Paul Ryan on tape: ‘will never defend Donald Trump, not now, not in the future’

Paul Ryan is Donald Trump’s wolf in sheep’s clothes. Ryan thinks he will outlast Trump.Thats what happens in the swamp.They have been there for years. He should remember his buddy Rep. Cantor who was cocky enough not to even stop by his district on election day and was primaried out. This tape tells us all we need to know about Ryan. When asked about it, he admits it was his statement and it was ‘old history’

NewsMax reports House Speaker Paul Ryan is identified as the man in an October 2016 audio recording telling others he would never defend Donald Trump again.

Breitbart News said it obtained the tape recording of the man it says is Ryan talking by phone to fellow Republicans in the House. The recording was made Oct. 10, right after the controversial Access Hollywood tape of then-candidate Trump was leaked, according to the website.

“His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values,” the man identified as Ryan can be heard saying.

“There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump — not now, not in the future. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days.”

Breitbart reported the call was intended for just House Republicans, but it was unclear how many took part in the call.

On the tape, a woman can be heard opening the call, but it is unclear who she is.

More here

Hat Tip goes to Last Tradition which is a great blog… stop by if you haven’t had a chance

Nancy Pelosi ‘American people don’t want a new direction’

We couldn’t pick better leadership for the Dems. They are toying with radical Muslim Ellison for heading up the party after the old war-horse Howard Dean decided to hang it up. We have Elizabeth Warren beating the war drums. Speaking of war horses, now Nancy was re-elected for the House leadership. Her ‘debut’ on Sunday of the new look was simply amazing. The prowess of her intellectual acumen almost matched “you have to see what’s in the bill to know what’s in it.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that despite Democrats losing the House, Senate, and almost two-thirds of state houses, the American people don’t want a new direction.

The California congressman appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday and instead said the issue facing Democrats is simply a failure of communication.

DICKERSON: “The Democratic Party is in a moment of questioning about its identity. You were reelected to lead the Democrats in the House. What do you tell Democrats who want a new direction and then, go to you, what are you going to do differently?”
PELOSI: “Well, I don’t think people want a new direction. Our values unify us and our values are about supporting America’s working families. That’s one that everyone is in agreement on. What we want is a better connection of our message to working families in our country, and that clearly in the election showed that that message wasn’t coming through. But we are united in terms of the security of our country, which is our first responsibility. To be smart and strong and not reckless in how we protect the American people, strong in how we protect our economy.”

Pelosi also downplayed her party’s losses in 2010 and 2016, telling CBS’s John Dickerson “You’re forgetting that we went up so high in 2006 and 2008.”

DICKERSON: “Here’s my question, though, Democrats since 2008, the numbers are ghastly for Democrats. Democrats are down 10 percent, in the House down 19.3 percent and in governors 35 percent. The Democrats are getting clobbered at every level over multiple elections. That seems like a real crisis for the party?”
PELOSI: “You’re forgetting that we went up so high in 2006 and 2008, and let me just put that in perspective. When President Clinton was elected, Republicans came in big in the next election. When President Bush was president, we came in big in the next election. When President Obama became president, the Republicans came in big in the next election.”

Vote Tally Count Immigration funding full fiscal year

 

(Reuters) – The House of Representatives approved full fiscal-year funding for the U.S. domestic security agency on Tuesday, dealing a blow to conservative Republicans who had wanted the bill to include language blocking President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders on immigration. (167 GOPers voted no)

The House, in a 257-167 vote, backed a Senate-passed funding bill stripped of any immigration provisions, ending a bitter fight that raised new questions about House Speaker John Boehner’s ability to manage fractious conservatives and brought the agency within hours of a partial shutdown last week.

Obama has said he will sign the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which spearheads domestic counterterrorism efforts. Spending authority for the department was scheduled to end at midnight onFriday.More at Reuters

Click on “Blue” Yea and Nay below for individual votes. Added gov track link for easier to read results with breakdown by States. and party.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h109

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 109(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

H R 240      YEA-AND-NAY      3-Mar-2015      3:14 PM
QUESTION:  On Motion to Recede and Concur in the Senate Amendment
BILL TITLE: Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes

 

YEAS NAYS PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 75 167 3
DEMOCRATIC 182 6
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 257 167   9

 

Vote tally count final Keystone pipeline vote

Click on Yeas and Nays in box for individual votes. When Gov Track posts, will add that site for easier reading.

