His victory speech after becoming Speaker demonstrated that Paul Ryan has no idea what he is getting into, and he is being set up to fail, because no one person can fix what is broken inside the Republican Party. Speaker Ryan is dealing with a caucus that isn’t united. The party doesn’t control the House Republican caucus because most of the members only have to answer to their donors. They reside in gerrymandered districts that are safe from any consequences. In short, House Republicans can do whatever they want with nothing to fear.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.