David, I am almost in complete agreement with your original post to which Natalie responded.
Ken Creary

But Ken, the core value of huge numbers of conservatives is a healthy fear of poorly regulated government power and executive overreach, and it’s been their mantra for decades. What’s disconcerting is that while mr Obama had a lot of good ideas, he repeatedly and egriously overstepped the bounds of executive authority and the constitution and no one on the left was willing to call him on it. It’s actually led to the rise of the tea party. Worse, allowing obama to do those things set precedents Trump and future presidents will follow. Where was the the left while that was happening?