“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
I think a lot of Americans don't realize that every single president from George Washington to Barack Obama has had their fair share of critics during their tenure, even the ones history books call "perfect". Now that Republicans will have power in January with Donald Trump, many conservatives are calling for liberals to "stand down" and to "give him a chance". I remember Republicans asking Democrats "do you hate America?" every time they opposed George W. Bush. That was a elementary-school level of "debate" and very one-dimensional. If only they listened about the Iraq War, and the economic policies that caused the Great Recession.
While Trump technically isn't president yet, he's made his picks for his cabinet (or should I say liquor cabinet?) and still continues to rant like some kind of basement-dwelling troll at anyone who attempts to criticize him or make fun of him. Obama and George W. Bush got called every name in the book, but even though I didn't like Bush Jr. I wills say both men took their criticism with a lot of class. Even if Donald Trump flip-flops on what he believes politically again (he's claimed to be part of both parties and independent during different years) that ego of his is scary and he doesn't seem like he can control himself under pressure.