Paul Ryan declared this morning, “Separating children from their parents is wrong.” It has been so frustrating to watch this man, occupying the important position of Speaker of the House, stand lamely by and not stand up to Trump. There are so many examples were a simple word of rebuke to the President such as this one issued this morning would have conveyed to Trump that there are limits to his “terrible twos” antics.
But that was then, this is now. Perhaps now Ryan can begin to right his egregious wrongs and present Trump with a firm “presence” from which can come an occasional resounding, “No!” to his excesses. This is a terrible mess that our country finds itself in today and at some point everyone needs to come together and say to each other, “Now what can we do to alleviate this morass which is leading to a constitutional crisis and at some point even war?” But the blame game is always on the tip of everyone’s tongue instead of the mature orientation of problem-solving.
And yes, I certainly have blame to cast and have done so and will do so again! But we must realize that Trump is a monster that we have all created, the culmination of arrogance and disdain of others dating back to our colonial days when we began to obliterate the Native Americans. And this is not unique to my country. Any country, or as I like to put it, any “tribe,” does not like to take inventory of itself. But Trump has made it necessary, he has brought us to a “day of reckoning” and that day is painful to all. Never thought I would say it, but, “Thank you Paul Ryan.”