The cycle of abuse is: “Tensions building”, then the “abusive action” then a “period of reconciliation and apology”, followed by a period of “peace and calm”. Then the tensions begin building again….. Wash, rinse, repeat.
As the years inside the cycle of abuse continue, the abused look forward to the space between the beatings -and- simultaneously learn how to exit the beating phase as quickly as possible.
Yesterday our GOPe abusers entered the “reconciliation and apology” phase. Cue the Paul Ryan Video:
If you have spent any significant amount of time here, you’ll note something brutally obvious. Everything Speaker Paul Ryan is saying the GOPe are doing now, ie. “repeal ObamaCare” and “defunding Planned Parenthood” and “actually putting something on Obama’s desk”….. is something they could have done at any time throughout 2015.
Our abusers did not – because they were within the “abusive action” phase for much of the year, and carrying out the objectives exactly as they wanted to:
- Passing the Iran Deal
- Not Passing a Budget
- Not repealing Obamacare
- Not challenging Obama Executive Amnesty (DAPA)
- Passing Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (Trade Authority)
- Spending on historic levels – Omnibus.
Now our abusers are entering the “reconciliation and apology phase”.
BREAK THE CYCLE !!