I clearly remember several years ago, when John Boehner, then Republican Speaker of the House, who became Speaker after the Democrats, under Nancy Pelosi FELL in the 2010 Election, when Boehner, under a lot of pressure just before he was FORCED to resign in 2015, for not even coming close to living up to the Promises he and the Republicans made to their ELECTORS, when he said . . . “DON’T CALL US RINOS”.
BOEHNER . . . Hated being called a RINO, because it was exactly what and who he is and was . . . A REPUBLICAN IN NAME ONLY!
That was at the same time when Paul Ryan . . . RELUCTANTLY (supposedly) became the House Speaker for the Republicans, to the great pleasure of MOST Conservatives, who believed that under Ryan’s leadership, things in the House would Change.
Before I write about Paul Ryan, and why I believe he deserves all the DERISION Trump throws at him, do you remember all the times over the years, when I’ve written that the Democrats and the Republicans were effectively just different sides to the same coin?
Yesterday . . . I wrote that the only difference between the Members of Congress in the House and in the Senate, between Democrats and Republicans . . . really only came down to which PIPER they Marched to, which wasn’t said as a casual comment.
As usual, Boehner TEARED-UP during his farewell appearance before Congress, before handing the Gavel to Ryan, and seemed to Ride into the Sunset. So let me tell you what was lying in wait for Boehner in the Sunset.
BOEHNER WENT FROM CONGRESS . . . to becoming a serious player in the THIRD LARGEST LOBBYING FIRM IN AMERICA. The Firm that makes HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of Dollars Lobbying people like John Boehner used to be. This massive Lobbying Firm is called Squire Patton Boggs. Look it up, it is incredibly impressive and powerful.
Boehner also makes a Ton of Money sitting on the Board of Reynolds American, which is America’s Second Largest Tobacco Producer. These things don’t just happen in a vacuum.
SO . . . You have to ask yourself this question . . . why would such a Huge and Powerful Lobbying Firm like Squire Patton Boggs, hire the Former Speaker of the House? And why would the Former Speaker of the House go to work for a Lobbying Firm that Manipulates the Government and the Political System?
After Ryan became the Speaker of the House, to the great pleasure of the Republican’s Conservative Supporters, a strange thing happened on the way to the Capital Building, Ryan FORGOT whom he represented. And he FORGOT the PROMISES he and the Republicans made to the People for him and them to get there.
Under the LEADERSHIP of Paul Ryan, his House passed the SINGLE LARGEST SPENDING BILL in American History, effectively giving Obama everything Obama asked for.
When asked how he (Ryan) could have possibly BETRAYED the Republican Base in this Manner, Paul Ryan explained that he had NO CHOICE, that the deal was more or less made before he took Office.
SO . . . not only did Ryan LIE to the People who got him and the rest of the Republicans Elected to the House, he also INSULTED their Intelligence by sloughing the BLAME onto the man (Boehner) who was no longer there, who set off into the Sunset, to do exactly what the American People HATE THE MOST.
I understand why Ryan and MOST of the Republican House Members and Politicians in the Senate don’t want to support Trump. It isn’t because of Trump’s BOORISH Behavior, or Braggadocios Temperament, or Trump’s History with Women, or because he doesn’t want to release his Tax Records . . . It’s because Trump knows who and what the Politicians are, AND HE’S NOT ONE OF THEM.
AND THEY’RE TERRIFIED . . . justifiably so, because, if Trump becomes President of the United States of America, and does even a Fraction of what he is Promising to do, THEIR GRAVY TRAIN will come to a SCREECHING HALT, because the HUGE LOBBYING FIRMS, just like the one Boehner has joined after leaving the HOUSE, will have no one to Lobby, and no one to spend their MILLIONS of Dollars on, buying Votes and Favors.
The system really is RIGGED . . . from the Top-Down. The Tax Codes are the Piece of Crap they are, because they are set-up by the High and Mighty, so they don’t have to pay Taxes, while the Lowly Peons, who the Politicians like to call the Middle Class, who can barely make ends meet as it is, pay the shot for everyone.
IF CONGRESS REALLY WANTED TO CHANGE THE TAX CODES . . . and make them really FAIR, so that RICH and WELL CONNECTED people like Crooked Hillary, her DEPLORABLE & IRREDEEMABLE Husband, and her Spoiled Rotten Daughter, would pay no less and no more in Taxes on a Percentage Basis than anyone else in the United States of America, they can do it with the simple signing of a Pen in Congress.
I DON’T SUSPECT THAT TRUMP . . . is really going to mess all that much with the TAX CODES, but with him, who knows?
I DO KNOW that Ted Cruz was keen on wiping out the current Tax Codes, as were a few others, who campaigned for the Nomination to lead the Republican Party. And in the case of Cruz, I am absolutely certain, that is one of the reasons amongst others, which is why his own Republican Establishment SHUNNED him, because Cruz wasn’t their Team Player.
BUT CRUZ IS OUT AND TRUMP IS IN . . . and I assure you, that the Republican Insiders want Clinton to win far more than they want to see Trump in the White House, because Trump owes them NOTHING.
SO . . . when so many of the Media, and many of the Republicans suggest that Trump should ONLY be aiming his guns at Crooked Hillary, and not be firing at his own, THEY’RE AS WRONG AS ACID RAIN. Trump is FIGHTING against everyone but the People, since everyone but the People have reason to see Trump Crash & Burn.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov