Paul Ryan was a total failure as Speaker of the House. I did not agree with all the double crosses Ryan pulled on Freedom Loving Americans by promoting big and intrusive government while claiming he was for limiting government spending, limiting the role of government, and supporting the Constitution. Even though I have no respect for Ryan and his deceitful tactics, that is not the reason I view him as a failed Speaker. Those are the reasons I view him as a skilled “useful idiot” of the Collectivist agenda.
Ryan failed as House Speaker because he continued to run the House in the same way Pelosi ran the House. Ryan criticized Pelosi for the very same tactics he employed as Speaker. Of course, why would we expect anything different from Ryan. It is difficult to remember when Ryan did what he said he would do.
Ryan criticized Pelosi running the house in secret. He also denounced her for passing huge bills without giving the members of the house adequate time to read much less digest what was in the bill. Ryan did not publicly state that the bill must be passed to learn what was in the bill, but that is exactly what he did. Ryan denounced Pelosi because she would not allow amendments to bills or even allow debates and discourse on the floor concerning bills. Ryan did exactly the same. Bills were not debated and developed in committee with the public testifying but were Pelosied by trusted party members behind closed doors.
Ryan denounced Pelosi on the way budgets became a thing of the past and omnibus continuing resolutions the normal way of doing business with totally unrelated and politically sensitive issues being buried in these massive bills.
Ryan failed miserably as House Speaker because there was no difference as to how the House was run under him than how it was run under Pelosi and frankly under Boehner. All three of these people were more concerned with party politics than they were with running the House in an orderly manner; using committees to write bills including the budget, conducting meaningful and open discussions with amendments to the bills being voted on, and limiting the scope of a bill by requiring that only issues pertinent to the essence of the topic of the bill be included.
Yes, Ryan failed. If the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) regain the majority in the House, expect more of the same. If the Republicans maintain the majority, we will see if the Republican party is truly concerned for the well being of the United States and elect a Speaker who will conduct the people’s business in an open and transparent way, forcing individual Representatives to vote on specific issues as opposed to voting on huge omnibus bills with all issues included. If somebody like Kevin McCarthy is elected to be Speaker, nothing will change. Let us hope the Republicans will put country above party.