Ryan, Obama vie for upper hand

by Jordan Fabian and Scott Wong  |  published on November 5, 2015

President Obama and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are jockeying for position in this fall’s fight over funding the government.

Ryan, who has vowed that Republicans will pursue a bolder conservative agenda under his leadership, signaled Tuesday he’s unwilling to bend to White House demands that the funding bill be free of conservative riders meant to control government spending.

“This is the legislative branch, and the power of the purse rests within the legislative branch,” Ryan said at his debut press conference. “We fully expect that we are going to exercise that power.”

White House press secretary Josh Earnest countered with a warning that the fight could quickly end Ryan’s honeymoon as Speaker.

  • Michael Mayben

    I’ll believe it when I see it happen.

  • Original Rebel

    I knew Ryan was going to be Boehner, part deux! GUTLESS, GUTLESS, BALLESS, REPUB RINOS. That’s what we get – NOBODY has any spine anymore. What has this disgusting fraud president have that makes THE PURSE HOLDER PART OF CONGRESS roll over? I have to wonder if he and his marxist buddies make threats against those (and their families) that don’t go along with his agenda.

    • Beverly Eysenring

      That is what I have been saying for 7 years he an more likely Jarrett has threaten these guys or has real dirt on them but if they do they need to tell the world an then maybe we can do something about him.

      • Original Rebel

        Unfortunately, it seems there are less and less of us Americans that have the guts to take on this libtwat government – both sides!!!

  • Quisno Rodonovich

    Ryan is a Neo-con. I make a bet here that its business as usual., he is fodder for the NWO cannon as his closet is full of skeletons.
    remember the great black hope in rizing Mr Carson. now its found that he lied about General West Moreland telling him he would be automatically selected into west Point. another nail in the GOP’s coffin in taking on Hillary. Shes done so much worse yet Mr Carson will get crucified. mr Carson was told by his manager to tell that lie. he rose up too high now they must slap him down. OK now we have Trump what skeleton lies in his closet?
    AS ive said to all Hillary is destined to win the presidency as her opponents die at her feet.
    Welcome to the One World Order.

  • Deepthink

    So the White House is TREATENING people to give in to the White House demands OR ELSE!!! How did our Government get into such a mess??? We must support our Constitution and our systems of Government….now what one man demands!

  • Brenda Harrell

    We need to light up Washington’s phones and emails, and stand behind Ryan on this, and let him know he has our support, and not let them give in once again to the muslim Obama.

  • pete G

    I am a Democrat or as i like to call myself a DINO. I voted for everyone of these Republicans because i got tired of the lies and the power grabbing. Don’t disappoint me, put an end to this Dick-tator being a bully and fight back for our country, please. If it means shutting it down then do it, it will cost you nothing and nothing will happen just like last time. If Obama tries to shut down the ww2 Veteran’s Memorial again let people know the hate and disrespect he has for our Veterans. Something has to be done to get this bully under control.

  • FAITH47

    Fight! Fight! Don’t give up, don’t give more funding for Obama we are broke.NO MAS DINERO.

  • Too big and heavy

    Wow, The speaker…actually doing his Job…??!?!?!…Not like Boner..?!?………………Halleuah..!!!!….

  • peanut butter

    Josh Earnest’s butt. obama’s toady at the podi…um.

  • Seedman

    When it comes to Paul Ryan my belief will be based on his actions not his words. Skunk Obama belies his odious policies in both word and deed.

  • SDofAZ

    Boy, did not take Ryan long to fold. Not exactly what he promised, is it? Little rino traitor like we all knew he would be. Time to get our representatives in touch with us again. No letting down or up on the pressure. Vote the support out from under this Speaker and the leader of the Senate. This is just too irritating to let it go. We, the people, don’t want further deals for BO, his administration, his agenda. Ryan crosses that line and the whole thing goes back to the Bon*er way and we are FED UP, Speaker Ryan. If you bend in the future you will get a nice derogatory nick name too just like Bon*er! Disgusting rino traitors. Tag team of Reid/Pelosi/McConnell/Ryan need to have their base of lemmings culled. I am starting with McCain in AZ. Vance looks great in AZ and is against amnesty in any flavor. The rest of the opponents for McCain are too weak and avoid this subject. So for me it is Vance unless Ward clarifies her position and it is anti amnesty in any flavor. My biggest grievance with this administration and this congress is amnesty legal or illegal!