UPDATE: Gov Track link that breaks down the vote by State and Party

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h75

YEA-AND-NAY      11-Feb-2015      5:13 PM

QUESTION:  On Passage
BILL TITLE: Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

YEAS NAYS PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 241 1 2
DEMOCRATIC 29 151 8
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 270 152   10
75 11-Feb S 1 On Passage P Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act
74 11-Feb S 1 On Motion to Commit with Instructions F Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

WASHINGTON  — The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

The House voted 270-152 on Wednesday to send the bill to the president. Neither chamber has enough votes to overcome a veto.

H/T: Congress passes Keystone XL pipeline bill, sending it to Obama

The next House Speaker cry baby John Boehner?

See latest post for  vote breakdown by individual voting or link here:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h2

They call the Tea Party folks wacko birds? Conservatives don’t want an alcoholic foul mouth for Speaker of the House. Throw in a cry baby. For the back story I give you a link from an earlier post: Boehner threatens purge of member’s Committee seats if not supported 

Rep. John Boehner narrowly survived a tense vote to win a third term as House Speaker, winning the support of 216 of his colleagues.

Boehner, R-Ohio, was elected with 216 votes, but 24 Republicans voted for someone else while one voted present.

Vote Tally Count Keystone XL Pipeline passes UPDATE FAILS

Update: Here is the Senate vote. House vote at bottom of post

Nov 18 280 (59-41) Rejected On Passage of the Bill S. 2280

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 2nd Session

Click on “blue” icons below for individual votes

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On Passage of the Bill (S.2280 )
Vote Number: 280 Vote Date: November 18, 2014, 05:55 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Bill Defeated
Measure Number: S. 2280
Measure Title: A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Vote Counts: YEAs 59
NAYs 41
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

Update: Below is the House vote. 

Click on Blue Ayes  and Noes  for Individual votes below.

UPDATE:Below is the Gov Track link which breaks down votes by State and Name and much easier to view.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 5682.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2014/h519

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 519(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

H R 5682      RECORDED VOTE      14-Nov-2014      12:52 PM
QUESTION:  On Passage
BILL TITLE: To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

AYES NOES PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 221 1 11
DEMOCRATIC 31 161 9
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 252 161 1 20

President Obama MOCKS Republicans For Having No Jobs Plan. Laughs At Keystone Pipeline 7/29/13

Boehner threatens purge of member’s Committee seats if not supported

Boehner is taking no chances in being removed from his speakership. Apparently our cry baby can only remain in control under Gestapo like tactics. Back in 2012 we came within 4 votes of defeating him. Twelve brave souls voted their conscience and Boehner purged them more like a third world Government would react than a Democracy. Brave souls lost their Committee seats. Welcome to North Korea. Dissent will not be tolerated. First the latest, then the back story in 2012. Here we go:

September 19, 2014. House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner’s embarrassing reelection vote in 2013.

The rule tweak began as an informal discussion but has morphed into a concrete proposal that is beginning to circulate in the House. According to people briefed on it, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference’s nominee for House speaker—that is, the candidate chosen by a majority of the House GOP during its closed-door leadership elections in November—would be severely punished. Specifically, sources say, any dissenters would be stripped of all committee assignments for that Congress.
“There’s a real concern that there’s between 30 and 40 people that would vote against the speaker on the House floor, so they’re trying to change the conference rules to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said a GOP member familiar with the proposal.

“There are members frustrated with other members about what happened last time,” said a senior Republican.

Twelve House Republicans refused to vote for Boehner’s reelection in January 2013 at the outset of the 113th Congress. This level of dissent was insufficient to oust Boehner from the speakership, but served to embarrass the speaker and publicly air the party’s dirty laundry. The incident infuriated Boehner’s allies, who claimed no opposition was voiced privately during the conference elections—an affront to the traditional process of keeping internal campaigns private.

(RELATED: Amash slams GOP leadership for purging him without notice)

More over at National Journal. And just what happened previously?

Conservative Group Launches Campaign To ‘Depose’ Boehner From Speakership’ December 7, 2012

The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to “depose” Boehner from his speakership.

American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership.

“Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge is the nail in the coffin for conservatives,” said Ned Ryun, president and CEO of AMA. “Boehner has never won a negotiation [sic] battle with the White House or Senate – and he’s been nothing short of an embarrassing spokesman for the conservative movement. It’s time for him to go.”

The recent anger stems in large part from the removal of Reps. David Schweikert, Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp from their spots on committees. Boehner has said it was an issue of loyalty, Buzzfeed reported, but conservatives have labeled it a purge of more conservative and libertarian elements of the party.

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