Seriously, you guys.
There are two very sound reasons to push back hard against Trump every single time he strays from the programs and promises that got him elected. If the only reason you voted for Trump was to stop Hillary, you can quit reading now. You have no real reason to support or oppose him further, because he has already met your sole reason for supporting him. You can go back to sleep until 20
1620, in that case, whereupon you can decide which candidate you will be trying to stop at that point.
If, on the other hand, you voted for Trump expecting to get something more than a simple non-Hillary in the White House, read on.
You do Trump no favors by acquiescing to everything he does, because, well, Trump.
Read all of it. Bill is exactly right on this, of course. I’ve said all along that A) anybody who thinks that Trump is going to fix everything that ails America That Was all by himself is kidding themselves, and B) yes, he’s bound to do plenty I don’t like. His recent overture to Palestine and professed support for the “two-state solution” con-job without once either condemning or even mentioning their unswerving genocidal ambitions is the one that galls me most, I’d have to say, but there are others. I also don’t much like the whole “repeal AND REPLACE” approach to Obamacare either, for example. But as I’ve maintained since the abomination was passed, that ship has long since sailed, and is now over the horizon and out of sight: like it or not, America is now firmly committed to a government-run health care system, and that will never change short of actual revolution. And there ain’t just a whole ton Trump can do about it anyway, whatever his inclination might or might not be.
Trump’s fallible nature as a human being aside though, as Bill says, we do neither him nor ourselves much of a favor by not calling him out when we believe him to be wrong. Which shouldn’t inspire us to descend to rabid squabbling or nitpicking, mind. Speaking for myself, my reflexive tendency is always going to be to defend him against the Progressivist assault just as vigorously as I can; no matter how much I may dislike this position or that, it’s almost inexpressible how much better off we are with him than any conceivable Democrat Socialist alternative.
It might seem like a mighty fine line to walk, between constructive criticism and self-defeating attack—between remaining true to our most cherished principles and shooting ourselves in the foot. That line may not always be clearly visible, even. But it’s definitely there, and it’s gonna have to be walked. It’s what marks the difference between being a truly Loyal Opposition and the treasonous, coup-fomenting pack of rabid curs the Democrat Socialist Party has become.