Leadership isn’t imposed from speeches by people who had power and failed to exercise it prudently, and no one wants to hear from Paul Ryan.
Critical race theory is targeting our children and infiltrating our media. Boys are being subjected to castration by mentally ill parents and their enablers in the mental health and medical fields.
Hollywood, the National Basketball League, and leading tech companies are subservient to a fiercely hostile foreign dictatorship. Democrats have launched an inquisition against their political opponents under the banner of the 9/11 Commission and with unlimited access to Congress’s documents. Businesses cannot find young workers to hire while the federal government pays them to stay home.
Instead this week, the news is about how House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took the stage to condemn a back-bencher in his own caucus. Not content to be left out of a suicide party, former Speaker Paul Ryan took a break from his corporate boards Thursday, announcing he would give a speech to denounce former President Donald Trump.
Of course, if McCarthy doesn’t want to be bogged down by comments from a popular but ill-disciplined freshman member of his caucus, then he shouldn’t be — and the not-so-difficult trick to that is not talking about it. If he needs a pointer or an instructional YouTube video on the subject, he can do a quick web search for “Nancy Pelosi asked about antisemitic ‘Squad.’”
As for Ryan, if he doesn’t want the GOP to be a party of Trump, then he might present a serious alternative and not more of the same policies and platforms that saw him on the losing presidential ticket (against a then-unpopular President Barack Obama) then saw him leave Washington with little done aside from panel discussions and news articles about how “wonky” he was.
“A big part of the upheaval we’re experiencing in American politics is because the leadership of both parties lacks any coherent vision,” conservative consultant Jordan Gehrke wrote in April, addressing the kvetching of many of his peers and colleagues — and he’s completely right.
Leadership isn’t imposed from speeches by people who had power and failed to exercise it prudently, and no one wants to hear from Paul Ryan. In the same vein, leadership is setting the path forward and not playing the statement game with a hostile, dishonest, and deeply discredited corporate media rage machine.