My only point is that it didn't happen that way. Washington news is a script. Washington politics is a script. It is written for people in Washington, in the media, and people in political parties, those that are famous and have a role in talking and reaching the public, they have roles to play. The short version of this is that I think, you know, Ryan had these two demands. And I think these demands were dealt with long before anybody ever heard about them. His demand was that he be elected unanimously by the Republican caucus. He didn't want any disagreement. And that was to further unity.
And the second thing he wanted was to eliminate the House rule written by Thomas Jefferson that speakers can be recalled. And the third thing, he didn't want to have to travel on weekends. He wanted to be able to maintain his time with his family. Now, that was presented to us in one day. My contention is this was all done days and maybe a week prior, the negotiations, the expressive Paul Ryan telling people what his demands were, people approaching him to do this, and that processes were put in place to make those things happen. So that takes us to this. Well, let me close the loop on it.
Here's the dream, from the Republican donor side. The Republican donor side is that Jeb Bush or, if not Jeb, somebody else acceptable to the Republican establishment, gets elected president, Paul Ryan is Speaker of the House, and the donor class thinks that if they can make that happen, that within 12 to 18 months their entire agenda will be implemented. And that's why Trump is a problem, and that's why Ben Carson is a problem, because either Trump or Carson put an obstacle in the way of the agenda happening. And I think it takes a while to write that script. I think it takes a while to put all these pieces in place. And by the time the news is reported to us, that Ryan is gonna be Speaker but has these demands, I think it's already been dealt with. We're just not told that.
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