  • reagangs

    NO !!!! No more mister Nice Guy. No more RINOs. Do NOT “give” Obummer anything. His communist islamic agenda doesn’t deserve any negotiations. If he refuses to give in, let him shut down the fed. Remember, the radical communist and islamist do NOT Coexist with anyone else. You are either with them or DEAD.

  • Paul Ryan, DO NOT fold! Take obuma to the wood shed and teach him some manners!!! I also would love to see that ass kisser, Josh Earnest, take a hike into the cursed earth!!!

  • jdbixii

    Most administration policies seem to represent the idea “Be sure, yours sins will find you “in.” It is liberalism which is unaffordable. Conservatism works.

  • Webb

    Will Ryan Be The Oak Tree or just another Sapping…
    Like Boehner…
    Time Will Tell…

    • peanut butter

      Hoping for the Oak Tree thing.

      • Webb

        Arn’t We All…

  • keepyourpower

    It is all Kabuki theater guys. They are in this together. Obama, and Reid, pushed for Ryan to be Speaker.

  • Vicki Kuner Mattingly

    stand your ground ryan!!!!

    • john

      He needs to do what he’s doing not be the puppet Boehner was ..

  • disqus_tKlEuAw2uq

    it is pass time that the House stand up to that Hitler O

  • dbreed50@yahoo.com

    Will Speaker Ryan stand for what he believes in or usher in another year of giving the Liberals and Elite Republicans everything they want? It is up to him to decide his Legacy. For the Country’s sake, I hope he will stand with Conservatives and the Constitution.

    Conservatives again have been handed a guaranteed victory in 2016. They should be highlighting how the Economy is the result of Liberal policy and 40%+ Not working is Not full employment and is Not a good economy.

    And more importantly they should be Screaming from the rooftops in every venue they can how what they propose will fix the economy and put Americans back to work. And those like Speaker Ryan who can explain why Conservative policy works in simple understandable terms should be doing so.

    Be Bold. Bold (Conservative Ideas) will beat tweak (Democrat Lite).

  • EKMcM

    The White House press does not like to see Congress doing its job ??

    • podunk1

      NO MORE BENDING OVER! Say it again & again until it sinks in. One thing that works is putting specific demands to support and defend in writing with exact Constitution law copy and send it to them via certified letter. Then file charges if they defy it. It leaves no weasel defense!

      Congressional speakers and every member therein are oath bound to unconditionally defend against all Constitutional attacks, especially treason (Article 6). None are privileged from arrest for felony acts or treason (Article 1-6) which includes “…adhering to their enemies, giving aid and comfort…” (Article 3-3), relating to the Constitution. In contempt of this, Maoist RINO/democrat progressive members are serially using congress and their implied powers to overthrow the Constitution!

      Passing a bill or allowing any other agency to enforce a law in contempt of the Constitution is treason! Allowing it to happen joins the crime of treason! The speaker has a higher order of duty to stop deception and advocacy of treasonous acts such attempting to pass laws where the supreme law states “shall pass no law”; or levying fees and impositions to infringe on constitutional rights that “shall not be infringed”; or publicly scourging citizens as extremists the same as terrorists without due process “grand jury indictment” to protect traitors within government from patriotic citizens who state they will defend the constitution with their life if necessary! If the speaker can’t muster the will to stop this, make their seat “vacated”.

      These are CIVIL RIGHTS that mandate enforcement by every judge and court in the USA, in the district where violated… BY JURY (Article 6, etc.)! As such, CONGRESS must make sure 14-3&4&5 (ban from office for betrayal of oath) are enforced IN CONGRESSIONAL SESSIONS!

      • SDofAZ

        Great post Podunk1.

      • FAITH47

        Right on!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Ace Dragon


        • podunk1

          He needs to do some research on the un-prosecutable Bloggo (Blogovich??)- the crooked Chicago politician buddy of Obama who was jailed about the the time Obama became ruler.

    • john


    • ward

      Neither does bo & his phony cronies …. !

    • Original Rebel

      Well that little creep, Josh, is too big for his britches. To watch him, you’d think HE was running the show.

  • Gray_Doug

    I hope the new speaker lives up to his preview on life in the House. When the White House starts throwing its weight about the honeymoon being over, let’s just hope the House punches Josh Not-So-Earnest in his public spokesman nose and puts the White House on notice that life as they knew it just took a 180.

    • USNavyPatriot

      Very well stated! I’m all in on that! It’s high time our elected leaders do a reality check on Obama Regime’s destruction of America AND take all necessary steps to right the ship!

    • Mike Olson

      That is exactly what they should have been doing since the last election. I will not be missing Boehner at all.

      • Ace Dragon


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