Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) tried to keep the family feud civil and suck up to his base overlords.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), one of the budget deal negotiators, on Sunday defended conservative groups criticized by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for coming out against the budget agreement this week.
“I think these groups are valuable,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.””They’re part of our conservative family. I’d prefer to keep these conversations within our family.”
Ryan did say that he was not pleased that groups opposed the deal so quickly, but still said that the Tea Party is valuable.
“John was frustrated because they came out against our agreement before we even reached an agreement,” he said. “I was frustrated as well. But I see the Tea Party as indispensable.”
Because he knows he will need to call on them when he makes his attempt to run for the presidency in 2016, following in the footsteps of all those vice presidential candidates from losing tickets that came back to win the next time around like President Dan Quayle, President Joe Lieberman, and President John Edwards.
Sycophancy only works if you don’t mean it.