How our great nation has been saddled with the bizarre, truly strange individuals we have in Congressional leadership – on both sides of the aisle – ranks right up there with Bigfoot, Area 51, and other mysteries of our time.
Ryan is every bit the radical that Obama is, except heâ€™s got an â€œRâ€ next to his name. He was for TARP and all the other wild spending after the crash â€“ most of it thrown down a rat hole. He presented a â€œconservativeâ€ budget that was all the fancy around town that increased spending and grew big government, and was a crony capitalistâ€™s dream. Thatâ€™s all bad enough.
But his views on immigration, American identity, nationhood and internationalism are truly frightening. With the equally radical Democrat, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) looking on with pride, Breitbart News has run a series of videos (here is one) of Ryan in 2013 that should disqualify this man from any position, much less one that is third in line to the Presidency.
Ryan extols a vision of a border-less America, where American citizens have to fight for their jobs with â€“ this is not a joke â€“ anyone in the world! No borders, no immigration quotas; a free-for-all where any company can hire anyone for any job â€“ regardless of where they go to get that person.
And now, King Ryan has told House Republicans that if they want him as Speaker that they must submit to his four demands, set aside their own constituentsâ€™ best interests, and not rock the boat. Itâ€™s like high school.
But, Ryan has his supporters, perhaps enough to pull this off. Our own Northern Virginia Representative, self-identified conservative, â€œAmnestyâ€ Barbara Comstock, gives Ryan the thumbs up. But not for substantive, constitutional reasons.
We need a new law: Mandatory Rorschach tests and remedial â€œConstitution 101â€ classes for anyone running for Congress.