Many of the topics Seth Meyers jokingly covers in his popular segment ‘A Closer Look’, are very galvanizing and lead to reflections. When I heard him say that Trump waffled on DACA and seeing Paul Ryan (watch below) jumping in the middle of a SeaWorld tank for flipping on his ‘Dreamers’ position, I couldn’t help but think how inconsiderate is to change minds on matters that affect the entire nation.
Soon after President Trump sided with Democrats on what conservative GOP saw as a sudden shift in strategy that hands a clear victory to Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, and that could slow the Republicans’ legislative agenda, there has been reports that several influential House conservatives are privately plotting ways to use the legislative calendar this fall to push their hard-line agenda — including quiet discussions about possibly mounting a leadership challenge to House Speaker Paul Ryan.
When you watch the point in this ‘A Closer Look’ episode where Seth Meyers satirically nailed it saying “Speaker Ryan flips so much he should be at SeaWorld;” you would understand why conservatives are mad at him.
Same should be the case for all of us Americans whom, in a democratic society, have less prerogative to act upon when it comes to removing an elected official for flipping in key perspectives and stances of their political careers.
It was expected that after so much pressure mounted on social media, by public protests, by criticism from his own republican colleagues, the entire democratic party, and the press; President Trump would waffle on DACA to the point of even declaring that if Congress doesn’t legalize the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), he would [revisit it] find a solution.
Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
But that was not Speaker Paul Ryan’s position after Trump waffled on DACA. And that is also the case for many leaders in Congress and in the Senate.
Do we expect that President Trump is unquestionably right about every move he makes in office or any directive he wants to take on?
So why is it that everybody seems to disagree with the president behind a twitter account or miles away from the White House, but within reach of #POTUS would desiccate any nanoscale opposing view or prospect?
This trend is basically hurting more our country than the off-the-cuff decisions Trump makes.
Watch: Seth takes a closer look at how Donald Trump is exposing how unfit for the presidency he is through his handling of crises from all sides, from hurricanes to immigration reform.
Congress has repeatedly tried — and failed — to come together on immigration overhaul legislation. That’s the argument Obama had to sign the DACA executive order. And yet, it remains uncertain whether the House would succeed in passing anything on the divisive topic besides the beautiful words coming out of the Speaker’s mouth:
“House and Senate, with the president’s leadership, will be able to find consensus on a permanent legislative solution that includes ensuring that those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country.”
“Congress writes laws, not the president, and ending this program fulfills a promise that President Trump made to restore the proper role of the executive and legislative branches. But now there is more to do, and the president has called on Congress to act.”
No one in the DACA program has done anything wrong, otherwise they wouldn’t be in such program. The president thinks “the Dreamers are terrific,” and House Speaker Paul Ryan recently gave a major boost to the legislative efforts to preserve protections for young undocumented immigrants — urging President Donald Trump to not tear up the program.
And he [Trump] did tear it up.
Now, the clock is ticking and six months fly by fast enough to be wasting the time in playing politics and conjuring up ideas that the president won’t sign or that won’t get enough votes to pass.
While President Donald Trump waffled on DACA recently, Congress and Senate ambivalence somehow makes worse what comes out of this administration’s agenda.