Obviously this is simply my opinion of this current situation the Republican Party leadership finds themselves in. I do not dislike Mr Ryan, as far as I know he is, for a politician, a pretty straight up kind of person. Personally I had never even heard of Mr Ryan until Mr Romney chose him as a running partner in 2012. I just had a short face to face debate with my Father-in-law that I know surprised him. You see he is a hard-core Republican with a strong Christian right views, so am I so it surprised him when I took a center-est view against hard-core Conservative Tea Party actions regarding how they have been and are screwing up the Republican Party and the whole political system in Washington. This is why I am against Mr Ryan becoming the new Speaker of the House, America does not need a Speaker who will not work with both sides of the aisle. Right now in the Republican Party the Tail is wagging the Dog.
Back in 2012 when it became clear that Mr Romney was the Republican nominee the attention went to whom would he choose as a running mate. Those of you who know me you know that I have a very lousy opinion of Mr Obama so it was important to folks that feel like I do as to whom Mr Romney would choose as a running mate. Personally I was really hoping he would choose Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Here are my reasons why, in my opinion Mr Romney being a wealthy North-east Yankee white guy (to some folks this stupidity still matters), if he was going to have any chance at all to win, the worse thing he could possibly do would be to put another Yankee white male on the ticket. This is where Mr Ryan came into the picture for me. So, we all know that Mr Obama is still our President, Mr Romney and Mr Ryan went down to defeat.
Mr Ryan was the wrong person for that job (Vice President), and he is at this time, the wrong person for the Speakers job. I believe that Mr Ryan would be a great person to have a job like being the head of the Treasury Department, he seems to be a very smart and capable person. Even though my personal political views are slanted toward Christian views, thus making me a Conservative in today’s political climate. I know though that I and a huge portion of the population are sick and tired of party politics where nothing positive ever gets accomplished because of their posturing. Personally I wish that Mike Huckabee could be our next President but I know very well that he will never win that job. In our current cultures here in America a current or former Minister is never going to that Office, it is just not going to happen. Christians and Conservatives must face up to reality on the ground, we are looked at as “the bad guys” in the media because in the Republican Party has the 20% wagging the 80% and folks, that equals a sure defeat next November.
Part of my reasoning about Mr Romney needing to not choose a white northern male as a partner was my belief that the ticket had to appeal to more than northern white males if the Republicans really wanted to unseat Mr Obama. I personally don’t like it that humans care about what part of the country a person is from or what nationality a person happens to be. We can never choose what part of a country we are born in nor can we dictate what skin color we will have on us when we come out of the womb so why do we humans put stock in such things when God obviously doesn’t? But the fact on the ground in 2012 was and is, people do care, at least a lot of people do so in my opinion. Mr Romney needed a Southern or South-western running mate. Also Mr Romney did not poll well with minorities, Mr Rubio would have helped him carry a lot of America’s Hispanic voters, taking those same votes away from Mr Obama. Another factor was the fact that Florida is a huge Delegate State and it was one that Mr Romney had to win if he was going to win the Presidency, Senator Rubio would have been able to bring Florida to the Republican camp. The Republicans did not win Florida and they did not win the White House.
Mr Ryan was simply the wrong person at that time to be on the underside of that ticket. Mr Ryan was chosen because of pressure from the Conservative side of the Republican Party establishment. These same were very unhappy that Mr Romney was their candidate, they felt that he was way to Liberal. This is where Mr Ryan pops up on the national stage, odd though isn’t it, he is a Conservative who now at this moment is being undercut by people in his party that say he is not conservative enough for them. What I guess I am saying is that the Republican Party must go toward the center if they are going to be relevant in the near future. The 80% or so of the Republican Party must take control of the party from the loud and well-funded conservative side of their party if they have any interest in getting anything at all positive passed through Congress. The American people are sick and tired of the stale mate and the game playing and the Republican ‘right’ is the target getting the most blame in ‘our’ government. What I am saying is that if you as a Congressman or Senator are willing you can search for and find common ground on some bills that give you some of the things you wanted passed even though you still have a lot of things on your parties wish list yet to get accomplished. Folks, some victories are better than no victories. You know the motto ‘do no harm’, folks a gridlocked Congress is doing a lot of harm to the same human beings that you swore to protect. To me, if the Republican Party installs Mr Ryan as the Speaker of the House it is a sure sign of more gridlock to come. I personally have nothing at all against Mr Ryan, I simply believe that the more moderate Republicans need to grow a pair and the more conservative Democrats need to do the same, meet in the middle an lets start taking care of the people’s need inside our own country first then you can work outward if you can or so wish.— Well, these are just an old mans thoughts, hope it entertained you for a few moments in your busy day.