A couple weeks ago I was having dinner with a couple of guys who fear and despise Trump. I told them that all the marches in the streets were not going to affect Trump's behavior one bit, though it will affect the behavior of the Congress when (and if, given the new Imperial presidency, copyright Bush and Obama) they are called on to ratify some of Trump's actions. I told them that the biggest check on Trump, at least in the near term on issues like immigration, was going to be American corporations. As much as the Left may not like corporations, businesses need trade and immigration and free international travel to function in the global economy and they are not going to be happy about all of Trump's planned restrictions (you could see echoes of that last night in a number of the Superbowl commercials).
So of course the Left gears up a #DeleteUber campaign because Uber didn't participate in a taxi strike at JFK protesting Trump's immigration order. Essentially, protesters who are mad at Trump for restricting travel are mad at Uber for, uh, not restricting travel. In the end, all the #DeleteUber folks did was force the Uber CEO to quit Trump's advisory counsel. Congratulations Left, you managed to remove a likely voice of reason from inside the White House.
I would happily join up with the Left in opposition to a lot of Trump's actions if I wasn't so absolutely horrified at their tactics. There is no reason, no thoughtfulness at all. Even the media participates in this dumbing down by simply refusing to making issues clear (e.g. continuing to call the 90-day visa timeout from 7 countries a "muslim ban"). And the first person from the Left who I hear criticize the anti-free-speech violence at Berkeley will be the first.
Update: 97 tech firms team up against Trump's immigration ban. The problem with this approach is that I am not sure the "immigration ban", which is in fact a 90-day pause in issuing visas to folks from 7 countries, is actually illegal under current law and precedent. Obama did something similar with Iraq at one point. But I am happy to see them taking a shot at it -- in my mind a single person should not have this much power. By the way, Amazon and Tesla did not sign, in part because their leaders still sit on Trump's advisory board. The latter strikes me as a reasonable strategy, but I wonder how long the Left will allow them to remain inside the tent.