|No easy decision for Wisconsin's Paul Ryan.|
The failed vice presidential nominee is likely to become the next Weeper of the House. The controversial decision to place Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the position has many in the junk food media wondering if the party is capable of governing.
In the beginning, Ryan refused the position. He knew that the insurgents would attack him if he decides potential bipartisanship with Democrats and the president. He said that he wanted most of his party to support him.
He said that he doesn't want to travel constantly like Boehner. He still has children that are young and they always come first. Ryan doesn't want the spotlight on him. He believes that if he can't cut it as the Weeper of the House, his ambitions (i.e, governor or presidential aspects) could be ruined.
He actually loves his job being the head of the Ways and Means committee.
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) give the middle finger to his fellow Republicans this month when he announced an abrupt resignation. That sparked a civil war within the party.
In the beginning Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wanted the position. But when he went on that annoying conservative agitator's program to declare that Hillary Clinton's decline was due to Republicans pressuring her on Benghazi, he was slammed for putting their business out there.
Ryan who was hammered for his Project to Prosperity bill is now hoping for Republicans to guide him through another stand down with President Barack Obama and the next president.
Ryan was picked by perennial loser Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential elections.
The insurgent wing concludes that Ryan is "establishment". Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) isn't keen on Ryan. He and many of the insurgent "Freedom Caucus" wants Ryan to give them more input in bills and floor time. Ryan refuses to concede to Republican insurgent demands.
Conservatives also slam Ryan as being a "squish". The AM agitators like Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin and Michael Savage calling the party to resend the thought of Ryan being the House Weeper.
Before Boehner leaves Washington, he wants to thumb one more in the eye of the insurgents. He and Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will rally members to pass a bipartisan budget and raise the debt ceiling for two years.
The budget deal and debt ceiling are going to likely be passed despite the obstruction from the insurgent wing of the Republican Party.
Ryan doesn't like the budget, but he will vote for it. Ryan also support rival Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) when he issues an impeachment hearing for the IRS head. Expect this controversy to go nowhere.
Meanwhile, ex-House Weeper Dennis Hastert plead guilty to lying to the FBI, wire fraud and extortion. He was caught up in a "hush money" scandal. He was secretly paying off his mistress. The mistress is a male prostitute he once mentored as a wrestling coach.
By taking the plea deal, he may end up getting up to six months to five years in federal time out for every charge.
Ryan hopes that his term as House Weeper doesn't become another disaster.