Why, you might reasonably ask.
It’s sometimes difficult to distinguish Ryan from a bleeding-heart liberal. Immigration is an excellent example.Everybody admits Ryan is a budgetary whiz; however his conservatism is too "compassionate," no longer "flavor of the month," if indeed it ever was.
Ryan is also a proponent of the kind of sentencing reform now being pressed in both the House and Senate.
To the extent that House conservatives remain committed to fighting against amnesty and to sustaining the sentencing rules that helped produce a 50 percent reduction in the national rate of serious crime in the past two decades, they should be more opposed to Ryan than they are to the current leaders.