Paul Ryan poked his nose into the Republican Presidential primary today condemning Donald Trump and his stand on immigration by followers of Islam. Ryan, emerging from an RNC meeting, said of Trump’s moratorium on Muslim immigration, “This is not conservatism. What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for. And more importantly, it’s not what this country stands for.” First of all Mr. Speaker, whoever wins the White House in 2016, and it may well be Trump, you will have to work with him or her for the good of this country. Weighing in now is premature regardless of your position on Trump’s comments. Further, you are badmouthing one of contenders in your own party’s primary! Maybe you want to exercise a little restraint and perhaps focus on the real dangerous positions of Clinton or Sanders.
Think Ahead! You and the RNC will need the help of the Trump supporters to maintain the lead in the Senate and House. Alienating a very large portion of the Republican base is not in your best interest. Also, keep it up and you will force Trump to run as an independent. Running for Speaker of the House could be interesting with three political parties vying for the Speaker of the House position! I said in an earlier article that Trump, in a 3 way race against Clinton and Bush, could probably get 180 electoral votes and win the presidency. Not sure any other combinations of Democrats or Republicans could do that.