I am a conservative, but no idiot. I see Trump exactly as you describe and a whole lot of conservatives as blinded by their giddiness at the idea of tit for tat in executive power. Trump will be more dangerous for our republic than President Obama ever could have been, if only due to Trump’s long tentacles into the business and political arenas. He will call in owed markers, and it’s anyone’s bet which side of the ideological spectrum will be the winner once he has the Presidency in his grasp. American politics used to energize me, but lately I just feel depressed from witnessing its decline into a morass of stupidity.