BigGovernment: Politico’s Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan gush about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s brief time as Speaker of the House of Representatives, citing indications that he will ignore his party’s conservative constituents to work better with President Obama.
Paul Ryan has been speaker of the House for just three weeks. It’s hardly enough time to make sweeping judgments about whether the Wisconsin Republican’s inclusive, bottom-up decision-making process is sustainable in the long term.
But still, over this period, Ryan has been busy. Very busy. He’s deftly navigated a Syrian refugee crisis that might’ve crippled former SpeakerRep. John Boehner (R-OH) He reformed an internal power center within the House Republican Conference. He’s reopened lines of constant communication with President Barack Obama. And he seems to be playing on an endless loop on cable television. more here