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(10,721 posts)
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:20 PM Jun 2018

The Monsters Have Retreated a Half-Step but The Hollow Men Remain

The immigration policy that the Trumpster and his acolytes have embraced is ghastly in and of itself. Terrorizing children, shredding family connections and pointing fingers of blame at everyone but themselves has infuriated the public and brought professional journalists to tears.

One can only guess how bad the polling has been on this issue, the internal polling not the numbers the public sees. Because make no mistake, this is what this half-step back is all about. The Trumpster and his enablers have not developed hearts and souls overnight. They’ve simply realized that their position is a no-win, despite Miller’s protests to the contrary. Perhaps Nielsen finally drew a line after her public shaming: reverse this order or I resign and go public.

Marie Antoinette moments are often shattering.

As good as this reversal appears, feels, the Hollow Men are still in place. Immigrant children have been separated from their families and the task to reunite them will be long and arduous. Some of these kids have already been handed off to foster care, entered into the labyrinth of Social Services. The scars will last because trust has been irrevocably broken. The damage will be lasting both for the children and the country.

I found it amusing the Trumpster cancelled the Congressional picnic, said it was inappropriate at the moment. Does that impropriety include tonight’s campaign rally in Minnesota where The Donald can feel the love?? Does it include Mike Pompeo’s tone deaf tweet this morning celebrating World Refugee Day or Jeff Session’s disappointment in rescinding child separation, infant incarceration, cruelty on a massive scale?

Guaranteed, The Hollow Men are merely resetting the machines at the Monster Factory. Time is short. Their work is never done.

Nor is ours.

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The Monsters Have Retreated a Half-Step but The Hollow Men Remain (Original Post) peggysue2 Jun 2018 OP
The Congressional Picnic with families and their children running about enjoying rides and Uncle Joe Jun 2018 #1
You're welcome, Uncle Joe and . . . peggysue2 Jun 2018 #2
I also wonder if angry phone calls from dweller Jun 2018 #3
Could certainly have attributed . . . peggysue2 Jun 2018 #4

Uncle Joe

(57,665 posts)
1. The Congressional Picnic with families and their children running about enjoying rides and
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:28 PM
Jun 2018

being free would've been piss poor optics and even Trump knew that.

I imagine if he hadn't canceled it, turn out would've been highly disappointing to him and hurtful to his fragile ego.

Thanks for the thread peggysue.


(10,721 posts)
2. You're welcome, Uncle Joe and . . .
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 12:56 PM
Jun 2018

yes, it's the optics and a small retribution, methinks, against a Congress not sufficiently loyal to the Trumpian Way.

Which is ugly and cruel and senseless.


(23,392 posts)
3. I also wonder if angry phone calls from
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 01:08 PM
Jun 2018

major airline CEOs about the massive boycotts expected might have had something to do with it?
several have said they would not transport immigrant children for the gov/ICE



(10,721 posts)
4. Could certainly have attributed . . .
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 01:31 PM
Jun 2018

to the reversal. I hadn't read that specifically but there's been a lot of activity behind the scenes picking up names of involved/contracted companies and vendors, making a point of expressing the public's outrage and subsequent threats of exposure and boycott. The pressure has been exerted from all sides by ordinary people sickened by what they were witnessing.

There's a lesson in there, methinks.

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