Oct. 9, 2013

GOP Road To Redemption: Paul Ryan

10/10/13 UPDATE:

The Koch Brothers sent a letter to congress and the White House yesterday walking back their involvement in the "Defund Obamacare" part of the government shutdown and their support of " Raising the Debt Limit." 

The Brothers Koch have created a monster in backing all these radical right wing Tea Party organizations and now they are having trouble holding the reins on this runaway faction in congress. This is the monster THEY created. It would greatly affect THEIR bottom line. They will lose billions if the Debt Limit is not raised and they realize it.

The Koch Brothers NEED Paul Ryan more than ever right now. See below for solutions.

10/9/13 Post:

"... this doesn't have to be another crisis. It could be a breakthrough. We have an opportunity here to pay down the national debt and jump-start the economy, if we start talking, and talking specifics, now. To break the deadlock, both sides should agree to common-sense reforms of the country's entitlement programs and tax code."
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Wall Street Journal (10/9/13)

This is how the stalemate is going to end. 

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has the ear of the radicals in the house on the right and is helping Boehner and Cantor walk back a lot of the demands the GOP has made, causing the government shutdown.

Ryan is the budget guru in Congress for the Republicans and seems to have the key that will open the government doors. Keep in mind he must walk a fine line with the Tea Party. Even though they trust and look up to him, they are wary of anyone rising to the top of their party. 

Just hours after the Op Ed in the WSJ....Ryan reiterated that he still "wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act." That is Ryan keeping the Tea Partiers at bay. These people really have to tred lightly.

President Obama is trying everything in his bag of tricks into getting the Republicans to go where they know they will eventually have to go. That is more to the center and take the "gun aimed at the American people's head" away and start negotiating whatever it is they decide really is negotiable.

The ACA is off the table as far as defunding and repealing, but it is not even close to perfect as legislation. They can all work together to improve it. At some point the nasty rhetoric congress will have to start walking back.

As of October 9, 2013 Congress has a 5% Approval rating overall. Right now there are 17 GOP House seats in play in 2014. The house could turn blue if the Tea Party takes us to the brink.

Paul Ryan could actually step up and take over the GOP if he plays his cards right. He really could be the voice of reason and keep the far right at bay.

One last Paul Ryan quote from the WSJ: "That's why I want a budget agreement—because if we don't make the tough decisions now, we'll face only tougher decisions later. We can work together. We can do some good. All it takes is leadership—and for the president to come to the table."

This is the real way it will eventually go down.