Step up to the plate, please

Usually, common sense would tell you that the people who work most closely together know what’s real – and what’s not.

Ask any top-notch student at the local high schools and they can tell you which teachers were the best, which ones truly helped them get into college.

Ask those “in the know” about county government and they will tell you who is stepping in to help out while Hays County Judge Bert Cobb is out because of illness.

Ask staff members what is going on in city government, and they will surrepticiously tell you which city adminsitrators really know their jobs and are doing the best for the city.

As such, it is beginning to become really scary about what is going on in Washington D.C. when it comes to those “in the know.”

Those closest to President Donald Trump – within the White House and in Congress – are fighting back, fleeing and saying some pretty scary things about the behavior of this president.

And he hasn’t been in office for even a year yet. There are three more years to go.

The storm over the weekend, when outgoing Republican Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker said that Trump is making reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III,” should be heeded by the common person, the average voter.

Alas, that will probably not happen, as the super rightwing conspiracy theorists and the White House speaking heads will not face facts – that those in Congress trying to get their work done simply find Trump to be childish and of great concern regarding foreign policy and the actual running of our government.

You’ve got Rick Tyler, former GOP spokesperson for Ted Cruz, saying that White House staffers should be on “24-hours suicide watch.”

President Trump has been called undisciplined, self-destructive, a trainwreck, distrustful, childish. The White House has been compared to an adult childcare center.

And those comments came not from Democrats, but from Republicans “in the know.”

What’s so scary is that we don’t really have a way to deal with a runaway president. Until congressional leaders – Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn among others – speak out and take control, we could well be strolling, nay running, down the lane toward WWIII.

That’s scary, but it is preventable. Come on, Congress and Senate. Step up to the plate and do what needs to be done.

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