Stay out of Ethics Zugswang.
The Democratic Party has made a decision that its core supporters would rather have it throw a tantrum and embarrass itself than act like a responsible governing entity.
We simply have to banish this insane—no, that is not too strong a word—preference for badly planned and executed action with good intentions over responsible inaction in the absence of a competent plan.
Present Jack is strongly leaning toward joining the 2004 and 2013 Jacks in concluding that 2012 Jack was wrong.
What is the mature, reasonable, patriotic, civilly responsible response after people who we are supposed to trust proposed doing something expensive, risky and foolish, were told that it was expensive, risky and foolish and why, not only ignored the counter-arguments but ridiculed them, used unethical tactics, including lies, to get the program approved, completely botched it one it was approved, and now resolutely refuse to admit they were wrong?