Courtesy of Think Progress:
Appearing on Meet The Press, newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan was directly asked by host Chuck Todd to name one thing he could accomplish in the first six months that “the country will be impressed with.”
Ryan did not answer.
Instead, Ryan went through a litany of Republican talking points. “Working families are falling behind, the economy is stale… our foreign policy is a disaster,” Ryan said.
Of course Ryan cannot answer this question, because the answer is that they will accomplish absolutely nothing. Changing the Speaker, changes nothing about the dysfunction of the Congress.
The only way the Republicans can get anything accomplished, while they are in the middle of such all consuming internal strife, is by winning the White House.
And if they do that, then we are all well and truly fucked.