If Donald Trump becomes the president it is he who sets the agenda, not Paul Ryan.
According to Pat Buchanan:
Forty-eight hours after Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination with a smashing victory in the Indiana primary, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he could not yet support Trump.
Ryan is a congressman from Wisconsin. He has never won a statewide election. As number two on Mitt Romney’s ticket, he got waxed by Joe Biden. He was compromise choice as speaker, only after John Boehner went into in his Brer Rabbit “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” routine.
Who made Ryan the conscience of conservatism?
Who made Ryan keeper of the keys of true Republicanism?
Yes, exactly, since when did Paul Ryan command the “conservative values”? He wants open borders, supports Syrian refugees into this country, giving big bucks to the Democrats, like Obama. Just who does he work for anyway? Certainly not us, the people.
Trump “inherits something … that’s very special to a lot of us,” said Ryan, “the party of Lincoln and Reagan and Jack Kemp.”
But Trump did not “inherit” anything. He won the nomination of the Republican Party in an epic battle in the most wide-open race ever, in which Trump generated the largest turnout and greatest vote totals in the history of Republican primaries.
What is Ryan up to?
He is pandering to the Trump-hating Beltway media and claiming the leadership of a Republican establishment routed and repudiated in the primaries, not only by that half of the party that voted for Trump, but also by that huge slice of the party that voted for Ted Cruz.
The hubris here astonishes. A Republican establishment that has been beaten as badly as Carthage in the Third Punic War is now making demands on Scipio Africanus and the victorious Romans.
I’d like to know when Paul Ryan became the King of the Republican party. How dare he dictate to Trump what “his agenda” is and tell Trump he has to bow to it?
Someone should instruct Paul Ryan that losers do not make demands. They make requests. They make pleas.
Paul Ryan, in declaring that he cannot now support Trump, and imposing conditions to earn his support, has crawled out on a long limb.
Trump cannot capitulate. He has to saw it off.
This is one Private Ryan we cannot save.
Let’s hope that Trump does not capitulate to a worn out establo like Paul Ryan whose agenda does not match Trump’s. Trump wants to build a wall. Paul Ryan could have funded a wall but he did NOT.
And that is only ONE difference between the non-conservative, non-principled Ryan. Right now in my estimation Trump looks and sounds more like a conservative than Ryan. So Ryan needs to get over it and get behind Trump and stop acting like a damn fool.
To read more of Buchanan’s article: http://freedomsback.com/pat-buchanan/who-promoted-private-ryan/