The left is up at arms over the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw President Obama’s administrative guidance requiring local school districts to let kids use the bathrooms, locker rooms, etc., corresponding to their gender identity, as opposed to their actual physical gender. Of course, the left has only itself, and the Obama administration, to blame for the ability of the Trump administration to get rid of these so-called rules so easily.
The Trump administration couldn’t have done this if President Obama had gotten Congress to pass a law on the subject. Or if it had even followed the federal Administrative Procedure Act and adopted formal regulations. It would have taken more time and been more work, but if the Obama administration had done it that way, the Trump Administration would not have been able to drop the rules with the stroke of a pen.
The problem with President Obama’s “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone”-strategy is that his successor has a pen and a phone, too.