Courage

As the tire fire that is known as the Trump presidential campaign continues to burn out of control, the republican “leadership” is nowhere to be found.  John Kasich seems to be the only elected official with any sense of moral obligation.  Sure, Romney and Bush have spoken out but they’re not in office.  Good for them but they have nothing more on the line that you or I.  Where are the republican leaders in the House, Senate, and State Houses that have the moral courage to step up and repudiate the worst and most dangerous major party presidential candidate in modern times(maybe ever)?

Where are Ryan and McConnell?  Sure, they issue the odd tweet whenever Donny boy says something particularly odious.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mitch-mcconnell-paul-ryan-defend-khizr-khans-sons/story?id=41031777

Wow!  Are we supposed to be impressed?  They mostly hide from the cameras these days because they don’t want to be pinned down by probing questions.  First of all, that’s cowardly.  Secondly, they are endangering our country and the world.  Thirdly, and most importantly for Ryan, they are practicing a particularly stupid form of politics.  If Ryan truly has presidential aspirations, he should come out and say he can no longer endorse Trump.  Sure, he might get some blow back from the hard core supporters,  but you know what would really happen?  He’d immediately become the front runner for the 2020 republican nomination and he’d break the damn for other republicans.  Once he pulls back his endorsement, a great many other republican elected officials would do the same.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/08/01/the-khan-family-highlights-a-huge-gop-problem-no-one-knows-how-low-trump-can-go/

This is an extreme situation with an extreme candidate.  In times like these, we must put the needs of the country ahead of our political parties.  Show some courage.  It’s not only the right thing to do, Paul Ryan, but you would benefit from it in the long run.

There’s no simple
Explanation
For anything important
Any of us do
And, yeah, the human
Tragedy
Consists in
The necessity
Of living with
The consequences
Under pressure
Under pressure

Courage, my word
It didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, your word
It didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, my word
It didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, it couldn’t come at a worse time

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