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Don’t manipulate me! “Speaker Ryan” I see through it.

A lot of Republicans are complaining about [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] as the potential choice for Speaker of The House. [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] represents one of those guys that’s truly a good guy. But, the question is “will he be a great leader?”

Over my years in business I’ve met the people who would sit before me and tell me that their family comes first. It’s hard to argue with that statement. But, then, over the course of months or years, you’d notice the hypocrisy of that statement. If there’s a party or an event that’s fun, exciting or personally advantageous, they’re always there; family aside. But, when there was a meeting or (boring) training session, their family comes first. In other words, when you have to state, as a condition (as [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] did) that your family comes first, I’ve learned to assume you plan to manipulate me with that condition, because you assume no one will ever argue with that reasoning. Wrong! I’m not asserting that [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] doesn’t simply put his family first. But, I am asserting, that he plans to pick and choose what he likes or doesn’t like to do through that lens of manipulation.

He basically gave the Republicans three conditions for which he would be Speaker of The House. The first, was that he wanted to see the party unify behind him, and unify within itself. This loosely translates to “I will be Speaker if you’ll do what I say and follow my lead.” You could also loosely translate this into “I don’t want individualism; I want collectivism.” This is one of the biggest issues with the modern-day republican Party. Individualism is seen as divisiveness and radicalism instead of simply what it is: an individual reflecting a different opinion than consensus.

I’ll remind you that most of what society believes (consensus) is usually found to be at least partially wrong by the time the history books are written.

He did have a brilliant point, in that, Republicans need to become the party of proposition not opposition. Simply put, Republicans must bring solutions to the problems they are discussing; Not just opposition to the Democrats. Being proactive in business or politics is almost always a winner!

[mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] is a great man. [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] is a good leader. The question is will he be a great leader for the Republican Party in The House? What’s really sad and yet enlightening is that there is no clear choice in the Republican Party for the “great” leadership needed in the House. This should be a wake up call for conservatives.