Reprinted from Sara Carter's news page.
Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had excerpts from his next speech allegedly leaked to Punchbowl News. He is set to speak at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California Thursday. Apparently according to the excerpts, he plans to lead the GOP away from “populist appeal of one personality” or else “then we’re not going anywhere.”
“Once again, we conservatives find ourselves at a crossroads. And here’s one reality we have to face: If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or on second-rate imitations, then we’re not going anywhere. Voters looking for Republican leaders want to see independence and mettle,” the excerpts read. The “one personality” is interpreted to mean former President Trump.
Allegedly, Ryan’s speech does give Trump some credit for ” such incredibly powerful and inclusive economic growth.” “It was the populism of President Trump in action, tethered to conservative principles,” the speech reads.
According to Ryan, there’s a way to win more people over to the conservative side, and it’s not getting into culture wars. “As the left gets more ‘woke,’ the rest of America is getting weary. It’s exhausting. And we conservatives have to be careful not to get caught up in every little cultural battle,” his speech reads. “Sometimes these skirmishes are just creations of outrage peddlers, detached from reality and not worth anybody’s time. They draw attention away from the far more important case we must make to the American people.”
Yet, some are taking Ryan’s advice with a grain of salt. Author Todd Starnes took to Twitter to scoff Ryan.
But Ryan also plans to criticize the current president, warning that Biden is “pursuing an agenda more leftist than any president in my lifetime.”
“In 2020, the country wanted a nice guy who would move to the center and depolarize our politics. Instead, we got a nice guy pursuing an agenda more leftist than any president in my lifetime. These policies might have the full approval of his progressive supporters, but they break faith with the middle-of-the-road folks who made the difference for him on Election Day,” the excerpts read.
Some fellow anti-Trump conservatives seemed to welcome Ryan with open arms. The View’s former host Ana Navarro-Cardenas tweeted “Welcome to the Club, Paul.”
On the other hand, others questioned how much pull Ryan has anyways, since its been years since he’s worked for the government. Newsmax White House Correspondent Emerald Robinson seems to think that he won’t sway anyone.
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