No, it is not Donald J. Trump.
It’s the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, (R-WI).
For all the hysteria over The Donald in certain quarters, he won the presidential nomination the old fashioned way; he earned it by talking to the American people about what is going haywire in their country.
He farmed his political harvest right in the center of the concerns of not only Republicans and conservatives, but of many working class Americans. He speaks their lingo on issue after issue, and he spits in the eye of political correctness.
Mr. Trump may be overly exuberant, even outlandish and then some at times. He may make some folks cringe, and he may infuriate the snowflake generation. But his “America First” campaign is within a whisker of Hillary Clinton in the polls and there is little doubt that he will be like a Doberman Pinscher with a new shoe in the fall campaign; he bites and he won’t let go.
Instead, the long-term danger to Republicans and conservative movement is the entrenched, corrupt Congress and their army of lobbyists and corporatists who have spent the last few decades telling the grassroots one thing to get elected, while doing exactly the opposite in office.
Officially the party is now largely a gaggle of globalists and internationalists, whose mindset is trans-national, not national, and who see no danger at all in America becoming submerged as merely one more nation among many.
There is no more radical and dangerous proponent of the internationalist world view than Paul Ryan. Over the past year, I have written numerous unflattering articles on Speaker Ryan, the essential summary of which is that the Speaker is a zealot – an extremist advocate for the “any willing worker” concept that proposes that the world labor market should be a free for all; any laborer in any profession should be free to come and go at a willing price anywhere, anytime. (Of course, as with all such agreements, only the U.S. ends up honoring any deal as written.)
Speaker Ryan is also the most passionate promoter of the so-called free trade agreements, especially the new Trans Pacific Partnership, a monster 3,000+ page treaty that we are officially pretending isn’t a treaty, written by lawyers and international bureaucrats, and of which only about 10% of the text even deals with trade.
TPP poses an impending threat not only to working class American’s and their families, and independent businesses, but on the Constitutional order of the nation itself.
The remaining 90% of the TPP cedes incredible control of the nation’s affairs and its future way of life over to international tribunals, many members of which will come from countries run by thinly disguised despots and international thugs.
To put it plainly; the Constitution and the TPP cannot co-exist. One must recede in power and the other must gain that power.
The Bill of Rights, and the foundational control of the nation’s borders and its ability to adjust and accommodate the economy and the culture to any circumstances would be greatly reduced. Consumer advocacy and protections, environmental control, the labor force, immigration, and the ability to redress grievances would all be directly impacted by the TPP.
Ironically the Speaker is all fired up on A Better Way, a policy collection of Republican answers and proposals to some of the nation’s most vexing social and economic issues. The first policy paper was released with a thud recently and is a blueprint to what the nation should do to fight poverty.
It is almost satirical because this is the man who wants to increase all immigration dramatically, including seasonal and professional work visas for potentially unlimited immigrants from all over the world (many of whom will stay forever once here, if past history is a guide); he supports importing even more Muslim refugees even though we can’t even properly document or assimilate those who are already here; and he is for wide open borders and amnesty. All against the backdrop of middle income wages falling dramatically, total middle income employment dropping, and depression era level unemployment and underemployment – especially in the poorest of America’s towns and cities.
So, the question is, how can we reform welfare and break the cycle of government dependency while at the same time importing low skilled, low wage workers, encouraging illegal immigration and allowing “anchor babies,” and fundamentally stripping wealth from the diminishing middle class?
The answer, of course, is in the question.
On August 9th, Mr. Ryan will face a primary challenge from a feisty businessman in Wisconsin’s 1st District, Paul Nehlen. The motorcycle riding executive is aggressively pointing out to the voters that the Speakers words back home, don’t match his actions in Washington. Whether or not Mr. Nehlen can win against the entrenched Speaker, his corporatist crony friends, and his wife’s family fortune is another issue – but Mr. Nehlen is showing the way in how to attack the other internationalist dead-weights in Congress.
The rest of the country has plenty of members in Congress who side with Speaker Ryan while they go home and pretend to be actual conservatives. Unfortunately, not many have such an aggressive primary opponent as Mr. Ryan.
In Northern Virginia, as an example, first term Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA, 10) talked up the conservative game and credentials while campaigning for office; and now continually ranks lower than some Democrats on various scorecards (CR rating F). Like Speaker Ryan, with whom she is close, she votes the internationalist, globalist line, beholden to no one except the Chamber of Commerce and transnational corporations. Also following the lead of Mr. Ryan and others, she can hardly hide her disdain for Mr. Trump.
Reasonable people can disagree on what Mr. Trump can or will be able to do if elected President. But we already know who the most dangerous member of the GOP is; and it ain’t Donald J. Trump.