Despite the fact that McConnell leads the Senate, the honorable Neil Gorsuch was appointed to the SCOTUS; But, that's it.
What has Ryan's "leadership" got us other than having made a DEBACLE of what could have been a simple repeal of at least the lifeblood of Obamacare (i.e. the Individual and the Employer Mandates and the subsidies); or even defunding any other worthless, moneysucking programs that would make REAL cuts; and not merely shift the taxpayers' $$$$$ some place else and further escalating the Debt? I say nowhere. But, that isn't the President's fault. But, this is:
Imo, Trump did promote and push the Freedom Caucus to get behind Ryan's ridiculous plan in the first place. And his motivation was centered on wanting to own the bragging rights of being able to say that he repealed-and-replaced Obamacare within his "First 100 Days". Bad move. Trump has also put himself within the DC-GOP ranks of chickensh*ts that run scared whenever the dems and their media cry out their tried-and-true term: "shutdown"! He ran on "draining" the swamp; not swimming in it along w/ them! And now we'll have to EAT from the pile of "shutdwn sh*t" for yet another week! And it surely lead to MORE sh*t eating...in increments (more CRs)...until the Debt is escalated even higher - from right under our snoring noses...as usual.
The way I see it, the left had NEUTERED the GOP years ago. The Rs may've gained back 1000s of seats across the country, not to mention the HoR and the WH as well..,thanks to WE the People, mind you...but, as WE are now realizing (I hope), gaining "seats" and Branches of gov't alone does NOT guarantee any positive...let alone constructive...results.
In other words, "We" gained "seats" - yet the Left are still leading in policy and agenda. So, what else is new?!