Paul Ryan Talks Democratic Opposition, "Ease" Of Having Republican Back In White House

The political environment remains incredibly strained and somewhat toxic, and that, unfortunately, doesn’t seem like it will be changing anytime soon. While bickering between the Left and the Right is nothing new, there’s something quite different about it these days. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to trace that back to the election of President Donald Trump. The 2016 presidential election was one of the most contentious in modern history, and it produced a pretty stunning result - depending upon your perspective.

Those on the Left are having a seriously hard time coming to terms with things. As such, the general strategy from the Left is to portray Trump as an awful president that solely sought to be elected for nefarious reasons. In addition, there have been an endless amount of conspiracy theories making the rounds that attempt to tie Trump to some sort of elaborate conspiracy in which Russia influenced the election results.

Add it all up, and the anti-Trump brigade’s efforts are growing to be quite tired and transparent. As House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) sees it, it’s all adding up to some serious chinks in the armor of the Democratic Party.

“I think the left is out of gas. I think they just basically decided resist, resist, resist. They want government-run health care. Government-run health care is collapsing as we speak. It’s not working. So what are we doing?” Ryan said. “We’re replacing it with a law that will actually work. Anthem BlueCross BlueShield just said you pass this law, it’s going to stabilize the market, it’s going to bring down prices. It will get more plans being offered to people.”

Ryan made his comments while appearing on “Fox & Friends,” and he also indicated that the attempt to paint Trump and his administration as the gang that can’t shoot straight is really far off the mark. As he sees it, things are much better now that Trump is in charge.

"Oh, I think it's easier. It's easier but also it's exciting and it gives you optimism because you have a chance of doing things," he said. "With President Trump, the sky's the limit. I mean, the Senate is a razor thin majority. That is a very tight majority. But we have this opportunity and we just cannot blow it."

We’ll have to wait and see about the sky being the limit, as Trump is having some serious trouble advancing his agenda in spite of the majority in the Senate and the House. Ryan said it himself: "we just cannot blow it." It’s way too early in the Trump administration to judge that, but a failure to affect some real changes would be a monumental blunder.

That’s the real meat of the Democrat’s obstructionist tactics. Whether you like the tactics or not, they’ve proven to be successful, and the White House and GOP leadership needs to seize back control of the overall narrative. That’s easier said than done, especially when the vast majority of mainstream outlets swing hard to the Left. The political environment remains incredibly strained and somewhat toxic, and that, unfortunately, doesn’t seem like it will be changing anytime soon. While bickering between the Left and the Right is nothing new, there’s something quite different about it these days. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to trace that back to the election of President Donald Trump. The 2016 presidential election was one of the most contentious in modern history, and it produced a pretty stunning result - depending upon your perspective.

Those on the Left are having a seriously hard time coming to terms with things. As such, the general strategy from the Left is to portray Trump as an awful president that solely sought to be elected for nefarious reasons. In addition, there have been an endless amount of conspiracy theories making the rounds that attempt to tie Trump to some sort of elaborate conspiracy in which Russia influenced the election results.

Add it all up, and the anti-Trump brigade’s efforts are growing to be quite tired and transparent. As House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) sees it, it’s all adding up to some serious chinks in the armor of the Democratic Party.

“I think the left is out of gas. I think they just basically decided resist, resist, resist. They want government-run health care. Government-run health care is collapsing as we speak. It’s not working. So what are we doing?” Ryan said. “We’re replacing it with a law that will actually work. Anthem BlueCross BlueShield just said you pass this law, it’s going to stabilize the market, it’s going to bring down prices. It will get more plans being offered to people.”

Ryan made his comments while appearing on “Fox & Friends,” and he also indicated that the attempt to paint Trump and his administration as the gang that can’t shoot straight is really far off the mark. As he sees it, things are much better now that Trump is in charge.

"Oh, I think it's easier. It's easier but also it's exciting and it gives you optimism because you have a chance of doing things," he said. "With President Trump, the sky's the limit. I mean, the Senate is a razor thin majority. That is a very tight majority. But we have this opportunity and we just cannot blow it."

We’ll have to wait and see about the sky being the limit, as Trump is having some serious trouble advancing his agenda in spite of the majority in the Senate and the House. Ryan said it himself: "we just cannot blow it." It’s way too early in the Trump administration to judge that, but a failure to affect some real changes would be a monumental blunder.

That’s the real meat of the Democrat’s obstructionist tactics. Whether you like the tactics or not, they’ve proven to be successful, and the White House and GOP leadership needs to seize back control of the overall narrative. That’s easier said than done, especially when the vast majority of mainstream outlets swing hard to the Left.

Source: CBS, Breitbart
Photo: EPA/Michael Reynolds

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