote for him, at least he is forceful enough to maybe bring the USA back to its’ former status. We know what will happen with others. Cruz, I like and maybe for a VP at the moment. Carson, I still cannot see in the Presidential Category, but would love to have him in the Administration. West would be a plus as would Napolitano if we could ever get the Judge to commit to it. On the other side, it WILL be Clinton unless somehow they pull it off and jail that woman for all the stuff she has done. I do not see that happening, but will keep up with thinking it might. Even if we could pull off winning, there is still that pesky voter fraud that will pop its’ head out of works and start ticking up the votes that should never be. We have seen it before. I hesitate to say it, but wouldn’t it be nice if the Republicans played the same game that the Democrats play? I am not saying it is right, but at what point do you just throw in the towel and try and beat them at their OWN game? That may be the only way to do it.

        I watched FOX news last night with Bret interviewing the 3 contractors that were there during Benghazi trying to help that wrote the book on the 13 hours of the attack. I still feel they are the ones telling the truth and NOT Clinton. Why do others not see it? You can see the pain as they speak, at least they still have feelings, unlike Clinton. I hope that Gowdy has something of a miracle up his sleeve that he has not played yet. I know at the hearing, right at the last he brought up about Sid Blumenthal and we had not heard the last about his emails, Clinton got a “look” on her face she tried to hide, but I think it might have been fear. We can only hope!

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  8. lou222 permalink
    October 23, 2015 7:11 am

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/10/22/blue-state-blues-top-9-revelations-from-the-benghazi-hearings/

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    • October 23, 2015 7:35 am

      Thanks for that, Lou. I simply cannot watch her or my head will explode. I’m even having trouble reading articles about it, I’m just so darn mad about this entire situation. Benghazi, hilLIARy’s crimes, and that she seems to be the top contender for our Country’s highest elected office. Completely blows my mind!

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 23, 2015 8:45 am

        I know, Laura, as are most the rest of us. They are going to push until she has the Presidency, we know that. I like Trey Gowdy and Jim Jordan and Mike Pompeo and think they did a good job yesterday, but I was ready Drudge and he thinks Clinton was on some drugs to calm her down…guess that might be one reason she did not have an outburst. As someone sitting on the sidelines, I would have had alot more questions…they should have let the families of the VICTIMS come up with questions they wanted answered. I wonder if Clinton could have kept her cool then!

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 23, 2015 8:54 am

        Sorry, Laura, did not proof read, meant that I was “reading” Drudge. I started hearing a shit load of sirens sounding off and the husband had just left, so had to call him to make sure he was not in an accident. He answered, but said he saw alot of emergency vehicles headed towards our area….guess once an EMT always an EMT, my head starts swiveling and eyes and ears start scanning and listening to figure out what is happening…I still go into adrenaline rush mode.

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    • October 23, 2015 7:04 pm

      Thanks Lou, I am with Laura here because this is how I knew it would go and it is disheartening to think that the American people do not have a problem with any of this. It is hard to see a way out of the problems we face when so many people are just ambivalent.

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  9. lou222 permalink
    October 23, 2015 5:17 pm

    Not sure if I posted this before, or if someone else did, but guess it needs to be watched again, it is a good summary of what happened:

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    • October 23, 2015 7:04 pm

      Thanks for sharing it Lou, I think I did post it once.

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      • lou222 permalink
        October 23, 2015 8:26 pm

        I thought you had, but in the event you had not and to summarize Benghazi again, well, I just did it. Remember, I have slept since it was posted and that is my excuse. 😉

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      • October 24, 2015 6:39 am

        It doesn’t hurt to keep reminding people and you can never go wrong with posting Mr. Whittle.

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