JAMES NIILER | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Ronald Reagan once said the “most terrifying” words in the English language were, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”
It’s been decades since Reagan uttered this pithy and still-accurate phrase, but now it’s in need of an update. Today’s phrase might be better rendered as, “I’m from the globalist Establishment, and I’m here to help.” Paul Ryan, we’re looking at you.
Why Ryan? Perhaps because he broke Reagan’s other famous saying, the so-called ‘Eleventh Commandment’ (“Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican”) time and time again during then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign?
Perhaps because after years of attempting to overturn Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, the House under his leadership, even while it now possesses a majority, is blithely unable to do so?
Perhaps because he seemed to be at times openly campaigning for the enemy, Hillary Clinton?
All of this information is readily available and has been widely publicized. Therefore, why Ryan is still considered a ‘hero’ to the Conservative Movement is beyond me.
There is a reason why Ryan’s tired ‘Better Way’ is failing, and a reason why Trump’s populist nationalism is rising: the American public is looking for someone who stands up for their own interests, rather than the interests of the globalist Establishment and the international Left.
Indeed, because of Ryan’s monetary ties to these groups, he is fatally compromised, and is a thorn in the side to the American Right. Like the snake in the poem recited time and time again by Trump on the campaign trail, conservatives should know damn well Ryan is a snake – so why do they continue to let him speak at CPAC, run the House and take money from pedophiles?
Likely, we will never know. Fangirling over failed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate, a man who leads the Conservative Movement yet takes money from the Left, apparently makes one blissfully unable to detect sabotage.
Until conservatives wake up and disavow Paul Ryan, they will continue to doom themselves into irrelevancy. But then again, no one expects the Conservative Movement to possess any large amount of political sense, anyway.