This is a decent essay, although I was lost on the double standards argument as an Obama supporter. I have many friends who still don’t trust the CIA for instance (and I argue with them), but the intelligence community consensus is far more overwhelming than say Iraq WMDs. And this line by the author is full of contradictions, “Suddenly you care about the president getting his daily intelligence briefing. Suddenly it’s patriotic to oppose the president. You didn’t see it that way when it was Obama. And they are right. Obama was given a pass for all this.”
The comparison is apples and oranges (or orange faces). Obama won the election outright (twice) with integrity, got the popular vote, acted presidential, was legitimately born in the USA and managed not to Tweet crybaby retorts (he went high, others went low), and took his intelligence briefings like every other president-elect. Essentially, it’s not hypocritical to form strong opposition against someone who lost the popular majority by 3 million votes and it could easily be said to have only won the electoral college because of foreign interference bolstered by the un-patriotic “what’s the big deal” stance by Trump supporters now, as reported in The NY Times today. Trump could tell a gymnasium full of 5-year-olds on live TV that there’s no Santa, Tweet the whole country he has a mistress and an illegitimate love child, and invade a foreign country and his fans wouldn’t blink.