Many articles have been written about the Paul Ryan disappearing act during the government shutdown. It is odd isn't it that he’s nowhere to be seen or heard from. What media bubble has he been able to construct to block reporters out? It’s all so strange.
Ah, but there’s a reason Ryan isn't around; the shutdown was his doing, and he’s tricked the tea party into taking the hit.
Anyone trust this guy to be our president?
A small local Milwaukee publication the Sheppard Express had to make what seems to be an obvious call. Everybody else just got caught up in the media circus:
Americans are rightly outraged that a small group of extreme House Republicans successfully bullied the more rational members of Congress into shutting down the government this week. While we may think these tea partiers are members of the fringe, the sad fact is that one of them is Wisconsin’s own Paul Ryan, the powerful chair of the House budget committee.
Ryan voted along party lines to defund and delay Obamacare and shut down the government …
So that's how we got here:
…when the Senate passed its own budget resolution, Politico reported recently that Ryan and the rest of the Republican members of the House refused to negotiate with the Senate. They were waiting for a showdown and a shutdown to get their list of tea party demands written into the budget. Ryan has kept a low profile during all of this mess. He had to vote for the shutdown to retain his tea party credibility, but it’s so wildly unpopular with the general public—and Wall Street, the source of a lot of his campaign dollars—that he doesn’t want to be the face of it in the media.