In their first gathering since the passage of a 1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill, House Republicans gave Speaker Paul Ryan a standing ovation in praise of his effort to pass the bill. If you haven’t heard, the bill provides funding for 300,000 visas for temporary and permanent Muslim migrants. The bill also funds sanctuary cities, illegal alien tax credits, and amended the law to allow for an increase in low-skilled H-2B workers, an immigration expansion globally opposed by GOP voters.
So why the standing ovation? The omnibus bill provided funding for practically everything unwanted by the GOP constituency. However, Paul Ryan has made it his mission to focus the mainstream media on his usual talking points about fixing the economy, job-growth, and raising the standards of the military. What seems more likely is an appeal to the establishment and a refutation to act on behalf of those Ryan is supposed to represent.
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