A bill to bail out Puerto Rico from the consequences of its huge deficits has exposed the fact that the RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) prefer to deal with liberal Democrats rather than conservatives in their own party.
This is a tale of two governors, but it’s no bedtime story. Instead, it’s a profile in courage alongside a profile in cowardice. Both of the governors in this tale are Republicans. One of them – Phil Bryant of Mississippi – is true to the traditional Republican principle of upholding the Bill of Rights.
While attention has been focused on the 2016 presidential race, Republican insiders also had to fight back a challenge to their control over the Senate – and their success gave them only a temporary victory.
Yesterday House Speaker Paul Ryan declared that he would not be the Republican candidate for President in 2016. Ryan said all the right things, claiming that he would reject the nomination if offered and that the nominee must be someone who has actively campaigned for the nomination.
As it becomes more and more likely that no candidate will arrive at the Republican National Convention with a majority of the delegates, a point of dispute has been whether the delegate leader deserves to receive the nomination or whether the delegates should feel free to continue voting for as long as it takes for a majority to rally behind one candidate.