Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?

This is one of the best pictures ever.

Probably. But one of the names floated in the Washpo story attached is Rick Santorum. Rick Santorum. Ole’ Rick is no conservative and he would be even worse news than Paul Ryan.

Ryan is too protective of the establishment. He is too dismissive of the actual small government people in the House of Representatives. Really, he’s followed Boehner’s tired path.

We had to get rid of Boehner.

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Congressman: “Nothing would surprise me about what the NSA does. Unfortunately, they cannot be trusted,”

Remember The Patriot Act, Republicans (and Dems)? Remeber the small group of us jumping up and down urging caution? Remember that?

OK Freedom Caucus, it looks like a good number of you are ready to do the right thing here. Join with as many liberals as can be found on this issue and present a powerful coalition. This is supposed to be a free country.

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The Cannabis Caucus in Congress as seen by VICE (GOP and Dem)

The article comes from VICE with all the necessary virtue signalling about evil Republicans and so on but it is still interesting.

The Cannabis Caucus should expand. Frankly, every member of The Freedom Caucus should also be a member if they indeed stand for freedom, which it appears that they largely do.

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Politico: Freedom Caucus aligns with Bannon in risky Obamacare gambit

I would have put the word “risky” in quotes in the headline. Shoot, what isn’t risky in Washington?

The congressional conservatarian wing is asserting itself with Trump. It does not like Obamacare-lite. Steve Bannon understands this wing and why it is so important to give the members of this group a seat at the table. Can Mr. Bannon broker a deal? Probably.

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