With finger pointing running rampant in Trumpworld over the ignominious defeat of the TrumpCare turd sandwich, there's one individual on the receiving end of most of the fingers: Squeaker of the House Paul "Lyin'" Ryan. Ryan has spent the better part of his career in Congress peddling the notion that he was a man of "big ideas," if you consider converting Ayn Rand's dystopian, juvenile gibberish into "policy" as "big ideas." Strangely, he's still considered by many in the Beltway media to be a "policy wonk" when none of his plans have emerged without being discredited. As a former White House official notes:
Paul Ryan's great skill is making the media think he is good at policy and legislating when is actually an amateur at both— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 25, 2017
As we noted Sunday, incompetent sociopath Donald "Rump" Trump has even used a Fux surrogate to call for Ryan's resignation as Speaker. Of course Rump would like nothing better than to pass the blame for his failure on to someone else, even though he has been the main "repeal and replace" voice for the last two years by far. Rump campaigned on delivering cheaper, better health insurance in almost every stump speech, seeming to relish the idea of personally destroying President Obama's main domestic legacy.
We hope the turmoil between the White (Supremacist) House and House Rethuglicans and Ryan continues to deepen and expand, threatening their reactionary and malicious agenda. However, it's not clear that Ryan will be stepping down as Speaker any time soon, since he wants his fingerprints on the upcoming corporate and plutocrat tax giveaway package that he's been salivating over for years. Even if he were to step aside, there's this consideration for House Rethugs:
Strategist: Paul Ryan is "probably safe as Speaker because nobody particularly wants to be Henry VIII’s next wife” https://t.co/HPBNCO1niF— Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) March 25, 2017
(Image: "Woman, I shall grasp thee by the demesne 'twixt your thighs...stop, where goest thou?")