Pre-Ordering”The Queen”, The Ex-Im Debate, and Chairman Paul Ryan On The Way Forward From The Congressional GOP’s Budget
First, do me the great honor of pre-ordering The Queen: The Epic Ambition of Hillary and The Coming Of The Second “Clinton Era.” It wasn’t a pleasant, but indeed was a very useful exercise to imagine how she might best go about winning in 2016 and surveying the 2016 GOP field against her many and obvious strengths. It has been 500 years since Machiavelli wrote The Prince. Time for an update.
Audio of Chairman Ryan:
HH: I begin this hour with the chairman of the House Ways And Means Committee, an old friend of the show, Representative Paul Ryan. Chairman Ryan, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show, great to have you.
PR: Hey, thanks for having me. How have you been, Hugh?
HH: I’ve been terrific.
HH: And I’ve been talking to Wisconsin people left and right, but not you. I do want to begin, though, with the big headline of last night. A couple of homegrown jihadis show up at an event in Dallas…
PR: In Texas, yeah.
HH: …put on by Pam, in Texas, and they intended to wreak havoc. Luckily, they were brought down by police. How worried are you that there are not just two, but twenty or 200 or 2,000 such lone wolves, they weren’t lone last night, they were acting in tandem, around the country?
PR: Well, and I think you need to count Fort Hood in this category as well. I think that was a homegrown jihadist terrorist attack, even though the government doesn’t classify it that way. And so yeah, of course I’m concerned about these things, and yes, I do believe that ISIS has an international reach, and has the ability, and they’ve shown this, to try and inspire others to act on their own volition. And so yeah, this is a real issue. Continue Reading