Even though Barack Obama has taken the nation to the brink of destruction and ruin, and in some cases even beyond that mark, establishment Republicans, including the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, are more severe and critical of the so-far presumptive Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, for his words and attitude, than they are toward Obama for his actual illegal, unconstitutional, anti-American actions. It’s difficult to believe the way our public officials are treating their own candidate and the American citizens that have so far voted for him.
To watch this display playout is the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s true that we really know little about Trump except that he’s been a highly successful business man, and that his message is at times contradictory, but the Republicans were completely silent when Obama spoke of “fundamentally transforming America” and bankrupting the coal and energy-generation industries, and they were largely silent when he moved to actually implement those draconian ideas after his election, and even went so far as to publically tell Obama that they would not attempt to impeach him for his unconstitutional and illegal actions. Then they followed up on promising to treat him nice by passing spending legislation that gave him the money to implement all of the illegal and unconstitutional things he wanted to do. Damn them to hell!
Having done everything in their power to make nice with Obama and not make him mad or offend him, the Republicans are all over Trump for just making poorly phrased statements, the likes of which were never expressed toward Obama and the actual destructive things he has done and still plans to do in the months remaining in his administration.
To rephrase the above sentiments: Republicans have given a specific go-ahead to all of the destructive things Obama is doing, but are savagely critical of Trump for what he is saying. Consider this situation for a while and see if it doesn’t explain why Americans hold their Republican leaders in such low esteem if not actual contempt.