Should I be grateful that the President-elect is trying so hard to make political correctness great again by urging Republicans–twice in one day–to “be careful.” Being careful has been so not-Trump-brand, but that was then. Now is all Trumpcare, all the time. Thus does caution–and what is political correctness, after all is said and done, but prudence and caution–weasel its way into the calculations of the manly and strong new sheriff in town. Not necessarily sad, but true. Parenthetically, the Democrats’ signage needs work: “Make America Sick Again” needs “DON’T LET TRUMP” in big red letters before “make,” for starters. But that is a sideshow. Everybody knows that Trump owns American health care and the American economy and the American military in two weeks. Setting aside GOP hype and cherry-picking and distortion, most people know full well that Trump is not inheriting anything like the kind of crisis Obama did eight years ago. So Trump and McConnell and Ryan have a luxury Obama didn’t: they can repeal and nullify a whole lot of Obama’s horrible/feckless/foreign/takers over makers/pro-linecutters/failed/not-Trumpy-great legacy, or they can wise up and slow walk the hard stuff. Many people will say that that kind of squishiness would give the last laugh to political correctness. As Trump might say, “that’s called life.”
But if Trump says “be careful” twice in a row, the good news may be that he might not blow us all up for a while.