Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), once the poster-child of the Republican Party during the 2012 presidential election, has been strangely quiet during the Tea Party-engineered government shutdown over defunding Obamacare. Well, Rep. Ryan wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal detailing how to break the stalemate and the conservatives pounced. Um, get out the popcorn. This is about to get crazy.
In the Wall Street Journal op-ed, Paul Ryan proposed a deal to solve the government shutdown
Defunding Obamacare, which was the reason the Tea Party-led government shutdown occurred in the first place, wasn’t mentioned in his column. Ryan’s column, which is calling for a pivot from the mess and straight to entitlements, isn’t fitting in with the narrative being spewed by House Republicans, who now want to tie Obamacare to the debt ceiling.
Here’s the reaction on Twitter:
There is one big word missing from this op-ed. It's start with an O and ends with BAMACARE http://t.co/r1cYgjWEL5
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) October 9, 2013
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) October 8, 2013
Don't understand Paul Ryan's philosophy re: dropping ObamaCare demands. Is GOP rallying against this horrific law or not? #consistency
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) October 9, 2013
.@ATLjackie Suddenly the GOP strategy is not about Obamacare. Now Paul Ryan and others are back to talking about debt. What Cruz strategy?
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 9, 2013